HIC Dental-Implant & Family Dentistry

Why You Won’t Regret That Root Canal

June 26, 2024

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Regret comes in many forms. From the nagging guilt of buyer’s remorse to that feeling you get when the alarm goes off after staying up too late the night before, sometimes we make hasty decisions or simply don’t think the action was worth the consequences. But one thing most people don’t end up regretting is a root canal

The name root canal has long conjured feelings of fear thanks to old Hollywood tropes and anecdotes told back before advances in modern dentistry. But the truth is, today’s root canals are nothing to be afraid of. In fact, 87 percent of those who get them say they’re glad they did. Here’s why you won’t regret getting that root canal, either!


Not a Good Sign: What to Do When Your Dental Implant Feels Loose

April 11, 2024

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A dentist explaining how dental implants work with a model

You can trust dental implants as the ideal solution to tooth loss. After all, their long-term success rate stands at over 95%! Still, even these restorations don’t always work as they should. Patients may notice their implants loosen (or even fail) over time. You’ll want to take appropriate action if that should happen. As for the details of this proper response, let your San Antonio dentist explain. Read on to learn what to do when your dental implant feels loose.


Is Getting a Dental Crown Uncomfortable?

March 13, 2024

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Dental crowns are used to restore teeth to their original size and function after infection, injury, or dental procedures such as root canals, and they can even be used to reshape teeth that are small, stubby, or misshapen. Placing a dental crown is a common and safe procedure, but it’s understandable that you might have concerns about what kind of discomfort you can expect if you’ve never received one before. Here’s a quick overview of what it feels like to get a dental crown and how you can keep the recovery period as comfortable as possible.


Making Out When Your Teeth Are Make-Believe: Kissing with Dentures

February 13, 2024

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many of us have butterflies in our stomachs while we stress about that big date we have coming up. Valentine’s Day usually involves exchanging a kiss or two, and you may be worrying about how you can kiss if you wear dentures. The good news is that there should be no problem with kissing with dentures as long as they are in good shape! Here’s a brief guide to keeping your false teeth in great shape for those magical moments.


Exploring the Evolution of Dentures

January 11, 2024

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Close up of older woman’s mouthModern dentures look and feel more realistic than ever before, thanks to new technologies and materials. However, dentures didn’t always have a great reputation. Believe it or not, dentures have evolved significantly over the years. Here are just a few ways dentures have changed to provide the amazing results of current dental prosthetics.


Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers: Which Is Better?

October 1, 2023

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Close-up of woman’s smile with perfect teeth

Dental veneers are one of the fastest and most reliable ways to enhance the appearance of teeth. But did you know that veneers can be made out of different materials? Usually, they are constructed out of porcelain. In some cases, though, composite resin is used. Which option is better? Your dentist can help you choose the one that is best for you. In the meantime, read this blog post to discover some of the pros and cons of each.


Busting the Most Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

September 13, 2023

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Many people would like to improve the way their smiles look, and cosmetic dentistry has ways to help beautify almost anyone’s teeth. Unfortunately, there are some misconceptions circulating that might dissuade people from getting treatments that could really help their smile’s appearance and quality of life. Read on to learn why some ideas about cosmetic dentistry are not quite accurate along with the truths behind them.


Teeth Whitening: A Great Gift Idea or the Best Gift Idea?

August 11, 2023

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Smiling woman

Whether it’s for graduations, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or just the joy of surprising someone, gift-giving is fun. While a new kitchen gadget or novelty shirt might be a nice gesture, gifts all too often wind up sitting around unused. If you’re planning on giving someone a gift, why not give them the gift that keeps on giving with teeth whitening? A shiny, beautiful smile can give someone the confidence they need to meet the world with their best face forward. Read on to learn more about why teeth whitening might be the best gift you can give.


How to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

July 12, 2023

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Close up of woman’s lipsSummer is here! This means you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors soaking up the sun and warmer temperatures. You’ll take precautions to prevent sunburns and dry skin, but what about your lips? The soft tissues are exposed to heat, dry air, and harmful UVB rays every time you step outside. If you aren’t careful, chapped or cracked lips can stop you from smiling or feeling your best. Here’s how to protect your lips during summer.


What to Expect When Recovering from a Bone Graft for Dental Implants

July 5, 2023

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Your dentist might tell you that you need bone grafts before you can get dental implants. Bone grafting restores any bone density that may have been lost after your teeth came out. This helps ensure that the jaw is able to join with and support dental implants. It will take some time for your mouth and jaw to completely recover after a dental bone graft; after all, it’s important to know what to expect during the healing process so that you can be sure that it all goes as planned. The following post explains everything you need to know about bone graft recovery.

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