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Dental Truths and Myths: Dental X-rays Are Unnecessary

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myth:vg3-side

“Dental X-Rays are unnecessary and even dangerous.”

There have been more technological advances in the field of dentistry than in any other branch of medicine.

This technology in the dental world is making everything easier to diagnose and to explain that diagnosis to the patient.  Additionally, this technology provides patients with the greatest comfort as well as a pain free dental experience.

Today’s Dental CAT scans have the least amount of radiation of any Cone-Beam Computed Tomography.

The dose from a single-jaw dental CT scan is about the same as the dose a patient might receive walking to their car on a sunny Texas day.

Technology for those “unseen” spaces

Dental X-Rays are so important because when we look into our mouths, only a small portion of the surface area of our teeth and gums is visible.newtom32

The unseen surface area of our teeth and the inside of our gum pockets may actually be greater than the visible surfaces, depending on how bad the pockets are. These pockets, or spaces between the gum and teeth can range from 1/16’’ deep to over ½’’ deep, all the way around the tooth. If we added up the surface area of the unseen germ world, it would be about the size of the palm of our hand. Imagine having an infected area that big for a lifetime and not doing anything about it! Yet most people don’t even realize this hidden germ world exists.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the latest dental technology that allows him and his team to see things that normally go undetected. Using the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan Dr. Korenman is able to obtain limitless, 3D views including between the teeth, under the gums, in the bones and even nerve canals and sinuses can be seen. This allows Dr. K to completely diagnose and provide full treatment options.

Patients are able to clearly see for themselves, visible, existing physical conditions.

We invite you to call Loveable Smiles for your dental CAT scan and Total Health Dental appointment at 972-231-0585

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Are Your Dentures Making You Miserable? Learn more about implant supported dentures

Your dentures are uncomfortable.denture-pain

They just float around on your gum tissue.

Unfortunately, denture adhesives quite often don’t work as well as their commercials claim.

Your mouth is literally crippled because you can’t eat!

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson explains that the mouth really isn’t built to support dentures.

 

However, there is hope.

Dr. Korenman can support those dentures with implants to give them something solid to hold onto and they simply snap into place.

Dental implants supporting your dentures won’t pinch your gums or slip around.

How many implants does it take to support dentures?supported-dentures1

Bone is what holds the implant in place and the greater number of implants gives more security.

If someone has enough bone structure, we can implant 4 – 6.

In some cases, patients have lost their jaw bone structure due to gum disease.

The good news is that even if we can use only two implants, that can enough to anchor the denture and give patients a huge improvement in life.

Benefits of Implants Supported Dentures

With adequate bone structure we can place enough implants so that implant supported dentures will not require a palate so you get your taste back!

Additionally, you’ll be able to feel hot and cold drinks again.

Dental Implants are the best thing to happen in dentistry!

Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!11002620_861074030601651_865004048774769856_n

Please call our office for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for dental implants. 972-231-0585

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of the NewTom VG3 Dental CAT-scan which allows him to view an anatomically accurate 3D image of the patient.  This helps him to determine if there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.

With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want, and where you want. Your facial muscle tone will be restored. You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile. You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation,

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Dental Truths and Myths: Dentures run in my family & It’s just normal aging to lose teeth

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myths:family photo

“Dentures run in my family.” & “It’s just normal aging to lose teeth.”

The reality is that your teeth are designed to last a lifetime. They are called “Permanent teeth” for just that reason!

So many patients think it’s just a matter of old age to lose all your teeth. (Dr. K thought this himself until he learned otherwise in dental school; all of his grandparents had dentures!)

Part of the problem with this Myth is that dentists themselves do not appreciate that many people think it is part of the natural aging process and neglect to tell them the facts!

The good news is that Dr. Korenman and his team can help you achieve Optimal Dental Health to help prevent you from ever losing a tooth and/or needing dentures.

What is optimal dental health?

Here at Loveable Smiles, we will find the underlying cause of your dental problem and will eliminate it to prevent future issues.  We won’t simple “patch” the problem, but will take the time to solve it so the problem doesn’t keep recurring.

Total Health Dentistry

Charles Mayo of the Mayo clinic was right when he said more than 100 years ago, “You will live another 10 years if your teeth and gums are healthy.”The-link-between-your-gums-and-systemic-conditions

We pride ourselves on educating our clients about the connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.  At the start of each dental appointment we take our patients’ blood pressure.  Additionally, we check all our patients for gum disease (which is mostly painless and affects 80% of people).

It’s called the “Mouth-Body Connection,” and it means that poor dental health can severely deteriorate your body, especially your heart, lungs and all the body’s systems. It can also lead to a host to other conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and even some Cancers.

 

Since your dentist is the only physician who checks you from the neck up, if he finds that you have inflammation in your mouth, it’s highly probable you have inflammation in your body and he can recommend that you visit your cardiologist or internist.

 

So, if you think dentures run in your family and it’s just a normal part of the aging process to lose teeth, we encourage you to call our office for your Total Health Dental Care appointment. 972-231-0585

If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, we want you to know that we never scold people as we understand the reasons many people stay away. We want to help people and are very happy to be chosen for their dental needs. We simply want to help you avoid more problems in the future and want to help you attain a level of dental health that is so high that the only treatment that should be required for many years is the maintenance of that level of health with properly-scheduled future visits to prevent problems from recurring.  We look forward to seeing you! 972-231-0585

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Dental Truths and Myths: A missing tooth doesn’t need to be replaced as it doesn’t show and I can still chew

Quite often Dr. Korenman hears the following and very common dental myth:

“I don’t need to replace my missing tooth. It doesn’t show and I can still chew.”man missing tooth

The reality is that a missing tooth has a dangerous domino effect in your mouth.

When natural teeth are lost the damage goes well below the surface of the gums.

  • The bone that once supported and surrounded those roots starts to deteriorate immediately and painlessly.
  • All the other teeth start to shift which causes the bite to become out of balance which leads to damage to the teeth, muscles and joints.
  • The opposing teeth begin to shift into the gap causing more bite pressure imbalance and damage .
  • The teeth on either side of a missing tooth will start to lean into that gap.
  • When teeth don’t line up correctly they don’t have the proper stress distributions, so they are getting overworked and over-stressed.

The bad news is that you don’t feel this domino effect.  Unfortunately, over time this misalignment can make it difficult to keep your teeth clean which can contribute to cavities and gum disease.

Imagine a brick archway. photo brick archway

If you take a brick out of an archway and come back in a year, you won’t be able to put that brick back in its place because everything has settled a bit.

Perhaps the archway hasn’t fallen down, but it’s certainly not going to last as long as the arch with all the bricks in place.

When you have multiple missing teeth, bone resorption (shrinkage) occurs which causes the face to collapse. These changes can become so severe that they make the person look many years older than they actually are.

An estimated 30 million American adults live with one or more missing teeth. (That’s one out of every 4 drivers on the road.)

 

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles can help with dental implants and other methods of tooth replacement.

 

The advancements in dental implants over the years are life changing. Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing!

 

With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want, and where you want. Your facial muscle tone will be restored. You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile. You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Mid-Year Dental Resolution Update – To feel better about your smile

You are happy person.  You have many blessings in your life.  However, you may feel self conscious about smiling for any number of reasons: stained, cracked, broken, decayed, worn or missing teeth.

A smile is worth a thousand words… but when your teeth are not healthy, it can really affect your self-image.better health starts here

It’s now July and the year is half over. If you made a resolution in January to take care of your health the good news is that there is still time to have a healthy and confident smile by the end of the year.

How?

With either Dental Implants or Invisalign.

Dental Implants

Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing! Replacing missing or damaged teeth can reconnect with you with the real you and can also greatly improve your general and oral health.

With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want, and where you want. Your facial muscle tone will be restored. You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile. You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.

Since some dental implants take 0 time to heal, we encourage you to call our office today for a consultation. 972-231-0585

Invisalign

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson provides Invisalign - The modern approach to straightening teeth without metal brackets or wires. Misalignment of teeth is the most undiagnosed reason of many health issues including headaches and discomfort with chewing or biting.

Invisalign can provide you with the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

Together we can make 2015 your best year ever!

Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson. 972-231-0585

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Shame & Toothlessness: Find help in Richardson at Loveable Smiles

cover mouthPoor oral health is generally associated with shame and guilt.

Can you relate to any of these terms?

Desperate

Anxious

Disgusted

Turn Away

Can you relate to any of these people and their shame?

  • A Grandmother who is desperate about her ill-fitting dentures and anxious about being exposed as toothless.
  • She loved to treat her extended family to a grand Sunday feast but never joined them at the table.
  • A man who knew people were disgusted by the condition of his mouth, and how they were reluctant to look him in the face.
  • Another man whose smile made people recoil with disgusted looks on their faces and turn away.

Dr. Korenman wants you to know that you are not alone and there is no reason for you to suffer any longer.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson has helped hundreds of patients who have felt this same shame and embarrassment due to ill fitting dentures or missing teeth.

Learn how your life can change for the better by bringing back your sparkle and confidence. Click here to learn about the life changing benefits of dental implants on our website.

Please call 972-231-0585 for your complimentary consultation.

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7 Signs you are a good candidate for Dental Implants

Simply stated, dental implants reconnect people with what they’ve lost. Youth. Self-esteem. Confidence. Function. Happiness. The joy of kissing! Replacing missing or damaged teeth can reconnect with you with the real you and can also greatly improve your general and oral health.

Are you a good candidate for Dental Implants?

  1. Have you lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason?
  2. Do you want to improve your appearance?
  3. Do you want to brush your teeth once again without having to deal with the embarrassment of removing your teeth?
  4. Do you want to return to the comfort and function associated with natural teeth?
  5. Is your diet restricted to softer food items?
  6. Do you want to speak without difficulty?
  7. Do you think twice before smiling?

30 million Americans have missing teeth. That’s one out of every four drivers on the road. If you have missing teeth due to injury, disease, or decay, dental implants may be a wonderful solution. And thanks to the advancements in dentistry techniques and technology, virtually anyone can be a candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of a dental CAT-scan x-ray machine that provides 3-D information including whether there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.

Learn more.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Top 10 Benefits of Dental Implants

As famous English playwright William Shakespeare wrote more than 500 years ago, “For there was never yet a philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.”
~William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothingdental-implant graphic
There are few things in life as exasperating as a toothache… Except, perhaps, a missing tooth.
Let’s face it – a missing tooth can not only mar your looks but can also cause considerable difficulties eating, besides other assorted health effects.
Dental Implants are an ultra-secure tooth replacement solution that Dr. Korenman offers in our Richardson practice. Dental implants are titanium roots placed directly into the bone of the jaw to restore missing teeth. If you are missing teeth, dental implants will restore lost oral function and aesthetics, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Here are the Top 10 Benefits for Choosing Dental Implants
1. An ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
2. Dental implants improve your appearance.
3. They are permanently fixed in the mouth; so you may brush your teeth once again without having to deal with the embarrassment of removing your teeth.
4. Allows you to return to the comfort and function associated with natural teeth.
5. Eating is no longer restricted to softer food items; you can chew freely.
6. Eating harder foods like apples poses no problem at all. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more fibrous and nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health and well-being.
7. Dental implants can be brushed and flossed just like regular teeth.
8. They help you speak without difficulty.
9. You no longer need to think twice before smiling.
10. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.

Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of a dental CAT-scan x-ray machine that provides 3-D information including whether there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.

For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Dental Implants: Getting back what you have lost!

When natural teeth fall or are lost the damage goes well below the surface of the gums.dental implant before after face structure
The bone that once supported and surrounded those roots starts to deteriorate painlessly.
When bone resorption occurs, it causes the face to collapse. These changes can become so severe they make the person look many years older than they actually are.
The more missing teeth, the quicker and more severe the bone loss. For those missing all or most of their natural teeth, bone loss can become so severe within just a few years it can become difficult to wear removable devices such as partials and dentures. There is simply little bone left to support them.
That’s why it’s so vital to replace the tooth root with a dental implant which becomes integrated in the bone, and thus, preserves it. The bone forms a bond to the implants which then function as natural tooth roots – providing a solid and permanent foundation for biting and chewing.
Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles has invested in the advanced technology of a dental CAT-scan x-ray machine that provides 3-D information including whether there is enough bone for long-term function and stability, the location of nerves, and sinuses and helps determine if implants can be placed safely and predictably.
With the advances in implant dentistry now available from Loveable Smiles, you can soon be eating what you want, when you want, and where you want.

  • Your facial muscle tone will be restored.
  • You’ll put 20 years of life back in your smile.
  • You’ll regain the self-confidence and quality of life you lost when you lost your teeth.
    For more information, please call Loveable Smiles in Richardson at (972) 231-0585 and schedule a complimentary consultation.
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