Mini Implants vs. Full Implants

Most people know about dental implants. They are the best solution for a missing tooth or teeth, as, once in place, an implant behaves just like a natural tooth. Most people don’t know that there are also mini dental implants. At EMA Dental, we are asked about the difference between the two and when use […]

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Implant-Retained Dentures for Stability

At EMA Dental, we believe dental implants are far and away the best solution to replace missing or extensively damaged teeth. But in cases where the patient has lost the majority of his or her teeth, dentures are still a more affordable, easier path to take. However, if we combine the two, we can get […]

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Give Your Mouth a 2016 Smile Makeover

Are there things that you hate about your smile? Every morning as you’re getting ready for work, there they are. Well, what if you gave your smile a mulligan of sorts? What if you gave it a smile makeover from EMA? A smile makeover is the process of improving the appearance of your smile through […]

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Understanding Gingivitis Beyond the Ads

It’s a sign of how effective Listerine television advertising has been — everyone has heard the word gingivitis. That’s because those TV commercials always say that the mouthwash helps prevent gingivitis. It’s a great word to scare people into buying Listerine because it sounds ominous, scary. But if you asked anyone what gingivitis actually means, […]

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Dental Hygiene Care

Give Your Teeth the Aretha Treatment

You know you should brush for two minutes and floss every day. But you also know you should get new tires… And you should clean the gutters… And you should stain the deck… And stop eating bacon-wrapped pork rinds! Instead, you take your teeth for granted. You rarely floss, brush haphazardly, open bottles with your […]

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Fluoride Treatments

The Power of Fluoride

From getting fluoride trays at school when we were young to crazy John Birch Society members saying that fluoride in the water supply was a Communist conspiracy, everyone has heard of fluoride. And most people have an idea that the stuff if good for your teeth. Well, since we’re all about healthy teeth at EMA […]

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Dentures 101

Dentures have been around since the 7th century BC when the Etruscans in northern Italy made partial dentures out of human or animal teeth fastened together with gold bands. The Romans expanded on the practice. Wooden full dentures were invented in Japan in the early 16th century. Probably the most famous denture wearer was George […]

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Dental Crowns

Give That Cracked Tooth a Royal Treatment

Most people have heard of a crown, but they don’t really know what they are, beyond something Prince Harry will one day wear! At EMA Dental, we use crowns to repair teeth that are damaged and to anchor bridges onto adjacent healthy teeth. A crown is a cap placed over the part of the tooth […]

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Dental Bridge

Bridging the Gap

When you’re missing a tooth, you really have two options, a dental implant or a bridge. And, while at EMA Dental we believe implants are the best option, sometimes patients prefer to have a bridge. Some people think they can simply leave a missing tooth alone. After all, it’s just a single tooth, right? An […]

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Dental Implant

Implants, the Next Best Thing to Your Real Tooth

Sometimes a tooth cannot be saved. Maybe it has been damaged from a sports injury or other trauma. Maybe the decay in the tooth is just too involved to leave enough healthy tooth for a filling. Or maybe, the tooth has been damaged for too long and is dying. In these cases, extraction is necessary. […]

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