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Dental Implants vs Dentures: What’s The Best Choice?

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of dental implants vs. dentures vs. implant-supported dentures vs. dental bridges? It can be challenging and stressful to decide what is best for you in the long run when there are so many options available. Not to mention, the emotion that comes with missing teeth can cloud your judgment and make the decision more challenging yet. Replacing Your Teeth is Important Many of us feel that replacing missing teeth is important for aesthetics, but there are other reasons to replace your missing teeth, too. Replacing your missing teeth will allow you to [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Dental Implants|

Choose a Neuromuscular Dentist for Cosmetic Dentistry

Different types of dentistry have different focuses. is concerned with your overall oral health. A general dentist will study, diagnose, treat, and offer prevention solutions for diseases and conditions in your mouth. concentrates on how your teeth and gums look and provide treatments to resolve things like discolored teeth, crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, missing teeth, and decaying teeth. at your mouth as an interconnected system. Taking into consideration how your teeth, muscles, and joints work together to form a functional and painless bite. A neuromuscular dentist can treat problems that arise when your [...]

By |December 28th, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ Treatment|

Dental Crown Questions Answered

Many of us have heard of , but you may not know exactly what they are, why they might be needed, how they work, or what the procedure to get a dental crown will look like. Dental crowns have been used for a long time. The oldest known crown can be dated back 4,000 years. Back then, crowns were usually made of gold—and they still can be today—but it’s important to know that dental crowns have come a long way since then in terms of durability, likeness to your other teeth, the ways they’re used, and the procedure [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|

Experts Chime In: Gum Disease Is A Major Factor For 5 Serious Health Conditions

Gum disease affects close to 50% of U.S. adults. The condition occurs when plaque builds up and hardens along your gumline. If left untreated, it leads to tooth loss and in some cases, more complicated health issues. Signs and Symptoms Many dental patients don’t realize they have {{{{link id='335' text='gum disease'}}}} until it is too late. It’s important to watch for signs of this condition, in order to treat it promptly. Gingivitis is one of the initial stages. Your gums will be swollen and bleed easily, you may also have tooth sensitivity. It’s a good idea to [...]

By |November 3rd, 2021|Categories: General Dentistry|

Dreaming Of A Straighter Smile? The Top 5 Benefits Of Invisalign!

Are you hiding your smile because of crooked teeth? Perhaps, it’s time to think about orthodontics to help address the issue! Many adults tend to shy away from the idea of braces. However, in this day and age, there are far brackets. Invisalign uses plastic aligners to gently shift your teeth. It’s an innovative option to straighten your smile. What Is Invisalign? This treatment works by repositioning your teeth with a series of aligners. These are like retainers. Each one places a small amount of pressure to gradually progress your teeth from one tray to the [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Invisalign|

What You Can Learn from Elephant Teeth

Elephants are remarkable creatures. The largest living land animals are intelligent animals who can show understanding, compassion, and even creativity. Their teeth are no less remarkable, especially in comparison to human teeth. Learn how elephant teeth and other animal teeth compare to human teeth. Elephant Tusks Are Teeth The most visible elephant teeth are their tusks, which grow out on either side of their trunk. , elephant tusks are essentially structured just like your teeth, only larger. Asian elephants may be without tusks, and about 50% of Asian elephants develop what are known as “tushes,” or tusks [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|

Thinking About Dental Implants? Here Are The Top 5 Major Benefits

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth, which is causing you stress? Nowadays, many are choosing as an option for tooth replacement. Why Missing Teeth Need To Be Replaced A missing tooth (or teeth) affects your smile. However, it can also affect your oral health. In fact, tooth loss promotes bone loss, or resorption, at the site. This weakens your jaw. Surrounding teeth shift or float into the space, as well. This can increase the chances of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ), which causes pain in the jaw and other discomforting symptoms. Tooth loss can also [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Categories: Dental Implants|

Invisalign FAQs Answered

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth? If so, Invisalign clear aligners might be the perfect solution for your needs. At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we help both . The system is discreet, convenient, comfortable, and highly effective. If you’re searching for orthodontic treatment in Spokane, Invisalign might be it! Before starting treatment, you might have some questions that need to be answered. Please read through answers to the top questions we receive from patients. If any of your questions haven’t been answered, do not hesitate to contact our dental office at for more information. [...]

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Invisalign|

Habits That Improve Your Oral and Overall Health

Did you know certain daily habits can affect both your oral and overall health? For instance, you probably know that you shouldn’t eat candy and sweets all day every day or you will end up with a cavity. At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we want our patients to be as healthy as possible, and to accomplish this, we believe everyone should know about the strong connection between oral and overall health. 1. Brushing and Flossing Regularly One of the daily habits that have a huge impact on both your oral and overall health is brushing and flossing regularly. Brushing and [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: General Dentistry|

TMJ and Chronic Pain – Are They Related?

Chronic pain is a phenomenon that has become a part of the lives of many Americans. Chronic pain is widely found in women, especially those who are older, but the condition can affect anyone at any given time. Additionally, chronic pain is a broad condition and often gets disregarded and improperly treated (if treated at all). The problem lies within the fact that chronic pain can be caused by all sorts of underlying diseases and disorders that often go undetected. Top Causes of Chronic Pain Chronic pain affects 42 to 50 million Americans according to the American Pain Foundation. [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: TMJ Treatment|