Mark J. Gordon, DDS

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are one of the most durable ways to replace missing teeth, but how long do dental implants last? Are they cost-effective? The short answer is that dental implants themselves can last a lifetime, but the crowns attached to them may need replacing at some point.

The longevity of dental implants makes them a surprisingly affordable alternative to dentures and bridges, which must be replaced periodically and can put a strain on healthy teeth and gums. These strong man-made natural root resembling replacements are cared for the same way you care for your natural teeth. There is no added expense for particular cleaning products and usually no additional time needed for oral hygiene care.

When comparing dental implants to other tooth replacement options, implants last longer, are stronger, and don’t interfere with eating whatever you like. The value of implant tooth replacements is undeniable, making them a worthwhile investment and comparable in price to other options that may not last as long.

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Can Sensitive Teeth Be Whitened?

Chances are you’ve thought about whitening your teeth to improve your smile. It is one of the easiest and most popular ways to enhance your smile. Its popularity isn’t surprising since it’s relatively inexpensive and well-tolerated by most people. However, if you have sensitive teeth, you are probably wary of teeth whitening because you’ve heard it can make your teeth more sensitive. Read the rest of this entry »

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

During the month of February, The American Dental Association celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance reinforces the importance of oral health in children as well as helps parents with tips to keep their child’s smile on track! Read the rest of this entry »

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How Proper Waste Disposal & Compliance Training Protects You and Our Team

In order to promote workplace safety and health and to make our staff more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, our office conducted our annual in-office workshop under the direction of Stericycle– a national compliance company that specializes in collecting and disposing of regulated substances along with providing staff education and training services.

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Patient Safety During COVID-19

It is reassuring to know a large percentage of our community now has access to and is receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. This gives us a sense of reassurance that our health and welfare are protected. Notwithstanding, our office will continue to provide the highest level of infection control procedures.

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