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Christopher J. Cowell, DMD Blog

4 Reasons to Add Dental Implants to Dentures

December 12, 2022

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Implant denture for upper teethDentures have been the go-to solution to treat tooth loss for generations because they are affordable and effective. Advancements over the years have made them look and feel more natural, but they still have their limitations. Adding dental implants to a denture can give you the next best thing to your real teeth. Although implant dentures cost more, they are worth every penny. Here are 4 ways adding dental implants can make a difference in your life.


A Guide to Thanksgiving Foods That Can Stain Your Teeth

November 28, 2022

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A slice of cherry pie on a dining room table.

Thanksgiving dinner is one of the highlights of the year. It’s an opportunity to indulge in delicious food, or to show off that secret recipe you’ve been working on. That said, you probably don’t want to end up with a yellow smile after the holidays are over. Unfortunately, many popular Thanksgiving foods can discolor your teeth. That shouldn’t stop you from enjoying them, but knowing what they are can make a difference in whether you need teeth whitening when December rolls around. Here’s a guide to Thanksgiving foods that can stain your teeth.


Why Dental Insurance is Worth Paying For

November 11, 2022

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Dental insurance form on a tablet on a desk

If you pay a premium every month for dental insurance, you might sometimes wonder whether your plan is worth the cost. The short answer is yes, it is – so long as you’re taking full advantage of the benefits that it has to offer! It’s important to be fully aware of how your dental insurance works as well as the advantages it provides. Read on to learn more about the true value of dental insurance.


4 Reasons You Should Visit Your Dentist If You Have a Full Denture

October 3, 2022

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Patient at the dentist after receiving a full denture

Dentures are among the most common solutions for patients with missing teeth—but for some odd reason, there are those out there who believe they’re exempt from routine dental visits after receiving them. But this could not be further from the truth! Keep reading to learn about four reasons why visiting the dentist after receiving a full denture is more important than ever before.


Tips for the Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

September 17, 2022

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A patient who wants to transition from dentures

So, let’s say you’ve been wearing dentures for several years now. In that time, the prosthetics have given you tangible benefits — including your restored smile! Recently, though, you decided to make the transition from dentures to dental implants. Did you know you can make that switch go more smoothly? By following the right tips, you can adjust to implants more quickly than you would otherwise. To learn more, here’s a summary of three implant-to-denture transition tips from your Deland dentist.


The 3 Implant Types, Explained!

September 15, 2022

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A single type implant, one of the types of dental implants

To fix the gaps in your smile, you may want to consider dental implants. This restoration treatment would give you artificial teeth to replace those you lost! That said, there’s more than one type of implant. Each one is suited for unique patients with unique dental needs. Therefore, you’ll need to learn their differences to know which is best for you. Luckily, your Deland dentist is here to help. Read on to learn the three major types of dental implants, as well as whether you qualify for one of them.


Partial Denture or Dental Bridge: Which Should You Get?

August 20, 2022

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Man confused by the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges

When replacing multiple teeth, dentists have various options you can choose. Your best bet, though, is to either get a partial denture or dental bridge. These two procedures are excellent at restoring even the most broken smiles. However, you may not know which to pick. After all, what’s the difference between partial dentures and dental bridges? Luckily, your Deland dentist is here to answer that question. Read on to learn the strengths and weaknesses of these restorations, as well as which is right for you.


Will a Dental Crown Treatment Hurt?

July 14, 2022

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Close-up of a dental crown

So, let’s say you’ve just wrapped up your latest dental checkup. The dental team recommends getting a dental crown as part of its final assessment. Do you feel a bit anxious or scared about treatment? Given the bad rap around the crowning process, it’d be normal if you did. Well, your Deland dentist can reassure you that there’s nothing to fear. Getting a dental crown won’t hurt at all! As proof, here’s a summary of how the treatment feels and care tips for your new prosthetic.


How Does Your Dentist Color Match Your Dental Crown?

July 4, 2022

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man smiling in mirror

Your dentist told you it would look natural, but when you first saw your dental crown in place, you still couldn’t help being a bit surprised at how well it blended with your real teeth. How did they deliver such a great result for you? With the advanced techniques utilized for modern dental crowns, you receive a personalized restoration that mimics the shade of your natural tooth. It’s not by chance – it’s science. Keep reading for an easy-to-digest look at the process from your dentist in DeLand.


How Digital Impressions Help Make Better-Fitting Restorations

June 3, 2022

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Image of a dental crown being placed.

If you’ve ever had impressions of your teeth taken by your dentist, then you know all about how uncomfortable and messy this process can be! Biting down on that disgusting, gooey material and waiting for it to harden isn’t very fun. However, advances in technology have given dentists access to better ways of doing this, and without the mess. These digital impression systems can ultimately lead to a higher quality and better-fitting restoration, too! Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about digital impressions and their benefits.

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