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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Prettau Implant Bridge

The Prettau Implant Bridge is the most advanced implant bridge on the market. Unlike other plastic or acrylic options, the Prettau is made of Zirconia, one of the strongest materials in dentistry today, so it won’t crack, chip or stain. In fact, it is actually a metal found on the periodic table of elements. It, however, does not have the appearance of most metals and can be made to look like natural teeth and gum tissue.
If you are missing teeth, have poor teeth with continual problems experiencing bad odors from ill-fitting dentures, this is the ideal restoration. The Prettau Implant Bridge has so much to offer, and can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life, happiness, and self-esteem. The Prettau is a permanent, all on 4, implant bridge that will last a lifetime! This Prettau is professionally milled to compliment your smile and facial structure. The detail in the craftsmanship of each Prettau is unsurpassed, nothing on the market comes close to the durability and styling of the Prettau Implant Bridge.
This restoration is not only very strong, durable, and won’t chip, but also offers superior aesthetics. It is fixed (not removable) to dental implants placed into the jaw, offering stability and function similar to natural teeth. At Davis Dental, we are continually committed to offering our patients the latest and best dentistry available on the market. Not only do we restore the patient’s smile with the Prettau Implant Bridge here at Davis Dental, but we are able to perform the surgical portion (implant placement, bone grafting, and sedation) as well. The entire procedure is done from start to finish at our office, maintaining consistency from the treatment plan, to the surgery, and to the final prosthesis, ensuring the most consistent and excellent outcome.
Change your life forever! If you’re unhappy with your smile, The Prettau is the solution! Regain the freedom to eat what you want and smile with confidence!
For more information on the Prettau Implant Bridge, contact Davis Dental (801)292-5812
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Ways to Help You Overcome Your Dental Anxiety

Do you get extremely nervous before you make a visit to your dentist? You're not alone! Many patients tell us every day that they hate coming to the dentist. But what if I told you there were simple ways to cope with your fear? Guess what?! There is! Here are 5 simple ways you can make going to the dentist a little less stressful. 

  1. Don't be afraid to tell your doctor how you feel. They will be glad to do whatever they can to make your visit more comfortable. 
  2. Do you like to know exactly what is going on? Let your dentist know! Ask them to explain each part of the procedure so you are never taken by surprise. Some people prefer to not know anything that is happening because it makes them more nervous. What ever you prefer, make sure you let your doctor know. 
  3. Deep breathing can be very beneficial for patients with anxiety. Essential oils applied prior to your appointment can also help you relax. Some patients even enjoy a combination of deep breathing exercises and essential oils because not only does it help you relax, it can actually be therapeutic. 
  4. Do you hate the sound of the drill? Trust us, most patients do, and we understand. Bring a pair of headphones and your favorite music to help drown out the high pitched noise. 
  5. Establish a stop signal. It can be a simple raise of the hand, or a thumbs down to let your doctor know you need them to stop right away. It doesn't have to be a pain signal, it can just mean that you need a rinse or that you simply need a break to breathe and relax. 

These are just a few ways to help you relax before and during your dental procedure. If these methods do not work for you, there are always sedation methods that may be the best option for you. Visit your dentist to establish the best route of treatment for you. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Davis and his team, contact us at (801) 292-5812

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ten Things To Consider Before Purchasing Dental Insurance

Are you looking into purchasing a dental benefits/insurance plan? Here is a list of things to consider before you do. 

1. Will you be able to continue seeing your current dentist? 
If you have a dentist that you really like, you may want to look into an insurance plan that he or she participates with. If your dentist is not on that list, don't be afraid to ask why your dentist has chosen not to participate. They may have a very good reason. Don't let insurance companies fool you into thinking you can only see a dentist that is on their list. Several companies will help pay even if it is not with a participating doctor. 

2. Know what is covered in the plan you are researching. 
Many insurance companies do not cover certain procedures, especially when it comes to preventive treatment. Dental sealants and fluoride are not always covered. Both of these procedures could prevent future decay and save you money in the long run. 

3. Is the treatment you need determined by you and your dentist?
If you are having to choose dental treatment based on what your insurance plan will cover, you may not be receiving the treatment that is best for you. You and your dentist should be making the decision together on what treatment is ideal for your overall health. 

4. What type of dental care is covered?
Does the plan you are researching cover braces, bridges, crowns, or periodontal disease? What about major treatment such as; dentures, implants, or TMJ disorder? 

5. What is your coverage maximum?
Most dental plans cover on average a $1,000-$2,000 maximum per year. This small amount can be greatly diminished after one or two procedures depending on what type of treatment is needed. If you know you need more work than this amount allows, it may not be worth the premiums and remaining out of pocket expense to purchase a dental plan.

6. What if you need to see a specialist?
Some plans do not cover specialist visits leaving you with the entire cost out of your own pocket. 

7. Does the plan cover out of area emergencies?
Nothing is worse than having a toothache while you are trying to enjoy yourself on vacation. Does your dental insurance take care of these types of visits?

8. Does the insurance have a waiting period? 
If you are needing treatment immediately, you are likely going to have to wait 3 months for minor work such as fillings, and one year for major work like bridges and crowns. 

9. Does the plan have a pre-existing condition clause?
Some companies will not cover pre-existing conditions such as missing teeth. If you have a missing tooth that needs to be replaced with a bridge or an implant, many times insurance plans will not cover this treatment. 

10. Do you have an existing crown or bridge that needs to be replaced?
The majority of insurance plans will not pay for a bridge or crown that needs to be replaced if it has been under 5 years. Some companies won't help pay if it has been less than 7 years. 

It is important for you as a patient to consider all of these options before opting to purchase a dental insurance plan. 

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