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How May Red Wine Benefit Your Teeth?

WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

How May Red Wine Benefit Your Teeth?

You don’t need to fear a wine-stained smile, if you follow a few simple rules.


This #wellnesswednesday we’re chatting about the health benefits red wine can have on your teeth. What?

According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, red-wine antioxidants prevent plaque-causing bacteria from sticking to gum tissue.

Resveratrol’s ability to reduce the amount of gingivitis-related bacteria up to 60 percent may play a key role, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Periodontology.

White wine’s typically-higher-than-red’s acidity can break down the enamel that leave your teeth more vulnerable, because tooth enamel is most susceptible to acid, the highest concentration being found in lemon, particularly lemon-oil on the peel.

Once you have erosion happening on the tooth, the inside of the tooth pulp is exposed, leaving it more susceptible than the hard enamel, therefore making you more susceptible to cavities.

If you feel you’re experiencing the harmful effects of erosion and need to schedule a cleaning or Zoom! Professional-Grade Teeth Whitening, click here to request an appointment.

As long as your teeth are in good health, here are a few ways to keep your pearly whites stain-free while imbibing:

After drinking red wine, your mouth is an acidic environment, so refrain from brushing that around for at least 30 minutes, as brushing acid into your teeth increases the risk of erosion.

Instead, swish with some water when you’re through enjoying your red wine. That will help restore the pH levels in your mouth and fend off the acid.

As always, before bed (your body goes into regeneration mode while you sleep) brush and floss your teeth (we recommend the WaterPik as well) for optimum stain-fighting and healthy-bacterial results.

Sources:
It’s not just chromogens and tannins—or even just red wine, for that matter—that’s giving you a tinted grin; white wine shares an equal (if not larger) amount of the blame. Study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2004 study showing wine might help prevent periodontal disease and teeth loss. 2006 study published in the Journal of Periodontology. Wine Spectator.

Decrease Your Risk of Cancer with Better Oral Hygiene

Most of us have heard stories about the way poor oral health can lead to a variety of medical conditions, some of them serious. However, some still have doubts about the seriousness of the oral-systemic link.

In June of this year, the Mayo Clinic put many people’s doubts to rest when it published “Oral Health:  A Window to Your Overall Health.” This analysis concluded that poor oral health allows harmful bacteria in your mouth to enter other parts of the body—and that can put you at risk of developing several diseases:

“Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria — mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, and some of these bacteria can cause disease. Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease.”

Researchers continue to discover medical problems associated with poor oral health. Earlier this year, for example, scientists at Queen’s University Belfast found that poor oral health practices increased the likelihood of developing liver cancer by 75%. Those researchers also found evidence that poor oral health can lead to other forms of cancer, including cancer of the colon, rectum, and pancreas.

Although that study was rigorous (involving, for example, more than 469,000 people throughout the UK) and conclusive in finding this linkage, researchers could not with certainty demonstrate the specific biological mechanisms which linked poor oral health and liver cancer. They theorize, however, that, because the liver’s role is to remove bacteria from the body, and because poor oral health creates a substantial increase in the number of bacteria, the liver must work harder to remove them. Over time, this weakens the liver and increases the probability of liver problems, like cancer.

Want to be sure your oral wellness is in excellent condition? Schedule an appointment at Rolling Hills Dental (865) 983-4444 or Click this link to BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY.

Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you if you want to find out more about your options for restoring tooth loss. Call us today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.

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10 Tips for Caring for your Dentures

DENTIST IN KNOXVILLE, AND MARYVILLE, TN OFFERS TIPS FOR CARING FOR YOUR DENTURES

10 Tips for Caring for Your Dentures in the Knoxville and Maryville area

Dr. Marty W. Lindahl shares dental implant treatment options to a smiling woman

At Rolling Hills Dental, you can receive a variety of dental restorations to repair your smile after tooth loss. If you have recently obtained dentures from Dr. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN, and are interested in learning about tips and tricks for caring for your dentures, we encourage you to book a consultation visit with us today!

What are dentures?

Dentures are restorations used to replace missing teeth. Various types of dentures are available from Rolling Hills Dental for tooth replacement, including:

  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures

Caring for dentures will extend their longevity and keep them beautiful for many years. Our team works with patients to ensure they know how to care for their dentures to provide years of proper function, beauty, and fit.

Tips for caring for your dentures

Tips for caring for your dentures in Knoxville area

Dr. Lindahl wants patients to have access to information they can use to maintain their dentures for many years. Below are several tips suggested by our team for Denture Care

  1. Clean dentures after eating. When you have enjoyed a meal or a snack, it is helpful to remove the dentures when possible after eating and rinse them to remove food debris. This will keep them looking beautiful and extend their longevity.
  2. Carefully handle your dentures. By taking care not to bend, break, or drop your dentures, you can ensure that your dentures will last longer and fewer repairs will need to be made. When cleaning your dentures, it is helpful to use a towel on the countertop or in the basin to avoid damage if dropped.
  3. Clean your mouth after denture removal. With a soft-bristled toothbrush, clean the natural teeth, tongue, cheeks, and palate. During this time, it is helpful to remove denture adhesive that remains on the gums if its being used.
  4. Clean dentures daily. Dentures can be cleaned with soft-bristled toothbrushes and nonabrasive denture cleansers. If you are unsure of what to use to clean your dentures, speak to your dentist about his or her recommendations.
  5. Soak dentures at night. Dentures will keep their shape when kept moist. Patients are urged to remove their dentures at night and soak them in a denture solution or water. To determine if a solution is appropriate for your dentures, be sure to read the directions and ingredients.
  6. Rinse dentures before placing in the mouth. This is especially true if you used a denture solution at night, as these can contain toxins that are not safe if swallowed.
  7. Keep remaining teeth clean and healthy. Even if you have full dentures on the top or bottom of the jaw, it is essential that you continue to keep remaining teeth healthy. This can reduce the likelihood of changes in smile alignment and can keep problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay at bay. This is especially important in the realm of periodontal disease, as this condition can cause bone loss and result in changes in the fit and function of dentures.
  8. Maintain routine dental visits. Patients are encouraged to visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation. Dentures should always be worn or brought to the dentist at this time for an examination to ensure they are fitting and functioning properly.
  9. Address poor fitting dentures. If dentures are not fitting correctly, it is best to visit the dentist as soon as possible to make adjustments or replace. This can reduce the risk of sores, irritation, and infection. These can cause patients to stop wearing their dentures and result in changes in the mouth, including shifting of remaining teeth.
  10. Avoid using improper products on the dentures. This includes abrasive cleaning materials, whitening toothpaste, bleaching products, and hot or boiling water.

Learn more tips for caring for your dentures today!

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Whether you have obtained full or partial dentures from Dr. Lindahl at Rolling Hills Dental, patients in the area of Knoxville, TN need to connect with our team to learn about the care and attention their restorations require. Contact the practice today by calling 865-983-4444.

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Kristi’s Smile Transformation Story

“There were a lot of different components that made me decide this was something I wanted to do. I had braces three times and still didn’t have the look I wanted cosmetically, but the cosmetic aspect of it wasn’t what drove me to do this. I had some breakdown on my front teeth from falling and chipping them as a little girl, so they had composite which just kept breaking down. The best part of the experience is knowing that my bite has been fixed so that my clenching won’t cause shifting, and the fact that teeth fit together so much better.”  -Kristi S.

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Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.

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Cheryl’s Smile Transformation Story

“Long ago I decided that I would no longer smile because I was extremely self-conscious of my teeth. As I look back at pictures of my past I saw that instead of looking happy in all my travel pictures, I looked as if I was being forced to have my picture taken.

Because of my teeth, my face and expressions could not express how happy I was with my life experiences. Rolling Hills Dental changed that. From the moment I sat down with them for my first consultation I knew I was in the best of hands. Everything from the start to finish was fully explained. They promised that I would love my smile when it was all done….Look at me now! I can’t stop smiling.

I truly believe that Rolling Hills Dental exceeded their own expectations as to how everything would turn out. They definitely exceeded mine! Thank you Dr. Lindahl and staff for delivering a smile that is absolutely perfect. Partnering with you was the best decision I could have made for getting my smile back!” -Cheryl H.

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Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.

 

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ClearCorrect – The Optimal Solution for Clear Teeth Alignment in Knoxville, TN

ClearCorrect – The Optimal Solution for Clear Teeth Alignment

 

What sets us apart as a ClearCorrect provider? Our patients enjoy streamlined visits and faster results than many popular clear-aligner options. For busy professionals and working parents, our solution allows patients to not only watch the results as they develop in real time, they can also see the progress of their transformation unfold in the palm of their hand via the ClearCorrect patient app.

Keep reading to find out how you can seize the most bang for your #clearaligner buck. 😉👌 Come experience the place where Southern hospitality meets modern dentistry.

Misaligned teeth can negatively affect the way your smile looks and feels. Gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, or poor bite alignment, can cause wear and tear on the natural teeth with each meal. People who are self-conscious of their crooked smile may think traditional wire braces are their only hope in Knoxville, TN.

But at Rolling Hills Dental, we love providing our patients with continued advancements in dental care, which now include the incredible technology of clear aligner therapy.

The process of Clear Correct

ClearCorrect is a clear aligner tray process that slowly repositions the teeth as patients progress through a series of plastic aligner trays. These trays are custom-made for individuals using digitized impressions of the teeth. These digitized impressions of your smile’s present condition and correction as designed by Dr. Lindahl are sent to the ClearCorrect laboratories where a series of trays are created. The number of trays in a patient’s series will depend on the severity of the misalignment. The more severe the misalignment is, the more trays a patient will have.

An important note for patients considering mail-order clear alignment solutions that don’t include a dental professional when capturing your dental impressions beware: moving teeth without a thorough examination of the overall health of your teeth and gums and continued monitoring by a licensed professional could result in a permanent loss of teeth. Talk about expensive and lifelong dental problems…

Patients must be serious about compliance to ensure they achieve the results desired. Delays may be caused by patients not wearing their trays as prescribed.

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What are the benefits of ClearCorrect?

Many patients compare ClearCorrect aligner tray therapy to the use of braces to achieve the same results. Most patients find that ClearCorrect has more benefits. ClearCorrect is:

  • Discreet
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Simple to clean
  • Better for oral health
  • Fast and effective
  • Constructed to resist cloudiness from wear

Who is a candidate for ClearCorrect?

The most appropriate way of determining candidacy for ClearCorrect is by speaking Dr. Lindahl and and our Treatment Coordinator here at Rolling Hills Dental. Dr. Marty W. Lindahl provides this and many other solutions for patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles, our team of cosmetic and restorative dental professionals are here to help you achieve your best and most appealing smile!

How does ClearCorrect improve one’s oral health and wellness?

With conventional braces, patients will have trouble keeping their smile clean. Brackets and wires can be incredibly difficult to brush and floss around, increasing the chances for dental problems such as periodontal disease and cavities. With ClearCorrect, patients can easily remove the trays, allowing them to care for their teeth and gums as they did before. There are no appliances to work around when brushing and flossing, improving the ability to keep the smile beautiful throughout the process! Most people report they are so much more comfortable than dealing with traditional orthodontic braces.

How often do patients wear the ClearCorrect aligner trays?

Patients often ask how often they need to wear their aligner trays each day to see results. Dr. Lindahl recommends wearing ClearCorrect trays for at least 20 hours a day. This means that patients can wear them both day and night, and only remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Once the two weeks is reached, patients then start using their next tray. This progression is gradual but provides amazing results that can be achieved and maintained for life. Dr. Lindahl encourages patients to comply with their treatment, so they can finally have the smile they’ve always dreamed of – without traditional orthodontics.

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Schedule a visit at Rolling Hills Dental today! Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, is dedicated to helping patients feel great about the way their smile looks and functions. If misalignment of the teeth and arch make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, we welcome you to book an appointment at Rolling Hills Dental to learn about the advantages of ClearCorrect aligner therapy and learn about the process required to achieve a new smile! Call the office at 865 973-9899 and visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd. Currently taking new patients!

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Important Tips to Know When Searching for Solutions to Missing Teeth – by Dr. Marty W. Lindahl

LEARN ABOUT THE WAYS TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH WITH RESTORATIVE DENTIST, DR. MARTY LINDAHL IN KNOXVILLE, TN

Dr. Marty W. Lindahl, Cosmetic Dentist and Restorative Dentist – Ways to Replace Missing Teeth in Knoxville, TN; Alcoa, TN; Farragut TN; and Maryville, TN

Important Tips to Know When Searching for Solutions to Missing Teeth – by Dr. Marty W. Lindahl

Dr. Marty W. Lindahl solutions for missing teeth, dental implants, smile restoration, fixed solutions for missing teeth, farragut tn, knoxville tn, alcoa tn

At Rolling Hills Dental, we love when our patients ask us about the benefits of restoring their smile after tooth loss. Healthy, happy smiles are our passion! There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be tailor-made to best suit the individual patient.

PRO TIP 1: UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS

Each patient’s biology and day-to-day lifestyle is unique, so the first tip when searching for pricing for missing teeth solutions is to know that your dentist is an important part of the design and restoration process of renewing your smile; however it is the dentist’s partnership with the oral surgeon in evaluating each patient’s case that determines what treatment solutions are the best options for each patient’s natural biology in terms of bone structure and other factors.

Choose your dentist based on his or her track-record for success and relationships with oral surgeons and dental labs for optimum and lasting results. At Rolling Hills Dental, we provide a wide range of options to replace missing teeth in Knoxville, TN. Included are three main methods of replacement – dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. We also provide a customized option for patients we refer to as a “hybrid”.

PRO TIP 2: GET A FREE CONSULTATION

There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be customized to best fit the individual patient. The best way to determine which treatment is appropriate is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lindahl. During this time, the patient will undergo an evaluation to decide which restorative method is best. The evaluation will include talking with Dr. Lindahl about what you would like to achieve with your new dental restoration, whether you prefer something fixed or removable, and in this session we will discuss your financial options. By taking these elements into consideration, our team can support you in making an educated decision towards the best solution for your individual case. We never choose for our patients, we prefer to give patients the information they need to make knowledgeable choices that ensure their long-lasting satisfaction and best health. Click this link to complete our Smile Questionnaire or call (865) 983-4444 to request your free consultation.

PRO TIP 3: KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

When it comes to tooth replacement, a popular choice for full-mouth and partial mouth restorations are dental implants. Dental implants are the current top-rated solution for a permanent option for patients who want a no-fuss way to replace teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are created to act as a tooth root replacement. They are placed in the bone of the jaw and then are restored over the top. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth when restored with a porcelain crown over our recommendation of custom (no aftermarket) abutments to ensure the most comfortable fit.

Some implants may be used to support a dental bridge, while others are made to fit with full dentures to create an implant-supported denture. Sometimes referred to as an overdenture, these dentures are extremely stable, making them the best option for patients who have struggled with keeping traditional dentures in place along the arch. One other benefit of implants is that they prevent bone loss and ensure no decay.

Through the years, I have done numerous “hybrid” teeth-in-a-day restorations to repair work patients have undergone before finding Rolling Hills Dental and asking me to assist them in restoring their smiles. As with all dental restorative cases, I do my best to troubleshoot; however new patients coming to my practice for teeth-in-a-day or all-on-four restorations often express their disappointment and frustration that the popular branded “all-on-four” teeth wear out and break. Even though they can be fixed, this issue is still an emotional and financial nuisance for the patient because of the substantial investment they have already made in the all-on-four method. Teeth-in-a-day hybrid restoration cases most frequently do not show a natural transition, so this method often feels bulky and thick in the mouth, which can cause the patient embarrassing impaired speech issues and a host of other discomforts. Being able to provide an upgrade to the hybrid all-on-four method in order to reduce the frustration of patients seeking relief from these issues is important to me.

What are dental hybrids? Dental Implant Hybrids are not removable and are designed to be “fixed prostheses” supported by implants. Dental Hybrids require 5 or more implants per arch and result in immediate teeth replacement. This is a highly-convenient option for patients desiring long-lasting and immediate results.

For the popular teeth-in-a-day hybrid; the surgery or temporary “teeth-in-a-day” happens in one day, and the restoration of the permanent teeth generally takes 5 or more appointments to complete the implant as the “final bar” hybrid-supported prosthesis.

One major advantage we are able to offer our patients through my relationships with top surgical and lab partners, is the Genisys method of “overnight teeth”: the option to complete their hybrid case in as little as 1-2 appointments without compromising quality, but rather increasing implant healing and decreasing implant failures. This is an excellent solution to provide to patients who are weary of coming in for numerous appointments.

Dentures are the most economical way to replace missing teeth and come in two varieties – partial dentures and full dentures. When patients are missing one tooth or several teeth within the arch, a partial denture may be a wonderful solution. Dr. Lindahl and our team work with top labs to ensure the results are extremely natural-looking, including bio details in design that create a healthy and fresh aesthetic appeal.

Partial dentures have a metal and acrylic framework and can be placed into the dental arch, supported by the existing teeth. Full dentures are made of acrylic and replace the entire arch of teeth, either the top, bottom, or both. Dentures can be held in place with natural suction, dental adhesives, or dental implants for optimum stability. Dentures are often covered in part by dental insurance plans, so they can be a smart financial solution for many.

Dental bridges may be utilized for patients missing one or more teeth in a row. Dental bridges are made of ceramic and are fused with dental crowns on each end. The bridge is held in place by the adjacent teeth as support. The bridge restores the appearance and function of the smile.

To help patients in need of missing teeth solutions access the best treatment, we designed our in-house RHD Advantage Plan to make financing more accessible to patients desiring solutions for missing teeth. Ask us about it!

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Marty W. Lindahl, DDS – Which tooth replacement option is right for me?

Which tooth replacement option is right for me?
There are many ways to replace missing teeth and we believe each treatment should be customized to best fit the individual patient. The best way to determine which treatment is appropriate is to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Lindahl. During this time, the patients you will undergo an evaluation to decide which restorative method is best. The evaluation will include talking with Dr. Lindahl about what you would like to achieve with your new dental restoration, whether you prefer something fixed or removable, and in this session we will discuss your financial options. By taking these elements into consideration, our team can support you in making an educated towards the best solution. We never choose for our patients, we prefer to give patients the information they need to make knowledgeable choices that ensure their long-lasting satisfaction and best health.

Schedule an appointment at Rolling Hills Dental (865) 983-4444

Dr. Marty W. Lindahl of Knoxville, TN is a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist who provides a variety of services to patients who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles while improving their oral health and wellness. At Rolling Hills Dental, our team of dental professionals are here for you if you want to find out more about your options for restoring tooth loss. Call us today at (865) 983-4444 or visit us at 2625 Old Niles Ferry Rd.

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When it comes to your toothpaste – is black the new white?

When it comes to your toothpaste – is black the new white?

In response to the boom of newly-minted oral wellness brands being launched by top-positioned social and beauty influencers dominating Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, it’s wise to peel away the labels of hashtag chatter and paid reviews and do your own research when it comes to protecting your natural assets.

The great thing about social media is, candid transparency is also on the rise when it comes to modern brands relevance in the race to market dominance. Because of this, you’ll often see ingredients listed clearly so you know exactly (or more clearly now than we ever have) what exactly it is you may be ingesting or applying.

Where oral wellness intersects with this new phenom, activated charcoal has become increasingly popular throughout social media platforms in toothpaste form, touting “natural” whitening power. But how much do you really know about the safety of ingested activated charcoal via toothpaste, even in small amounts?

It’s true, activated charcoal is not new to medicine but it is new to oral wellness. Traditionally used in poison control centers and hospitals for its efficacy in the pharmacological treatment of poison exposure, activated charcoal has been well documented since the early 1800s as one of the most widely used methods of decontamination. That being said, there is little evidence of its efficacy of use in oral health (ingested as toothpaste).  

Popular social media outlets claim the many benefits of activated charcoal including: antibacterial, anti-cariogenic, and anti-staining properties. However; according to the latest research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association*, there is insufficient data to advocate for the safety and efficacy of charcoal and charcoal-based toothpaste (J. Books et al 2017). Beyond that — hold the phone — the Journal goes on to warn about the possible deleterious effects of charcoal in toothpaste.

Activated charcoal is an abrasive, and like any abrasive, it may adversely affect your teeth and gums. Ultimately, your risk for caries, gum disease and teeth staining may increase. Abrasive material can cause the surface of your tooth to roughen, which allows more stains and bacteria to attach to your teeth – which is everything you’re trying to prevent by brushing in the first place!

Rest assured! There are several safe and easy ways to get your pearly whites glistening like freshly surfaced pearls… Our patients love the results of using both the Zoom! Whitening In House Treatment and Zoom! Whitening Take-Home kit with customized trays.

Be the future – white is the new white, obvs!

*Reference: Charcoal and charcoal-based dentifrices. Brooks, John K. et al. The Journal of the American Dental Association , Volume 148 , Issue 9 , 661 – 670

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Top Injection Specialist In Eastern TN – Dr. Marty W. Lindahl

Hey Guys and Gals, did you know Dr. Lindahl is one of the top Injection Specialists in Eastern Tennessee?

 

Thanks to 20+ years of experience studying the muscles, nerves, and structures of the face in order to bring about outstanding smile transformations, Dr. Marty W. Lindahl is a natural when it comes to defining the most natural-looking enhancements to even out your most notable concerns.

As a Brilliant Distinctions partner, here at Rolling Hills Dental, we offer Juvederm Volbella® XC and Juvederm® Ultra XC as two of the top treatments available today for patients requesting lip and smile enhancement.

What Are Juvederm Volbella® XC and Juvederm® Ultra XC?

Juvederm Volbella® XC and Juvederm® Ultra XC Volbella
are FDA-approved dermal fillers featuring a proprietary hyaluronic acid formulation.

The manufacturer, Allergan, utilizes its unique Hylacross technology to produce a filler that is smoother and more malleable. The advanced manufacturing process behind this technology relies on a bacterial fermentation process that produces a stable, well-blended formula.

At 24 milligrams per milliliters, this product also contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid out there, which allows it impressive longevity.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) can keep your skin glowing, without the harmful side effects of toxic skin products.

Often recommended by dermatologists and physicians for its ability to improve skin’s texture and appearance, Hyaluronic acid, also called hyaluronan, is known for reducing joint pain and other symptoms associated with aging.

This is why we offer Juvederm Volbella® XC and Juvederm® Ultra XC as two of the top treatments available today for patients requesting facial, lip, and smile enhancement.

Whether you’re a regular who loves the benefits of facial fillers, or still searching for the most talented Injection Specialist in the city, here’s a few tips for you to takeaway from this post to speed your treatment results:

  • 1. Avoid alcoholic beverages for 4 days prior (including red wine).
  • 2. Avoid  Omega 3s, Tumeric, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Ginko Bilboa, Garlic & Asprin for 7 days prior.
  • 3. Pre-treat with Arnica 3 days before your treatment by dissolving 5 pellets under your tongue 3 times a day.
  • 4. Take 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily before your treatment. The earlier you start, the better!

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Dental Implants Today: A Modern Overview of Dental Implant Trends & Best Practices by Marty W. Lindahl, DDS

BY MARTY W. LINDAHL, DDS
Dental Implants Today
A Modern Overview of Dental Implant Trends and Best Practices
by Marty W. Lindahl, DDS

As a cosmetically-minded dentist with a long history of smile design and restoration via veneers, crowns, and implants, I first regard the natural structure of my patient’s face when it comes designing the aesthetic appeal, and the functionality my patients aim to achieve. As a result, I try to think of myself as an “architect of the smile”, as most architects endeavor to honor form and function as the cornerstones of great design.

When restoring a patient’s mouth with implants, there are several foundations to consider in order to best support both the aesthetic desires and the longevity of comfort and health for the patient. Patient education is critical when it comes to ensuring long term results that the patient will best benefit from throughout the lifetime of their investment.

Although implants are used to replace single teeth, they are also utilized to reconstruct the dentition. In order to mimic nature as much a possible when it comes to these restorative enhancements, I often lean towards single-implants for full arch restorations because they’re the most comprehensive and desirable option for comfort, aesthetic, natural feeling, and longevity.

My goal is to deliver on these important aspects of patient’s’ expectations, and avoid common issues that frequently arise in terms of speech impediments, ill-fit, discomfort, and even bacterial issues, that put the patient’s quality of health at risk.

 

Utilizing 20 years of experiential foresight, I do my best to help circumvent failures, patient dissatisfaction, or the risk the patient carries of having to invest more in the future to remake a failed or ill-fitting prosthesis.

Acting on my patient’s best interests, I make a point to keep in mind all of the above, always considering the plausible flexibility and reversibility of the procedure, should any natural, or common issues arise.

Our mouths are living organisms that shift and adapt over time, so I always aim to establish awareness when designing for the longevity and performance of my patient’s smile.

“Our comprehensive customization range of implant options are what set us apart when it comes to patients who entrust us with their implant and restorative transformations.”

One of the cutting-edge procedures I’m most excited about involves utilizing zirconia. The latest advancements in modern dentistry are reaching for zirconia when designing  single implants, abutments, crowns, single teeth, multiple teeth, and full-mouth reconstructions.

Zirconia, (highly-utilized and endorsed by Southeast Oral Surgery) is European – it looks like Porcelain but is as strong as metal on the periodic table.

As continuing member of the Knoxville Oral Synergy Training Program (STP Residency) led by Southeast Oral Surgery, paneled by our surgery partners: Timothy P. McConnell, DDS; Otto W. Slater, DDS; Randall Napier, DMD; Jason R. Kennedy, DMD; Garren M. Petree, DDS; and  sponsored by Zimmer Biomet and other cutting-edge labs and product innovators; I make a consistent effort along with my team to benchmark the shared insights my fellow physicians, surgeons, specialists, branded product and lab partners, to stay abreast of current and emerging best practices in regard to all the latest tools and materials that are presently the most beneficial and advanced options when treating existing patient cases.

“More and more frequently, patients are opting for dental implants to replace missing teeth, as they are a long-term solution that most-closely resembles natural teeth. As a longtime member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD)*, I am dedicated to utilizing all tools at my disposal when it comes to educating my patients about the latest and most beneficial implant options for their case.”

*Membership with ASIRD is by invitation only and restricted to dentists who meet a high standard of requirements.

The  importance of choosing an experienced surgeon-and-dentist team recognized for having a strong working relationship and a track-record of excellence is paramount when considering dental implant options. My goal is to have fellow dentists encounter my work and feel inspired that they can’t tell the implant from natural teeth.

“Intent on offering the industry-best to my patients, I continue to develop my relationships with like-minded professionals through associations such as the Knoxville Oral Synergy Training Program (STP Residency) who are a very important factor when it comes to record of success I’ve had with dental implant cases.”

The process begins with design, then moves to partnering with the best labs and surgical teams to place the implants in the optimal positions that suit the implant design as well as the patient’s comfort.

Individual crowns on implants and the streamline bone-grafting techniques utilized to house the implant, are the most selective premium option for mimicking nature. This type of restoration is the most natural-feeling available because the thinned shape of the tooth is the closest resemblance to a natural tooth, and it allows natural gum tissue support. This premium-standard option can take several months to execute.

If the patient doesn’t have the optimum bone density needed to place individual implants per tooth, or should the patient prefer a faster restoration option, then I will often recommend a zirconia restoration.

Zirconia restorations are an ideal emerging technological material that has a high potential for adjustment if needed over time that far out-performs the “all-on-four”, or “teeth-in-a-day” method. In my professional opinion, zirconia is the future and I’m excited to champion this material and method as it continues to perform extremely well as an ideal advancement in modern dentistry that is gaining positive support.

One of the things to consider when utilizing zirconia as an alternative to the teeth-in-a-day method, is that this type of restoration method is not a “one tooth problem”, meaning that in the rare possibility it breaks, the entire case may have to be re-crafted. It is always desirable to keep repairs to a minimum for convenience to the patient. Another consideration to keep in mind, is that as an emerging technology, it is important to monitor the individual patient to see how their natural biology takes to this type of implant. Due to the resilient strength of zirconia material, it is wise to monitor to ensure there is no threat to the individual patient’s potential bone loss or implant wear, but the future looks amazing, so I am presently studying ways to evolve this option in light of its outstanding potential.

Sometimes when designing implants, I come across a case where the patient wants the best individual implant crown and smile design, but doesn’t have the optimal bone structure to place a full mouth of implants. In this situation, I will often introduce a concept known as the “copy mill bar” that includes individual crowns. With this method, a custom bar is fitted on fewer implants, and the patient can add natural-looking pink gums where needed, alongside individual crowns that imitate a beautiful full-mouth restoration. This way, should any of the individual crowns need to be replaced, it is a “single-tooth problem”, meaning, in terms of time and investment it is relatively simple to repair. This provides the most natural way to replicate a single-implant, full-mouth rehabilitation for patients whose bone structure can only support a limited number of implants.

Through the years, I have done numerous “hybrid” teeth-in-a-day restorations to repair prior work patients have undergone. As with all dental restorative cases, I do my best to troubleshoot; however new patients coming to my practice for teeth-in-a-day or all-on-four, restorations often express their disappointment and frustration that their all-on-four teeth wear out and break. Even though they can be fixed, this issue is still an emotional and financial nuisance for the patient because of the substantial investment they already made in the all-on-four method. Teeth-in-a-day hybrid restoration cases most frequently do not show a natural transition, so this method often feels bulky and thick in the mouth, which can cause the patient embarrassing impaired speech issues and a host of other discomforts.

Being able to provide an upgrade to the hybrid all-on-four method in order to reduce the frustration of patients seeking relief from these issues is important to me.

To help patients access this often overlooked and much-needed enhancement, our practice designed an in-house RHD Advantage Plan to make this elective restorative treatment more accessible to patients desiring relief from these symptoms.

The dental implant options I strive to provide are more hygienic, longer-lasting, virtually unbreakable, and more natural-feeling.

For the popular teeth-in-a-day hybrid; the surgery or temporary “teeth-in-a-day” happens in one day, and the restoration of the permanent teeth generally takes 5 or more appointments to complete the implant as the “final bar” hybrid-supported prosthesis.

“One major advantage I am able to offer my patients through my strategic relationships with top surgical and lab partners, is the Genisys method of “overnight teeth”: the option to complete their hybrid case in as little as 1-2 appointments without compromising quality, but rather increasing implant healing and decreasing implant failures.”

 

This is an excellent solution to provide to patients who are weary of coming in for numerous appointments.

The beauty in all these systems is that in order to meet any patients specific needs, all are made possible in the most beneficial way, by the right team, dedicated to studying and implementing both the technology and best practices that ensure the most expedient turnaround of the highest-quality. These benefits are a huge convenience in light of today’s demand. At Rolling Hills Dental, my team strives for perfection so that together, we can settle for excellence. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you in light of your dental implant needs.

If you are preparing for Dental Implants in Eastern Tennessee, Knoxville, Maryville, Alcoa and surrounding areas, here are some excellent tips to help you educate yourself and your loved ones on the treatment preparation options available to you.

Preparing for Dental Implants
While dental implants stand as the gold standard for dental reconstructions, there are certain factors that can keep patients from receiving more immediate treatment. Issues like gum disease, bone density, and teeth clenching complicate the healing process and long term success of dental implants. However, at Rolling Hills Dental, we want you to consider the following pre-implant treatments that can help qualify you to receive a dental implant.

Repairing Gum Disease
The effects of the first stage of gum disease—gingivitis—are reversible, and can be treated through routine cleanings and good at-home maintenance, allowing you to return to proper gum health. With later stages of gum disease—periodontitis—the damage done to the supporting bone structure and gums is permanent. If you exhibit advanced levels of gum disease, scaling and root planing can help you to achieve the healthy gums necessary to receive dental implants. There are even options available if you have lost bone density due to periodontitis.

Restoring Bone Density
Dental implants rely on a certain level bone density to support the integration of the implant post into the bone. This process of osseointegration relies on the jaw bone to be able to fully integrate biocompatible titanium rods to ensure that your implant is secure, and acts like the root of a natural tooth. However, if you have experienced bone loss due to the loss of teeth or periodontitis, there are treatments that will enable you to support implants. Bone grafting procedures will bolster your jaw strength, allowing you to support implants that can properly integrate into the bone. Procedures like sinus lifts will enable patients without the right amount of bone structure for implants to be placed, to expand the available bone by their molars, and restore balance to their bites.

Relieving Clenched and Grinding Teeth
If you clench your teeth at night or during the day, you run the risk damaging an implant before it heals, or breaking the teeth surrounding an implant that has been placed. While the crowns of implants are generally able to withstand the pressure of a bruxism, this can complicate the healing process and will slowly wear on the shape of the restoration, as it would with natural teeth. If you know that you are a habitual tooth grinder, or clench at night, look into getting a night guard, or a guard for daytime teeth clenching. This can not only help you to qualify for dental implants, but will help you maintain the health and aesthetics of your natural teeth.

Prepare for Your Dental Implant Today
If you are looking to begin restoring your smile with dental implants, contact our Rolling Hills Treatment Coordinator to schedule your examination today (865) 983-4444.

Dr. Marty Lindahl, and the Rolling Hills Dental staff are proud to offer innovative implant solutions to patients from in and around the Maryville, Knoxville, Alcoa, Blount County, Knox County, and surrounding areas.

LINKS OF INTEREST

The following websites are provided as a resource for patients. This page contains hyperlinks to World Wide Web sites that are created and maintained by other organizations. We have included these links because we think that our patients may find them of interest. Keep in mind that Marty W. Lindahl, DDS and Rolling Hills Dental do not necessarily endorse the views expressed on these websites. Also, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on these sites.

DENTAL LINKS

WebDental – American based dental database

 

RESEARCH AND LIBRARY LINKS

University of Tennesse Medical Center

MedicineNet – Content-rich commercial site includes interactive groups, ask-the-doctor feature, medical dictionary, comprehensive drug information, medical news, disease-specific information, and links.

Medscape – Searchable commercial collection of full-text articles from such useful sources as the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oncolink – Huge collection of cancer information and links based at the University of Pennsylvania. The best starting place found for cancer information.

Healio – Physician maintained commercial database of annotated health links. Oriented toward medical professionals, but accessible to an educated lay person. A keyword search gets you to a subject index, from which you navigate to the links you want.


JOURNALS

American Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

British Medical Journal

New England Journal of Medicine

American Dental Association

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Academy of Osteointegration

American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Restorative Dentistry

American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons – find information about oral and maxillofacial surgery including cancer, dental implants, sports safety, jaw surgery, and more.

American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American College of Prosthodontics

American Dental Association – ADA Online – access to news, publications, and products and services related to dental health.

American Medical Association – another useful site with links to consumer health information, searchable database of more than 650,000 physicians

American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

Center for Reconstructive Jaw Surgery

International Association of Dental Research

Second District Dental Society

Tennessee Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

 

IMPLANT MANUFACTURER LINKS

Astra

BioHorizons

Keystone

Nobel Biocare

Straumann

Zimmer Dental

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