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What Happens if I Need More than One Dental Implant?

November 4, 2017

Dentist showing patient dental implant modelPatients with one or more missing teeth may want to consider dental implant supported restorations. While dental implants have been in use for decades, they are still relatively new to patients, and many people don’t know much about the dental implant process. If you are missing numerous teeth, the entire replacement process may seem even more complicated. If you have questions about the dental implant process, keep reading to learn more or find an implant dentist near you.
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4 Benefits of Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacement Options

September 2, 2017

Patients who need to replace a single tooth or a full row of teeth may decide to put off making replacement plans out fear that these restoration services will be painful, uncomfortable, or deliver fake looking results. Dental implant supported tooth replacement offers comfortable, long lasting, natural looking dental restorations for patients missing one tooth or all their teeth. Keep reading to learn more about the top four benefits of dental implants over other tooth replacement options.  1 – Maintained Bone Density  Possibly the most important difference between dental implants and other tooth replacement options is that the treatments restore both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. Without stimulation from tooth roots, the supportive jawbone density decreases. Dental implants provide the necessary stimulus to keep the jawbone strong and healthy.  2 – Youthful Facial Shape In addition to providing the necessary stimulus to preserve jawbone density, a dental implant mimics the root system maintaining the soft tissue volume and natural facial shape. Think about the way a denture wearers face begins to sag or cave in over time. This is due to the diminishing soft tissue volume and lack of support to maintain the youthful, smooth facial shape. With an implant supported denture, you’ll maintain a young, healthy appearance.  3 – 95% Success Rate and Growing Number of Procedures  Many patients worry that their dental implant placement will fail because they’ve read horror stories online. However, years of innovations in the materials and methods used during implant restoration have lead to a 95% success rate even as the number of procedures increases by 500,000 cases each year. Additionally, a skilled dentist will take the necessary time to thoroughly examine your smile and review your health history to ensure you’re a good candidate before recommending this treatment option.  4 – Improved Stability & Longevity Because of the natural root-like structure provided by dental implant posts, implant-retained prosthetics offer significantly improved stability. This is especially true for denture wearers who typically experience about 20% restoration of chewing function compared with 70% or more that’s possible with an implant denture. Additionally, this improved stability leads to a longer lasting restoration that needs to be refitted or replaced less often than other dental prosthetics like removable dentures.  Meet Dr. Solich Your trusted Colorado Springs implant dentist, Gregory M. Solich, DDS, invites you to call Exceptional Smiles to schedule a tooth replacement consultation today. Our knowledgeable dentistry team will be happy to tell you more about dental implants and all of your tooth replacement options. Then, we’ll walk you through a personalized treatment plan. If you’d like to find out more about our other exceptional dentistry services, please read our blog regularly. Patients who need to replace a single tooth or a full row of teeth may decide to put off making replacement plans out fear that these restoration services will be painful, uncomfortable, or deliver fake looking results. Dental implant supported tooth replacement offers comfortable, long lasting, natural looking dental restorations for patients missing one tooth or all their teeth. Keep reading to learn more about the top four benefits of dental implants over other tooth replacement options.
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TMJ Dysfunction – Diagnosis, Treatment, & Maintenance

August 31, 2017

Man with TMJ dysfunction holding ice bag to his cheekJaw pain, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, clicking and grinding sounds during jaw motion, and chronic migraines – these are all warning signs of TMJ dysfunction. This common oral health condition is painful and can make even the simplest tasks unmanageable. If you notice any of the indicators of TMJ dysfunction, contact Exceptional Smiles by Gregory M. Solich, DDS. Our Colorado Springs dentist and team will relieve pain and put the smile back on your face.
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Colorado Springs Dentist Offering Migraine Treatment

October 31, 2015

colorado springs migraine treatmentBy providing excellent care for your oral health, your Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Gregory Solich knows he and his team are caring for your overall well-being, too. Your teeth are inextricably linked to the rest of your body — and when there’s a problem in your mouth, it’s likely felt elsewhere, too. For example, the disfunction in the jaw known as TMD, which can cause severe, chronic migraines. Keep reading to learn more about this side effect, and how the professionals at Exceptional Smiles in Colorado Springs can help.

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Sleep Apnea Therapy With Dr. Solich

May 21, 2015

87779079Did you know sleep apnea comes in many forms and is fairly common? Dr. Gregory Solich is no stranger to treating these types of cases and has helped patients in and around Colorado Springs, CO for years. So, what exactly is sleep apnea? The literal definition: an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. To put it more succinctly, it occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, usually a period lasting between 10-20 seconds. If left untreated, breathing is halted repeatedly during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. Serious consequences include high blood pressure, heart disease, eye problems, stroke, chronic fatigue, diabetes, depression and other ailments. (more…)

Five-Star General Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO

March 25, 2015

Your smile says a lot about who you are as a person. Flashing your smile can turn heads, light up a room, and get people talking. Showing off a bright smile can convey the positive aspects of your personality and bring an atmosphere of happiness to those around you. At University Park Smiles, we want you to keep your happy, healthy smile at all costs. Dr. Gregory M. Solich, a renowned practitioner and the number one voted “Top Dentist in Colorado Springs,” and his superior team will provide you with complete oral care when you come to our office for a checkup.

Dentistry With Passion

87779079When it comes to general dentistry, oral care, and professionalism, our group of adept experts cannot be matched. You may ask, “What does general dentistry entail?” It means that our staff will provide a comprehensive examination, cleaning, and evaluation of your mouth, teeth, and gums. When you walk into our office, you will be greeted with the cheerful faces of our staff. We will place you in one of our comfortable examination chairs and get to work on your personalized oral hygiene care. Our team wants to ensure you have the best oral health, so we will educate ever patient about proper treatment, explain our procedures, and plan future procedures (if anything is needed besides a routine checkup).

Treatments Just For You

We understand that each patient has his or her individual needs, so we customize our treatments and procedure options for each person. Some of our treatments include:

  • Bite Alignment: Those who experience TMD/TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) usually have a bite alignment, as the jaw will lock up or become swollen. We can correct the alignment and get your jaw back in proper position.
  • Periodontal Disease: Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease can become a major problem is proper oral care is not achieved (i.e. not brushing, flossing, or rinsing on a regular basis). We will clean your mouth, and if needed, perform a procedure to rid your gums of any periodontal issues.

We offer many more treatments, and every patient will receive a thorough cleaning with each visit.

Get the Best Service

At University Park Smiles, we strive for perfection and we want every patient to walk away with a bright, happy smile. We offer the best general dentistry in the region and we encourage you to schedule an appointment for a checkup. You can call or email our office and get ready to receive our stellar service. We welcome all of the wonderful people in Colorado Springs, Monument, Castle Rock, Pueblo, and all of the nearby communities.