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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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Treatment for Gum Disease Colorado Springs Smiles About

November 12, 2015

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Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects some 80 percent of the adult population in the United States. In the beginning, signs of gum disease include red and swollen gums that may bleed when you brush your teeth. As the disease advances, there are more serious consequences. One of the more common ones is gum recession, a condition that can not only be unsightly but may also cause extreme tooth sensitivity because of exposed tooth roots. Dr. Solich, the dentist Colorado Springs, CO, trusts, treats gum recession with the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST™).
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If You’re the Parent of an Athlete, Listen Up – Keep Their Smile Protected During Football Season

August 26, 2015

Outfit your kids with athletic mouthguards.A beautiful smile is a terrible thing to waste, especially during extracurricular activities. In case you’ve been living under a rock in the last decade, football has become this country’s most popular sport. So popular, in fact, that kids and young adults in record numbers are playing. From pee-wee to college, young mouths are at risk of becoming damaged. When you outfit your child with the proper protection, like a mouthguard, you’re keeping their smile intact and helping them keep their oral health in great shape.

We want you to keep your child in sports. It’s fun for them and is a great feeling for you, as a parent, to see your child have fun. Our office in Colorado Springs, CO can outfit your child with a comfortable athletic mouthguard that will keep their teeth in place. Football is a contact sport, which means every part of the body is affected. Teeth can easily be knocked out or damaged if they aren’t properly protected. Our mouthguards can keep teeth looking beautiful as teams battle it out on the gridiron. Dr. Solich is the dentist Colorado Springs residents can trust.
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KoR Whitening is a Terrific Whitening Option For Patients with Sensitive Teeth

August 19, 2015

KoR Whitening can get your teeth looking amazingly bright. Do you hear that, sensitive teeth sufferers? There is a whitening solution that is now available for you. If you haven’t heard of whitening treatment, where have you been? It’s become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the industry. People everywhere are taking advantage of the great benefits white teeth can provide. Besides, who wouldn’t want a sparkling smile? A beautiful smile gets you noticed. It can be the difference maker in a tough negotiation that gets you a big sale. IT can win over that special someone. Seriously, a white smile is something to behold. When you come to our office in Colorado Springs, CO, you’ll see why so many people choose us for whitening treatment. Now, even people with sensitive teeth have more reason to want their smiles to shine. Dr. Solich is the dentist Colorado Springs residents can trust.

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Got Missing Teeth? Dental Implants To The Rescue

June 19, 2015

dental implants helpMissing teeth can be a real drag to deal with. Not only is it embarrassing to smile if you do have missing teeth, but if left untreated they can open to door to diseases and other not-so-fun stuff. With many advancements in the dental industry just within the last few years, patients are now able to alleviate the pain and discomfort felt with missing teeth with dental implants. They are the simplest and most effective way to treat missing teeth. Just think, you can regain back the confidence you once had and proudly show off a smile that you’ve most likely been hiding since having missing teeth. Our office in Colorado Springs, CO offers fantastic dental implant treatment with the best dentist you could ask for: Dr. Gregory Solich. Under Dr. Solich’s gentle care, you’ll no longer suffer the anguish that comes along with missing teeth. It’s time to take your smile to the next level!

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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. Read More

Achieve Complete Oral Health with Neuromuscular Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO

February 8, 2015

462039415Do you frequently experience headaches, jaw pain, and stiffness in your neck or upper back? Perhaps you wake up in the mornings with facial tenderness or a heavy feeling in your jaw and head. These are common symptoms of a condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through the pain of TMJ disorder any longer. With extensive training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Dr. Gregory Solich is your premier destination for comprehensive oral healthcare, including neuromuscular dentistry.

Benefits of Neuromuscular Dentistry with Dr. Solich

Neuromuscular dentistry encompasses all aspects of oral health, including the teeth and the jaw, as well as the muscles, ligaments, and joints that allow our mouths to function. When the top and bottom teeth are improperly aligned, the result is a significant imbalance within the neuromuscular system. Patients affected by this problem often suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), though they may not realize that they’re engaging in this damaging behavior at all. The same can be said of jaw clenching, an activity that places an inordinate amount of pressure on the teeth and muscles of the jaw.

Following diagnosis of a misaligned bite, treatment to restore the balance of the jaw and teeth begins. Dr. Solich uses only the latest in neuromuscular dentistry technology, including Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation (TENS), to promote total relaxation of the jaw muscles. The proper position of the jaw is measured and noted, as is the status of the temporomandibular joints. Treatment may include the use of a custom oral appliance, the rebuilding of the dentition, orthodontic treatment, and more.

Finally Find Complete Relief

If you are suffering from the painful symptoms of TMJ disorder or other problems associated with a misaligned bite, it’s time to take the first step toward lasting relief with neuromuscular dentistry and Dr. Gregory Solich. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and learn more about the ways we can help you enjoy improved oral health with advanced technology, training, and expertise. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Colorado Springs, CO is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Castle Rock, Monument, Pueblo, and beyond.

Reclaim Your Smile and Your Confidence with Dental Implants in Colorado Springs, CO

January 6, 2015

151545340If you are missing one or more teeth, you understand the negative impact it can have on your daily life. You may feel embarrassed to smile in public, and eating the nutritious foods your body needs may be exceedingly difficult. Fortunately, there is a solution to the common problem of missing teeth: dental implants. At Exceptional Smiles, Dr. Gregory Solich and his team offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options to patients in Colorado Springs, CO and the surrounding areas, including dental implants.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Unlike removable tooth replacement options, dental implants are firmly secured within the jaw for optimal strength, functionality, and aesthetics. These permanent restorations look and feel completely natural, allowing you to smile, eat, and speak as you would with your own teeth.

Dental implants can be used to anchor a variety of restorations, including single crowns, bridges, and dentures. Your custom restoration is meticulously crafted to look flawlessly lifelike, so there’s no need to worry that your smile will look fake or unnatural. Finally, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods again without fear of slipping dentures. You can smile openly at work and in social situations, feeling confident in the knowledge that your teeth look beautiful and that your smile is complete.

Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation

Whether you are currently missing teeth or you are preparing for a necessary extraction, we invite you to contact us to explore your tooth replacement options today. Dr. Solich and his team genuinely look forward to welcoming you to our Colorado Springs, CO dental practice and to serving you with the exceptional care you deserve. Find out now if dental implants are right for you! Our state-of-the-art practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the Colorado Springs, CO area and the surrounding communities, including Monument, Pueblo, Castle Rock, and beyond.

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