Choice is a good thing, right? Yes — but sometimes, choice can be overwhelming. If you are missing (or on the brink of losing) a significant number of teeth, you’re probably starting to realize you’ve got a lot of options when it comes to tooth replacement. Dentures are one option, but are they the best? Dental implants in Bellingham seem to offer a number of benefits, but is the hype real? Keep reading to get our take on your tooth replacement options. Spoiler alert: dental implants win.
When a patient who’s missing one or more teeth comes to their dentist for restorative help, what they want is a solution that will get them what they once had. Unfortunately, with most restorative solutions, that’s not possible. But it is with dental implants.
That’s because dental implants come with a prosthetic root that anchors the new restoration to the jaw and stimulates the growth of new bone tissue in the jaw. The jaw needs this kind of stimulation to stay healthy and only dental implants are structured in such a way as to mimic the natural structure of teeth.
The process of restoring a smile with dental implants is a two-stage process. In the first, our Bellingham team will insert one or more implants in your jaw. How many implants you’ll get will depend on how many teeth you’ll be replacing. Dental implants are an incredibly versatile service. You can replace a single or an entire row of upper or lower teeth.
When your implants have been put in place, they’ll be given some time to bond with your jaw. Then, once a strong bond has formed between them, our dentists will attach your new crown, bridge, or denture, completing your restoration procedure. With your new smile in place, you can enjoy the kind of functionality you once had with your natural smile. That means you can speak and eat easily, without having to worry about loose dentures that don’t fit right.
Dental implants aren’t right for everyone, though. To find out if dental implants can help you, call Moreno Dental today. Our Bellingham office serves patients from Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and surrounding areas.
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When you think of going to the dentist, what comes to mind? At Moreno Dental, we want you to think of a home away from home. That’s why we offer so many great patient comforts, like overhead TVs in our operatories and Wi-Fi.
Regular dental care is important to enjoying good health and wellbeing. Knowing that you can follow up with your friends and family on Facebook while waiting for your appointment, or that you can tune into your favorite TV programming as you receive care, can make a big difference in your overall dental experience.
But TVs and Wi-Fi are just the beginning of our patient comforts. Our Bellingham dental office also features chairs that have massage features to help you eliminate the stress from a hectic day. Blanket, neck wraps, and hot towels round out the features you’ll find when you come to Moreno Dental for the quality general, cosmetic, and restorative care we offer.
Want to know more about the patient comforts you’ll find when you see Dr. Moreno or Dr. Young for your next visit? Call us today to reserve your appointment. With our comprehensive selection of services and patient comforts we’re confident that we can meet the needs of your entire family.
Get in touch with us today. We serve patients from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and all surrounding areas.
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Tooth decay is one of the most common oral health conditions patients can face. The condition, which you know better known as cavities, results from the interaction between bacteria in the mouth and things like sugar and other types of carbs.
The most obvious symptoms of decay include toothache, bad breath, and sensitivity. To help patients who have decay and have experienced these symptoms, our doctors at Moreno Dental offer a restorative service known as fillings.
Fillings come in many different varieties. One of the most popular today is made from composite resin. These are often called tooth-colored fillings because they can be shaded to match the color of teeth. As a result, they don’t stand out the way other types do.
Other types of fillings are made metal. These include gold fillings and amalgam fillings. Amalgams are made from a wide variety of metals, including mercury.
Amalgam fillings have been used by dentist for at least 100 years, but their popularity is fading due to their poor esthetics. Others have raised concerns about them because they contain a small amount of mercury, but they have been ruled to be safe by the American Dental Association.
Dr. Moreno and Dr. Young can help you understand what your needs are and which type of filling is most right for you. Both amalgam and composite fillings can be completed in a single visit, bringing your smile back to good health.
If you have cavities that need to be treated, call Moreno Dental to reserve an appointment with our Bellingham team. We’re happy to provide restorative care to patients from Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and beyond.
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Even patients with the most rigorous brushing and flossing routines sometimes need restorative care. Through restorative care, dentists like Dr. Moreno and Dr. Young can help patients treat cavities, repair or replace damaged teeth, and even fill in the gaps in an otherwise beautiful smile.
To help our patients from Bellingham and beyond, Moreno Dental offers some of the most popular and effective restorative services available. Our restorative services include:
- Crown and bridgework
- Dental implants
- Full-mouth reconstruction
Through a comprehensive oral exam and a thorough discussion with you, we can help you understand what your needs are and how our Bellingham team can help. At the end of your appointment, we’ll propose a treatment plan that matches you with the most appropriate restorative dentistry service. Depending on which service (or services) you need, your procedure could take one visit or more.
During your appointment, we can answer any questions you might have about the care you’ll receive. We want all our patients to feel absolutely comfortable about their treatment plans. Feel free to raise questions, concerns, or anything else you’d like to talk to us about.
Does your smile need restorative help? Call Moreno Dental in Bellingham to schedule your consultation. We serve patients from Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and beyond.
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In our last post, we talked about creating goals for your smile this year. One goal that springs to mind instantly is creating a more beautiful smile. At Moreno Dental we offer some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services to help you do exactly that.
Our cosmetic dentistry services include:
- Cosmetic bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
With these services, Dr. Ronald Moreno and Dr. John Young can help you improve cracked, chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth. Other services that have a restorative and a cosmetic component include dental implants, dentures and partials, crown and bridgework, and full mouth reconstruction.
But which of these services is right for you?
That depends on your needs. During a consultation at our Bellingham dental office, Dr. Moreno or Dr. Young will talk to you about your needs and about your goals. Your doctor will also assess your oral health. Good oral health is important for anyone considering a cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Are you ready to schedule you consultation? Call Moreno Dental today. We’re committed to creating beautiful smiles for patients from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, and Everson.
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By now, most people have made their New Year’s resolutions. Often, resolutions have to do with creating a better budget or making better food choices. These are good ones, but what about setting some goals for your smile?
The good thing about setting goals for your smile is that you don’t have to set major ones. Even a very small goal, like bringing a toothbrush to work, can help you improve your smile.
Some patients may have larger goals, though. If you feel that your self-confidence has suffered because of a smile you’re embarrassed of, Moreno Dental can help. With our cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry services, Dr. Ronald Moreno and Dr. John Young can provide effective care that improves functionality and appearance.
Our Bellingham dental office offers the following cosmetic and restorative services:
Do you want to know which of these is most right for you? Call Moreno Dental for an appointment with Dr. Moreno or Dr. Young. During a consultation appointment we can discuss your goals and propose a treatment plan. We serve patients from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and beyond.
This year, smile more than you ever have before.
In our last post, on preventive dentistry, we described Moreno Dental as a family dentist office. But what does that mean, exactly? And more importantly, what does it mean for you?
First, when we say that Moreno Dental offers family dentistry, that means we can meet the oral health needs of everyone in your family, including your children. After all, our smiles are vulnerable from the moment we get our first tooth, and before that even. So doesn’t it make sense for your Bellingham general dentist to meet the needs of children and adults alike?
For you, that means your entire family can get the essential dental care they need under just one roof. You don’t have to take your children to another office for their care; we can meet their needs too!
How can we do that?
Through checkups and exams, as we mentioned. Through dental sealants and fluoride supplements. Through fillings, and so much more.
If you’ve never taken a moment to look at all the services we offer, we invite you to explore our site right now. On our services page, you’ll find links of all kinds that can help you learn more about our Bellingham office and what we offer.
You can also call us if you have any questions, or if you’d like to schedule a visit for yourself or your child. We gladly serve patients from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and beyond.
Prevention is an important aspect of dentistry. That’s why, at Moreno Dental in Bellingham, Dr. Ronald Moreno and Dr. John Young put a special emphasis on regular checkups and cleanings. As your general and family dentists, we want to help you create a healthy smile that improves your quality of life.
One of the most important ways we can do that is through oral exams. Whether you’re a returning patient or you’re visiting our Bellingham dental office for the first time, Dr. Moreno or Dr. Young will closely examine your teeth and gums to look for signs of the most common oral health conditions patients face. Those include:
● Gingivitis, or gum disease
● Teeth grinding and TMJ dysfunction
● Oral cancer
It takes professional training and experience to diagnose these conditions, and through the services we provide at our Bellingham office, we can help you move beyond them to an improved sense of confidence and well being. We can also provide fluoride supplements and dental sealants to give your smile extra protection after you leave our office and return to your normal schedule.
You might be wondering, how often you should come see us.
We recommend visiting Moreno Dental every six months. That way we can keep a sharp eye out for even the smallest change in how your teeth and gums are doing.
Has it been more than six months since your last checkup and cleaning? Call Moreno Dental today to reserve your next appointment. We’re proud to serve patients from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Everson, and beyond.