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What Goes into a Dental Implant? 3 Things to Expect

Are you considering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth?

Choosing dental implants is a wise move because it is the preferred method of tooth replacement by dentists and patients alike. In fact, dental professionals are so impressed with the success of implants that they’re often referred to as the “gold standard.”

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is designed to replace the missing root after tooth loss. The implant is made of biocompatible titanium and looks like a tiny screw. Titanium is a material that’s readily accepted by the body and is widely used for joint replacements.

The benefit of a dental implant compared to other tooth replacements is that ...

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Why Good Oral Health Is So Important for your Child’s Well-Being

Kid Brushing His Teeth | Workman Family Dental

Kids come with a lot of responsibilities, and one is their oral health. As far as priorities go in their little lives, this may not seem like it’s at the top of the list, but it should be.

You know that if you have even a mild toothache can leave you feeling depressed or out of sorts; however,  it’s not the end of the world because you know it’s a toothache, and all you have to do to get relief is pick up the phone and make an appointment with your dentist.

Now imagine you’re a child with that same toothache. They may be too young to grasp what pain is, so they not ...

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Where Your TMJ Pain Comes from and How We Can Provide Relief

Man with Jaw Pain | Workman Family Dental

Do you often wake up with pain in your head, neck, jaw, or shoulders? These are symptoms that are typically associated with a sore or fatigued temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. When this joint is not functioning properly, we refer to it as a TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder.

Whatever it’s called, all you know is that chronic pain disrupts your daily routine, and you need relief so you can get on with your life.

What Causes TMJ Disorders

Your TMJ is a complex joint that attaches your lower jaw (mandible) to your upper jaw and allows you to open and close your mouth and move it side to side. You can get a ...

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Supporting Veterans By Providing Dental Care

Columbia, IL Dental Practice | Workman family dental

We are proud to serve veterans. Recently, we worked with a charitable organization called Songs4Soldiers. Their mission is to enrich the lives of combat veterans and their families who have limited resources. At zero cost to our patient, we made dentures for him so he could eat and smile again. 

George - Songs4Soldiers Veteran Story from sparked media collective on Vimeo.

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