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Why Partial Dentures Are Still a Reliable Choice

Partial Dentures | Garden Springs Dental

You have several options for replacing missing teeth, and each has their pros and cons. Dental implants have received a lot of attention, but for many people, a removable partial denture is still the right choice.

How Does a Partial Denture Work?

If you are missing a single tooth, or several teeth in different areas of your mouth, partial dentures are designed to fit in and around existing teeth like a jigsaw puzzle. A partial denture may be set on a metal or plastic base and are often secured to adjacent teeth with clasps to hold them in place.

When Is a Partial Denture the Right Choice?

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Have You Ever Considered These 3 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Services?

White Smile | Garden Springs Dental

Do you like your smile when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror? It’s not vanity to want to look your best; if your smile isn’t quite living up to your standards, you owe it to yourself to consider cosmetic dentistry.

If you hear “cosmetic dentistry” and envision extensive (and expensive) treatments, you should know that you have many options. You can choose one treatment or you and your dentist may decide that combining several will best help you achieve your smile goals.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Any procedure that improves the esthetics of your smile can be considered cosmetic. If you think about what quality draws you to people with a ...

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3 Situations That Mean It's Time to Call an Emergency Dentist Now

Woman With Tooth Pain | Garden Springs Dental

Most of us have had a dental emergency occur at some point in our lives. While there are many different types of emergencies, some are just a nuisance while others demand immediate attention.

But how do you know which is which?

Here are some common dental problems that require emergency treatment. Of course, this is just a guide, and your first step should always be to call your dentist first and explain your situation.

Please note that if any emergency involves injury to your face or jaw or you experience excessive bleeding, you should call 911 or go to an emergency room.

Knocked-Out Tooth

This is the most critical of all dental emergencies because there ...

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5 Tips for Helping Your Child Avoid Dental Anxiety

Mom and Daughter | Garden Springs Dental

Did you have a negative dental experience as a child? Unfortunately, too many adults end up developing a lifetime of dental anxiety for this very reason. 

You don't want your child to be burdened by this kind of fear, but you aren't sure how to prevent it from happening.  Fortunately, there are several ways you can set your child up for a successful first visit to the dentist. 

Start Early

Before your child's first "official" visit, you can help them by bringing them to one of your appointments. For kids, there's comfort in predictability; visiting the office and meeting the dentist without the stress of treatment can build trust so they see the ...

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