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01
JUN
2018

Modern Marvels: Dental Implants in Murray UT

Millions of Americans are enjoying the benefits of dental implants, many of them here in Murray UT.  Salt Lake Dental Care is a provider of these dental marvels.

A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into a patient’s jaw. They replace the missing tooth’s root, which helps the jawbone maintain its density and prevents bone recession. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of the titanium post.

One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent long-term solution.

For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients say they have renewed confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.

To find out more about dental implants from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, contact our office. We also provide general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

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APR
2018

Smile Transformations At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS

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Are you happy with the state of your smile? If not, you have options. With cosmetic dentistry from Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, you can improve your smile in ways you might not be able to imagine.

Many people have concerns with the appearance of their otherwise healthy teeth. These include a misaligned bite, dull or yellow teeth, missing teeth, or broken teeth.

Few people have naturally stunning smiles, but those who practice proper oral care can avoid many issues that impact the appearance of their smile. But some men and women are unhappy with their smiles even though they do practice proper oral hygiene.

Cosmetic dentistry can transform your teeth, no matter what kind of imperfections you have. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your smile, while dental implants are the ideal solution to missing teeth.

To correct an imperfect bite, we provide two types of adult orthodontics: Invisalign clear braces, and Six Month Smiles.

Call Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT today to meet with us about a cosmetic dental smile makeover.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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23
MAR
2018

Dental Implants In Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Tooth ImplantsQ: For Salt Lake City residents: When is the least expensive dental implant really the most expensive?

A: When it ends up costing more in the long run.

Too often, people who lose a tooth don’t understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. They believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone, they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run, however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Dr. Scharf continues:

“With the price of gasoline and food soaring, people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately, choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

If you are missing a tooth, you may be able to save the adjacent teeth if receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Salt Lake Dental Care. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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16
MAR
2018

Seven Steps For A Beautiful, Healthy Smile

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin said that long ago, but at Salt Lake Dental Care in Murray UT, we know it still applies to many aspects of modern life, like keeping your smile beautiful and healthy.

Keeping your teeth healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some of the most important guidelines are highlighted here.

1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush.

2. Don’t forget to floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your smile, and keep your gums healthy too.

3. Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you play sports, or are engaged in an activity where your mouth could be damaged.

4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!

5. Avoid piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dubious fashion that you should avoid.

6. Stay away from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.

7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!

At Salt lake Dental Care, helping our patients establish good habits is important. So is helping them achieve the smile they want with cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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DEC
2017

How Do You Measure Dental Success?

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How do you measure “dental success?” A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth?

It could mean all those things and many more.

For a child, dental success could be defined as a childhood free of cavities, learning daily dental hygiene practices, and gaining an understanding of why it’s essential.

For a local teen who is hesitant to smile because of misaligned teeth, a successful course of orthodontic treatment will boost their confidence.

For a middle-aged man who neglected his teeth in his youth, restorative dentistry can improve his oral health for the rest of a his life.

For a woman with tetracycline stains but otherwise healthy teeth, dental success may be as easy as quick in-office same-day tooth whitening.

A person with several missing teeth natural-looking implant-anchored dentures that allow him to eat steak for the first time in years.

What are your goals for your smile? What is the current state of your oral health? Schedule a consultation with Clint Blackwood.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, our goal is your complete satisfaction. We are devoted to providing patient-focused dental care of the highest standard. We are here to help you. You could be our next success story!

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

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06
OCT
2017

What Is More Valuable Than A Diamond?

Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.
-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

Murray cosmetic dentistry When Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, there was no way to replace teeth that were lost to trauma or decay. We are fortunate to live in a time where there is a permanent cutting-edge replacement for missing teeth–the amazing dental implant.

A dental implant, or tooth implant, is anchored into the jaw bone. It does not slide around like a removable denture. It functions just like a natural tooth.

With a dental implant, you can talk, chew, and brush like normal. Eat that steak. Laugh out loud. Sing at the top of your lungs!

The dental implant procedure available in Murray is not an experimental treatment. Dental implants have been available for many years. You can be sure that the dental implant procedure has been fully tested and tweaked to perfection. The success rate for dental implants in Murray is almost one hundred percent.

If you have a missing tooth and want to get a tooth implant, it is important to choose an experienced dental specialist to perform your implant procedure. To schedule a dental implant or cosmetic dentistry consultation at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, call 801-506-6009.

A dental implant is a strong and beautiful tooth replacement that, incidentally, is less expensive than a diamond of similar size. (See the quote at the beginning of this article.) To discuss financing options, contact our office.

At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we offer the full spectrum of restorative, cosmetic, and general dental services. If you need a gentle family dentist to put your kids at ease or a precision smile design artist, we invite you to talk to Dr. Clint Blackwood, DDS.

Our team is enthusiastic about providing distinctive dental care for our valued patients.

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS: 801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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12
MAY
2017

Mini Implants May Be Right For You

How Mini Dental Implants Can Help Your Smile in 84107 I’m Clint Blackwood of Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in Murray. Today’s topic is mini dental implants, sometimes called “immediate implants”.

Though they are not as well known as traditional dental implants, mini implants are also being used successfully in the Murray area to improve smiles. Like their larger diameter counterparts, mini implants can support a restoration for one or more missing teeth or replace a bridge or fixed denture. Denture wearers benefit significantly from these slip-free dental implants that are anchored securely in the jaw bone.

In some cases, a patient is unable to receive traditional full-size dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. There are also Salt Lake City mini implant patients who are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.

The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can sometimes be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if necessary, is ordinarily very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.

Don’t let the word “mini” fool you; your smile can receive a maximum upgrade with mini dental implants. Call Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS at 801-506-6009 to schedule a consultation.

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04
NOV
2016

Getting Ready For A Dental Implant In Murray, Utah

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Dr. Clint Blackwood at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS in Murray, Utah, believes every patient deserves a remarkable smile whether it takes sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or wisdom teeth removal.

Today’s post will address the preparation needed for dental implants. Consider calling 801-506-6009 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.

Getting ready for a tooth implant includes understanding what it is, whether you are a candidate, how to prepare for the surgery, precautions to take throughout the healing process and what to expect once the implant is complete.

What is a dental implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant is a permanent post fused to the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

Who can benefit from dental implants?
Ideal candidates for dental implants include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, adequate bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. Our patients in Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, and Taylorsville come from all backgrounds and have a wide range of dental troubles. For many, dental implants are an exceptional solution.

What preparation is needed?

An initial visit with Dr. Blackwood at Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS 279 E 5900 S Ste 202, Murray, Utah 84107 is the first step. For this evaluation be sure to bring pertinent medical information, current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the vital details. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be required.

How do I ensure successful healing?
Avoid drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal between surgeries. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around site. Follow the instructions given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.

How do I care for dental implants?

Caring for implants is not much different than caring for natural teeth. Be sure to avoid damaging, harmful habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a problem for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implants and gum tissue around the implants clean just as you (hopefully) do with your natural teeth.

The complete process can take months from consultation to complete healing and placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of dental implants and think about financing options.

Visit https://www.saltlakedentalcare.com/meet-dr-blackwood/ for more specifics about our practice and services including invisalign braces, gum contouring, veneers and teeth whitening. Our high-quality staff is ready to offer general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and many other general and cosmetic procedures.

Visit Us Once and You’ll Be A Patient For Life

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, UT
84107

 

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21
OCT
2016

What’s Your Dental Plan In Murray, Utah?

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To achieve the utmost in oral health and a stunning smile, you need a strategy. If you’re in Murray, Utah looking for a smile makeover and need cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, dental implants or any number of dental restoration procedures done, your strategy should be: “Contact my professional neighborhood dental practice.” Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS is at your service.

Dr. Clint Blackwood has been serving the Draper, Sandy, and Taylorsville communities since 2005. Our valued patients in Murray will tell you they can’t get over the way Clint Blackwood and staff repaired and transformed their most vital feature into a unforgettable smile. We would love the chance to thrill you, as well.

If you’re worried about how pricey the work you need could be, don’t worry, you might be pleasantly surprised about the bottom line. Especially, if like many of our nearby Salt Lake City patients with dental coverage, your insurance picks up a significant portion. But even without insurance, the procedures can be affordable. We have competitive pricing and work to keep the costs reasonable when it comes to sedation dentistry, teeth whitening and wisdom teeth removal. And, before you ask, porcelain veneers and Invisalign are included in that list. Let us transform your smile into one that will light up the world.

Whether you need a bi-annual cleaning or cosmetic dentistry, Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS assists in a variety ways with your dental needs:

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, Utah
84107

 

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08
APR
2016

The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Hello. I am Dr. Clint Blackwood. Thanks for visiting my blog. Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continually regenerating itself. This vital process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movements of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

Murray people with missing teeth not only have an unattractive gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in themself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Modern Murray dentistry to the rescue. Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely performed with success in the Salt Lake City area and can be done with your own bone, synthetic bone material or bone from a cadaver.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a sensational smile! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Clint Blackwood by calling 801-506-6009.

 

Contact Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS:

801-506-6009

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

279 E 5900 S Ste 202
Murray, UT
84107

 

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