Do you ever wonder what advances have been made in dentistry? Have you put off going to the dentist? Now IS the time to go! Depending on when your last dental visit was, a lot has changed. Digital x-rays have improved a dentist's ability to look for problems in your mouth. Digital x-rays are faster and more efficient, cutting down on the amount of radiation you receive. Besides looking for cavities, dental x-rays can detect the amount of bone below the tooth, look for placement of dental implants, and check to make sure all of the root has been cleaned out during a root canal. Digital x-rays can also be saved on a computer and used to compare future dental x-rays, allowing your dentist to give you better care by detecting the changes in your oral anatomy earlier. A dental veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is place over your existing tooth to correct cosmetic defects. Dental veneers are now thinner than ever and thin is good! Thinner veneers help preserve more tooth … [Read more...]
Ever Wonder What a Dental Implant Looks Like?
Ever wonder what a dental implant looks like before a crown is placed on top? Here is a picture of an implant Dr. Bomstad placed today. Amazing, isn't it?! After only an hour in the chair, this patient is on their way to having a "new tooth". There are many benefits to having a dental implant placed. IMPROVED APPEARANCE: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. IMPROVED SPEECH: You never have to worry about dental implants not fitting properly, causing slurred speech. IMPROVED COMFORT: Because dental implants are a part of you, you never have to worry about discomfort. EASIER EATING: Dental implants function like your own teeth. IMPROVED SELF-ESTEEM: Dental implants restore your smile, giving you your confidence back! IMPROVED ORAL HEALTH: Dental implants do not require the alteration of adjacent teeth, leaving your existing teeth intact. It also allows for easy flossing. DURABILITY: Dental implants are very durable and with good care can last a … [Read more...]
Dr. Bomstad Will Be Certified in Dental Implants
Next Week, Dr. Bomstad will become certified in dental implants through the Zimmer Institute. This is exciting news for you, as a patient. You will no longer need to visit an oral surgeon to have the post placed for the implant. Dr. Bomstad will be able to oversee your care from start to finish, no running around town. You will never have to leave Hopkins, saving you time and money! Who doesn't like that?! Leading up to this certification, Dr. Bomstad has been training with one of the top dentists in the dental implant field and is excited to offer this service from start to finish to his own patients! You can expect Dr. Bomstad to start placing implants in June. This is just one of the many ways Dr. Bomstad and Dr. Karban strive to make Bomstad Dental a state of the art dental facility. … [Read more...]