At first, you thought losing a tooth wasn’t a big deal—until reality hit you. You can’t always eat the foods you want without difficulty chewing. Your confidence has taken a hit as well because you don’t feel comfortable smiling in front of other people. Here at the office of Chris J. Devlin DMD PC, our team wants to help you restore your smile. Although there are several reconstruction options, our dentists will almost always recommend dental implants in State College first. Dental implants have many advantages compared to other restorations. If you’re interested in moving forward with the dental implant process, you probably want to know what it entails. Here’s a brief breakdown of what you can expect when restoring your teeth with dental implants.
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July 31, 2017
June 16, 2017
Sure – you’ve heard of dental crowns in State College, but what does this restorative procedure actually consist of? While the terminology itself may call to mind visions of teeth with scepters, robes, and tiaras, this is actually a great way to address dentitions that have become compromised for several reasons. In this post, Dr. Chris Devlin explains how you can give your teeth the royal treatment when you work with his experienced and friendly team of experts.
May 19, 2017
You look across the restaurant and see your friend arriving and a smile breaks out across your face until you remember that you’re missing a tooth. You quickly hide your smile and wave to your friend instead. Wouldn’t it be great to smile with confidence again? There are great options available for restoring your tooth and Dr. Chris Devlin can help you select the right one for your needs. Here are some of the benefits of getting a dental implant in State College over other treatment options.
May 1, 2017
The American Dental Association recommends everyone visits their dentist twice a year for preventive care; however, this is not always easy. When you live with dental fears, even the simplest of dental appointments can cause you a great deal of anxiety. As a result, you can delay dental care due to your discomfort. In fact, as much as 15% of Americans do not see their dentist regularly due to dental phobias. Dr. Chris Devlin understands your hesitation but does not want to see you put your dental care on hold. As a sedation dentist in State College, he offers multiple types of sedation to help you relax and enjoy your time at the dentist.
March 14, 2017
Whether you are living with one or multiple missing teeth, daily life can be a challenge! Eating and chewing are difficult, which means your nutrition may suffer. Talking and smiling at others feels embarrassing, which takes a toll on your confidence. You may not even realize that your missing teeth are also affecting your oral health. The good news is there are solutions for you, and Dr. Chris Devlin can help! Your State College dentist compares dental implants and dentures and how they can each benefit your health.
February 15, 2017
Dr. Chris J. Devlin teaches patients about tooth decay in his State College dental practice. Learn how a cavity develops and what you can do to prevent this troubling oral health issue.
January 24, 2017
Many seniors think that their age means they’re crossing over into their metallic years – that growing older means silver hair and gold teeth. But aging doesn’t mean your dental health has to suffer. In fact, a recent statement from former Surgeon General Richard Carmona states “About 70% of individuals 65 and older still retain their teeth.” If you prioritize your oral health and see premier State College dentist Dr. Chris Devlin, you can be part of that 70%. Let’s examine some dental challenges aging causes and review Dr. Devlin’s tips for keeping your winning smile as you age. (more…)
December 19, 2016
There’s never been a more important time to take charge of your oral health than now! With new information emerging about how periodontal health and your overall health and well being are linked, taking good care of your teeth and mouth is critical. While your routine cleaning and checkup appointments are your first line of defense against oral health issues, did you know there are also many things you can do at home too? Dr. Chris Devlin, your State College dentist, offers tips on caring for your teeth between dental visits.
November 12, 2016
We get it, your semester is crazy right now. You look down at your schedule and all you see is a nesting-doll of exams, study groups, and parties. It’s easy to let little things slide, like brushing your teeth. Some nights, you’d rather just go to sleep sooner than clean your teeth. However, keeping your teeth healthy is one of the simplest ways you can take care of yourself, as well as save you more stress during this time of year. The last thing you need is a dental problem, so your dentist in State College, Dr. Chris Devlin, is going to give you 4 easy tips to take care of your teeth so you have one less thing to think about these hectic days. (more…)
October 14, 2016
You need consistently superior dental care. State College dentist, Dr. Chris Devlin, and his team would love to provide it for you. They are accepting new patients right now. While this experienced dentist in State College provides an amazing array of restorative and cosmetic dental services, his primary emphasis is prevention. It’s the mainstay of a healthy, good-looking smile you can enjoy for a lifetime.