Month: March 2017

Can I Get Implants If I Am Fully Edentulous?

If you have lost all of your teeth and are fully edentulous, you may wonder what your options for tooth replacement are. Of course, you can get dentures. They are for the fully edentulous upper and/or lower dental arch. Dentures are removable and are held in place via denture adhesive and natural suction. Dentures sometimes… Read more »

See Fort Worth The Exciting Way! Try the Cowtown Cycle Party!

Texans are proud, and those of us who work at the office of Dr. Stephen M. Huffstutler are proud of our Texas town, Fort Worth. There is so much to see and do here! We encourage you to check it out. Are you up for an adventure? Do you want to see Fort Worth the… Read more »

The Purpose Of Your Dental Roots

Each natural tooth in your mouth consists of a root and a crown. The crown is the part of the tooth that we see above the gum that makes up your smile. The root is below the gum and anchors your tooth into your jawbone. We all know that the crowns of our teeth are… Read more »

Questions About Bridges? We’ll Answer Them Here!

A dental bridge is one type of prosthetic that can replace missing teeth. There is also the implant–a surgical procedure that places a small titanium post into your jawbone. Then there are partial and full dentures. So, when it comes to missing teeth, you have options to replace them. However, each option has specific modalities…. Read more »

The Benefits Of Root Canal Therapy

There are probably few people who believe root canal therapy has benefits, because it has always gotten such a bad rap. This may be due to the fact that decades ago, there were no local anesthetics. However, today root canal therapy isn’t usually any more painful than getting a dental filling, and there are several… Read more »

Why Invisalign® Is For Older Teens And Adults

If you are wondering why Invisalign® treatment is only recommended for older teens and adults there are a few different reasons. There is no stigma for children to wear braces. One of the major benefits of Invisalign® treatment, especially for adults, is that they are virtually unnoticeable, and therefore adults who wish to have their teeth… Read more »

Can My Child Get An Implant?

Children can lose their permanent teeth as well as adults can. They may get a tooth knocked out due to sports, an accident, a blow to the mouth, etc. If this happens, and the tooth is an anterior tooth leaving a space for all to see, you may wonder if your child can get an… Read more »

National Cowgirl Museum And Hall Of Fame

Texas is all about cowboys and cowgirls, and although Texas has modernized along with the rest of the country, we still keep our down-home roots. Texas is a proud state. We are proud of our longhorn steer, our horses, ranches, cowboys, and our cowgirls. So, if you’re looking to learn a thing or two about… Read more »

Can I Get A Dental Implant If I’m Diabetic?

Over 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is the most common. Type 2 diabetes results when your body does not produce enough insulin, or does not respond effectively to the insulin it does produce. Type 1 diabetes is when your… Read more »

Can I Get An Implant If I Smoke?

While dental implants boast between a 95 and 98 percent success rate, they may not fare as well in smokers. Smoking makes the long-term success of implants much more risky. It doesn’t mean that you definitely cannot get an implant if you smoke, but there are many more factors to take into consideration.