Dr. Kelly Clarke, DDS
Kelly R. Clarke, DDS


Implants Are Naturally Long-Lasting. Here's How to Get the Most from Yours

Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. If you decide to invest in an implant, you'll want to understand how to care for it and make the most of your investment. With the right care, an implant can potentially last a lifetime, making it an ideal long-term choice for your oral health.

Proper Implant Care

An implant's greatest enemy is infection and bone loss. You need healthy bone structure for proper implant support. Otherwise, you could potentially lose your new tooth.

The best way to keep your implant healthy is consistent brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Removing the plaque buildup that occurs around and in ...

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3 Home Care Habits for Healthy Dental Implants

Dental Implants Bradenton FL

Choosing dental implants to restore your teeth is smart and sound investment for your oral health. Now that you've chosen them, you'll want to know how to take care of them so you can make the most of your investment. Here are 3 home care tips you can use to keep your dental implants in Bradenton, FL healthy.

Consistent Brushing and Flossing

Regular brushing and flossing are always important, but even more so when you have a dental implant because infection can cause it to fail. Keeping it clean and bacteria free will ensure its longevity. You might consider using an electric toothbrush, which does a lot of the hard work ...

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Is Tooth Loss a Chronic Health Condition?

Tooth Loss | Laser Dentistry

A chronic condition is defined as, "a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects."

While you may not have thought of a missing tooth as a chronic condition, it definitely is. In fact, without a replacement, you could actually be facing more tooth loss!


The Effects of a Missing Tooth

When you live with a missing tooth, there are daily challenges. Eating and chewing may be difficult, which causes your nutrition to suffer. Smiling and talking to others may feel embarrassing, which takes a toll on your confidence. You may not even realize that it's also affecting your oral health. ...

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How Smoking Affects the Success of Dental Implants

How Smoking Affects the Success of Dental Implants | Laser Dentistry

Restoring your missing tooth with a dental implant is an excellent choice, and one of the smartest investments you can make in your oral health. Now that you've made this important decision, you'll want to do everything you can to ensure that your implant surgery is a success.

One important factor that affects the health of dental implants in Bradenton, FL is smoking cigarettes, and here's why:

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant helps protect your oral health by replacing your root with a biocompatible titanium post. This is placed during surgery and then given a period of 3 to 4 months to heal and integrate with your bone. After ...

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants | Laser Dentistry

Living with a missing tooth presents daily challenges that most of us take for granted. For example, how would it feel to walk into a restaurant knowing that you're going to have trouble chewing most things on the menu? When you have a missing tooth it's always on your mind, and it takes a toll on your confidence. The good news is that dental implants in Bradenton, FL may be the solution for you, and Dr. Kelly Clarke is here to help.

What is a Dental Implant?

By far the best replacement option that dentistry has to offer, dental implants are very successful because they replace both your tooth and ...

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