Restorative Dentistry

Are Dentures the Only Answer for Extensive Tooth Loss?

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with proper home care and regular checkups at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, they can. But sometimes things go wrong, in spite of everyone’s best efforts. Dental implants are an ideal solution for anyone who loses one or more of their natural teeth. Dental implants

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Tooth Implant Placement: Before, During, After

Dental implants are rapidly becoming the tooth replacement option of choice. Millions of Americans have chosen implants, like those available at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL. Once the decision is made, patients usually want to know what’s involved every step of the way. Before the Procedure It begins with a consultation and preliminary exam.

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The Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma

At David Rice DDS in Elgin IL, we know how stressful the idea of invasive dental treatment can be. During the procedure, we can numb your pain with local anesthetics and a host of other sedation options. But what about when you go home and the medicine wears off? You’re often left to deal with

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Toothache Relief at David A. Rice, DDS in Elgin

There is never a good time to have a toothache. The sensation can be anything from a dull ache to sharp pain. It might be throbbing and persistent, or only there when you bite into something. You may need immediate attention, and if you do, David Rice DDS in Elgin IL is your go-to resource.

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What are Possible Dental Implant Complications?

Dental implants from David Rice DDS in Elgin IL are state-of-the-art, with a success rate in the area of ninety-eight percent. That number is a testament to implant technology. But like any medical or dental procedure, there are certain risks involved. In this post, we will consider the possible complications of a dental implant. Infection:

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Is A Loose Tooth A Dental Emergency?

When they are properly cared for, adult teeth can last a lifetime. If you get a loose adult tooth, it is a sign that something is going on, and you should call us at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL right away. There are a number of reasons why a permanent, adult tooth can become

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What If My Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

It can happen in an instant: a blow to the mouth so violent, it knocks out a tooth. This is an authentic dental emergency and you need immediate care, like what we offer at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL. If you venture on to a playing field, even if it’s only for touch football,

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The Five Stages of a Cavity

In this message from David Rice DDS in Elgin IL we discuss something about cavities you might not know. You may have heard that once tooth enamel is eroded, it’s gone forever. This is not entirely true. In the earliest stage of enamel erosion, a cavity can be reversed. There are five main stages to

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Implants or Traditional Dentures? Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing

If you want to restore your smile due to extensive tooth loss, you have a decision to make. Should you choose ordinary dentures or go with state-of-the-art implant dentures, like those at David Rice DDS in Elgin IL? One of the biggest disadvantages to ordinary dentures is a greatly reduced ability to bite and chew

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Go Back In Time

So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from David Rice DDS in Elgin, you can! A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it

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