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Are Dental Implants Experimental?

Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City. Dental implants are sometimes confused with artificial teeth. Actually, an implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In

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Aesthetic Dentistry Solves Difficult Oral Problems

Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day. Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve: Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant Solution:

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Are Dental Implants Too Expensive?

This message from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is about dental implants. One of the persistent misconceptions about them is that they are too pricey. Perhaps you have considered implants but think the price is too steep. Let’s talk about the cost of dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that we implant into

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Why is the 4-Step Tooth Implant Timeline Necessary?

Dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. The process for getting an implant takes two to six months, but don’t let that discourage you. Each stage of the procedure is important. It’s not a drawback; it is indicative of the permanent nature of an implant. The Dental Implant

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What are Possible Dental Implant Complications?

Dental implants from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City 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 risks. In this post, we will consider possible complications of a dental implant. Infection. Any surgical procedure

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Correcting Severe Dental Problems At Kenneth Hovden DDS

Each restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed at Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City can address a specific issue. A porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or has had enamel loss. Bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth. Some dental problems are more extensive and

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Bridging The Gap

Do you have a missing tooth that is detracting from your otherwise pleasant smile? At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we can fill the gap with a dental bridge, and help you get back your sensational smile! A dental bridge could be the perfect answer for your missing tooth. A bridge not only restores

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What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew with your back teeth, the surfaces may be damaged. One option from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City is the use of an inlay or onlay. An inlay is like a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one

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Extraction Is Not The End Game

Have you had a tooth extracted? You may be left with a gap in your smile. Unsightly as that may be, there is  more than the issue of appearance. At Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City we can address that with a state-of-the-art dental implant. Problems With Extracted Teeth After a tooth is extracted, the

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Can I Ignore a Cracked Tooth if it Doesn’t Hurt?

You may have heard that tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. It is, but here’s a reminder from Kenneth Hovden DDS in Daly City: it isn’t indestructble, and if you crack a tooth you should have us look at it as soon as possible. A tooth may become crackded as a result

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