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Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry: Closer Allies Than You’d May Think
Smiling patient after successful dentist appointment

This is something that all dentists have dealt with at some point or the other: eager to get the best possible dental care, many first time patients are quick to ask our clinic staff whether they “specialize in cosmetics or repair work”. While we are always eager to celebrate empowered patients who are willing to check everyone’s credentials (because you should!), there seems to be a general understanding that cosmetic and restorative dentistry are neatly defined specialties that oppose each other. The truth is that, rather than seeing them as opposing professional paths, these are just two legs of the same table. Restorative Dental Work: The Bread and Butter of Ocala Dentists Restorative dental work is the one that aims to cure or treat diseases or injuries in the teeth, gums, or mouth. It is not actually a specialization within dentistry, as it covers much of the preventative and common fixes that dentists see on a day-to-day basis. This includes: Cavity fillingsBridgesRegular cleaningCrown modeling and installationReplacing teethPeriodontitis procedures Cosmetic Dental Work:  the Finishing Touches That Make a Masterpiece Despite what the name may seem to imply, cosmetic dentistry is rarely limited to just making things look better. At its most basic, it does encompass whitening treatments ­­– but it also deals with many procedures meant to make crowns and prosthetics look more natural and feel more comfortable, such as: BondingCenteringVeneeringChip repairing Why They Should Never Stand Alone Nowadays, almost every…

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Tooth Replacement Options for Missing Teeth
Matching shades before tooth replacement procedure

Society may place a huge emphasis on the ability to flash a “million-dollar smile” as one of the keys of likeability or business success. This may stem partially from the general disconnection between Hollywood types and the general public: the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that at least 200 million Americans suffer from tooth loss or edentulism. However, the current abundance of tooth replacement options also plays a major part in keeping this epidemic hidden. A quick look at listings for local dentists is bound to show countless banners offering half a dozen different procedures, which often does little but increase confusion. Is Tooth Replacement Really Necessary? Losing a tooth often occurs as a result of deep cavities, out of control periodontitis, or traumatic accidents where the jaw bone is damaged. Long-time patients at VIPCare Dental know that all our restorative dentistry interventions are meant to prevent definitive tooth loss from ever happening in the first place – but factors such as osteoporosis and chronic metabolic conditions often get the best of us. As this tends to happen mostly to older patients, it is easy to fall into the trap of dismissing tooth replacement procedures as a purely cosmetic concern. However, leaving gaps open in a patient’s mouth after extraction can progressively worsen their oral health: this will increase the chances of gum disease, create small pockets for infection to thrive, and even cause the surrounding teeth to shift. Tooth Replacement…

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VIPcare Dental Accepts Medicare (Dental Insurance)
Medicare dental insurance is accepted at Vipcare Dental Ocala

VIPcare Dental — Dentists that Accept Medicare in Ocala Florida Each year thousands of Americans are eligible to receive dental benefits through health insurance provided to them by their employer or other dental health groups, however, finding a dentist that accepts Medicare in Ocala Florida can be challenging. If you’ve been searching for search phrases such as ‘dentist that accept Medicare near me ’or ‘ what dentist takes Medicare? then look no further! At VIPcare Dental we understand that dental procedures can be costly, which is why we accept Medicare dental coverage so that you can enjoy all the dental discounts you are entitled to. Do all Dentists Accept Medicare Dental Insurance? Dental Insurance is very valuable, which is why it’s essential to find a dentist that accepts your policy so that you can get the full dental benefits offered by your health insurance plan. Two people can receive the same service but pay very different prices if they are not covered by Medicare or another provider, and unfortunately, not all dentists accept state-funded programs such as Medicare dental coverage making dental procedures very costly for some patients. At VIPcare Dental we will work with you to ensure that you get the most value from your Medicare dental coverage so that you can maintain excellent oral health and cut back on out-of-pocket expenses for dental procedures. Our friendly dental staff will assist you in analyzing your health insurance policy and…

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