Brian Coats, DDS Blog

How to Recognize Dental Implant Failure

January 5, 2024

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closeup of two dental implants

Dental implants reign as the top choice for tooth replacement, with over 5 million implants installed each year! These implants not only restore the appearance and functionality of teeth but also boast an impressive 95% success rate. However, despite their high success rate, dental implants can still encounter challenges leading to potential failure. Here’s everything you need to know about dental implant failure and signs to watch out for.


LANAP® vs. LAPIP®: What’s the Difference?

December 20, 2023

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a computer graphic of a mouth with bacteria in it

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one out of every two adults in the world has gum disease, which is a deteriorating infection that can compromise both natural and artificial teeth. Fortunately, even in severe cases, there are ways to treat it in hopes of preserving your full and functional smile, like two laser procedures, called LANAP and LAPIP. However, even though the names of these treatments are similar, these state-of-the-art techniques are used in two different types of situations. Read on to learn more about each of the procedures and their benefits.


Are Your Dentures a Little Long in the Tooth? It Might Be Time for a Replacement

August 10, 2023

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Modern dentures look natural and are extremely comfortable, but they eventually need replacement. Sometimes this is because the dentures are deteriorating, and other times the patient’s mouth is changing shape. In any case, there comes a point when routine maintenance or a minor adjustment won’t fix the problem. Read on to learn about a few signs that you might be due for a new set of dentures.


Which Questions Should I Ask at my Cosmetic Dental Appointment?

February 21, 2023

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Picture of a patient talking to their dentist

Modern cosmetic dentistry is full of marvels. Technology has advanced to such an extent that, for basically any issue you’re dealing with, your dentist will be able to help you. However, one consequence of that is that it can be hard for the average person to know the full breadth of what their dentist has to offer.

If you have an upcoming consultation with your cosmetic dentist, it can be hard to even know where to begin! Here are a few questions you can ask your dentist at that consultation.


4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dental Insurance Benefits in 2022

September 28, 2022

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Dental insurance form

Dental insurance isn’t the most exciting subject in the world, but it can help you save a ton when it comes to taking care of your smile. However, dental insurance doesn’t work exactly like the medical insurance that you are used to. It can be challenging to navigate at first. Here are some tips to help you fully maximize your benefits and get the most out of your plan.


Thinking of Getting Invisalign? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

September 26, 2022

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Woman smiling while putting on Invisalign

Are you interested in joining the 12+ million Americans that have straightened their teeth with Invisalign? You’re not alone! Countless patients are interested in achieving the smile of their dreams without the metal. Of course, there’s much more to this orthodontic treatment. With this in mind, keep reading to learn five things you should know before getting Invisalign.


4 Tips for Managing a Lost Dental Filling

March 30, 2022

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Shocked woman with hands on her headYou probably haven’t spent much time thinking about your filling after it was placed because it blended in perfectly with your smile. You may have even forgotten about the filling–that is until it fell out. Fillings are designed to be a long-term solution for decay, but they don’t last forever. If you have a lost dental filling, don’t panic! Here are 4 things you should do.


What Can I Do About My Small Teeth?

December 4, 2021

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dentist showing jaw and teeth with X-ray during consultation

Some small animals like hamsters and rabbits have open-rooted teeth that never stop growing, so they must chew on things constantly to wear them down.

Humans don’t have this predicament, but some wish their teeth would grow once again. If you have microdontia affecting one or more teeth to make you think they are too small, you may have wondered if you can do anything about it.

Fortunately, thanks to the wonders of cosmetic dentistry you have multiple options to choose from. Read on to learn some reasons adults can have small teeth, plus ways your cosmetic dentist in Longmont can help.


Recapture Your Youthful Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry

November 4, 2021

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mature woman with veneers

Wine gets better with age, but most things don’t have it that easy as time passes. Fortunately, your teeth don’t have to give in to the aging process.

Cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of ways for your smile to look younger than it did 20 years ago. If only everything in life came with the option to turn back the clock.

Keep reading to learn about how age can wear on your smile, as well as your cosmetic dentistry treatment options in Longmont.