Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Types of Dental Implants

A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns, bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. Dental implants are permanent and look and feel like real teeth. There are two different types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. At Greenville Family Dentistry, Dr. Christopher Emuedue can perform the entire implant process over a course of two months.

Endosteal (in the bone) is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades, surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures. Subperiosteal (on the bone) implants are placed on top of the jawbone under the gum tissue. However, subperiosteal implants are no longer in use today because of their poor long-term results in comparison to endosteal implants.  

If you're experiencing discomfort in a tooth, don't ignore it; schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about dental implants, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Emuedue at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call 903-455-6701. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Snap-On Smile in Greenville, TX

At Greenville Family Dentistry, Dr. Christopher Emuedue can provide you with a brand new smile in just two quick and painless visits to the office. Snap-On smile is an affordable and life-changing solution for people of all ages. For patients who are hesitant to commit to more involved restoration treatments, Snap-On Smile gives them the experience of living with better function and superior esthetics.

Snap-On Smile is a patented easy way to obtain a beautiful smile. Snap-On Smile’s unique proprietary formula of hi-tech dental resin makes it very thin, yet extremely strong. It fits right over your own teeth to give you a beautiful, natural looking smile – even if you have stains, chips, gaps, or missing teeth. It is an excellent choice for those who are not candidates for bridges or implants, anyone who would like a Hollywood smile without the expense and discomfort of complex and invasive dental procedures, and anyone who has an old-fashioned removable partial denture and wants a beautiful, more comfortable alternative.

If you have any questions about Snap-On Smile or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Emuedue, please give our Greenville Family Dentistry office in Greenville, TX a call at 903-455-6701. To learn more about Snap-On Smile visit for more information. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Keeping your mouth clean is vital to the health of your oral cavity as well as the health of many of the body’s systems. Here at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX we want to give our patients some tips for a healthy mouth.

Brushing and flossing are the first and foremost important parts of an oral hygiene routine. When plaque is not removed, it can harden into tartar and cause decay. Plaque starts to form hours after brushing and flossing. This is why it is important to brush two to three times per day. This is also why it is important to floss every single day. Remember to brush your cheeks, the roof of your mouth, and your tongue as bacteria can build up in all of these places, as well.

Brushing and flossing should be done once in the morning, once before bed, and once during the day, if possible. However, brushing should be done a half an hour after eating. The acids in our food can cause enamel to wear down when our teeth are brushed immediately after eating them.

Along with a daily oral care routine, regular visits to your dentist are also part of having a healthy mouth. Make sure to schedule your exam and cleaning! If you have been experiencing redness of the gums, tooth sensitivity, or pain when chewing, these are definite signs that an examination by your dentist is needed.

To learn more or to schedule with us, call Greenville Family Dentistry of Greenville, TX at (903) 455-6701 or visit our website,