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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

Why Should I See a Prosthodontist?

September 14, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 10:59 pm

Man happy with smile after seeing a prosthodontist in Milwaukee. Your smile relies on the care you receive from your dentist over the years. Unfortunately, there might come a time when you develop a complex oral health issue that requires the expertise of a specialist. If your teeth are seriously damaged or missing, your general dentist may not be enough to fix them. Instead, you might need to visit a prosthodontist in Milwaukee. They specialize in rebuilding and replacing compromised teeth to restore a healthy, functional smile.

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Do Dental Crowns Need to Be Replaced?

June 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:08 pm
Line of dental crowns with one on extended fingertip

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that can be fit snugly over a tooth to improve its function, strength, or appearance. These common dental restorations can be used to fix a wide variety of issues, including teeth that are weak, broken, misshapen, or stained. However, since dental crowns can be used in so many different situations, it can be difficult to predict when it will need to be replaced. Here’s what you can expect from your new dental crown, how you can tell if it needs to be replaced, and what you can do extend its lifespan.  

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Debunking Dental Implant Myths

May 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 9:38 pm
Woman with dental implants

When discussing dental implants, you may have heard that they are painful, look unnatural, limit your diet, or are something only old people get. Fortunately, your dentist can lay these statements to rest. Dental implants have been effective in improving the quality of life for over 3 million Americans. By replacing the root of the tooth and attaching a custom-made prosthetic tooth, recipients have anything from an improved ability to chew and eat food, to a higher self-esteem. Read on to learn about the benefits and debunk common misconceptions of dental implants.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Never Wear Your Dentures to Sleep

March 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 9:09 pm
dentures in Milwaukee soaking in glass at bedside

Dentures in Milwaukee are a great way to quickly and affordably rebuild your beautiful smile. However, they’re not designed to replace your teeth 24/7. In fact, they may end up causing your oral health much more harm than good if you choose to wear them to bed. Here are six serious symptoms you may experience if you don’t take your dentures out before falling asleep every night.

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How to Get the Smile of Your Dreams in 2020

January 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:14 pm
woman in sunglasses smiling

Now that it’s finally 2020, it’s a perfect time to start achieving those long-held goals you’ve been putting off. For a lot of people, that includes revitalizing their smiles to give them an appearance they can be proud of. If you’re self-conscious about some aspect of your teeth, the start of a brand-new decade is the perfect time to begin changing that. Odds are that your cosmetic dentist in Milwaukee has a treatment option that works for you. Keep reading to learn how your smile can benefit from a makeover in 2020.

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