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Barry R. Franzen, DDS Blog

Enjoying the Holidays After Dental Implant Surgery

December 9, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 1:39 am

Two women decorating for the holidaysThe holidays can be a great time to schedule your dental implant surgery because you’ll have a few days off from work to heal. While you will have a brief recovery ahead of you, don’t worry about missing out on the season’s festivities. You can still enjoy spending time with your loved ones by following 6 tips during your implant placement recovery. 

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Why to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 10:27 am
A close-up of dental implants in a model jaw

As Thanksgiving gets closer, you’re likely getting into the holiday spirit. In particular, you may be thinking of things you want to give thanks for this year — family, friends, home, etc. Whatever else you put on this list of gratitude, though, consider adding dental implants as well. After all, these prosthetics offer many benefits that improve your quality of life. To learn these perks, just listen to your reliable Milwaukee dentist. Here’s a summary of four big reasons to be thankful for dental implants over the holidays. 

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Can You Drink Alcohol After an Extraction?

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 2:23 am

Man opening a beerYour teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, and your dentist will do everything they can to preserve your natural smile. However, it’s not uncommon to need a tooth removed if it’s impacted or beyond repair. Whether a simple or surgical extraction, you can expect your mouth to be tender for a few days. Besides eating softer foods, your dentist will also recommend avoiding alcohol after a tooth extraction, and here’s why. 

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Debunking 4 Myths About Tooth Extractions

September 28, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 12:01 am
Extracted tooth

Is it about time to say goodbye to that troubled tooth of yours? This is never your dentist’s first choice, but sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. There is all sorts of misinformation out there, regarding tooth extractions, and it can be difficult to know what’s correct. Read on to learn about some of the most common myths out there and why they aren’t true.

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What Could Cause Dental Bridge Failure?

August 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 8:59 am
Close-up of a dental bridge

If you have a dental bridge, you likely want your prosthetic to last a while. In fact, you’re probably looking to keep it for its maximum lifespan of 15 years. However, this won’t happen should you experience dental bridge failure. As such, you’re better off avoiding the latter’s possible causes. But what if you don’t know what these triggers are? Well, your Milwaukee dentist is here to help. Read on to learn four common issues that can lead to a failed dental bridge.

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