Mark Givan's Blog
April 4, 2022
It’s amazing to consider the constant progress of technology through the years. Thinking about your various cell phones or laptops may be examples that quickly come to mind. Dental technology is another area where devices continue to become more sophisticated and effective.
For example, cutting-edge X-ray equipment makes planning and placing dental implants easier and more successful than ever! Keep reading to learn how the cone beam scanner, aka CBCT scanner, is improving the implant process and why you should choose a dentist in Fort Worth that utilizes this state-of-the-art technology.(more…)
March 10, 2022
If you’re missing one or more teeth and want a permanent solution, dental implants may be for you. these titanium screws are inserted directly into the jawbone, where they fuse with it through a process called osseointegration to become as stable as your natural teeth. Though dental implants are an excellent way to fill in gaps in your grin and prevent oral health issues, they were always as sturdy and dependable as they are now. Read on to learn about how dental implants have evolved over time to become the revolutionary restorations we know today.(more…)
October 31, 2021
Are you a part of the 59% of Americans who are more terrified of getting a root canal than public speaking? Although the reputation is far worse than the actual procedure, you’ll be happy to know this tooth-saving treatment is largely avoidable thanks to preventive dentistry! Keep reading to learn why your routine dental checkups and cleanings are so important, as well as how to utilize your dental insurance coverage in a way that benefits your smile and your wallet.(more…)
May 2, 2021
Do you still have old metal filling in your mouth? They have many advantages. For example, they are effective when it comes to replacing areas of the tooth damaged by decay, they’re long lasting, and they don’t break the bank. However, there are numerous downsides that overpower their benefits. It is much safer for you to replace them with tooth-colored fillings. Read on to learn why your metal fillings should be a thing of the past.(more…)
March 4, 2021
Ouch! You’re catching up with an old friend over lunch when a sharp pain suddenly shoots through your mouth. You spit an olive back into your Greek salad and see that the pit was still inside. Your tooth is cracked and you are in pain, but what do you do next? After all, it’s Saturday and you know your dentist’s office is closed!
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them, and they don’t always occur during standard business hours. Keep reading to discover how to find an emergency dentist when you need one as soon as possible.(more…)
November 29, 2020
Traditional dental prosthetics have undergone several improvements over the years, making them more durable than ever; however, they aren’t indestructible. Bridges, partials, and dentures need to be replaced about every 5 to 7 years, which can be quite costly over time. As an alternative, you can invest in implant-supported prosthetics. How long do dental implants last? They can thrive for a lifetime with the right aftercare.
March 31, 2020
Dr. Mark Givan takes the health of his patients and his team very seriously. That’s why, as recommended by the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association, he is currently seeing patients for emergency issues only. However, he also understands that not all dental emergencies are so clear-cut. If you are not sure if you need to visit an emergency dentist, don’t be afraid to call our office regardless. While we can help you confirm if your issue is urgent or not, here’s what you need to keep in mind.(more…)
January 4, 2020
In 2019, did the appearance of your teeth bog down your self-confidence? For many people, the start of the new year sparks a newfound commitment to boosting their self-esteem, making new friends, and putting themselves out there to try new things. That’s why scheduling a consultation with your dentist in Fort Worth should be at the start of your new year’s resolutions list. With a completed, beautiful, and fully functioning set of pearly whites, you’ll be able to get the most out of 2020. Read on to learn about four treatments that can help your smile match your positive attitude.(more…)
November 25, 2019
With all the stress that comes with the holidays, dental insurance is probably one of the last things you want to worry about. However, if you don’t utilize your benefits before they expire at the end of the year (assuming your policy follows the calendar year), you could end up losing them – and in the long run, that could cost you hundreds of dental dollars. In order to maximize your dental insurance benefits, try following these 4 tips from a cosmetic dentist.(more…)
July 23, 2019
You’ve found out that some of your friends don’t see the dentist on a regular basis. Some do so out of fear while others think they can save money by only making an appointment when there’s a real problem. These decisions might seem okay in the short term, but over time the consequences of avoiding the dentist in Fort Worth will start to show. The ultimate cost could be your smile – or even worse.(more…)