Blue Back Dental Blog

Dentures to Implants: What Does The Transition Look Like?

May 7, 2024

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3D render of dentures

Dentures are one of the most common methods of replacing teeth, owing to their affordability and the extent of their coverage. However tend to lack in bite strength and stability, which means that it’s common for people to move on to dental implants after wearing their dentures for a while.

While this is well-trodden territory, you still might wonder about what it will take to adjust to dental implants after having had dentures for a while. Here are answers to some questions people often have about this process to help you get through the transition period.


Top Reasons to Invest in a Smile Makeover

January 6, 2024

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Smiling woman with attractive teethFew people have perfect teeth naturally. Not to mention, poor oral hygiene, age, trauma, and other factors can affect the appearance of your pearly whites. If you hide your teeth when smiling or cover your mouth when laughing, your cosmetic dentist can give you a beautiful smile to be proud of. If you’ve been considering giving your smile a makeover, here are 5 reasons it’s worth the investment.


Invisalign Inquiry: How Long Does It Take?

December 5, 2023

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Clear aligners resting on a white-gray background

Invisalign is a popular way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of bulky metal brackets. Instead, these clear plastic aligners fit snuggly over your pearly whites to gradually shift them to their ideal placements. If you’re new to the treatment, you may have questions about what to expect as far as a timeframe. How long does it take before you can remove your aligners for good and show off your newly perfected smile? Continue reading to learn the answer!


Answering Several of Your Invisalign Questions

November 6, 2023

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Q & A wooden blocksIf you’re ready to improve your oral health and confidence, clear aligners can fix many bite and alignment problems. 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 18, thanks to the variety of treatments available, like Invisalign. It’s a discreet and comfortable alternative to brackets and wires. Although you’ve heard about the benefits of clear aligners, it’s normal to have a few questions. Here are the answers you need to help determine if Invisalign is right for you.


Tips for Finding an Emergency Dentist in a Hurry

October 3, 2023

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Young woman with a dental emergency in dentist’s chairYou probably never expected a dental emergency to happen to you, but 1 in 6 Americans experiences one annually. Whether a tooth was knocked out, an object is caught in your teeth, or a toothache is keeping you awake, you need a dentist in a hurry. Don’t panic! Here’s how to find an emergency dentist quickly to stop your pain and save your smile.


Taryn H. Yost, DDS, MBA Joins Blue Back Dental

April 22, 2022

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Back Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. Taryn H. Yost, DDS, MBA to our team, effective April 2022.


Blue Back Dental is Now Accepting New Patients at our Avon, CT Practice!

September 3, 2021

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The Blue Back Dental team is accepting new patients, including families and children, at our Avon practice at 22 Dale Road, just off Route 44.Our dentists, including Dr. Wu, Dr. Elizabeth Holzhauer, Dr. Tim Holzhauer & associates, are available to treat patients at both our West Hartford and Avon practices.


August COVID-19 Update: How We’re Protecting You

August 14, 2020

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To our patients, families, and friends,

You may have seen the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent recommendation to delay “routine” dental care in certain situations due to COVID-19. The American Dental Association respectfully yet strongly disagrees.


Letter to Our Patients regarding COVID-19 Precautions; Practice Closed Until May 21

March 23, 2020

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To our Blue Back Dental patients,

In accordance with the Connecticut State Dental Association’s resolution, and in support of Governor Lamont’s “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order, we are extending our temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 21st 2020. We are available to manage emergency dental needs only during this time. For any patients who have currently scheduled appointments between April 23rd and May 20th our front desk team will be reaching out to reschedule. Rescheduling will occur closer to our reopening date in order to avoid having to move appointments multiple times in case Governor Lamont extends the closures, distancing and safety measure guidelines further.


Wendy Austin, DMD Joins Blue Back Dental

December 17, 2019

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Blue Back Dental is pleased to welcome Dr. Wendy Austin, DMD to our team, effective February 2020.

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