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How Long Do Dental Implants Actually Last?

Dental implants are an excellent option for long-term tooth replacement, looking like and requiring only the maintenance given to natural teeth. But how long do dental implants normally last? The answer to this question depends largely on the patient’s choices and overall dental hygiene.  The technology involved in dental implants… ...Read More


FAQ: All About Fillings

Does it seem to you like every time you go to the dentist, you’re told you need another filling? Dentists like Dr. Tom Trinkner of Columbia, SC want you to be aware of the warning signs that can tell you that you may need one, what to expect when getting… ...Read More


6 Common Issues That Dental Implants Solve

Have you had enough of the messy and time-consuming process involved in wearing dentures? Are you tired of their slipping out at the wrong moments (not that there is ever a “right” one?) and embarrassing you? Maybe you are living with the pain due from a broken or severely cracked… ...Read More


How Dental Bridges Can Help Your Smile

Missing teeth can cause all kinds of problems, from difficulty speaking normally to difficulty eating well, leading to poor nutrition. This is in addition to issues with self-confidence and problems making a good first impression. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry now has several excellent methods for replacing lost teeth available to patients.… ...Read More


5 Indicators That You May Need Dental Implants

Living with dentures and their messy adhesives and tendency to slip can be frustrating and embarrassing. And living with a fractured or broken tooth can be very painful. Dental implants may be the solution for you! No matter whether you’re living with broken teeth, missing teeth or already have dentures,… ...Read More


How Safe is Charcoal Toothpaste?

Activated charcoal is now a featured ingredient in many commercially-available products such as face wash, makeup, and now, even toothpaste where it is billed as a way to naturally whiten teeth. But does it actually work as promised or is it a gimmick that can actually risk the health of… ...Read More


How to Stop Halitosis

Halitosis can happen to anyone. Studies show that 50 percent of all adults report having had bad breath -- also known as halitosis -- at some point in their lives (and those are just the ones willing to admit it). Dr. Tom Trinkner, a dentist in Columbia SC, and his… ...Read More


What is TMJ?

When people say “I have TMJ” they are usually saying that they are suffering from a TMJ disorder. Your temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the part of your skeleton that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Your TMJ, located on either side of your skull, work in… ...Read More


Maximize Your 2018 Dental Benefits

Insurance providers often include stipulations in the plan to shift the cost of dental care back onto you, the subscriber. However, the upcoming end of the year allows you get the most out of your plan. If you’re looking to get the most value out of your dental benefits, here’s… ...Read More


What to Do for a Chipped Tooth

Do you have a chipped or broken tooth? Relax, it can happen to anyone, and you now have a variety of ways to treat the troubled tooth, all of which Dr. Tom Trinkner can perform in his Columbia SC office. Dental Crowns Crowns are lifelike caps for your damaged teeth… ...Read More