Treatment Options for Receding Gums

Over time, a person’s gums may recede, creeping upward and exposing the tooth’s underlying root. As the condition advances, the teeth become looser and may eventually be lost. Receding gums are unappealing. They make a patient look older, and they indicate the presence of gum disease, which can wreak havoc on your oral health and […]

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On October 4th, 2012, posted in: periodontist by

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When Can I Return to Work After Implant Surgery?

Surgery for the placement of dental implants may be one of the most fascinating restorative procedures in dental history. Decades of research and clinical trials have proven that an ultra-durable titanium post can be implanted into the jaw bone, and function just as well as a natural tooth. What’s even more impressive is this: modern […]

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Can I replace both upper and lower teeth with All-on-4?

Edentulous, or toothless, patients have a good alternative to dentures in All-on-4 dental implants. With this technique, an oral surgeon strategically places four dental implants toward the front of the jaw, and those implants serve as anchors for a prosthetic arch of teeth. The All-on-4 technique can be used for either the upper or lower […]

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On August 4th, 2012, posted in: All-on-4 by

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Benefits of Removable Overdentures

Today’s options for tooth replacement have reached new heights in terms of comfort, appearance, and quality. With the aid of newer, more natural-looking materials, and the widespread use of dental implants, dental patients have increased expectations for their smiles. With the available research and access to state-of-the-art technologies, these are valid expectations. Consider the denture, […]

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How Dental Implants Can Reduce Long-Term Dental Costs

The true measure of a great investment is whether or not the investment pays for itself over the long haul. What’s more frustrating than spending time and money now only to find that the related maintenance expenses will be costly in the future? When considering your options for tooth replacement, it is reasonable to ask […]

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Piezosurgery Reduces Post-operative Discomfort

Choosing dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth is typically the best choice, compared to all available options. Implants are designed to last a lifetime. They are safe for virtually all patients, they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support, they stop or reduce bone loss, and they look more like natural teeth […]

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On May 4th, 2012, posted in: dental implants by

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Ridge Augmentation: Purpose and Procedure

An important factor related to the success of your dental implant is the health and quality of the underlying bone structure. With adequate, dense bone, your dental implant can become properly integrated. The fusion or integration between the implant and the bone is important for anchoring the replacement tooth root and creating a stable foundation […]

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Gum Disease: Signs and Symptoms

Gum disease is an active infection of the hard and soft tissues that surround the teeth. The gums, bones, and the microscopic ligaments that attach the gums and the bone together can be damaged when under attack by plaque bacteria. When plaque and food particles are allowed to accumulate at the gumline and below the […]

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On March 5th, 2012, posted in: periodontist by

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Do certain health conditions reduce implant success?

For most patients who are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are often the solution of choice. It may seem unbelievable that a single procedure can be so effective for millions of patients, but it is true. Dental implants are typically the best available tooth replacement alternative in almost every circumstance. Still, it is […]

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Dental Implants: An investment worth smiling about

Let’s face the facts: no one wants to waste money. Many of us may be momentarily interested in the new “thing”, whether it is a car, television, or medical procedure. Still, to be sensible, we need to know that our investment will stand the test of time. This rationale is especially important when you are […]

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On February 14th, 2012, posted in: oral surgery by

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