Cost Effective Treatment Option

Dental implants have become more predictable, enduring and cost effective than other dental solutions and are now stronger, more permanent and possible for virtually almost any patient.

Dental Implants And Their Construction
The anatomy of dental implants consists of two important features, a titanium post and an artificial crown. The titanium post is incredibly durable and will eventually function like a tooth’s natural root. Placed directly into the jawbone, the bone will fuse to the post over time through a natural process known as osseointegration. Continue reading

Easing Your Child’s Fear of Oral Surgery

The thought of undergoing oral surgery usually elicits feelings of anxiety and fear for patients. If it is your child that needs surgery, the emotions are intensified even more. We know firsthand the many worries, concerns, and questions that parents face in this situation and we are here to walk you through every step of the process.

Consultation
Every procedure entails an initial exam consultation. Here, we provide a thorough explanation of a patient’s diagnosis and our surgery plan. This part of the process can be difficult for your child to understand, so as a parent, it is helpful for you to do some research and explain the procedure to your child in a non-threatening and easy to understand way. Doing so is essential, because it is critical that your child knows what to expect before heading into their procedure. Continue reading

Senior Dental Care: Rejuvenate Your Smile!

Implant supported dentures are a modern alternative to conventional dentures and can provide a number of significant advantages for seniors who choose to wear them. This type of denture is held in place by titanium screw-like posts which are inserted into the jawbone offering greatly improved stability, esthetics and comfort as well as preventing facial collapse due the absorption of the jawbone following tooth loss.

Improved Stability
Traditional dentures offer an improvement in a patient’s ability to eat after tooth loss, but implant supported dentures can give patients three times the biting force than the removable dentures. This is important for many patients because it means that there will be fewer diet restrictions and you will not have to avoid any of your favorite foods. Continue reading

Dental Implants Without The Anxiety

It is not uncommon for patients to experience anxiety at the prospect of going to the dentist. We understand that dental phobia is a real problem, but it should not keep you from getting the treatment you desire. Fortunately, when you have implants placed with sedation you can enjoy a relaxed, comfortable treatment.

Different Types of Sedation

Nitrous Oxide
You will breathe in this colorless, odorless gas also known as “laughing gas.” The gas will help you feel comfortable and at ease, and many patients even experience a sense of euphoria. Continue reading

Can Dental Implants Replace Your Molars?

Dental implants are superior to other tooth replacements, lasting longer and looking better than other options like dentures and bridges. Depending on the location of the missing tooth, patients may have different concerns about the tooth and the dental implant used to replace it.

Molars, the large teeth at the rear of the upper and lower jaws, are necessary for chewing, so patients often want an entirely functional replacement tooth when a natural molar is lost. Dental implants help to preserve chewing capacity, and they withstand greater forces than a bridge does. However, an oral surgeon placing dental implants as molar replacements can face unique challenges. Continue reading

Using Implants to Stabilize Dentures

One of the most common complaints patients have with dentures, is that overtime they become loose. This makes it extremely difficult to eat and chew foods comfortably. In addition to this, an individual’s self-confidence is often compromised as they worry that their dentures may move around when speaking or smiling. Although denture adhesives do help hold the denture in position, the paste can be a little difficult to apply and a messy process. If these daily struggles are something you can relate to then your best option could be to stabilize your denture with dental implants.

How Do Dental Implants Help Stabilize Dentures?
It is possible to use as little as four dental implants to securely fix your denture in place.
Dental implants are placed where there is sufficient bone. Once the implants are integrated in the jaw, small retaining elements are attached to the implant and used to hold the denture securely in place. By undergoing a simple denture stabilization technique your life can be transformed, as your confidence will once again be restored. Continue reading

What Are Wisdom Teeth, And Why Remove Them?

Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are usually are removed between the ages of 17-25. Some people put off this procedure or do not have it done at all because of fear, or they think it is not necessary.

What Are Wisdom Teeth, And Why Remove Them?
Wisdom teeth are referred to as third molars that are the last teeth to develop. Getting them does not mean immediate removal is necessary. Wisdom teeth can be beneficial if they come in properly aligned.
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Pericoronitis

For many people, getting their wisdom teeth removed is a pretty painless, simple process. But, there are a few cases when wisdom teeth removal is performed not as a preventative measure, but because of a severe, unpleasant infection. A condition called pericoronitis can develop when the gum tissue around the wisdom teeth become infected and inflamed. Although treatable, the condition can continue to recur if the teeth are not removed.

What Causes Pericoronitis?
Pericoronitis occurs when a tooth only comes in part way and when a portion of gum tissue is left over the tooth. The gum tissue often has an opening that is the perfect place for food to become lodged and for bacteria to accumulate. The bacteria are what are responsible for the infection. As they multiply, the gum becomes more and more inflamed. An abscess can form, which is usually filled with pus. If not treated in a timely way, the pus can spread to other areas of the mouth, spreading the infection. Continue reading

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Do Your Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are usually are removed between the ages of 17-25. Some people put off this procedure or do not have it done at all because of fear, or they think it is not necessary.

What Are Wisdom Teeth, And Why Remove Them?
Wisdom teeth are referred to as third molars that are the last teeth to develop. Getting them does not mean immediate removal is necessary. Wisdom teeth can be beneficial if they come in properly aligned.

Wisdom teeth often come in aligned horizontally or positioned away from the other molars, which can cause pain and make eating or drinking difficult. These teeth also make it harder to brush or floss because the misalignment makes them more difficult to reach. Therefore, wisdom teeth are likely to get dark spots, cavities, and other dental problems. Continue reading

Need for Bone Grafting

For some, bone grafts are required before dental implants because of inadequate bone. A dental implant is a titanium root replacement. It is inserted into the jaw, and as the bone heals, it fuses the root into the mouth structure. However, you have to have a good foundation for the titanium root to be placed, otherwise the restored tooth will not look or feel natural, and the implant will fail. Adequate bone structure is needed for an implant to integrate properly. This is where bone grafting comes in. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to replace the missing bone, and provide the needed support for a dental implant to be successful. Continue reading