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 “Senior Dental Care: Rejuvenate Your Smile!”

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 “Dental Implants Without The Anxiety”

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 “Can Dental Implants Replace Your Molars?”

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 “Using Implants to Stabilize Dentures”

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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