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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone grafting and dental implants typically go hand-in-hand, as the loss of a tooth can wear down the surrounding jawbone structure and a dental implant is a common procedure to replace lost teeth. As soon as a person loses a tooth, bone loss begins. In order to place a sturdy, reliable dental implant, a bone […]

What To Expect When Having a Tooth Extracted

One of the most common procedures done in our office is tooth extraction. The removal of teeth can be necessary for a number of reasons, including:   Joint problems in your jaw Shifting teeth Too much damage to tooth to be repaired Baby teeth that don’t fall out 3rd molars (Wisdom Teeth) impacted (wedged between […]

Questions to Ask About about Dental Implants

Doctors who are actively involved in implant dentistry should be more than willing to provide patient testimonials and references, as well as before and after photos of their cases. Also, ask about membership in professional associations related to implant dentistry. It does not certify proficiency, but it is a statement of commitment to this growing area […]

Control of Bleeding After Tooth Removal

Occasionally, patients will return to the dentist with bleeding after adequate intraoperative (primary) hemostasis has been achieved. The reason for the post-operative (secondary) bleeding is often secondary to trauma precipitated by the patient continuing to spit blood from the mouth instead of effectively applying pressure with a gauze sponge. Often times, a patient will continue […]

Kathy Ireland’s Supermodel Smile Restored With Dental Implant

Not too long ago, the former supermodel and present-day business executive Kathy Ireland took a bad fall on her driveway. How bad was it? Bad enough that her husband — a seasoned emergency-room physician — was alarmed. The accident left her with some serious injuries, including wounds to her face and several broken teeth. Fortunately, […]

Implant Myths Versus Facts

  Over the past twenty years, dental implants have become a standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. Still, it seems clear that there is reluctance on the part of some clinicians and patients to provide and receive implant treatment. This reluctance on the part of clinicians to provide the treatment and on […]

How Implants Can Save a Smile

Regardless of what lead to the problem, hearing the news that you are about to lose a front tooth that is vital to your smile can be devastating. Fortunately, there is hope for restoring your smile and confidence through the art and science of implantology. Prior to starting the actual process, it is important that […]

The Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is to restore normal function, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health to individuals who are missing teeth. Given that our population is both aging and growing, an increasing number of people are being affected by the loss of teeth. However, the more teeth a person is missing, the more challenging this […]

Dental Implant Surgery

Many people are surprised at how relatively easy dental implant surgery is because they let their imaginations get the better of them before they go through the actual procedure. The reality is that most patients experience no pain during the surgery and very little discomfort afterward. 

Dental Implants: Your Premier Option for Tooth Replacement

You can easily see what an unsightly gap a missing tooth leaves — but that’s really just the first sign of trouble ahead! Far more worrisome is the fact that tooth loss is generally followed by loss of bone in the jaw. This may lead to greater problems with the bite, and eventually, changes in […]