Posts Tagged ‘ dental implants ’

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 […]

Breathing Difficulty Emergencies in the Office

Foreign body aspiration in the dental office usually occurs when a small object such as part or all of a tooth, filling material, or small instruments such as implant screw drivers or an endodontic file, is inhaled into a patient’s lungs.  This is usually diagnosed by direct observation of the patient along with any coughing […]

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 […]

Efficiency for Implant Success

For years, stories have circulated about how much more efficient it is to restore missing teeth with dental implants vs conventional crown and bridge. My own experience has proven to me that well-done implants are better for patients than questionable teeth. It has also shown that failures in crown and bridge prothodontics are the leading […]

What is a Dental Implant?

You may have heard the term “dental implant,” but do you really know what it is? Teeth essentially can be thought of having two main parts: the crown, the part of the tooth that can be seen above the gum tissues, and the root, the part that is suspended in the bone by periodontal ligament […]