Dental Implants

What Are My Available Options for Replacing My Teeth with Dental Implants?

Because of their longevity (as well as other benefits and advantages), dental implants continue to be popular as an option for replacing lost or damaged teeth.   A good amount of planning and preparation goes towards determining the best available options or recommendations for you and your teeth. Your dentist will be with you every step of the way, so you know what to expect throughout the procedure.  Types of Dental Implants  First off, there are two types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal.  Endosteal implants. These dental implants are attached directly to, or grafted to, your jawbone. These are the most commonly used type of dental implant, usually made of strong materials (like titanium).  Subperiosteal implants. These implants are not[…..]

How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure

Dental implants are essentially replacement teeth, or more accurately, replacement tooth roots. Even as practices in modern dental care have had innovations in leaps and bounds, millions of Americans still suffer from tooth loss– whether through tooth decay, injury, some form of gum disease, cancer, or regular wear and tear. While they are built for comfort and built to last, dental implants are not indestructible. Even as dental implants continue to be a popular method to replace missing or damaged teeth, there’s still a chance (however unlikely) that something can go wrong with them, usually through habits like excessive teeth grinding or mouth conditions like gum disease. Why Are Dental Implants So Popular? Providing a strong foundation for either permanent[…..]

How to Prepare for your Dental Implant Procedure

Dental Implants offer many advantages; However, some patients might have mixed emotions about the procedure due to its nature. There are a few things that you can do to help prepare yourself to make sure that your experience goes smooth and you have an excellent recovery. Before you go through the implant process, you might want to consider the following: Clear your schedule: This means to make sure that you don’t pack your calendar full of events right before and right after your procedure. You want to be well rested before, and you want to make sure you have a few days of rest after. The first three days after your procedure should be strictly devoted to self-care and making[…..]

5 Things to Know About Dental Implants

Dental Implants are not a new development in the dental field. They have actually been around since the mid 1960’s. Here are a few interesting things you might want to know about dental implants: You won’t set off metal detectors! There is no need to worry about any of the elements placed in your mouth during your dental implant procedure. All the materials that are used are completely safe. Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is a strong metal and will hold up well in your mouth for years, or possibly your entire lifetime. The sutures that are used typically do not have to be removed. They are dissolvable and should dissolve in a few weeks. You won’t[…..]

Dental Implant Procedure

Once you have discovered that you have a dead tooth, there a few options as to what you can do next. First is determining if the tooth is worth saving and if a root canal would be beneficial. If this is not an option, then extracting your tooth is the most common next step. You don’t want to continue having a dead tooth in your mouth. Pieces can break off, infection can occur and esthetically it’s not the most pleasing to have a broken dead tooth in your mouth. Extracting the dead tooth will help rid you of all those problems that can occur. After the tooth is extracted, an implant is a very common procedure to use as a[…..]

Dental Implant Costs

So you need a Dental Implant? Want to know what that will cost? When determining the cost you will want to make sure that you are getting your final figure directly from your Dentist. Implants are customized to your mouth, so cost will vary depending on a lot of different factors. If you are seeing a Dentist with experience of Dental Implant, they will know that no two patients, or their dental implant treatments, are exactly alike. This means that the number of appointments, procedures and costs will vary accordingly. Some of the things that will go into the consideration are: 3D x-rays – These are critical and help to properly diagnose and determine the best treatment plan. Extraction – Will any[…..]

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option if you happen to have a missing tooth. Here are some of the many advantages to choosing dental implants:   IMPROVED APPEARANCE: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. You won’t run the risk of forgetting your tooth, or having it fall out.   IMPROVED SPEECH: With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip. There are also no adhesives, so you won’t have to worry about the adhesive coming loose and having to reapply so your teeth stay in.   EASIER[…..]

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