Month: April 2020

How to Lower Your Chances of Needing Jawbone Grafting

Tooth loss is a serious condition all by itself, but it also has several contributing factors and subsequent consequences for your oral health that rebuilding your smile can sometimes require more than you think. For example, patients who experience tooth loss often benefit most from replacing them with one or more dental implants. However, if… Read more »

Does Losing a Tooth Mean You’ll Lose All of Them?

Losing a tooth can leave you with a lot to process. How bad does your smile look now that the tooth is gone? Is it going to affect your ability to bite and chew your food, or change how you sound when you speak? With so many immediate concerns, it can be a while before… Read more »

Should You Choose Implants if You Already Have a Restoration?

The thing about tooth loss is that you can’t see all of the effects it has on your smile right away. In fact, many of those effects involve the loss of something you can’t see at all under normal circumstances – the roots of your natural teeth. After replacing your lost or extracted teeth with… Read more »

When Are Small-Diameter Dental Implants a Good Idea?

After deciding that dental implants are the best way to rebuild your smile following tooth loss, you may not realize that you still have other options to consider. For example, at our office, we can customize your treatment to include a variety of types of dental implant posts, including small-diameter dental implants that are specifically… Read more »

What Dental Implant Wearers Should Know About Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common causes behind adult tooth loss, so naturally, many people who’ve replaced their lost teeth with dental implants also have gum disease to contend with. However, after dealing with tooth loss so successfully, the importance of maintaining the health of your gums might no longer be on the… Read more »

Why Tooth Extraction Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad Thing

Many people realize that losing a tooth can have devastating effects on their oral health, which is why learning that they have to extract a tooth can sometimes be surprising. The good news, however, is that needing tooth extraction doesn’t have to be as devastating to your smile as you might expect. With today’s advanced… Read more »

What It Means to Replace an Entire Tooth

The guiding principle for restoring smiles throughout the centuries has been to help people regain the advantage of a healthy, fully functioning smile. Coupled with the desire to restore their smiles’ healthy appearance, this has led to highly lifelike restorations that do an incredible job of replicating healthy, natural tooth structure to replace lost teeth…. Read more »

Benefiting from Dental Implants Every Day

The benefits of restoring your smile after tooth loss can depend on many things, including what you consider the most beneficial aspect of the restoration. For example, if your smile’s appearance without one or more teeth is your greatest concern, then the most significant benefit of restoring your smile may be regaining its healthy, full… Read more »

How to Minimize Your Risks of Tooth Loss and Other Concerns

In general, the overarching goal of taking care of your smile is to help you prevent things from occurring that could call for the need for extensive treatment. For example, tooth loss can affect your smile and oral health in ways that require custom tooth replacement, including the placement of dental implant posts. Even if… Read more »

Is Tooth Loss Really that Big of a Deal?

If you believe that the biggest concern with tooth loss is the appearance of your smile, than it can be easy to overlook the importance of replacing your lost teeth. That’s especially true if the tooth that you’ve lost isn’t even in a visible spot when you smile. However, one of the reasons why tooth… Read more »