How Implants Change Conventional Dentures

When you’ve lost most or all of the healthy, functional teeth on your dental ridge, the impacts can be significant, and spread to nearly every aspect of your life. Fortunately, many patients can bounce back successfully from such loss with the help of a custom-designed, full-arch restoration that replaces all of their lost teeth with lifelike, durable replacements. Today, we examine how dental implants can further improve the advantages of a full-arch restoration, and explore a few ways implants can boost your denture’s performance. (more…)

3 Functions that Dental Implants Reestablish

The art of rebuilding your smile after experiencing tooth loss can be more complex than it sometimes seems. That’s because your teeth do more than you might realize at first, beyond making your smile look healthy and allowing you to bite and chew your food. To fully restore your smile, your custom replacement teeth should also be able to reestablish these functions, and accomplishing this often requires the help of one or more dental implant posts. (more…)

Are There Advantages to Small-Diameter Dental Implants?

Since they first became mainstream, dental implants have introduced an important level of variation in dental treatment. Their unique ability to replace your lost teeth roots means you have a choice in more lifelike restorations after you’ve lost one or more teeth. Typically, however, there hasn’t been much variation in the dental implant posts themselves. Designed to replace your lost teeth roots, the biocompatible posts have often been similar in their design. Today, however, increasingly more patients are choosing customized, small-diameter dental implants that help them enjoy the benefits of dental implants in a more minimally invasive manner. (more…)

Consequences of Tooth Loss You Won’t Notice Right Away

Compared to common oral health concerns like a minor cavity or gingivitis, tooth loss isn’t exactly discreet. You’ll know when it occurs, and if you’re like many people who experience tooth loss, you’ll know right away that it’s important to address it by replacing the tooth. However, the visible impacts of tooth loss aren’t all there is to worry about, and the many different consequences of the loss can often result from the missing tooth’s root, which you can’t see. (more…)

Are Dental Implants Really the Best Thing for Your Smile?

Whether you’ve just experienced tooth loss or are faced with the need for tooth extraction, or you’ve lost one or more teeth long ago, dental implants could be the best thing for your smile. Unlike conventional replacement teeth, they can offer a more realistic way to replace your lost teeth and the way their roots interact with the rest of your oral structures. Today, we take a closer look at whether dental implants could be best for your smile, and whether or not you’re a good candidate to receive them. (more…)

What You Might Not Know About Jawbone Grafting

There are several different conditions that could potentially impact the health and integrity of your jawbone structure. For example, one of the reasons why gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss is because it systematically erodes the gums and jawbone structure that support your teeth. Also, the loss of your teeth roots can have a diminishing impact on your jawbone structure, causing it to gradually lose mass and density over time. Fortunately, a weakened jawbone isn’t something you can’t recover from. With jawbone grafting and minimally invasive dental implant treatment, we can help rebuild your smile and restore the integrity of its foundation. (more…)

Enjoying Your Implant Restoration in Just One Day

Many people who experience tooth loss recognize the advantages that come with a dental implant-supported tooth replacement. However, the process of receiving and restoring dental implants can sometimes seem too complicated, and the benefits of going through it may not be obvious to patients who’ve already replaced lost teeth with a conventional restoration. Today, we examine the benefits of New Teeth in One Day, and how they can help you enjoy your more comfortable and lifelike dental implant restoration in a more minimally invasive manner than you might expect. (more…)

How to Streamline Your Dental Implant Treatment

The fact that dental implants are designed to replace lost teeth roots and, as such, require surgery to be placed can often make it seem like dental implant treatment must be complex out of necessity. During typical dental implant treatment, the process can involve visits to multiple dental offices to complete the different stages of your treatment, such as placing your implant posts and restoring them with a lifelike restoration. At our office, however, we’re dedicated to helping patients enjoy the benefits of dental implant-supported restorations in a more conservative and minimally invasive manner. Today, we explore how we streamline your dental implant treatment, such as performing every step of the process in-house. (more…)

When Restoring Your Smile Means Replacing a Tooth

In general dental health care, restoring a tooth can often be accomplished simply, and the benefits include restoring your smile’s health and integrity with optimal results. However, when you lose one or more teeth, restoring your smile means replacing them with the most lifelike tooth replacement options available. For many people who experience tooth loss, those options include a custom-designed restoration that’s supported by one or more dental implant posts, which mimic the support that natural teeth roots provide healthy teeth. (more…)

Minor Things that Lead to Higher Risks of Tooth Loss

When it comes to tooth loss, there are more potential causes of it than many people realize. Many of these causes are not immediately obvious, such as the progression of gum disease, and they can develop from seemingly minor things, like not brushing and flossing your teeth carefully enough. Today, we examine some things that don’t seem serious can lead to domino effects that ultimately lead to the loss or extraction of one or more teeth. (more…)