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Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

Many people, when faced with the extraction of a permanent tooth, consider the option of not replacing it.  It can be tempting to leave the space empty.  The reason you should replace lost teeth is that it is genuinely better for your oral health.  In this week’s blog, we will explain the why and how […]

Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

We know that, as a patient, there are many times when you hear our recommendation for a specific type of procedure and ask yourself (or us) “Why do I need that?”.  The overall goal that we maintain as your dental professionals is to help you maintain a completely healthy mouth.  In general, most of our […]

Why Do I Need a Sinus Lift?

Many people who choose to replace a missing upper molar with a dental implant hear that they need an additional procedure called a sinus lift.  In this week’s article, we will explain what a sinus lift is and why many people require it in order to replace a missing upper tooth. What is a Sinus […]

What is a Dental Bridge?

Most people have heard the term “bridge” in connection with dentistry or dental treatment.  We have heard some use it incorrectly to describe dental work that is not technically a bridge, so we will clarify exactly what a bridge is in this week’s blog. What Dental Problem Can a Dental Bridge Correct? A dental bridge […]

All I Want for Christmas . . .

Now that you have a cute, but slightly annoying, Christmas jingle on replay in your mind . . . you know where we’re going with this.  Maybe for Christmas, you could replace one or more missing teeth! Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth People often think that a missing tooth, when it isn’t in a […]

How to Care for Your Dental Implant

A dental implant has one of the highest long-term success rates of all dental restorations.  More than ninety percent of implants are functioning well at ten years after placement!  While dental implants cannot get cavities like natural teeth can, there is some important maintenance and care essential to an implant’s long-term success. The two most […]

Four Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer one of the most important advances in the replacement of a missing tooth: replacement of the whole tooth.  Implants are the only tooth replacement that replace the root, providing an anchor into the jawbone.  This is what gives them such great advantages over other tooth replacement options. Most Cosmetic Option There are […]

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implants have an extremely high success rate, higher than most other types of dental treatments available today.  Failure of a dental implant is rare.  In many cases, the reason for failure is unknown.  In others, the reason is a little more obvious.  This blog will explain some of the known reasons implants can fail. […]

Why Do Some Teeth Have to be Pulled?

Having tooth pulled is a relatively common experience.  Children lose twenty baby teeth, perhaps having them pulled by their parents.  Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted in their late teens or early twenties. Aside from baby teeth and wisdom teeth, why do other teeth have to be pulled? It’s all about prognosis. What is […]

Dental Implants: Restoration of a Missing Tooth

October 11, 2017 A Missing Tooth In dentistry, we use the term prognosis to describe how long a tooth will continue to function properly.  That term also encompasses any treatment done on a tooth as a predictor of how long the treatment itself will last and keep the tooth in proper function.  Giving a prognosis […]