Archive for the ‘ Dental Implants ’ Category

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 […]

All-on-Four Implant-Supported Dentures

How are All-on-Four Dentures Different from Other Dentures? In our previous blog, we discussed options to replace missing teeth for someone who has lost all of their teeth, including traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures.  Both of these treatment options are removable.  The dentures are removed from the mouth to clean and are typically left out […]

How Implants Make Dentures Better

The History of Dentures More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth.  Unfortunately, this state, called edentulism, is nothing new.  Teeth have been removed due to decay and gum disease for thousands of years.  People have also been attempting to replace those missing teeth for thousands of years.  There is historical evidence that […]

How 3D Technology Makes Dental Implants Better

September 20, 2017 What is a Dental Implant? Dental implants have been used predictably and successfully to replace missing teeth for decades.  An implant is considered the best way to restore a missing tooth because it most closely resembles a natural tooth.  It has a root form in the jawbone (simply called the implant or […]

The End Of Root Canals?

Curated News: By Timberlake Dental curated from popularscience.com – Image Courtesy of Flickr -Wonderlane “What if damaged teeth could heal themselves? That’s the inspiration behind a new project from Harvard and the University of Nottingham to create stem cell stimulating fillings. Dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities each year by drilling out the decay and […]