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4 Signs You Have Periodontal (Gum) Disease

An important part of your oral health, in addition to the condition of your teeth, is your periodontal (gum) health. And because the health of your teeth and gums go hand in hand, it’s equally important to monitor and treat periodontal disease.  Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums that can become serious when not treated. Your gums …

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How Laser Dentistry Can Help Gum Disease

For decades, the first line of treatment for the early stages of gum disease has been a procedure called scaling and root planing. During this treatment, tartar deposits below the gumline are scraped away using a specialized dental tool, then the root is smoothed to allow the gums to reattach. Scaling and root planing is safe and effective, but with …

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Dental Implants vs Dentures: What You Should Know

If you’re missing teeth or suffer from significant dental decay, your dentist might recommend dental implants or dentures to restore your smile. It can seem difficult to make the right decision with so much information to weed through. Here is what you need to know about dental implants and dentures to make an informed decision about which procedure is best …

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants: What You Should Know

Dental implants are one of the most requested restorative dental procedures by dentists today. While dental implants do offer great benefits, many patients have questions about whether dental implants are the right choice for them. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants to consider. Unlike an extraction or placing a crown over a root canal, getting …

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A Step by Step Guide to Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most requested restorative dental procedures by dentists today. While dental implants do offer great benefits, many patients have questions about whether dental implants are the right choice for them. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants to consider. Unlike an extraction or placing a crown over a root canal, getting …

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Dental Implants

The Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most requested restorative dental procedures by dentists today. While dental implants do offer great benefits, many patients have questions about whether dental implants are the right choice for them. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants to consider. Unlike an extraction or placing a crown over a root canal, getting …

Dental Implant Procedure: A Step by Step Guide

Bridges and dentures have long been the standard options to replace missing or failing teeth. Today, though, more and more dentists and patients are turning to dental implants instead. A single dental implant can support one crown, while implant supported dentures and fixed implant bridges use only a handful of implants to anchor stable, secure, highly realistic replacement teeth. Whichever …

Dental Implant and Crown: Is This Combination Right for You?

Dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Although primitive implants were in use since prehistoric times, the modern dental implant was developed in Sweden around 1960. Today, there are a variety of different dental implant solutions, including the All-on-Four procedure that replaces a full arch of teeth with a fixed bridge supported by just four immediate-load …

4 Myths About Dental Implants

The archaeological record shows that primitive dental implants may have been used in the prehistoric age, and implants were in surprisingly widespread use by 600 AD. Modern dental implants were invented in the 1970s and have been used extensively since the 1990s. Yet despite this long history, and despite the fact that dental implants are now considered the gold standard …

Dental Implant Alternatives: Know Your Options

Dental implants have become the gold standard to replace missing or failing teeth. Unlike dentures, which can be unstable and uncomfortable, dental implants are securely anchored to the jawbone. You will be able to eat, speak, and laugh with confidence, while avoiding the sunken look that can develop from progressive jawbone loss in denture wearers. Yet with so many different …