The 4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement options. Replacing a lost or damaged tooth with a dental implant is as close as having your own natural tooth. Dentists and periodontists recommend this option first, only resorting to other options by patient request or in special cases. Thinking of replacing a tooth with a dental implant? …

Dental Implant vs Crown: Pros and Cons

When a tooth is damaged or severely decayed, there are different options for restoration. A dental implant replaces the entire tooth, root and all. A crown simply covers the tooth with a protective cap to protect the existing tooth and root. Which option is used depends on each individual patient and their needs. Consider the pros and cons of each …

Dental Implants: Myths vs. Facts

If you have missing teeth, dental implants are one of the best options  to replace them. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth, resulting in a stronger bite and more youthful appearance. Even with these benefits, many patients are hesitant to get dental implants because they’ve heard they’re painful, dangerous, or over-priced. Below, we discuss …

The Benefits of Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

If you’re missing two or more adjacent teeth, you have three options to replace them: a conventional dental bridge or an implant-supported bridge or a removable partial prosthesis. While conventional dental bridges have been used to replace teeth for hundreds of years, implant-supported bridges have quickly become the preferred solution for patients who are missing teeth. Here’s why. Implant-Supported Bridges …

Fixed vs Removable Dental Implants

When you need multiple teeth replaced or a complete arch, dental implants can be used as anchors to hold a prosthesis (denture) in place. The implants themselves are permanent and the prosthesis can be fixed or removable. There are pros and cons of each option. Consider the following comparison to determine which choice would be best for you. Dental Implants …

The Benefits of Dental Implant Supported Dentures

Dental implant supported dentures are quickly becoming the preferred type of full-mouth replacement, and for good reason. Traditional dentures have been around forever it seems, and while they have evolved and improved significantly over the years, there are still some disadvantages that can’t be helped. Implant supported dentures eliminate many of the problems of traditional dentures. What Are Dental Implant …

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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 …