How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are the current best option for tooth replacement. A dental implant can replace a single tooth or act as an anchor for a bridge or dentures. There are many benefits of dental implants, including their longevity. Implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option available.  How long do dental implants last? Here’s what you can expect.  Dental Implants …

What Does a Periodontist Do?

Periodontics is a specialty in the field of dentistry. A periodontist is a dentist first, who then receives extra training in periodontics. What is periodontics? Periodontology is the study of the supporting structures for teeth and the diseases and conditions that affect them. A periodontist treats the gums, jaw bone, and ligaments that support the teeth. The most common issue …

When Should You See a Periodontist?

You are familiar with what a dentist does, but what exactly is a periodontist? Perhaps you’ve been referred to a periodontist due to severe gum disease or to have a dental implant placed. A periodontist is a specific type of dentist with a specialty in periodontics, which refers to the health of the gums and bones that support the teeth. …

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 …