Category: Dental Implants

Want to Enjoy Meals Again? An Implant Could Help

As children, most people experience excitement and even pride the first time they lose a tooth. After all, it’s an important rite of passage and often an excuse to receive a treat from the Tooth Fairy. Unfortunately, adult tooth loss tends to elicit far different feelings, namely frustration, embarrassment, and even anxiety. “How will my… Read more »

Can I Get Implants If I Am Fully Edentulous?

If you have lost all of your teeth and are fully edentulous, you may wonder what your options for tooth replacement are. Of course, you can get dentures. They are for the fully edentulous upper and/or lower dental arch. Dentures are removable and are held in place via denture adhesive and natural suction. Dentures sometimes… Read more »

The Purpose Of Your Dental Roots

Each natural tooth in your mouth consists of a root and a crown. The crown is the part of the tooth that we see above the gum that makes up your smile. The root is below the gum and anchors your tooth into your jawbone. We all know that the crowns of our teeth are… Read more »

Can I Get A Dental Implant If I’m Diabetic?

Over 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 2 is the most common. Type 2 diabetes results when your body does not produce enough insulin, or does not respond effectively to the insulin it does produce. Type 1 diabetes is when your… Read more »

Can I Get An Implant If I Smoke?

While dental implants boast between a 95 and 98 percent success rate, they may not fare as well in smokers. Smoking makes the long-term success of implants much more risky. It doesn’t mean that you definitely cannot get an implant if you smoke, but there are many more factors to take into consideration.

Friday Fun Implant Quiz

Tooth loss is a common problem. In fact, studies show that nearly 70 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. In addition, 26 percent of adults are completely edentulous (they’ve lost all of their teeth) by age 74. Tooth loss can be due to an… Read more »

Dental Bridges, Another Option For Missing Teeth

All the care that we give our teeth–both home hygiene, and our biannual dental appointments–are to keep our teeth healthy and strong for as long as we can so we never need to replace them. If we don’t protect our teeth from harmful bacterial plaque which can lead to decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis we may… Read more »

Full Dentures Vs Dental Implants

When you’re missing teeth, be it a few, many, or all of them, the important thing is to replace them. Today, there are several treatments available to replace lost teeth. There are partial dentures, full dentures, bridges, and implants. While a dental bridge can be used to replace one or a few missing teeth in… Read more »

What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery: Final Installment!

We wrote these four blogs because it is our intention that your recovery after dental implant surgery be as smooth, comfortable, and pleasant as possible. It is always best to know ahead of time what to expect and how you should handle it. For instance, if you were told there should be absolutely no pain,… Read more »

What To Expect After Dental Implant Surgery: Installment #3

Are you surprised that there are three installments regarding what to expect after dental implant surgery? Well, we just like to be thorough. So, there may even be a fourth! If you know what to expect before, during, and after any dental treatment, it can help relieve your anxiety, and make you more confident about… Read more »