Category: Patient Education

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 »

The Benefits Of Root Canal Therapy

There are probably few people who believe root canal therapy has benefits, because it has always gotten such a bad rap. This may be due to the fact that decades ago, there were no local anesthetics. However, today root canal therapy isn’t usually any more painful than getting a dental filling, and there are several… Read more »

Why Invisalign® Is For Older Teens And Adults

If you are wondering why Invisalign® treatment is only recommended for older teens and adults there are a few different reasons. There is no stigma for children to wear braces. One of the major benefits of Invisalign® treatment, especially for adults, is that they are virtually unnoticeable, and therefore adults who wish to have their teeth… Read more »

Can My Child Get An Implant?

Children can lose their permanent teeth as well as adults can. They may get a tooth knocked out due to sports, an accident, a blow to the mouth, etc. If this happens, and the tooth is an anterior tooth leaving a space for all to see, you may wonder if your child can get an… 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 »

Do I Have To Have A Fixed Bridge?

If you are missing one or more teeth in a row, a fixed dental bridge is an excellent option to restore your smile and your chewing ability. Fixed dental bridges rely on nearby teeth for stability. This means the tooth on either side of the gap left by your missing teeth needs to be prepared… Read more »

Will I Need Root Canal Therapy?

If you are suffering from a tooth abscess, your dentist may be able to heal it, you may lose your tooth, or you may require root canal therapy to save your tooth. What is a tooth abscess? It is a gathering of pus caused by a bacterial infection, and contained by inflamed tissue. An abscess… Read more »