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Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

The holidays are right around the corner bringing a plethora of opportunities to gather with friends and family in a variety of social situations, most of which are centered around food and eating. After all, who does not associate the holidays with food and eating? But what if eating in the presence of others makes you nervous and uneasy due to missing teeth or dentures? That can take the joy right out of the holiday season. If that is the case, then it is time for you to get some new teeth for the new year!

If you are missing teeth, chances are you try to hide your smile as much as possible. Missing teeth may also make it difficult to properly chew and digest certain foods. Maybe you have tried dentures to replace your missing teeth. While dentures can be used to replace missing teeth, they come with their own set of challenges including the fear that they will slip or fall out during meals. Then there is the reality of the need for messy denture adhesive creams. And maybe you just don’t like the way they look and feel.

If any of the above describes you, it is time for you to seriously consider dental implants. Dental implants serve as a replacement for missing tooth roots and thus provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a permanent, fixed solution to missing teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care. Even if you have been told in the past that you are not a candidate for this life-changing procedure, it is worth another look. Advances in dental technology including 3D imaging now make dental implants a viable option for many patients who were ruled out in the past.

For more information regarding dental implants and to find out if you are a candidate, please call Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants or an oral surgeon in your local area. You may just be on your way to celebrating the new year with a new set of teeth!

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Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
posted by Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD

3D imaging has greatly improved patient care and outcomes when it comes to dental implant surgery. For this reason, 3D imaging has become the Standard of Care for dental implant surgery as well as other oral surgery procedures.

In the past, many patients were ruled out as candidates for dental implants due to lack of enough bone and supporting structures to support the placement of dental implants. 3D imaging now allows for a more thorough analysis of bone structure and can be used to locate critical bone structure that could not otherwise be located. With this important technology, enhanced images are used to view both the height and width of the bone available for implant placement. This opens up the possibility of dental implants for many patients who might have been ruled out for this procedure in the past.

When 3D imaging technology is used in an oral surgery office, it can also lead to improved patient outcomes. 3D imaging provides oral surgeons with an important tool for diagnosing problems, forming treatment plans and preparing for oral surgeries. 3D images allow for safer and more predictable oral surgeries by allowing the oral surgeon to plan and avoid vital anatomic structures such as nerves and sinuses, with certainty. It can also help to optimize implant treatment and placement by enabling the oral surgeon to select the most suitable implant type, size, location and angulations, prior to surgery. Lastly, 3D imaging allows for smaller incisions which can reduce the amount of pain as well as the recovery time after surgery.

Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement system that allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. If you are interested in dental implants to replace missing teeth, talk to your oral surgeon today to see if he or she is utilizing 3D imaging technology in the placement of dental implants.

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