Archive for November, 2018
Dental implant complications are very rare. But that doesn’t mean they can’t occur. The most likely culprit to implant failure is infection, which is referred to as peri-implantitis. If you’ve made it through the initial recovery period without an infection, that doesn’t mean you are out of the woods. Implant infection is caused by bacteria, which can develop weeks or years after your dental implant procedure. Peri-implantitis is a form of gum disease, so neglecting treatment can jeopardize a lot more than just your dental implant investment. continue reading
Your gums are the soft tissues that keep your teeth in place. Just like your teeth, they need proper care to retain their health. Gum recession refers to the process of gums “shrinking” or pulling away to expose more of the tooth’s root. In turn, the tooth is more vulnerable to sensitivity, decay and infection. In severe cases, it may even cause teeth to lose stability. Many patients suffer from receding gums, but whether or not they disqualify you from getting dental implants depends on the cause of your gum recession. continue reading
The holidays are quickly approaching, and it is time to start thinking about the gifts you really want this year. If you are suffering the consequences of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, we invite you to consider the best gift of all – a stable and confident smile. Implant-supported dentures can be an excellent way to treat yourself this holiday season.
Implant-supported dentures, also called overdentures, are a remarkable way to stabilize traditional dentures, especially if the removable dentures are not fitting well, loose or fall out easily. Once the implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone, they become a permanent anchor for your prosthetic teeth (partial or full denture). While many patients choose to stabilize their dentures with implants from the start, others have the option of changing out their removable dentures for this more secure and upgraded treatment method. continue reading