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Facial aging is a term most adults dread but it is a natural part of life. While there are many treatments and procedures that can delay or slow the process, aging cannot be prevented altogether. However, if there are signs of aging that develop prematurely, that means that something can be done. Many people think of sun exposure, smoking and other habits that can accelerate facial aging. But did you know that missing teeth can cause a noticeable “aged look” too? continue reading
Dental implants carry a success rate of over 95%! However, implants are not immune to problems. While most types of implant issues involve the restoration on top of the implant and are easily corrected, there are times in which the implant itself suffers failure. A skilled implant dentist can prevent the majority of these implant complications with precise, computer-guided implant placement as well as bone or gum grafting done before the surgery when necessary. Unfortunately, not all implant complications can be avoided. continue reading
Dental implants carry an exemplary success rate as a stable, long-term replacement for missing teeth. However, you cannot expect your implant to provide this coveted stability if it does not have a firm foundation underneath. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant post needs to be fully enveloped so that it can fuse to the surrounding bone as it heals and forms a stable prosthetic tooth root. If bone is too thin, too weak or too short within the jaw, an implant has little to no chance of success. continue reading
Whether you call them Implant-supported dentures, overdentures, hybrid dentures or implant-retained dentures, this type of smile restoration involves securing a full denture to a set of dental implants. Overdentures bring outstanding advantages compared to traditional removable dentures. Since they are firmly anchored in your jawbone, they deliver unrivaled stability – which means you can eat, speak and laugh the way you did with natural teeth. Another hidden, yet substantial, benefit is the prevention of bone loss. The implants stimulate your jawbone naturally, so you can avoid premature facial aging due to the resorption or atrophy of bone that typically occurs when teeth go missing. continue reading
When it comes to teeth replacement using dental implants, the location of the missing teeth can matter. All dental implants require enough underlying bone structure to support the full implant. Therefore, when replacing the upper premolar or molar areas of the jaw, some patients lack enough bone density and height in that region. They often have expanded sinus cavities due to previous bone loss. The first step, therefore, is to perform a sinus lift so that the sinuses can move away from the roots of the upper teeth or to create additional bone in the area. continue reading
“It’s just one tooth. I have 31 teeth that are intact and doing their job. Is it really necessary to replace that one tooth, especially if no one can see it?” As dental implant experts, we get this a lot. The answer, however, is a resounding YES!. Tooth replacement is always important and necessary, even if it just involves a single tooth. To understand why restorative dentistry is worth investing in, let’s take a look at the three major drawbacks of not replacing that one tooth. continue reading
It is estimated that 69% of adults between 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth, and 26% of adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth by the time that they are 74, according to The Implant Hub. This undeniably makes restorative dentistry in high demand. As it stands today, dental implants are the only permanent teeth replacement system available, and they are drastically superior to any other treatment option. continue reading
If you are interested in dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you’ll need to carefully consider the healing process. In fact, the way an implant heals is a primary indicator of its success. Once the titanium post is surgically placed in the jawbone, a critical healing process takes place in the following few months. During this time, the implant fuses to the surrounding bone and the tissues heal around the implant. When this process is compromised in any way, the implant may fail altogether.
The good news is that if you are in good overall health, you should have a comfortable and easy recovery period after your implant surgery. However, despite how easy it is for the majority of patients, there are still health concerns that can make healing more challenging. While the medical conditions below won’t necessary disqualify you from getting dental implants, they can mean you’ll need some special care and close monitoring during your recovery. continue reading
There is no doubt that natural teeth are remarkably strong. Not only are they made from the strongest substance in your entire body, but they are designed to perform a lifetime of tasks such as chewing hard foods and supporting the structure of your jawbone. Still, teeth get damaged, diseased and go missing from time to time.
If you have a missing tooth, you may be wondering if a replacement tooth will ever offer the strength and durability that your natural tooth once provided? Thanks to the advancements of modern restorative dentistry, the answer is yes! Dental implants make it possible to have a prosthetic tooth that matches the strength of a real tooth. continue reading