23
May

Can Dental Implants Help Correct An Underbite?

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It happens – you are super excited to have your braces off that you forget (consciously or otherwise) to wear your retainer as often as you should. This may seem inconsequential, but not wearing your retainer can have serious implications on your orthodontics, as it allows your teeth to move back to their original places; you know, the places you did not want them to be in the first place. Dental implants are a proven way to replace missing teeth and rehabilitate a severely handicapped jaw. Unfortunately, they may not be your answer to correct an underbite, as this condition occurs when lower teeth overlap the upper teeth. If you have experienced a relapse after having orthodontics, tooth extraction and dental implants may not be the best solution. Additional orthodontics can work better to move…

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16
May

How To Determine If You Are A Good Candidate For...

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Dental implants are the best way to replace missing or damaged teeth. Due to impressive technological advancements, most people are now able to receive implants without complication. However, sufficient bone density in the jaw is needed to support an implant. Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation from teeth to maintain density and form. Lack of stimulation from a lost tooth causes bone depreciation. After a tooth is lost, the bone’s width decreases by twenty-five percent during the first year and experiences an overall decrease in height over the next few years. In the past, the longer a tooth was missing the more difficult it was to successfully implant a replacement tooth. Sometimes implants were even impossible. Today, bone grafting has become extremely common and is carried-through using laboratory crafted materials instead of existing bone…

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9
May

How Will Alcohol Consumption Impact My Dental...

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Put the bottle of wine down. Your new dental implants will ‘cheers’ you later. Alcohol reduces saliva production and irritates mouth tissues, allowing for bacteria can thrive and increases the risk of mouth and throat cancers. Drinking alcohol is extra-risky when you just had dental implant surgery. Here are five reasons to avoid alcohol before your procedure and during recovery: Blood Clotting It is proven that alcohol may slow blood coagulation which reduces the body’s ability to form blood clots. After a dental implants procedure, your mouth is sensitive and needs to be cared for wisely. If you happen to cut your gums while consuming alcohol, the open wounds may not heal properly. This is detrimental to your health, as open wounds significantly increase the risk of dental implant failure. Dehydration Staying hydrated is critical…

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2
May

Foods To Avoid After Zirconia Ceramic Dental...

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Even when all the necessary steps are taken to ensure optimal oral hygiene, sometimes there are unforeseen complications that require a little work. If you have tooth damage or oral trauma, it is important to receive dental treatment before the situation worsens. Your oral health has a tremendous impact on your body and overall health, yet it is often overlooked. Similarly, dental work can have significant implications on your health, which is why you need to be prepared before going into any procedure, especially dental implants. Although good hygiene, rest and refraining from smoking will help ensure that your implants heal properly, an equally important ingredient for a smooth recovery is diet. Restricting your diet is tough, but, for at least the first week, stay away from chewy, crunchy and hard foods. We’re talking junk…

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25
Apr

4 Ways Your Health Habits Affect Your Dental...

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After your dental implant procedure, you’re likely hoping for a short recovery time in which you experience only a small amount of discomfort. Many patients are able to achieve this type of seamless recovery, but some are not so fortunate. Fortunately, you can play a role in the speed and comfort of your recovery process. Within this article, we’ll look at four ways your health habits affect your dental implant healing. Smoking Slows Down the Healing Process When you smoke, you can prevent your body from healing quickly after the dental implant procedure. Cigarettes contain various chemicals that may interact with the chemicals in your post procedure medication, impacting the healing process. Smoking may also cause dry sockets, which is a painful condition in which a blood clot becomes dislodged. The act of smoking can…

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