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Feb

3 Ways Your Dental Implant Is Improving Your...

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Considering how long modern dentistry has been around, dental implants are a relatively recent development. Prior to these synthetic teeth, the only alternatives to the gaps left behind by tooth extractions were dentures and bridges. Make no mistake, the latter are worn by millions of people, and many patients are fitted with them every day. However, there is no denying the benefits afforded by implants, for they are the only product that most closely mimics the look and function of one’s natural teeth. Although no man made device will ever fully replicate the appearance and durability of real teeth, you would be hard pressed to find a more suitable alternative. The reason why implants have become an increasingly popular tooth replacement option lies in their unique design. Whereas dentures and bridges are fitted on top…

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28
Jan

Can You Remove A Dental Implant?

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Dental implants are built to last and, by and large, are implanted successfully and stand up to the test of time. That being said, the success rate, as it is for most things, especially surgeries, is not 100 percent. Implants occasionally need to be removed, either for health, maintenance or other cosmetic reasons. There are cases of implants healing in the wrong direction, requiring removal. Because of the permanency of the initial procedure, the removal needs to be done by a qualified and surgically trained dentist with the appropriate medical equipment in his or her office that will allow them to remove the implant while preserving the bone around it and avoiding damage to the site. There are additional considerations for the patient undergoing implant removal. If the removal is going to be permanent, that…

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18
Jan

Why Are Dental Implants More Expensive Than A...

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Dental implants are as close to your real teeth as the world of cosmetic dentistry can come. They look and feel very natural and have an impressively high success rate. They do, however, come with a price tag that reflects both the quality and the technology behind the procedure. An implant is not just the cost of the procedure, it is an investment in your future oral health and the durability of your teeth. Below are some of the reasons why a dental implant is more expensive than a root canal. Length of procedure. Implant surgery is very thorough and precise, ensuring a lasting and durable result. After extracting the existing tooth, the implant is placed in the jaw, and a porcelain crown is affixed to the post. The procedure is spread out over a…

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4
Jan

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dental...

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The advent of dental implants has made the world of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry better able to repair and restore broken or damaged teeth. Dental implants are safe, attractive, durable and look and feel like natural teeth. The technology and procedural know-how behind dental implants is actually quite sophisticated. Here are 5 things you may not have known about dental implants. They promote jaw bone health. Dental implants function in the same way that natural tooth roots do. They adhere to and provide the stimulation to your jawbone that is necessary for it to remain healthy and continue producing new bone cells. Without the creation of the new cells, bone naturally shrinks and can create periodontal complications. They do not impact eating. Dentures and partial dentures interfere with eating habits, this is why many people…

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26
Nov

Can You Get Dental Implants During Pregnancy?

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If you are expecting, you might have a few questions about what dental care is safe during pregnancy and what is not suitable at this time. There are so many warning signs about what you should and shouldn’t do during your nine months, it’s hard to keep track of it all. Some of the more obvious items (like not drinking or smoking) are simple things to temporarily stop, but what about dental related health issues? If you have an oral issue that needs to be fixed, is it safe to do so while pregnant? According to the American Pregnancy Association, annual exams and preventive dental cleanings are safe and recommended. When you are pregnant, your hormone levels are rising and this can cause your gums to bleed and swell, as well it can trap food…

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