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Dental Bone Grafting: What It Is & How to Recover

Nobody wants to lose a tooth. But if you don’t replace the tooth through a dental implant or other less costly dental procedure like a bridge or dentures, your jawbone will deteriorate. Your jawbone is literally trying to reabsorb the area where the missing tooth...

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Why Your Dentist Recommends an Oral Surgeon

Maxillofacial surgery is a unique branch of surgery in that it combines dentistry with surgical skill. Maxillofacial surgeons treat trauma and diseases affecting the head and neck. Generally, your dentist will recommend an oral surgeon to you, though you’re free to see any maxillofacial surgeon...

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7 Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

Missing a tooth or facing a tooth extraction? You’re not alone. In fact, the average adult aged 35 to 49 in the United States is missing seven teeth. Assuming maybe 4 of those teeth are wisdom teeth that have been removed, that still leaves 3...

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9 Signs It’s Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can be a problem. By your late teens to early 20s, most of your other permanent teeth are well established and positioned in your mouth. There just isn’t a lot of room left over for wisdom teeth by the time they develop. Scientists...

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The Advantages & Disadvantages of Zirconia Dental Implants

Zirconia dental implants, otherwise known as ceramic dental implants, are a recent advancement in oral surgery. As a natural alternative to traditional titanium, these implants are resistant to corrosion and won’t trigger metal allergies. These implants are known to be hypoallergenic and safe for patients...

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Need a Dental Bone Graft: What to Expect

So your oral surgeon confirms that you are a candidate for dental implants, but you’ll need a dental bone graft first. This is a fairly common procedure in oral surgery. It is sometimes needed if the jawbone isn’t strong enough, as is often the case...

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