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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

How long dental implants last depends on your oral health, dental medical history, oral hygiene habits, whether or not you smoke, and how regularly you see your dentist. Most of our patients’ implants lasts 25-30 years. Because of new technology, some placed in recent years...

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The Advantages and Disadvantages To Zirconia Implants

There is now a choice for dental implant material. Dental implants have historically been made of titanium. More recently, zirconium has been used. Both are classified as a transitional metal; however, when zirconium is processed and zirconium oxide (Zirconia) is made, this material has the...

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Post-surgical Healing With Natural Medications

At times, some of the procedures we perform at Wilmington Oral Surgery can cause postoperative pain and swelling. At our office, the standard benefits to our patients include: IV medications to minimize inflammation, use of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) with the surgical procedures, custom made...

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Chemotherapy, Radiation and Oral / Dental Care

Each year in America, nearly 650,000 patients receive chemotherapy and 50,000 are treated with radiation to the head & neck region. Both of these types of treatment have side effects and potential complications with dental health. Dental Exam Before Chemotherapy or Radiation If you will...

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The Best Place to Get Dental Implants

If you are considering dental implants, you want to consult with an oral surgeon. We place dental implants every day, and can help you decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If you are located in Cincinnati, OH, or within an hour...

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Do Dental Implants Hurt?

As with other surgical procedures, getting a dental implant usually involves some discomfort after the anesthesia has worn off. But dental implant technology has come a long way in recent years, reducing the amount of pain associated with the procedure. Computer-assisted planning at Wilmington Oral...

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have been performing dental implants successfully since the 1970s. The procedure is considered safe for tooth replacement in patients who are generally healthy. As with any surgery, there are risks. But since you need to meet eligibility requirements to be considered...

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