7 Replacement Options for Missing Teeth

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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 “missing” teeth are due to a routine wisdom teeth extraction, that still leaves 3 teeth that are just missing, whether due to […]

9 Signs It’s Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

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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 suspect that wisdom teeth are an evolutionary link to a […]

Need a Dental Bone Graft: What to Expect

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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 if you’ve had missing teeth and the jawbone has worn […]

How Same Day Dental Implants Save Time & Stress

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Same day dental implants — how is that possible? That’s usually the reaction we get when we mention the option for same day dental implants. It seems too good to be true, but in this case it’s for real. Dental implant technology has come a long way. Thanks to advances in oral surgery and medical […]

A Guide to Recovering from Major Facial Trauma

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If you break a bone in your face or jaw, you may suffer serious problems that can affect your eating, speaking and even the ability to smile. You may require surgery to repair your face so you can enjoy normal activities again. Sometimes full mouth reconstruction is necessary. Repairing facial trauma usually requires a maxillofacial […]

What to Expect from Full Mouth Reconstruction: Costs, Goals, & Care Considerations

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Full mouth reconstruction is the process of rebuilding or restoring all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. The treatment essentially gives you a completely new mouth from the ground up. It usually involves multiple dental implants, but it can also include dental bridges and veneers. The process may also require a dental […]

Gummy Smile? What Your Oral Surgeon Can Do to Improve Your Gum Line

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A gummy smile is when there is a noticeably high amount of gum tissue around your teeth. It’s the complete opposite of a toothy smile, which is usually the result of receding gums due to gum disease, like periodontal disease or gingivitis.  There is too much gum tissue, which isn’t considered aesthetic, and can cause […]

Nervous About Oral Surgery? Don’t Be — It’s Actually Painless!

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So your dentist tells you that you need oral surgery, and they refer you to a local oral surgeon to do the job. Perhaps you need to have some wisdom teeth extracted. Maybe you’ve suffered facial trauma and need surgery to reconstruct your mouth and jaw. Perhaps you need dental implants and require a dental […]