Signs You Might Need Dental Implants

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Tooth loss, whether from facial trauma, age, illness, or other medical-related cause, is unpleasant for all of us. And when you have a damaged or diseased smile, it makes you… well, not want to smile. There are a number of methods oral and maxillofacial surgeons use to reconstruct and replace teeth. Currently, the gold standard […]

Is Dental Implant Surgery an Option for Kids with Facial Trauma?

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For adults, surgical intervention for replacing teeth with dental implants is completely safe and highly effective at restoring the look and function of your teeth. The added bonus is that, even more than not affecting the other teeth around the implant, it actually stabilizes the other teeth, your jaw, and your bite. Dental implants are […]

Much of the World Has Spent Millennia Installing Dental Implants

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We tend not to think about dentistry as a practice that’s thousands of years old. Or we simply don’t know that it is. After all, the Mayans drilling holes in their teeth to permanently implant gems isn’t something you learn in history class. But they did. And they weren’t the first to permanently alter their […]

Why Your Dentist Recommends an Oral Surgeon

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Maxillofacial surgery is a unique branch of oral surgery in that it combines dentistry with surgical skill and specific knowledge about the structures of the face, mouth and neck. 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 […]

Why Does My Insurance Company Consider Dental Implants to Be Cosmetic?

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If you’re considering dental implant surgery, you’re probably wondering if dental implants are considered cosmetic or essential. After all, it makes a big difference as to whether or not your insurance company will cover them. Dental implants are a grey area in the dental insurance industry; teeth are necessary for proper and comfortable chewing. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does Dental Implant Surgery Hurt? Not Really! What to Expect

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Mention dental implant surgery, and people get nervous. It is technically surgery, after all. The mere thought of any kind of surgery can raise some people’s anxiety levels. That’s probably why the number one question we get is this: Does dental implant surgery hurt? Not really. Relax. It’s really not that big of a deal […]

Why Are Dental Implants Your Best Option for Teeth Replacement?

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Are you missing teeth? Are you getting a tooth extraction and need a tooth replacement? It happens to the best of us, whether it’s a result of age, tooth decay, or accidental facial trauma. But what you don’t want to do with a missing, damaged or infected tooth is ignore it. This can lead to […]