The Sometimes-Gruesome History of Dental Implant Technology
We know that today, dental implant surgery is the gold standard for replacing lost teeth. A small titanium or zirconium screw capped with a fake tooth, dental implants replace the form and biological function of the tooth you’ve lost. But where did this technology come from? Is it really as new as it seems, or […]
6 Amazing Benefits of Dental Implants
Widely regarded as the gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants are the most holistic, comprehensive method available. Tens of millions of people in the US have at least one missing tooth, most often due to decay and gum disease. Dental implants are essentially a replacement for a lost tooth’s root. This sets them apart […]
Signs You Might Need Dental Implants
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?
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 […]
Dental Implants: Look, Function, or Both?
As far as options for replacing missing teeth go, the most holistic method of tooth replacement is dental implant surgery. Yes, it’s invasive; yes, it requires patience and healing time; yes, it may require preliminary dental bone grafting. But it’s worth it. Dental implants are the only permanent solution to tooth replacement that look and […]
Zirconia Dental Implants vs. Titanium Dental Implants
Titanium is definitely the industry standard when it comes to dental implants. Titanium is a pretty cool metal – it’s extremely biocompatible, it’s virtually indestructible, and your bone is completely fine with growing and fusing around it. Pretty cool, right? Well, there’s a newer type of dental implant on the market: zirconia dental implants (sometimes […]
I’m Missing a Tooth. What Options do I have for Tooth Replacement?
If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t fret. First of all, apparently the average middle-aged American is missing seven teeth, so you’re not alone. And nowadays, there are several options to replace those teeth, including holistic tooth replacement that restores not only the look but the biological functions of your teeth and jaw. Before […]
Much of the World Has Spent Millennia Installing Dental Implants
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 […]
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 even a less costly dental procedure like a bridge or dentures, your jawbone will deteriorate because it’s literally trying to reabsorb the area where the missing tooth was. This can make it difficult for your jawbone to […]
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 “missing” teeth are due to a routine wisdom teeth extraction, that still leaves 3 teeth that are just missing, whether due to […]