If you haven’t been the recipient of oral surgery before, then entering this new area of care of your oral tissues may be something of a surprising journey for you! Some may feel excited and ready to go, while others feel a bit more standoffish and curious about what to expect. This is completely normal. Regardless of how you’re feeling or what type of care you need, we are happy to offer hints from your oral surgeon that will assist you in fully grasping what type of experience you may expect and what to do about any uncertainty you may be carrying with you at the moment.
You may have heard that implants are very versatile because they work for just about anything when it comes to missing teeth. When this news reaches you, it brings excitement and some relief, of course. What you still need to become aware of, however, is what this really means. For an easy way to take in some organized information about your dental implant options, we offer you a quick run through of the basic lineup of questions and answers!
You may hear the term dental implant thrown around to mean many things, particularly when you’re doing a search online or talking with friends. Unfortunately, when you are having trouble getting the lingo matched up with the right definition, you may have some mixed up ideas about what’s what in the world of teeth replacement. Let’s begin by going back to basics and starting with the very foundation of what it means to receive an implant: It’s time to talk about the dental post.
When you know that you want implants for yourself and you suddenly discover you have lots and lots of dental implant options, this may be music to your ears! However, since you have a general idea about what implants can do for you but you’re a true newbie in regard to these potential options, you will likely find yourself wondering what they are and how to become better educated. What can you do to begin investigating, to make sure you’re getting reliable and valuable information, and to head yourself toward replacing missing teeth? We’ve got answers ready to go!
Whether they’re teens or very young adults, your kids are still your kids and if you’re the one handling wisdom teeth removal, then you want the experience to be as easy as possible. You will find that we do our best to throw reminders your way as we are approaching good times for you to consider planning this type of oral surgery. While we’re still making our way through spring, as a parent you know very well that planning for summer means getting started right now! Consider our suggestions, so you don’t miss this opportunity.
If part of your qualifications as you seek out an oral surgery practice for yourself is that you prefer one that leans toward a green, sustainable, convenient philosophy, then you will be happy when you meet us. We encourage you to take into consideration some of the ways we practice smile care that provide you with what you need, while minimizing waste (which includes your time, producing pollution, etc.) and a harmful impact on the environment!
While we’re not asked this question every day, we do occasionally come across patients who would like to know whether it’s safe to receive an oral piercing and to have dental implants in one’s smile. While this is not impossible to do safely, there are certainly some very big reasons we encourage you to skip the tongue ring and instead, focus on doing all that you can to protect your oral health, so your implants remain safe!
There may be aspects of dental implants that make you feel a little uneasy. There may be details about your tooth loss that make you feel upset or guilty. When it comes to replacing your teeth, we strongly encourage you to take the glass-half-full approach, which means putting an optimistic spin on whatever the situation includes. You may find that when you have a positive outlook, just about everything seems brighter and more promising!
As the foundation of your smile, your jaw plays a vital role in many different aspects of your oral health and bite function. When your jaw is asymmetrical or doesn’t align properly on both of its joints, your oral health expert might recommend jaw surgery (or orthognathic surgery) to correct it. Orthognathic surgery is the process of surgically correcting abnormalities that result from congenital or other issues, and often includes orthodontic treatment to further improve your bite’s alignment and function. (more…)
When you’re making the effort to take your smile from one with missing teeth to one that’s complete and exceptionally healthy again, your experience may lead you right to our practice. With us, you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about dental implants, the many ways they can support restorations, and you’ll have questions answered. Did you know that in addition to finding out about multiple benefits, learning about costs, and more, we will also spend time talking with you about customizing your care? If you’re not sure what this might mean, it’s just one more aspect of receiving implants with us that may boost your confidence!