Month: April 2020

Should You Consider Jawbone Grafting Before Dental Implants?

When you’ve experienced tooth loss, rebuilding your smile and restoring your bite function can mean several different things. Most important is the replacement of your lost tooth or teeth. Without them, your bite can’t function properly, as the teeth that remain won’t be able to effectively absorb and distribute your bite’s pressure. However, rebuilding your… Read more »

Things That Might Impact Your Ability to Get Dental Implants

Tooth loss can be a threat to your smile in more ways than you might realize at first. For example, losing teeth roots can have a diminishing effect on several different oral structures, including your dental ridge. Because of these effects, dental implants (which replace your lost teeth roots) are often the best solution for… Read more »

How Extracting Wisdom Teeth Helps

When many people first develop their wisdom teeth (also known as third molars), they may not experience any problems. However, over time, many people can start to develop discomfort in the area around their wisdom teeth, or may notice changes in the integrity and position of their other teeth. For some people, wisdom teeth can… Read more »

A Brief Look at Tooth Loss and Oral Health

Tooth loss isn’t an obscure oral health concern. Most people are aware that it’s a concern, and for the most part, understand what it could mean for their smiles if it occurs. However, there are plenty of things about tooth loss that people don’t fully understand, or are mistaken about, including how it occurs, how… Read more »

3 Things that Could Compromise Your Dental Implants

One of the best things about dental implants is their amazing success rate. Since they’ve been a regular part of restorative dentistry, they’ve enjoyed an over 90% success rate in restoring and preserving people’s smiles following tooth loss. While much of that success is a direct result of their unique nature (dental implants are the… Read more »

Why Extracting Some Teeth Requires Surgery

There aren’t many cases in which extracting a tooth is the best option for your smile. Typically, preserving your healthy, natural teeth is preferable, and the option of extracting one is only reserved for extreme situations when it’s absolutely necessary. While the process of extracting a tooth may sometimes be a simple one, many of… Read more »

When Oral Surgery May Be the Solution

Though not everyone will need oral surgery in their lives, there are several different reasons why you might. For some people, a chronic oral health condition can progress so severely that general dental care can no longer address it. For others, a congenital or other nonpreventable condition may be significantly impacting their oral health, and… Read more »

The Ways Dental Implants Address Your Tooth Loss

Tooth loss doesn’t have to be devastating to your smile and oral health, especially if you deal with it as soon as possible. By replacing your lost tooth or teeth, you can restore much of your bite’s function, rebuild your smile’s appearance, and much more. However, some options for rebuilding your smile are better than… Read more »

A Few Proven Ways of Preserving Your Smile

The concept of preserving your smile and oral health can seem simple on the surface, but what’s needed to accomplish it depends on several unique factors. For example, if you haven’t experienced any oral health concerns yet, then preserving your smile likely means avoiding any in the future. If you do have an existing concern,… Read more »

Are You Taking Good Care of Your Dental Implants?

If you’ve experienced tooth loss because of a chronic oral health concern, like gum disease, then you may remember the importance of caring for your smile long after you’ve had your lost tooth replaced. For many people, bouncing back from that loss meant receiving one or more dental implants and an appropriate restoration (such as… Read more »