What You Don’t Have to Worry About With Dental Implants

After successfully dealing with any oral health concern, you can ideally stop worrying about it and any potential affects it might cause your smile. The right oral health treatment can help you address most oral health concerns in a way that stops their progression entirely and helps you restore any natural tooth structure or oral tissues that may have been compromised. However, when it comes to tooth loss, replacing the tooth with a conventional restoration isn’t enough to stop all of the impacts to your oral health. Today, we look at how dental implants more fully restore your smile after tooth loss, and how their lifelike support can eliminate many of the concerns that come with more traditional replacement teeth. (more…)

What to Know if You Need Jawbone Grafting

The fact that everyone’s smile is unique can have greater implications than you might realize at first. Not only does it mean that your smile looks like no one else’s, it also means that the oral health concerns you experience and the appropriate methods of addressing them can also be unique to your specific oral health status. For example, when it comes to rebuilding your smile after losing one or more teeth, many people require more than just a custom replacement for the teeth. They may also need one or more treatments to restore their smile’s supportive structures, such as jawbone grafting, in order to support their lifelike tooth replacement. (more…)

The Point of Extracting and Replacing a Tooth

For most concerns that involve the health and integrity of your teeth, addressing the concern typically means preserving as much healthy, natural tooth structure as possible. Doing so improves the long-term state of your oral health, and in many cases, it means avoiding the loss of the tooth. However, in severe cases, saving a tooth might not be possible, and the best thing for your oral health overall may be to extract it. After the problem is removed, we can restore your smile’s appearance, your bite’s function, and your oral health by replacing it with a custom-designed, dental implant-supported restoration. (more…)

How Dental Implants Perform Long-Term

Long-Term Benefits of Dental ImplantsThe appearance of your smile is an important aspect of your oral health, but healthy and attractive teeth are much more than just accessories. They play several vital roles in your everyday life, and when you lose a tooth, the consequences can be more complex than you realize at first. Because of this, many patients benefit most from replacing their lost teeth with one or more dental implants. The innovative, biocompatible posts are made to support a restoration in a similar way as healthy teeth roots, which vastly improves the stability and comfort of most dental restorations. This also has several important long-term advantages, both for your restoration’s quality and for the overall state of your oral health. (more…)

How Implants Stop Your Restoration from Moving

Today’s modern dental restorations, such as bridges and dentures, have advanced significantly from their traditional versions. For instance, today’s bridges and dentures can replicate your healthy, natural tooth structure so well that they remain virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile. However, if you’ve worn a dental bridge or denture for a while, then you may have experienced the uncomfortable shifting and moving of your restoration as its grip has grown loose. Today, we examine how dental implants help stop this from occurring so you can enjoy a more comfortable and lifelike dental restoration. (more…)

3 Important Benefits that Come with Dental Implants

For custom-designed replacement teeth that are supported by one or more dental implants, the benefits compared to more traditional restorations are many. Dental implants, which are designed to mimic the form and functions of healthy, natural teeth roots, can give your dental bridge or denture a level of stability that isn’t possible without them. Today, we examine what that means for your oral health, your bite function, and your restoration’s comfort and capabilities, and why these are among the most important benefits of dental implants. (more…)

Is It Difficult to Replace Lost Teeth with Dental Implants?

Tooth loss can be complex. While replacing one or more lost teeth can seem simple, it might be more challenging than you expect to address all of the potential consequences of tooth loss, such as the loss of your natural teeth roots. The good news is that dental implants can help most patients who experience tooth loss restore their smiles in a way that addresses or prevents most of these consequences. Even better news is that, because of their high biocompatibility, dental implants can be a viable solution for restoring smiles that suffer from tooth loss to varying degrees. (more…)

How Dental Implants Impact Your Replacement Teeth

Since they were first introduced decades ago, dental implants have become one of the most popular solutions for addressing nearly all degrees of tooth loss. Unlike traditional restorations, dental implants are designed specifically to replace your lost teeth roots, giving your dental prosthesis stronger and more lifelike support. Today, we examine a few ways this impacts your dental prosthesis’ performance, as well as the long-term advantages of giving it one or more root-like dental implants to rest on. (more…)

Why Jawbone Grafting May Be Part of Your Tooth Replacement

Like most dental health concerns, tooth loss is best addressed as soon as possible. Not only does his help you avoid many of the day-to-day consequences of tooth loss, but it also helps slow down or stop the many other concerns that result from the loss of your natural tooth structure. Once of these concerns is the diminished stimulation in your jawbone now that it’s missing one or more natural teeth roots. This can cause the bone structure to lose mass and density over time, and for many patients who wish to rebuild their smiles, jawbone grafting may be an important part of addressing this concern before they can receive their custom restoration. (more…)

What Makes Dental Implants Biocompatible?

There are many different benefits that people appreciate about their dental implants, and all of them stem from the highly biocompatible nature of the dental implant posts. These are designed to replace the roots of your lost teeth as part of the foundation of your dental prosthesis, providing a higher level of support for the prosthesis when you bite and chew with it. This ability to replace your lost teeth roots is thanks to the jawbone structure’s ability to bond to the implant posts after they’ve been placed. (more…)