Archive for 'dental implants' Category

You Have Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth

cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures

05/01/2016
If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve got several options. The least advisable is to do nothing! It’s not just about aesthetics…Replacing a lost tooth is important to restoring maximum function, maintaining the alignment of surrounding teeth, and preserving facial contours. Your pearly whites don’t just look pretty, they are important more...

Although Rare, Dental Implant Failures Are Tied to Certain Health Factors

dental implants

03/03/2016
Dental implants have transformed tooth replacement since their introduction over thirty years ago. Because of their durability, dental implants have a high success rate, well over 95%. But that still leaves a very small percentage of failures, many within the first few months after placement. Years of research have demonstrated more...

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Nervous About Implant Surgery

dental implants

12/22/2015
Dental implants have gained a popular reputation for their life-like appearance and longevity. Much of the latter is attributable to the titanium post imbedded in the jawbone. Because titanium has a natural affinity with bone, new cells will grow and adhere to the dental implant over time, making their connection more...

The Legacy of Dr. Branemark

dental implants, Dental Technology

05/04/2015
You may not recognize the name of the Swedish orthopedic surgeon and medical researcher Per-Ingvar Branemark, who recently passed away at the age of 85 — but you’ve probably heard of his invention. Dr. Branemark is considered the father of the modern dental implant, one of the greatest advances in more...

If A Back Tooth Is Lost, Will You Miss It?

Dental Health Tips, dental implants, Oral Health

01/15/2013
A surprising number of Americans — some 70% of the U.S. population — is thought to be missing at least one tooth, usually one of the molars in back. But if you can't see the missing tooth, does it truly matter? Perhaps unexpectedly, the answer is: Yes, it does! The more...

Exactly What Are Dental Implants?

cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Smile Makeover

01/13/2013
Maybe you've heard people talk about dental implants. It's been said that they're modern dentistry's best option for replacing missing teeth; That they offer the highest success rate of any tooth replacement procedure; That, with proper care, they can last just as long as your own natural teeth — a more...

Dental Implants or Bridgework – Making The Best Choice

bridgework, dental implants

01/13/2013
When you need to replace a missing tooth, there are two general alternatives to consider: You can choose traditional bridgework, or select the newer option of dental implants. Both offer a solution that's reliable, functional, and esthetically pleasing. However, there are a few important differences between the two systems. A more...

Kathy Ireland’s Supermodel Smile Restored With Dental Implant

Celebrity Smiles, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, Dental Injuries

01/09/2013
Not too long ago, the former supermodel and present-day business executive Kathy Ireland took a bad fall on her driveway. How bad was it? Bad enough that her husband — a seasoned emergency-room physician — was alarmed. The accident left her with some serious injuries, including wounds to her face more...

Dental Implants – The Best Tooth Replacements in History

dental implants

01/05/2013
Nobody really wants to live with missing teeth. So, throughout history, human ingenuity has come up with various ways of replacing them — from seashells (the Mayans) to ivory dentures (the 18th century.) If your parents lost a tooth, they probably had only one good choice for its replacement: the more...

Dental Implants: Your Premier Option for Tooth Replacement

dental implants

11/04/2012
You can easily see what an unsightly gap a missing tooth leaves — but that's really just the first sign of trouble ahead! Far more worrisome is the fact that tooth loss is generally followed by loss of bone in the jaw. This may lead to greater problems with the more...