Archives by Tag 'missing teeth'

Dental Implants & Your Teenager, Timing Is Everything!

dental implants

02/05/2010
When it comes to permanently replacing a teenager's missing tooth, timing is everything. As a parent or caregiver, of course you want what's best, and an implant provides the highest quality of life in addition to being the best long-term solution...so why should you and your child have to wait? more...

New Technology for Rebuilding Bone

Bone Grafting, dental implants

02/05/2010
The news may be shocking for some but bone regeneration for implant dentistry is a routine procedure in periodontal and oral surgery. With new technology, dentists today are able to use grafting materials to regenerate lost bone with predictable results. This ability is critical for patients who need to replace more...

The Role Your Biology Plays in Implantology

dental implants

02/05/2010
There is no debating the importance of having a skilled dental professional who specializes in dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently. However, are you aware of the important role your personal biology has in the procedure? For example, you must have enough bone for implants to be anchored in more...

Understanding Your Immediate Implant Options

dental implants

02/04/2010
You've broken or severely damaged a tooth and need an implant...do you know your options? Chances are you don't which could cause needless worry. In this consultation article, you will learn the basics about implant dentistry and the fact that as surgical techniques and technology have improved, so have your more...

Different Types of Dental Implants

dental implants

02/03/2010
In addition to more than 40 different types of traditional or standard dental implants, there are now mini and even micro-mini implants; thus you can easily see the importance of understanding your options when talking to your dentist about your specific needs. From single and multi-tooth replacements to different combinations more...

What is a Dental Implant?

dental implants

02/03/2010
You may have heard the term “dental implant,” but do you really know what it is? Teeth essentially can be thought of having two main parts: the crown, the part of the tooth that can be seen above the gum tissues, and the root, the part that is suspended in more...

Dental Implants—Your Third Set of Teeth

dental implants

02/03/2010
While implants were introduced into dental practices in the late 1970s, you may be surprised to know that the earliest recorded attempts of their use date back to the Mayan civilization around 600 A.D. Needless to say, dental implants have undergone giant leaps in improved design, success, and overall patient more...

The Importance of Replacing Back Teeth

dental implants

01/30/2010
While they may not be the first thing people see when you smile, your back or posterior teeth are key to maintaining good oral and physical health. And just because you can't see them doesn't mean you can forget about them! By not replacing missing back teeth, you will also more...

Saving a Lost Tooth After an Accident

Dental Injuries

01/30/2010
Losing a permanent tooth can be traumatic for anyone; however, knowing what to do should it happen may enable you to save the tooth. The clock starts ticking from the moment the tooth is lost. It has the best chance for survival if it is re-implanted as soon as possible, more...

Understanding the Factors that Can Influence Implant Success

dental implants

01/30/2010
Replacing a missing tooth with an implant has numerous advantages over other treatment options. However, even with a success rate of well over 95%, there are numerous factors that can influence your personal success rate. For example, patients who are non-smokers and in general good health tend to have fewer more...