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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

 

 

 

 

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... Grafts Excessive or Uneven Gums Implants Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Jaw/TMJ Crown Lengthening Frenectomy Fiberotmy Orthodontic Exposures Biopsies Periodontal Maintenance Sinus Elevation Ridge Augmentation

Our Staff
...  She also enjoys educating patients on periodontal disease and dental implants...

Our Doctors
... Dental implants are the most desirable, permanent solution to recapture a beautiful smile, and [they] provide patients with the most natural chewing function...

Our Staff
...  She also enjoys educating patients on periodontal disease and dental implants...

Your Teenager may need to Wait on an Implant for a Missing Tooth
...A teenager with lost teeth may also need to wait until they’re older to obtain dental implants...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Know the Risks and Benefits for Same-Day Tooth Replacement
... Successful same-day replacements require special attention during the three phases for implants: the removal (extraction) of the existing tooth; placement of the implant in the bone; and attachment of the crown, the visible tooth, to the implant...

Ensure the Best Outcome with the Right Care for a Teen's Missing Tooth
... Because of its lifelikeness, functionality and durability, dental implants are considered the best of the restoration options that can be considered to replace a missing tooth...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...Besides treating advanced cases of periodontal (gum) disease, they’re also adept at reconstructive and cosmetic gum procedures or the placement of dental implants...

Clean Your Implants Just Like you Clean Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants to replace teeth are a popular choice as much for their durability as their life-likeness...

You may need a Periodontist to Fully Treat Your Gum Disease
...There may also be a need for a periodontist’s consultation if you’re preparing for cosmetic restoration, most notably dental implants, that could have a bearing on your gum and bone health...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

Quitting Smoking Decreases Your Risk of Implant Failure
... Taking these steps will greatly increase your chances of being in the vast majority of people who continue to enjoy success with their implants for many years...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...This is one instance where TADS are beneficial: These mini-implants can eliminate the need to use teeth as anchors, or stabilize a tooth that's being used as such...

Removable Dentures
...The upper jaw requires more implants (generally three or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Bone Grafting
...Implants require good bone volume and density to achieve their excellent functionality and high success rates...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Bone Grafting
...Yes they can! It is very important to maintain bone volume following removal of a tooth so that dental implants remain a viable option for tooth replacement...

Dental Implants FAQs
...In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...By actually becoming a permanent part of the jawbone, dental implants stabilize and stimulate the bone to maintain its volume and density...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
...Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost...

Oral Surgery
...Knocked-out teeth can sometimes be re-implanted, or replaced with dental implants...

Technology
...Tooth replacement took a giant leap forward with the widespread use of dental implants — today's preferred method of replacing teeth...