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Why am I Feeling Sensitivity in My Dental Implant?

September 11, 2021

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older man having sensitivity in a dental implant

Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone to create a sound foundation and highly functional form of tooth restoration. Once the healing process has concluded, you should not be in pain. If you are still feeling discomfort, there could be a few reasons for it. As you continue reading, a local dentist explains why you may be experiencing sensitivity in a dental implant.

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I Have Diabetes – Am I Still Eligible for Dental Implants?

August 12, 2021

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older man happy with dental implants

According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, over 30 million Americans (1 in 10) have diabetes. Given that the condition makes it harder to heal and often contributes to oral health issues, is it still possible for diabetics to receive dental implants? Continue reading to get the full details about how diabetes impacts tooth replacement.

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Why You May Need a Bone Graft Before Getting a Dental Implant

July 25, 2021

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older man learns about a bone graft

If you’re living without any number of teeth, it’s a priority to have them replaced so you can lead a normal and happy life. Undoubtedly, dental implantation is the most effective route to take, but it requires you to have at least 1 millimeter of healthy jawbone. If you’ve suffered bone loss, all hope isn’t lost. A bone graft can prepare you to receive a dental implant. Here’s why the procedure may be required and how it can help restore your smile to normal!

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What’s the Correct Way to Floss My Dental Implants?

June 8, 2021

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older woman flossing dental implants

Dental implants are known for being the most reliable means of replacing missing teeth. With a 95% success rate, the procedure stands in a class of its own. Still, implants can fail if they’re not properly taken care of. One of the best ways to extend their life and promote excellent oral health is to perform consistent dental hygiene. To ensure the best results, here are some key tips for flossing dental implants.

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3 Issues That Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants

May 27, 2021

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Woman at dentist for dental implantsIf you’ve lost one or more teeth, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of dental implants. They are unlike any other treatment because they mimic the entire tooth structure from the root up. You can enjoy a nearly perfect replica of your real teeth using a solution that can thrive for decades. In most cases, patients who have good oral and general health are candidates for the procedure, but 3 issues might prevent you from getting them. Don’t worry, you can still benefit from dental implants with a few precautions.

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How to Recognize (and Prevent) Dental Implant Failure

April 23, 2021

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Older man holding his cheek and experiencing dental implant failure

Dental implants are largely reliable and, when placed by an expert, known for having a very high success rate. Between 95% and 98% of implant cases are successful, even after over a decade of use, assuming the person receiving it took the right steps perform proper oral care and avoid tobacco. However, this means that implant failure can still occur, even if it is rare. If you recently received a dental implant and are not sure if you are experiencing the early signs of dental implant failure, keep reading to learn the most important symptoms from an implant dentist!

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Can Dental Implants Really Improve a Set of Dentures?

March 14, 2021

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man happy with implant-retained dentures

When you were living with missing teeth, you were eager to regain at least a portion of your original functionality. There is no denying the fact that traditional dentures have served that purpose for you. However, they’ve left much to be desired. Now they’re starting to slip, and you’re worried about them falling out your mouth. You’ve heard about the possibility of upgrading to implant-retained dentures, but does this addition really make a worthwhile difference? Continue reading to find out!

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Why Do I Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

February 12, 2021

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Dental implant after a bone graft.If you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant is an excellent solution to rebuild your smile. As the only treatment to replicate the entire structure of a tooth, you’ll enjoy unmatched benefits that aren’t possible using any other option. Although you’re excited to enjoy a complete smile, your dentist has informed you that you’ll need a bone graft before moving forward. There isn’t any reason to be alarmed. While it adds another step to your plan, it’s essential to ensure the long-term success of your new smile, and here’s why.

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How Much of a Difference Do Implants Really Make for Dentures?

January 18, 2021

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Senior woman with arms around senior man, both smiling

Conventional dentures have been around in some form or another for centuries, and for many they still remain the preferred method for repairing and restoring teeth. But is there room for improvement? Dental implants have changed the way dentists think about tooth replacement, and it’s been found that there are numerous benefits to using implant posts to support dentures. In this post, your dentist will reveal how implant-retained dentures work and the dramatic difference they can make for the function of your smile.

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The Biggest Difference Between Dental Implants and Dentures

December 18, 2020

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Dentist discussing jawbone preservation with a patient.

If you’re missing multiple teeth, you should know that you are not the only one. In fact, nearly 70% of U.S. adults aged 35 to 44 are missing at least one or more teeth based on data from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. It’s completely reasonable to choose a denture, but you’ll want to keep dental implants in mind as well. Why? The biggest reason by far is due to the jawbone preservation that dental implants provide, which dentures do not. Here’s what that means for your smile and long-term oral health.

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