Dental Implants: A Long Term Solution

Edentulism is the condition defined by the loss of at least one functional tooth. It can be classified as partial edentulism (one or more lost teeth) to complete edentulism (when a patient has lost all teeth). Whether due to decay, periodontal disease or trauma, edentulism has a significant effect on a patient’s oral health. While […]

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Full-mouth Restoration with Dental Implants

While a single dental implant may replace a broken or lost tooth, it also can serve as an anchor for multiple replacement teeth. Full-mouth dental implants are what they sound like: a long-lasting replacement for most or all of a patient’s teeth. Full Dental Implants vs. Dentures With dentures, not only is there a risk of bone […]

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

More people are looking to dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth. It’s natural to have questions before visiting with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS). Questions can include: “Does insurance cover dental implants?” and “Are dental implants safe?” Dental implant surgery should be performed by an OMS, the surgical specialist of the dental profession. OMSs are […]

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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic inconvenience – they affect a person’s day-to-day life and leave people looking for a permanent solution. Are dental implants permanent? While every patient is unique, it is clear dental implants offer the most permanent solution for missing teeth. After more than 35 years of service, many of the dental implants […]

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How Much Are Dental Implants?

The total cost for dental implants will vary from person to person and should discussed with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) who will be performing the procedure. Patients requiring a single implant in response to a facial injury or tooth loss should expect a different cost for their dental implant than someone receiving full-mouth dental implants. To understand the cost and […]

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue; they affect how a person eats, drinks, and breathes. Dental implant surgery, performed by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS), is the most permanent solution available for missing teeth as the implants integrate directly with a patient’s jawbone. What Are Dental Implants? Depending on a patient’s needs, a single […]

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Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

After learning of the cost of dental implants, many patients have a single question: Are they covered by my insurance? While this might seem like a yes-or-no question, the answer is not-so simple. Coverage of dental implant surgery can depend on whether medical insurance, dental insurance or both could apply to the procedure. Just how much an insurance […]

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Extractions and Other Oral Surgeries

Tooth Extractions You may need to have a tooth extracted for a number of reasons such as decay, injury, or as part of orthodontic treatment. Whatever the reason, you will most likely be referred to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will remove your tooth in the office using an anesthetic that is appropriate for […]

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Dental Implant Surgery

  More and more people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth. They’re a long-term solution that is imbedded in your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. They even go your natural teeth one better, since they can’t develop cavities. Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy […]

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Am I a candidate for dental implants?

We often hear from patients that they were told they are not able to get dental implants.  That is typically not the case.  There are few patients who cannot receive dental implants.  Those patients are typically very ill with poorly controlled disease, active bone diseases or cancer and severely immunocompromised patients.  The reason patients are […]

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