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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What is Dry Socket?

Alveolar osteitis, commonly called “dry socket,” is a painful dental condition that can occur after having a tooth extracted. A dry socket happens when a blood clot is dislodged from the site of a tooth extraction, exposing bone and nerves that can result in significant pain. After receiving surgery to remove wisdom teeth, it can be easy […]

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What to Do Before Wisdom Teeth Removal

Although it is a common outpatient surgery, wisdom teeth removal is still surgery, and it’s important for a patient to properly prepare before wisdom teeth surgery. All patients undergoing wisdom teeth removal should follow their doctor’s instructions with attention to every detail, starting with the initial consultation. The Consultation Typically, patients undergoing removal of impacted wisdom […]

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Wisdom Teeth Symptoms and Signs to Remove Them

Wisdom teeth symptoms can vary from person to person. Signs that wisdom teeth are growing in should be monitored during routine cleanings and with X-rays. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) should be consulted in a patient’s early to mid teens to determine the proper course of wisdom teeth management, including a discussion of whether […]

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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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