Change Your Life with Dental Implants

August 30, 2019

Plenty of things can change your life. Winning the lottery, for one. But when it comes to living your life to the fullest, there’s nothing like a great-looking smile to build confidence and make you feel like you’re putting your best foot forward.

If you’re missing teeth, smiling can often be a struggle. Along with chewing your favorite foods, speaking comfortably and naturally, or even being as active as you’d wish.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, what to know about implants, Board Certified Implant Dentist, Credentialed Implant Dentist

What's your reason to smile? September is Dental Implant Awareness Month!

August 23, 2019
 
It's almost September, and you know what that means: Dental Implant Awareness Month!
 
Join us and hundreds of American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) dentists and their patients as we celebrate. This year's theme “What’s your reason to smile?” aims to empower individuals considering dental implants through education and celebrate those who are already living a life full of smiles with their dental implants.
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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, what to know about implants, Dental Implant Awareness Month, Board Certified Implant Dentist, Credentialed Implant Dentist

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Prevent You from Improving Your Smile

July 22, 2019

Patients are often anxious about the process of getting dental implants. It's a significant oral surgery, but can have many long-term positive effects on your appearance, smile and dental health.

It's important to keep in mind that dental implant surgery, when performed by a qualified implant dentist, is the most effective method of replacing missing teeth. It has an excellent success rate, and provides stable, long-lasting replacements for your natural teeth. These results simply can’t be duplicated with older methods, like bridgework.

There are several questions and concerns I often hear from patients in my own practice. Here are the honest answers I provide to my patients to help address these anxieties:

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant process, Dental implant procedure, Dental anxiety

Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Implant Dentist

June 18, 2019
 
If you're looking for information regarding dental implants, there's no resource more trusted than  the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the oldest organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry.
 
We asked Dr. Sanford N. Schwartz, DDS, FAAID, a Fellow of the AAID, to weigh in on some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants.
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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, dental implant process, what to know about implants, Credentialed Implant Dentist

3 Reasons to Choose an AAID-credentialed Implant Dentist

May 31, 2019
 
If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to choose a dentist with experience and knowledge you can trust. Here are three reasons why it’s a smart move to select a dental implant dentist credentialed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID):
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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, what to know about implants, Board Certified Implant Dentist, Credentialed Implant Dentist

Are You Eating Your Way to Tooth Loss?

May 16, 2019
 
Have you lost one or more teeth? Then it may be helpful to have a discussion with an implant dentist about the types of food you eat. 

Studies suggest that the "inflammatory potential" of your diet can impact your oral health. Specifically, researchers found that an anti-inflammatory diet may lead to fewer lost teeth. The data in this research came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Topics: overall health

Your Dentist Might Be the First to Notice Your High Blood Pressure

April 30, 2019

Everyone knows regular visits to the dentist are important. But they may be even more beneficial than you thought.

Why? Because you might have hypertension without realizing it. Often referred to as high blood pressure, hypertension often has no significant signs or symptoms, yet it can cause serious health problems.

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Topics: overall health

Do You Have a Successful Smile?

April 15, 2019
 
What do people think about your smile? Would they describe it as "effective," "genuine," and "pleasant"?
 
It's not simply a question of vanity. These characteristics of a "successful smile" provide important reference points for surgeons and implant dentists that have patients recovering from accidents or strokes that affect their smiles.
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Topics: overall health

The 4 Characteristics of a Candidate for Dental Implants

March 6, 2019
 
Even if you’ve done your research on dental implants, you may be wondering if you are qualified to get them. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but chances are you will fit the bill.
 
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the best candidates for dental implants share four characteristics.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, what to know about implants

How to Find an Implant Dentist You Trust

February 19, 2019

Word has it you’re looking to get dental implants. A quick Google search will yield hundreds of results—but where on Earth can you find an implant dentist that you trust?

For starters, you should find a dentist with credentialing and expertise in implant dentistry. Many general dentists offer implant services at their practice; however, most do not have the expertise in all phases of implant dentistry that an AAID-credentialed member possesses. The success rate of dental implants has been reported to be as high as 90-95% (source: Journal of Oral Implantology), making it one of the most predictable dental procedures.

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Topics: Choosing an implant dentist

About LifeSmiles

The LifeSmiles blog empowers individuals struggling with dental problems to find reliable, practical information and advice on dental implants and how to find a qualified implant expert. Our goal is to ensure that quality care and peace of mind is available to every dental implant patient.

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