Most people probably don’t think that orthodontics (braces) and implants go together, but they can in the right circumstances. Both braces and implants may help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, improve a person’s appearance, and prevent dental injuries. They help build a person’s confidence and improve their smile.
When getting an implant, the key to success is prevention. Therefore, it’s important to know about the possible issues that can make it harder for your implant to last. Knowing how to care for the implant will help ensure its longevity, avoiding disappointment and frustration. While there are many reasons that an implant might fail such as medications, the placement of the implant, and smoking, here are the top three:
It often happens so quickly—a sudden fall, sports injury, accident, or trauma. One minute everything is fine and the next, a tooth is damaged beyond repair and needs to be removed. Traditionally, whether with implants or other restorative techniques, the tooth replacement and healing process could take several months. But now there is another option called immediate implants which can speed up the process and restore your smile right away.
"I feel like it is my responsibility to make sure there is good information on the positives and negatives of All-on-4 dental implants and All-on-6. These are meant to inform you, not to alert you."
Ramsey Amin DDS, FAAID, DABOI/ID
When a dentist discovers a cavity, we immediately want to clean out the bacterial infection and fill the void left by the disease. When we see a missing tooth in someone’s mouth, our natural instinct is to fill the space with a new tooth as soon as possible! That is what dentists were trained to do. That is the way that we improve our patients’ lives!
Do you experience pain and jaw-popping symptoms of TMJ? Did you know that in some cases, misaligned teeth could cause TMJ? If you live with the painful sensations of TMJ and have misaligned teeth, continue reading to discover how dental implants can help alleviate your TMJ pain and provide you with a better smile with a full mouth dental reconstruction.
In the course of a lifetime, nearly everyone will lose at least one adult tooth. Most people will lose about 12 teeth before they die.
I believe it is essential for everyone to know that you should consider dental implants before you lose a tooth. Too often I’ve seen patients who decided to wait to deal with the loss of a tooth, resulting in bone deterioration that caused greater complications and costs for restoration, especially with dental implants.
So, my goal with this post is to get the word out – if you’re having a tooth extraction, plan on replacing the tooth with a dental implant, from a credentialled dental implant expert, right away.
I often get asked - can I get dental implants if I have osteoporosis? The good news is that, generally, the answer is yes, you can get dental implants despite having osteoporosis. The bad news is, it needs special finessing, expertise, and healing time to be successful. Let's delve more deeply into the topic.
For decades, dentures (not dental implants) have been the most cost-effective way to replace large numbers of badly damaged or missing teeth. Today traditional dentures have their drawbacks, the most notable being that they lack the chewing strength of natural teeth (about 20% of your original biting force) and aren’t entirely stable, which can make speech difficult and one feel self-conscious. Today, the closest replacement to natural teeth is fixed dental implants, a permanent solution that is not removable.
Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant research, Choosing an implant dentist, dental implant process, what to know about implants, Dental implant procedure, Implant-Retained Dentures
Sports are popular among adults and children alike. Competitive sports among professionals and school children happen daily, as do recreational amateur sports, and sports conducted for exercise. But any physical activity is associated with some form of physical (and dental) risk. When a dental injury as a result of sports activity is too severe, you may lose one or multiple teeth. Dental implants offer an ideal solution to replace these teeth permanently. They allow you to retain your facial appearance and structure as well as sustain functional strength and bite force.