Dental Implants Are the Preferred Option for Aging Bridges

September 18, 2018



Replace those bridges to nowhere. 

Aging dental bridges are a maintenance headache and a recipe for oral-health disaster. They are difficult to floss, often decay, and require replacement with longer bridges. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), these bridges to nowhere should be replaced with permanent dental implants.    

“Many of us have had the same bridges in our mouths for 20 years or more. They were put in at a time when bridgework was considered to be the norm for replacing missing or compromised teeth,” said Dr. Olivia Palmer of Charleston, South Carolina, a fellow of the AAID and diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology.    

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

Considering Dental Implants? Here Are 5 Things You Should Know

May 23, 2018


If you’ve lost a tooth (or several), you’ve got more options than a fixed bridge or removable dentures. 

Dental implants are the most popular, effective alternative for people who suffer from: 

  • Missing teeth
  • Deteriorating teeth
  • Long-term dental issues
  • Congenitally missing teeth
  • Traumatic injury to natural teeth

Known as the new standard for tooth replacement, dental implants fit and feel like natural teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth “root” surgically placed in your mouth to support a crown, denture, or bridge. Made from titanium metal, it fuses around the jawbone, serving as a root for the missing tooth. 

Here are a few things to keep in mind, if you’re considering dental implants. 

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant research, Choosing an implant dentist

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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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