Are Dental Implants a Treatment Option for TMJ?

September 19, 2022

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.

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Topics: dental implant process, what to know about implants, overall health, Dental implant procedure, Replacement Techniques, TMJ

Stick to the Facts About Dental Implants

August 31, 2022

Even after decades of successful use, I’m still surprised by how much misinformation or a lack of actual information circulates about dental implants. The best thing you can do as a consumer is to educate yourself and learn the facts. The most crucial point is that dental implants are the most permanent and reliable solution for replacing lost teeth.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant research, dental implant process, FAQs, what to know about implants, Dental Implant Awareness Month

Tooth Extraction? Get Dental Implants Right Away!

August 18, 2022

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.

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Topics: timeline for implants, what to know about implants, Dental implant procedure, Bone Loss, Tooth Extraction

Trends in Dental Implants 2022

July 7, 2022

Let’s start with a fun fact: dental implants and spaceships have something in common. They’re both made from titanium. That’s right, the implant in your mouth will be as strong as the rockets that head to Mars and beyond. So, don’t be surprised if an implant company approaches Elon Musk to become their brand ambassador.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, FAQs, what to know about implants, Dental Implant Trends

Osteoporosis and Dental Implants

July 7, 2022

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.

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Topics: FAQs, what to know about implants, overall health, Dental implant procedure, Osteoporosis

When to Consider Implant-Retained Dentures

June 29, 2022

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.

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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

DENTAL IMPLANTS: THE MACGYVER OF TEETH

April 12, 2022
 

When I was a kid, one of the coolest shows on TV was MacGyver. For those not of my generation, “Mac” traveled around the world and helped people in need solve their problems. He was always there for the underdog and his methods were, whenever possible, non-violent and non-lethal. At the end of each episode, he always found himself in a challenging situation and used his brains and whatever he had on hand to get out of the predicament. He was a science nerd who could fix most anything.

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, dental implant research, Choosing an implant dentist, dental implant process, timeline for implants, what to know about implants, overall health, Board Certified Implant Dentist, Credentialed Implant Dentist, Dental implant procedure

Dental Implant Failure: 3 Reasons It Occurs and How to Prevent It

September 23, 2021

Consider this scenario: you’ve lost a couple teeth and after thorough research, you have decided to replace them with dental implants. You imagine that these dental implants will last decades or maybe even the rest of your life, but you’ve heard that sometimes implants can fail. What causes implants to fail in some people, but be successful in others?

A lot of it has to do with how you take care of your teeth. While it is rare, dental implants fail for primarily 3 reasons:

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Topics: what to know about implants, health connection

Dental Implants: The Top 5 Life-Changing Benefits You Will Notice

September 1, 2021

 

If you’re missing teeth, enjoying the simple things in life can be a bit more challenging. Do you find yourself hiding your smile or laughing less? Do you have trouble eating your favorite foods or speaking clearly? Do you dislike having your photo taken?

While there are several tooth replacement options to consider, one stands out above the rest: dental implants. They can make a world of difference in your life and help you get back to smiling confidently and enjoying life.

That’s why September is Dental Implant Awareness Month: to spread awareness about the benefits of dental implants as well as how to find a qualified expert to give you the smile you deserve.

The theme for 2021 is “Eat, laugh, live again!” It celebrates how dental implants help you return to living life to the fullest and how they drastically improve confidence and joy.

 

After getting dental implants, here are 5 benefits you will notice in your day-to-day life:

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Topics: Getting started with dental implants, Choosing an implant dentist, what to know about implants, health connection, overall health, Dental Implant Awareness Month

Dental Implants Without Bone: What Are My Options?

June 14, 2021

Have you been told that you don’t have enough bone for dental implants or that dentures are your only option? Some people may stop their research at this point, but there are some revolutionary procedures made for patients just like you.

First, it’s vital to do your due diligence and find a dentist with extensive expertise, training and experience beyond basic dental implant education. Dental implants are not one size fits all – they are complex, sophisticated devices requiring specialized training to fit and place properly.

At my practice, I treat patients with the most severe bone loss and have the experience and surgical skills to provide these procedures.

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

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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