Continuing Education: Enhancing Patient Care

You may be aware that oral surgeons must complete a post-graduate residency in order to be certified in the specialty. Did you know that your oral surgeon has to complete ongoing courses long after graduating from dental school, though? This continuing education is required by the American Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, along with…

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Enjoy Peace of Mind with Implant-supported Dentures

Edentulous patients often search for affordable dentures that offer a comfortable fit and good functionality at the same time. Implant-supported dentures fit the bill. Dentures alone often leave patients feeling like they have an incomplete solution. The appliances tend to lose their fit over time, and they require unpleasant tasting adhesives. Conventional dentures don’t come…

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Tips to Prepare for Dental Implant Treatment

Although placing dental implants has become a routine procedure for oral surgeons, it’s still a significant undertaking for patients. It’s important to be prepared for every step of the process so that you will know what to expect. Prior to the procedure, you will have a preliminary appointment that allows the oral surgeon to evaluate…

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When is a Partial Denture Right for you?

There is no single denture that is right for everyone. The design and function of your denture is heavily dependent upon your individual anatomy and the extent of your tooth loss. For patients who are missing all of the natural teeth (upper, lower, or both) a full or complete denture is recommended. For patients who…

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Increase Your Quality of Life with Dental Implants

Missing teeth can be a major drag on your lifestyle, compromising your appearance and diet and knocking your self-esteem down a few notches. Modern dental technology can give patients reasonable facsimiles of their original biological teeth, though, thanks to dental implants. Dental implants are artificial roots that are made of titanium, which fuses with the…

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Dental Implants: Never use denture adhesive again

Your teeth weren’t meant to be glued to your gums. That’s what makes denture adhesive so frustrating. Although you may need additional stability for your dentures, the glues and adhesives that are available in the drugstore are barely capable of doing the job. The fact is, the best way to replace missing teeth is by…

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Options For Denture Wearers

Conventional dentures leave much to be desired for many patients. The appliances can be uncomfortable and ill-fitting, failing to match up to the natural teeth they’re intended to replace. Now patients can get affordable dentures that are more stable and reliable. Dentures supported by dental implants offer a major improvement over standard dentures. With this…

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My Dentures Need Repaired: What are my options?

A broken or poorly fitting denture can be a major inconvenience. Difficulty chewing, speaking, and smiling can affect you both day and night as you try to make arrangements for a repair. Depending upon the extent of the repair, you may have to live without your teeth for one or more days. When faced with…

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Dental Implants: What happens at the initial consultation?

When facing any dental procedure, it’s best to be informed so that you know what to expect from each step of the process. This is certainly true of dental implants. The first step in this process is the dental implant consultation, in which the oral surgeon gathers clinical information about the patient’s case. At the…

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Replacing Multiple Teeth: What are my options?

Patients often want to replace multiple missing teeth as quickly as possible, and understandably so. But it’s important to consider all of your alternatives to determine which method will work best in your particular case. Dental implants offer one option for replacing a number of missing teeth. A series of single dental implants may be…

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