How can mini dental implants help denture wearers?

Mini dental implants are essentially smaller versions of traditional dental implants, so these two categories of devices work in a very similar fashion. That is, the surrounding bone forms a bond with the implant’s surface over several months after the oral surgeon inserts the dental implant into the jaw during a surgical procedure. This technology…

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Dental Implants: Why should I choose an oral surgeon?

Have you lost one or more teeth? Has your dentist suggested that you see an oral surgeon for dental implants? An oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) is a specialist with additional education and training to perform a variety of surgeries in and around the oral cavity. Every year, these specialists receive continuing education such as…

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How closely do dental implants resemble a natural tooth?

Are you looking for a replacement tooth that is durable and natural looking? Mini dental implants are a great way to restore an incomplete smile and oral function without sacrificing one’s appearance. These incredibly durable and lifelike replacement teeth can last for decades. While the mini dental implant replaces a missing tooth’s root, a prosthetic…

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What are the first steps when considering dental implants?

The first step in a patient’s path to dental implants is the dental implant consultation. In this initial meeting, the surgeon will gather the information needed to plan for the dental implant placement procedure. Your dental implant consultation may feel quite a bit like an ordinary trip to the dentist. The surgeon will examine your…

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Training and Education Received by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Some patients may wonder why their dentist refers them to an oral surgeon for certain interventions rather than provide those treatments themselves. Oral surgery is a highly specialized field, and its practitioners perform such procedures routinely, becoming increasingly experienced in the knowledge needed to treat conditions ranging from impacted wisdom teeth to tooth loss to…

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Adjusting to Dentures: What should I expect in the first few weeks?

When a patient is first fitted with a new set of dentures, a certain adjustment period is to be expected. Patients who are prepared for that transition will likely fare better with the experience. Your gums and jaw will need some time to become adjusted to new dentures, including partial dentures, and the appliances may…

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Are dental implants affordable?

Many patients are under the incorrect impression that the cost of dental implants puts this treatment out of reach for them. Because dental implants can last for decades, they can end up being quite affordable over the course of their entire lifespan. While the exact cost of dental implants can vary from patient to patient,…

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What should I expect at my dental implant consultation?

Our patients who have received dental implants report to us that this tooth replacement option is a life-changing experience. This is because dental implants restore oral function and allow patients to eat all types of food with ease. Moreover, these lifelike prosthetics look and feel like natural teeth, which helps folks regain their confidence and…

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Jawbone atrophy after wearing dentures: What are my options?

Long-term denture wearers often find that their appliances don’t fit as well because the jawbone has atrophied. That is, after tooth loss, the jawbone slowly erodes and its shape changes. Therefore, the denture isn’t as snug as it was at first and it’s often less comfortable as well. Patients who need a new appliance for…

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Mini Dental Implants vs. Standard Implants: A Comparison

Dental implants have revolutionized the way that dental professionals address tooth loss. Both mini dental implants and standard dental implants serve as prosthetics that replace the roots of teeth. Made from titanium, implants are used to support a number of restorations including crowns, bridges, and dentures. When determining which type of implant is best for…

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