Bone Grafting

What You Need To Know About Bone Grafts For Dental Implants

February 1, 2023

Dental implants are replacement teeth roots that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. To function properly, they require a healthy bone structure. It is possible, however, if the tooth has been missing for some time and the surgical site is already weak, there may not be enough bone to support your implant. In this case, […] ...

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Glossary of Important Dental Terms, Part 2

November 21, 2022

A well-informed patient is a healthier patient, and for a reason. However, there are times when dentists forget that what they say can be overwhelming for their patients. But don’t fret, it’s only a professional, shortened way of explaining your oral health. Feel free to ask questions if you have difficulty understanding their terminology.  Thanks […] ...

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Glossary of Important Dental Terms, Part 1

When providing dental care for their patients, dentists and their staff often use so much dental jargon that it sounds like they’re speaking a foreign language. The terminology and abbreviations they use may be familiar to some, however, many still find them confusing. Whether you’re awaiting an emergency dental extraction or suffering from another dental […] ...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Missing Teeth

September 29, 2022

You lose more than just your smile when you lose teeth. Apart from aesthetic value, missing teeth can result in serious oral health problems. However, since you can’t see the back teeth when smiling, you might think that losing one or more teeth may not be a big deal. Despite this, ignoring missing teeth may […] ...

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Periodontal Disease & Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

August 15, 2022

There may be no relationship in dentistry that is more complex than that between dental implants and periodontal disease. When left untreated, periodontitis may result in the loss of teeth and molars, which can be restored with implants. Nevertheless, a common question among patients suffering from periodontitis or gingivitis is whether immediate loading implants are […] ...

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How Do Dental Implants Integrate with Bone Tissue?

March 11, 2022

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots to which a crown or a bridge is attached. Dental implant placement is a straightforward surgical procedure that has the extraordinary power to absolutely transform a person’s life, changing it radically for the better.  But not every patient is the ideal candidate for dental implants. The healing process may […] ...

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Tooth Extraction and Bone Graft—Done Right!!!

March 3, 2020

A patient was referred to my office for extraction of a broken-down tooth.  What started out as a routine consultation, quickly took an interesting turn when the patient informed me that the dentist asked him to return to the dentist’s office immediately after the extraction.  “What for?” I asked.  “So that he can do the […] ...

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