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What Should I Expect During an Initial Consultation for Dental Implants?

The surgeon needs to know that your mouth can support implants. They will assess the overall health of your mouth to see if you are a candidate for the procedure. There is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all approach to dental implants. The surgeon may opt for a different type of procedure, or they may decide not to even perform one at all. Either way, it is vital that they know as much as possible about you before they determine a final[…] Read More

Does X-Nav Contribute to Faster Healing for Dental Implants?

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Recent advances in dental technology have helped increase the chances of successful implant surgery. Some oral surgeons are turning to X-Nav software to help plan the surgery and execute the procedure better. While there is never any guarantee of success in oral surgery, you have a better chance of a favorable outcome when the surgeon is assisted by innovative and effective technology. X-Nav Helps Make Surgery More Effective and Leads to Faster Healing Oral surgeons need to precisely place implants[…] Read More

Can You Get Dental Implants if You Have Gum Disease?

Gums may not need to be perfect for a dental implant procedure. However, if you have uncontrolled periodontal disease, the procedure may not be a success. You need treatment to get gum disease under control without an active infection before you can have implant surgery that has a chance of being successful. See an oral surgeon to help determine your course of action before getting an implant. Your oral surgeon may refer you to a periodontist if they believe they[…] Read More

The Advantages of Zirconium Bridges for Dental Implants

An oral surgeon has a choice when determining which implant to use for your surgery. Implants may be made of different materials, each with its own benefits. Surgeons are now turning to zirconia implants for many reasons. Some oral surgeons are no longer using porcelain implants because of the superiority of zirconia. Not only do these implants last longer, but they may also look better in your mouth. Always make sure to ask an oral surgeon as many questions as[…] Read More

Does Poor Oral Hygiene Lead to Poor Health?

Recent research further emphasizes that individuals with poor oral hygiene suffer from poor overall health. A new study from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, published in The Journal of the American Dental Association, reveals that patients with undiagnosed poor oral health are just as at risk of negative long-term systemic health outcomes as patients experiencing periodontal or gum disease. Oral and general health have historically been treated separately; however, the study’s findings reveal that the two are closely connected. Researchers[…] Read More

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