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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

When Can I Get a Dental Implant After Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a common procedure, often necessary due to severe decay, gum disease, or injury. While the removal of a tooth can alleviate immediate discomfort and prevent further oral health issues, it also raises questions about the next steps in dental restoration. One of patients’ most frequently asked questions following an extraction is regarding the timeline for getting a dental implant. Dental implants offer a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution for replacing missing teeth, but timing is crucial for[…] Read More

Exploring the Future of Dental Implants: Stem Cell Bone Grafting Revolutionizing Oral Health

Patients may lose bone in their jaw and gums due to tooth loss or gum disease. The bone does not heal or regenerate itself. Nonetheless, the patient needs full bone density in their mouth and gums to avoid further damage. Bone loss is progressive and can get worse. Usually, the patient will need to undergo oral surgery, where the doctor will implant something that grafts to bones. The patient may need to wait a considerable amount of time before they[…] Read More

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