Three-dimensional imaging systems allow oral and maxillofacial practices to provide a whole new level of care for their patients. This state-of-the-art technology offers doctors the ability to diagnose oral health conditions and potential issues with more accuracy than ever before. The use of 3D imaging is not a new technology for many fields, however, advances in applications and accessibility is allowing 3D imaging to be utilized in a number of new industries. For fields requiring high levels of accuracy, such[…] Read More
Category: Dental Implants
How Do I Maintain My Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a durable alternative to replace missing or damaged teeth. Implants are secured to the jaw bones and allow you to chew normally, speak more naturally, and require much less maintenance than dentures. Taking care of your implants after you receive them is vitally important to your oral health, and the life of your implants and begins as soon as your procedure is over. To care for your implants immediately after your procedure, you should: Once you have[…] Read More
Oral Surgery Does Not Have to Be Scary
Feeling fear and anxiety upon visiting the oral surgeon for any procedure, such as wisdom tooth removal or getting a dental implant, is a nearly universal human experience. Patients commonly feel anxiety over the potential pain and recovery of oral surgery, usually stemming from a lack of knowledge and what to expect. However, there are steps you can take to help alleviate any concerns or fears for your upcoming surgery, such as: Through the advancement of technology, oral surgery is[…] Read More
Is Candy Bad for Your Oral Health?
It is almost impossible to avoid candy and other sweets during October and Halloween. In fact, the top five candy selling days are all in October. You have probably been told that sugar is bad for your teeth, but that is not entirely the case. Tooth damage occurs due to the plaque bacteria that feed on sugar in the mouth and saliva. While there are both good and bad bacteria in the mouth, the harmful bacteria create certain acids that[…] Read More
Do You Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?
Patients with insufficient jawbone may require bone grafts in order to build enough foundation to attach dental implants that anchor in the jawbone in the same manner as natural teeth. Dental implants serve as an artificial root to secure prosthetic teeth and fuse with the jawbone for maximum stability. When teeth are missing, the bone deteriorates and reduces the density, height, and width of the surrounding jawbone. When this occurs, oral surgeons are not able to install implants into the[…] Read More