Oral Surgery Does Not Have to Be Scary

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Help Patients Become More Comfortable Before, During, and After Oral Surgery.

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?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Repair Damage Caused by Sugary Treats.

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?  

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

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

South Jersey Oral Surgeons at Lanzi Burke Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Provide Dental Implants for Patients With Missing or Broken Teeth.

With the appearance and same maintenance of natural teeth, dental implants are an excellent option for patients requiring tooth replacement. Approximately 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one of their teeth, and roughly 36 million have no natural teeth at all, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Dental implants are designed to be permanent, though their longevity depends on several factors. Dental implants are made up of different parts: the implant itself, which is[…] Read More

Who Are Good Candidates for Dental Implants?

Candidates for Dental Implants.

Millions of people are affected by oral-related illnesses and injuries, affecting their health, well-being, and self-esteem. Fortunately, dental implants are an optimal solution to replace one or more missing or damaged teeth, providing the look and function of natural teeth. Dental implantation of replacement teeth will restore the ability to eat, smile, and speak confidently again, improving your overall health. Dental implants act as tooth roots, providing a stable and secure foundation for replacement teeth that do not require removal[…] Read More

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