Oral Surgery Blog for Patients

What are mini dental implants?

While your dentist or oral surgeon will usually recommend traditional dental implants, there are certain circumstances where mini implants are the preferred–or only possible option. In this post, we’ll discuss the difference between the two techniques and cover when mini dental implants could be right for you.

Common Dental Implant Myths

Insecure about a missing tooth? Don’t be. With dental implants (link), you can get your smile back to looking perfect. For many, dental implants provide the feeling of having their natural teeth back again. This is because instead of being a removable type of device, such as a dental flipper, dental implants are permanently embedded […]

5 reasons to replace missing teeth

More than just aesthetics are at stake when deciding to fill the gaps in your teeth. Your teeth are tools for eating but they also play a crucial role in shaping your face, stimulating bone growth in the lower third of your head and defining how you present yourself to the outside world.

Most common causes of dental implant failure

Fortunately, over 95% of dental implants are successful. But what causes the rare failures that can occur?

When is tooth extraction absolutely necessary?

If you suffer from one of the following conditions, your dentist or oral surgeon may suggest a tooth extraction. Don’t worry, with proper care having a tooth extracted is not painful and there are a number of treatment options to replace your missing tooth.

What to expect when you need a bone graft

Patients who have been wearing dentures or missing teeth for a long period of time may experience jaw bone deterioration or bone loss. With no roots to transfer pressure to the jaw through the teeth while chewing, the bone is not stimulated to maintain its volume. This can lead to a patient’s jaw bone being […]

Teenagers and dental implants

The teen years are a difficult time. There’s a lot of pressure to fit in and have the right look. It makes sense that teenagers who suffer from missing teeth are often in a rush to fix the problem. Installing implants before jaw and facial growth is complete can be a bad idea. Here’s why […]

Behaviors that can increase your risk of facial disease

Approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Lower your risk factor by doing your best to avoid the following behaviors.

Why do I need to replace a back tooth?

Patients missing a back molar sometimes decide to avoid the cost or discomfort of undergoing treatment to replace the tooth. Most reason that there’s no need to replace the tooth because “nobody can see it.” Unfortunately, this is a decision that may lead to long-term problems.

Common questions concerning All-on-4

If you’re currently considering All-on-4 dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement solution, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Here are some common questions and answers.