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Six things you may not know about dental implants

You probably already know that implants are the best, long-term solution for replacing one or more missing teeth but here are six facts about implants you might not know. 1. Implants have one of the highest success rates More than 98% of dental implant patients experience a positive outcome. 2. No cavities in implants You […]

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Tips for dealing with wisdom tooth discomfort

Wisdom tooth discomfort can build slowly over time or come on quickly and take you by surprise. In either case, this is not a condition that should be left to go away on its own. If your wisdom teeth are bothering you, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist or oral surgeon to have […]

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Four types of implant restorations

Modern dental implant technology makes it easier than ever to replace missing teeth and restore your mouth to its natural appearance and function. Understanding these four different types of implant restorations can help you make more informed choices about your tooth replacement options. Single-tooth dental implant Single-tooth dental implants are used to replace a single […]

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Why transition from dentures to implants

If you wear traditional dentures, you may have felt a mix of emotions over the years. At first, it was exciting to get your smile back and be able to eat more foods than before. But then, over time you may have realized that dentures aren’t the perfect tooth replacement solution. If you feel it’s […]

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Understanding the symptoms of TMJ

If you are concerned that you may be suffering with a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, here are the symptoms to look out for and what to do about it. More than just clicking or discomfort in your jaw The most common symptoms of TMJ disorder are ongoing discomfort in your jaw or a clicking sound […]

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Answers to common questions about implants

Considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth but still need more information? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Are implants expensive? Contrary to popular belief, implants may be the most affordable treatment choice in the long run. Implants may often significantly outlast other restorations, whereas other options may require replacing […]

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Exercising after oral surgery

If you’re scheduled to have oral surgery, you might wonder how many workouts you’ll miss. Better safe than sorry Exercising immediately after any surgery is generally not a good idea. While you might think oral surgery is different because it’s located in your mouth, the reality is that strenuous exercise slows your body’s ability to […]

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What is socket preservation?

Socket preservation is a small bone graft that is placed in the socket of an extracted tooth to enhance bone growth and prepare the socket for a future dental implant. Preparing an extracted tooth for implant placement The best practice for replacing an extracted tooth with a dental implant is typically to place the implant […]

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Why are implants so reliable?

Dental implants are successful in more than 95% of cases. The success rate is even higher for healthy patients who don’t have any major risk factors. So why are dental implants so reliable? They function just like your natural teeth Unlike other tooth replacement options that only replace part of your damaged or missing natural […]

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Reasons to extract wisdom teeth when you’re younger

Having your wisdom teeth removed in your teens or early twenties is something to consider. There are considerable benefits to not waiting for the procedure. Wisdom tooth extraction is more difficult later in life The older you get, the more established the roots of your teeth become. This means that the sooner you have a […]