Archive for March, 2016

4 Long-term Consequences of Missing Teeth

What Are the Long-term Consequences of Missing Teeth? If you have lost teeth, you might have noticed changes to your appearance. Of course, missing teeth leave gaps in your smile, but as time passes, tooth loss begins to affect the overall shape of your face as well. The aesthetic effects of missing teeth are plain […]

When Is a Bone Graft Recommended for Dental Implants?

If you are considering dental implants, it’s likely you are consulting with your surgeon about preliminary steps. One of the factors that effects the implant procedure is the condition of the implant site. To make sure you are ready for an implant procedure, your surgeon will X-ray your mouth to see if you have enough […]

How Do You Know When a Tooth Can’t Be Saved?

Ideally, a tooth should be saved whenever possible, but there are times when tooth removal is necessary. Some people may try to avoid having a tooth removed even when all signs are pointing to the inevitability. Acute tooth pain can be one of the signs that a tooth needs to be removed, but controlling the […]

What are the Long-Term Benefits of Dental Implants?

In the past, dentures and bridges were the go-to solutions for missing teeth. Today, you have longer lasting options to restore your smile. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss that looks and functions like natural teeth. According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness, implants are generally 95 to 98% successful for […]