How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
Before dental implants gained popularity and stability as a tooth replacement option, dental bridges took center stage. While we do love dental implants and help many of our patients restore great chewing function with them, a dental bridge may be a better tooth replacement option in many cases. We will explain bridges in this week’s blog. What is important for[…]
Will I Need a Bone Graft Before I Get Dental Implants?
This is a great question, and one that you should consider if you have a missing tooth. Often, we surprise people with the news that, in order to replace their missing tooth or teeth with dental implants, they will require a procedure to rebuild lost bone. At Designer Smiles, our goal is always to provide excellent dental treatment with long-term[…]
Consequences of Tooth Loss
If you think losing a tooth is no big deal, you are wrong. Unless you are a 12 year old losing your eighteenth baby tooth, it IS a big deal. Specifically, losing a permanent tooth is a big deal, and it has some serious consequences. The great news is that every one of these consequences is preventable. You can prevent[…]
Are There Food Restrictions with Dental Implants?
Dental implants are rapidly becoming the standard in missing tooth replacement. They are versatile in that we can use them in many different ways. Some people have a single missing tooth that requires a single dental implant with a standalone crown. Others are missing all of their teeth, and we use multiple implants to fasten to a complex dental prosthesis. […]
Traditional Dental Bridges vs. Implant-Supported Bridges
When you are missing teeth, it can be difficult to know which replacement option is the best. Most people prefer the option of something that is not removable. We don’t like things we have to take out at night or for cleaning. Basically, we want something that feels as much like natural teeth as possible. Bridges In the case of[…]
Tips for Dental Implant Success
When you invest in a dental implant or implants to replace missing teeth, you are investing in an improved appearance, better support for your chewing and speaking abilities, and an overall improved quality of life. Dental implants have a very high success rate when you properly care for them. This article will highlight some of the most important factors in[…]
Are Implant Dentures Permanent?
Well, that depends on what you mean by “implant dentures”. Implants can support dentures that are removable and full mouth restorations that you cannot remove. We’ll discuss both and explain the differences here. Implant-Supported Removable Dentures When someone is missing all of the teeth in an arch (or needs to have all remaining teeth removed . . .), we can[…]
All on 4: FAQs
There is a dental treatment gaining in popularity known as “all on 4”. You may see it on dental practice advertisements or hear about it on the radio. The name derives from the fact that this specific dental treatment replaces “all” of the teeth “on 4” dental implants. In this week’s blog, we’ll answer the questions people frequently ask Google[…]
Why Switch to Implant Supported Dentures?
In a day when popping in to the dental office for a quick denture adjustment is out of the question, you may find yourself with typical, but annoying denture problems. Did you know that you could eliminate those problems by switching to implant supported dentures? What are Implant Supported Dentures? Implant supported dentures are simply that: dentures supported by dental[…]
How to Prevent Bone Loss after Tooth Extraction
One of the consequences of losing a tooth that most people are unaware of is also losing the bone surrounding that tooth. It is something that few consider when having a tooth removed. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone that used to surround it begins to shrink. First, it shrinks in width, and then it begins to shorten in[…]