Using Sinus Surgery to Stimulate Bone Growth for Implants

For a predictable outcome, a dental implant should be placed as soon as the bone and gum tissues following a tooth extraction have healed. But what happens if the tooth has been missing for months or years? You might then run the risk of not having enough bone to properly place an implant. This can […]

Increase Bone Mass for Dental Implants through Grafting

Losing a tooth from disease or accident can be traumatic. The good news, though, is that it can be replaced with a life-like replica that restores your smile. One of the most popular and durable solutions is a dental implant, which replaces not only the root of the tooth but the crown as well. But […]

Dental Implants Better than Ever thanks to Ongoing Tech Advances

While many people still consider dental implants the “new kids on the block” in dental restoration, they’re now in their fourth decade of use. And since their inception implant technology has continued to improve and revolutionize how we replace missing teeth. Implants are a different “species” compared to other restoration methods. To be precise, an […]

Smoking Increases Your Risk for Dental Implant Failure

There are definite links between smoking tobacco and several major health problems. While we’re all familiar with its relationship to cancer or heart disease, smoking can also adversely affect your dental health, particularly the long-term survival of dental implants. Smoking can affect your mouth in two ways: first, the inhaled smoke can slowly “cook” gum […]

Avoid Implant Failure by Watching Out for These Mouth Problems

There are several reasons why dental implants are so popular. Perhaps the most important, though, is their longevity: if maintained properly implants can last for decades. However, they’re not indestructible—certain mouth conditions could put them at risk for early failure. But if you address emerging problems early, you may be able to prevent that unfortunate […]