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Dental Implant Failure: Causes, Symptoms & Proper Prevention

September 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 5:23 pm
Oral surgeon showing patient X-rays

With impressive versatility, a 20+ year lifespan, and the ability to preserve your jawbone, it’s no surprise that dental implants are one of the most sought-after tooth-replacement options. One of the biggest benefits, however, is that they have a success rate of more than 90%. With that being said, while rare, dental implant failure is possible. To learn about the top causes, common symptoms, and must-know prevention tips, read on!


What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

March 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 11:55 pm
Woman with a dental implant

One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you no longer need to settle for missing teeth. Gaps in your smile can be a thing of the past. There are several different tooth replacement options out there to choose from with dental implants being preferred by dentists and patients alike due to their many benefits. But what will they feel like? Continue reading to learn more about how dental implants work and what you can expect to feel after your placement procedure.


Considering Dental Implants? Here are the Facts You Need to Know!

January 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 1:34 am
A man asking a dentist about dental implants.

Whether you’ve heard about them in the news or from friends and family who have received them already, dental implants are quickly becoming the most popular form of tooth replacement out there. For decades, dental implants have shown to be incredibly effective at mimicking teeth, but how exactly do they work? If you aren’t sure if you are eligible for dental implants and you’ve been considering them for quite some time, keep reading!


Is Now the Time to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Consider the Signs

October 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — sfoms @ 10:59 pm
A teenager smiling.

In the past, wisdom teeth served a purpose for humans. For one, they replaced molars once the first set fell out as a result of poor oral hygiene and insufficient access to certain foods. While this may have been an issue for the hunters and gatherers that lived long ago, it’s hardly an issue for humans today. Instead, wisdom teeth removal has become incredibly common, largely because they have the potential to cause serious harm to your oral health. But how do you know for sure if wisdom teeth removal is right for you? Today, an oral surgeon gives you a few signs to consider.


Can You Go to the Dentist if You’re Pregnant?

January 16, 2019

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Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy can cause your body to go through a myriad of changes due to the fluctuations of hormones during your pregnancy months. It is extremely important for a pregnant woman to practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly throughout your pregnancy. However, there are certain dental practices that can be done in your third trimester versus your first trimester. Your dental professional will know what can and cannot be done at any particular point in your pregnancy, so make sure to make your dentist aware that you are pregnant especially if you are not showing yet.

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