Many dentists rightly recommend dental implants as the best way to replace missing teeth. However, fully benefiting from implants requires patience and multiple surgeries. There is a surgery to place the implants, and later there is a minor procedure wherein the dentist attaches the implant abutments (little pieces that the new teeth get attached to). Before all of that, however, yet another surgery may be necessary: a bone graft. Your implant dentist in Marietta, OH explains why this is often a vital step in a patient’s implant journey.
Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery Blog
June 7, 2018
June 1, 2018
Your dentist will always do everything they can to save a decayed or damaged tooth. However, sometimes an extraction is necessary to relieve your pain and get you back on the road to excellent oral health. There is no reason to be afraid of having a tooth removed; you shouldn’t feel anything during the procedure. After you go home, though, you have a responsibility to care for your mouth so you can be as comfortable as possible. Here are some tips for what to do following a tooth extraction in 43725.
May 23, 2018
You’ve sat down to dinner, and before you’re able to even take your first bite, you feel your dentures slip out of place. This seems to be happening more and more lately, and your number one fear is that they are eventually going to just pop out, sending the grandkids tearfully running into the other room. What is causing your dentures to not fit well? Better yet, what can you do to change that? Your Marietta implant dentist is happy to answer both of these questions in today’s blog. (more…)
May 11, 2018
You wake up in the middle of the night, and that little toothache you’ve been experiencing the past few weeks is no longer little anymore. Your tooth hurts so much right now that you can practically hear it throbbing! After taking a quick look at it in the mirror, you’re guessing the dentist is just going to want to remove it. If this is the case, how long will it take you to recover? Will you have to miss a lot of work? In today’s blog, we’re going to answer all of your basic questions about what to expect after a tooth extraction in 43725. (more…)
Many patients falsely believe that their dental implant supported denture doesn’t need to be cared for like real teeth. However, it’s important that you continue your daily at home hygiene routine and visit our office every six months for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Even though your implant supported prosthetic teeth aren’t the natural ones you were born with, they are teeth you may be able to keep for the rest of your life. That’s why you need to continue caring for your implant retained denture. In this post, we’ll talk about how best to care for your denture supported by dental implants to ensure that you can keep your implant retained tooth replacement prosthetic as long as possible.
March 30, 2018
If you’ve just invested thousands of dollars in your smile, the last thing you should do is smoke, but we understand for some people stopping is easier said than done. For patients who replace one or more missing teeth with a dental implant supported restoration, we highly recommend doing your utmost to stop using tobacco. Studies show that people who use tobacco are significantly more likely to experience dental implant failure, and we all know by now that tobacco use puts you at greater risk for oral cancer, other forms of cancer, and serious systemic illnesses. If you’re investing in a whole, healthy smile, it may be time to kick your tobacco habit.
March 23, 2018
Wisdom teeth, third molars, are often extracted due to the many adverse effects they can have on a patient’s overall oral health. Impaction is one of the most common reasons patients need to have their wisdom teeth extracted. A tooth is said to be impacted if it is unable to fully erupt from the smile, it partially erupts at the wrong angle, or it partially erupts and is recovered by soft tissue one or more times. When wisdom tooth impaction occurs, there are numerous adverse effects it can have on your oral and overall health. Your surrounding teeth may be shifted out of alignment, you may be at greater risk for decay in these impacted teeth, and your entire bite may no longer work properly, leading to strained TMJ and other concerns. If you have impacted wisdom teeth, an oral surgeon may recommend extraction to ensure you maintain a healthy, properly functioning smile.
February 20, 2018
Getting dental implants is an important step for anyone who wants to replace their missing teeth in the best way possible. However, the implant process is complex, and in order for it to be successful, a bone graft is often necessary. Your implant dentist in Marietta, OH is here to talk about this important procedure and the reasons behind it.
February 5, 2018
Not everyone has wisdom teeth, and not everyone who has wisdom teeth needs to get them extracted. However, it isn’t uncommon for these third molars to present a serious risk to a patient’s oral health, in which case a dentist is likely to recommend a wisdom tooth extraction in 45750. The well-being of your mouth should be the biggest factor that influences your decision of whether to undergo the surgery, but it’s important to look at monetary considerations as well. Let’s examine some of the factors that can influence the cost of the procedure.