You’ve made the choice to permanently replace your missing teeth with dental implants, which was an excellent investment in your quality of life and your oral health. Unfortunately, you’ve recently developed dental implant pain. Although it’s tempting to wait to see if it goes away, this is never a good idea. Some discomfort is normal after your posts have been placed into your jawbone, but it should not linger. If it doesn’t go away or it suddenly occurs after you’ve already healed, it’s best to contact your dentist right away to get to the root cause of the problem.
Is Your Dental Implant Pain Normal?
August 19, 2019
What Services Should I Expect from an Oral Surgeon?
July 26, 2018
When it comes to basic preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services, a general dentist is likely your best bet. If you need more complex treatments, it may be time to call a specialist. Dentists who specialize in specific areas of the field have advanced training to perform specific procedures safely and effectively. A specialist usually invests in a wider range of advanced technologies to ensure the comfort, efficacy, and speed of the treatments they offer. Oral surgeons are dental specialists who offer patients complex procedures. Many oral surgeons are both dentists and medical doctors. This allows them to provide an even greater range of oral surgery services.
Do I Need to Keep Visiting the Dentist if I Have Implant Dentures?
April 16, 2018
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.
Does Smoking Increase Risk for Implant Failure?
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.
4 Ways to Avoid Implant Failure
September 14, 2017
In 2014, Sharon Osbourne showed off her failed implant supported dental crown on live television exclaiming she had paid a fortune for the replacement tooth. That just goes to show that even the rich and the famous can’t always ensure the best outcome of their dental procedures. However, there are some steps you can take to avoid implant failure and keep your smile whole and healthy following advanced dental implant procedures.