More dental plans are now covering dental implants, but it most still do not cover implants.  The truth is that there are several different methods of replacing teeth and most dental plans will choose to cover the least expensive of the procedures. It is widely known that bridges and dentures have been replaced by dental… Read More

More and more, periodontal disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss, is also being implicated in seemingly unrelated medical conditions. Recently, researchers examined 20 patients suffering from periodontal disease and atherosclerosis (clogging of the blood vessels to the heart that can eventually result in heart failure).  In 13 of the 20 patients, they found… Read More

Are you a good candidate? Crowns, bridges, and dentures are not the only options when replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone. Integration of the implants into your jaw bone also helps the replacement teeth feel more natural and many people… Read More

Who Provides Dental Implants? Dental implant placement is not a dental specialty by itself. Many times it takes several dentists, working in different specialties, to provide the full treatment. From an oral surgeon to a prosthodontist to a periodontist, and even a general dentist, all of these specialists may aid in the placement or restoration… Read More

During any surgical procedure, complications may arise that affect the probability of success. Less well recognized is the fact that lifestyle and diet following surgery may have an equally large impact. Recently, researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain discovered further evidence that smoking decreases the likelihood of dental implant surgical success. In a… Read More