Archive for May, 2014

Dental Implants after Bone Grafting: How long will I have to wait?

In the past, patients with bone loss had limited options when it came to replacing missing teeth. Because they lacked the bone density necessary to support implants, their options normally consisted of relying on prosthetics such as full or partial dentures to complete their smiles. Dentures rest on top of the gums and over time, […]

Wisdom Teeth Removal: What should I expect during the recovery process?

The extraction of wisdom teeth is a common dental procedure normally performed by an oral surgeon. Because these teeth are unnecessary to oral function and erupt the gums much later in life than other teeth, they often require removal. Although this procedure requires minor oral surgery, patients typically enjoy fast recovery times when they follow […]

Is it best to get dental implants before or after orthodontic treatment?

Dental implants have revolutionized the way dental professionals address tooth loss.  These permanent replacement teeth are made from durable materials that restore the function of an entire tooth, including the roots. Surgically placed into the jawbone, dental implants consist of a titanium rod with an attached artificial crown. This allows patients to enjoy virtually any […]