Don’t let gaps in your smile hold you back. With dental implants or bridges, a cosmetic dentist can restore your missing teeth with synthetic versions that look completely natural. Both implants and bridges are excellent choices for many patients with edentulism, but for certain people, one choice is better than the other. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to find out which is best for you. Dental bridges and implants: what do they do? Dental implants and bridges both replace missing teeth, but the similarity ends there. Dental implants are surgically… Read More
In a clinical case letter published in the Journal of Oral Implantology, Dr. Nick Augenbaum and Dr. Elliot Koschitzki explain their evaluation and treatment of a failed dental implant from another dentist and the importance of malposition and resulting esthetics to the overall outcome and success. Achieving a natural-looking and functional implant-supported restoration in the front teeth is challenging for most cosmetic dentists, who are tasked with ensuring the implant’s titanium post is correctly positioned to fuse with the bone. If the positioning is off by the slightest degree, as was… Read More
In recent years, the use of dental implants has become wildly popular for addressing the embarrassment and discomfort that comes from missing natural teeth. However, not all patients have the necessary existing bone density for strong, lasting placement of implants. This may be because of previous extractions, infections, periodontal disease or dental traumas. Fortunately, it is usually possible for those patients to undergo a procedure called a sinus lift, enabling the sinus membrane to be raised and allowing additional room for bone augmentation meant to provide a stable foundation for… Read More
For those patients who have lost teeth due to injury, disease, or poor dental hygiene, dental implants are the closest thing available to permanent tooth replacement. A titanium post is implanted into the jawbone creating a “root,” given time to integrate into the jaw structure, and then topped with a permanent tooth or crown. The implant procedure has become virtually routine—quick, relatively painless, and with a very high success rate. There are circumstances, however, when teeth have been missing long enough to result in a deterioration of the jawbone. The… Read More
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