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While implants were introduced into dental practices in the late 1970s, you may be surprised to know that the earliest recorded attempts of their use date back to the Mayan civilization around 600 A.D. Needless to say, dental implants have undergone giant leaps in improved design, success, and overall patient satisfaction since those ancient times! In fact, today’s dental implants actually integrate or fuse to the jawbone for the teeth they replace. And once integrated and functional, they can easily last a lifetime. Today’s implants are so successful they’re often referred to as your third set of teeth! Learn more in the article, “Dental Implants—Your Third Set of Teeth.”
The lack of teeth or an ill-fitted denture can be far more detrimental to your overall health than most people can imagine. It can have a horrific impact on your self-confidence, your ability to speak clearly, and leave you with serious nutritional disadvantages. These troubling issues are the reasons behind the research, continued development, and latest techniques in Implantology. Below is a link to a comprehensive article discussing the treatment options, the science behind them, and how this new standard of care, the two-implant overdenture, could change your life—permanently while reducing your chances for lower jawbone loss by 75%! To see if this procedure is right for you, continue reading “Implant Overdentures for the Lower Jaw.”
Since the introduction of dental implants into North America in the early 1980’s, we have witnessed an evolution in how implants are used to replace missing teeth. At the outset, implants were seen as a means to provide support to overdentures for edentulous patients. Subsequently, implants began being considered for single tooth replacement and even full arch dental replacement. Continue Reading Implant Site Preservation – A Key To Implant Success.
Dr. Bhaskar just returned from a three day Dental Implant Conference in Phoenix hosted by the Academy of Osseointegration .
You’ve broken or severely damaged a tooth and need an implant…do you know your options? Chances are you don’t which could cause needless worry. We can provide you with all the education you will need to be confident in your decision. In a consultation with our office, you will learn the basics about implant dentistry and the fact that as surgical techniques and technology have improved, so have your tooth replacement options. And once your implant is in place, you will be well on your way to good oral health as your new implant is not susceptible to decay or periodontal (gum) disease in the same way as a natural tooth! Learn more in “Read Full Article.”
You may have heard the term “dental implant,” but do you really know what it is? Teeth essentially can be thought of having two main parts: the crown, the part of the tooth that can be seen above the gum tissues, and the root, the part that is suspended in the bone by periodontal ligament (“peri” = around; “odont” = tooth) that keeps the tooth in place. A dental implant is a tooth replacement system in which an extracted tooth and its root are replaced with a new metal “root” (implant) that is typically made of titanium. The new tooth, usually made of porcelain, is then attached to the implant via a retaining screw and abutment connector. Learn more by reading “What Is a Dental Implant?.”