The removal of wisdom teeth, otherwise known as third-molar removal surgery, is a widely performed surgery that removes impacted third-molar teeth. In the U.S alone, about 5 million people undergo the surgery each year. Typically, patients fall in the range of 18 to 25 years of age, which is the normal time range at which wisdom teeth pierce through the gum line.
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Before we explore the cost of dental implants, let’s do a quick overview of what dental implants are.
Dental implants are the most natural solution to missing teeth, whether it is one or multiple teeth, dental implants offer a number of benefits that are superior to other missing teeth replacement alternatives- such as bridges and dentures.
A dental implant is an artificial root- similar to the natural dental root, which is generally made-up of titanium. The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone underneath the gumline by an oral surgeon. It acts as an anchor to a crown or an artificial tooth that is attached to the implant.
What is the investment needed for a dental implant?
Whether you have just received a recommendation from your dentist to receive dental implant therapy, or whether you have already decided to take on dental implant therapy, you will want to know what kind of an investment is associated with this treatment. Read More…
There are many reasons you might need to replace a tooth; these can range from the result of an accident to a genetic predisposition. For those who have had the misfortune of having lost one or more teeth, the consequences can be quite challenging to cope with. Alongside aesthetic issues, the loss of a tooth can have negative repercussions of both psychological and physiological natures.
Let’s take a look at a few:
You may have asked yourself if dental implants are right for someone who is diabetic. Are they safe? How is treatment any different than for non-diabetics? To provide a proper answer, it helps to explore diabetes and dental implants in a bit more detail. After all, there are different types of diabetes and implant treatments; depending on the types, different considerations and precautions will be needed prior to and after the procedure. Let’s take a quick look at each.
Having a smile with a missing or loose tooth can surely reduce the quality of life for any given person, which is why it is important to consider the options to replace missing teeth. Indeed, one of the best options to replace missing teeth due to a number of advantages is getting dental implants.
Dental implants have the great benefit that unlike other options, this is the one that resembles the closest to a natural tooth, as well as providing strong bone health benefits.
In this article, we will address the top questions that patients should be asking their dentist before getting dental implant therapy.
A Dental implant is an artificial root (similar to a tooth root) generally made up of titanium, which is inserted surgically into the jawbone beneath the gum line. The implant acts as an anchor for an artificial tooth that is in turn attached to the implant.  Dental implants, contrary to dentures and bridges, do not come loose and need not be attached to other teeth. To read more on being a potential implant therapy candidate, read our blog on the subject.
Choosing a dental implant specialist is an important decision. Odds are you will only need to have such a procedure done a single time in your life. When faced with such an important once-in-a-lifetime decision, what factors should you consider? We have put together a short list of 5 questions that you should have answers on about your dental implant specialist before getting a dental implant treatment. Read More…
The International Team for Implantology (ITI)- an international not for profit academic organization in the field of dental implantology. It holds annual international symposiums on the different topics related to the vast field of dental implants.
At the recent ITI meeting held in Chicago at the end of April 2015, a keynote lecture was given by Dr. Stephen Chen, current president-elect of the ITI, and periodontist working out of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Chen’s clinical and scientific interests lie in the field of periodontal tissue regeneration, bone grafting and dental implants. He has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored two textbooks and contributed to six textbooks. Read More…
The decision to have your wisdom teeth (also known as third molars) removed is an important one. Whether your wisdom teeth are impacted or not, it’s a decision that will ‘impact’ your oral hygiene and habits for the rest of your life. To help demystify the procedure, we’ve put together a short FAQ about wisdom teeth removal surgery.
There is no doubt amongst health professionals that dental implants are the most effective means of replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth. The reasons vary from the aesthetic and psychological benefits to the health and, yes, economic reasons.
Naturally, when you opt for the best in class for care, there is a degree of premium paid for this. As such, it makes sense to consider the economic return and whether the investment is worth it. Taking the mindset that you are investing in your present and future health is a perfectly justifiable means to make your decision.