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Dental Implants: calculating the cost and value.

The old saying goes you can’t buy happiness. While that may be true, you can put a price on the next best thing: a perfect smile. Missing a tooth or multiple teeth and want to make a “grin-vestment”? Health professionals agree dental implants are your most effective option. Smiling not only looks good, but is […]

The cost of dental implants: ‘Grinvesting’ in Your health and happiness

Overview on dental implants 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 one tooth or multiple teeth need to be replaced, dental implants offer a number of benefits that are superior to alternatives like […]

Who Should Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

So you’ve been feeling a bit of pain in your wisdom teeth and, after consulting your dentist, have been told you need to have them extracted. ‘Wonderful!’ you might be thinking (though not quite so enthusiastically…). Once you’ve come to grips with the news, it’s time to shift from ‘shock’ to ‘solution’ mode, which raises […]

Replacing teeth with dental implants: do I have enough bone?

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. [1] Dental implants, contrary to dentures and bridges, do […]

The dental implant process starts with decision-making at the time of tooth loss

The implant process starts with decision making at the time of tooth loss: a presentation synopsis 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 […]

9 Questions on Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery Answered

  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 […]

Are Dental implants and Adolescents compatible?

  When considering a dental implant placement on teenagers, the consensus amongst health care providers has been to postpone placement until the growth of both the face and jaw are complete. Generally speaking, a teenager’s jaw continues to grow until the age of 16 to 18 in girls, and for boys this age increases to […]

All on 4 Dental Implants- What are They? And Why You Might be a Candidate?

As of this summer, Seaforth Oral Surgery is proud and excited to be offering the sophisticated procedure known as zygomatic dental implants, also know as All-on-4 Dental implants. Since this a new offering for our patients, we thought we’d spend a few minutes exploring this treatment by asking ourselves a few basic questions. What are zygomatic dental implants? Zygomatic […]

Missing a Tooth? Are you a Candidate for Dental Implant Therapy?

Losing a tooth at five years old can be an exciting part of growing up; it is a great opportunity for parents to teach children about development and, just maybe, saving a dollar or two! Losing a tooth as an adult is, unfortunately, slightly less enjoyable. Previously, anyone who lost a tooth would have had […]