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    In-Office Dental Implants Are Possible

    shutterstock_92989378There’s a reason dental implants have become the gold standard when it comes to replacing teeth. The permanent nature of implants makes them ideal for comfort, ease and a greatly improved quality of life over dentures, dental bridges or gaps left from missing teeth.  In addition, because implants replace the teeth all the way down to the root, the jawbone stays strong and continues to support the structure of the face. Many people don’t realize that when you don’t replace teeth from the root up, the jawbone can be compromised over time, leading to signs of premature aging in the face. We try to take care of as many of our implant patients in our office as we can. This allows us to see the treatment through from start to finish. We plan the treatment process from the beginning with the desired end result always in mind, and we achieve that...
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    Can Certain Medications Cause Implant Failure?

    pills500,000 Americans a year receive dental implants to replace lost teeth. These implants are anchored permanently in the jaw where the root used to be and act just as normal teeth do. Many people report a huge increase in their quality of life after getting implants due to a more confident smile, easier chewing, speaking and comfort of fit. The success rate of dental implants stays above the 90% range consistently but sometimes things go wrong, and complications arise. An implant is considered a "failure" if it becomes loose, falls out or shows bone loss. Dental implant success depends on many elements. One of the biggest factors is the health of the jaw bone. The length of time a tooth has been missing has a huge effect on the jaw bone. When a tooth is lost, sometimes the root is forgotten about. Dentures and bridges fill the space the tooth itself...
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