Dental Blog

Things to Consider Before Getting a Dental Implant

If you are considering getting a dental implant but you are still unsure if that is the best treatment option for you, I will go over some points that may be overlooked during the consideration process.  Most dental implants that are placed are done so with the best interest of the patient.  There are however,…

Why Are Dental Crowns Expensive?

Whether or not a tooth needs to be crowned is dependent on the overall health and condition of the tooth.  A larger filling, especially amalgam (silver), can undermine and weaken existing tooth structure.  This can make a tooth more prone to cracks and eventual fracture. With age we accumulate more fillings which tend to get…

Why You May Need a Deep Cleaning

Many of us see a dentist for a cleaning and a checkup on a regular basis.  In the other spectrum, there are individuals that only see a dentist when they have a problem. Regular dental visits are important for oral health because the  hygienist and dentist will identify problem areas in their initial stages.  Early diagnosis of…

Oral Cavity Abscess

Regular dental visits are vital to maintaining good oral health.  However, even if you follow the recommended protocol you can still end up with an oral abscess.  This article will cover the most common reasons an oral abscess can develop. There are four general types of abscesses or puss pockets, that develop in the tissues surrounding and…

Dental Implant Complications After Placement

Surgical complication with dental implants are more likely to occur during surgery.  However, they can and do occur after surgery.  Some complications exhibited after surgical placement of a dental implant can be related to the surgical procedure, while others can are completely unrelated.  In this discussion we will focus on the less common complications that can occur…

Dental Implant Complications During Surgery

As is the case with any medical procedure, complications can occur during or after a dental implant is placed.   In this article I will go over potential problems that can be encountered during implant placement surgery.  In a future article I will discuss problems that can be encountered during the healing stage of implant surgery. Placement…

Mini Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great solution for replacing missing teeth.  However, the cost of the procedure can be a big burden for many patients.  The procedure can set you back thousands and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars.  Mini-implants are a great alternative that can make all the difference for people with dentures. These fixtures…

How Important is Flossing?

Flossing made headlines last year for all the wrong reasons.  After the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, quietly dropped any mention of flossing in the latest dietary guidelines for Americans, flossing became a water cooler conversation topic.  The main reason for the change was because officials had never researched the effectiveness of regular flossing before making the…

Untreated Periodontal Disease Can Lead to Dentures

Periodontitis, periodontal disease or gum disease as it is frequently called, is one of the main reasons we end up needing dentures.  Depending on the severity, the overall condition of remaining teeth, and side effects of periodontal disease some of us will be able to keep our teeth into the later stages of life.  In…

Long term dental implant complications

You had a dental implant placed and restored.  You think everything is great, you can chew again without any concerns.  One day during a dental checkup your dentist tells you that your implant has a problem.  When you had the implant done you assumed that the implant will be in your mouth forever.  So what…