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When Prescriptions and Dentistry Don’t Mix

Some prescribed drugs and dental surgery may not be a good mix. You might not think that what your MD prescribes—and what your dentist does for your mouth's well-being—are closely related. But both are significant. If you are contemplating upcoming dentistry like a tooth extraction or an implant, it may be helpful to review which prescribed drugs you are taking for other problems. Two red flags, here: prescription drugs for osteoporosis and certain drugs used in association with chemotherapy against cancers. The big word is bisphosphonates. That means a drug used in treating bone disease. They limit activity in bone cells which remove old or injured bone. Good, if the problem is bone thinning or cancer. But they might also [...]

By |2021-10-20T19:37:32+00:00January 18th, 2022|Patient Education|Comments Off on When Prescriptions and Dentistry Don’t Mix

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The answer could be "yes!" Many patients, today, from teenagers to active retired people, enjoy the benefits and advantages of dental implants. Whether you're missing just one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be a patient who could benefit from the esthetic and functional enjoyment of dental implants. Using the latest treatment techniques and materials available, we can surgically implant a space-age material, such as titanium, into your jawbone as an anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth (such as a crown, a bridge, or a complete denture). Implanted teeth function the way your natural teeth use to—sometimes even better! Having dental implants helps elevate your sense of self-confidence, especially when talking, chewing or just being [...]

By |2019-11-16T19:27:14+00:00January 14th, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy

Single-Tooth Dental Implants Implants, in general, boast a good track record for stability and natural feel. Most patients who seek out dental implants want to steady a shifty denture, or bridge a large gap of several lost teeth, but we can also do just one. For the right patient missing the right tooth, the Tooth Fairy has bailed us out again. A lot of people are missing a single tooth. Until recently, the only option for a replacement took the form of a bridge. Dentistry calls this gizmo a fixed or removable partial denture and, for it to fit correctly, a fair bit of work is involved to remove enamel from neighboring teeth. Especially for those of us annoyed by [...]

By |2019-09-01T19:36:47+00:00September 24th, 2019|Restorative Dentistry|Comments Off on Implants—The New and Improved Tooth Fairy