Archive for January, 2020

When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

The following information is aimed at helping patients distinguish the proper timing for the removal of wisdom teeth. The most common question asked by patients is “When should I have my wisdom teeth removed?” The timing for removal of wisdom teeth is based on three things, the age of the patient, root formation, and position of the tooth. […]

Why should I have my wisdom teeth removed?

WHY DO WISDOM TEETH NEED TO COME OUT? For oral surgeons, the most common procedure is removing impacted wisdom teeth. This is a common problem affecting 75% of the population. But there are many misconceptions in the population concerning wisdom teeth. Many people believe that all wisdom teeth must come out and then again there are those […]

Why do we have wisdom teeth?

Countless patients explain that wisdom teeth don’t seem like a very ‘wise’ idea. Why do we have wisdom teeth if we just have to remove them? So why do we have wisdom teeth anyway? One of the early theories is that through evolution, our jaws have changed in size and now we can no longer […]

What is teeth-in-an-hour?

TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™ is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in a single procedure that takes about an hour. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and utilizes collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the oral surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety but also a […]

What is an implant-supported overdenture?

An Implant Supported Overdenture is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern […]

What is bone grafting for implants?

DO I HAVE ENOUGH BONE? After tooth extraction, if the walls of the socket are very thick, they will usually fill naturally with bone in two to three months. However, when the walls of your socket are very thin (such as in your upper and lower front teeth), this type of healing will not be […]

What alternatives are there for a lower denture?

Although many patients have no problem wearing an upper denture, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with lower dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your lower teeth. BALL ATTACHMENT DENTURE One option is to have two implants placed in your lower jaw and a denture […]

What are the options for replacing missing teeth?

REPLACING MISSING TEETH Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw […]

What is the implant process?

THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE The procedure to place an implant takes 30 to 60 minutes for one implant and only 2 to 3 hours for multiple implants. The number of appointments and time required varies from patient to patient. The surgeon will bring great precision and attention to the details of your case. Prior to surgery, […]