- for determining the location of the inferior alveolar nerve in all three dimensions of the mandible (lower jaw). With the software that is available to the dentist, the radiographic information from this study can be used to manipulate the jaw in 360° and provide the most accurate information to the dentist for treatment planning for the placement of the implant or for a third molar extraction. When screening radiographs demonstrate the increased risks for implant placement or third molar extraction, it is below the standard of care for the dentist or oral surgeon to fail to explain the
advantages of the CT or CBCT as a diagnostic option to the patient before the patient is subjected to the increased risk of nerve injury. Continue reading
The inferior alveolar nerve (sometimes called the inferior dental nerve) is a branch of the mandibular nerve, which is itself the third branch (V3) of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V). Continue reading
Before we discuss about the treatment options available to replace missing teeth, let me explain to you about the reasons why we need to replace them. Continue reading
Permanent dentures are the dentures that are fixed to the tooth, teeth, root stumps, or implants in the mouth. Therefore, it is not removable. It has various names – overdenture, hybrid denture and telescopic denture. Continue reading
No instances has been reported in the dental or medical literature of dental implants causing cancer.
Are Implants Inserted for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons ?
Not usually. The primary objective of the dental implants is to give additional support to replacement teeth. Cosmetic enhancement is possible with the replacement teeth, However, and expectation should be fully discussed before treatment. Continue reading
Definitely, all patients are provided with a health questionnaire. The patient should be healthy, without any interruption to proper healing. When appropriate, the patient’s medical practitioner is informed of the treatment provided by the dental surgeon, as well as the medication prescribed. Continue reading
An implant is a synthetic replacement for a tooth root that allows the person to have a non removable tooth or a more secure dental restorations. There are several types of dental implants. During consultation, the dental surgeon will recommend the best treatment option and the type of implant to cater to the patients needs. Continue reading
When we have a missing tooth or teeth, dentist would always recommend denture, implant or dental bridges to replace the missing tooth or teeth. The cheapest way would be denture followed by dental bridges. Placing an implant would be the most expensive method but has the longest longevity claimed. Continue reading