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About Dental Implants Part 2

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Components of implants

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Implant is the endosteal (within bone) material that is placed within the bone during stage 1 dental implant surgery. It is either titanium or titanium alloy, with or without hydroxyapatite coating. Continue reading

About Dental Implants Part 1

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Dental implants are now increasingly used to attach crowns, bridges or dentures by anchorage to bone. Despite its benefits, placement of implants requires careful patient selection and treatment planning to ensure long-term success of implants. Continue reading

How Interdental Brushes Affect Teeth

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Supplemental plaque removal measures beyond tooth brushing are necessary in order to thoroughly remove plaque. Although toothbrushing can be effective at removing the plaque residing on sides of teeth, it is generally ineffective for surfaces in between teeth.

There are numerous sites and conditions inside the mouth better served by plaque removal methods and devices other than toothbrushing. Examples of these sites include fixed prostheses, crown margins, in between roots of multi-rooted teeth, orthodontic appliances, the tongue, implants, and dentures. Continue reading

Flossing Alternatives: Inter-dental Devices Part 2

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Interdental and Uni-tufted Brushes

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Small inter-dental (between teeth or inter-proximal) brushes which are attached to a handle come in a variety of designs. Some of the designs have a non-replaceable brush whereby the entire device is discarded when the brush is worn.

Interdental brushes can be utilized to clean spaces between teeth and around exposed root areas, orthodontic bands, and fixed prosthetic appliances with spaces that are large enough to easily receive the device. They may also be used to apply chemotherapeutic agents into areas between teeth as well as exposed molar roots. Foam tips initially developed for use with implants are an ideal mechanism for delivery of medicaments. Continue reading

Dental Implant Maintenance

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After spending tons of money on your dental implant procedure, surely you would want your investment to last. Though it make look and feel like a real tooth, dental implant maintenance is required to ensure your dental implants stay in top-notch condition for a very long time. Continue reading

What is a Waterpik?

Waterpik is an oral irrigating system that uses a stream of water to clean the teeth as well as below the gum lines (also known as gingival margin). As brushing and flossing will not reach that area, plaque and bacteria can accumulate and proliferate, leading to gum diseases. Continue reading

Most asked questions on Dental Implants part 3

implants, implant , dental implants, dental implant costCould implants possibly be cancerous ?

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

Most asked questions on Dental Implants part 2

implants, implant , dental implants, dental implant costAre my other medical concerns a factor for getting dental implants ?

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

Most asked questions on Dental Implants part 1

implants, implant , dental implants, dental implant costWhat are implants?

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

Denture Implants

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What are implants?

Dental implants are artificial titanium tooth roots that are placed in the jaw bone for the purpose of restoring lost or deficient function.

Dental implants are usually performed under local anesthesia by an oral surgeon specializing in implantology. Many implants system are available and many factors need to be considered when making a choice.

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