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4 Ways Implant Dentures Have a Quicker Adjustment Time

May 9, 2022

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man smiling with implant dentures in LaGrange

Do you have missing teeth that need replacing? While many patients still choose traditional ones, you might consider getting the more enduring implant dentures to restore your smile. One of the best parts about them is their swift adjustment period. Keep reading to learn four ways these restorations are easier to get used to!

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Are Dental Implants Safe for Diabetics?

February 4, 2022

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Man with dental implants in LaGrange measuring blood sugar

Dental implants remain one of the most popular forms of tooth replacement, and for good reason. Their longevity, functionality, and esthetics make them incomparable to more traditional solutions for replacing single or multiple teeth. However, if you have a preexisting condition, it’s understandable if you have questions. For example, oral surgeons often hear “are dental implants safe for diabetics?” Here’s the good news; even if you have diabetes there’s a pretty good chance you’re still able to receive dental implants. Learn the facts from an oral surgeon ahead of your first consultation!

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How Freehand and Guided Dental Implant Surgery Compare

January 10, 2022

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Models used for guided dental implant surgery

Are you planning to receive dental implants in the near future? Traditionally, oral surgeons and implant specialists alike take many steps to prepare ahead of time to make your treatment as predictable as possible. Over the years, the process of replacing teeth with dental implants has become more detailed to the point where guided dental implant surgery is more common. If you are unfamiliar with how this process works, how it compares to freehand surgery, or if it’s worth visiting a dentist that provides it, keep reading.

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5 Tips For a Speedy Recovery Following a Dental Bone Graft

December 13, 2021

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Diagram of a dental bone graft

If you’re looking to receive dental implants to replace missing teeth, there’s a chance that you may need to have a dental bone graft performed to make this tooth replacement option viable. Bone grafts work to add more healthy bone tissue to the area of the jaw where the implant will be placed. Following this surgery, you’ll need to take some time to recover. According to an oral surgeon, these are the five most important tips you should keep in mind during this healing process.

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Recovering from Oral Surgery: Eating & Drinking After All-on-4 Treatment

September 23, 2021

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person smiling while making a smoothie in a blender

If you’ve never had an oral surgery before, the thought of undergoing a treatment for All-on-4 implant dentures can seem daunting. However, there’s nothing to be worried about! Your oral surgeon will thoroughly prepare you for what’s to come, and by being proactive and meal-prepping before your treatment, you can make recovery that much easier. Read on to learn about the symptoms you can expect after your procedure and some safe foods to purchase beforehand.

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What NOT to Do After Dental Implant Surgery

August 3, 2021

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Smiling middle-aged couple after dental implant surgery

Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace missing teeth. If you are set to undergo dental implant surgery soon, you’re probably looking forward to having a complete smile once again. However, if you want your dental implants to last, then you’ll need to avoid certain actions and behaviors right after getting your implants placed. This initial healing period is a crucial phase of dental implant treatment. Keep reading to discover the five things you should NOT do following dental implant surgery.

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What You Can Expect at Your Next Dental Implant Consultation

July 27, 2021

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Patient completing a dental implant consultation with a dentist

Replacing missing teeth is one of the best things you can do for your oral health. Today, dental implants have become one of the most popular solutions for tooth loss, and for good reason. On top of looking incredibly natural, they remain one of the longest-lasting and most functional options for tooth replacement. However, they are a more complicated process because they require surgery to place. For that reason, completing a dental implant consultation is required. Here’s what you can expect at that consultation.

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Dental Implant Feeling Sensitive? Find Out Why!

June 26, 2021

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Woman with hand on cheek due to sensitivity

Are you experiencing dental implant sensitivity? If so, you may be wondering why! Of course, the dental implant is an artificial tooth root, so why does it feel like a real toothache? The good news is that this problem can be solved, however it all starts with a call to your dentist’s office. The sooner you recognize an issue, the better. But what exactly is causing your sensitivity and what can your dentist do to help? Read on to get your answers.

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Wondering If Your Wisdom Teeth Really Have to Come Out? Read This!

May 28, 2021

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Dentist looking at patient's wisdom teeth in X-ray

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars, which typically make an appearance between the ages of 17 and 25. Since they are no longer necessary thanks to our modern diets, getting them removed has become a right of passage known for causing “chipmunk cheeks” and giving you a reason to catch up on all your Netflix shows with a pint of ice cream. But is wisdom teeth removal necessary for everyone? Read on for the answer!  

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last? Can They Last for Life?

April 13, 2021

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Patient asking dentist “how long do dental implants last?”

Dental bridges and dentures won’t last forever and generally need to be replaced after enough time. In comparison, dental implants do have the capability to last for the rest of your life once they are placed. However, this largely depends on a few different factors. If you’re considering dental implants but aren’t entirely confident about their longevity, you’ll want to keep reading. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon can break down exactly how long you can expect your implant to last, how they should be maintained, and how they can even save you quite a bit of money on future tooth replacements.

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