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  • What are dental implants?
    A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be a suitable option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease or an.
  • What is bone augmentation?
    Bone augmentation can refer to a variety of procedures used to "build" bone to dental implants in place. These procedures typically involve grafting (adding) bone or bonelike materials to the jaw.
  • What is the Sinus Lift Procedure?
    Also known as sinus augmentation, this surgical procedure increases the amount of bone in the upper jaw, in the area of the premolar and molar teeth, by lifting the lower sinus membrane and placing a bone graft.
  • What is immediate loading?
    Missing teeth can create significant quality-of-life disruptions, leaving patients uneasy about their day-to-day interactions in social and professional settings. Immediate loading minimizes these disruptions by replacing the missing tooth (teeth) with a load-bearing implant, often after a single office visit. Immediate loading does entail certain restrictions.
  • What can I expect after my dental implant is completed?
    As you know, your own teeth require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. Dental implants will require the same level of care. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing are still essential. After treatment, your periodontist will work closely with you and your dentist to develop a care plan. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy.
  • Am I a good candidate for a dental implant?
    The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gums. It is important to complete a thorough periodontal exam before committing to dental implants.
  • Can I afford dental implants?
    The cost of dental implants can vary, but it typically amounts to a significant investment in your dental health and quality of life. After your initial exam, we will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan to avoid any surprises and allow you to budget appropriately. We accept all major credit cards, and we work with CareCredit, which provides financing for dental and other medical procedures.
  • Why is gum disease so serious?
    Recent research reveals that gum disease is linked to increased risk for major health problems, including, but not limited to, stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, diabetes complications, low birth weight and dementia. Unfortunately, gum disease is not curable. That’s why prevention is so important.
  • What are Botox injections?
    Botox injections temporarily improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe wrinkles in adults. Patients may begin to notice improvements within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months.
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