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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Not Just Filling in the Gaps: Lost Teeth Have Unexpected Consequences
Why is it important to replace missing teeth with restorations such as dental implants...

Testing your Knowledge: Dental Implants vs. Bridgework
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, we have numerous options...

Matching Game: Which Smile Design Technique Is Right for You?
... ______ is a treatment option for restoring heavily damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth...

A New, Improved Solution for Loss of Teeth in the Lower Jaw
...The problem is that when you lose teeth, the bone that supported the missing teeth begins to shrink away...

Top 5 Reasons Not to Fear Bone Grafting
...In fact that's one of the main benefits of replacing missing teeth with implants: they help prevent bone loss just as a natural tooth does...

Understanding The Factors That Can Influence Dental Implant Success
...This is just one of the reasons they have been widely accepted as the best method for permanently replacing missing teeth...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
... Dental implants are the state-of-the-art method for replacing missing teeth...

Mini-Implants: Five Things You Should Know
...Because not only do they offer the longest-lasting method of restoring missing teeth, but they also help mitigate one of the greatest problems associated with tooth loss — the loss of underlying bone structure...

Test Your Knowledge: Dentures
...Dentures are a reliable and affordable way to replace their missing teeth...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth...

Five Facts About Dental Implant Surgery
... Implants have become dentistry's premier option for replacing missing teeth...

Implant-Supported Teeth: a New Option for Patients With Total Tooth Loss
...Their appearance suffered too, not only from the missing teeth but from bone loss in their facial structure...

New Permanent Teeth - Faster Than Ever!
...In fact, neither you nor anyone else should be able to tell that they are replacement teeth! If you would like to learn more about replacing all of your missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...But what if you’re not comfortable with your smile because of misaligned, damaged or missing teeth...

Crowns & Bridgework
... The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influenced by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Bone Grafting
...If you loose enough teeth and bone, your facial features will sag, giving you a more aged appearance; it can also complicate treatment to replace your missing teeth...

Missing Teeth
...But many foods become difficult to chew if you have missing teeth — and those “challenging” foods are often the same ones that offer the greatest nutritional value...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Replacing any teeth that are missing can also help stabilize your bite by inhibiting the shifting of teeth that occurs when extra space is left open by missing teeth...

Dental Implants FAQs
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... You may also find that some of your remaining teeth actually shift into the spaces left open by your missing teeth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Health
...Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and inadequate nutrition...