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Dental implants are secured to the jaw bone in a way that mimics how a natural tooth root is attached to the jaw. This is achieved through the process of osseointegration, which is when the implant fuses with the bone. This process creates a natural-looking restoration that you will be comfortable eating, laughing, and smiling with.
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The alignment of your teeth and jaw both can contribute to a misaligned bite, so the mouth and jaw structure need to be evaluated by an orthodontist and an oral surgeon to determine if corrective jaw surgery is the right treatment. From the consultation stage to the surgery, they work together to make sure your teeth and jaw are in the optimal positions.
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Did you know that every tooth is unique? Each tooth has its own size and shape, so each person’s smile will not be the same as someone else’s!
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One of the earliest mentions of the term “wisdom teeth” is found in the “History of Animals” written by Aristotle, calling the third set of molars “wisdom teeth” much like we do today. The most common theory as to why they are called wisdom teeth is that you are a few years older and wiser when the third molars appear compared to when the rest of the permanent teeth emerged.
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Not everyone will need a bone graft procedure before getting dental implants, but for those with bone loss in their jaw, a bone graft can help create enough bone mass to support the implant. During your pre-surgery consultation, you will learn more about what steps are needed for successful dental implant placement and if bone grafting is the right option for you.
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While the warm summer weather is still here, swimming is a great way to keep cool, but if you recently have had dental implant surgery, physical activity may increase bleeding and pain. During the weeks following the procedure, be sure to follow your post-operation instructions before diving into the water.
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If a patient does not have enough bone mass to support dental implants, a bone graft or a sinus lift are two options available, but zygomatic implants also are an option for upper arch bone loss. These dental implants are longer than usual and placed at an angle that allows them to anchor to the bone mass of the cheekbones.
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With proper care and placement, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them an effective treatment for missing teeth in the long-run.
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During their 4 to 6 years of postdoctoral education, oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive extensive, hospital-based training and must fulfill certain requirements to be qualified to administer anesthesia. Once they have been trained and certified, they must continue their education and have their permits reviewed every two years.
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Happy Fourth of July!
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