Profile cover photo
Profile photo
South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Gum disease can affect the surrounding gum and bone, and if left untreated, this loss of tissue can destabilize the implant, causing it to fail.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
How do dental implants work? First, a post is placed into the bone, which over time integrates with the surrounding bone. An abutment is attached to the implant and then connects to a prosthesis.. These parts work together to create a secure, natural-looking restoration for a missing tooth.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Bone graft material can come from other places on the body, such as the hip, shin, or chin, but animal bone or synthetic materials can be used to add more bone mass to the jaw. Adding bone mass can help create a more secure environment for placing dental implants.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Bone graft material can come from other places on the body, such as the hip, shin, or chin, but animal bone or synthetic materials can be used to add more bone mass to the jaw. Adding bone mass can help create a more secure environment for placing dental implants.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
John Greenwood was a dentist-surgeon from New York who created and restored many of George Washington’s dentures, and Washington continued to request his dental services after he moved away from New York.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
An impacted tooth occurs when there is not enough room for the tooth to emerge from the gums. The tooth may be able to partially emerge, but it will also be pressing against the surrounding teeth that prevent it from emerging fully.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
It actually does not matter whether you floss first or brush your teeth first. What matters is that you are effectively brushing and flossing twice a day. Keeping this routine will help your restorations last and maintain the health of your smile overall.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
What is peri-implantitis? Peri-implantitis is inflammation around the dental implant site that leads to gum recession and bone loss. Regular dental visits can prevent this condition, but if left unchecked, this could result in the implant failing.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
While DMD stands for Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery, the difference stops there. Both degrees are awarded to dentists who graduate from accredited dental schools.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Dry mouth isn’t just an annoyance; it can increase your risk of decay and gum disease. Dry mouth decreases the amount of saliva the mouth produces, and saliva helps wash away food and bacteria that can cause problems for natural teeth and dental restorations.
Photo
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded