Is Anesthesia Required For Implant Surgery?

The procedure for placing dental implants is a fairly major surgery. In order to ensure that you are comfortable throughout, your implant surgeon will use a form of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used will be decided between you and the surgeon. The procedure does not necessarily require general anesthesia. Types of Anesthesia Used for…

What is Bone Resorption?

Bone resorption occurs when the bone in the jaw is not stimulated properly. If the bone is not stimulated, new tissue does not develop, and wear and tear leads to the bone becoming atrophied, or resorbed. The long-term result is a change in the shape of the jaw and, eventually, change in the facial shape,…

Can a Single Implant Support Two Crowns?

The placement of a tooth implant to provide replacements for missing teeth is based on the condition of your gums and jawbone. With careful positioning, one implant can be used to support one or more crowns. Some techniques use only a few implants to support a full arch of teeth. As you make your decision…

Receding Gums: Are Implants Still an Option?

If you are considering dental implants but have problems with your gums, you might have questions about whether implant dentistry is right for you. With appropriate pre-treatment, however, even those with receding gums can successfully receive implants to replace their missing teeth. Implants and Gum Disease Receding gums is usually caused by gum disease. The…

How Long Does an Implant Last?

A tooth implant replaces both the root and the chewing or biting surface of your tooth. These implants are very effective, natural looking, and can last the rest of your life if you take good care of your mouth and gums. In general, an implant is likely to last much longer than a denture, and…