Archive for February, 2014
Common Causes of Late Implant Failure
Common Causes of Late Implant Failure George A. Nail, MD, DDS Dental implant replacement of teeth has become one of the most predictable and successful of all procedures in dentistry. Indeed, implant treatment has changed the way we think about dental treatment options and redefined treatment plans. Previous “heroic” efforts to save marginal teeth such […]
Will Wisdom Teeth Someday Become Obsolete?
Most people are familiar with third molars, more commonly known as “wisdom teeth”. It is usually suggested that a young adult entering the “age of wisdom” have any existing wisdom teeth removed prior to developing any problems. Because most people’s mouth do not have room for these third sets of molars, the remaining wisdom teeth […]
Could Diamonds be a Periodontist’s Best Friend?
[REPOST_DOCTOR_NAME] routinely replaces missing teeth with dental implants here in our office. Dental implants are artificial tooth “roots” made of titanium, used to anchor dental prostheses, including crowns, and implant supported bridges and dentures. One of the largest factors in successful dental implant placement is adequate, healthy bone density to anchor the post. Unfortunately, not all […]