Month: September 2013

San Diego Dentist: Bone Graft Procedures for Dental Implants

Dental implants provide the most security as far as tooth replacements go. Implants won’t come loose or fall out during mealtimes, they color-match teeth, and implants don’t require special care. This is because implants function as natural teeth and help maintain your jaw healthy and strong. Unfortunately, though, not every patient qualifies for implants due… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Explains Dental Implant Maintenance

Patients who’ve lost one or more teeth and have opted to replace them with dental implants often rejoice at the stability and improved function they provide. As prosthetic teeth roots, dental implants mimic the natural function and form of healthy teeth and the roots that support them. They’re continued success, however, depends on diligent care,… Read more »

San Diego Dentist Explains Dental Implant Placement

In our last blog, we discussed the benefits of smile restoration with dental implants. Across the country, more and more people are choosing implants to restore smiles suffering from tooth loss. Many of our patients have asked questions about the implant process: How are dental implants placed? How long does the process take? In today’s… Read more »

Encinitas Periodontist Outlines the Advantages of Dental Implants

Since their first clinical use in the 1950s, dental implants have revolutionized the concept of dental prostheses by finally providing a viable replacement for your lost teeth’s roots. Crafted from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are designed to facilitate osseointegration—the process of your jawbone fusing to the implant’s surface—to create a lifelike restoration that functions very… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Discusses Oral Cancer Facts & Detection

An important part of your routine dental checkup involves inspecting more than just your teeth and gums, but also your entire oral cavity for signs of trouble. Many of the most destructive systemic illnesses can exhibit early signs in the form of lesions, ulcers, and other oral abnormalities, including oral cancer. Though not as well-known… Read more »