A Few Procedures You May Require Before Getting Dental Implants

Posted on: 4 October 2016

If you are missing some teeth and considering having dental implants, your dentist may require you have work done to your jaw bone or sinus area before the implants can be started. One of the most common problems is not having enough bone to hold the titanium posts securely in place. Another issue is not having a high enough bone before the sinuses in your cheek area. There are procedures that can be done to rectify these issues that results in roughly 95 percent of all implant procedures succeeding. [Read More]

Dental Bone Grafts

Posted on: 14 September 2016

The idea of a bone graft may sound quite scary, but you may need one for your oral health. Fortunately, these grafts are now often done on an outpatient basis and can help restore your smile. If your dentist recommends one, you need to know what the procedure entails.  Bone Loss Unfortunately, once you lose a tooth, you start to lose bone. Your jaw only stays fully intact if your teeth remain in place and are engaged in frequent chewing. [Read More]

Cleft Palate And Cleft Lips: What Parents Need To Know

Posted on: 26 August 2016

A cleft palate or lip is a congenital deformity that forms during the first trimester. As the embryo's head develops, it is formed from the sides, coming together in the middle. When it doesn't fuse together properly, a cleft, or a split, in the lip, palate, or both will result. While this will be surgically repaired once the child is born, it can still leave residual problems. Here are the facts and some of the possible complications that parents should know. [Read More]

2 Orthodontic Alignment Options For Adults

Posted on: 5 August 2016

If you are an adult who would like to have the alignment of your teeth corrected, you may be concerned about the appearance of orthodontic appliances. Many people picture a mouthful of braces when they think of dental alignment. However, nowadays, there are orthodontic options that do not have a great impact on your appearance. Here are a few such options: Invisalign Invisalign, which is generally only prescribed for teens and adults, can be used to align the teeth in a discreet manner. [Read More]