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Sinus Lift Surgery Sep 14th, 2017

Although exact practices employed by dentists may vary slightly on a patient to patient basis, the basic principles of sinus lift surgery are the same.As with other implant surgery, bone graft surgery can be performed under a local anesthetic. If a patient is undergoing extensive bone graft surgery and insertion...

Pure Porcelain Crowns Sep 13th, 2017

Pure porcelain has natural sheen that blends well with your real teeth. However, when it is fused with metal, it becomes more opaque and people can easily figure out your false tooth from the real ones.Crowns of pure porcelain prevent blackish formation at the gumline, which is a common feature...

Laser Whitening Sep 13th, 2017

One of cosmetic dentistry’s greatest inventions is laser tooth whitening. In just about an hour, you can go from a dingy yellow smile to a bright, dazzling white smile without using trays or strips!The process is simple. First, your lips and gums are isolated. Next, the specially formulated whitening gel...

Night Guards Sep 13th, 2017

Bite splints can make a world of difference for your bruxing and grinding patients, alleviating pain and preventing further destruction of existing healthy dentition. The Comfort H/S™ Hard Soft Bite Splint is the most widely prescribed bite splint due to its comfort and fit. Two layers make up the Comfort...

Dental Implant Experience Sep 13th, 2017

Dental implants actually take the place of a missing tooth or teeth thus providing an artificial tooth to take the form and carry out the function of that particular tooth. The dental implants are similar to the root of the tooth and are embedded in the bone so that they...

Extractions Sep 13th, 2017

A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed,...

Implants Sep 13th, 2017

There are many advantages to dental implants, including:Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow...

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