Category Archives: Seniors

Sinus Lift

What Is It? A sinus lift, sometimes called a sinus augmentation, is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars to make it taller. The bone is added between your jaw and … Continue reading

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Tuberosity Reduction

What Is It? A tuberosity is a rounded bony protrusion behind your last molar in the upper jaw. It is covered by your gum. A tuberosity reduction makes the tuberosity smaller. What It’s Used For If you have all of … Continue reading

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Full Dentures, Partial Dentures, Denture Care – Learn More

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking … Continue reading

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Implant-Supported Bridge

What Is It? An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone … Continue reading

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Implant-Supported Denture

What Is It? An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person … Continue reading

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Single-Tooth Implants

When Is This Used? Single-tooth implants can be used in people who are missing one or more teeth. An implant is surgically placed in an opening that is made by your dentist in the jawbone. After the implant integrates (attaches) … Continue reading

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Bone Augmentation and Nerve Repositioning

Today, most dental implants are made of titanium. This metal has special qualities that make it useful for implants. Titanium develops a thin film on its surface that protects it from corrosion. It is resistant to acids, salt solutions and … Continue reading

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Illustrations: Placing an Implant

1. An incision is made in the gum where the implant will be placed. 2. A hole is drilled in the bone. 3. The implant is placed into the hole in the bone. 4. The incision is stitched closed. 5. … Continue reading

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Placing Dental Implants

To place the implants, the surgeon first will make an incision (cut) in your gums to expose the bone. He or she then will drill a hole in the bone and place the implant in the hole. The surgeon probably … Continue reading

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Who Is an Implant Candidate?

If you’re interested in replacing a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants may be an option for you. Most people are good candidates for implants. A good candidate should have the following: Healthy gums Enough bone to anchor the implants … Continue reading

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