Bone Grafting For Dental Implants: What To Expect

Posted on: 19 February 2015

If you've lost an adult tooth or are at risk of losing one (due to advanced gum disease), then you may want to check with your dentist to see if you're a viable candidate for dental implants. After all, dental implants are the best way to restore the look and feel of your lost tooth using a prosthetic one. For those with significant jaw bone loss, however, it may be necessary to perform a bone graft before receiving a dental implant.
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Beyond Amalgam Fillings: Further Options For The Discerning Dental Patient

Posted on: 9 February 2015

The most common dental filling material is amalgam, which is a combination of silver, copper, mercury and tin. One of the reasons many people prefer it is that it is strong enough to withstand constant chewing pressure; it is also relatively inexpensive. However, this is not the only type of dental filling available in the market today. Other viable options to consider include the following: Glass Ionomers This type of filling is made from acrylic acids, fine glass powder, and fluoride.
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How To Deal With Numbness After A Dental Procedure

Posted on: 27 January 2015

Did your visit to the dentist include procedures such as a filling, root canal or extraction? If so, you may have been given a local anesthetic to block any discomfort. If the numbness causes you frustration when trying to talk or eat, here are some suggestions to help you deal with the numbness:  Understand local anesthesia: The anesthetic will numb the affected area up to two hours, but could also affect your tongue, lips and face for up to five hours after the injection.
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Evaluating Your Child For Oral Abnormalities

Posted on: 20 January 2015

The American Dental Association recommends a child's first visit to the dentist take place within six months after the first tooth appears, and no later than his or her first birthday. Regular checkups should be scheduled from there on out to periodically check for cavities and get regular cleanings done. But there is much parents can do before that first visit and in between visits to be on the alert for any oral abnormalities that could spell trouble for their children's teeth.
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