Author Archives: Dr. Pastiu

What level of discomfort should a patient expect after Teeth-in-a-Day procedure?

The short answer is minimal discomfort. The reason is because the patient is going to be given adjusted doses and types of antibiotics, painkillers, antiinflamatories and antiseptic oral rinses depending on the case. Patients are “not created equal”. Depending on … Continue reading

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What happens if I do not have enough bone for dental implants?

This question comes up a lot. Many patients are told that they do not have enough bone left to have dental implants placed. Typically they had the teeth removed a while ago, they wore denture for long time, the bone … Continue reading

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Why is the Sinus Lift Needed?

The short answer to the title’s question is “because the lowering of the sinus floor was not prevented earlier”. The more detailed answer follows below. One very specific type of bone graft is the sinus lift. The maxilary sinus is … Continue reading

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Why Some Patients Need Bone Graft or Sinus Lift?

In order for the dental implant to integrate with the bone(fuse, bond with the bone), it has to be surrounded by a layer of bone of at least 1.5 mm. Sometimes, some patients do not have enough thickness of the … Continue reading

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How much do dentures REALLY cost on the long term?

Patients think that dentures are the cheaper treatment alternative when it comes to replacing missing teeth. It is partially true. On the short term they are the cheaper alternative compared with dental implants or dental bridges. But on the long … Continue reading

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Implant parts for later?

Today, a patient brought up this question which I found very interesting and wise: “What happens if the implant company that made my implants is not going to be in business 20 years from now and I’ll need something fixed, … Continue reading

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Why settle with dentures when you can have dental implants?

In United States, approx. 55% of the adult population has one or more teeth missing. Out of the people with missing teeth, only approx. 15% of them seek treatment of the missing teeth. Out of those seeking treatment, approx. 80% of … Continue reading

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Expectations for Implant Retained Overdenture

I am writing this blog because of some confusion I feel the patients have about the implant retained overdenture. Some patients expect that the implant retained overdenture to feel or behave like natural teeth or permanent/fixed bridges. It is not … Continue reading

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Difference Between Implant Retained Overdentures And Teeth In A Day

Lately, in my conversations with my new patients who come for full mouth restoration with dental implants, I realized that there is a misunderstanding between the Implant Retained Overdentures and Teeth in a Day/All-on-4. In this blog I will explain … Continue reading

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Why are Dental Implants so Expensive and How You Can Afford Them?

I am asked this question all the time when I quote a treatment plan containing dental implants. I have to agree with the patient that yes, it is a lot of money, but when one looks at the value that one … Continue reading

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