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 gets back after having one or more missing teeth replaced […] Read more »

Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 2

Continuing from “Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 1“. 7. Excessive Lip Support Because they are made from acrylic, the dentures need to have a certain thickness and to cover a bigger area in the mouth in order to be somehow stable in the mouth and also not break […] Read more »

Unwanted side effects of wearing dentures part 1

Some patients come in because of a tooth ache and when they find out that they need a root canal therapy and a crown for the tooth that is hurting in order to save it, they opt for taking the tooth out. This point is the begining of the road […] Read more »

Possible Side Effects of Fixodent, Poligrip and Super Poligrip

14 Million Americans wear dentures. Most of those dentures  do not stay in the mouth by themselves and need to be stabilized either by dental implants or by denture cream. Dental Implants privide the best support, retention and stabilization for the denture. If the denture is connected to the implants, […] Read more »

Imagine Angelina Jolie without teeth? Is it worth not having teeth?

You can find in the Internet plenty of photos showing how various celebrities would look without teeth. One example that I picked was Angelina Jolie. The photos above are selfexplanatory. The difference that the teeth make in the person’s face, communication, confidence and perception by the others is tremendous. Imagine […] Read more »

What is the difference between implants and miniimplants?

A lot of new patients come in and ask to have a consultation with me about miniimplants. When I ask them how did they heard about miniimplants, they answer that they heard from the newspaper, TV informacials or the previous dentist suggested them. By definition miniimplants are dental implants with […] Read more »

Why all-on-4, teeth-in-a-day, teeth-in-1-day?

The All-on-4 treatment concept was developed to provide edentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using only four implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis for only of a fraction of the cost the patient would typically pay with conventional implant dentistry involving bone grafts and sinus lifts. […] Read more »

Post Op instruction after the all-on-4/teeth-in-a-day procedure

ON THE DAY OF THE SURGERY Do not spit forcibly, or rinse your mouth for 24 hours after surgery, to allow for proper initial healing. If you smoke, please avoid doing so for at least 2 weeks after surgery, and longer, if possible. Smoke is a servere irritant and may […] Read more »

Procedure of All-on-4/Teeth-in-a-day

The traditional way of restoring a full arch involved extracting the unrestorable teeth, bone grafting with human or bovine bone, wait around 6 month for the bone to heal, then place the implants, let them heal for around 6 months and then take new impressions and fabricate the full set of teeth. So, the […] Read more »

New Teeth in 1 Day? How does it work?

For some patients it is hard to believe that they can have bad/unrestorable/infected teeth taken out and in the same visit have implants placed and be given new teeth. The reason it is hard to believe is that it used to be a time when attaching teeth to the implants was […] Read more »