RA: You’re watching the wellness hour, the leader in medical news information. I’m Randy Alvarez. Today’s topic: replacing missing teeth with dental implants. According to our first guest he says “NO MORE DENTURES.” We have an expert on the topic, Dr. Pastiu. Dr Pastiu welcome to the program. DP: Thank […] Read more »
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 bone to ensure that the implant is completely surrounded by […] Read more »
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 them get treatment with conventional dentistry(dentures, partial dentures, flippers, snap-on-smile, […] Read more »
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 »
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 a Permanent Denture?
A denture is a man made set of teeth for the upper and/or lower jaws. After the teeth are lost, all that is left is the gums covering the jaw bone. It is not the best situation to function. Practically a person cannot chew with the bare gums, being limited […] Read more »
Psychologic and Other Side Effects of Missing Teeth
Nearly 50% of the adults in United States have missing teeth. As dentists we wonder how come in the richest country in the world, with all the financial and technology resources, we still have a lot of patients losing teeth. The two main clinical factors are gum disease and dental […] Read more »
All on 4 Dental Implants Release
Dr. Pastiu DDS, a Washington Township, New Jersey cosmetic dentist, is using "All on 4" dental implants procedure to restore the smiles of people who have badly damaged, decayed or missing teeth and find it embarrassing to smile. Read more »