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 melted away and all that is left now is an […] Read more »
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 located above the roots of the upper teeth from the […] 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 »
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 the similarities and differences between the two of them. Implant […] 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 »
What are Dental Implants?
In our days almost everyone heard about a dental implant, but when I ask my patients what do they know about dental implants, I get various answers that make me go ahead and clear up the subject. There are many implant brands and many dental implant types, but they all […] Read more »
Advantages of Dental Implants
A lot of patients ask me about the implant options in replacing their missing teeth. I can see that a lot of people heard about implants, but still there are a lot of unknown sides of implants. In this article I’m going to make it more clear for patients in […] Read more »