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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Replace Dentures with Implants

A lot of people have dentures. It is estimated that approx. 10% of US population have dentures of some sort. They could be partial dentures (people have some teeth) or complete dentures (people do not have any teeth left). There is a saying amongst dentists that ” there are no […] Read more »