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 melted away and all that is left now is an […] 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 »

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 term they are way more expensive than having dental implants […] Read more »

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, but they won’t have the parts available?” This is a […] 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 »

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 the case, because the implant retained overdenture(as the name says […] 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 »

How Can Permanent Teeth in 1 Day Change Your Life?

Some patients were surveyed about changes in their life that occured  after getting the new permanent teeth in 1 day procedure and some of their statements are revealed below: Q:How has this procedure changed your life? “In changed my life dramatically. Big difference. The biggest change is in my life […] Read more »