Are Dental Implants Replace Teeth Permanently?
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. While they are designed to be a long-lasting solution, they may not necessarily last forever. How long a dental implant lasts can depend on several factors, including how well it is cared for and maintained over time. Southern Arizona Periodontics has been providing […]
Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
Dental implants and dentures are two common options for replacing missing teeth. Both can restore the function and appearance of your smile, but they have some key differences. One of the main advantages of dental implants is that they are permanent. Unlike dentures, which must be removed and cleaned daily, dental implants are surgically attached […]
Do Dental Implants Last Forever?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for missing teeth, and with proper care, they can last a lifetime. However, like all medical devices, dental implants can fail over time. The success rate of dental implants is generally high, with studies showing that they have a success rate of 95-98%. How Long Do […]
Dental Bridge or All-On-4 Dental Implants
We get a lot of questions from people here in Tucson about the different options for replacing teeth. Patients with missing or failing teeth eventually come to a decision – should you solve the problem with a dental bridge or dental implants? Usually, this comes as a cost-benefit analysis. Dental bridges and dental implants offer […]
Dental Implants Aren’t Purely Cosmetic Or Aesthetic
Aesthetics or functionality may have been the things early dental pioneers were aiming for. However, there are other benefits that these restorations offer. Today we know that implants are quite a skin deep, just like the real teeth. Besides, implant technology has advanced, helping dentists to perform the procedures more safely and increasing the success […]
What are the Various Types of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are oral appliances created from pure titanium. These appliances are quite small and fit into the gum to act as tooth roots. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. Given their stability, these oral appliances are the best tooth replacement option available. There are different types of dental implants, they include: Endosteal […]
What are the Effects of Chronic Disease to Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an excellent tooth-replacement option, especially for patients missing one or more teeth. These oral appliances work well for those with healthy mouths. However, if you have a chronic disease, you might experience some challenges with your dental implants. This is because chronic illness can affect dental implants in several ways. Chronic Disease […]
A Dental Crown Can Help Improve Your Oral Health
Because gum disease is the biggest culprit in spreading these bacteria and infections in the bloodstream its important to try and prevent it from taking hold in the first place. Gum disease can start with losing a tooth. The empty socket can be a breeding ground for bacteria and possible infection. If a tooth is partially damaged, but salvageable, a dental crown can strengthen it and help the patient save the tooth from extraction or disease.
Options for Gum Repair if You Want Dental Implants
Getting dental implants is a good step in taking care of your dental health. Dental implants are one of the only restorative methods that facilitate jawbone growth. Besides looking like natural teeth, dental implants are made of strong materials that can last a lifetime if taken care of. Before getting dental implants, it’s important to […]
What Is Peri-implantitis?
Peri-implantitis is an inflammation, very similar to periodontal disease, that affects the soft and hard tissues surrounding an implant. This condition is usually caused by the loss of the supporting bone, bleeding when probed or sometimes an increased pocket depth between the teeth and the implant. Causes of Peri-implantitis Cases of peri-implantitis can be quite […]