What Role Does Gum Tissue Play in Receiving a Dental Implant?

In the dental literature, a biotype typically refers to the thickness of your gum tissue that surrounds your teeth or dental implant restorations. This thickness has major effects on the esthetic outcome of your front teeth. A thick biotype is typically easier to manage and allows a more predictable response if handled correctly. The gum tissue between the teeth (papilla)... read more »

Properly Caring for Your Single-Tooth Implant for Long-Term Success

When you lose one of your permanent teeth, your entire smile can suffer. Your smile with just one missing tooth is not what it should be and having a single-tooth implant to replace a missing tooth is ideal for a lot of patients. If you have recently gotten a single prosthetic tooth implanted to complete your smile, you should know... read more »

Why Bone Density Plays a Role in Your Implant Surgery

Jaw bone density is different from patient to patient. It is graded from D1 which is like Oak wood to D4 which is like Styrofoam. Different bone densities require different preparations, different implant designs, different waiting periods before connecting a tooth to the implant, different temporary designs and progressive loading techniques, and different tooth designs to manage forces in softer... read more »

Why can’t a patient get an exact price quote over the phone?

So why can’t I just get a number for what is the cost of a dental implant? We get this question probably as much as any other question and it makes sense if an implant was a commodity that you could just purchase like a TV. There are many factors that go into the treatment and what is needed for... read more »

3 Things That Will Change with Implant-Retained Dentures

Millions of people wear dentures worldwide, and without question, dentures are an excellent option if you have lost all of your natural teeth. Unfortunately, dentures do have their limitations, and they can pose some problems for some wearers. Implant-retained dentures are just like ordinary dentures, but they are secured in place with a series of small implants that hold the... read more »

3 Signs Your a Good Candidate for IV Sedation Dentistry

According to research, 36 percent of people have some level of fear about going to the dentist. Further, 12 percent of people have what could be deemed as extreme dental phobia. IV sedation dentistry is a form of treatment that involves sedating the patient so they do not know what is taking place during treatment. Here are a few signs that... read more »

Pricing

Pricing should be based on overhead costs and a fair reimbursement for service and care provided. There is a delicate balance of controlling costs as much as possible, but not compromising care. It is very expensive to provide surgical care in the cleanest environment with proper aseptic technique. Are the patient’s gowned and draped properly, are lines new or uncontaminated?... read more »

The Cost of Dental Implants

Everybody wants to get the best “deal” when you are making a significant investment. Dental implant treatment is sometimes confused with buying a commodity that you can wheel and deal with dentist to get the price down. Understand that dental implants are not a commodity. The implant itself isn’t expensive, but just like any product sold, you can buy knockoffs... read more »

3 Things That Will Change with Implant-Retained Dentures

Millions of people wear dentures worldwide, and without question, dentures are an excellent option if you have lost all of your natural teeth. Unfortunately, dentures do have their limitations, and they can pose some problems for some wearers. Implant-retained dentures are just like ordinary dentures, but they are secured in place with a series of small implants that hold the... read more »