Have a Knocked-out tooth or teeth? Repair like new with dental implants

Have a Knocked-out tooth or teeth? Repair like new with dental implants

Dr. Tracey Nguyen, as a leading Lansdowne implant dentist, wants patients to know about the benefits of dental implants to help repair damaged or knocked out teeth. Having a knocked-out tooth can really throw off your appearance and confidence. A missing tooth can also have a significant effect on your overall oral health and ability to eat and speak comfortably. Fortunately, a missing tooth does not have to be permanent thanks to dental implants, an effective solution that looks and feels just like natural teeth. What is a dental implant? An implant is really made of three different parts. The first component, a root implant, is a metallic post that is placed into the missing tooth’s bone socket. Once the jawbone heals around the post, it is permanently...

Understand the importance of dental mouthguards during contact sports

Understand the importance of dental mouthguards during contact sports

Understand the Importance of Dental Mouthguards During Contact Sports Vestal Dental Associates wants patients to understand the importance of professionally fitted dental mouthguards. Injuries to the face and mouth are the most common sports trauma, and dental injuries can be permanent, painful and costly. Fortunately, wearing a properly fitted and designed mouthguard can protect the teeth, gums, jaw and tongue and prevent many dental injuries. According to the American Dental Association, dental mouthguards prevent over 200,000 high school and college sports injuries each year. Wearing mouthguards is usually mandatory during high-contact sports like hockey, football and boxing, but the soft plastic appliances should be worn during any activity that may lead to...

Steps you can take to reduce your risk Of Oral Cancer

Steps you can take to reduce your risk Of Oral Cancer

Dr. Kanumilli wants patients to be aware of oral cancer risks and steps they can take to help promote overall oral health. More than 35,000 people in the US are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and one American dies from the disease every hour. Cancer can develop on any part of the mouth, including the gums, lips, inside cheek lining, tongue and roof or floor. Caused by cellular mutations, the disease can spread to other areas of the body and is potentially fatal. Although dentists in Northern Virginia and throughout the country are not sure exactly what causes the mutations that lead to oral cancer, they have identified risk factors that make certain people more likely to develop the disease. These risk factors include a history of cancer treatments in the...

Budgeting for Implant Dentistry. How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Budgeting for Implant Dentistry. How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants are an effective, durable and long-lasting solution for people who are missing one or many teeth. Natural-looking, comfortable and strong, implants provide stability and strength to an artificial tooth. The cost of dental implants varies according to numerous factors. First, the cost of implant surgery is dependent on location, the credentials of the dentist performing the treatment and the type of implant placed. The cost will vary between dentists, oral surgeons or Prosthodontists in big cities like Chicago and Orland Park versus rural areas and if the implant is generic or a brand-name. Secondly, the cost of abutments, the part that is screwed into the implant, can vary widely. The abutment’s cost depends on the type of restoration needed...

How to choose the right Chicago oral surgeon?

How to choose the right Chicago oral surgeon?

Oral surgeons treat a wide variety of dental problems and are skilled at removing impacted and disease teeth, treating facial trauma, placing dental implants, performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and correcting jaw irregularities. When choosing an oral surgeon in Chicago or other areas throughout the country, consider the following questions: - How experienced is the oral surgeon? Choose an oral surgeon who has years of experience and a successful practice. More experience equals more expertise for you. - What is the surgeon’s clinical experience and training in the treatments and procedures you need? Consider his or her background, experiences and knowledge with your specific dental problem. - Does the oral surgeon belong to a professional dental...