Dr. Emery and Dr. Ryan Receive Washingtonian Top Dentists 2015 Recognition

It’s that time of year again – the time that Washingtonian Magazine surveys thousands of dental professionals to put together its annual Top Dentists List – and we are pleased to announce that both of our board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Emery and Dr. Ryan, are on it. Both have been recognized by the Washington DC area dental community as top oral surgeons in Washingtonian Top Dentists 2015 list. About Washingtonian Magazine’s Top......
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One Way to Pay for Dental Implants That You Might be Over Looking

If you need dental restoration and you and your dental professional have agreed that dental implants are your best option, you probably already know that your dental restoration will require a significant financial investment. Given the many advantages of dental implants over other restorative options, it is certainly a worthy investment in your dental health. However, figuring out how to pay for them can be a......
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What Is Image Guided Dental Implant Surgery?

What is image guided dental implant surgery? It is today’s most advanced method of placing dental implants, one that uses a combination of state-of-the-art medical/dental technology and cutting edge surgical techniques to provide Washington DC dental patients with exceptional implant-based dental restoration results. Here we’ll delve into the details of image guided dental implant procedures, including how they differ from standard implant procedures and their benefits......
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Dental Implant Feels Weird? Here Are Some Possible Causes

If you have had implant-based dental restoration and are experiencing some discomfort, there are a number of issues that may be at the root of the problem. These range from serious problems that need to be addressed by your Washington DC oral surgeon or restorative dentist, to more transient discomforts that may simply be related to healing or adjusting to your new teeth. Of course, anyone......
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Dental Implant Vs. Bridge Pros and Cons

Washington DC dental patients who have lost a single tooth or several can choose replacement options that include dental implants or dental bridges. Both offer a cosmetic solution for missing teeth, as well as the functional problems that the gaps they leave can cause. However, there are significant differences between the two. Here we’ll delve into the details of these teeth replacement options, including the pros and......
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What Causes a Loose Dental Implant?

Although dental implants have a very impressive success rate – more than 95 percent, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons – that doesn’t change the fact that a small percentage of them can fail. Perhaps the most common problem Washington DC dental patients encounter is discovering that an implant has become loose. So what can cause a loose dental implant? Here, we’ll outline the most......
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Announcing April Meeting of Renaissance Study Group

Our next Renaissance Study Group meeting will be Tuesday, April 7. This year we have a wonderful speaker coming up from Florida, Dr. Victor Martel. His talk is entitled Occlusion the Secret to Implant-Supported Prosthesis Success. Feel free to invite friends and colleagues as your guests. Fee $100 for guests. No charge for Renaissance members. Includes breakfast and lunch. Thank you to our sponsor, Mr.......
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Loose Dental Implant? Five Steps to Take if Your Implant is Loose

Dental implants don’t fail very often. Overall, they have a 95 percent success rate, and when you have yours placed by a skilled and experienced Washington DC oral surgeon, odds of success can be as high as 98 percent. That said, it does happen from time-to-time, so if you have implants or will soon, knowing what to do if you suspect a problem is important.......
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My Dental Implant is Loose, What Should I Do?

Dental implants are, without question, the best option for the replacement of missing teeth, a dental restoration that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth, and offers significant advantages over other options in terms of oral health. They are a very predicable treatment, with success rates of more than 95 percent, and a long-lasting one, with an average dental implant having a lifespan of 25 years. As......
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Wisdom Teeth Removal: What Type of Anesthesia Will My Child Receive?

If your dentist has recommended wisdom teeth removal for your child, you’re probably quite concerned about ensuring that this procedure is as comfortable for him or her as possible. Among the options you’ll need to explore to do that are your choices in anesthesia for your child. Your Washington DC oral surgeon will certainly discuss this issue with you and help you make the best possible decision......
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