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. Gordon......
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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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3 Advantages of Image Guided Dental Implant Surgery

Image guided dental implant surgery in Washington DC is the latest advancement in dental surgery. This state-of-the-art technology, using information gathered with exceptionally accurate and detailed 3-D medical imaging, offers surgeons the ability to perform extremely detailed surgical planning via a virtual model of a patient’s face, mouth and oral structures, then implement that plan in real time, taking advantage of precise computer guidance to......
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What Can I Do About My Loose Dental Implant?

Dental implants have a very high success rate – about 95 percent overall, according to American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) figures – but failures do occur from time-to-time. Most frequently, those failures happen within the first few weeks of placement, but in some cases, implants can loosen and fail several years later. The bottom line is that any movement, loosening or pain around an......
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Can I Get New Teeth in a Day or Do I Need to Wait for Dentures to Be Made?

How long do dentures take to make? That’s a question that dental professionals hear frequently from patients who have been told that their teeth cannot be saved. Patients who need all their teeth in one jaw or both replaced are anxious to know just how long the  process will take, and most importantly, just how long they’ll have to do without teeth as their dental restoration progresses.......
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Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implants, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, have an overall success rate of 95 percent, and when placed by a specialist, research shows even higher rates of implant success. That means that dental implant failures occur in approximately 5 percent of implants placed in the U.S. Why Do Dental Implants Fail? Inexperienced Practitioners According to a 2014 study, many dental implant failures......
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