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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Veneers Vs. Dental Implants

If your smile needs some work, with damaged, decayed or missing teeth affecting your appearance in ways that you aren’t pleased with, you’ve likely discovered that there are a lot of options available in terms of dental restoration. That variety of options can be confusing for average Washington, DC dental patients, making it difficult to decide what might be the best one to address their particular......
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How Much School Will Your Child Miss Due to Wisdom Teeth Removal?

If your dentist has taken a look at the development of your child’s wisdom teeth and has recommended wisdom teeth removal, you’ll need to know a few things about the process in order to plan effectively. One of the more common aspects of that process that Washington DC parents want to know about is recovery time – in terms of just how much school their kids......
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Image Guided Surgery Vs Traditional Dental Implants

A state-of-the-art technique for the placement of dental implants, image guided surgery is being used by many oral surgeons today. As it has become more common, so too have questions from Washington DC dental patients about the merits of image guided surgery vs. traditional implant placement. There are quite a few advantages of having your implants placed via image guided surgery, which we’ll explain here in......
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X-Nav Technologies Introduces 1st Product to the Oral Surgery Community

Did you know that Dr. Emery is a founder of a medical device company? It’s true. As if being one if DC’s busiest oral and facial surgeons wasn’t enough, Dr. Emery is one of three founders of X-Nav Technologies. X-Nav develops surgical products for the dental market that advance patient care while improving the productivity of the surgeons who use them. Specifically, X-Nav will design and......
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How to Choose the Best Oral Surgeon for Your Child’s Wisdom Teeth Removal

When your child needs a surgical procedure like wisdom teeth removal, as a parent, you are certainly concerned with ensuring that the procedure goes as smoothly as possible, without any unnecessary discomfort or complications. Choosing the best Washington DC oral surgeon for the job is an important aspect in doing that, since the skill of your surgeon will have great impact on the results of......
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How Long Does it Take to Get Permanent Dentures?

Firmly anchored to the jawbone by dental implants, permanent dentures offer patients replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth, sparing them the discomfort, dietary restrictions, bone loss and other common problems that come with wearing removable dentures. However, many patients are concerned about the length of time they’ll have to wait for those replacement teeth – after all, who wants to be toothless......
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