Do Bone Grafts or Dental Implants Cause Sinus Infections or Sinus Disease?

This is a question I am often asked by my patients when discussing the need for bone grafts in the upper jaw (the maxilla) in or near the sinus. Frequently patients will need a bone graft that is put into the maxillary sinus. The technical term for these bone grafts is a sinus elevation. Do Dental Implants Cause Sinus Infections? There are many articles in the dental literature......
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The 3 Best Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

If dental problems or injuries have led to tooth loss, whether you’ve lost one tooth, several or all of them, most any dentist or oral surgeon in Washington DC will tell you that dental implant based restoration provides the best options for replacing them. That’s because they offer advantages in support of optimal oral health and function, comfort, longevity and aesthetics that no other form of......
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Think You Need Dental Implants? Take this Quiz

Think you need dental implants in Washington DC? Whether you are having dental problems that may lead to tooth loss in the near future, have just lost teeth, or lost them some time ago and are not satisfied with your current dental restoration, dental implants in Washington DC may well be your best option for a brilliant and comfortable new smile. The best way to find out for......
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The Best Place to get Dental Implants

If you have chosen dental implants as the solution to your dental restoration needs, you’ll be making a substantial investment in your dental health and appearance. Given that fact, getting the best possible results for your money should be high on your priority list. Meeting that goal means finding the very best dental practitioner for the job. So how do you find the best place to......
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Why do I Need a Consultation with An Oral Surgeon?

Among the most frequent questions patients ask when they see an oral surgeon is why an initial consultation appointment is necessary when they’ve been referred for treatment by a perfectly competent dentist. While it may seem redundant to have a second examination when your dentist has already done a thorough one and made good treatment recommendations, fact is, there are very good reasons for that......
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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Virtually everyone who has had dental problems has heard that dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth, but do you know why? The advantages that implants have to offer over other teeth replacement options in oral health, appearance, comfort and function are largely due to the way they work – which is quite amazing once you get into the details. Read on to......
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How a Little Bit of Porcelain can Help Change a Life Forever

If you’re suffering with appearance issues or functional ones due to missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, a little bit of porcelain can help change your life. Does that claim sound a little over the top? If so, consider this; Missing teeth or awkward ones can really change a person’s look, and the self-consciousness that change causes can be very limiting, both socially and professionally. Poor oral......
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How Much Time to Expect for Wisdom Teeth Removal Recovery

Wisdom teeth removal is, in the vast majority of cases, a fairly routine procedure. However, it is still oral surgery, and for many who undergo it, their first experience with surgery of any kind. Understandably, the prospect of oral surgery can be a bit intimidating for the average Washington DC patient, so most have questions about the process. Among the most common of these questions......
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How to Get the Best Dental Implants in the DC Area

If you’ve decided on dental implants as the solution to your missing teeth, you’ve chosen well. As you probably know, dental implants offer benefits in oral health, comfort and appearance that no other option can. However, if you’ve been doing a bit of research, you probably also know that there are lots of different practitioners offering implant-based dental restoration, and prices from one to another can vary widely.......
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Three Ways to Pay for Dental Implants This Year

Dental implants are, without question, the best method available today for the replacement of teeth lost to injury, decay or disease, offering superior results in oral health and function, longevity, comfort and appearance as compared to all other options. Of course, dental implant restoration does involve a significant financial investment, so just how to best pay for dental implants is a matter that merits consideration. Three options for......
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