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New Technology and Dental Implants

Imaging technology: There are two types of x-ray imagery commonly used in dentistry.  Conventional 2 dimension (2D) and Computerized tomography (3D).  Each has their advantages and disadvantages, but with the availability of 3D, and being able to see in 3 dimensions, not only it is much easier to work around dangerous anatomical areas, but surgical

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Mini Dental Implants

Small diameter implants, commonly known as mini dental implants, were first used as a temporary implant to support a temporary crown or bridge until the regular implants healed, however, because of the success of these implants, in 1997 the FDA approved these smaller diameter implants (less than 3mm in diameter) for use as a definitive

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

This is a complex question with several factors to keep in consideration. If done properly, with the correct implant, in the correct circumstances, in the correct conditions, and with the proper maintenance, the implant should last a very long time. Here are some of the factors that can affect implant (and crown) life expectancy. The

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Does Teeth Whitening Damage Teeth?

Teeth bleaching, better known as teeth whitening has become very popular, but frequently, there are questions regarding the safety of these products on the teeth and gums. The way these products work, is by oxidizing the stains that have been collecting on the surface of teeth, and within the enamel crystals of teeth. The active

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Dental Implants are Not the Same

This is a complicated subject that even most Dentists don’t understand. In summary, because there is no “best” implant for all situations, it is important to use an implant that has a scientific documented high success rate (not just an advertising claim),  be from a reputable company that will probably still be here many years

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