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Let’s Put an End to Oral Cancer

Let’s put an end to oral cancer! Like many people, you may be unaware of how serious this disease is.  It has been estimated that approximately 43,250 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.     The victims of oral cancer aren’t just smokers and tobacco users. Though these habits […]

Should I just pull all of my teeth?

This question comes up A LOT, and every situation can be drastically different. Certainly the trend these days is to extract teeth and start over with implants, however that is a one way road. What strikes me is how many patients feel they need their teeth extracted when in reality they are in pretty good […]

Gum Disease and Your Heart

Did you know that there is an association between gum disease and heart disease? Many studies show an as-yet-unexplained association between gum disease and several serious health conditions–including heart disease–even after adjusting for common risk factors. Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth and is a major cause of tooth […]

What keeps a hybrid denture from breaking?

A hybrid denture is completely supported by dental implants.  Sometimes clinicians are limited in where they can place a dental implant.  This may cause the need for what we call a distal cantilever or extension. note distal extensions behind last screw hole on each side The longer this extension, the higher the risk of breakage […]

Existing dental implants

There are well over 15-20 dental implant companies used on a regular basis in the U.S. and many more across the globe (over 284 total!). Each company having many different types and sizes of implants greatly increases the variability that can be found from one dental implant case to the next. These types of dental […]

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