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How Does Smoking Affect Dental Implants?

Millions of Americans suffer from missing teeth. A great method to replace a missing tooth is with a procedure called dental implants. Monrovia patients get a wide variety of benefits with dental implants over other options like bridges and dentures. While dental implants are a terrific way to restore your teeth, patients who smoke may be at a greater risk for several problems than patients......
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3 Consequences of Not Addressing Extracted Teeth

While it is always the goal to save our patients’ natural teeth, there are certain cases when extracting (removing) the tooth is the best course of action. With extreme decay, infection, or trauma, removing the tooth entirely is sometimes the only route to go. When a tooth is removed, the next question is how to replace it? One of the best methods for replacing an......
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I Have Dental Implants: Can I Still Get Cavities?

If you are about to have an infected tooth extracted in Monrovia, or have suffered a tooth injury and lost your tooth, you probably have several questions about dental implants. What are dental implants made of? How do I take good care of my dental implants? And can dental implants still get cavities? Dental Implants Cannot Get Cavities! One of the benefits that Monrovia patients......
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How Often Do I Need to Check Up On My Dental Implants?

Getting dental implants is a long process, which typically takes 4 to 6 months. First, you have to have your permanent tooth or teeth extracted. Next, Monrovia dentist Dr. Q will make temporary restorations of your teeth, so you don’t have to walk around toothless during your dental implants process. You will then be referred to a trusted dental implant surgeon to place the dental......
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Do Dental Implants Last a Lifetime?

For many people who are considering options to replace their permanent teeth due to tooth extraction or damage, whether that is with dentures, dental bridges or dental implants, they often ask, “How long do these various things last? Will they last a lifetime?” One of the main benefits of dental implants is that with proper oral hygiene and care, they can last for several decades......
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Is An Implant Better Than A Bridge?

When it comes to dental procedures, people usually go for the ones that do not involve complex methods and are not very expensive. Choosing an implant over a bridge is therefore a difficult decision because implants require surgery and may be quite expensive in certain cases. However, dental implants are much more effective than bridges in the long run and are also better in terms......
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Advantages Of Implants Vs Fixed Bridges

A dental implant is the surgical placement of a fixture in the jaw and its osseointegration with the jawbone to produce an artificial tooth replacement which forms a structural and functional connection between the living bone and the implant. The abutment is the part screwed to the fixture, providing a sufficient platform above the gum line to retain the prosthesis by means of cement or......
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