What Is a Sinus Lift?

A sinus lift, or sinus augmentation, is a surgical procedure that improves the placement of an implanted tooth. Some people need dental implants but do not have enough bone support for an implant due to bone loss. A sinus lift can help because it increases the bone in your upper jaw by adding bone to the…

Tooth Implants: What is All-on-4?

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The “All-on-4” dental implant method is sold by Nobel Biocare. It’s a brand name for both the actual posts and the implantation technique. Four implants are placed in one jaw (upper or lower). The four teeth implants to support the fixed (non-removable) denture. How is the All-on-4 system different than conventional implants? The primary difference…

Can I Get a Metal-Free Tooth Implant?

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Many Lafayette dental patients are turning to metal-free dentistry. Instead of amalgam fillings, they choose composite and porcelain restorations. Non-metal fillings and crowns can be matched precisely to your natural tooth color. Some people are sensitive to the metals used in standard fillings. Non-metal materials can prevent potential tooth sensitivity. Controversy Over Whether Dental Amalgam is Toxic…

Will a Dental Implant Cause a Problem With Airport Security?

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Airport security checks might be necessary, but they can be a major annoyance. Emptying your pockets. Pulling your laptop out of your carry-on. Taking your shoes off. Some individuals considering whether to get an implant may wonder if it will affect airport security. Let’s answer the questions frequently asked about dental implant procedures and airport…

The Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures

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Are you trading your traditional dentures for implant-stabilized dentures? Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide various advantages over standard dentures. Secure in the mouth—no slipping Provides up to 100% natural chewing function Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate This helps wearers taste food more easily. (Hooray!) More comfortable When dentures are fixed…