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Options to Consider When Replacing Missing Teeth

Replace Missing Teeth | Doylestown PA Dentist

Tooth loss in the US is far more prevalent than you might think. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a health survey that shows nearly 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws.

It’s More Than a Gap in Your Smile

To understand why replacing a missing tooth is critical, you should first know that the gap in your smile does a lot more than just affect your psychological well-being and your ability to interact comfortably with others.

Tooth loss can also make it difficult to eat a healthy diet, which leads to poor nutrition. Missing teeth are also linked to systemic diseases such as heart disease ...

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What happens if I lose a tooth?

Dental Implants in Doylestown PA

You or a loved one may lose a permanent tooth (not including wisdom teeth) at some point. Losing just one tooth can set off a cascade of events in your mouth.  The first thing people tend to notice is the physical appearance of missing a tooth.  Within the first month of losing that tooth, you will lose 25% of the bone in that area! This is why a lot of dentists will consider placing a dental implant or place a bone graft to prevent further bone loss.  Even with just a bone graft, after six months the bone will continue to be lost slowly over time if ...

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Should I get a dental implant?

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If you are someone who is missing a tooth, or may need a tooth removed in the future, dental implants are something you may want to consider.  Dental implants are titanium roots that are placed into your jawbone.  An intermediate piece called an abutment is then used to anchor a tooth or crown to the titanium root. Two of the biggest questions I am often asked are: how long does it take, and will it hurt? The length of time it takes for a dental implant relies on several factors. These factors include whether the implant can be placed right away and whether a bone graft will be needed before ...

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Lecture by Dr.Link-Bindo on Implant complications 4/22/15

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Thank you to all who attended my lecture on implant complications.  It was very exciting to show the latest information on implant dentistry with the wonderful Doylestown community.  Also thank you to Straumann, Listerine, and Fort Washington Dental Lab for sponsoring the event and making it all possible.  Lastly I would like to thank the amazing staff at Doylestown Dental Group for attending my lecture and further your knowledge of implant dentistry!  I look forward to sharing more exciting information about prosthetic and implant doylestown pa

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Dental CT Scans Can Show Blockages in the Arteries of Your Neck!

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A large percentage of patients that receive dental implants have a dental CT scan.  This scan is different from a medical CT in the sense that has much less radiation and it only images the head and neck.  Dental professionals use these scans to evaluate bone levels, pathology, virtually plan implant placement, and many other applications.  However, these scans also provide us with other incidental but important information.  

CT Scan Findings

One such finding is the presence of calcifications (build ups of calcified plaque) of the main arteries in the neck (carotid artery).  These calcifications have been linked to increased risk for atherosclerosis, stroke, brain atrophy, and compromised circulation in both ...

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