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Five Common Misconceptions About Dental Implants

January 6, 2016

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 7:22 pm

Our blog of the week will focus on dental implants and the common myths and misconceptions associated with them. Most patients have multiple questions when it comes to dental implants, and we are here today to focus on some of the most important questions and concerns that patients present with. The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness has published multiple patient guides related to dental implants, surgical, and restorative procedures. Most of the articles contain some confusing dental jargon that may be difficult for patients to understand. Today, we would like to address some of the most common misconceptions related to dental implants so that you can make an informed and educated decision when you decide to have dental implant treatment completed for you or for any of your family members.


A Fixed Replacement for Missing Teeth: Dental Implants

August 17, 2015

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 9:08 pm

In our blog this week, we would like to dive into the topic of dental implants and talk about the various ways that they can be used to replace missing teeth. According to the American Dental Association, some of the largest technological advances in dentistry in the past 40 years have been related to dental implants. Many patients complain about the difficulties that they encounter when adapting to life with removable appliances, including complete dentures and partial dentures. We are here today to talk about some of the different ways that dental implants can be used to improve both dental health and overall quality of life. (more…)

Dental Implants are the Present and Future of Tooth Replacement

January 8, 2015

Filed under: Dental Implants,Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 10:02 pm

At Ponte Vedra Complete Dentistry, we are dedicated to educating Ponte Vedra and surrounding communities about oral health issues. In today’s blog, we feel it necessary to discuss dental implants. If you would like to read more about a wide variety of dental topics, feel free to check our or past blog topics.


Are You Missing Teeth? What are Your Options to Replace Missing Teeth?

February 19, 2014

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , , , — pontevedra @ 1:26 am

Are you missing teeth?  Does this make it more difficult to chew or speak?  Do these teeth show when you smile?  Teeth are lost due to many different reasons.  Trauma, decay, systemic complications, and other reasons can leave a person without one or more teeth.  Your dentist cares about your existing teeth and one of the primary goals in dentistry is the retention of the healthy natural teeth.  When teeth are already missing, however, whats done is done.  Here we will discuss several different treatments that are available for you from your dentist. (more…)

A More In-Depth Look into Dental Implants

October 16, 2013

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: , — pontevedra @ 1:58 am

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a dental procedure and apparatus specifically designed to replace individual teeth.  The result is a natural looking tooth crown.  Implants are made of several individual elements; the actual implant which is integrated into the maxillary and mandibular bones, an abutment which is designed to fit on top of the portion of the titanium that can be seen above the gumline, and finally the artificial tooth looking crown.  The crown is designed to look exactly like the missing natural tooth and is formulated by your restorative dentist and then attached onto the abutment.   The final product will give the appearance of anatomy as well as the physiology of the natural teeth.  The key ingredient in the success of dental implants is osseointegration.  Osseointegration is a process involving the natural existing bone growing up to the surface of the titanium implant.  Titanium has been chosen by dentists as the key material for implants due to it’s osseointegrative properties. (more…)