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Dental Implants In Bowmanville | Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants (MDIs) sometimes referred to as small diameter or narrow diameter implants (SDIs or NDIs), are dental implants that are smaller than the most commonly used dental implant sizes. Mini implants are placed through less-invasive techniques and measure less than 3 millimeters in diameter. Standard implants are slightly larger, usually 3.25 – 5 millimeters in diameter.  Mini Implants are often used to secure a complete lower or loose denture and in patients who are not candidates for traditional dental implant surgery. Typically, the procedure takes only one appointment and can be completed within 2-hours. With heads that are shaped like a ball, the implants protrude from the gum tissue where they will provide a secure anchor for your dentures. Metal housings that carry a rubber O-ring will be inserted into the bottom of your dentures. When your dentist seats the dentures on the mini dental implants, the O-ring…

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Sep 28, 2014 by
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Pregnancy and your Oral Health

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. Research has indicated that women with periodontal disease may be at risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, such giving birth to a pre-term or low-birth weight baby. Periodontal disease is a chronic, bacteria-induced, inflammatory condition that attacks the gum tissue and in more severe cases, the bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can lead to tooth loss and has been associated with other systemic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Other symptoms include gums that bleed with tooth brushing or eating, gums that are pulling away from the teeth, bad breath, and loose teeth. Several research studies have suggested…

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Sep 14, 2014 by
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