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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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Bowmanville Dental Implants, Tooth replacement options

In today’s case, a healthy 26 year old female presents with loose Maryland bridge that was previously replacing her upper left tooth which was missing from birth. A Maryland bridge is an artificial tooth that is bonded to the two teeth beside it. The most esthetic and long term solution is a single new dental implant in this area. Minimum bone is present to the sinus floor. The sinus is a hollow area that is above the roots of upper back teeth. When placing an implant in an area of minimum bone, we augment the sinus floor with new bone. This allow for placing an implant of adequate length. Implant placement and final implant crown. The patient was thrilled with the result, we no longer have to worry about food getting caught underneath the old bridge, or problems with flossing of the area underneath the bridge. For your free dental…

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Aug 18, 2014 by
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Immediate Dental Implant Bowmanville

In today’s case we feature an immediate dental implant placed in the upper premolar area. The tooth had previous root canal therapy and crown that unfortunately broke at the gum line level.  The patient was given the choice of tooth removal and immediate dental implant placement.  Three months of healing occured and a new dental implant crown was placed.  The patient was very happy with the final outcome. The advantages of an immediate dental implant are 1)reduced cost of surgery 2) reduced number of surgeries 3) reduced healing period   Can you tell which one is the new artifical tooth?  For your free dental implant consultation , contact us at 905-697-1118

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Aug 17, 2014 by
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Bone augmentation, Sinus lift, Implant Dentist Bowmanville

In today’s case, a healthy 26 year old female presents with loose Maryland bridge that was previously replacing her upper left tooth which was missing from birth. A Maryland bridge is an artificial tooth that is bonded to the two teeth beside it. The most esthetic and long term solution is a single new dental implant in this area. Minimum bone is present to the sinus floor. The sinus is a hollow area that is above the roots of upper back teeth. When placing an implant in an area of minimum bone, we augment the sinus floor with new bone. This allow for placing an implant of adequate length. Implant placement and final implant crown. The patient was thrlled with the result, we no longer have to worry about food getting caught undernath the old bridge, or problems with flossing of the area underneath the bridge. For your free dental…

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Aug 9, 2014 by
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Immediate Dental Implant, Implant Dentist Bowmanville

In today’s case, we discuss the idea of immediate dental implants.  Immediate dental implants are dental implants that are placed at the same time of tooth removal.  There are key criteria that are followed when attempting to place immediate dental implants as the procedure is much more technique sensitive than a traditional dental implant placement. A traditional dental implant would be placed 3-4 months after a tooth is removed and the area heals. With an immediate dental implant, the tooth is removed very carefully and the area is prepared to receive a dental implant at the same time. Advantages of an immediate molar implant: Fits multi-rooted molar socket and allows for immediate placement following extraction Maximizes bone preservation Minimizes need for bone grafting Reduces treatment time The case shown illustrates a dental implant for an upper molar that had previous root canal therapy and unfortunately the tooth developed a crack.  Keep in…

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Jul 25, 2014 by
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