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Eccella – Dental Implant Surgery to Improve Your Smile

It is likely that sooner or later you will sustain damage to your teeth due to an accident, decay, or just the rigors of using your teeth in daily life. If you damage or lose a tooth, you should consider replacing it with one of the many options available. Dentures were the most popular tooth replacement option years ago, but dental implants have taken over because they provide more support and a more natural look and feel. By consulting a qualified dentist who can offer advice and guidance about the procedure of dental implants, you will know whether dental implant surgery is right for you. The following paragraphs include an overview of the dental implant process, possible problems, and the benefits of dental implant surgery. Eccella The Dental Implant Process Dental implants are not for everyone. You must be in good oral health and have enough healthy bone to support the dental implants. Your dentist will examine your teeth and take x-rays and molds of your teeth after an initial consultation. You must provide your dentist with a list of the prescription and non-prescription medications you take and you must answer several other vital medical questions, as dental implants typically require three surgical procedures. After a dose of local anesthesia, your dentist will make a small incision into your gum to uncover the bone in your jaw during your first dental implant surgery. Your dentist will drill a hole into the bone and will then place the dental implant before stitching the gum closed around the implant. Your dentist will usually take x-rays to ensure the proper placement of the implant. During the next few months, the bone slowly attaches to the implant. Once the bone has attached to the implant, your dentist will perform the second phase of the dental implant surgery by providing you with local anesthesia and making another small incision to expose the dental implant. Your dentist will replace the protective screw installed during the first surgery with an abutment. After healing for a few weeks, your dentist will install a bridge or crown during the third and final phase of dental implant surgery. Potential Problems Any dentist will agree that dental implant surgery often comes with problems or complications, many easily remediable. For instance, the implant may not attach to the bone adequately or you may get an infection. Another potential problem is the dentist…

Find A Good Family Dentist

A family dentist is an important health care provider for most individuals and families. After all, a family dentist is trusted with keeping both you and your children in good health, and good oral health goes beyond dental checkups and semi-annual cleanings. A good dentist needs to be available to handle dental emergencies as well as also being able to perform oral surgery and procedures such as root canals and fillings. The most common way of finding a family dentist is through your dental insurance. In fact, most dental plans require that you get your dental care from dentists on a list of preferred providers. In this case, your decision is a bit simpler, but there is more to finding a dental care provider than simply checking out a few dentists that are on a list of preferred dental care  You will first need to make an appointment to meet the dentist and discuss your family's dental care needs. In addition, you will need to evaluate the dentist's chair-side manner and his willingness to listen to your questions and concerns. You should also evaluate the dental office environment and the attitude of the staff and other office employees. It is also important to evaluate how the family dentist interacts with your child and just as importantly, how your child feels around the dentist. Even though a family dentist claims to offer pediatric dental services not all dentists are good with kids. Also, pay close attention to how either the dentist or dental hygienist cleans your teeth. Does he/she do a thorough job and are they careful not to hurt you or your child in the process? Your friends and family members as well as co-workers can also help you find a family dentist by recommending someone that they know. Another good place to look is online. With recent enhancements to local search listings such as Google Places and the Bing Business Portal you can find a list of local dental care providers tailored to your area complete with contact information, working hours, and even patient reviews. The customer reviews can be extremely valuable when evaluating any service provider, just be wary of any reviews that sound as if they might come from the dentist himself. These kinds of reviews often are non-specific and over praise the business. A final note about dental insurance; be aware of the difference between…