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Will Dental Implants Affect My Speech?

A: Typically not. The patient at that point had already had a missing tooth or a tooth that was beyond repair. So, maybe we had to pull it and put an implant in—but either way, they don’t typically affect your speech. Occasionally, we hear people saying, “I can feel air kind of blowing through,” or…

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Are Dental Implants Permanent?

A: Dental implants when done right, offer long, long, long-term solutions. When I hear the word permanent, I think lifetime. So, when someone gets an implant, we would never promise them a lifetime. However, I’ve seen implants, 20 years later; still in a patient functioning absolutely perfectly. So, to me that’s permanent. Knowing that we…

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What Are Dental Implants Made Of?

A: They are typically made out of titanium—there’s some other various metal components to them. Titanium implants are what anchor into the bone and allows for micromotion. That titanium represents natural root structure as close as we possibly can. Then, talking about how we restore an implant—we also put an abutment and then a fake…

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What Are Dental Implants?

A: Dental implants are basically a dental procedure to restore teeth that are missing. When we say the term “dental implant,” what we’re actually talking about is the screw—the implant portion, that goes into the bone. So, that’s stage one of what most people call dental implants because ultimately we have to restore that implant.…

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What is TMJ?

A: TMJ is a problem that people get right here in this joint (at the mandible). Patients will talk about having popping, clicking or their jaw locking up sometimes. It’s a very painful disorder and basically, it’s usually arthritis in the joint. No different than you might have in your knee joint or hip joint.…

Is A Veneer Permanent?

A: It is a permanent solution, but I would never call it a lifetime solution. In dentistry, most of the time, the teeth God gave us don’t even last a lifetime. So, to expect something that’s put in at a dentist’s office to last a lifetime, I think is unrealistic. However, it is a permanent…