Dental Implants

Super Erupted Teeth Can Be Damaged or Lost

Our teeth have two parts. There’s the top, called the crown, which is made of highly attractive enamel. The enamel is highly attractive, and it’s durable, capable of holding up to the daily stresses of exposure, including attacks by acid from food, drink, and oral bacteria. But in super eruption (also called overeruption), [...]

Dental Implant Health Should Be Measured Differently, Study Says

Dental implants are very similar to natural teeth in many ways. They look and function like natural teeth. They are cared for very similar to natural teeth. But they’re not exactly the same as natural teeth. The direct connection between the implant and the bone is a different structure than the ligament [...]

Why It’s Important That Your Dentists Work Closely Together on Implants

At Rice Dentistry, we have invited periodontist Dr. Nicolas Ravon to work as our in-house specialist on dental implants. Some dentists place their own implants. We believe that it’s important to give our patients the benefit of a specialist’s expertise on a procedure as complicated as dental implants. Other [...]

Can Ceramic Crowns Conceal Metal Roots of Dental Implants?

We’ve said it before: dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement. They can look just like natural teeth because they are anchored in the jawbone, supporting themselves instead of being connected to neighboring teeth or to a plastic base like bridges or partial dentures. They [...]

Does HIV Affect Dental Implant Survival?

Thanks to modern treatments, people with HIV can expect to live what most would consider a normal lifespan. With increasing life expectancy, long-term dental treatments like dental implants seem more attractive. Under normal circumstances, dental implants have a success rate that nears 100% and a proven functional life of up to 50 [...]

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