Dental Implants: Education is Key for Patients and Dentists

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Infinity Medical Group, a dental healthcare development company, recently announced that one of its affiliate clinics has incorporated the Dental Implant Partners Concept. CNN Money reports that the new venture is designed to provide training that will allow the clinic to provide high-level dental implant procedures to existing patients while also attracting a greater number of new dental implant clients.

Clinics and education like this are an important and necessary addition to the landscape of cosmetic dentistry. Millions of patients suffer tooth loss because of tooth decay, injury, or gum disease. Unlike in years past, dental bridges and dentures are no longer the only options for replacing missing teeth. Many cosmetic dentists now offer dental implants as a more permanent and secure solution to correct the problem of missing teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Gum Disease Compromises General Health – Pregnancy, Diabetes and More

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According to WMFE News, the Orange County Health Department in Florida recently announced a $100,000 grant to help fight gum disease in pregnant women and those who may become pregnant. Studies have found a relationship between gum disease and premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. The grant comes from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and will be used to help about 300 women find affordable dental care.

Pregnant women are not the only ones a risk when it comes to gum disease and health complications. Research shows a connection between gum disease and chronic conditions, such as heart disease, respiratory infections, and diabetes.

Defining Gum Disease

Necessity of Dental Crowns

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BSN Stock Photo Dental crowns, also known as “caps”, are dental restorations made of natural looking porcelain designed to cover one or more natural teeth to improve a patient’s smile. In some cases where additional strength is needed, a metal shell may underlay the porcelain.

A dental crown may be necessary to correct:

• Worn out old fillings
• Fractured or chipped teeth
• Poorly shaped or positioned teeth
• Stained teeth

Dental crowns are also used when:

Dental Crowns: All You Need To Know

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Has extensive wear and tear damaged your tooth to the point that its functionality is compromised? Than you need to consider a dental crown. A dental crown is essentially a cap placed over your tooth to:

• Prevent further damage
• Serve as a shell for a cracked tooth
• Replace a crown
• Allow a damaged tooth to regain functionality

Do I Need A Dental Crown?

While options such as porcelain veneers are another route you can take to prevent further tooth decay or repair a damaged tooth, if excessive damage has compromised your oral health, dental crowns are your only course of action. This is because unlike other smile restoration procedures, dental crowns provide a more fortified foundation for your teeth. Instances when this is required are:

Causes of Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease affects as many as 50 percent of all dental patients. The disease is caused by a bacterial infection that manifests in the gums and if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss or more serious health issues.

Types of Gum Disease
Most periodontal disease can be caused by poor oral hygiene. It’s painless and can be easily ignored or misdiagnosed by the patient. Regular check-ups and cleanings are the best preventative solution against gum disease. The following are the most common forms and symptoms of periodontal disease:

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