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Titanium vs. Zirconium

Posted by | Date: January 15, 2018 | Tags:Dental implant, dental crown

Titanium vs. Zirconium

Dental implants are made of three parts: an artificial tooth root or dental implant, and a crown, which is connected to the implant by an abutment. The abutment and the dental implant are always made of a titanium alloy, as this is what the bones accept and can integrate, but the crown can be made of two different materials. The outer layer of a dental crown is always porcelain, but the inner structure can be either zirconium or titanium. Although the difference in price is readily apparent, the difference between these two materials is not. Allow us to shed some light on the mystery of zirconium vs. titanium.

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Brush your teeth at least twice a day

Posted by | Date: January 05, 2018 | Tags:dental hygiene, oral hygiene

Brush your teeth at least twice a day

One of the most absolutely indispensable parts of having good oral hygiene is brushing your teeth. This needs to be done with more frequency that most people realise: you need to brush your teeth at the very least two times a day, but perhaps three is the ideal amount of brushing. Below is an explanation of why you need to brush at least twice, and what can happen if you do not.

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The Age Factor

Posted by | Date: December 25, 2017 | Tags:dental imlpants

The Age Factor

Dental implants are a major investment, and you should really think about the ramifications of dropping the money that is needed to get them. The procedure is also quite invasive and requires the patient to be healthy. But is there an age limit to getting dental implants? Is there a certain age above which it is simply not worth it, or flat out impossible to get them? When is it time to say ‘no thanks’? This and much more is answered in our article below.

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Gum Recession With Dental Implants

Posted by | Date: December 18, 2017 | Tags:gums, dental implant, gum recession, teeth

Gum Recession With Dental Implants

Receding gums are bad news. Whether caused by periodontitis, lifestyle choices such as smoking and alcoholism, or just a dryness of the mouth, it endangers the health of your teeth by exposing the cementum - which is prone to decay and lacks enamel - to the open air. It is also a problem for dental implants, whether you are thinking of getting some or already have a few, as the tiny titanium screws can become exposed and fail. Here is what you need to know if you have receding gums.

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Peri-implantitis, the ticking time bomb

Posted by | Date: December 05, 2017 | Tags:dental implants, peri-implantitis

Peri-implantitis, the ticking time bomb

Dental implants are the only way to replace an entire missing tooth, with all of its parts, including the tooth root. This is important because only if the entire tooth is replaced can the condition of tooth loss be stopped otherwise, if there is no tooth root, the alveolus starts to disintegrate, leading to a loosening of the rest of your teeth as well. But dental implants are not altogether free from negative side effects either. Just recently, an unfavourable aspect has been uncovered, and it’s called peri-implantitis.

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What to Look For In A Dental Implantologist

Posted by | Date: November 25, 2017 | Tags:

What to Look For In A Dental Implantologist

A dental implantologist, commonly referred to as an implant dentist is the kind of dentist who has had extensive training in placing, removing and dealing with dental implants. These dentists have taken a specialisation course to move to the field of oral surgery, and within that learn the techniques and the skills necessary to be able to handle dental implants. These are highly specialised people, and need to be able to produce the credentials for their specialisation. Here are the things to look for in an implant dentist.

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Dental implant supported dentures

Posted by | Date: November 15, 2017 | Tags:dental implant, dentures, tooth teeth dental impant supported dentures

Dental implant supported dentures

Patients who wear dentures, either removable ones or ones that are adhered to the mouth, know that life with dentures is not always easy. They can fall out, need to be adjusted from time to time as they tend to become uncomfortable when the shape of the mouth changes, can cause denture sores and be unclean, and cannot stop the loss of remaining teeth. There is a way to get around all of these problems, with a dental implant supported denture.

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Why Can’t I Get Dental Implants If I Have Diabetes?

Posted by | Date: November 05, 2017 | Tags:dental implants, tooth, dental implantation, teeth, diabete

Why Can’t I Get Dental Implants If I Have Diabetes?

Dental implants are the only way to properly replace a missing tooth, that is, to replace all and every single part of the tooth. Unfortunately, certain pre-existing medical conditions - almost always chronic health problems - make it impossible, or unadvisable to undergo dental implantation. Some of these are straightforward and can be understood at once: problems of the bones like osteoporosis that make it impossible, or haemophilia, where the blood just keeps coming are in this category. But some conditions are not intuitive at all, and diabetes is one of them. It is unadvisable to get dental implants if you have diabetes. But why?

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Dental Implants In The Long Run

Posted by | Date: October 25, 2017 | Tags:dental implant, tooth, teeth, dental, peri-implantitis, problems dental implants

Dental Implants In The Long Run

Dental implants are known as a permanent solution to the problem of tooth loss. They are known to stay good for a decade or so after placement and are the only known method of tooth replacement that stops tooth loss as a condition from getting worse, and replaces every aspect of the tooth, both functionally and aesthetically. But is it really a permanent solution? How will the same dental implant look in twenty years, for example? What can go wrong over time? This article seeks to explain a little about the expected life of dental implants, how long they should last and how to care for them to get the most out of them.

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Zirconium

Posted by | Date: October 15, 2017 | Tags:zirconium, dental, implant, abroad

Zirconium

There are many buzz words and hype terms used online for marketing purposes, which makes it difficult to know when something you read on the internet makes sense and is worth the hype. Zirconium is one of these things. Not everyone is sure what it is, why it’s good, but most people know that dental crowns are made of it, and that it is more expensive than the “old” sort of crowns. In this article I wish to speak a little about zirconium; what it is, how it is used and what the benefits of it are.

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