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Are Dental Implants Ruined by Teeth Grinding?

Are Dental Implants Ruined by Teeth Grinding

Dental implants are the ideal solution for patients with missing teeth who would like a permanent fix. But dental implants don’t work for every situation. They are intended to last a long time, and while they’re much stronger than bridges, they aren’t immune to damage, especially during the healing process, and that’s when teeth grinding can play a negative […]

Common Types of Bone Grafting for Oral Surgery

common types of bone grafting for oral surgery

Dental bone grafting plays an important role in the success of countless oral surgery procedures. A graft is a portion of bone, either from the patient or another source, placed into the jaw to correct functional or cosmetic issues resulting from bone loss or reabsorption. If you’re preparing for oral surgery such as getting dental implants, your surgeon may have recommended bone […]

How Soon After Dental Implants Can I Go Back to Work?

How Soon After Dental Implants Can I Go Back to Work

Dental implants help you smile — wide, and with confidence. They can make you feel like you can take on the world! But you have to heal first. Dental implant surgery recovery time is dependent on the individual. The extent of the procedure, how your body responds and how you handle discomfort will influence whether you can go back to work immediately […]

Early Jaw Surgery Preparation Supports the Recovery Process

Early Jaw Surgery Preparation Supports the Recovery Process

Jaw surgery is not an easy, run-of-the-mill procedure. Patients must begin preparing months in advance in most cases, then they need time to recover. While you may be able to eat, talk and get back to your normal routine in about six weeks depending on the type of procedure you have, full healing takes nine months to a year. […]

Should You Get Dental Implants for Missing Molars?

should you get dental implants for missing molars

Dental implants are usually the best solution for missing teeth. But is it always true for molars? Many patients believe missing molars are no big deal. But at Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we see every day why dental implants are the best solution for missing molars. How Many Teeth Do You Need? A typical human has 32 teeth, […]