January 29th, 2016 | General | 2 Comments

Dental bridge: what is it and when to get one?

A Dental Bridge is one the many tools a dentist has on their repertoire to replace missing teeth, this particular procedure is specially designed to replace several adjacent missing teeth without having to place several implants. Here is how it works; the dentist prepares what we call “abutments”, think of them...

December 15th, 2015 | General | Comments Off on A word of advice on Mini-implants

A word of advice on Mini-implants

Mini-implants can be extremely problematic, let me give two examples from patients who recently came to Los Algodones. The first one had 10 mini-implants placed on the upper arch and a full reconstruction done to the mouth, unfortunately the procedure came loose in less than a year, logically; the patient was...

November 26th, 2015 | General | Comments Off on The side-effects of dentures

The side-effects of dentures

One of the first things people will tell you when you lose a set of teeth is to get a denture as fast as possible, since not getting one could lead to bone loss and other health related issues, well, the truth is a little more complex than that. Dentures and...

November 17th, 2015 | General | 5 Comments

What is Bone grafting and why do dentist use it?

You might have read in blogs or heard from a friend that dentists may use a procedure called bone grafting or bone regeneration. While the name might seem scary at first, the truth is that it’s one of the safest and most painless procedures a patient can go through, but...

April 18th, 2015 | General | Comments Off on CT Scan

CT Scan

Computed tomography (CT) dental cone beam is a special type of X-ray machine used in situations where dental X-rays or standard facial are not sufficient. This technique is not used routinely, because the radiation exposure from this browser is significantly higher than that of the ordinary X-ray. See the Security page for more information on x-rays.

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