Osteoporosis and Dental Implants

My patients that suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia often ask if they are candidates for dental implants.  My short answer is dental implants result in a better quality of life for osteoporotic women.  There are studies that show women with osteoporosis and dental implants have higher overall satisfaction with their lives as opposed to living with false teeth (dentures) or no restorations at all.  The dentist placing implants needs to take into consideration the simple fact studies show overall satisfaction

Mini Dental Implants

  Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions from my patients regarding mini dental implants and their uses in dentistry today.  In our practice, we rarely use mini dental implants for reasons my colleague and brother-in-law Dr. Brian Davis describes in his recently published article.  This article, “The Truth About Mini Implants”, is about the uses of mini dental implants and some misconceptions that have arisen.  Please enjoy the article  and pass on to anyone that may have questions about the

Adolescents and Oral Health: How to Keep Your Teens Mouth Healthy

In the past we have discussed how to teach your children and yourself to be a great patient, and how to maintain a healthy oral environment. We’ve shared our insights from prenatal to postnatal as well. However, one very important group that seldom is addressed is the Adolescent group. Dentally, this is one of the most important age groups. These budding individuals are past the age where their parents can help them brush, but not mature enough to keep their