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What Causes Failed Dental Implants Due to Bone Loss?

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Posted on October, 17 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking alternative to dentures and have the potential to last for life. Although properly placed and cared for dental implants have a very high success rate, it is possible for failure to occur. What causes failed dental implants due to bone loss? Here, we explore some common reasons causing… READ MORE

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Are Mini Dental Implants Permanent?

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Posted on September, 7 2023 by G Marlin

Mini dental implants are smaller than regular dental implants and are ideal for areas in the mouth that may not be able to support a traditional implant. Since mini dental implants require less bone for adequate support, people lacking bone in their jaw from tooth loss or osteoporosis may qualify for mini dental implants without… READ MORE

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How Painful Is a Dental Implant?

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Posted on August, 8 2023 by G Marlin

Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing or damaged teeth. The process involves surgically placing a metal post, or implant, into the jawbone, which serves as a secure anchor for a replacement tooth or bridge. When getting a dental procedure, it is natural to wonder if it will be painful. Fortunately, dental implant… READ MORE

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Who Are Good Candidates for All-on-4® Dental Implants?

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Posted on June, 19 2023 by G Marlin

All-on-4® is a restorative procedure in which four or six dental implants are placed instead of replacing all the missing teeth with implants. All-on-4® is designed for people missing most or all of their natural teeth. These four or six dental implants support a prosthesis that looks and functions like your natural teeth. Many dental… READ MORE

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What Type of Dentist Specializes in Dental Implants?

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Posted on June, 6 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

All dentists have received a medical degree, either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD), to become a dentist. However, only about 20% of dentists in the United States are specialists and an even smaller subset are implant specialists [1]. Dentists who are specialists receive years of additional training… READ MORE

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Can a Failing Dental Implant Be Saved or Repaired?

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Posted on May, 1 2023 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants are an excellent investment in your smile that can mimic the appearance, function, and durability of your natural teeth. It is no surprise that dental implants have become a popular tooth replacement option, leading many people to seek dental implants and implant-supported prostheses for their smile. However, not every dental implant lasts (please… READ MORE

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Why Do Some Dental Implants Last Longer Than Others?

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Posted on April, 25 2023 by G Marlin

Dental implants consist of three major components: the implant itself, which is inserted directly into the jawbone, the abutment which connects the implant to the third component, the dental crown. The latter is the only visible portion of the implant assembly,  once the restoration has been completed.  Although the crown on a dental implant may… READ MORE


What Can Patients Expect for Their Dental Implant Treatment?

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Posted on December, 13 2022 by G Marlin

A dental implant is the best tooth replacement option available today. Dental implants not only provide a secure and functional replacement for a missing natural tooth or teeth. They also look and feel natural. They can last a lifetime with proper placement and care.   Many patients have questions about dental implant treatment and what the… READ MORE


What Causes Dental Implant Failure and How Frequent Is It?

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Posted on November, 30 2022 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants and their respective restorations are prone to either gum inflammation, known as peri-implant mucositis, bone loss, known as peri-implantitis, or both. As peri-implant disease progresses, it can ultimately result in the implant(s) being lost. A systematic review and meta-analysis by Atieh et. al. included 1,497 participants and found peri-implant mucositis (gum inflammation) frequency… READ MORE

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Wondering What Factors Can Impact the Cost of Dental Implant Treatment? Here We Provide Some Answers

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Posted on November, 16 2022 by Gerald M. Marlin, DMD, MSD

Dental implants are the most realistic and secure form of restorative dentistry for missing natural teeth. However, since they are the only restorative option that essentially replaces your tooth’s root and can even help prevent bone loss in the jaw. While they can initially be more expensive than other treatments, if performed correctly, they can… READ MORE