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Will Tooth Transplantation Replace Dental Implants?

A new center for tooth transplantation at the University of North Carolina has inspired excitement about the prospects of this approach to replacing missing teeth. However exciting this approach might seem, it is likely only good for limited cases and will never be a replacement for dental implants. What Is Tooth Transplantation? [...]

Are Dental Implants Always Better Than Bridges?

If you have lost a tooth, it’s important to replace it. Otherwise, your other teeth may drift and your oral health may suffer. We usually have three options to replace a missing tooth: dentures, dental bridges and dental implants. Dentures are an old strategy for tooth replacement, one with numerous drawbacks. But dental bridges and [...]

How Many Dental Implants Do You Need?

If you are looking to replace one missing tooth, it’s easy to answer this question: you need one implant to replace one missing tooth. But if you are trying to replace multiple teeth, or even a full arch of teeth, the question gets more complicated. And if you are looking at [link [...]

Getting Dental Implants Is Different for Young Adults

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option. They are most like your natural teeth in form, appearance, and function. However, if you are a child, teen, or young adult, there are challenges to getting dental implants. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not worth it to get implants, but we do [...]

More People Are Candidates for Dental Implants Than Ever

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available. However, in the past, not everyone has been considered a candidate for this procedure, in part because of other health conditions. But as our understanding of dental implants has improved, we now understand that more people are candidates for dental implants than we thought in the [...]