Alternatives to Dental Implants

Although dental implants are an attractive and durable option for replacing a missing tooth or teeth, they are not the best option for every patient. Good candidates for dental implants must have a sound dental foundation to support the implants. This includes having healthy gums and sufficient bone structure in which to anchor [...]

Do I Have Other Options Besides Dentures?

Just mentioning dentures can cause some dental patients to tremble with fear. They would do anything to keep from getting dentures, including sticking with unhealthy, painful, and damaged teeth. And it's no wonder. Traditional dentures have a terrible track record. Many fit poorly, don't stay in the mouth, and make it hard to eat. However, [...]

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 [...]