Our office will resume normal dental appointments on June 3. CLICK HERE to schedule online.

Our office will resume normal dental appointments on June 3. CLICK HERE to schedule online.

Category: Implants

Podcast – What Happens with Bone Loss and Sinus Dropping?

One of the serious consequences or side effects of losing a tooth is the jaw bone erodes over time. In the lower jaw, bone melts away and develops into a curved area where the tooth once was. In the upper jaw, bone loss occurs from both sides of where the tooth was, the top area called the crest, and the bottom area which is the floor of the sinus.

All Zirconia Implants

With dental implants becoming more popular and prevalent, and implant education readily available on the internet, patients can do their own research and hear from friends and family how their implant treatment went.

One area of contention is all-zirconia implants. Dental implants are typically made of titanium alloy. But some dentists place implants made of zirconia.

Why would they do this? you ask? Zirconia implants are white, while titanium implants are dark gray and look like a traditional metal. There can be major problems with zirconia implants, though, that might not make them suitable for implant treatment.

Podcast – All Zirconia Implants

With dental implants becoming more popular and prevalent, and implant education readily available on the internet, patients can do their own research and hear from friends and family how their implant treatment went.

One area of contention is all-zirconia implants. Dental implants are typically made of titanium alloy. But some dentists place implants made of zirconia.

Why would they do this? you ask? Zirconia implants are white, while titanium implants are dark gray and look like a traditional metal. There can be major problems with zirconia implants, though, that might not make them suitable for implant treatment.

7 Things You Need To Know About Dental Implants

Getting dental implants nowadays is a fairly straightforward procedure, but there are still some things you need to know before selecting the right dentist for your dental implant. Here are the top things you need to know about dental implants from your Shelby implant expert, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver, at Great Lakes Dentistry.

01: General Dentists Can Place Dental ImplantsDental Implants Dentist

It’s very possible for general dentists to learn the principles and techniques to place dental implants. When implants were first being used in dentistry, they were very difficult to place and required lengthy surgery. That is definitely not the case today. Our approach at Great Lakes Dentistry in Shelby gives us the skills and information needed to properly identify the correct patients who are appropriate for dental implant treatment.