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: Oral surgery

Podcast – Sectioning Teeth During Extractions

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.

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.

Podcast – Consequences of Losing a Tooth

Sometimes, a patient comes into my office in so much pain that the only thing they want is for me to extract their tooth. It’s hard to evaluate your options clearly if you’re in severe pain. There are lots of consequences of having a tooth extracted, leaving you with a space.

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.