Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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...Lomen’s professional experience includes providing general dentistry, endodontic procedures, and restorative implants with the OHSU School of Dentistry Dental Clinic from 2009 to 2011...

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Questions About Dental Services in Stockton, Lodi, CA or Sparks, NV We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Stockton...

The Mouth-Body Connection
...Dental implants can address these issues by restoring normal tooth function and stimulating the jawbone with an artificial tooth root...

General and Restorative Dentistry
...While we offer several effective tooth replacement options, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants, nothing is stronger or more functional than a natural tooth...

Dentures
...To keep your prosthetics firmly in place, allowing them to feel and function like natural teeth, your full or partial denture can be attached to a few dental implants placed in the jawbone...

Dental Implants
Preserving Bone Health With Implants Dental implants are titanium rods that are placed in the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth, taking the place of a natural tooth root...

Full Mouth Restoration
...For missing teeth, they will replace them with bridges, dentures, or implants so that your mouth can function optimally...

Actor Ed Helms' Tooth-Yanking Trick: It Was a Dental Implant!
...” Dear Doctor also has more on “Teenagers & Dental Implants...

Patient Resources
... Brushing Flossing Fluoride Facts Mouth Rinses Sealants X-Rays Denture Care Emergency Care Prevention Tips for Children Women and Tooth Care Seniors and Oral Health Nutrition and Your Teeth Dental Problems Abscessed Tooth Bad Breath (halitosis) Bulimia Nervosa Canker/Cold Sores Cavities and Tooth Decay Toothaches Diabetes Dry Mouth Fluorosis Gum Disease (Gingivitis) Impacted/Wisdom Teeth Lacerations and Cuts Oral Cancer Plaque Sensitive Teeth Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Jaw Disorders Treatment Braces (Orthodontia) Sealants Missing Teeth Bridges Crowns Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Dentures Jaw/TMJ Maxillofacial Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers Teeth Whitening Bleaching Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth Implants Grafts Old and Unsightly Fillings Bonding Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Invisalign ® Pain Management Overview Managing Pain Anesthesia Air Abrasion Medications Patient Information Your First Dental Visit Dental Emergencies Your Rights as a Patient Product Reviews Oral Health Products Choosing a Toothbrush Types of Floss Water Picks Mouth Rinses Glossary Links

What's the Right Age for Dental Implants?
Maybe you've seen some marketing material for dental implants featuring smiling, silver-haired seniors...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

The Material Girl and the True Blood Star Flaunt Distinctive Smiles
... The “perfectly imperfect” smile has become an increasingly popular option for people having veneers, cosmetic bonding, or even dental implants...

Considering Bone and Gums Critical to Achieving a Better Smile With Implants
You may be considering dental implants for a lot of reasons: durability, functionality and imperviousness to decay...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
... Tooth Restorations This category covers a wide variety of different methods and materials — like cosmetic bonding, crowns, bridges, and dental implants — which we use to repair or replace teeth that are damaged or missing...

Temporary Tooth Replacement with Flexible Partial Dentures
Modern dentistry offers several great ways to permanently replace missing teeth, including high-tech dental implants and traditional fixed bridgework...

Planning and Preparation are Critical to Dental Implant Success
Dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement systems available...

Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile
...At some point the treatment focus shifts to cosmetic enhancement (which can include implants, crown or bridgework) and periodontal health, to ensure gum tissues that support teeth and gums aren’t compromised by the effects of the cleft or its treatment...

Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better
...From tooth-colored crowns to life-like dental implants, we can turn an embarrassing smile into one you’re confident to show the world...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...Fixed (not removable) bridges are made up of an artificial tooth/teeth fused between two crowns that fit over your existing teeth or dental implants (see below) on either side of the gap...

Cleaning Around Implants Crucial to Protecting Them from Loss
... In fact, implants may be more susceptible to problems from impacted food that becomes wedged between the gums and teeth than their natural counterparts...

Implant-Supported Dentures Provide Better Fit and may Stop Bone Loss
... With this option, two strategically-placed implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone...

Quitting Smoking Decreases Your Risk of Implant Failure
... Taking these steps will greatly increase your chances of being in the vast majority of people who continue to enjoy success with their implants for many years...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Implants can Support a Total Tooth Replacement Restoration
...Implants can also support other restorations including total teeth replacement on a jaw...

Implants
...Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Tobacco
...Smokers treated with dental implants have a greater risk of developing peri-implantitis...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...This is one instance where TADS are beneficial: These mini-implants can eliminate the need to use teeth as anchors, or stabilize a tooth that's being used as such...

Removable Dentures
...The upper jaw requires more implants (generally three or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Bone Grafting
...Implants require good bone volume and density to achieve their excellent functionality and high success rates...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Bone Grafting
...Yes they can! It is very important to maintain bone volume following removal of a tooth so that dental implants remain a viable option for tooth replacement...

Dental Implants FAQs
...In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...By actually becoming a permanent part of the jawbone, dental implants stabilize and stimulate the bone to maintain its volume and density...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
...Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost...

Oral Surgery
...Knocked-out teeth can sometimes be re-implanted, or replaced with dental implants...

Technology
...Tooth replacement took a giant leap forward with the widespread use of dental implants — today's preferred method of replacing teeth...

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