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Dr. Michael Lutwin, DDS and Dr. Ron Quade, DDS

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Considering an Implant to Improve Your Quality of Life? What a New Study Has to Say

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Millions of people are affected by tooth loss; some estimates say that over 100 million people are missing at least one tooth and more than 36 million have no teeth.

Full and partial dentures have long been the go-to treatment for missing teeth, but today we also have dental implants, a tooth replacement option that is most like your natural teeth. Since the implant post is rooted in your jaw, whatever restoration that’s attached – crown, bridge, or dentures – is held securely in place.

Dental Implants and Quality of Life

Knowing you’re one of the millions dealing with tooth loss doesn’t offer much comfort when day in and day out you deal ...

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5 Reasons Why Dental Implants Are So Popular

While you may have only recently heard about dental implants, you may know they’re innovative, but they’re not new. The first implant was placed in 1965, which means they have been in use for over 50 years! In that time, millions of patients have enjoyed their benefits to the point that they’re now referred to as the “gold standard” for tooth replacement.

What Is A Dental Implant?

First, it's helpful to understand what implants are and how they work. The easiest way to think of implants is that they replace your entire tooth, from root to crown. A small titanium post is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal and integrate ...

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You Should Know These Facts about Dental Implants

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Dental implants have been in practical use for decades and have restored the smiles of millions of people. However, in a recent study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), researchers found that 25% of the patients surveyed never even heard of dental implants!

Implant Facts You Should Know

Considering the tremendous benefit they offer compared to other tooth replacements, we believe that everyone should at least have a basic understanding of implants. They are the preferred method for replacing teeth, so at some point, you may consider an implant for yourself. Here are a few things you need to know before you do:

  • Implants are made of titanium – Half of ...

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What You Need to Know if You Smoke and Want Dental Implants

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Aside from ruining your appearance, missing teeth lead to a host of dental problems. Fortunately, dental implants have had a tremendously positive effect on the lives of patients with missing teeth. They are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they so closely mimic the function and appearance of a natural tooth.

Smoking and Dental Implants

If you smoke more than a pack of cigarettes a day, there are a few things you need to know before deciding if implants are right for you.

  • Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants placed at our Kauai dental office become a permanent part of your dental anatomy. The implant gains its stability when the titanium ...

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