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Dental Implants

Learn about dental implants and what to expect at your visit to the dentist.
Dental Implant Photo Gallery
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of dental implants and the stages of having dental implants placed.
Dental Photo Gallery
This dental photo gallery will show you various pictures of different dental conditions.
What is a Dental Implant?
Describes what a dental implant is and why you might need one.
What is a Prosthodontist?
Describes what a prosthodontist is and what they do.
What is an Oral Surgeon?
Explains what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon is as well as what an oral and maxillofacial surgeon does.
Smiles Replacing Surgery
Dr. Steven D. Spitz, founder and principal of Smileboston™ Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, explains the various dental options available that will make a distinct difference in the facial structure of an individual in conjunction with, or in lieu of, traditional cosmetic surgery. Small changes revitalize that youthful look creating the illusion of a facelift while strengthening the bone for years.
Research Summary: Dental Implants
Dental implants are very small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the bone to provide a secure foundation for artificial teeth. An appointment to get dental implants is usually done in two surgical procedures within about 3 - 6 months of each other. According to abc7news.com, some dentists are now able to do dental implants in a one hour office visit.
Bone Loss: The Ultimate Consequence of Missing Teeth
When teeth are missing for an extended time, bone loss will occur. Learn about bone loss and the advantages of dental implants used in tooth replacement therapy.

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