Category: dental implants

How Implant Restoration Can Restore Your Smile

It is estimated that approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. This is a cause of embarrassment for some people. However, your smile consists of more than just your visible teeth. It includes their roots that offer support when you bite or chew. Your jawbone… Read more »

Dental Implants: Are You Ready Today?

It can feel like a huge undertaking to announce that today is the day you’re ready for dental implants if you’re not really certain about what to expect. When you do know what you’re going to be looking forward to, it’s often simple to just say, “Sure! Let’s move forward!” As a result, we encourage… Read more »

Dental Implants: Let’s Review The Parts

When you hear friends discussing choosing dental implants, you may think to yourself that this term refers to a single item that replaces an entire tooth. While it is absolutely accurate that implants are the only prosthetic to guide you toward complete tooth replacement (from the root to the crown), it’s not true that this… Read more »

Stop Wishing and Start Completing Your Smile

While your grandkids are busy making their perfect Christmas lists, you’re probably just excited to spend a little extra time with them this holiday season. But if that extra time will be filled with insecurity because of a missing tooth, it’s time to tackle your own, adult Christmas list. Lucky for you, it doesn’t require… Read more »

It’s Just One Missing Tooth. Not A Problem. Right?

Actually any amount, from one to several, missing teeth can present a host of problems. The first and most noticeable issue for the patient is that it becomes more difficult to chew. Just one missing or broken tooth affects your ability to chew and what types of foods you can eat. It is harder to… Read more »

Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Which Tooth Replacement is Right for You?

Losing your teeth isn’t the end of the line! If you’ve lost some, most, or all of your natural teeth, you may have given up on laughing when you please, eating your favorite foods, and speaking without feel self-conscious. Life should be lived to its fullest, and replacing your missing teeth with natural, durable, and… Read more »

Quiz: What are Your Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

For many people, losing teeth can be a source of embarrassment, hurting their overall appearance. In addition, missing teeth can endanger the health and stability of the smile. Fortunately, a number of options exist for replacing lost teeth and returning smiles to full function, health, and beauty.

From Chaos Comes Order: How Dental Implants Help When Your Mouth’s a Mess

Reading about dental implants online is a little like reading the blurb on the back of a book: it gives you a general impression of what’s going to happen, but the little details and nuances are left out. For instance, most dentistry websites give the impression that dental implants are only a solution for replacing… Read more »

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Receiving a Dental Implant

Step One: Determining Implant Candidacy If you are interested in receiving a dental implant from your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, the first step is to determine whether or not you are a good candidate to receive a dental implant. Tooth loss can cause the jawbone to atrophy in the area of the lost… Read more »

Ankeny, IA Dentist Explains the Benefits of Dental Implants

Many Americans tend to suffer tooth loss during their adult lives. Typically, if the tooth is in a portion of the mouth that no one will see, most people won’t find a tooth replacement. However, regardless of location, a missing tooth can lead to number of oral issues, including more tooth loss. In the following… Read more »