Information about dental implants

Information about dental implants

Information about dental implants What does it mean to have a dental implant and when do you need dental implants? A dental implant is a surgical procedure used to replace a missing tooth. A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. There are two types of dental implants that the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo performs, mini dental implants and titanium dental implants. First, there MDI’s or mini dental implants, which is a miniature titanium dental implant that used to stabilize poorly fit or loose dentures. It is significantly thinner than a traditional dental implant. The implants are tiny titanium cylinders which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing.  The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for your new teeth. The titanium screw has a ball shaped head which the tooth snaps into a socket connector that is incorporated into the base of the denture. A rubber O-ring is used inside the socket connector that holds the dentures in place and acts as your natural tooth to performing everyday activities like eating, chewing and talking. Second, there are Titanium Dental Implants, which uses a titanium post anchored into your jawbone. This titanium post acts as your foundation to hold your crown. Titanium Dental Implants are directly connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. It is important to have healthy gums because when the titanium dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone and the new crown is adhesive on, the gums will have to naturally reconnect healthy tissue to the new crown. At the...
Deep Dental Cleaning

Deep Dental Cleaning

Deep Dental Cleaning What is the difference between a regular dental cleaning and deep dental cleaning? Should you have a Deep Dental Cleaning? How often should you get a deep dental Cleaning? Many of these question and more will be answered in this article. At the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo, we specialize in taking care of patients with gum disease that require a deep cleaning. If you are like me, you visit the dentist about 2 to 3 times per year for your regular cleaning. I have always had a problem with my gums and the probing process. My dentist and hygienist always tell me when I have a few deep pockets in my gums. What I didn’t realize, is these deep pockets in my gums can get better each visit when I floss on a regular basis. It is only when I get lazy and only floss a few times a week that I get in trouble on next visit because the gums get worse, not better. Well, now I am paying for my laziness, as I now have to go in for a deep cleaning at The Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo. It’s my own fault for not doing as good of a job as I could have when it comes to my oral hygiene and brushing and flossing my teeth. During these regular visits, you will have x-rays taken, you will have your gums probed and you will also have your teeth professionally cleaned and polished. One way to check for gum disease is to probe your gums and if the readings are...