Archive for 2013

Thoughtful Ways to Talk About Dental Implants With Your Aging Parents

There comes a time when talking about dental implants or dentures with your parents is imperative. It can be a sensitive subject and one that many parents may have a hard time discussing. Here are a few thoughtful ways to approach the subject in a non-threatening, reassuring manner. First off, it is important that you […]

Oral and Facial Surgery of Utah now has a Cone Beam CT Scanner!

We are so excited to announce the arrival of our new in-office Cone Beam CT Scanner! Our new scanner, the Carestream Kodak CS 9300, will allow us to see a much more detailed image of the patient’s jaw and teeth faster than ever before. This means less waiting for the patient, and more detailed x-rays for […]

How Teeth In a Day Can Make Your Life Better

Patients are often hesitant to start restoring their teeth because of the lengthy process. We understand the anticipation, anxiety, and frustrations that come along with dental restoration, which is why we offer Teeth-in-a-Day™. What used to take multiple visits over the course of several weeks, now takes just one day with Teeth-in-a-Day™. Teeth-in-a-Day™ is a […]

Why an Oral Surgeon Knows Best When It Comes to Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you need to get a wisdom tooth removed you have a few options when it comes to who can perform it. Typically you will have a dentist or an oral surgeon remove the teeth. However, when it comes to wisdom tooth extraction, an oral surgeon knows best. Here are just a few of the […]

5 Steps to Make the Most of Your Wisdom Teeth Recovery Time

Having wisdom teeth removed is not uncommon, but everyone’s recovery differs to some degree. Some will claim it was easy, while others may share horror stories about their recovery. If you want to be numbered among the ones who had it easy, consider the following five tips for making the best of your wisdom teeth […]

5 Dental Problems That Can Lead to Tooth Extractions

There are a number of reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted. The following is a look at five of the common dental problems that can lead to a tooth extraction: 1. A tooth is beyond repair. A dentist is going to do their best to keep teeth, and repair any tooth that […]

Common Reasons You May Need Bone Grafts Prior to Dental Implants

Are you considering dental implants, but the thought of bone grafts makes you nervous? Most people can successfully obtain dental implants that will last many years, and bone grafting will enhance the new tooth or teeth’s support system. It may be a necessary step before dental implants, let’s take a look at why: For some, […]

Is Teeth-In-A-Day Right For You?

Teeth-in-a-day is a process where you will get a whole new set of teeth in one procedure. It is based on an “All-on-Four” system where the base implant screws are placed, two anterior, two posterior, to hold your new teeth securely in place. In other words, rather than each tooth having its own implant, four […]

Surprising Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Most people know only a few things about wisdom teeth: that they are usually removed, and when they are taken out you look like a chipmunk and get to eat ice cream and milkshakes. However, there is a lot more to them than that, here are some surprising facts about wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth got […]