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How to tell if you are a candidate for dental implants?

December 21st, 2017

If you are missing one or several teeth, have dentures or have a tooth that needs to be removed you are likely a good candidate for dental implants.

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Also, due to new advances in technology and materials people who may have been told in the past that they could not have implants are now able to enjoy this option.

Does it hurt to have dental implants? Implant specialist Dr. Andrew Howard explains what patients can expect after their procedure

December 6th, 2017

Watch this short video from Dr. Andrew Howard of Center for Advanced Dentistry as he explains what patients can expect after their procedure.


There is minimal discomfort with most implant surgery. Many patients take only over the counter pain relievers such as Advil or Tylenol for one or two implants. More extensive procedures may require prescription medication but generally only for one or two days.

Advantages of Dental Implants

August 30th, 2017

What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

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Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth.

Sedation Dentistry: The Path to Stress Free Dental Visits

May 4th, 2017

The first step to a relaxing dental visit is to admit that you have this
anxiety and discuss it with us. You will find all of our team understands
this and takes your comfort very seriously.  You are not alone!  75% of US
adults experience moderate to severe dental phobia.  Up to 10% will avoid
the dentist at all costs until their situation is unbearable.

We are specialists in treating any level of fear and anxiety.  Any procedure
in our office can be made comfortable and stress-free with a variety of
sedation options.  Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will provide a short-lived
and reversible feeling of relaxation.  This is best for short procedures.
Oral sedation is used for patients with more anxiety or for longer
procedures.  This level of sedation produces a semi-consciousness and
limited or no memory of the visit.

IV sedation and general anesthesia are provided by a registered and hospital
trained anesthetist.  This allows you to sleep comfortably and safely and
wake up when your procedure is complete. Dr. Howard is highly trained and
credentialed in dental anesthesia and would be happy to find the best way
for you to complete any dental work in the most comfortable and safe manner.

Learn more about sedation dentistry, Dr. Howard and the center for advanced dentistry here.


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