Articles posted by Rancho San Diego Dental

30 Apr

Permanent Dentures, a Revolution

For anyone who has had to wear dentures before the development of dental implants, it was common knowledge that dentures were a poor substitute for natural teeth with many downsides. To a great degree, they felt like a necessary evil. Dentures worn with no anchoring support on your jaw will slip out of place when

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22 Apr

Implant-Supported Dentures that don’t slip

In recent years technology has advanced tremendously concerning the stability and functionality of dentures. Although the dentures themselves are essentially the same, there are now revolutionary ways of stabilizing them in your mouth so they function very much more like regular teeth and not as uncomfortable substitutes. If you are in need of dentures or

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23 Mar

Can Dental Implants Fail?

The technology of planning and placing dental implants has advanced considerably in recent years. Now we have advanced bio-compatible materials, advanced instruments, pre-planning of placement using 3D images of the entire jaw structure, appliances that fit right over the implant site itself called “surgical guides” which tell us exactly where to place the implant so

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12 Mar

Health Benefits of Dental Implants

The development and use of dental implants to replace missing teeth or teeth that need extraction has allowed an untold number of people to preserve the integrity of the surrounding teeth and jawbone, while maintaining their ability to chew and in many cases improving the look of their smile. This has also allowed patients, in

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20 Feb

Laser Gum Disease Treatment

In a recent post, we talked about gum disease and what it is. Now, we’d like to talk a bit about the treatment and some of the really cool, high tech methods we use to treat the more advanced gum disease (Periodontitis). Once the gum disease has progressed, creating pockets in the gums and building

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11 Feb

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is quite a serious problem. Not only can it be painful, it also is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. In addition, it can give you bad breath, receding gums, loose or shifting teeth and more. What happens is that your teeth gradually build up plaque, and if this is not

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2 Feb

Whiten Your Teeth

Everybody wants nice, healthy, bright white teeth right? Probably one of the most common dental actions these days is to do teeth whitening. There are in-home and in-office techniques, and both types work very well. The most common in-office technique is called Zoom!® WhiteSpeed. With this one, Zoom! has created a device that is placed

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