Different Types of Dentists

General Dentist General dentists are by far the most common type of dentist.  General dentistry encompasses all of the 9 recognized specialties listed below, though each general dentist is allowed to decide which procedures he/she will do.

Finding the Right Dentist

Over the past few years I have heard an increasing number of patients say how hard it can be to find the right dentist. First off, there are a number of different types of dentists (general dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, etc.) and many people are unaware of what each does or doesn’t do.  Another challenge… Read more »

Alternatives to Dentures

The recent passing of Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, better known as the inventor of modern dental implants, serves as a reminder of the remarkable impact that dental implants can have for patients currently struggling with conventional dentures.  Dental implants can be used in several different ways to help denture wearers and the purpose of this article… Read more »

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

“How much is a dental implant?” This is a common question from patients, and unfortunately it is not always so easy to answer. The purpose of this article is to outline the factors that affect the cost of dental implant therapy and offer recommendations to help patients understand their dental care.

Same-Day Dental Implants

Over the past few years, the possibility of removing one or more failing teeth, placing dental implants, and fitting artificial teeth in the same appointment has become increasingly popular.  This is certainly possible, but there are benefits and risks that patients should know about before agreeing to move forward with this type of protocol.