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Archive for September 2012

What kind of complications can occur with an implant?

Q: What kind of complications can occur with an implant? A: If the implant surgeon does not evaluate the bone and surrounding anatomy properly, several types of complications can occur. For example, if the surgeon does not place the implant into adequate bone, the implant may not integrate in to . . . Read more

Are implants reliable?

Q: Are implants reliable? A: When done properly, implants are safe and reliable. They often alleviate the suffering that some patients experience with dentures, and improve their quality of life considerably.   Dr. Maksim has been practicing dentistry in the San Diego area for over 20 years. www.michaelmaksimdds.com   View . . . Read more

Can l implants solve denture problems?

Q: Can l implants solve denture problems? A:  Usually. If you are suffering with a denture, you should get an evaluation to determine whether implants can help you. For example, if your lower denture is floating and flipping while eating and talking ,  implants may be your answer. If your . . . Read more

Are implant treatments a lot more expensive?

Q: Are implant treatments a lot more expensive? A: It simply made much more sense to place two implants (which don’t decay) and build a new three-unit bridge over them. I have performed many cases similar to this with excellent results and find that the patient is very satisfied with this . . . Read more

Are implants safe?

Q:Are implants safe? A:  Implants are one of my favorite topics. They were considered, in the past, the last resort to replace teeth that were extracted. Now, because of their track record on safty, they are considered the first choice to replace missing teeth. And, in many instances, they are . . . Read more

Why is the implant the preferred treatment?

Q: Why is the implant the preferred treatment? A: The implant is simply more predictable than trying to save a decayed tooth that has only a little tooth structure left remaining above the gum line. Often is it better to extract the unsalvageable tooth and place an implant directly into the extraction . . . Read more