6100 South Broadway, Suite 300, Lorain, OH 44053, (440) 233-8521

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library in the purple box on the left to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Lorain, OH Dentist
...Whether you are looking for information on implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Cosmetic Fillings Veneers Whitening Scaling and Root Planing Sealants Cosmetic Dentistry Root Canal Therapy* Extractions* Dentures* Jaw/TMJ* Maxillofacial Surgery* Implants* *-may require referral to specialist doctors Patients can watch DVD while getting treatment Noise cancelling headphones available Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Iron Chef Cat Cora Discusses Her Positive Dental Implant Experience
... There is no question that over the last two decades, dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement and the field of dentistry...

Dental Implants Helped Rocker Steven Tyler Get Back on Stage in Record Time
... Dental implants are the most optimal tooth replacement system in use today...

The Material Girl and the True Blood Star Flaunt Distinctive Smiles
... The “perfectly imperfect” smile has become an increasingly popular option for people having veneers, cosmetic bonding, or even dental implants...

Martha Stewart Shows Off Renovation Work - In Her Mouth!
... Bridgework is one good solution to the problem of missing teeth (another is dental implants)...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...Fixed (not removable) bridges are made up of an artificial tooth/teeth fused between two crowns that fit over your existing teeth or dental implants (see below) on either side of the gap...

Certain Factors May Raise Your Risk and the Intensity of Gum Disease
...Although these additional risk factors may make it difficult to save your teeth in the long-run, you may be able to gain enough time to prepare emotionally and financially for dental implants or a similar restoration...

With Proper Care, Partial Dentures are a Viable Tooth Replacement Option
... RPDs have been a mainstay in dentistry for many years and represent a less expensive tooth replacement option than implants or fixed bridgework...

Implants can Support a Total Tooth Replacement Restoration
...Implants can also support other restorations including total teeth replacement on a jaw...

Plan Ahead to Make Your Smile the Best it can be for Your Big Day!
...Some teeth require more extensive dental work, like a porcelain crown that completely covers a tooth, or dental implants to replace missing teeth...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
You would love to replace your missing teeth with dental implants...

We can Fix a Smile Marred by Absent Front Teeth
...This puts teeth where they should be and also opens space between the canines and central incisors so we can eventually replace the missing teeth with dental implants...

Gum and Bone
...This includes crowns, implants, or other substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function and aesthetics of all of the structures and tissues...

Dental Glossary
...Impressions are used to make crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, implants, some fillings, and study models...

3i Dental Implants
...Ask us today if you are a candidate for dental implants...

3M Mini Dental Implants
...Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI Implants are placed into the jawbone...

Ankylos C/X Implants
...Ask us today if you are a candidate for dental implants...

BioHorizons
...Your doctor uses dental implants from BioHorizons, which have long-term documented success rates that are above the industry average...

MDI Implants
...Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI Implants are placed into the jawbone...

Nobel Biocare
...Your doctor uses dental implants from Nobel Biocare, which have long-term documented success rates that are above the industry average...

Snap On Smile
...This option is also ideal for patients who are not candidates to receive implants...

Straumann-Dental-Implants
...that’s why more and more denture wearers are turning to implants for a secure and comfortable fit...

Bridges
...The other options are implants or a partial denture...

Dentures
...Please read our Implants page and visit our Implants Gallery for more information...

Implants
...One or more missing teeth can be replaced by attaching a crown, a fixed bridge, or a full set of dentures on top of the implants...

Single Tooth
...Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact...

Multiple Teeth
...Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots...

All Teeth
...Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots...

Bone Grafting
...The <em>Catch 22</em> with dental implants is that you need bone to support the implant, but the reason most people need an implant is that they lost their tooth or teeth due to a lack of bone...

Ridge Augmentation
...They increase your chance for long-term successful dental implants, both esthetically and functionally...

Sinus Lift
...A big issue when placing implants in the back of the mouth in the upper jaw is the location of the sinus...

MDI Mini Dental Implants
...Using a precise, controlled, minimally invasive surgical technique, MDI implants are placed into the jawbone...

Implants Gallery
...This gallery is designed to show you some of the uses of dental implants...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
...This is one instance where TADS are beneficial: These mini-implants can eliminate the need to use teeth as anchors, or stabilize a tooth that's being used as such...

Removable Dentures
...The upper jaw requires more implants (generally three or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Bone Grafting
...Implants require good bone volume and density to achieve their excellent functionality and high success rates...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Bone Grafting
...Yes they can! It is very important to maintain bone volume following removal of a tooth so that dental implants remain a viable option for tooth replacement...

Dental Implants FAQs
...In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed...

Fixed Dentures
...Doctors and patients alike prefer fixed over removable dentures because they: Look, feel and function just like natural teeth Don't slip when you eat or talk Prevent bone loss in the jaw Last a lifetime How It Works Dental implants serve the same purpose as the roots of natural teeth: anchoring the replacement teeth to your jawbone...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...By actually becoming a permanent part of the jawbone, dental implants stabilize and stimulate the bone to maintain its volume and density...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
...Implants also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost...

Oral Surgery
...Knocked-out teeth can sometimes be re-implanted, or replaced with dental implants...

Technology
...Tooth replacement took a giant leap forward with the widespread use of dental implants — today's preferred method of replacing teeth...