Category: Dental Implants



Gums Not Gooms Grandpa

Gums Not Gooms Grandpa

Gooms…excuse me, do you mean Gums? My grandpa, James Carroll Bagley, would inexplicably refer to his gingiva, or the periodontium, (proper terms) as his “gooms”. I’m not sure where that pronunciation comes from, but as I said before, the “gooms” or “gums,” (as...
How Does an Implant Work

How Does an Implant Work

Imagine a woodworker drilling a pilot hole into a piece of hickory or pine and then putting a threaded screw into that new hole in the wood.  Now imagine a dentist … wait for it … doing the same thing – but with a person’s jawbone!  Gruesome?  Maybe. ...
Dental Implant Basics

Dental Implant Basics

To quote my favorite philosopher, Homer J. Simpson, “Implants: is there anything they can’t do?” Well … Homer actually referred then to donuts, not implants, but I think the comment can easily apply to dental implants. Seriously. Anyone missing a tooth can attest that...

10 Signs Dental Implants May be Right for You

Dental implants, or endosseous fixtures, are a technology that gives patients the chance to restore function and aesthetic of their teeth. Dental implants replace the entire structure of the tooth starting down in the root going all the way up to the crown to create a...

Dental Implants; Are They for You?

Dental implants are alternative replacements affixed to your teeth roots. They provide a stronger foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth that are designed to match your natural teeth. Before placing dental implants, a detailed assessment is carried...