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John E. Russo, DMD Blog

4 Potential Obstacles to Getting Dental Implants

March 25, 2021

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Render of a dental implant next to natural teeth

When you’re just looking at the numerous benefits they offer – chewing strength, stability, a long lifespan, and improved jaw health – getting dental implants seems like an easy choice. But before anything else, your dentist will need to figure out whether you’re a viable candidate for implants in the first place. In this post, you can learn more about 4 issues that often serve as obstacles to dental implant surgery as well as how they can be dealt with to ultimately make your new smile a reality.


Improving Your Smile: 4 Benefits to Crown Lengthening

February 11, 2021

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a young woman with dark hair smiles after undergoing crown lengthening

Do you have too much gum tissue that it is causing you to have what is referred to as a “gummy smile?” Are you in need of a dental crown but do not have enough tooth structure to ensure successful placement? Short teeth can be an unwelcome reality for some individuals. If you are one of the many who dislike the amount of soft oral tissue surrounding your pearly whites, it may be time to consider a safe and effective solution – crown lengthening. Read on to discover the many benefits of this unique treatment and how you can improve your smile today.


Why Might I Need a Bone Graft Before I Get a Dental Implant?

January 24, 2021

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Illustration of dental implant in jaw after bone graft

One of the most remarkable things about dental implants is their ability to act as prosthetic tooth roots. They bond with the surrounding tissue and are able to provide an incredibly strong base of support for the artificial teeth (restorations) that go on top of them. In order for dental implants to succeed, however, they need an adequate amount of bone to support them. That is why some patients require a bone graft before they can get implants. Let’s talk more about bone grafting and how it can play a vital role in the implant treatment process.


Do I Need a Sinus Lift Before I Can Get a Dental Implant?

January 10, 2021

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3D illustration of sinus lift procedure against neutral background

Dental implants are a remarkable treatment option for individuals who have suffered tooth loss. In order for them to thrive, however, they need to have a strong base of support in the jawbone. To ensure that your implants have all the support they need, your dentist might recommend that you undergo a sinus lift procedure. What is a sinus lift, and why might it be necessary? Let’s talk about the answers to these important questions.


Side Effects and Diet: What to Know After Receiving Dental Implants

December 4, 2020

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A patient who recently received dental implants in Orlando.

Dental implants in Orlando have proven to be one of the most effective tooth replacement solutions out there. Not only are they natural-looking, long-lasting, and reliable, but they make it easy to enjoy many of your favorite foods! However, once the implants have been placed, it’s important to follow all aftercare tips from the implant dentist. This way, your recovery can be as smooth as possible. To reduce your risk of any complications, take the following facts and tips into consideration.


5 Qualities of a Good Dental Implant Candidate

November 6, 2020

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Woman's smile with dental implant zoom graphic

Are you tired of living with noticeable gaps in your smile? Traditional crowns, bridges and dentures can all effectively replace missing teeth. However, dental implants are fast becoming the most popular restorative solution. Want to know if you are a good candidate? While a dentist or dental surgeon is best qualified to judge which patients can benefit from dental implants in Orlando, here are 5 important qualities nearly all good implant candidates must have.


How to Save Money with Dental Insurance!

October 28, 2020

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Woman smiling after using benefits before they expire in Orlando

Are you ready to save money on your dental care? If you know how insurance works, it can be a lot easier than you may have guessed. Each year, billions of dollars in dental benefits are wasted and it’s simply because people don’t know how to maximize their dental insurance. When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, any unused dental dollars are gone forever, which is why it’s up to you to use your benefits before they expire in Orlando.


Can You Drink Coffee After a Tooth Extraction? Here’s the Answer!

September 22, 2020

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Woman drinking a cup of coffee safely after tooth extraction in Orlando

Nobody wants to have a tooth extraction, but sometimes it’s the only way you can get out of pain and back to smiling. Tooth extractions are much more comfortable than you would expect, however it’s understandable that you may want something to help soothe and relax you after your procedure. Coffee is often a popular choice, but is it safe to drink when you just received a tooth extraction in Orlando? Read to find out!


Avoid These 5 Habits for Long-Lasting Dental Implants!

September 20, 2020

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Man smiling with dental implants in Orlando standing outside

Dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular solutions for missing teeth because of their various unique benefits. If you just received dental implants in Orlando, you’re probably ready to cash in on their amazing health, beauty, and functional benefits. However, there are 5 habits you should be sure to avoid now that you have dental implants so you can protect your new smile!


Emergency Dentist On Pros and Cons of Tooth Extractions vs Root Canals

July 11, 2020

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Distressed man in pain before seeing an emergency dentist in Orlando When you see an emergency dentist in Orlando for painful problems like cavities, they’ll often leave you with a decision to make by giving you more than one treatment option. For a toothache, you may have the choice of treating it with a root canal or tooth extraction. And while they’ll typically recommend one option over the other (and always explain the benefits of risks of each type of treatment), the choice is always yours. So what are the pros and cons of each procedure? Keep reading to find out!


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