Immediate Or Stages Dental Implants

Which is Right for You: Immediate Implants or Staged Implants? Most Springfield patients who choose Dr. Cross for their dental implants surgery want to have their new smile as soon as possible. While Dr. Cross always strives to give his patients immediate implants, there are some cases in which staged implants are necessary, and you’ll need to wait months before your permanent crown is placed....

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The Dental Implant Process: What’s Involved?

Many Springfield residents are surprised when they either lose a tooth or learn that they need to have a permanent tooth removed. They are also often worried. After all, without a tooth or multiple teeth, how are you supposed to eat, much less be confident with your smile? The answer for many who are missing or facing missing teeth is getting dental implants, a procedure...

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If you Google “Springfield Dental Implant Dentist” you’ll likely come up with a lot of search results of dental professionals who perform this procedure. But when it comes to getting dental implants placed, especially if you also require a tooth extraction or other pre-surgery like a jawbone tissue graft or sinus lift, you really want to make sure you’re working with a skilled dental implant...

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Restrictions After Dental Implant Surgery

Many Springfield residents who decide to get dental implants are naturally curious about what is “off limits” following this procedure. Here’s a list of things to avoid immediately after getting dental implants placed. Wait for Your Surgery Site to Heal Before Brushing Once your dental implants heal, it’s important to practice proper oral hygiene, even on your false teeth. But immediately after your implant procedure,...

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How Do I Prevent from Damaging My Dental Implants?

Springfield residents who choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, or teeth that need to be extracted, often choose Dr. Cross because of his reputation with his commitment to precision and his microsurgical approach. A periodontist who is also the only one in the Midwest to offer microsurgery, Dr. Cross has experience with placing dental implants and minimizing recovery time for his patients. However, once...

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Can Dental Implants Help Me Replace Multiple Missing Teeth?

Whether you’re a Springfield resident who’s missing multiple permanent teeth, or you’ve been told you need several teeth extracted due to other reasons, you’re probably wondering what your teeth replacement options are. After all, you still want to be able to enjoy all your favorite solid foods and feel confident when speaking and. While bridges and partial dentures used to be the replacement system or...

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Springfield residents interested in dental implants often find there’s a lot of information on the Internet about dental implants. Unfortunately, not all of this information is true. In order to help debunk some of the most common myths about this built-to-be-permanent tooth replacement system, Dr. Cross has prepared this blog post for you. Myth #1: You Can Only Get Dental Implants for Oral Health Reasons...

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If you’re a Springfield resident who’s decided to get dental implants, you’ve likely found this page because you’re looking for a dental implant dentist to perform your treatment. Here’s our professional opinion of 5 things you need to look for when choosing a dental implant dentist to help guide your search.  1. What Type of Dental Experience Does He or She Have? These days, all...

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3 Important Questions You Should Ask About Dental Implants

If you have a tooth or teeth that need to be removed or have already been removed, you’re likely looking to replace them with dental implants. When it comes to getting these tooth replacement systems placed, you probably have a lot of questions. Springfield residents who are curious about dental implants are encouraged to contact Dr. Cross, for more information about the procedure. Here’s a...

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Taking the Right Preparatory Steps to Ensure Dental Implant Success

Springfield residents looking to replace missing teeth with dental implants should rest assured that this advanced tooth replacement system has a very high success rate – upwards of 90%. However, there are situations in which dental implants do fail. To make sure you’re not in this unfortunate minority, here’s a list of steps that local periodontist and dental implant dentist, Dr. Cross, recommends you take....

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