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All-On-4 Procedure

West Bowmanville Family Dental is a one of a select group of practices in the Durham region that offers the All-on-4 procedure.  Dr. Mark Bishara, Dr. Steve Margolian and Dr. Sheri Margolian have a combined 37 years of experience in the dental implant field.  The All-on-4 procedure is a unique technique in which patients are provided with a set of permanent teeth.  Typically, teeth are removed, implants are placed after a healing period and a patient wears uncomfortable temporary dentures.  Bowmanville implant dentist, Dr. Bishara, his team and lab technicians prepare all work ahead of time including the necessary x-rays, and impressions. Patients that visit West Bowmanville Family Dental have a set of four to six implants placed most often without the need for any bone grafting and a full set of teeth can immediately be placed on to the new implants.  In addition to offering the all-on-4 procedure, our…

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May 22, 2015 by
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Do dental implants hurts?

We often get asked if dental implant placement is a painful procedure.  The jawbones have very few nerve endings. In fact, our gum tissues have more nerve endings or having a tooth removed is much more uncomfortable than a dental implant placement.  Most patients require only Advil or Tylenol. We place dental implants in a meticulous process and often at the same time of tooth removal.  This is called an immediate dental implant placement which is a unique process that some dentists have training for. For patients that require sedation or anesthesia, we do offer full sleep dentistry in Bowmanville.  For your free dental implant consultation, feel free to contact our office at 905-697-1118  

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May 22, 2015 by
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Dental implants or a denture?

Removable Partial Denture: Often we get asked by patients how to choose replacement options for their missing teeth and cost becomes one of the main concerns.  A partial denture is a denture that clasps or hooks on to the remaining teeth to provide support for the missing spaces.  This is not a permanent alternative to lost teeth as these hooks often become unstable and loose.  The denture is often made of plastic with metal hooks.  They are visible in the mouth when most patients smile and often are a common place for food to get stuck under the denture. In the upper jaw, the roof of the mouth must be covered with plastic or metal to provide support for the denture.  The lower jaw has the tongue behind the front teeth and those teeth need to be covered to provide a firm base for the denture.  Most often we view…

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May 19, 2015 by
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Dental implants or Bridge?

A bridge or an implant? that is a good question we often get asked by patients.  A bridge literally bridges the gap between missing teeth. It involves grinding down the adjacent teeth to support the bridge.  It is a good solution that has several drawbacks though: damaging healthy teeth to restore the gap, the teeth become more susceptible to decay  as well over time since the bridge is one unit. The average life span of a bridge is under 10 years.  The most often cause of bridge failure is getting decay underneath it requiring total removal of the bridge. When a new bridge is made, other teeth may need to be added for strength if the decayed tooth is no longer strong enough to support a bridge.  We often state that bridges and implants for a single missing space are roughly the same cost, so an implant is often the…

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May 15, 2015 by
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What are dental implants?

Implants are titanium replacements for the roots of natural teeth.  They are placed into the jawbone and have the unique property of bonding with the jaw over time.  The implant can then serve as a foundation for new porcelain teeth or snapping into dentures. Dental Implants have been around since the 70’s, and have vastly improved in design over the last 10-15 years.  With proper care, the success rate of dental implants can be up to 99.6%.  We invite you to our office in Bowmanville for your free dental implant consultation and to learn more about our digital impression system used for all our implant procedures.  

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May 15, 2015 by
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