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The Oral Health Show
16 minutes | Dec 9, 2015
Reflecting On Dental Implant Surgery | Oral Health Show #022
What is involved in dental implant surgery, what risk factors are there and how can you help to avoid the majority of complications?
15 minutes | Nov 8, 2015
Replacement of All Teeth – Overdenture | Oral Health Show #020
Are you looking to re-establish your chewing function with a dental implant? Do you think overdentures could be your solution for replacing missing teeth? An overdenture connected to a dental implant is one way to replace missing arches that look just as good as natural teeth. If you’re interested in improving your oral health and learning more about replacing missing teeth then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of the Healthy Smiles Oral Health Show. In this episode, your host Nick Jaworski interviews Dr. Norm Ickert, Director of Ickert Dental Implant Centre. In this edition, they talk about replacing all the missing teeth of a patient with an overdenture. What Is An Implant Overdenture? Dr Ickert begins this episode by explaining what the difference is between a fixed bridge and an overdenture. A fixed bridge is a solution where you cannot remove the replacement teeth as they are fixed onto your dental implants. In contrast, an overdenture can be removed for maintenance or if you don’t feel comfortable with them in your mouth at night. It is wrong to assume that, just because overdentures are not fixed in place, they are the worse option. Both the overdentures and fixed are very ridge and offer excellent stability and good function. Also, it is very difficult to tell the difference between the two options as both look very natural. There are several reasons why you might have an overdenture. The most common reason is because of preference. However, another reason could be because you have spent a long time with teeth missing. A significant amount of time without teeth causes shrinkage of the bone and gum. Generally the movement, as Dr Ickert explains, is upwards and inwards. This would cause you to lose lip support and a fixed bridge implant would create an odd look because of the movement. Therefore, if you’ve been missing teeth for a long time, an overdenture is the best option. What Procedures Are Required? As with any dental process, the start of the process is for a proper examination, diagnosis and planning to be carried out. Then the dental practitioner needs to position the upper front teeth in the correct position. Once this is in place, the rest of the arch can be completed, moving backwards through the mouth. It is key to get the implant distribution right. There is little point in positioning six implants at the front and none at the back as this would not support any stress placed on the teeth. During
16 minutes | Oct 26, 2015
Replacement of All Teeth – Fixed Bridge | Oral Health Show #019
Are you looking into denture implants to replace some missing teeth? Are you considering a fixed bridge to replace some missing teeth? A fixed bridge is a good way to replace teeth that will give you back significant jaw function, be more aesthetically pleasing and improve your confidence. For a fixed bridge to be successful however, there are certain processes that need to be followed. If you’re interested in improving your oral health and learning more about replacing missing teeth then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of the Healthy Smiles Oral Health Show. In this episode, your host Nick Jaworski interviews Dr. Norm Ickert, Director of Ickert Dental Implant Centre. In this edition, they talk about replacing all the teeth of a patient with a fixed bridge. The Options For The Replacement Of Teeth Dr Ickert begins this episode by stating there are more options for the replacement of teeth than people realise. The standard denture is certainly not your only option. If you are looking to replace teeth in more than one arc for instance, you are going to be looking for a fixed restoration; where your teeth can be replaced without any pallet. The fixed restoration will offer you as close to the feel and look of natural teeth as you can get. This option does depend on you having enough bone. However, even if you don’t have enough, bone grafting can make this option available in the long term. Therefore, as Dr Ickert suggests, there is no reason why anyone can’t have an implant supported restoration. The Process Of Replacing Teeth Not much has changed in the procedures for restoring teeth from the time it was done with crowns and bridges. The most important, and difficult stage, is always the initial diagnosis and risk assessment. It is essential that a dental care provider starts with this basic step. This includes examining your medical and dental history and must cover your gum and structural health as well as aesthetics. The assessment and discussion should be done with you before any treatment starts. The success of any implant hinges on proper planning and co-ordination of the treatment. What Goes Into The Process Of Planning? As Dr Ickert explains, there are various questions that need to be asked during the examination and planning stages. These questions include: What is the proper position of the upper front teeth? Is there a need to add / remove any bone / gum? What is the size of your chewing forces? What do
19 minutes | Oct 9, 2015
The Success Rate Of Dental Implants | Oral Health Show #018
Are you going to have dental implant surgery? Are you concerned about the success rate for dental implants? The success of dental implant surgery can offer you a variety of benefits. These include improved function and better self-confidence. Yet you may be worried about the surgery failing...
17 minutes | Sep 27, 2015
Dental Implants – What Can I Expect to Happen During the Preliminary Examination Process? | Oral Health Show #017
Are you considering that you might need dental implants? Are you going for tests to see if you are right for dental implants? Either way you will want to know what the process is for a preliminary oral examination.
18 minutes | Sep 9, 2015
Introduction to Dental Implants – Patient Care | Oral Health (Part 2) Show #016
Have you lost teeth because of an accident, illness, decay or genetic reasons? Are you considering replacing those teeth with dental implants? Dental implants can give a patient back the full use of their dentals and improve their...
15 minutes | Aug 27, 2015
Introduction to Dental Implants – Patient Care | Oral Health (Part 1) Show #015
Are you currently missing one of your teeth? Are you considering dental implants and want to know more? Dental implants are a way of restoring your confidence should you be unfortunate to lose a tooth. Yet you’ll most likely want to know more information about...
17 minutes | Aug 9, 2015
Missing Teeth Can be Replaced in a Variety of Ways | The Oral Health Show #014
Do you have missing teeth? Are you looking for solutions to improve your appearance following the loss of a tooth? A missing tooth can have serious consequences for the individual but tooth replacement has been a staple of the dentistry field for generations...
19 minutes | Jul 27, 2015
What Causes Tooth Loss? | The Oral Health Show #013
Are you worried about the loss of teeth? Do you think there is the possibility of one or more of your teeth being lost? There are several reasons why someone is at risk of tooth loss and the problem can affect anyone at any age If you’re interested in improving your oral health and preventing tooth loss then...
22 minutes | Jul 9, 2015
Soft Tissue Grafting – What Procedures are Available? | The Oral Health Show #012
Does your oral health history include extractions? Are you putting off implants for some reason? If you put off the procedure too long, then it may be necessary for you to have soft tissue grafting first. There are several different techniques and procedures available for...
21 minutes | Jun 27, 2015
Soft Tissue Grafting – Why is it Necessary? | The Oral Health Show #011
Do you need dental implants? Do you understand why soft tissue grafting may be necessary? If you’re not informed about the techniques used to complete this process, then you could be making decisions that put your oral health at risk...
23 minutes | Jun 9, 2015
The Oral Health Show #010 – Hard Tissue and Bone Grafting Explained
Do you need dental implants? Are you aware of the proper timing between tooth extractions and dental implants? If you’re not aware of techniques used for hard tissue or bone grafting, then you could risk living with ill-fitting dentures. Grafting occurs when the jaw’s bone mass has...
19 minutes | May 27, 2015
The Oral Health Show #009 – Timing of Implant Therapy Following Tooth Extraction
Do you know how long you should wait to get implants after an extraction? Have you discussed why the timing of implant therapy is important with your Langley dentist? If you aren't sure why there’s an optimal window of timing of implant therapy, then you could be asking for trouble...
20 minutes | May 9, 2015
The Oral Health Show #008 – What Are the Treatment Options for Missing Teeth Immediately Following Extraction?
Do you need to have a tooth extracted? Is it cracked, broken off, or damaged in some other way? If you haven’t considered treatment options for missing teeth immediately following extraction, then you could be inviting additional problems...
21 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
The Oral Health Show #007 – What Happens When a Tooth is Lost or is Congenitally Missing?
Do you want to improve the state of your oral health? Are some of your teeth loose, or even missing? If you aren’t aware of the reasons, and treatment options for missing or lost teeth then you may benefit from this edition of The Oral Health Show...
21 minutes | Apr 9, 2015
The Oral Health Show #006 – Putting it all Together – Determining the Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Do you know what happens after a clinical oral health exam? Has your dentist provided you with treatment plan options after an oral health diagnosis? Are you aware of what to expect with the outcome? If you’re letting fear keep you from an oral health...
22 minutes | Mar 27, 2015
The Oral Health Show #004 – The Importance of Gathering the Dental History
Are you perplexed about why your dental history matters so much to your dentist? Do you know the specific risks posed by the current condition of your oral health? Is this something your dentist has talked to you about lately? If your dentist is unaware about...
29 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
The Oral Health Show #005 – The 4 Risk Factors – The Clinical Examination
Do you know what areas need to be examined during an oral health diagnosis, and why? Are you aware of how a diagnosis can provide an early detection of problems before you see symptoms? If you aren’t sure about why you need a regularly scheduled oral health examination, then...
20 minutes | Feb 25, 2015
The Oral Health Show #002 – How Do You Know if You Have Good Oral Health?
Do you know if you have good oral health? What all is involved in an oral health exam by a dental team? Do you know what it means when your dentist talks about comprehensive risk assessment? If you’ve neglected caring for your mouth as you should, then...
21 minutes | Feb 9, 2015
The Oral Health Show #003 – Breaking Down the Risk Assessment: The Medical History
Are you looking at ways to get better oral health? Are you familiar with how oral health professionals implement a comprehensive risk assessment? Do you understand the relationship between oral health and overall wellness? Even if you think your oral health is in good shape...
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