How Long Should I Wait to Get Dental Implants After an Extraction?

For many patients, getting dental implants requires them to have an extraction. This is especially true if the patient wants to get All-on-4 implants that replace an entire arch of teeth with just four strategically placed screws. All existing teeth in that arch will need to be cleared away to make room for the implants. ...
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How Do Dental Implants Work?

For many patients, dental implants are an intriguing option. They are the most real-looking, most functional, and long-lasting teeth replacement solution, making them a great choice for anyone missing one or more teeth. That being said, how exactly do dental implants work? We will take a closer look at the process of getting dental implants below....
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Happy Dental Hygiene Month!

October is full of sweet treats, so many people are surprised that it’s also Dental Hygiene Month. It may seem odd to think about dental hygiene during the month known best for Halloween candy and pumpkin pie, but anytime is a good time to improve your dental hygiene routine....
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Giving Thanks and Giving Back to Our Community

Happy Thanksgiving! All of us at Utah Facial & Oral Surgery are thankful to be serving South Jordan, Riverton, and the greater Salt Lake City region. We love seeing how our work helps our patients become healthier, happier, and more confident when they smile. To give back this year, we launched our Second Chance program, which helps a member of this community gain a new smile and improve their overall health....
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What You Should Know About the Dental Implants Diet

A soft food diet is just as it sounds; all foods that are easier to chew or do not require any chewing. When it comes to the dental implant process, you will need to become familiar with everything that comes with a “soft food diet.” Many patients wonder what a soft food diet entails and why it is important after dental implant surgery....
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What 5 Things to Consider Before Getting Dental Implants

Patients wanting to replace missing teeth with dental implants are some of the most common visits to an oral surgeon. This type of restoration procedure has become so popular that it has inspired additional dental practitioners and corporate dental companies to offer dental implant placement services when they are not qualified to do so....
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Expose and Bond for a Better Bite

Dental development always comes with some basic pitfalls. The infamous “third molars,” also known as wisdom teeth, are notorious for becoming impacted instead of growing out properly. Many patients have to get their wisdom teeth removed for a wide array of reasons, but one main one being an impaction, which the causes the (sometimes urgent) need for their extraction....
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Maló’s Method: Restoring Your Mouth With Four Dental Implants

Since developing All-on-4® Treatment Concept, Maló, born in Angola to Portuguese colonists, has become synonymous with innovations in the world of dentistry. His inventions have focused on dental bridges and implants, and he has co-authored numerous books and scientific papers. Today he is president of the Maló Clinic in Lisbon, an internationally recognized brand and travels the world to lecture on clinical topics....
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The Wisdom Teeth Mystery

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molar or M3s, serve little to no obvious purpose in modern life and often cause us trouble when they become impacted or crowd the other teeth. And yet the great majority of humans have them. Why?...
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