Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Staff
...Lomen’s professional experience includes providing general dentistry, endodontic procedures, and restorative implants with the OHSU School of Dentistry Dental Clinic from 2009 to 2011...

Contact Us
Questions About Dental Services in Stockton, Lodi, CA We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Stockton...

The Mouth-Body Connection
...Dental implants can address these issues by restoring normal tooth function and stimulating the jawbone with an artificial tooth root...

General and Restorative Dentistry
...While we offer several effective tooth replacement options, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants, nothing is stronger or more functional than a natural tooth...

Dentures
...To keep your prosthetics firmly in place, allowing them to feel and function like natural teeth, your full or partial denture can be attached to a few dental implants placed in the jawbone...

Dental Implants
Preserving Bone Health With Implants Dental implants are titanium rods that are placed in the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth, taking the place of a natural tooth root...

Full Mouth Restoration
...For missing teeth, they will replace them with bridges, dentures, or implants so that your mouth can function optimally...

Actor Ed Helms' Tooth-Yanking Trick: It Was a Dental Implant!
...” Dear Doctor also has more on “Teenagers & Dental Implants...

Patient Resources
... Brushing Flossing Fluoride Facts Mouth Rinses Sealants X-Rays Denture Care Emergency Care Prevention Tips for Children Women and Tooth Care Seniors and Oral Health Nutrition and Your Teeth Dental Problems Abscessed Tooth Bad Breath (halitosis) Bulimia Nervosa Canker/Cold Sores Cavities and Tooth Decay Toothaches Diabetes Dry Mouth Fluorosis Gum Disease (Gingivitis) Impacted/Wisdom Teeth Lacerations and Cuts Oral Cancer Plaque Sensitive Teeth Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) Jaw Disorders Treatment Braces (Orthodontia) Sealants Missing Teeth Bridges Crowns Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Flap Surgery Dentures Jaw/TMJ Maxillofacial Surgery Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers Teeth Whitening Bleaching Chipped, Cracked, and Worn Teeth Implants Grafts Old and Unsightly Fillings Bonding Excessive or Uneven Gums Ridge Augmentation Invisalign ® Pain Management Overview Managing Pain Anesthesia Air Abrasion Medications Patient Information Your First Dental Visit Dental Emergencies Your Rights as a Patient Product Reviews Oral Health Products Choosing a Toothbrush Types of Floss Water Picks Mouth Rinses Glossary Links

What's the Right Age for Dental Implants?
Maybe you've seen some marketing material for dental implants featuring smiling, silver-haired seniors...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

The Material Girl and the True Blood Star Flaunt Distinctive Smiles
... The “perfectly imperfect” smile has become an increasingly popular option for people having veneers, cosmetic bonding, or even dental implants...

Considering Bone and Gums Critical to Achieving a Better Smile With Implants
You may be considering dental implants for a lot of reasons: durability, functionality and imperviousness to decay...

Matthew Lewis's Metamorphosis
... Tooth Restorations This category covers a wide variety of different methods and materials — like cosmetic bonding, crowns, bridges, and dental implants — which we use to repair or replace teeth that are damaged or missing...

Temporary Tooth Replacement with Flexible Partial Dentures
Modern dentistry offers several great ways to permanently replace missing teeth, including high-tech dental implants and traditional fixed bridgework...

Planning and Preparation are Critical to Dental Implant Success
Dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement systems available...

Transforming a Cleft Lip or Palate into a Beautiful Smile
...At some point the treatment focus shifts to cosmetic enhancement (which can include implants, crown or bridgework) and periodontal health, to ensure gum tissues that support teeth and gums aren’t compromised by the effects of the cleft or its treatment...

Porcelain Veneers Could Change Your Appearance for the Better
...From tooth-colored crowns to life-like dental implants, we can turn an embarrassing smile into one you’re confident to show the world...

A Toothless Tiger?
... Dental implants look, function and “feel” just like natural teeth — and with proper care, they can last a lifetime...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
...Fixed (not removable) bridges are made up of an artificial tooth/teeth fused between two crowns that fit over your existing teeth or dental implants (see below) on either side of the gap...

Cleaning Around Implants Crucial to Protecting Them from Loss
... In fact, implants may be more susceptible to problems from impacted food that becomes wedged between the gums and teeth than their natural counterparts...

Implant-Supported Dentures Provide Better Fit and may Stop Bone Loss
... With this option, two strategically-placed implants are surgically inserted into the jaw bone...

Quitting Smoking Decreases Your Risk of Implant Failure
... Taking these steps will greatly increase your chances of being in the vast majority of people who continue to enjoy success with their implants for many years...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Today, there are two widely used tooth replacement procedures: dental implants and bridgework...

Implants can Support a Total Tooth Replacement Restoration
...Implants can also support other restorations including total teeth replacement on a jaw...

Screw or Cement: Which is Best for Attaching Your Implant Crown?
... Generally speaking, implants are composed of two parts: a metal post most often made of titanium placed into the bone that serves as the “root” for the new tooth; and a visible, life-like crown made of dental porcelain that attaches to an abutment on the titanium post...

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes and Oral Health
... A number of studies have shown that people with diabetes can be good candidates for dental implants, but there are some concerns regarding dental implant treatment, which involves minor surgery...

Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery
...If jawbone volume is insufficient for implants, it can often be restored to a viable point in a few months...

3 Reasons for Why It's a Smart Move to Invest in Dental Implants
...But the premier choice is “the new kid on the block” at just over thirty years old: dental implants...

Periodontal Exams
... During your periodontal examination, your dentist will check: For any lumps or abnormal areas in the mouth Whether any of your teeth are missing or loose The color, texture, size and shape of your gums Whether you have fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures or implants How much plaque is on your teeth The depth of the space between your tooth and gum Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums...

Missing Teeth
Fixed bridges and implants are often used to replace missing teeth and to correct some kinds of bite problems...

Crowns
... Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated...

Dentures
... An overdenture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining natural teeth or implants...

Implants
Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...

Crowns and Bridges
... Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Tobacco
... Smoking and Implants Recent studies have shown that there is a direct link between oral tissue and bones loss and smoking...

Glossary
... Overdenture - A non-fixed dental appliance applied to a small number of natural teeth or implants...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...

Lodi, CA - (209) 366-1850
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