Unraveling the Science: How Do Dental Implants Stay in Place?

November 8, 2023 By Joseph

Since the invention of dental implants, the dental field has never been the same. This incredible tooth-replacement option offers a permanent solution for individuals with missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, dental implants provide a sturdy and natural-looking replacement. But have you ever wondered how these implants stay securely in place? If you’re missing one, three, or even all of your teeth, dental implants could be the solution for you! Contact our experienced ...

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Oral Cancer Essentials

October 15, 2023 By Joseph

Oral cancer is a potentially life-threatening condition that can affect various parts of the oral cavity, including the lips, tongue, gums, and the lining of the mouth. Often overlooked, oral cancer can be challenging to detect in its early stages, making it essential to prioritize regular screenings and know the warning signs. Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center is committed to helping our patients understand the importance of early detection and providing comprehensive oral cancer screenings ...

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TMJ Disorders - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options

September 16, 2023 By Joseph

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders affect millions of Americans each year, causing varying levels of discomfort and impacting daily life. The temporomandibular joint is a complex joint connecting the jaw to the skull, allowing movements needed for speaking, chewing, and yawning. When this system is disrupted, it can lead to chronic pain, jaw dysfunction, and even diminished quality of life. At Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center, our knowledgeable team, led by Dr. Virginia E. Lee, specializes ...

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Improve Your Smile & Confidence With Dental Implants : A Guide

August 19, 2023 By Joseph

A healthy smile not only makes you feel confident, but it is also a critical factor in your overall well-being. Missing teeth can lead to numerous complications, including difficulty chewing, impaired speech, and jawbone loss. Unfortunately, traditional dental solutions like dentures and bridges may not always create the desired results in both appearance and function. However, at Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center in Washington, D.C., we offer modern and life-changing dental solutions like dental ...

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The Exposure Of Impacted Canines : A Quick Guide

July 14, 2023 By Joseph

Canine teeth, also known as cuspids or fangs, are highly visible, yet often overlooked, teeth in humans. Impaction, or displacement of the tooth from its normal position, is a common dental condition that can affect canine teeth. Impaction of the canine teeth can have a variety of causes, ranging from genetics to trauma, and can have serious consequences if left untreated. The Exposure of Impacted Canines The exposure of impacted canines is a complex and ...

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Tips For Protecting Your Skin In Summer

June 17, 2023 By Joseph

In the summertime, the days are longer, the breezes are balmy and we simply want to get out of the house to take advantage of the warmer, blissful weather. At the same time, it’s smart to be conscious of all the ways you can and should protect your skin from the sun and premature aging. It’s nice to enjoy the outdoors, but it’s not much fun if that enjoyment comes with a ...

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Dental Implants : A Permanent Soluton To Tooth Loss And Improved Oral Health

May 17, 2023 By Joseph

Tooth loss can be a significant source of discomfort and concern for many individuals, impacting not only oral health but also self-confidence, speech and chewing abilities, and facial appearance. While there are various solutions for tooth replacement, one of the most effective and permanent ways to address tooth loss is through dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a secure foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture, closely mimicking the function and ...

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Preparing For Wisdom Teeth Removal : What You Need To Know

April 13, 2023 By Joseph

As we grow older, our mouths go through various changes, one of which is the development of wisdom teeth. These third molars, which typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, often cause problems due to a lack of space in the jaw for their proper eruption. Wisdom teeth removal is a common and often necessary solution to protect a person's oral health and avoid potential complications.  Wisdom teeth removal may be recommended ...

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety : Tips For A Comfortable Dental Experience

March 18, 2023 By Joseph

Visiting a dental healthcare professional is integral to maintaining good oral health, yet many individuals experience a sense of anxiety or even fear when it comes to dental procedures. Dental anxiety is a common concern that can range from mild discomfort to severe phobia, potentially causing patients to delay or avoid necessary dental care and treatments. At Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center, we understand that feeling comfortable and at ease during dental visits and procedures ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider All-On-Four Dental Implants

February 15, 2023 By Joseph

Dental implants are an increasingly popular option for replacing missing teeth. They offer a more permanent solution than dentures or bridges and can help improve the appearance and functionality of your smile. All-On-Four dental implants are a specific type of dental implant that offers several unique benefits. In this article, we will explore five reasons why you should consider All-On-Four dental implants. Reason 1: Fewer Implants Required Traditional dental implants require one implant for each ...

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