Undergoing the dental implant procedure is something that our patients do after they have considered the various options for tooth replacement. To receive a dental implant takes an investment of money and time. The results achieved through one of the various types of implants last a lifetime, increasing the cost effectiveness of the procedure when […]

For much of our current history, the most appropriate methods available for replacing missing teeth were the dental bridge and dentures. Dentures, in particular, have been restorative devices that were known to cause a bit of discomfort and even result in embarrassing situations should the appliance slip or fall out due to poor grip. While […]

The function and appearance of a natural tooth is very difficult to replicate. Traditionally fixed bridges and dentures were the only options for a patient with missing teeth. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, dental implants are natural looking replacements that are as stable and functional as natural teeth. They can be used to hold […]

Dental implants are used for several different purposes. Some patients use them as a replacement for natural teeth that are missing due to extractions or trauma, while others will have them placed in order to give structural support and strength to dentures. Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed into the bone and gums […]

Once a patient starts exploring options for replacing a missing tooth, they realize that there are several different options. For those who want to improve the health of the mouth and the appearance of the smile, dental implants are becoming the most popular choice. Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth that provide […]

Dr. Terry Vines helps his Redlands, CA patients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted with a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. From teeth whitening to teeth straightening, he gets patients the results they want in the time and budget they can invest. However, when a tooth is lost, the first step is […]

Many options exist for filling a gap in your smile caused by a missing tooth. One option that is gaining popularity is dental implant surgery. Dental implant surgery occurs when the dentist places a titanium screw directly into the jawbone. The metal piece then fuses with your jawbone. Next, your mouth is given time to […]

If you’re considering dental implants you may have been surprised to learn that the procedure is not always possible without some dental work to prepare the mouth. Many patients who are considering dental implants learn that in order to support the implant they must first have a bone grafting procedure performed. Dr. Terry Vines of […]