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How Succesful Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the most successful and healthy option to replace teeth. They do not require the mutilation of adjacent teeth and are permanent and can be treated just like normal teeth. Implants are not fail safe, however. They require careful treatment planning and expert placement to ensure their success. Read more...

Buying a Dental Implant Should Be A Lot Like Buying A Car

There are many manufacturers of dental implants just like there are many manufacturers of cars. It is important as a consumer to do your research and ask your dentist or Periodontist what type of implants they place and what they are familiar with when placing a crown or restoring the implant. Read more...

Why Are Dental Implants So Expensive?

When giving patients options for replacing their teeth, patients will always ask, “What is my cheapest option and what will my dental insurance cover or pay?” There are many options for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth, but Dental Implants are by far the best option for tooth replacement. Read more...

Should I Have A Periodontist Place My Dental Implants?

Gum disease often leads to toothy and bone loss. Receiving periodontal care from a periodontal specialist helps maintain healthier gums, teeth and bone. Patients who require dental implants, tooth removal, treatment of gum disease or repair will receive a higher level of expertise from a Board Certified Periodontist. Read more...

Why Do Missing Teeth Even Matter?

We, at Periodontal Specialists in Kansas City, get this question a lot. Especially if the patient is missing a back tooth and they feel that no one can see it or that they are chewing “just fine”. The issue, although, is not just the chewing function for the patient. You see, when a person loses a tooth a lot of unnoticeable changes occur that can lead to other problems. Read more...

St. Patrick - The Patron Saint of Gums?

While I think we all know that St. Patrick is not the patron saint of our gums, this is the time when we can all celebrate being Irish and have a drink to celebrate the work of St. Patrick. Most of us celebrate with green attire and green beer, some more than others, and whether we know it or not alcohol can affect our teeth and especially our gums. Read more...

February is Heart Month

It’s that time of the year when we cherish the ones we love with flowers and candy. All around us are heart shaped boxes and jewelry enticing us to give gifts in appreciation of how much we feel loved.But don’t you think that our loved ones would want us to make sure we take care of ourselves so that we will be around to love? Read more...

New Year New Teeth

As the New Year begins, we are strapped with bills and the hunger that this year will be better than the last. We make resolutions and set goals for ourselves, some that we meet and some that are all too soon forgotten or given up on. We, at Periodontal Specialists, would encourage you to make a commitment to your health and the health of your teeth and gums. Read more...

Feeling a little Stressed lately?

Every day stresses, like driving to work, dealing with the boss, the screaming kids, and even getting out of bed in the morning can just be enough to push someone off the edge. If you compound that with the stress of the holidays, and shopping for presents, and for the holiday meals can make things even worse. Read more...

Are you worried about that extra holiday weight?

We all love to indulge over the holiday season, and why not? It’s the one time of year we can have multiple Thanksgiving feasts, office parties, and all the yuletide has to offer. But did you know that packing on that extra holiday weight can actually affect your teeth. Read more...