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Oral Health Made Simple: Your Prescription For Knowledge
 PREVENT PROBLEMS
Small BoxAll About Cavities
Small BoxBrushing and Flossing
Small BoxFluoride
Small BoxMouth-Healthy Eating
Small BoxSealants
Small BoxTaking Care of Your Teeth
Small BoxTobacco
Small BoxYour Dental Visit
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 CONDITIONS
Small BoxBad Breath
Small BoxCavities
Small BoxCold Sores
Small BoxDry Mouth
Small BoxImpacted Tooth
Small BoxSensitive Teeth
Small BoxTMJ
Small BoxTooth Discoloration
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 TREATMENTS
Small BoxCrowns
Small BoxDentures
Small BoxFillings: The Basics
Small BoxGum Surgery
Small BoxImplants
Small BoxRoot Canal Treatment
Small BoxScaling and Root Planing
Small BoxWhitening
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 GENERAL TOPICS
Small BoxControlling Pain
Small BoxCosmetic Dentistry
Small BoxEmergencies
Small BoxFill, Repair, Replace
Small BoxKids And Teens
Small BoxOral Health and Your Body
Small BoxOrthodontics
Small BoxPeriodontics
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Step 2 Understand ConditionsSimplestepsUnderstand Conditions
Step 3 Explore TreatmentsSimplestepsExplore Treatments

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Dental implants have improved to the degree that almost anyone can be a successful candidate.
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What Are Implants?arrow pointing right
Implants are devices that replace the roots of lost teeth, and are used to support crowns, bridges or dentures.
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Placing Dental Implantsarrow pointing right
How is the implant placed in your jaw and how long does it take?
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Who Is an Implant Candidate?arrow pointing right
Most people will be able to get implants, but some people are not good candidates.
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Bone Augmentation and Nerve Repositioningarrow pointing right
If your jaw does not have enough bone to support dental implants, you will need a procedure to add bone to your jaw before implants can be placed.
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Types of Implantsarrow pointing right
There are a number of different types of implants. Which is right for you?
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Illustrations: Placing an Implantarrow pointing right
Our original illustrations show you how an implant is placed.
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Single-Tooth Implantsarrow pointing right
Often, a single implant is used to replace a single tooth.
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Lasers Are Beaming Into Dental Officesarrow pointing right
Today, lasers are used in many areas of daily life, including dentistry.
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Implant-Supported Denturearrow pointing right
An implant-supported denture is a full denture that is supported by implants.
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Additional Resourcesarrow pointing right
Organizations and agencies to contact for more information.
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Implant-Supported Bridgearrow pointing right
An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing.
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