Benefits of Having Dental Insurance

According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 35 percent of Americans haven’t received dental care within the last year. More often than not, it is finances that keep people from getting the treatment they need, whether a routine cleaning or complicated tooth extraction.   Maintaining good dental health is … Continued

A Dental Patient’s Guide to Outpatient Anesthesia

Outpatient anesthesia is simply any form of anesthesia that does not require overnight hospitalization. For the purposes of oral and maxillofacial surgeries, outpatient anesthesia typically refers to local, general anesthesia, or light IV sedation, also known as “twilight.”   Which procedures can be performed with outpatient anesthesia?   Any dental procedure that has the potential … Continued

Overdentures, Full Fixed Arch Implant Supported Bridge, or All-on-4: Which Is Right for You?

For those missing many teeth or who have failing dental implants, restorative options are overdentures, a full fixed arch implant supported bridge, or all-on-4 dental implants. Innovative and Implant Oral Surgery specializes in all three dental solutions in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. For more than 40 years, we’ve helped patients qualify for the restorative treatment they … Continued

The Role of Bisphosphonates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The medical field has been studying the effects of bisphosphonates in the context of oral and maxillofacial surgery, particularly in relation to dental implant placement, bone grafting and their role in osteodistraction, which is utilized to correct skeletal defects like cleft lip and cleft palate. Bisphosphonates (BPs) are bone-seeking biological compounds that have been shown … Continued

Care Tips to Make Your Dental Implants Last

You’ve invested both time and money restoring a winning smile with dental implants, and now it’s up to you to ensure they last for years to come. Here at Innovative Implant and Oral Surgery, we want our patients to realize the life-long benefits of dental implants and provide customized instructions on proper home maintenance. With … Continued

IMPORTANT: If You’re on Blood Thinners, Let Your Oral Surgeon Know

Many people take “blood thinner” medications to prevent the formation of potentially harmful blood clots. Though these powerful drugs protect against stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and other life-threatening events, they also interfere with the body’s natural ability to stop blood flow at the site of tissue damage. Therefore, it … Continued

How to Secure Dentures with Dental Implants

Today’s dentures are far more advanced than the ones your grandparents wore. They were difficult to keep in place and had to be replaced or repaired often. Modern advances in dentistry, however, have led to the development of implant-supported dentures and implant-supported bridges. For a mouth missing nearly all of its teeth, there are four … Continued