pondering why dental implants are better 300x199 3 Reasons Why Dental Implants are a Better ChoiceWhen you’ve lost a tooth, or several teeth, your smile loses a vital part of its anatomy. While there are many options for replacing lost teeth, dental implants are the only choice that addresses the loss on a biological level. As a periodontist/Doctor of Medical Sciences, with world-class training from UCSF and Harvard, one of Dr. Ann Kania’s specialties is preserving patients’ oral structures through the placement of dental implants. Made from biologically compatible titanium, the reason why dental implants are typically a better choice for tooth replacement is because they become a permanent part of your jawbone’s anatomy, much like your natural teeth roots. (more…)

older woman with questions 300x200 Answers About Tooth Loss and Dental ImplantsLosing teeth is a problem that many people face, or will face, and that has longer-lasting consequences than you might realize. In addition to the visual effects, tooth loss leaves a void in your oral structures that influences how the rest of your teeth work. However, since these effects can take years before they become apparent, we help you understand them now so you can take steps to preserve your smile, either by preventing tooth loss, or by replacing lost teeth with one or more dental implants.   (more…)

woman in a sweater with a toothache 221x300 Are Toothaches a Symptom of Periodontal Disease?Several things can warn you of impending periodontal disease. If your gums are red or swollen, or appear darker in some areas than normal, you might have cause to worry. The more periodontal disease progresses, the more symptoms you’ll exhibit, and in time, it may even cause your teeth to ache (even though it doesn’t directly affect your tooth structure). Unlike a cavity, however, which might exhibit tooth sensitivity as one its earliest symptoms, toothaches related to periodontal disease typically mean that the condition has advanced beyond its initial stages. (more…)