Dental Implants

On February 17, 2011, in Blog, Implants, by Harold Gulbransen

Thursday, 17 February 2011 01:28 Dental Implants Dental implants are made up of three main parts: the implant itself, the dental implant abutment and the dental prosthesis, which generally refers to the dental crown or dental bridgework that the implant supports.  Dental implants, together with dental abutments, can be used to support single teeth, a group […]


Custom Dental Implant Abutments Using CAD-CAM Technology

On February 16, 2011, in Blog, Implants, by Harold Gulbransen

Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:12 Custom Dental Implant Abutments   What are custom dental implant abutments?   Dental implant abutments transfer the load from the dental prosthesis to the titanium dental implant fixture.  Over the years dentists have been frustrated by the lack of different abutment choices available for their patient’s implant restoration.  Stock abutments were the […]


What is an Implant-Supported Denture?

On February 14, 2011, in Blog, Dentures, Implants, by Harold Gulbransen

  Implant-Supported Denture     What is an implant-supported denture?  An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants, while a conventional denture rests on the gums.  An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw […]


What are the advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures over conventional dentures?

On February 14, 2011, in Blog, Dentures, Implants, by Harold Gulbransen

Monday, 14 February 2011 21:20 Dental implants provide several advantages when used to anchor implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures.  Implants prevent bone loss by transmitting load forces during the chewing process down into the jawbone.  The jawbone reacts to this loading by increasing the bone density.  Implants are well known in their ability to stop bone loss. […]


Why go to a Prosthodontist?

On February 2, 2011, in Blog, Prosthodontic Technology, by Harold Gulbransen

Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:18 Prosthodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration of natural teeth or the replacement of missing teeth and adjacent oral and facial tissues with artificial substitutes.  Prosthodontic treatment may include the use of removable partial or full dentures, caps, crowns, bridges, […]


Advantages of Digital Dental X-Rays

On February 1, 2011, in Blog, Prosthodontic Technology, by Harold Gulbransen

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 21:14 What are the Advantages of Digital Dental X-Rays? I am often asked by patients about the advantages of digital dental X-rays when used in my dental office.  Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging where sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. There are two types of dental radiological examinations—intraoral, with […]