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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants certainly have the potential to last a lifetime, as we tell our patients in Rancho Mirage. But it’s hard to prove because it’s a challenge to run long-term studies. However, a significant body of research supports our assertion that dental implants can last a lifetime. Even with an extensive 20-year study and a smaller 30-year [...]

What Are The Different Types of Dentures?

If Saturday morning cartoons have taught us anything, it’s that dentures only come in one variety: Full top and bottom sets of teeth, either soaking gruesomely in a glass by your grandparents’ bedside or chattering around on their own like a wind-up toy. Right? Actually, dentures come in a variety of types (and are not, unfortunately, capable of autonomous [...]

Is It Time for Your First Root Canal–Or Should You Get a Dental Implant?

If Dr. Rod Strober has diagnosed you with an infected tooth (sometimes also called an abscessed tooth), you need to get it treated. An infected tooth is one of the few dental conditions that can turn deadly in a relatively short time. If you leave an infected tooth untreated, you may feel terrible one day with a spiking fever [...]

Am I Too Old for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are by far the best tooth replacement method available for patients who suffer from one or more missing teeth. Dental implants' strength, longevity, convenience, and appearance excel above the alternative options like dental bridges or dentures. Another great benefit of dental implants is that almost everyone is a candidate. We want to ensure [...]

Can You Upgrade to Implant-Supported Dentures from Implant-Retained Dentures?

People often lose patience with the limitations of traditional dentures. Dentures are often loose-fitting and slip out of place. They make it hard to chew, which makes you give up many of your favorite foods. Plus, difficulty speaking and uncertainty about whether you will lose dentures when talking or laughing can make you give up going out with friends. [...]

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