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Daniel S. Lauer, DMDBoard Certified Periodontist

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What to Expect When Getting All of Your Teeth Replaced

When a person is told they need to get all of their teeth replaced, this tends to evoke feelings of fear and anxiety. After all, you only get one set of teeth, and if you still have a few left—albeit severely damaged—you most likely want to save them for as long as possible. Unfortunately, this mindset is preventing many people with failing and missing teeth from obtaining a life-changing set of new teeth. Dr. Daniel Lauer, our double board-certified periodontist,…

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Why Should I Switch to Implant-Supported Dentures?

This is a question many patients ask as they consider their options for replacing multiple teeth. After all, dentures seem to be a much simpler option because they have a lower up-front cost and don’t require surgery. While this is the mindset of some individuals who choose dentures, more and more people are learning the dramatic improvement that switching to implant-supported dentures can offer their lifestyle. Although dentures are a viable solution for many people, there are a number of…

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What Are All-on-4 vs. All-on-6 Dental Implants?

Dental implants are considered the best permanent replacement option for missing teeth. While some individuals only need a couple of teeth replaced, there are many others who require a full mouth teeth replacement. There’s no doubt this can be an intimidating situation, but with All-on-4® and All-on-6, patients at Precision Periodontics & Implantology can get a brand new smile that looks and functions like their natural teeth – often in as little as one day. All-on-4® and All-on-6 both involve…

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How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Implants?

Dental implants can be placed by a variety of different professionals. Because of this, it can be difficult to choose the right dentist or surgeon for your procedure. The truth is, not all dental implant professionals have the necessary expertise to provide optimal results. Some have minimal training and experience with dental implant surgery, while others have undergone extensive training and have provided successful outcomes for the most complex of cases. To make sure you are working with the best…

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How Is Gum Recession Treated?

If you’ve noticed your gums have been receding – whether from periodontal disease, trauma, or another cause – you may need to consult with a dental professional to learn if your oral health is at risk. Mild forms of gum recession can often be treated with nonsurgical approaches including bite adjustments or a biteguard to reduce excess forces on teeth. Moderate to severe recession, however, may require more in-depth treatment methods. In the past receding gums were often corrected with…

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What Causes Gum Recession?

Receding gums are an extremely common oral problem – one that can be effectively improved with the right treatment. When your gums begin to recede, more of your tooth root is exposed, making it especially susceptible to decay, sensitivity and eventual loosening of the tooth. This is why Dr. Daniel Lauer emphasizes the importance of treating the recession when it causes concern. To help prevent the problem from becoming a severe issue, it can help to understand what has caused…

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Benefits of Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can be a highly beneficial option for those who have lost a tooth. Over time, if this space is not filled, the bone around it can start to recede, affecting both the function and cosmetic appearance of your mouth. Our periodontal specialist is experienced in performing bone grafting procedures, including ridge and sinus augmentation, to help you maintain a strong foundation for future replacement options. Patients who choose to undergo bone grafting can look forward to the following:…

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Dr. Lauer Recertified by the American Board of Periodontology

In his never-ending mission to provide the best periodontal care possible, Dr. Daniel Lauer has recently become recertified by the American Board of Periodontology. This is the second time he has undergone the recertification process, which is designed to challenge each doctor’s knowledge on past and emerging information in the field of periodontics. Becoming board certified is a completely optional credential – one that a large percentage of periodontists do not pursue or complete. Even more rare is becoming recertified…

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What if I Don’t Have Enough Bone for Implants?

One of the most important factors that determines whether you are a good candidate for dental implants is the amount of bone present in your jaw. This will affect the potential success of your results because your jawbone must accommodate the implant and act as a solid base for the restoration. Should you not have sufficient jawbone density available, our periodontic specialist, Dr. Daniel Lauer, performs bone grafting to create a stronger foundation for future implant placement. Bone grafting can…

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What Is the Difference Between Bridges and Dental Implants?

When you have a missing tooth that needs to be replaced, you have different options from which to choose. It’s only when you fully understand the pros and cons of each solution that you can make an informed decision about your restoration. A common confusion among patients seeking a tooth replacement is whether to get a fixed bridge or dental implant. Dr. Daniel Lauer encourages people to thoroughly discuss each option with their dentist to learn which is better for…

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