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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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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that not only looks natural but also feels like your real teeth. When you come into Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Lauer will spend time with you to discuss your options for replacing one or more missing teeth. From dental bridges to dentures to implants, he believes you should be fully informed about your choices so you can make the right decision for your individual needs. As part of this…

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New Technology Offers More Effective Gum Disease Treatment

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At Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Daniel Lauer is dedicated to offering the most innovative and proven solutions available. Among our collection of advanced periodontal technology is the new micro-IDent®plus11 by HAIN Lifescience. This state-of-the-art system is utilized to identify the specific type of bacteria that is living in a patient’s periodontal pockets–the area of separation between the tooth and the inflamed gum tissue. This bacteria is one of the main causes of periodontal disease, and by finding the…

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Sponsoring the 10th Annual Cancer Awareness Days

Earlier this month, Dr. Daniel Lauer participated in the 10th annual PGA National Women’s Cancer Awareness Days. This was his sixth year as a sponsor in memory of his late grandmother. Since 2004 the event has gathered the public to work together to make a difference in the lives of those who have suffered from cancer. This year’s event took place from Saturday, February 7th to Thursday, February 12th. The purpose of the competition is to create awareness and raise…

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