What Are The Most Natural Dental Implants?

Many health-conscious patients ask us which type of dental implant is more “natural.” There are two main types of dental implants—titanium and ceramic. Titanium implants are used by the vast majority of dentists. Our practice uses ceramic implants. Both types are made of materials found in nature. Titanium and ceramic implants have different properties. These…

5 Misconceptions About Zirconia Dental Implants

Patients looking into zirconia dental implants—also known as ceramic dental implants—often make appointments at our practice to learn more. During those visits, we have learned that many have heard myths about zirconia implants.  Here are five common misconceptions about zirconia dental implants.  Myth #1: Zirconia dental implants are the most biocompatible.  Dental implants are medical…

What Is Functional Orthodontics? 

Traditional orthodontics focuses on straight teeth. It is based on the idea that genetics cause malocclusions—misalignments between the teeth.  Functional orthodontics—the approach we take at the Institute for Systemic Dentistry—straightens the teeth, too. It also aligns the upper and lower jaws. Functional orthodontics practitioners believe that dental abnormalities are caused by developmental and environmental problems,…