Archive for the ‘ Dental Implants ’ Category

Is it Okay to Get Dental Implants if I Have Diabetes?

Another way to phrase the question would be, “Does the presence of diabetes cause problems with dental implant care?”  The quick answer to the question is “no”.  (JADA 2021:152(3):189-201).  Over the years, we have looked at the presence of diseases and the effect of these diseases on dental implant care.  This can be looked at […]

Use of PRGF to Help Heal Extraction Sockets

As soon as we started using PRGF for bone-grafting procedures in our practice, I recognized the great benefit that this technology had for healing in bone defects.  (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 79:305-312, 2021)  I read with interest this article where PRGF was used to help with the healing of tooth extraction sites for patients undergoing […]

CAN THE COVID-19 VIRUS AFFECT DENTAL IMPLANT SUCCESS/DENTAL IMPLANT INTEGRATION

 I have noticed a very slight increase in dental implant failure during the 18 months following the start of the Covid-19 epidemic. Although this number is still less than 1%.  There is certainly a possibility that this is due to some other random factor, but it is also possible that this, as well, has Covid-19 […]

IS SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING (ATTACHED MUCOSAL GRAFTING) NEEDED AROUND DENTAL IMPLANTS?

IS SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING (ATTACHED MUCOSAL GRAFTING) NEEDED AROUND DENTAL IMPLANTS? Yes. This is true of any site, but especially true in compromised sites such as patients who have undergone treatments including radiation therapy or major jaw reconstruction (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 79:560-574, 2021). Around our healthy teeth there is a band of tissue that […]

METAL-FREE IMPLANT SOLUTIONS FOR OPTIMAL INTEGRATION AND ESTHETICS: NOBELPEARL IMPLANTS

First off, I will advise you before you start reading that this is an opinion piece and I am just giving you my experience, although in our practice we have extensive experience in the use of both titanium and ceramic implants. The “reintroduction” of ceramic implants in our practice is what brought on this blog […]

Who is the best oral surgeon in Wisconsin

Who is the best oral surgeon in Wisconsin? Richard M. Wagner DDS. Who is the best oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Wisconsin? Richard M. Wagner DDS. Who is the best oral surgeon in the Milwaukee area? Richard M Wagner DDS. Who is the best oral and maxillofacial surgeon in the Milwaukee area? Richard M Wagner […]

COMPLETE IMPLANT SUPPORTED TEETH AND JAW SURGERY TECHNIQUES

Complete implant supported teeth (All-On-Four, Teeth In A Day, Immediate Teeth, Implant Prosthetics, etc.) is wonderful treatment that we are able to provide with a high degree of success when it is done correctly. I do have concerns that every dental clinic is offering some variation of this and it is not “easy” treatment to […]

Dental Implants: Aftercare

Are you considering dental implants but are worried about the recovery time? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the facts! The recovery time following dental implant surgery tends to vary but is usually based on the amount of teeth being implanted, whether or not a bone graft was needed and how well the individual […]

WAGNER RECEIVES NOBEL BIOCARE AWARD

Nobel Biocare created the Diamond Partner Status to recognize an elite group of doctors – those who are the most skilled and experienced in the art of dental implants. Dr. Wagner has exhibited a commitment to furthering the science and knowledge of dental implants. He actively promotes the advantages of dental implant care. His years […]

How to Take Care of Your Dental Implant

Cleaning and taking care of your implant is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth. Here are some things you should know about caring for your implant. Your implant and your natural teeth are similar because they both rely on healthy tissue for support! Just like with real teeth, plaque buildup can be harmful. […]