Trending: Dental implants replace lost teeth, restore lost function and enhance your smile

Increasingly, my patients ask about dental implants.  They, like many people, have noticed this emerging trend for tooth replacement.   When we talk about trends in fashion we think about something that comes and goes based on what is popular.  But some trends reflect a directional change.  Implants are a trend in that they are changing the way teeth are replaced.  In many ways, they are a better alternative to tooth replacement than the traditional methods.  They have become the modern … read more →

Performing All Stages of Implant Dentistry at Crabtree Dental

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, “It has been estimated that 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost ALL their natural teeth. When I attended dental school over 30 years ago, the science of dental implants was relatively new and as such was not taught to general dentists.  At the beginning of my career dental specialists almost exclusively performed the … read more →

Professional Enthusiasm

This summer, I began my 32nd year practicing dentistry.  At this point along a career path many people are anticipating retirement.  I receive so much satisfaction caring for the needs of my patients and transforming smiles that retirement hasn’t yet appeared on my radar.  The last couple of years, I have immersed myself in continuing education specifically to hone my skills in implant and cosmetic dentistry. I’m eager to share those services with my patients.  I am privileged to have … read more →