Archive for January, 2012
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants Instead of Dentures?
In the past, dental patients with missing or extracted teeth had limited options when it came to restoring their smile. Dentures and bridges were among the only choices available and, unfortunately, not everyone who needed them found these options to be practical. Why Might Dentures Not Be For You? Dentures, if not fitted properly or completely adhered, […]
Diagnosis and Treatments for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by interruptions of breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in the throat collapses during sleep and blocks the airways. This particular disorder was discovered in 1965 by several different doctors in Europe. It owes its name to the Greek word “apnea” which translates to […]
Corrective Surgery for Treacher Collins Syndrome
Treacher Collins syndrome is a congenital condition (present at birth) in which the cheek and jaw bones are underdeveloped. This condition can be passed on to a child from an affected parent or can begin as a new mutation. Treacher Collins syndrome was named after the British ophthalmologist who discovered the syndrome in 1900. Two of […]