Dental Implants

A recent report published in the Journal of Prosthodontics suggests that an antidepressant drug called sertraline (best known by its brand name Zoloft), may increase the likelihood of dental implant failure. Part of a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the reason...

Hypodontia is a surprisingly common disorder of the teeth. Hypodontia involves the absence of one or more primary or permanent teeth. This problem is present from birth, thus it is also called CMT (Congenitally Missing Teeth). The number of teeth missing determines the severity of...

Researchers from Brazil recently tested the effectiveness of customized mouthguards against off-the-shelf mouthguards. As the Sacramento Dentistry Group has often stated, customized mouthguards proved to be significantly better at safely distributing stresses that might otherwise have broken teeth. Both types of mouthguards, however, were found...

In a prior article, the Sacramento Dentistry Group focused on the current uses for 3D printing in dentistry. The common applications at this time are for short-term appliances that are only used for a few weeks, or for soft, protective devices such as nightguards and...

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both “same day” and traditional crowns for our patients that need dental restorations. So if you can have a same day, or chair side crown, why would a patient wait for a standard crown to be completed? For certain teeth...

Dental implant technology has been used to replace missing teeth since the 1960’s, and it continues to improve the lives of its recipients. Whether dental implant technology is used to replace just one tooth or many, anchor a bridge, or hold a full set of...

Has your regular dentist referred you to an oral surgeon, or mentioned that an oral surgeon would be called in for an upcoming procedure? Are you picturing an elaborate hospital operating room set up, something like the medical dramas on TV? Rest assured, it’s highly...

You’ve got your flight ticket. Your check-in bag is on its way to your waiting plane, or at least you hope it is. Now comes the fun part, the TSA security checkpoint.Photo ID out and ready to show? Check.Boarding pass? Check.Easy-to-remove shoes and belt all...

This week the Sacramento Dentistry Group would like to highlight two of our promotions that are extremely valuable for our regular clients and patients in the Sacramento community. These promotions reflect our desire to bring the best to those that trust our dentists to provide...

A question recently asked on our website was this: Do cherries stain dentures? The sad truth is that cherries, berries and other dark fruits, wines, tomato sauces, dark beers, teas and coffees and dark vegetables all have the ability to darken dentures, teeth, veneers, bridges...

“This mill does it all.” — a national provider of digital dental equipment The Sacramento Dentistry Group would like to announce their adoption of the Ceramill Motion 2 by Amann Girrbach. This is a digitally operated mill that shapes both ceramics and metals into prosthetic dental...