Patient Education
Useful Resources

The following website links contain helpful information and pictures. Just click on the link below to go to the website page that is described.

Biomet 3i Dental Implant Patient Education Brochure

BioHorizon's Dental Implant Patient Education

Links from
The American Dental Association's Patient Education Website

Links from The American Academy of Periodontology :

Gum Disease Information
This section covers the types and causes of periodontal disease. It includes illustrations and possible treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions
This link contains “Frequently Asked Questions” covering general periodontal questions, periodontal procedures, and how periodontal disease affects general health.

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection
Research suggests that managing periodontal disease may reduce the risk for the cardiovascular disease.

Beyond the Brush: Five Ways to Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums
Smoking may be one of the most important risk factors in the development of periodontal disease. This link gives information regarding this.

Women & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information to help women avoid periodontal (gum) disease and protect their oral health.

Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
This link contains information on how diabetes increases periodontal disease and how periodontal disease can also increase diabetes.

Periodontal Procedures
This link describes periodontal procedures such as dental implants, scaling & root planing, crown lengthening, regeneration, tissue grafts, and dental laser surgery.

Dental Implants: Teeth that Look and Feel Like Your Own
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots (posts) placed into your jawbone. Crowns, bridges or dentures are then anchored to these. This link describes the process and benefits of dental implants.