Friday, February 1, 2013

Missing teeth?

    Periodontal Disease and Tooth Loss. What's the big deal?

When teeth are lost, it can be devastating. Having a natural looking smile is a sign of good health. Losing teeth to periodontal problems challenges that.

When teeth are lost to Periodontal disease it affects a patients appearance, speech, ability to chew, self-esteem and overall health, says Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri from her Chino, California Cosmetic Dental Practice.
But there are ways to help patients keep a healthy smile.

 Comprehensive patient education on implant dentistry
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They allow you to speak normally, eat your favorite foods and are comfortable.

When tooth loss occurs it doesnt have to affect your self-esteem and general health, continues Dr.

Dental implants are generally made of titanium, so they are well tolerated by patients. The surgical placement of the implant is an in-office procedure, done with a local anesthetic. Patients are surprised at the ease of the procedure, say Dr. Cherukuri. After the surgical placement there is a waiting period for the implant to integrate to the bone and then a natural looking crown, bridge or denture will be placed to give the patient their smile back.         

Tooth loss doesnt have to affect your health and appearance. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, give us a call and learn how we can help.

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