“But times have changed and amazing advancements have been made in the dental profession. Denture patients no longer have live with 18th century solutions and put their teeth in a jar at night.
New Albany, IN (PRWEB) February 8, 2011
When we were young it was only an insensitive joke to poke fun at denture wearers. Most can remember cartoon or TV images of mumbling people and teeth being stuck in an apple after a bite. But now many of us are not so young and for the nine million who wear dentures and for the 12 million who are missing a full jaw of teeth but don’t know what to do it’s no longer a joke. It’s a real problem for sufferers that is only expected to double by 2020, and until now has only received 18th century fixes.
Dr. Ron Receveur, D.D.S. of New Albany, Indiana wants to change all of that and let people know there are now true, permanent solutions to missing teeth. “We’ve probably all heard stories of George Washington carving his own set of wooden teeth. Aside from using modern materials to replace the wood nothing really changed for denture wearers or those missing teeth since Washington, and so many have continued to suffer in silence,” says Dr. Receveur.
“But times have changed and amazing advancements have been made in the dental profession. Denture patients no longer have live with 18th century solutions and put their teeth in a jar at night. Those missing teeth do not have to continue to live “tight mouthed” out of fear from either showing their smile or of going to a dentist. Both problems can be addressed quickly and easily right in the modern office.”
Receveur wants people to know that two modern advancements in dentistry have led to brighter smiles and easier, more confident lives for those with missing teeth. The first is the use of dental implants. The same technology and metals used in joint replacements in orthopedic patients have allowed dentists to place implants in the jaws of dental patients to which permanent, natural looking teeth can be affixed. A CT scan allows dentists to see the jaw bone structure of patients and determine if they are a candidate for implants and exactly where the implants should be placed. The dentist who has a CT scan right in his or her office and who has been trained in the placement of implants can take the pictures, place the implants and fashion the new teeth in one location all in one day.
At the same time a few dentists are now offering IV sedation to many patients. If they are credentialed in this, IV sedation allows dental patients to truly sleep through a dental visit and never remember the sounds, smells and tastes many find unpleasant during a trip to the dentist. They wake from dental procedures with no recollection. The other advantage to IV sedation is that those who fear dental visits (about 65 million Americans) can go to sleep in the dental office and get complicated procedures completed in one or two visits whereas it would have taken multiple visits using oral sedation (pills) in times past.
“Uncomfortable dentures, plastic flippers and going without teeth can now be permanently taken care of,” says Dr. Receveur, “and with the use of IV sedation patients do not have to fear going to the dentist or having to suffer through a calendar full of appointments. When a dentist is capable of doing everything right in his or her office the patient also does not have to run to the hospital for an expensive CT scan ($400 to $500 in unnecessary expenses) or all over town from place to place over several days to have permanent, beautiful smiles again.”
In order to help people understand modern dental implants and IV sedation Dr. Receveur is hosting an open house and seminar in his office at 819 Mt. Tabor Road in New Albany. Every attendee will receive a free CT scan (worth $500) and hear about implant procedures, IV sedation and how they can have a permanent solution to missing teeth in one day and in one office. Past patients, some who were even afraid of dental visits and dental work, will be on hand to answer questions about what the experience was like and how it has affected their lives. Refreshments will be served but seating is limited so those interested should call as soon as possible. For more information people can go to Dr. Receveur’s website at http://www.NewAlbanyImplants.com. The seminar and open house will be Tuesday, February 15th from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot by calling 812-945-SMILE (7645).