Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 12, 2013
People who have lost their teeth can now visit Nashville Periodontal Group for dental implants in Nashville, TN. With implant supported dentures, patients no longer have to compare implants vs. dentures, but can receive the benefits of a combined tooth replacement.
Patients who want to maintain their bone density levels should receive dental implants in Nashville, TN, from Nashville Periodontal Group. Only implants can prevent bone resorption, or shrinking, and implant supported dentures offer people this advantage with the affordability of dentures.
Loss of bone density is a concern for people who have lost all of their teeth. The jaw bone will keep growing and maintaining itself as long as it is stimulated by the roots of teeth; when teeth are lost and the stimulation stops, the bone will shrink or resorb. When every tooth has been lost, changes in mouth and even facial structure may be visible in as little as a year. This means that tooth replacement options that are not anchored, like dentures, will need to be refitted. Anchored tooth replacements like implants and implant supported dentures stimulate the jaw bone so that it does not shrink.
Patients who are weighing the benefits of implants vs. dentures should also consider the convenience that implant supported dentures offer. These dentures are stable and quiet, so they will not impede talking or eating. Some implant supported dentures snap onto the implant, so they can easily be removed and cleaned; others are attached permanently. Nashville Periodontal Group offers patients the choice of bar-retained and ball-retained implant supported dentures. The bar-retained option uses as few as three implants to anchor a bar that the denture snaps onto, while the ball-retained option requires multiple stud implants that snap into sockets in the denture.
Patients who are uncertain about the best tooth replacement option should set up a consultation to find out what their options are. It is beneficial for patients to start considering their choices sooner rather than later, since deterioration in jaw bone density can make implants less likely to succeed. Patients can learn more about their options for dental implants in Nashville, TN, by visiting the website Nashville Periodontal Group or calling the office.
About the Practice
Nashville Periodontal Group is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Nashville, TN. Drs. Akin and Dr. West are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. Along with laser dentistry they have a strong focus on patient education on maintaining dental health. To learn more about Nashville Periodontal Group and their dental services visit their website at http://www.nashvilleperio.com and call (615) 800-3686.