Mountain Home, AR (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Dr. Derrick Johnson, general dentist in Mountain Home, AR believes in providing patients with a more permanent option for replacing missing teeth, which is why he now provides dental implants to Mountain Home patients. Dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone, creating a more permanent and successful tooth replacement option.
Implants consist of an abutment, titanium post and a crown. The post is placed in the jaw bone where it then becomes integrated into the bone itself, becoming permanent. This integration can take up to six months. After complete integration, the post is fitted with an abutment to secure the crown, which looks identical to a natural tooth.
There are many advantages to dental implants over partial dentures or bridges and they are able to provide patients with a more permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants replace tooth roots by being directly placed in the jawbone. This allows for a strong foundation that will not slide around during eating like with dentures and other removable replacement options. Implants are able to instantly improve self-esteem because they restore a natural looking smile that looks and feels like natural teeth.
Implants provide patients with an improved level of comfort and make speaking and eating much easier than other removable replacement options. Removable dentures can negatively affect eating and speech patterns because of how easily they can move in the mouth. This is not a problem seen with implants because they are placed directly into the jaw bone.
Dentures can also dramatically improve overall oral health. Nearby teeth do not have to be altered to support implants like with some types of bridges, but can be left intact which improves oral health and structure. Implants also improve oral health by allowing for easier tooth care. Implants are not removable, which means they can be cleaned through traditional methods of tooth care like brushing and flossing.
Dental implants are a convenient, permanent and comfortable option for patients looking to replace missing teeth. The natural look and feel of implants increase patients self esteem by providing them with the smile and oral health they have always wanted. For more information on implants, contact general dentist in Mountain Home, Dr. Derrick Johnson at (800) 856-1670 or visit his website at http://www.smilingagain.com.
About the Doctor
Integrated Dentistry is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Mountain Home, AR. Dr. Derrick Johnson graduated from the Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has practiced for over 18 years. Dr. Johnson possesses extensive experience in general and reconstructive dentistry, treatment of TMJ dysfunction (including jaw joint and head and neck pain), esthetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. However, the prevention of dental disease and teaching patients how to maintain their oral health is the primary emphasis in all areas of his practice. To learn more about the dental services at Integrated Dentistry, visit their website at http://www.smilingagain.com or call (800) 856-1670.