Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Dr. Steven N. Rice now provides hope of a life with stable teeth for patients in Bethesda, MD who have lived with the challenges of traditional dentures. Bethesda area residents with missing teeth now have the option of the All-on-4™ system, implant supported dentures, with Dr. Rice. This technique uses four titanium implants to secure a denture in place. No more slipping and clicking while eating or talking.
The implants are made of titanium, a metal that the body accepts and actually bonds with over time in a process called osseointegration. When the implants have fully bonded with the bone they provide the stimulation necessary for a healthy jawbone, much like the roots of natural teeth.
The procedure for installation is quick and simple. Dr. Rice assesses the patient's teeth and jawbone density and locates the best position for placement of the titanium implants. The doctor numbs the area so the patient can relax as the process proceeds. When the implants are in place, Dr. Rice attaches a temporary denture to the implants for the patient to use right away. He then allows the implants to bond for a few months before creating the final, permanent teeth that he will fit on the implants at a later visit.
The new All-on-4™ dentures look and function much like natural teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, the new replacement teeth can last a lifetime for most patients. The advantages of dental implants to replace missing teeth are significant, including:
- No slipping or clicking while eating or talking, as with temporary dentures
- No diet restrictions to soft food that is easily chewed
- No pastes, gels, or glues to hold teeth in place
- Rapid recovery time from the minimally invasive procedure
- Replacement teeth will last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and dental care
- Replacement teeth look and function much like natural teeth
Bethesda patients can find more information about the implant supported dentures that Dr. Rice uses by visiting his website at http://www.advancedgumsurgery.com. Call the office at (240) 747-7355 for details on the full range of dental care that Dr. Rice can provide.
About the Doctor
Advanced Laser Gum Surgery - Institute of Washington is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in Rockville, Maryland since 1981. Dr. Steven N. Rice received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry. He continued his education as a General Practice Resident in the United States Army, where he was awarded a Medal of Commendation. He studied periodontics at the Medical College of Georgia and was recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology upon completion. Dr. Rice is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® protocol, an FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington and their dental services visit their website at http://www.advancedgumsurgery.com and call (240) 747-7355.