Jackson, MS (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
Patients who suffer from missing teeth are encouraged to take advantage of Self-Improvement Month by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart of Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. These Jackson, MS periodontists can help restore smiles and self-esteem through the use of dental implants.
Today, the treatment of choice for those with missing teeth continues to be dental implants, which have been available since the 1950s. An implant restoration is made up of three parts: the implant, the abutment and the crown. The implant is made of titanium, a metal that the jawbone will integrate with, creating a bond similar to that found with the jaw bone and natural root. An abutment is attached to the titanium implant after healing, and then a crown is placed, simulating the look and feel of a real tooth.
While dentures are a great option for many individuals, implants offer benefits that dentures do not, such as a secure fit. Traditional dentures sit on top of the gums and often become displaced, causing embarrassing noises and difficulty while eating. Dental implants, however, offer some great advantages to Jackson, MS residents. An implant works in a similar manner to a natural tooth root, helping to stimulate the jaw bone to keep bone loss from occurring. This bone loss can lead to further tooth loss and eventually a misshapen jaw. Additionally, regardless of the number of missing teeth a patient needs to have replaced, dental implants can often be used.
The process of osseointegration, where the titanium implant becomes a permanent part of the jaw, allows dental implants to last for decades when properly cared for. All that is required is daily brushing and flossing and regular dental visits. Jackson, MS patients who are interested in learning more about how dental implants work and whether they are good candidates to receive them can contact Dr. Parkes and Dr. Stewart’s office to set up a consultation.
About the Doctor
Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Jackson, MS since 1981. Dr. Roger B. Parkes was accepted into the first class at the University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry and received his dental doctorate there. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX for his Periodontics studies and graduated with his Masters of Science in Dentistry. Dr. R. Clarke Stewart received his B.S. degree in Biology from Mississippi College, and graduated cum laude from the University Of Mississippi School Of Dentistry. He became certified in periodontics from the University of Alabama. Dr. Stewart is a member of OKU (Omicron Kappa Upsilon), the American College of Dentists, and recent past president of the MS Dental Association. Drs. Parkes and Stewart are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® protocol, an FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. and their dental services visit their website at http://www.periojackson.com and call (769) 230-3500.