Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 18, 2014
September is Self-Improvement Month and the periodontists at Nashville Periodontal Group in Nashville and Brentwood, TN are inviting patients who need to replace missing teeth to learn more about implant dentistry. Dental implants are considered one of the most advantageous tooth replacement procedures among dental professionals because they offer reliable, long-term results. Patients enjoy the stable, natural looking tooth replacement and the confidence they regain with their new smile.
Over half of the U.S. population suffers from periodontal disease, which is the main culprit behind loose and lost teeth. When the disease takes hold, bacteria invade the gums, forming pockets of infection around the teeth. When the disease becomes advanced, the teeth become loose and can fall out or shift their position in the mouth. Nashville and Brentwood, TN periodontists can help patients combat this problem by teaching them how to overcome their periodontal disease via good oral hygiene and early periodontal disease treatment.
When a patient receives dental implants for tooth replacement, it is usually completed over a series of visits. First, a titanium implant, which acts as the root, is surgically placed within the jaw. Over time, through a process known as osseointegration, the titanium implant and jaw bone fuse together to create a strong bond similar to that found with natural teeth. An abutment is fitted to the top of the titanium implant, and a crown is placed on top which looks identical to natural teeth. This procedure can be done for a single tooth, or for an entire mouth of missing teeth. However, not all patients are eligible to undergo the procedure, their overall health and the state of their jaw bone will have to be evaluated first.
Nashville and Brentwood, TN patients can take advantage of Self-Improvement Month by scheduling a consultation with one of Nashville Periodontal Group’s skilled periodontists as soon as possible to discuss implant dentistry options. They can walk curious patients through the procedure and help them to determine what kind of tooth replacement option is best for them. Those who wish to learn more about dental implants and how they can help improve their lives can visit the Group’s website for more information.
About the Doctor
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 LANAP® 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.