Selma, AL (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
Nearly three out of four Americans are missing one or more teeth by the age of forty. For those who have been living with missing teeth in Selma, AL, Dr. Wayne Yarbrough now offers dental implants that provide new hope of improved oral health for many patients. Not only do implants provide a more permanent solution for missing teeth, they also contribute to the health of the jawbone by providing stimulation much like the roots of natural teeth do.
Many people with missing teeth in Selma, AL have become accustomed to living with temporary replacements for the problem of tooth loss. Whether using removable dentures or a fixed bridge, the traditional solutions to tooth loss can often lead to more problems. A fixed bridge used to replace missing teeth is built by cutting down the neighboring healthy teeth to secure the bridge. This can leave otherwise healthy teeth more prone to decay and other problems.
Pressure from removable appliances can contribute to quicker wear and damage to the healthy teeth nearby. Full removable dentures ride on the gums and contribute to ongoing bone loss as the jawbone lacks the stimulation that was once provided by the roots of the healthy teeth. With dental implants the jawbone receives stimulation similar to that provided by the roots of natural teeth, and will remain healthy and strong with good dental care and hygiene.
The dental implants are carefully placed in the position in the jawbone where they can support the new teeth the best. Using titanium posts that naturally bond with the bone in a process called osseointegration, the implants are designed to last the lifetime of the patient with proper dental care and hygiene. The teeth that fit on the dental implants are made to look and feel much like the real teeth that they replace.
To learn more about permanent dental solutions now available for patients with missing teeth in Selma, AL, visit the office website at http://www.yarbroughperiodontics.com.
About the Doctor
Dr. Wayne Yarbrough is a periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Montgomery, AL since 1984. Dr. Yarbrough graduated from the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama Dental School, and received his certificate in periodontics. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Yarbrough and his dental services visit his website at http://www.yarbroughperiodontics.com and call (334) 230-5288.