Madison, MS (PRWEB) November 07, 2014
Patients in Madison, MS with missing teeth can now renew their smiles by seeing Dr. Roger B. Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart at Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A. for treatment, as they are now accepting new patients. Teeth are commonly lost due to the effects of a serious oral infection known as periodontal disease. As the disease progresses, bacteria invade the gums along the surface of the tooth, forming pockets of infection. The presence of the infection causes teeth to loosen and fall out if not properly treated. Drs. Parkes and Stewart are now helping patients overcome their periodontal disease and reclaim their smiles through the use of dental implants.
Dental implants consist of three separate pieces: the decay-resistant titanium base, the crown that looks, feels and functions like a real tooth, and the abutment that connects the two pieces. Titanium is used specifically for its ability to fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. This makes the implants strong, dependable and long-lasting. Patients have used implants for decades with little to no complications, and they require only the same upkeep that is required for natural teeth, including daily brushing and flossing.
Many patients find that dental implants are preferable to other traditional tooth replacement methods like dentures. Dentures are made with plastics and metals that can irritate the gums and create discomfort for the patient. Additionally, teeth play an important role in maintaining jaw bone density, so when they are lost, the jaw begins to deteriorate. Implants take over the role of stimulating the jaw so that this bone loss does not occur, while dentures merely sit on top of the gums. Dentures are also prone to slipping and clicking, which can be very embarrassing for those who wear them.
Implants can be used when patients in Madison, MS have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. This method is the best option for those who have only one or two teeth to replace, as the crown will be undetectable amongst natural teeth. Madison, MS patients with missing teeth can benefit from implant dentistry. To learn more, visit the office website for information and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart.
About the Practice
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® 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.