Springfield, MO (PRWEB) May 14, 2015
In Springfield, MO periodontist Leo A. Tokarczyk, DDS, PC is now offering advanced 3-D Digital CAT scans for his patients who need dental implants. This technology provides precise images through high definition data so the ideal treatment plan can be charted from the first step to the last. The nerves, bones, adjacent tooth structures and sinus walls are all clearly visible on the scans so that there is no part of the procedure left to chance.
The jawbone needs the pressure from tooth roots during chewing motions to stimulate and maintain its density. When teeth fall out or are removed due to decay, trauma or other factors, a periodontist in Springfield, MO typically gives patients tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges, which have been around for centuries. They rest on top of the gums, though, so the healed empty socket in the jaw no longer has the stimulation from the tooth roots needed for health density. As bone begins to crumble, any surrounding teeth lose their foundation and eventually shift, loosen and fall out. An entire missing upper or lower set of teeth increase bone loss, and as the jaw shrinks, the shape of the face changes dramatically.
Dental implants are a far more beneficial option offered in Springfield, MO by periodontist Dr. Tokarczyk. Rather than merely filling the empty space between teeth, implants have a replacement foundation that offers the advantages of a natural root. Using the detailed images from the 3-D Digital CAT scan, Dr. Tokarczyk analyzes the best location for the post and then surgically places it in the alveolar bone. During the healing process, which varies from patient to patient, the implant fuses with the jaw and becomes the solid anchor the new, fully functional tooth requires.
The jawbone begins deteriorating as soon as a tooth is lost, so it is essential to see the periodontist right away. If the loss occurred some time ago, Dr. Tokarczyk can analyze bone density to determine if there is enough for an implant. Bone grafting may be an option for some patients. For more information about dental implants and other advanced procedures, visit Dr. Tokarczyk’s website.
About the Doctor
Dr. Leo A. Tokarczyk is a periodontist dedicated to providing excellent care to patients in Springfield, MO. Dr. Tokarczyk offers the most current treatment options to his patients. He focuses on periodontics, implants and periodontal plastic surgery that help patients achieve a healthier mouth. His undergraduate dental degree at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and post graduate residency at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the Veterans Administration Hospital at Leavenworth, Kansas allowed him to develop great expertise in periodontal treatment. He is an active member of The American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association, Greater Springfield Dental Society, and the American Academy of Periodontics. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Tokarczyk please visit his website at http://www.springfieldperioimplants.com or call (417) 882-2880.