Toccoa, GA (PRWEB) July 30, 2015
Dr. Joseph H. Wilbanks now delivers the latest in imaging technology. Patients who are seeking a dentist in Toccoa, GA and Clayton, GA, to provide tooth replacement options can take advantage of the most advanced methods at Dr. Wilbanks’ practice. Using Cone Beam CT scans, he analyzes bone and nerve structures that would not be visible on traditional x-rays. The three-dimensional pictures allow him to locate the best placement for dental implants, to ensure a successful procedure.
Missing teeth create hardships in a number of ways. Chewing patterns must be altered, and oral hygiene often becomes difficult. For some people, the altered appearance of the smile causes extreme self-consciousness that diminishes their confidence and quality of life. A dentist in Toccoa, GA, typically offers patients the choices of dentures or dental implants. Dentures rest on top of the gums, and although they fill the gap and allow an individual to resume some natural chewing function; they do not perform one of the most essential functions of a tooth, which takes place below the surface. The roots rest against the jawbone and stimulate healthy bone density, thus allowing the implant to replicate this activity and restore oral health.
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, and as a leading dentist in Toccoa, GA, Dr. Wilbanks has extensive experience performing this procedure. It is necessary to acquire the most detailed images possible, in order to identify whether there is sufficient bone density to support the titanium post. That is why he now utilizes Cone Beam 3D imaging technology. In a method similar to a medical CT scan, the device gathers information and produces digital pictures that expose details of the throat and the oral and sinus cavities.
Not only is this process an improvement in terms of procedure success and technological advances, it also provides a much shorter and more comfortable visit. There is no need for multiple bitewings because the machine is suspended from an arm that allows it to rotate smoothly around the face, producing the image from a single exposure. This also provides an unbroken image that does not need to be pieced together. More information about Cone Beam and dental implant technology is available on Dr. Wilbanks’ website.
About the Practice
Wilbanks Smile Center is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Toccoa, Georgia. Dr. Joseph H. Wilbanks has been practicing in the area for 40 years. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and of the International Congress of Implantology. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and is a member of the American Dental Association and the Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Wilbanks believes in continuing education and providing patients with latest techniques and technology. To learn more about Wilbanks Smile Center or Dr. Wilbanks visit their website at http://www.wilbankssmilecenter.com or call (800) 884-9439.