Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) May 18, 2016
Dr. Frederick D. Thurston of Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center, Inc. now no longer requires a referral before accepting new patients with missing teeth in Lakeland, FL who wish to receive dental implants. Implants are a long-lasting treatment option that provides patients with distinct benefits, including a more natural look.
Many people lose their teeth over their lifetimes due to a wide variety of circumstances. This can include tooth decay due to improper oral hygiene, gum disease, accidents and extractions. When one or more teeth are missing, it can affect the entire mouth, and in extreme cases, may result in deformity of the jaw bone. To keep these side effects from occurring, patients can receive one or more dental implants to replace their missing teeth.
Implants have been used successfully for thousands of years across the world. More recently, dentists have worked to increase their longevity and perfect the practice of implant dentistry, which resulted in the dental implants that are used today. They are usually comprised of a titanium root, a crown that looks and acts like a regular tooth, and an abutment piece that joins the two together. The bone adheres to the titanium root in a process known as osseointegration, which makes the bond strong and resilient like that seen between natural teeth and the jaw. This allows many patients to enjoy their implants for decades with no upkeep besides that required for regular teeth.
Now those suffering with missing teeth have the opportunity to receive treatment from a qualified dentist without being required to see a referring doctor first. Dr. Thurston urges those looking for a long-term tooth replacement option to contact his office for a consultation. Additional information about dental implants can be found on his website, or by calling (863) 967-7548 to schedule an appointment.
About the Doctor
Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center, Inc. is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Auburndale, FL. Dr. Frederick D. Thurston received his Dental Degree from the University of Florida in 1979. He started the practice in 1980 and has been practicing implant dentistry since 1989. Dr. Thurston stays up to date with the latest advancements in technology and is committed to continuing education. To learn more about Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center, Inc. and the services they provide, please visit their website at http://www.drthurston.com or call (863) 967-7548.