Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) July 12, 2016
Dr. Frederick D. Thurston is pleased to announce those with missing teeth in Lakeland, FL are now invited to visit his practice for dentures supported by dental implants without the prior necessity of a referral. Implant supported dentures provide the security of dental implants with the functionality of dentures. This combination offers patients a variety of benefits, including esthetics, security and improved oral health.
Whether a person is missing teeth because of gum disease, trauma or a health problem, the issue does not end when the gums heal. Tooth roots fit snugly into their sockets, and chewing motions press them against the jaw bone and stimulate healthy density. Without the activity, the bone begins to disintegrate, changing the facial structure. Removable dentures sit on top of the gums and do not replicate the necessary pressure. In addition, as the jaw bone shrinks, dentures no longer fit correctly and may need to be replaced.
During an implant supported denture procedure, a number of titanium implants are surgically placed in the jaw bone. This becomes fused to the jaw as it heals, effectively replicating the root. A temporary denture is then attached, allowing time for the implants to fully integrate with the bone. Once the process is completed, between three and six months, either a ball-retained or bar-retained denture is secured to the implants, leaving the patient with a fully-functional set of teeth. During a personalized consultation with Dr. Thurston, the type of denture to be used is discussed and decided on, depending on the patient’s preference and situation.
Anyone who is missing teeth in Lakeland, FL, can learn more about dental implants and the other services available at Thurston Comprehensive Dental Center in Auburndale by visiting the website at http://www.drthurston.com. Appointments can be made by calling (863) 852-1227.
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) 852-1227.