Dr. Darren Dickson, a cosmetic dentist in Plano, Texas, is pleased to announce that his practice, the Plano Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, offers patients the option of replacing missing teeth with permanent-natural looking teeth through the process of implant dentistry.
Online PR News – 03-November-2010 – – Plano, Texas – Dr. Darren Dickson, a cosmetic dentist in Plano, Texas, is pleased to announce that his practice, the Plano Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, offers patients the option of replacing missing teeth with permanent-natural looking teeth through the process of implant dentistry. The dental implants offered by the Plano dentist provide more than just increased aesthetics. They also help patients restore oral functionality, including improved chewing capabilities and better speech.
Dental implants are permanent substitutes for missing teeth. During the dental implant procedure, a titanium post is implanted surgically into the bone of the jaw. The bone grows around the post in a process known as ‘osseointegration’, securing the post into the bone permanently. Once the bone heals around the implanted post (which usually takes a few months), the implant can then serve as the dental root upon which a prosthetic tooth is attached. Bridges and dentures can also be permanently attached to the dental implant “root”. Dental implants result in natural-looking, securely attached and permanent teeth that can function just like real teeth.
“As a cosmetic dentist, I have many people come to me to determine the best way to deal with tooth loss. People are concerned with how they look when they lose a tooth, but aesthetics isn’t the only part of the equation,” explains Dr. Dickson. “In addition to looking better, people want to be able to use their mouths the way they did before. They want to eat normally and speak normally. Dental implants give them those benefits, and once they’re in and healed, people no longer have to deal with their missing tooth anymore. In contrast, partial or full dentures can be uncomfortable, can make it difficult to eat or can alter speech, and have to be continually removed for cleaning and readjustment. On top of that, dentures simply don’t look as natural as dental implants.”
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, according to the Plano cosmetic dentist. Patients must have adequate levels of bone and good bone density so that the bone can accept and heal around the dental implant. Those who are candidates and do opt for implants must maintain rigorous oral hygiene standards to reduce the possibility of bacteria causing infection and inflammation, which can lead to potential problems.
“When patients come into my office, most are looking for ways to improve the look of their teeth and their smile, but dental implants do more than just provide patients with a better looking mouth. They provide added functionality and more confidence,” explains the Plano dental implant specialist. “By providing patients with a natural and permanent option to missing teeth, we can improve the quality of their life in some way.”
For more information about Plano cosmetic dentist and implant specialist, Dr. Darren Dickson, and other dental services and procedures offered at the Plano Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, visit http://pcadentistry.com or call 972-596-5995.