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Posted on: June 23, 2011
Doing Some Good In the Dominican Republic
In September we’ll be traveling to the Dominican Republic with Implant Seminars to spend three days placing implants patients. Between now and then, I will set aside to donate to the project $100 for every implant I place. Implant dentistry is the best dentistry has to offer when your natural teeth are not longer up to the task. Now you can have the best dentistry has to offer and give back too!
Being able to place dental implants and restore smiles has energized the team at Rye Smiles for Life. Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. They act as an anchor for a replacement tooth or crown or a set of replacement teeth. Patients of all ages are finding that implants are the best choice for them whether they are missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Although our teeth were designed to last a lifetime, sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth. Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth and in many instances are considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment. Contact me to see whether you are a candidate for dental implants.
For the techies out there interested in implant dentistry, you may be interested in the technology we use to ensure success in our dental implant surgeries. We use cone beam computed tomography or CBCT (3D X-ray imaging) pre-operatively to accurately pinpoint vital structures. This technology reduces the chances of complications, the amount of time you send in the chair, and the number of visits. Cone beam CT scanning, when compared to traditional medical CT scanning, utilizes less than 2% of the radiation, provides more accuracy in the area of interest, and is safer for the patient. CBCT allows us to create a surgical guide, which allows us to accurately angle the implant into the ideal space. Interested? Contact me to find out how new technologies are improving dental implant outcomes every day!