Dr. William Griffin from City Center Dental Care in Newport News, VA is here blogging today to explain how missing spaces in the teeth should be filled by dental implants to avoid deadly diseases. Needless to say the touching story about a hard working waiter getting $10,000 to $15,000 worth of dental work done for a free is quite a buzz on social media. In light of this amazing gesture done by Fred Boettcher, attorney and active philanthropist, we want to share our dental implant procedure with the world and the many benefits it offers.
Unfortunately, people like Brian Maixner, suffer from horrible dental diseases that can be very costly and look unappealing to say the least. Brian Maixner had apparently experienced various dental issues since he was little and was missing quite a few teeth; the remaining teeth were beyond decayed to repair at that point. Despite all of this though, Brian was known for his smile from ear- to- ear when waiting on his customers at the Doo- Dah Diner in Wichita, KS. He was more than aware of how bad his dental appearance was but he did not want to hide his smile from the world regardless. A smile can be a positive or negative for people based on the presentation it provides, here at City Center Dental Care we want to make the world a little bit brighter by giving you a complete smile with dental implants.
Dental Implant Background
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the mouth that can work to prevent further decay and gum disease. There are many reasons to get dental implants if you are missing a tooth or teeth, but one of the most important and significant reasons is to avoid deadly diseases that can present themselves through inflammation of the mouth. Gum disease has been directly linked to heart disease and brain damage through the inflamed blood vessels that travel from the oral cavity. When there is blockage or clogging of the vital venules in the heart, it can result in high blood pressure, heart disease and heart attacks if it is not addressed. As if this was not bad enough, the plaque that sits between the teeth has the potential to break off and travel to the heart chamber that also causes heart attacks.
The infamous inflammation can make its way to the brain through the blood vessels and create swollen tissue, also known as edemas. Once the brain tissue is swollen, the patient will be heavily susceptible to brain damage, strokes and even Alzheimer’s disease. Gum disease does not just affect the gums and the mouth; so many harmful and deadly situations can occur due to neglect of cleaning the mouth or visiting your doctor regularly.
To qualify for this procedure, the patient must have a sufficient amount, strength, and structure of the jaw bone. When someone neglects to clean the teeth and gums and continues to chew and bite without them, the damage to the gums is just the surface of this destruction. Deterioration of the jaw bone, specifically the alveolar bone, can result in facial deformation, sinkage, early wrinkling of the skin, and reduces the chances of getting the dental implant procedure done in the future. If a patient has severely damaged their jaw bone, they will need to schedule a bone graft in which the doctor will replace the fractured bone with new and healthy osseous tissue. Following this procedure, the recovery period can range from 3-5 months to ensure that the jaw regains proper strength needed to endure the process of osseointegration.
Osseointegration is the natural and biological bonding of titanium alloy in the jaw bone; this vital healing allows the mouth to accept the implants as natural teeth in order to increase the bone density in the mouth. The recovery period after receiving this stage of the process generally lasts from 4-6 months to establish that the dental implants will remain permanently in the mouth; as well as time for the jaw to heal after this procedure.
Once the patient has waited the proper amount of time, they will be ready to receive the tooth- colored and naturally realistic crowns in the spaces in the mouth. We spend a great deal of time matching and sizing up the dental implants to your natural teeth to ensure the flawless and perfect look, feel and fit of your new smile.
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Now, we know that people like Fred Boettcher are rare and special, but we always appreciate anyone that wants to add another beautiful and healthy smile to the world; especially to a person so deserving and hard working like Brian. So join Brian today by getting yourself dental implants and change your smile for the rest of your life. Call us today at 757-745-1003