Flower Mound, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Rodger Song, is encouraging patients to discover the additional benefits permanent dental implant offer beyond aesthetics, by educating them about bone loss prevention. Dental implants have proven to prevent bone resorption of the jaw, a condition that occurs after permanent tooth loss.
The bone that surrounds the natural tooth root, or socket, is comprised of cortical bone that provides a sturdy foundation, allowing teeth to stay in place even with extreme biting force. When a permanent tooth is lost, however, the jawbone in the area no longer has a supportive purpose, and begins to resorb, or deteriorate.
Jawbone resorption can eventually lead to gum recession, additional bone resportion and permanent tooth loss in surrounding areas, alterations to face shape, and in advanced stages, can cause the patient to be more prone to breaks.
“When most patients think of permanent dental implants, they mainly only consider it as an aesthetic or functional restoration, depending on the number of implants placed,” said Dr. Rodger Song, dental implants dentist in Flower Mound, TX. “However, dental implants serve many other purposes beyond that, one of which being the prevention of bone resorption. Permanent implants truly are the best alternative to maintaining optimal oral health after permanent tooth loss.”
The structure of a dental implant mimics that of a natural tooth root. Those who undergo a dental implant procedure have a small metal screw inserted in their jawbone in place of the missing tooth. This screw, or stud, heals over a period of several weeks or months and naturally fuses with the bone. Once the healing process has completed, an artificial crown is attached to the implant that looks identical to a natural tooth.
At Bridlewood Dental, Dr. Song and his staff provide a variety of services in addition to permanent implants. They also offer traditional exams and cleanings, in addition to tooth-color fillings, teeth whitening, root canal treatment, veneers, sealants, dental sealants, and much more.
Dr. Song has been practicing dentistry for more than two decades and is one of the most experienced dental professionals in the local area. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and since completing his formal education, has also participated in more than 500 hours of continuing dental education. He has been a member of the Academy of General Dentistry for three consecutive years, and additionally has completed and passed a comprehensive exam to certify his expertise as a professional. Dr. Song is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Orthodontic Society, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Dental Association.
For more information about Dr. Rodger Song and the Flower Mound, TX cosmetic dental implants he offers for patients with tooth loss, please visit http://www.drsongfm.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urMBOc_ZWF8.
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