Horizons Dental's Dr. Ryan Brunworth, dentist in Muskegon, won't let tooth loss affect your life
MUSKEGON, MI, January 02, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As children, we can't wait for our baby teeth to fall out so we can put them under our pillow for the tooth fairy to come. However, for an adult, losing a tooth is anything but exciting. In fact, tooth loss can affect you physically and emotionally, making it difficult to chew and negatively impacting self-esteem. There are a number of reasons for tooth loss as an adult, from sport injuries to severe tooth decay. However, Dr. Ryan Brunworth, family dentist in Muskegon can treat your tooth loss and restore your smile.
"For years the only option for patients with tooth loss was dentures or fixed bridges," says Dr. Ryan Brunworth, dentist in Muskegon. "However, now we can offer dental implants, which are a newer, more appealing option for replacing missing teeth."
For those with good bone density and healthy immune systems, dental implants are a great option. First a metal post, which acts like a tooth's root, is anchored to the jawbone so that it will hold the implant firmly in place. At this point a temporary denture is usually placed in the spot for appearance.
Over time the jawbone and the metal post fuse together to create a base for the implant that is strong and permanent. Once complete, the next step is to attach the abutment, which connects the post to the artificial tooth. After the abutment is properly in place, the gums need time to heal. After one to two weeks, impressions of your mouth are made to create your beautiful, new tooth. When ready, the artificial tooth, a synthetic structure that mimics the look and feel of a real tooth, is permanently screwed or cemented onto the abutment.
"The process might seem elaborate to some, but the results are immeasurable," says Dr. Brunworth, dentist in Muskegon. "Patients with missing teeth no longer have to struggle through meals, and their self-esteem changes immediately. It's wonderful to see the transformation. Patients are extremely happy with their smiles, and in turn, that makes us feel great about the work that we do." And with a 95% success rate, dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing teeth. "As long as patients practice good hygiene and continue to visit us regularly, dental implants can last a very long time," explains Dr. Brunworth.
So if you're looking for dental implants in Muskegon, contact Horizons Dental at (231) 780-4100, or at www.horizonsdental.com
, and find out how you can get the smile you've always wanted.Media Contact:
Dr. Ryan Brunworth
837 Seminole Road, Suite 100
Muskegon, MI 49441
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