Dr. S. Clint Hudson specializes in dental implants in Huntsville for replacing missing teeth.
HUNTSVILLE, AL, October 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When teeth are lost it can take a toll on a person's overall appearance and health. Dr. S. Clint Hudson is a Huntsville oral surgeon who strives to improve his patients' smiles through the availability of dental implants. Patients in Huntsville seek dental implants to restore their smile when teeth are missing and Dr. S. Clint Hudson continues to offer this smile improvement.
"No one ever wants to lose a tooth, but when it happens there is a permanent solution," said Dr. S. Clint Hudson, an oral surgeon in Huntsville. "Each year I complete continuing education courses to stay abreast of the latest trends in oral surgery. With my experience and expertise, I can help my patients in Huntsville smile with dental implants."
Before implants are placed, Dr. Hudson will assess a patient's bone density to ensure there is sufficient quality and quantity of bone tissue available where the implant will be placed. If there is insufficient bone or significant bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease, a bone grafting procedure may be needed before the implant can be placed. In some cases, mini implants can be used if the bone density is too low for larger implants.
"Implants are typically placed in one sitting, but require a period of osseointegration, which is the process in which direct anchorage of the dental implant root and the bone of the jaw occur. Commonly composed of a titanium material screw and crown, dental implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and are permanent, making dental implants a good solution to tooth loss," stated Dr. Hudson about dental implants in Huntsville.
There are various types of implants used to replace missing teeth. Some implants include full upper and lower, anterior, posterior, and single-tooth. Full upper replacements replace all of the upper teeth with implants. Implants can also be used to replace anterior teeth, otherwise known as the front teeth.
For full lower replacement with implants, the lower set of teeth usually only use four to six implants near the front, which are used to anchor a denture. This eliminates the need for denture adhesives and allows for a more stable solution. Posterior and single tooth replacement both take on the same steps as full upper and anterior replacements. Posterior replacement uses implants to replace the bicuspids and molars, which are the back teeth.
Patients who have missing teeth should visit Dr. S. Clint Hudson, an oral surgeon in Huntsville, AL, for proper consultation on an appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Hudson will assess each patient's teeth to create a treatment plan that will best fit each individual patient's smile.
For more information on dental implants in Huntsville and Dr. S. Clint Hudson, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.dentalimplanthuntsville.com
About S. Clint Hudson, DMD, MD, LLC: Dr. Clint Hudson maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in oral surgery. Dr. Hudson offers an array of dental services for his patients, including dental implants, among other services. Dr. Hudson and his team of dental professionals strive to provide treatment to the whole person with a special focus on how a person's teeth and gums relate to total body health. Patients will leave his office with confidence that their smile achieves their goal for comfort, function and appearance.
Dr. S. Clint Hudson
2317 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801
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