YAKIMA, WA, July 27, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Missing teeth affect a person's appearance as well as his or her ability to speak and eat with ease. While dentists have offered tooth replacement methods for many years, dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular choice, and Dr. Nic Reep of Reep Family Dentistry in Yakima, Washington is available to offer this restorative option for his patients.
The average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three decaying or damaged teeth, according to the American Dental Association. While Dr. Reep's aim is to help his patients maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime, accidents, injuries and decay can result in tooth loss. Because dental implants are the next-closest thing to a person's natural teeth, they provide an advantageous option to those wishing to smile a seamless smile once again.
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that involve surgically implanting a titanium tooth "root" into the jaw. Once the jawbone has had time to grow around the dental implant, an artificial tooth is attached to the dental implant, creating a seamless smile.
At his Yakima family dentistry office, Dr. Reep restores dental implants and evaluates patients for potential dental implants. Restoring dental implants means replacing a broken or otherwise damaged crown with a new one over the dental implant.
Evaluating patients for dental implants means Dr. Reep can perform exams that would identify if a patient could successfully receive a dental implant. To be considered a good candidate, patients must have enough jawbone for dental implant placement and should have good dental habits. If a patient has experienced jawbone loss, Dr. Reep can help the patient explore other options, such as bone grafting, to build up enough jawbone.
According to Dr. Reep, patients tend to choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges or dentures, for several reasons. While bridges may replace the missing tooth, they require making changes to surrounding healthy teeth. Dental bridges also do not prevent jawbone loss like dental implants do. While full to partial dentures do not require surgery, they also may slip or slide out of place. They also must be removed and cleaned regularly. Dental implants do not decay, nor are they removed.
"Dental implants do more than simply replace a missing tooth or teeth," explains Dr. Reep, a Yakima family dentist. "They restore a patient's confidence in his or her smile, which is an incredible benefit."
For more information on dental implants and dental implant restoration, please call Reep Family Dental, the office of Dr. Nic Reep, at (509) 594-4437. To learn about additional services offered at Reep Family Dental, patients can also visit the practice's website at www.ReepFamilyDental.com
About Reep Family Dental: Dr. Nic Reep first moved to Yakima in 1996 to place soccer for the Yakima Reds and marry his wife, Lesley. Through his wife he was exposed to dentistry, which sparked his interest in all components of being a dentist in Yakima, WA. After receiving a BA in Biology from CWU, Dr. Reep accepted an invitation to Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 2004 with his DDS degree. Since graduating, Dr. Reep has enhanced his skills and knowledge through many postgraduate courses. In addition to general dentistry, Dr. Reep excels in cosmetic veneers, low anxiety dentistry, esthetic implant restorations, sleep apnea and snoring treatments in Yakima, compassion for his patients and high quality dentistry.
Dr. Nic Reep
3804 Kern Road Suite A
Yakima, WA 38902
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