MANSFIELD, TX, May 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When a patient experiences tooth loss, her or she will experience a change in their quality of life. The loss of teeth causes chewing to become difficult, speech is impaired, bite is uncomfortable and a person is more vulnerable to general and oral health complications, including bone loss and gum disease. Not to mention, missing teeth can impact a patient's appearance, resulting in a sunken face and an overall older looking appearance.
With advancements in dentistry and the help of Dr. J. Edward Irving and Dr. Lewis Stephenson, patients can restore the appearance and function of their smile with dental implants in Mansfield. The availability of dental implants allows Dr. Irving and Dr. Stephenson to properly restore a patient's smile when teeth are missing-successfully replacing gaps in their teeth.
Whether a patient's teeth are missing as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, trauma or wear and tear, Dr. Irving and Dr. Stephenson understand that a patient wants a restoration option that is natural, comfortable and durable. While there are a number of restoration options available, dentures included, none have proven to be as natural-looking and functionally effective as dental implants.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire mouthful of teeth. The placement of an implant is a multi-part process that generally involves two to three phases to complete the entire procedure. During the first phase, Dr. Irving or Dr. Stephenson will surgically insert the titanium implant into the jaw bone. After the implantation, the patient will return home to allow for the healing process-a period of time in which the jaw bone and implant must fuse together.
Once the implant is firmly bonded to the jaw bone, usually three to six months later, the patient will return to have the newly created teeth attached to the anchored dental implant. The process is completed when the permanent crown is placed. A patient's new, restored smile will look, feel and function just like his or her natural teeth.
To determine if a patient is a candidate for dental implants in Mansfield, Dr. J. Edward Irving and Dr. Lewis Stephenson encourage each patient to visit their office for a proper consultation. Dr. Irving and Dr. Stephenson will thoroughly examine their patients' teeth and gums, as well as bone density and quantity. Based on the condition of the patient's oral tissues, oral hygiene, personal habits, and commitment to follow aftercare instructions, Dr. Irving and Dr. Stephenson will advise each patient of the most appropriate dental implant treatment plan available.
For more information in Mansfield on dental implants or Irving & Stephenson, DDS, patients can visit the practice's website at http://www.irvingandstephenson.com
About Irving & Stephenson, DDS:
Drs. Irving and Stephenson are experienced dentists in Mansfield, TX. Since 1981, the practice has been working to provide the best individual and family dental care for patients in Mansfield and the surrounding areas. The full-service practice offers a wide array of services for the entire family including cosmetic dentistry, sedation, Invisalign, teeth whitening, root canals, dental crowns, Mansfield dental veneers and implants. Each dentist at the practice participates in many hours of continuing education programs each year to ensure that they provide the best possible care to their patients. They also belong to a variety of professional dental organizations in the Mansfield area.
Dr. J. Edward Irving
747 Highway 287 North
Mansfield, TX 76063
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