KENOSHA, WI, April 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- In recent years, missing permanent teeth are more often being permanently replaced by dental implants-a type of restorative procedure. Unlike dentures and dental bridges, dental implants require a surgical incision into the gum tissue and jawbone, so a dentist can place the screw-like implant. This allows for the jawbone cells to attach to the implant, the process also known as osseointegration.
The advantages of a dental implant include permanence, esthetic appeal, comfort and convenience. A patient can treat it with care just like his/her natural teeth, and the jawbone area fused to the implant stays intact, instead of receding. It's obvious why patients are choosing a dental implant.
However, for Dr. Todd Armstrong, dentist in Kenosha, a dental implant also chooses the patients. Dental implants have a high success rate due to the patients having qualities of a good candidate: good oral health practices, no underlying health conditions and sufficient amount of jawbone.
Dental implants are a fitting choice for patients over the age of eighteen. Thus, age is one of the most important factors of a successful dental implant. While patients under the age of 18 can also experience serious decay and trauma that could result in tooth loss, their restoration of choice shouldn't be a dental implant.
The reason why is because younger patients, who are still growing, also have to remember the jawbone is also a part of the body that is still under development. Placing a dental implant in a growing jawbone can have adverse affects.
"It's not entirely true that everyone can be a dental implant candidate. There are certain qualities that we need to factor in to ensure the best outcomes possible. The dental implant consultation will determine if the patient can receive a dental implant," says Dr. Armstrong, Kenosha dentist.
To schedule an appointment at Dr. Armstrong's Kenosha dentist office, call (262) 694-7672. Or go to www.dentalcarekenosha.com
for more information about the practice, staff, patient education library, location and dental implants in Kenosha. New patients are always welcome!
About Todd A. Armstrong, D.D.S., S.C.:
Dr. Armstrong is a general dentist practicing in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Through his practice, he is able to express his passion to help patients attain and maintain complete oral health and function with a special emphasis on cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Armstrong grew up in Kenosha and attended UW Parkside where he earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry and microbiology. He went on to study dentistry at the Marquette University School of Dentistry. While at Marquette, Dr. Armstrong was recognized for his talent and his commitment to dentistry by being accepted into the National Dental Honor Society.
After his graduation from dental school in 1985, Dr. Armstrong was accepted into a General Practice Residency program with the United States Air Force. This residency experience gave Dr. Armstrong the opportunity to train in all specialties of dentistry.Media Contact:
Todd A. Armstrong, D.D.S., S.C.
7910 39th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
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