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PASADENA, CA, August 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When a patient is missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, the last thing he or she wants to do is settle for gaps in their smile. This can cause low self-esteem and anxiety in public situations. To help eliminate gaps, Dr. John Chu, dentist in South Pasadena, is proud to offer dental implants at his practice. With the advancements in dentistry today, dental implants are frequently the best option for replacing missing teeth and restoring smiles.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into a patient's jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. This procedure is ideal for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons. While dental implants may be high-tech in nature, they are more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.
"No one ever wants to lose a tooth, yet alone multiple teeth. Thankfully, with advancements in dentistry, I am able to offer my patients the restoration they need to smile once again. Dental implants help me to maintain my patients' smiles so that they no longer need to be ashamed to smile," said Dr. Chu, South Pasadena dentist.
Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that Dr. Chu, surgically places in the jawbone. Dental implants are composed of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. They never slip or making embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that a patient has "false teeth." Additionally, dental implants do not decay like teeth because they are made of metal and there is no tooth structure to decay. With proper care they do not become loose because the metal of the implant is integrated with the jaw, which also helps eliminate bone loss.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chu or Dr. Lin for dental implant services in South Pasadena or any other service, patients can either call (626) 799-0852 or use the online appointment request form. To do this, patients simply have to enter in the date, time and a few words on the nature of their appointment into the online form. Shortly after this, the practice's scheduling coordinator will follow up with a confirmation of the appointment.
To learn more about Dr. Chu, Dr. Lin, their staff or any of the services provided at the practice, patients are encouraged to visit the practice's comprehensive dental website that can be found at http://www.johnchudmd.com/.
About John Chu, D.M.D: Dr. Chu received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He maintains the highest level of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, San Gabriel Valley Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Chu works alongside Dr. Mary L. Lin who also received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Washington University, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.
John Chu, D.M.D.
1016 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
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