The DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation) tells us that around 30% of U.S. adults stay away from the dentist's office for fear of the pain they expect to experience there.
When it comes to restoring your smile after losing a substantial number of teeth, some form of dentures are usually the most practical solution. After all, the costs of 10 to 20 dental implants in the same mouth would be prohibitively high for most patients. But there is still a better form of teeth replacement than simply opting for traditional dentures.
Good oral health is critical for multiple reasons, including keeping your teeth and gums in good working condition, maintaining an attractive smile, preventing chronic bad breath (halitosis), minimizing the risks of oral cancer, and preventing an unhealthy mouth from negatively affecting other parts of your body.
At the periodontal practice of Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik in Ormond Beach, FL, we offer a unique "Teeth Express" procedure that can replace your missing teeth with dental implants, with or without affixed dentures/bridges, in a minimal amount of time.
If you're currently dealing with gum disease, also known as periodontitis, know that you're not alone. Gum disease is one of the most common dental issues individuals face. Periodontitis is caused by a buildup of plaque along the gums and if left untreated can cause bad breath, tooth sensitivity, a crooked bite and eventually tooth loss. Fortunately, there are many ways to fight back against gum disease before it gets out of control.