Cosmetic and general dentist in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Dwight Meierhenry, is encouraging his patients who currently rely on dentures for everyday function to consider the benefits that permanent dental implants offer.
April 8, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —
Cosmetic and general dentist in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Dwight Meierhenry, is encouraging his patients who currently rely on dentures for everyday function to consider the benefits that permanent dental implants offer. Unlike dentures that must be worn with adhesive strips and pastes, dental implants in their completed state can be used and cleaned just like natural teeth.
Approximately 20 million Americans wear dentures or partial dentures each day to be able to speak and eat properly. Unfortunately, many of patients have loose or ill-fitted dentures that lead to consistent pain and self-consciousness. With the permanent dental implants like those offered by Dr. Meierhenry, patients no longer have to hassle with the daily use of removable oral devices.
“Dental implants really are the latest and greatest option we have in dentistry for patients who have lost permanent teeth and must rely on dentures for everyday living,” said Dr. Dwight Meierhenry, cosmetic dentist in Las Vegas, NV. “We’re encouraging our denture patients to explore this option for tooth restoration not just for the aesthetic benefits, but also for the health and lifestyle benefits they offer as well.”
Dental implants are designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth. However, unlike dentures, they restore full biting force to the patient. This means that with dental implants, patients are not restricted by foods they cannot eat simply because of their dental restorations. This allows the patient to consume a well-rounded diet, and to also have better chewing habits, which helps to improve digestion.
Permanent implants also help to keep the integrity of jawbone intact. When permanent tooth loss occurs, the jawbone no longer has hard tissues to support, and gradually shrinks, or resorbs. The small metal screw of the dental implant instead acts like a natural tooth root to keep the jaw bone from shrinking, which can lead to gum recession or in extreme cases, facial deformity or being prone to breakage.
The implant process is completed by surgically inserting the small metal screws into the jawbone and then allowing them to heal and fuse with the bone over a series of weeks or months. An artificial, yet natural-looking tooth is then attached to the implant, restoring aesthetics and full biting force.
Dr. Meierhenry has been practicing dentistry for more than 50 years and is one of the most experienced professionals in the local area. In addition to dental implants, he also offers a variety of cosmetic services, including teeth whitening and Invisalign in Las Vegas, NV. He is a member of several professional dental organizations, including the ADA, Academy of General Dentists, and the International College of Dentists.
To learn more about the dental implant services that Dr. Meierhenry offers for his Las Vegas, NV patients, please visit www.dwmdds.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RgSmWYLgHY.
Name: Dr. Dwight Meierhenry
Phone: (702) 735-1115
Organization: Dwight Meierhenry DDS, LTD
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