Encino, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/27/2014 -- Losing a tooth is a major inconvenience for an adult. While some choose to simply let the gap remain, most individuals who lose teeth turn to dentists for a solution that will allow them to find a functional replacement for the lost tooth. The most common way that teeth have been replaced in the Seattle area is with dental implants -- usually metal-based tooth substitutes that are surgically implanted in the mouth and take the place of a missing tooth. Years of research and development have finally brought about a replacement for these metallic implants, though, creating a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing alternative. The dentists at Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick have begun to use non-metallic implants that are on the cutting edge of dental science -- and that have made many of their patients happy with the results.
The use of dental replacements has long been a common practice in dentists' offices around the world, with patients often requiring significant work done to restore their smiles to their former glory. Unfortunately, many of these replacements have been seen as half-measures at best, as the implants used have solved the major problems with missing teeth but left behind aesthetically unpleasing metal products in the tooth's place. These metal teeth are an all-too-common sight, a badge of shame that has led to many individuals with traditional metal implants to avoid smiling and to do what they can to avoid revealing their implants to the world. The solution to a missing tooth, for many, has seemed almost as bad as losing the tooth itself.
Fortunately, there are now alternatives to metal implants. Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick has begun to use metal-free implants that allow their patients to reclaim their smiles while still being offered a permanent solution to their dental woes. These solutions are far more pleasing to the eye than the previous models, with a look that mimics that of real teeth. When patients are offered the choice of metal-free implants, they are given the ability to recapture a smile that they may have thought long gone. Even better, the natural look can give many of these patients a confidence that they have never had.
Of course, metal-free implants are more than an aesthetic choice. There are very real medical reasons for using these implants instead of their traditional cousins. The most dramatically impacted are those patients who have allergies to metals. Before the advent of these implants, the patients were left looking for far less permanent tooth substitutes, substitutes that were both harder to maintain and offered less strength. When the metal-free implants became available, though, these same patients were able to replace teeth that may had been lost years ago, but were rendered irreplaceable by simple medical reasons.
Even those patients who do not have adverse reactions to metals still find themselves well served by the dental implants Seattle dentists have begun to use. Because these implants benefit from years of advanced research, they are far more compatible with the human body than their older counterparts. The greater level of compatibility makes the implants far more resistant to corrosion, and it also keeps the implants from attracting excess bacteria. This makes the implants not only safer to use, but easier for patients to keep clean -- thus creating a greater level of future dental health.
Patients also benefit from the simple procedures used to place these implants in the mouth. When a patient comes in for a procedure involving a rotten tooth or even TMJ, Seattle dentists are able to determine quickly whether a tooth needs to be extracted. Once extraction takes place, the implant can be placed immediately. The newer design helps to reduce inflammation and other health hazards that have traditionally occurred with dental implants, allowing patients to recover more quickly and to move on with their lives. In many ways, the new implants provide patients with a stronger and healthier alternative to the older methodology.
Metal-free dental implants have changed the way that teeth can be replaced. Not only have these implants been found to be safer and easier to use than their traditional counterparts, but the removal of metal will also allow many patients who were previously ineligible for implants to have their smiles fixed. The dentists at Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick now offer a product that not only allows their patients the chance to reclaim their smiles, but also allows them to do so in a manner that will help to ensure their future dental health.
The in-office whitening gel took two years to develop and features four different types of stabilizers and a hydrogen peroxide solution designed for in situ activation. Although this gel and the Take Home Kit have proven to be as effective as or more effective than competing products they are priced 30 to 50 percent less than comparable products. “New clients are surprised to see how well our products work when put up against more mainstream and expensive big name whiteners,” says Dentist Encino Dr Craig Glick DDS . “Our existing clients, on the other hand, are used to getting high quality products at an affordable price.”
About Encino Dentist Dr Craig Glick
Dentist Encino was established in 1994 and became the first full-time dental practice in the Encino community. Dentist Encino provides a full range of dental services for everyone from children to seniors, including preventive dentistry, restorative/cosmetic dentistry, ultimate smile makeovers, dental Implants, surgery, full and partial dentures, and treatment for gum disease. To better serve the needs of Encino’s growing population, Dentist Encino’s staff also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. To learn more about Dentist Encino, visit the web site at http://www.drcraigglickdds.com