March 10, 2018
If you’ve never even heard the word periodontist, you’re not alone. Unless you work in the dental field, one dentist may seem just like any other, but periodontists are dentists who specialize in treatments that impact the supportive tissues that surround your teeth. If you’re in need of gum disease treatments, tooth replacements, or tissue grafts, you may need to take a trip to see your local periodontist. In this post, we’ll discuss what a periodontist does and how they can help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile by offering a variety of periodontal services.
September 14, 2017
For years dental and medical researchers have noticed a relationship between cases of gum disease and a wide range of chronic and systemic illnesses. From diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease, poor oral hygiene seems to be one common indicator of risk for a variety of whole body health concerns. In the past, research has indicated gum disease as a potential risk factor for health issues. However, the recent research out of the University of Florida Department of Periodontology may have found a causal link between gum disease and heart disease.
April 16, 2017
Dental implants have quickly become the most preferred solution to treat tooth loss because they are predictable and effective. Offering over a 95% success rate, more than 500,000 dental implants are placed each year. While they are effective, many are hesitant to choose them due to the cost. Although dental implants do cost more upfront than traditional forms of tooth replacement, like dentures, they allow you to make an investment in your dental health. If you are looking for Colorado Springs dental implants, Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists can help.
February 13, 2017
If you’re missing a tooth then you’re in good company. Researchers estimate that 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and 35 million are edentulous or missing all of their teeth. Of course, this is not the kind of company you want to keep. Replacement of missing teeth is essential to your appearance as well as your ability to talk, chew and smile. The Colorado Springs periodontist at Rocky Mountain Periodontal Specialists can help you decide which option is best is for your smile, your lifestyle and your budget.
July 28, 2016
If you are missing a tooth because of periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, a traumatic injury or genetics, a dental implant can be the ideal tooth replacement. An implant is a small titanium post that Dr. Haradon or Dr. Lackler surgically embeds in your jawbone. This post becomes your new tooth root that fuses with the surrounding gum and bone tissue. When you’ve healed, a tooth restoration is attached. Dental implants provide several advantages over other tooth replacement options such as bridgework or dentures. Read on to find out what those advantages are.