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Dental Implants – Discount, express? So many choices, methods, applications. Which one is right for you?

One of the latest trends in healthcare and dentistry in particular is exploring all of the opportunities to keep your health as long as possible in the best condition. In dentistry, dental implants are starting to push full and partial dentures to the sidelines. Dentures are still a valid option for many people, but no matter how well they are maid ( and there is a huge difference between an inexpensive denture and an expensive one) they still do not compare to feel and function of the natural teeth. We won’t even talk about all those sticky pastes we see advertised on TV so often that long-term can cause all kinds of complications in your overall health, like ongoing yeast infections and a myriad of other issues. Dentures reduce your chewing capacity to 10% of normal and most people don’t even use them when they are not in public because they are so uncomfortable. If you are missing all teeth on an arch – a full implant-supported denture may be a great option for you. Four implants are used to serve as anchors to hold a denture in place. All-on-four is another solution to the problem as well, which is a set of porcelain teeth set on a frame that will be held in place by implant-anchors. And then, of course there are single tooth implants which are a great replacement to missing teeth. So many implant options are available to patients nowadays, but how do you decipher what implant solution and what implant office is the right one for you?

With many implant clinics available as a choice, patients should consider their options carefully. They may choose to go to a clinic that specializes in implants and does them all day long. Many people choose that and are happy with the result. Some may prefer a more personalized approach, so they feel like there is a strategy tailored specifically to their personal condition, especially when there are multiple problems at hand that will require several specialists addressing several different problems. So that approach can involve one of the two options. One is going to a general dentist ->be referred to a periodontist or implantologist-> then back to the general dentist or prosthodontist who will complete the job. The other is finding a professional who can complete the whole process by himself. Needless to say the treatment is very multifaceted, so it would require a highly qualified and extensively trained dental professional who can offer you all those services under one roof. It is not easy to find a professional like that, but Austin is lucky to have a few of the best.

In our practice we advocate that approach because it is a comprehensive one, with one professional being in charge of diagnostics, treatment planning and execution on all stages. One person is responsible for the whole treatment is a great benefit to a patient. We often hear that it is the best thing about our dental office – from general, to cosmetic and implant dentistry – you can have it all done in one place, call the same doctor with any concerns or questions, and it also saves you time and money. So choose your dental implant professional wisely! Do your homework. You would not want an express or discount heart or brain surgeon, would you? Read the rest of this entry »

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Staying on the Cutting-Edge with Dental Implants: Introducing Platelet-Rich-Plasma in Our Westlake Hills Dental Practice.

PRP in our Westlake Hills Dental Practice for Implants, Teeth Extractions and Bone Regeneration.

 

What is it?. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has been used for decades and it has now become a valuable adjunct in wound healing in dentistry. Postsurgically, blood clots initiate the healing and regeneration of hard and soft tissues. Scientists and clinicians are exploring and evaluating all pros and cons of the use of PRP in dentistry as a way to aid the body in natural wound-healing processes.

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Cutting-Edge Techniques in Dental Implants and Bone Regeneration in Austin and Westlake Hills.

While science has not yet established that PRP works as a definite fact, its various applications are more than preferred by surgeons and dentists for various procedures, including dental surgeries and implant- related bone augmentations. Most current clinical studies express promise in PRP use and in the growth factors expressed by the platelets concentrated in PRP—namely platelet-derived growth factor, or PDGF, and transforming growth factor-β, or TGF-β—as an adjunct to postsurgical wound healing. Both PDGF and TGF-β have been shown to accelerate wound healing through different mechanisms. The development of an autologous PRP is relatively easy, is very effective as a surgical adjunct, and retains high levels of the desired growth factors after preparation to be clinically effective in accelerating postsurgical healing in both periodontal and oral surgery applications. PRP has proven to be effective at improving surgical results in a variety of procedures in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. PRP also shows promise in periodontal regenerative therapy.

In our dental practice in Austin we are proud to offer this cutting edge procedure to our patients. Dr. Gotun personally collects samples of your blood and prepares PRP during the surgical procedures. It is a great natural, efficient and cost-effective way for patients to get help in tissue regeneration and healing via agents produced by your own body. Currently we use PRP in various bone grafting procedures to correct bone deficiencies that may have been caused by periodontal disease or by various anatomical anomalies, or can be used in site of previously extracted teeth to build sufficient bone for future implants.  In our dental practice in Westlake Hills is also used for implant placement related surgeries requiring additional bone grafting. The procedure is safe, fast, painless and is easy on a patient. Combined with Dr.Gotun’s remarkable expertise and experience PRP does wonders in assisting hard tissue regeneration and healing speed after surgical procedures. We expect PRP to become a standard addition during surgeries in dental practices in Austin in the future. But for now, feel free to give us a call if you would like to learn more about it or to schedule a complimentary implant consultation. Choose cutting edge science and experience for your health!