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Free Smiles by Ladd | Community Support | Ladd Dental | Kokomo Dentist
Happy Monday Dental family! First off, we want to thank all of the volunteers, patients, and Ladd team members who came out and supported our 13th annual Free Smiles By Ladd! We provided care to over 200 patients this past Friday, and we wouldn't have been able to do this without the time and effort of everybody involved! Also, a massive shout-out to our loyal sponsors who play a big role in allowing us to provide this service to the Kokomo, Peru and surrounding areas! Again, a massive thank you to everyone who played a role in our 13th annual Free Smiles Community Outreach program! #CommunitySupport#CommunityStrong#KokomoDentist#PeruDentist#ThankYou#FreeSmiles
Side note: A massive thank you to our Dentists and hygienists who donated their time to the community as well! Dr. Newman, Dr. McLellan, Dr. Ay-Yeung, Dr. Ladd (x2), all of our hygienists, and dental assistants, a massive golf clap is in order for all of you guys!
Implants versus dentures and bridges
"Dental implants are increasingly becoming a popular alternative to dentures and bridges. Compare the options and see why: Tooth-supported fixed bridge. The most common alternative to dental implants for a single tooth, fixed bridges involve grinding away – in other words, intentionally damaging – healthy adjacent teeth that are used to attach and support the bridge. The tooth-supported bridge does not stimulate natural bone growth beneath it, so the bone may deteriorate over time. Bridges generally fail after 5-10 years because patient have difficulty flossing them, which makes the root surfaces below and around the bridgework highly susceptible to decay. Removable partial dentures. Although these don't require grinding down adjacent teeth, they are not nearly as stable or comfortable as dental implants and can affect speech and eating. This type of restoration is less expensive but doesn’t look as natural or function as well as an implant…
Alveoloplasty Alveoloplasty is a dental pre-prosthetic procedure performed to smoothen or reshape the jawbone. In this procedure, the bony edges of the alveolar ridge and its surrounding structures is made smooth, redesigned or recontoured so that a well-fitting, comfortable, and esthetic dental prosthesis may be fabricated.