Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
Dr. Leo Kituskie is currently accepting new patients, and encourages people with missing teeth to protect their long term oral health by scheduling a consultation to discuss receiving dental implants in Wilmington, DE. Dental implants are anchored in the alveolar bone, like natural teeth, so they preserve healthy bone density levels without causing damage to other teeth. Implants also offer other benefits, including a convincing appearance, a secure fit, and a low maintenance care regimen.
Tooth loss is a widespread problem; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one out of four adults over the age of 60 have no natural teeth, while one out of 20 adults between ages 40 and 59 have lost all of their teeth. Dental implants provide a healthy solution for adults missing any number of teeth. Since implants fuse with the alveolar bone, they provide the stimulation that signals the bone to maintain itself. Without this stimulation, bone density loss irreversibly occurs, changing mouth structure and facial appearance. Implants are the only tooth replacement that stabilizes bone density levels, and they also prevent natural teeth from shifting into gaps left by missing teeth. Additionally, implants allow people to eat full diets and speak naturally.
Implants may not be the ideal solution for every person. Dr. Kituskie must hold a consultation to determine whether each patient is a good candidate for dental implants in Wilmington, DE. People with existing oral health problems, such as gum disease or habits that adversely affect oral health like smoking, may need to address those issues before they can receive implants. People who have been missing teeth for months or longer may not have adequate bone density in place to support dental implants. These patients may need to have a bone graft to become eligible for implants.
Dr. Kituskie encourages patients who are interested in dental implants in Wilmington, DE to schedule their consultations as soon as they can after their teeth have been lost. This reduces the risk that developments such as bone density loss or other health problems will make a patient a poor candidate for the implant placement procedure. Patients are welcome to visit Dr. Kituskies website or call his office directly to schedule an appointment.
About the Doctor
Leo Kituskie, D.M.D. is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care in Wilmington, DE. Dr. Kituskie attended LaSalle College High School and LaSalle University. He continued his dental training at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and received a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Continuing his education, he did specialty training at Temple University and received a Post-Doctorate Certificate in Periodontics. Dr. Kituskie is Board Certified and a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP