Why Oral Cancer Screening Should Be A Part Of Every Dental Exam

An oral cancer screening is an exam typically performed by a dentist to check the oral cavity for precancerous conditions or signs of cancer. During an oral cancer screening, an experienced dentist such as Dr. Barton H. Foutz of Foutz Family Dentistry is able identify early signs of oral cancer allowing patients to get treatment before reaching a more advanced stage.

At Foutz Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to the complete oral health of our patients, which is why we choose to perform a precautionary oral cancer screening during every dental exam. By doing so, our hope is to help patients reduce their personal risk for oral cancer or extend a patient’s possibility for successful treatment from an early diagnosis.

Why Is An Oral Cancer Screening Performed?

 Oral cancer screenings are a precautionary measure taken during a dental exam to check for potential signs of oral cancer. It is not a medical exam or a diagnostic exam and is not performed because cancer is suspected. It is estimated that approximately 84% of oral cancer cases can detected early by a dentist.

What Takes Place During An Oral Cancer Screening?

During an oral cancer screening a dentist will visually and physically examine the mouth, lips, face, neck, and inside of the nose for abnormalities such as:

  • Swelling
  • Bumps, Lumps, Or Hard Spots
  • Ulcers Or Sores
  • Discoloration
  • Red Or White Patches
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness Or Pain While Biting Down

The dentist will also use a gloved hand to feel the tissues in the mouth while visually checking for abnormalities and signs of cancer. A dentist will also feel a patient’s head, cheeks, and areas around the jaw to check for unusual nodules, swelling, or lumps. Specialized examining tools or dyes may also be used to help them better identify potential problems. Patients with dentures or other dental appliances will be asked to remove them prior to the examination in order to perform a more thorough examination.

Am I At Risk For Oral Cancer?

 Unfortunately, oral cancer is often detected in patients with no risk factors, however the majority of those diagnosed with oral cancer will present at least one of the following risk factors:

 

  • Smoking Or Tobacco Use (Including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff)
  • Heavy Alcohol Consumption
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Unhealthy Diet
  • History Excessive Sun Exposure
  • Age (Those over the age of 40 are at a higher risk)
  • Gender (Men are at a higher risk than women)
  • Previous Oral Cancer Diagnosis

Those with higher risk for oral cancer should especially seek out an oral cancer screening during regular dental cleanings, but as cancer can hit even those without risk factors it is increasingly important to include oral cancer screenings in every dental exam.

Henderson General Dentistry

Foutz Family Dentistry in Henderson, Nevada offers superior general, family and cosmetic dentistry. Through years of expertise and experience combined with modern dental procedures and technology, Dr. Barton H. Foutz and his staff provide the finest dental care. During a dental cleaning or dental exam, we will perform a thorough oral cancer screening to help better ensure the oral health of our patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment call us today at (702) 792-5929.

 Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

 

 

 

 

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Considering Bridgework Over Dental Implants

Missing teeth cannot only result in a less attractive smile, it can also leave gums exposed making them more susceptible to infections and other complications while putting adjacent teeth at a higher risk of loss. This can lead to pain, discomfort and a lowered self-esteem.

Leaving missing teeth untreated can cause surrounding teeth to drift from their natural positions further affecting the way you speak or chew your food among other dental problems. Although dental implants have become one of the most popular procedures for addressing and resolving missing teeth, not all people qualify for this procedure, but can find a solution with a dental bridge.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz of Foutz Family Dentistry has extensive experience in fixed bridge procedures that can effectively fill the gap where one or more teeth may have been.

Dental Implant Versus Bridgework

A dental implant requires the placement of an artificial “root” into the jawbone and attaching a crown to it. This artificial root or post is made of titanium and is implanted into the jawbone through a small surgical procedure. The post is then left to fuse naturally with the bone for a period of 3 to 6 months. Following successful fusion, an abutment is placed on the post and finally, the dental crown is screwed on top of the post.

Bridgework, in contrast, involves installing a bridge between two natural teeth on either side of the gap caused by the missing teeth. The crucial differentiating point is that although the gap is closed, there is no fixture of the artificial tooth to the jawbone as is the case with an implant. A bridge can also help to support surrounding teeth.

Pros And Cons

A dental implant procedure is an effective long-term solution for missing or eroded teeth. However, the process itself can be long and tedious, and there is a risk of patients developing infection in the implanted area, which can delay the healing process. Qualifying for dental implants can also be difficult, as they require significant bone volume in the jaw in order to properly support the implant.

Dental bridges can provide a quicker, yet still effective solution for missing teeth. Bridgework is safe, relatively painless, and is much more simple to execute. Dental implants require at a minimum 4 appointments, likely more, over the span of several months, yet bridgework can typically be completed in just two office visits.

Although dental implants will provide a longer lasting solution than a dental bridge, they are significantly more expensive and have greater requirements in order to qualify for the procedure.

Reasons To Consider A Henderson Fixed Dental Bridge

Bridgework provides a more affordable and still effective solution for replacing missing teeth. With a fixed bridge, patients can complete their smile, improve bite, and protect the jaw joint. A bridge offers a natural looking and durable means for fill the gap left by lost teeth.

During a fixed bridge procedure with Dr. Foutz utilizes a high degree of precision and dexterity along with technology in order to properly fit dental bridges that will provide support and prevent decay while improving the appearance of a smile. For more information or to schedule a free consultation for Henderson bridgework, contact Foutz Family Dentistry today at (702) 792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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“No-Prep” Veneers Could Eliminate The Need To Remove Tooth Enamel

Veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of a smile and boost self-confidence. Veneers have become a very popular procedure due to simple and effective way they can be used to cover imperfections restoring the smile of people with discolored, chipped or gapped teeth.

Traditionally, porcelain veneers are used for the procedure. However, the thickness of a porcelain veneer requires that some of the healthy enamel be removed in order to make space for the veneer and improve the bonding surface. Without removing this portion of the enamel, the veneer would create a crowded appearance and potentially reduce the effectiveness of the bond.

No-prep veneers provide an alternative to the traditional porcelain veneer. A no-prep veneer is adhesively bonded to the front surface of a tooth and typically reduces the potential need for the filing or grinding of tooth enamel. At Foutz Family Dentistry, we have extensive experience performing superior veneer procedures using either porcelain or no-prep veneers.

Conventional Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are generally regarded as the better long-term solution for improving the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or stained. Porcelain veneers typically maintain their color over several years, however they require the removal of healthy enamel and the procedure is also irreversible. Once the procedure has been performed it cannot be reversed since the healthy enamel has already been removed from your teeth. Porcelain provides a durable and permanent option that is easy to maintain with a reduced possibility to chip or break.

How No-Prep Veneers Become Viable

No-prep veneers provide the option of returning to your original teeth or making further modifications to your teeth. No-prep veneers do not require extensive preparation or thinning of the enamel for the procedure to be done. They are designed to be extremely thin, sometimes not thicker than that of a contact lens and can be applied through a non-invasive technique allowing healthy enamel to remain intact. Through no-prep veneers the need to remove tooth enamel is eliminated while still providing an effective solution for improving the appearance of a smile.

Advantages Of No-Prep Veneers

A growing number of people are uncomfortable with the idea of permanently modifying healthy teeth, stripping them of enamel as such no-prep veneers provide several advantages including:

  • Hiding dental imperfections just as conventional porcelain veneers would. No-prep veneers are still effective for masking cracked, chipped, misshapen or stained teeth.
  • A procedure that is completely non-invasive and does not require anesthetics with a reduced healing time or discomfort.
  • Reduced likelihood of sensitivity to hot or cold beverages or food since no enamel is removed.
  • Immediate results without the need for multiple office visits or temporary veneers.

Important To Know About No-Prep Veneers

No-prep veneers are generally better suited for people with smaller teeth and a workable measure of good alignment. No-prep veneers may not be an effective option for those with teeth that are extremely irregular in shape or size. No-prep veneers are extremely thin and are more translucent than conventional porcelain veneers, which may not cover severe tooth discoloration completely.

Henderson No-Prep Veneers

At Foutz Family Dentistry in Henderson, Nevada, we offer the possibility of superior veneer options. Dr. Barton H. Foutz is able to help you determine the most suitable veneer for your individual situation. For more information about Henderson veneers, contact Foutz Family Dentistry today at (702) 792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Be Sure To Have These 3 Essentials Covered Beforehand For Veneer Success

There are many factors that can affect a person’s smile. Teeth can become discolored or stained preventing some from smiling confidently. Others may have gaps in between their teeth, while still others may have gotten their tooth chipped, moved or broken from an accident. Whatever the case may be, veneers can provide the perfect solution for a more attractive smile.

A veneer, in essence, functions like a mask for your tooth; it is a custom-made porcelain shell with the appearance of a natural tooth and is used to cover the visible surface of a tooth. Veneers are extremely durable and easy to maintain making them an effective way to revamp and restore a smile.

At Foutz Family Dentistry, having a tooth veneered is a routine procedure that is performed in as little as two office visits providing an easy, safe and comfortable way of transforming a smile.

Veneers Are Not A One-Fits-All Solution

Although it is true that veneers can enhance a smile and provide an improved appearance for teeth, it is not a solution for all dental problems. People often seek out veneers for dental issues that are not best resolved with veneers.

For example, if you simply want whiter teeth without making any changes to the shape of your teeth, you should be opting for teeth whitening instead of veneers. Those with badly misshapen teeth also are not good candidates for veneers as a significant amount of tooth structure is necessary for a veneer to adhere to.  Crooked teeth that are severely misaligned are better treated with orthodontic options such as braces. Also important to consider is that veneers are a cosmetic solution that cannot treat severely decaying teeth or gum disease.

Veneers are most effective for corrective minor flaws not for major dental issues. Dr. Barton H. Foutz will be able to determine if veneers can provide an effective solution to improve your smile.

What You Need to Know

In order to ensure a successful outcome of a veneer procedure, there is some essential information you should be sure to understand.

  1. Maintenance –Taking care of veneers is easily done by maintaining a thorough dental regimen just as you would with natural teeth. With regular brushing and flossing and routine dental visits you are able to extend the appearance and health of both your natural teeth and veneers.
  2. Purpose – Veneers are primarily designed for aesthetic benefit such as improving the appearance of chipped, broken, misaligned, discolored or gapped teeth. Veneers are not an ideal option for improving functionality or for molars. In order to better resolve any issues with a molar, a crown would be a better option, as veneers are not specifically designed to withstand higher-pressure tasks such as grinding food.
  3. Longevity – Although porcelain veneers are quite durable, they may still need to be replaced within 5 to 10 years. The need for a veneer replacement will depend greatly on how well you maintain and care for them on a daily basis.

Henderson Porcelain Veneers

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, Dr. Foutz will perform a thorough examination. From there, Dr. Foutz will make an impression of your tooth, which is used to craft a mold that will match the color and shape of your tooth. The enamel of your tooth is modified by approximately half a millimeter in order to provide room for the veneer and a better bonding surface. The veneer is then bonded to your natural tooth through the use of a special curing light.

Foutz Family Dentistry offers superior Henderson veneers that provide a natural looking and permanent solution that will transform your smile quickly and comfortably. For more information about porcelain veneers, call us today at (702) 792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Replace Your Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, you have likely been looking for ways to resolve the issue. Not having a full set of teeth is not only physically discomforting, but can also be emotionally stressful affecting self-image and esteem. An effective way to solve this problem is to replace your missing teeth high quality dental implants.

Dental implants look and function like natural teeth and provide an advantageous solution to dentures or bridges. An implant is a custom made crown that is attached to a metal anchor through a mounting post. The porous metal anchor is first placed into the jawbone and then the patient must then wait for the bone to grow around it and lock it into place. After the anchor has fully integrated into the jawbone, the mounting post is secured into it and the crown is then attached. Below are five ways in which dental implants can improve your quality of life.

Eat Well

The greatest benefit of dental implants is the ability to eat well without limiting the foods you are able to chew. When teeth are missing, a person is not be able to chew food properly and sometimes is not able to fully enjoy its taste. Instead, they are forced to make do with uncomfortable chewing. This discomfort can be completely avoided using dental implants.

Improve Face Structure

People with missing teeth often have a slight disfigurement in their facial structure, specifically in the jawline, potentially causing the face to look disproportionate. With dental implants, patients find a restored jawline and improved appearance.

Boost Self Confidence

Missing teeth in addition to a disfigured jawline can significantly affect the confidence of many people. Unfortunately, bullying and teasing are often directed at those who look different in any way, wearing away at a person’s self esteem and preventing them from living life to their fullest potential. By investing in dental implants, appearance is improved boosting self-confidence, self-image and giving many patients a new lease on life.

Prevent Mouth Diseases

People with missing teeth are more at risk of contracting diseases of the mouth such as periodontal disease. Such diseases can affect the gums, sides of the mouth, stability of the teeth, and so on. All such troubles can be better avoided through dental implants.

Zero Adhesives

Unlike wearing dentures, which require the use of adhesives to hold it in place, dental implants need no such things. Dental implants are tightly attached without the use of any uncomfortable adhesive substance. What’s more, caring for implants is as simple as caring for one’s natural teeth with normal brushing and flossing. 

Barton H. FoutzHenderson Dental Implants

At Foutz Family Dentistry, we provide the highest quality dental implants that offer a number aesthetic, medical, and emotional benefits. Through innovative techniques and superior materials, Dr. Barton Foutz provides patients with an incredible way to replace missing teeth and provide dental solutions that will last for decades. Call our office today at (702) 792-5929 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Straighter Teeth And Happy Smiles

Many people are born with misaligned, crooked teeth affecting the appearance of their smile. Because smiling can play such an important role in a person’s self-image and in building personal and business relationships, a smile with crooked teeth can negatively affect multiple aspects of their life. Investing in teeth straightening is one of the best things you can do to enhance your smile.

The Psychology Of Smile

A great smile will build self-esteem in a person, giving them confidence that people will be attracted by their smile and making it easier for them to interact with others.

Unfortunately, the opposite is true for people who have a crooked smile. Someone whose teeth are crooked often refuses to smile and may even have negative experiences with other people.

However, thanks to modern technology, crooked teeth can now be corrected, giving countless people the hope and excitement of beautiful smile.

How To Get Straight Teeth

There are many procedures, such as conventional braces, that can be used to correct misaligned teeth. However, the simpler Invisalign method is becoming increasingly popular and typically delivers quicker results. With Invisalign, a series of clear removable aligners are used to gradually straighten the teeth without metal or wires.

Using 3-D computer imaging, an Invisalign preferred practitioner, will create a unique treatment plan with a number of customized aligners that are meant to be used in specific periods of time. Aligners are used in two-week increments and are each designed to move the teeth in specific ways so that they will align perfectly.

Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, fully removable and comfortable allowing you to smile with full confidence sooner and start changing your life for the better

Other Benefits Of Straight Teeth

In addition to giving you an incredible smile, straighter teeth also offer you some extra advantages. Straighter teeth make it easier to chew many foods, while also making it easier to clean your teeth and keep your gums healthy.

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At Foutz Family Dentistry, we are a preferred practitioner for the Invisalign Orthodontic System providing many patients with an effective means for straightening their teeth and finding a happier smile. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Why Are Sealants So Helpful For Children And Their Developing Teeth?

Regular brushing and flossing are two of the most effective ways to help avoid cavities. Young children, however, are often still learning to properly brush their teeth, especially the back molars, making them more prone to cavities and tooth damage. Even children who are great at brushing their teeth can still see decay in a tooth because of the small pits (indentations in the tooth) and fissures (natural grooves) that are difficult to fully reach with a toothbrush.  

Bacteria build up in these pits and fissures is five times more likely to cause a cavity than along the edge of the tooth where the toothbrush and floss can easily reach.  While toothpaste and fluoride are very effective in protecting teeth, back molars sometimes need an extra level of protection.  

Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surface of the back molars. This protective coating can prevent cavities by blocking bacteria and food from building up on the tooth and consequently stopping decay in its early stages.

Why Should Children Get Sealants?

Tooth decay happens when germs in the mouth convert sugars into acid.  This acid then erodes the tooth causing a cavity.  Sealants in children can reduce the risk of decay by almost 80 percent.  Even if a small cavity is covered up by the sealant, the sealant will still keep the cavity from spreading and protect the tooth from further cavities. A study by the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention found that children ages 6-11 without sealants have almost 3 times more cavities than children who do have sealants.

When Should Children Get Sealants?

Sealant should be put on permanent molars as soon as they come in, before decay can set in.  The first permanent molars come in between the ages of 5 and 7 with the second set come in between 11 and 14 years of age.  Some dentists might even recommend putting sealants on baby teeth as well to help prevent baby teeth from decaying and falling out too early. 

On average, sealants will last up to ten years and are routinely checked for wear and tear at dental check ups to ensure that they are still properly bonded and protecting the molar from decay.  If a sealant is showing chips or wear, it can easily be repaired or replaced.

The Process Of Applying Sealants

The first step in applying a sealant is to thoroughly clean and dry the teeth. An acidic gel is then applied to roughen up the surface of the teeth in order to help the sealant bond to the tooth.  After rinsing and drying the teeth once more, the sealant is painted onto the chewing surface of the molar covering it’s natural pits and fissures. A blue curing light is used to aid in the hardening process.

Henderson Sealants For Children

Barton H. FoutzDr. Barton Foutz of Foutz Family Dentistry has over 30 years of experience providing the Henderson and Las Vegas communities with superior dental care. Dr. Foutz can apply protective sealants to your child’s molars quickly and painlessly. If you have a child between the ages of 6 and 14, contact Foutz Family Dentistry today at (702) 792-5929 for more information or to schedule an appointment today!

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Benefits Of Same-Day Crown Dentistry

For many people in this busy world, time is of the essence making the need for multiple visits to the dentist an unwanted priority. Same-day crowns provide a fast, convenient, and durable solution. Crowns are used if a large dental filling has worn out, if a tooth is cracked or to make a cosmetic improvement. However, traditional crowns often require multiple dental visits. With same-day crowns, Dr. Barton Foutz provides the Henderson community with custom crowns in a single office visit.

Through state-of-the-art technology, Foutz Family Dentistry is able to offer same-day crowns providing a strong, durable biting surface sooner. Same-day crowns are made through computer-aided manufacturing and computer-aided design allowing dentists to provide fast restorative dental services to their patients.

Durable

Although traditional crowns are known to be long lasting, same-day crowns are just as resilient. Feel confident that in one visit, your teeth can be thoroughly protected for decades to come. Moreover, through proper care and consistent hygiene, a crown’s durability often exceeds its typical 15-20 year lifespan.

Fast

For conventional crowns, patients are required to wait anywhere from one to three weeks for a custom crown to be made. Same-day crown dentistry puts the patient’s time first. Anyone can be in and out during one trip to the dentist’s office. Conventional crown producing methods cannot compare to this flexibility. Not only is this important to busy people, but also when the pain is unbearable. Speed is crucial to support patients’ needs sufficiently.

Affordable

The most obvious factor is the saved investment of time and transportation costs. Plus, traditional crowns yield a shorter lifespan of only ten years. Going through the tedious process of scheduling follow-up appointments and receiving work every decade for a crown turns out to be costlier. Affordability in stress is a huge aspect to consider as well. Completing the work correctly in one day versus weeks prevents unnecessary headache.

Convenient

Single visit experience is possible through 3-D printing technology. A clear benefit of same-day crowns is the ability to provide patients with custom crowns in the same visit, rather than requiring patients to schedule multiple appointments.

Safe

Same-day crowns also eliminate the possibility of temporary crowns malfunctioning. The traditional crown method calls for a temporary crown to either alleviate pain, protect the tooth, or both. From the moment you come into the office until you walk out, the above process appears redundant regarding same-day treatment. There is not any need for shipping out a custom mold to a specialized laboratory – everything stays in-house.

Genuine Appearance

It is recommended to acquire same-day crowns if appearance is a critical factor to the patient. The likelihood of traditional crowns resembling current teeth is undoubtedly lower than completing all the work in one day. The finished crown appears realistic and clean.

Henderson Same-Day Crown Dentistry

Barton H. FoutzThrough the application of modern dental technology, Foutz Family Dentistry has been able to save patients time and money while providing a safe and durable dental solution. For more information about same-day crowns, contact our office today.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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3D X-Ray Imaging In Dentistry

Imaging is a crucial tool in dentistry used to evaluate and record the size and shape of bone structures inside the mouth. Two-dimensional static imaging is commonly used, however, it does not allow dentists to properly gauge the depth of the bone structure. As a result, 3D imaging was developed during the early 1990’s. Since then, 3D X-ray imaging has been widely accepted as one of the best methods for evaluating dental problems and making an accurate diagnosis giving it a significant place in dentistry.

Why 3D Imaging is Necessary

With the availability of advanced technology, dental professionals today have the opportunity to enhance their treatment methods. Apart from consideration of cost and risk factors, the benefits of switching to 3D dental imaging are pretty obvious with both dentists and patients alike standing to gain from a better experience. With 3D X-ray imaging, practitioners can have a better view of dental anatomy from a wide range of angles with higher accuracy. It also helps the dentist to view the bone structures like adjacent root positions making it easier to find canals or root fractures.

Such imaging allows for a higher success rate for treatment as it provides a great deal of flexibility for dentists in terms of planning treatment, conducting root evaluations, and performing individual care. 3D x-ray imaging is both quick and accurate, enhancing reliability and ensuring a confident diagnosis. With 3D imaging, dentists receive an in-depth and complete assessment, allowing them to identify specific conditions and decide on the most efficient course of treatment. 3D dental imaging technology combined with advanced software help dentists prepare for definitive treatment plans that will best meet a patient’s individual needs.

Applications Of 3D Imaging

With 3D x-ray imaging, dentists are better able to:

  • Determine normal or abnormal dental anatomy
  • Identify location of nerves
  • Detect dental problems
  • Measure density and size of the jawbone
  • View the position and orientation of teeth
  • Detect impacted teeth
  • More effectively plan surgical procedures

The imaging technology which has been in use since the early 2000’s in many parts of the world are also used for planning dental implants, viewing abnormal teeth, evaluating jaws and face, assessing cleft palate, diagnosing dental caries, cavities, root canals, and make a definitive diagnosis for any kind of dental trauma that has been sustained by a patient.

For more information on the benefits of 3D X-ray Imaging or to schedule an appointment, contact Foutz Family Dentistry today at 702-792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Small Diameter Implants — Their Place In Dentistry

Small diameter implants (SDI) have benefited a large community of patients who were once limited in treatment options. For many patients with loose dentures and missing teeth, conventional implant therapy does not work, however small diameter implants provide an effective alternative.

How Are SDI’s Different?

Small diameter implants are the same as conventional-sized implants, simply smaller in diameter. According to FDA standards, any implant above 3.0-mm in diameter is deemed as a conventional implant, while those in a diameter range of 1.8-2.9 mm are deemed to be small-diameter implants. Just like conventional implants, SDIs are made of titanium alloy with precise thread patterns implemented on them and a unique surface treatment designed to facilitate osseointegration. Small diameter implants can be implanted through a minimally invasive procedure and offer the virtually the same effective performance as conventional implants.

Who Does It Benefit?

Studies have shown SDIs to have long-term success for various patients with unique situations that do not allow them to qualify for conventional implants. Typical patients who qualify for small diameter implants are those:

  • Without adequate bone quantity or quality for implementing a conventional-sized implant
  • Of older age who are not able to sustain extensive procedures
  • Without adequate bone, but do not want to undergo bone grafting
  • With a limited budget
  • Who desire a more minimally invasive procedure

Small diameter implants are a more effective alternative for many patients. There is also comparatively a much quicker healing period and lesser post-procedure pain. SDIs are generally implanted without having to raise a soft-tissue flap making it easier for patients cannot undergo invasive procedures. The procedure for small diameter implants is quicker and require less appointments.

In addition, small diameter implants cost nearly half the amount of their conventional counterparts, making it a more accessible procedure for a vast number of patients.

Henderson Small Diameter Implants

Foutz Family Dentistry offers superior small diameter implants services for patients seeking to restore their smile, but do not qualify for conventional implants. For more information or to schedule a consultation contact Foutz Family Dentistry today at 702-792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

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Ezbond A. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
1st Generation:

Great Grandfather

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Harold B. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
2nd Generation:

Grandfather

Dr. Harold B. Foutz
Lawrence C. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
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Father

Dr. Lawrence C. Foutz
Barton H. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
4th Generation:

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