Odessa Dentist on Dental Implants to Secure Dentures
Odessa, TX– Dr. Robin Rutherford, a dentist in Midland and Odessa, was featured on a CBS news segment to discuss the benefits of using dental implants to secure dentures and reduce bone loss. He says dental implants are an effective option for attaching dentures because they mimic the way a tooth attaches itself. Dr. Rutherford adds that he strives to address any concerns his patients may have and creates customized treatment plans for patients who have concerns about their existing dentures.
Dr. Rutherford says one of the primary concerns from his patients with dentures is that they do not stay in place. He adds that among the many benefits of using dental implants to secure dentures is that they can be placed comfortably on the gum so the patient does not experience any discomfort. In addition, he adds that using dental implants can keep the bone from shrinking away, which is an extremely important development in the field of dentistry. He says recommending implants to anyone with dentures has become the standard of care.
“The longer patients have dentures without implants, the more the gums and bones shrink away, so there is less and less for the denture to grip on. People continually tell me how their dental adhesives taste bad and they are sick of it, but that used to be all there was to fix the problem. Nowadays with implants, dentures are a whole lot better. The process is so much easier because dentures can be attached to the implants themselves so they stay put.”
At his practice, Dr. Rutherford offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures such as Six Month Smiles®, teeth whitening, metal-free fillings and dental crowns. He says his ultimate goal is to provide the highest quality patient care by using the most advanced and innovative dental techniques available. Regardless of the procedure his patients choose, Dr. Rutherford says he and his team strive to help patients achieve the best results possible. He adds his practice is called The Art of Dentistry because the process of transforming discolored, crooked, misshapen or missing teeth into a beautiful smile is truly a form of art.
About Robin Rutherford, DDS
Dr. Robin Rutherford graduated from Texas A&M University and earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. He is a member of the American Orthodontic Society the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Rutherford is a Fellow of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and a Diplomate of the American Dental Implant Association. For the past two years, he has been featured in Texas Monthly magazine as a “Texas Super Dentist” and was selected to the Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Dentists.
Dr. Rutherford’s practice is located at 4712 E. University in Odessa, TX, 79762 and can be reached at (432) 367-0202. Dr. Rutherford and his team can also be contacted online via the websites gentledentaldoc.com or facebook.com/gentledentaldoc.