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Dr. Ellis K. List Discusses the Health Benefits of Dental Implants

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Durham, NC dental implants dentist, Dr. Ellis K. List is encouraging his patients with missing, broken, or failing teeth to consider the health benefits permanent dental implants can offer.

April 22, 2014 /MM-prReach/ —

Durham, NC dental implants dentist, Dr. Ellis K. List is encouraging his patients with missing, broken, or failing teeth to consider the health benefits permanent dental implants can offer. Dental implants are commonly known for improving smile aesthetics, but many aren’t aware of the benefits they provide for both oral and overall health.

When compared to patients with completely missing teeth or those restored partially with dentures, dental implants patients can have a much more well-rounded diet, have better digestion, and have a reduced risk of acquiring oral bacteria that can spread to other parts of the body.

“With dental implants, we’re helping our patients realize that a permanent smile is about much more than just looking great—it’s about feeling great, too,” said Dr. Ellis List, cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC. “The benefits dental implants provides are certainly multifaceted.”

Approximately 20 million Americans currently rely on dentures for everyday function like speaking and eating. Millions of other patients also suffer from missing teeth that can restrict biting force. Because of this, denture wearers or those with missing teeth are not able to eat a fully balanced diet full of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and lean meats as easily as patients with a full natural smile can. Restricted chewing ability can also lead to digestive problems for denture patients or those with missing teeth.

Those wearing dentures are also more susceptible to harmful bacteria like MRSA if their oral devices are not cleaned properly. According to several studies, MRSA has strong links with the presence of COPD, heart disease, and respiratory disease.

Dental implants also help preserve bone structure of the jaw by providing structure for it to bond to. When natural tooth roots—or artificial implants—aren’t present in the jawbone, gums and bone can recede causing pockets for gum disease and also compromised facial structure.

Dr. Ellis List has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years. He completed his DDS degree at Ohio State University as well as a general practice residency in Youngstown. Dr. List stays heavily involved in continuing dental education to ensure that his patients receive the best level of care. He receives training from the Pankey Institute in Florida each year, and has completed courses in oral conscious sedation as well as several other specialty procedures. Dr. List is a member of the ADA, North Carolina Dental Society, American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry, Pankey Alumni Association, and also served as the Durham/Orange County Dental Society president in 2001.

To find more information about Dr. List and the restore implants he offers at his Durham, NC office, please visit http://www.durhamncdentistry.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gyXDg8yfKU.

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Name: Dr. Ellis K. List
Email: drllist1014@aol.com
Phone: (919) 794-5213
Organization: Ellis K List, DDS, PA

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