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The Expected Growth of Dental Implants

July 21st, 2017

At Delaware Periodontics, we provide dental implants for patients in Wilmington and Dover, which is one of the most effective methods available for replacing missing teeth. While other options such as bridges and veneers can be used to achieve a cosmetically appealing smile, dental implants are booming in popularity due to their cost-effectiveness and incredible results that can last a lifetime. The treatment is quickly becoming the most reliable and cost-effective method for patients to achieve a beautiful smile, especially for senior patients.

Dental Implant Market Expected to Grow Exponentially

According to a recent Dental Implants Market report published by Credence Research, Inc. the global dental implants market was valued at 4.6 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $8.4 billion by the year 2025, expanding at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.9 percent from 2017 to 2025. The rising demand for tooth (or teeth) replacement has provided good growth potential to the dental implant market.

This report was prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with input from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The revenue generated from sales of dental implants was used to calculate the market size.

Factors Fueling the Growth of the Dental Implant Market

There are many factors that are fueling the growth of the dental implants market including:

  • The continuous growth of the geriatric population: With age, dental health tends to deteriorate, which often requires restorative dental treatment. As baby boomers and their children continue to age, the dental implant market is expected to explode with them.
  • Increased awareness about dental and oral health: More people are realizing how important good dental and oral health is. In addition to producing a better overall quality of life, having a beautiful smile correlates with higher levels of self-confidence, self-esteem and even professional growth.
  • Growing demand for dental aesthetics: An increasing number of people are interested in improving the appearance of their smiles to enjoy a better quality of life. The saying “It’s never too late for a beautiful smile” has never been more true, and patients of all ages deserve to have the smile of their dreams.
  • Short treatment times, big benefits: The recovery time for dental implants is quick, and there are very few side effects.

The benefits of dental implants are endless, and if you would like to know if you’re a candidate, don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

Interested in Dental Implants? Contact Us Today!

If you’re interested in dental implants, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. You can also call our Wilmington office at (302) 658-7871 to speak to one of our friendly staff members. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Differences Between a Periodontist & Dentist

July 21st, 2017

Most people schedule appointments with their dentists every 6 months, when they need their teeth cleaned and/or x-rays taken. If you’re taking great care of your teeth, these appointments come and go with ease. However, if your dentist detects early gum problems, such as gingivitis or gum disease, your family dentist may refer you to a periodontist.

You may wonder “Why can’t my dentist just cure my gum problems?” There’s actually important differences between a dentist and periodontist, as they specialize in different areas to ensure overall oral health. Learn more about the difference between a dentist and a periodontist below.

What a General Dentist Does

A general dentist completes four years of dental school following his/her undergraduate education. They diagnose, treats and manage your overall oral health, while advising on best practices to ensure your teeth and jaws remain healthy throughout your life. During each visit to your dentist’s office, they’ll perform a routine examination and clean your teeth, while screening you for oral cancer and taking x-rays every other appointment.
Many people have tartar buildup, and may develop a few cavities throughout their lifetime. Other oral procedures may also be recommended and performed to help patients achieve better overall health and happiness. Some of the services your dentist provides includes:
  • Dental fillings - to repair cavities
  • Crowns - also called “caps,” can be used to restore minor chips or cracks in teeth to improve their overall appearance.
  • Veneers - made of porcelain or resin composite materials, veneers can be used to solve a variety of issues such as discoloration, undesired gaps, or irregularly-shaped teeth.
  • Dental Bridges - used to bridge the gap between two teeth, and are held together by two crowns.
When it comes to your overall oral health, and early detection of more serious oral issues, your dentist is your go-to specialist.

What a Periodontist Does

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the gum, bone and connective tissues that support the teeth. All periodontists have completed at least three additional years of advanced studies after graduating from dental school.
While your dentist is educated and trained to treat the early stages of gum disease (such as gingivitis), periodontists treat more advanced stages of this disease. A periodontist can provide patients with:
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment of all stages of gum disease, including laser periodontal therapy
  • Gum recession treatment via grafting procedures
  • Cosmetic gingival procedures
  • Dental implants

Choose Dr. Klassman for All Your Periodontal Needs

Dr. Klassman at Delaware Periodontics is a Wilmington & Dover periodontist who earned his Certificate of Periodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Whether you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants or need treatment for advanced periodontal disease, Dr. Klassman is more than qualified to help you achieve and maintain optimal periodontal health!

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Our practice offers all the periodontal treatments and procedures you need to achieve and maintain excellent oral health. From LANAP laser periodontal treatment to Pinhole gum rejuvenation, we stay on the cutting-edge of periodontics because our patients deserve nothing but the best. To set up your consultation with Dr. Klassman, please complete our appointment request form or give us a call at (302) 658-7871. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Repair and Prevent Gum Recession with Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

June 12th, 2017

When you think about visiting the dentist for regular checkups, you’re probably most concerned about getting your teeth cleaned, fluoride treatments and making sure you don’t have cavities. While all this concern for your teeth is warranted, you’ll find that taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. If you’ve noticed your gums receding, or have developed sensitive teeth, there’s a breakthrough gum recession treatment called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation that can treat these issues seamlessly.

What is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation?

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Back in the day, painful gum grafting surgery used to be the only treatment for receding gums. With Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, patients can experience a non-invasive procedure that can repair your receding gums and keep them from receding again without a scalpel or sutures. Dr. John Chao, D.D.S., developed the procedure and he has since trained hundreds of doctors throughout the world to perform the technique, including Dr. Bradford Kassman, of Delaware Periodontics in Wilmington, DE.

The procedure works by making small pinholes with a needle into your gum tissue. Then, using a specially-designed utensil, Dr. Klassman loosens the gums from your teeth and massages them down back over the tooth where they belong. To sustain the new gum placement, he inserts collagen strips between the teeth to stabilize the gums and keep the gums from returning to their original position. Most patients have minimal or no side effects from the procedure and recovery time is usually less than a day.

Advantages of Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation has become the most popular gum recession treatment, being featured in hundreds of news stories around the world. Before this procedure, the only treatment for gum recession was to graft new gums from the roof of your mouth - a slow process that was painful and took up to three weeks of recovery. It’s easy to see why Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation has become the top choice for treating gum recession, as its other advantages include:

  • No skin grafting surgery
  • No scalpel or sutures needed
  • Treatment of 10-14 teeth in just one visit
  • It only takes 20 minutes to fix up to 3 teeth; only one to two hours total
  • Recovery is usually only a day
  • Risk of treatment is no higher than the traditional method
  • Costs for Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation are about the same as the traditional method

Many patients know they have receding gums and may have even been referred to a periodontist, but were scared off by the thought of grafting skin from the roof of their mouth to restore their gums. With Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, patients can get the minimally invasive treatment option they want with results that can last a lifetime!

Call Your Wilmington Periodontist Today For More Information!

To find out if you’re a candidate Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation call our office at (302) 658-7871 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Klassman will be happy to answer all of your questions about the procedure, gum recession or anything else. Don’t wait until more problems occur because of your receding gums! We look forward to seeing you soon!

3 Key Benefits of Periodontal Therapy

May 23rd, 2017

Periodontal therapy is a great way to restore both the appearance and function of problematic teeth and gums. The deep dental cleaning can often help decrease pain and discomfort while ultimately correcting and preventing future dental issues that can worsen over the time. At Delaware Periodontics, we specialize in a variety of periodontal services, like Periodontal Therapy, and Dr. Klassman will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.

To help patients in the greater Wilmington and Dover, DE area determine if this treatment is right for them, we have pulled together the 3 key benefits of periodontal therapy. Find out what they are below!

1. Deep Cleaning

Periodontal surgery provides an intensive clean that helps break down bacteria and restore healthy teeth and gums. Pockets of bacteria can cling to teeth in hard to reach places, but this deep clean breaks down the bacteria and helps prevent further damage. However, it’s up to you to prevent bacteria buildup from being a culprit again, by practicing strong oral hygiene at home.

2. Prevents Disease

Periodontal therapy can prevent further gum and tooth disease from occurring, and is a great treatment to consider prior to getting dental implants. Once your teeth have been thoroughly cleaned and the bacterial infection has subsided, additional treatments can begin to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.

3. Restores Function

Often, periodontal therapy helps restore functionality to problematic areas of the mouth by strengthening teeth and gums. Overall restored oral health diminishes severe and uncomfortable pain that can keep your mouth from functioning properly. Once the bacteria has been successfully removed, you’ll no longer experience swollen or painful gums.

If you’ve been unable to enjoy your favorite foods due to mouth and jaw pain, you’ll be able to after treatment.

Contact Your Local Periodontist Today

Still not sure if periodontal therapy is right for you? Delaware Periodontics’ knowledgeable staff led by Dr. Klassman are happy to answer any questions you may have. We’re proud to serve Wilmington, Dover and the surrounding New Castle community. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment at our Wilmington, DE office, we can be reached during normal business hours at (302) 658-7871.