PBHS long-time client, Dr. Robert M. Pick, was featured in a New York Times article titled “For most, Implants Beat Dentures, but at a Price”.
“They fell out when I talked,” Mr. Panko, 56, a small-business owner in Woodridge, Ill., recalled. It was the most miserable time of my entire life.” Mr. Panko, who lost his teeth in his early 50s because of a hereditary form of periodontal disease, eventually replaced his dentures with something better: dental implants. While many people wear dentures without discomfort, implants are now considered the preferred treatment for replacing lost teeth, said Dr. Robert Pick, an associate professor of surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. The procedure is straightforward. A surgeon places a titanium screw in the jaw bone, and prosthetic teeth are secured to the implant. They don’t wiggle or slip, as dentures can, and are healthier for the gums and bone. Most patients find implants easier to maintain than dentures. “Best decision I ever made,” Mr. Panko said of his implants.To read the full article from The New York Times, click here. PBHS offers a variety of resources for clients to educate their patients on the benefits of dental implants. These products include: . . Online Patient Education Systems . . Waiting Room Presentations . . . . Laminated Infocards . . . Patient Education Booklets .