Having a healthy smile is not just about looking good. Recent research is documenting what dentists have known for years – that good oral health directly relates to good overall health. Poor oral health has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, osteoporosis, preterm birth, and low birth weight.
Your ability to chew comfortably and effectively directly relates to your ability to maintain a healthy diet; your overall health will steadily decline if you are unable to receive appropriate nutrition by eating meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables.
Your teeth and jaws are also important to speech. Many people become self-conscious and may even isolate themselves socially when they cannot eat or speak well due to missing or painful teeth. Confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life are all boosted by esthetic and functional improvements to your smile.
Considering the importance of healthy, functioning teeth to your overall health and well-being, you really can’t afford not to invest in your smile. Compared to transportation or other monthly expenses, quality restorative care is an excellent value.
Although we are not a “preferred” provider on any insurance plans, our office is pleased to work with you to maximize your dental insurance benefits. Be aware that dental insurance will only pay a small portion of the fees required for dental restoration.
We do accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.
Our goal is to restore every mouth to optimum comfort, function, stability, and aesthetics.
Dr. Duckworth seeks to evaluate each patient’s unique needs and concerns and to establish the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Dr. Duckworth and his staff are committed to providing the highest level of prosthetic dental care, which prevents disease where possible and controls disease when necessary.
A prosthodontist is a specialist with advanced training in replacing and restoring teeth. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes prosthodontics as one if only nine specialties in the field of dentistry. After graduating dental school, prosthodontists complete three years of additional study in an ADA-accredited program. They are experts in rehabilitating smiles through comprehensive esthetic and restorative therapies, including dentures, partials, bridges, crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers and more.
Prosthodontists are considered “architects” because they evaluate smiles, envision the final outcome, then construct treatment plans to return oral comfort, function, and appearance. To provide the very best care, they may also collaborate with general dentists, specialists, and other healthcare professionals to resolve a patient’s dental concerns.
Dr. Duckworth is an active member of the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), and a well respected member of the dental community. He is often called upon to speak to dental groups because of his advanced skill and knowledge of modern prosthodontics techniques, and general dentists trust Dr. Duckworth and refer their patients to him for quality restorative care.