Dr. Robert Ferrell

Posted - Sep. 29, 2004 at 12:28 p.m.



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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

When people have confidence in their appearance, particularly their teeth, the way they feel about themselves, both personally and professionally is affected.

Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don't feel secure or you have difficulty chewing. These are common problems.

Dr. Robert Ferrell, a dental specialist in Ogden tells me it's possible to smile, speak and eat with comfort even if you are missing one or more teeth. The answer is in dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more "tooth-saving" than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support.

I had a great discussion about this technique with Dr. Ferrell. He told me dental implants are so natural looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. Dr. Ferrel's expertise is periodontics, a specialty for treating gum disease. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team.

Dr. Ferrell grew up in Saratoga, California. He went to college at BYU and then attended dental school in Louisville, Kentucky. After his residency in Nebraska he looked at several states, but decided to establish his practice in Ogden. I was very impressed when I walked into his reception area on East Skyline Drive in South Ogden. He moved his practice into this facility last November and it is really beautiful, serene and peaceful. He only treats one patient at a time and gives them complete attention.

Well, I hope I don't need to see Dr. Robert Ferrell for my teeth anytime soon, but if I do, I know I will be in very good hands.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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