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Perrigo Dental Care

February 25, 2015 16:34 ET

Hoover Dentist Completes Training on Zirconia Dental Bridge

HOOVER, AL--(Marketwired - February 25, 2015) - Dr. Lucas Perrigo, a trusted Hoover dentist, has completed continuing education courses on the Prettau Zirconia Bridge through the Tischler Dental Laboratory, a national training center in New York.

The Prettau Zirconia Bridge is an implant-support bridge that is used to replace missing teeth or even entire missing arches of teeth.

Dr. Perrigo can now combine his training in zirconia bridges and dental implants to give patients a dependable solution to slippery removable dentures. Dental implants are made from titanium and act like the root of the tooth to support dentures or a fixed bridge. Zirconia does not chip or break and comes with a five-year warranty. Plaque and bacteria also do not attach to the surface of zirconia.

A full-mouth restoration of dental implants and fixed bridges gives patients 90 percent of the chewing force they had with their natural teeth.

"This method provides a permanent solution to patients who are tired of throwing away money on their teeth or dealing with unreliable removable dentures," said Dr. Perrigo, who offers Hoover restorative dentistry. "This bridge option can give people natural-looking teeth and bring back their chewing force, allowing them to eat the food they want again."

Dr. Perrigo has owned the comprehensive dental practice, Perrigo Dental Care, for more than 10 years, serving the Birmingham suburban communities of Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Helena, Pelham, Alabaster, Hewitt, Mountain Brook, Gardendale and Trussville.

Perrigo Dental Care offers preventive and family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, sleep apnea treatment, TMJ treatment and full mouth restoration with dental implants all under one roof. Individual services include cleanings, X-rays, dental sealants, fillings, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, teeth-whitening treatments, bone grafting and sinus lifts, tooth extractions, gum disease treatment, Fastbraces, Invisalign, and implant-supported dentures.

Perrigo Dental Care has six operatories, but Dr. Perrigo is planning a renovation project that will add five new operatories and a digital cone beam 3-D scanner.
Dr. Perrigo moved to Birmingham, Ala., after earning his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University in 1994. For two years, Dr. Perrigo worked in a dental lab as an orthodontic assistant while attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earning prerequisites for dental school. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2002.

Following graduation, Dr. Perrigo worked for a cosmetic dental practice for one year and then another year at a denture and emergency dental clinic. In 2004, he purchased the location that is now Perrigo Dental Care from Dr. Donald Romano, who is still Dr. Perrigo's associate.

Dr. Perrigo has studied at international live-training dental implant courses and completed continuing education courses in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. He holds memberships with the American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Alabama Dental Association, Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and Birmingham District Dental Society.

Dr. Romano completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1971 and then received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry in 1976. Dr. Romano was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, and received the Dean's Medal while attending the University of Alabama. Before establishing his Hoover dental practice, Dr. Romano served from 1976 to 1983 as an assistant professor of dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry.

For more information about cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening or dental implant prices, visit Dr. Perrigo's website, www.MyHooverDentist.com or call 205-545-8004 for an appointment.

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