When you are missing teeth, you are probably more hesitant to smile and don’t feel as confident as you know you could be in all aspects of your life. You are probably already aware how much impact your smile has on those around you, so having the smile you want, and deserve, is important.
Options for Missing Teeth
Depending on how many teeth are missing may determine the best course of action to take. Bridges and dentures work if you are missing several teeth, and there are many people who have had all of their teeth replaced with dentures. These are the best non-implant options, and can give you back eating and speaking abilities, let alone your smile.
The best solution for missing teeth is dental implants. A dental implant fixes both the missing tooth, as well as missing tooth root. This is important because when you are missing teeth, your jaw bone begins to deteriorate, which causes your existing teeth to move. With the addition of the implanted titanium post, which will act as your new permanent tooth root, this tooth migration is stopped. The post is capped with a dental crown matched to your other teeth so no one will be the wiser that your tooth, or teeth, have been replaced.
Implant Secured Dentures
Whitmore Dental offers a unique denture option in the form of implant supported dentures. These dentures are attached directly to dental implant, which improves previous denture abilities – such as improved chewing. Also available are New Face Dentures, which are placed directly on top of the bone. This allows for greater durability and gives our patients a more youthful appearance.
Missing teeth can impact you in many ways, and it is important that you address this issue as soon as possible. However, even if it has been years since you lost your tooth, Dr. Whitmore can help to correct this problem and get you on your way toward the smile you deserve.
If you are missing one or more teeth and need to get them replaced, contact Janet or Rachel at Whitmore Dental to schedule a consultation by calling Whitmore Dental at 877-779-4486. We are conveniently located at 5932 West Parker Road, Suite 600, Plano, TX 75093.