One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. Missing teeth can make you self-conscious when speaking, eating, or sharing smiles.
The health implications of one or more missing teeth extend beyond your self-confidence and can adversely affect your entire body. Missing teeth put you at risk for serious health issues, like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Plano, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Marc Whitmore is a nationally recognized dental expert who focuses of the replacement of missing teeth.
Over time, a missing tooth or missing teeth can create many hazards to your oral health and overall physical well-being. One or more missing teeth increases the risk of tooth decay throughout your mouth, and contributes to the rapid advancement of gum disease, which in turn can impact your general overall health and lead to the loss of more teeth.
Aesthetically, a single missing tooth causes your jawbone to shrink. In an effort to fill in the gap and maintain health, your existing teeth migrate from their proper location toward the gap. The end result is a smile that is not aligned. Eventually, missing one or more teeth can adversely impact your ability to speak, eat and smile in a functional way.
Options to replace missing teeth include:
Dr. Whitmore has completed decades of advanced, post-doctoral training in the art and science of tooth replacement. He has placed thousands of dental implants in his career, and takes great personal pride in restoring your health in the most conservative way possible.
Dr. Whitmore gives you his full attention in a one-on-one consultation, and caters to your specific needs with a personalized dental treatment plan. This plan begins with a conversation about you, your health goals and desires for an enhanced appearance. Then, Dr. Whitmore, our expert hygienist and dental assistant walk you through a thorough examination process, capturing images of your mouth so that you can all clearly see where treatment is recommended and what the final result will look like.
If you are missing one or more teeth and are in the Plano, Texas area, contact Whitmore Dental to set up an appointment with Dr. Whitmore today.