Implants & Tooth Replacement
A missing tooth is the most obvious dental problem, and often presents the dentist’s biggest technical challenge. Missing teeth can also undermine a person’s health, self-confidence and quality of life. Not only can missing teeth compromise eating habits, speech and appearance, the condition most likely will lead to bone loss in the jaw and the abnormal shifting of the other teeth as well as bite problems. Missing teeth not only causes the bone to melt away, it often causes cheek bones to collapse inward, the nose to droop and point downward, and increased widow lines and wrinkles all adding to the look of premature aging.
Dr. Field has had great success in replacing missing teeth either with dental implants or with fixed bridges. Using the latest advanced materials and tissue management techniques, Dr. Field is able to provide the service that is most appropriate for you.
Dental implants have become the viable treatment option to replace missing teeth whenever possible and are now referred as the “standard of care” for replacing missing or failing teeth. Acting as a substitute tooth root, the natural tissue in the bone bonds to the implant forming a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Dental implants actually helps preserve the bone by providing the stimulation that was previously provided by natural tooth roots. This also helps maintain the integrity of facial structures.
There are numerous advantages of dental implant treatment over other traditional treatment options. For instance, it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to natural adjoining teeth with clasps that can eventually loosen the natural teeth and cause serious damage to the gum line. By utilizing dental implants, people may be spared the many problems associated with traditional false teeth.
If you have questions about dental implants, please let us answer your questions. Contact Theodore Field DMD at 561.443.4133 more information.
Conventional bridges are another treatment option when replacing missing teeth. Choosing the best treatment option depends upon the condition of the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, bone condition, gum appearance, esthetic concerns, prognosis of the restoration, age of the patient, and dexterity.
For more information or questions about tooth replacement, please contact Theodore Field DMD at 561.443.4133 to find out which option is right for you.