Missing Teeth An Overview
If you are missing a tooth or have several missing teeth and you are ready to replace them, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Mark Sowell is a general, restorative and cosmetic dentist in Plano TX who offers many options to replace missing teeth.
Missing teeth can impact many areas of your life. Not only wreak havoc on your overall and oral health but they can also be the source of frequent embarrassment and lost self-esteem. Missing teeth are one of the main reasons why some people either never smile or they automatically cover their mouth when they smile, laugh or talk.
Missing teeth should be treated as quickly as possible. Having voids in your mouth will limit the food you are able to eat and can eventually lead to further dental issues as well. Once a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. It will continue to deteriorate if no treatment is sought, making replacement options more and more difficult while potentially affecting other teeth. Patients with missing teeth are also more susceptible malocclusion, jaw bone resorption, and super eruption of the opposing teeth are three major effects that can take place if the teeth are not replaced. Tooth loss has also been known to lead to gum disease, tooth decay and additional tooth loss.
Missing Teeth Replacement Options
The dentist office of Dr. Mark Sowell offers a variety options to replace missing teeth including fixed denture implants, dentures, dental bridges, and single dental implants at their Plano, TX dentist office. Dr. Sowell and his dental team have extensive training and experience in restorative dentistry and will help you choose which treatment is right for you after a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations that will offer you the most benefits.
I have had several procedures done at this office. Not only is Dr. Sowell great, but the entire staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. I have also worked a lot with the hygienist, Aashima, and she is wonderful. I highly…Jeremy P.
"I have received thorough and professional treatment and customer service for over 20 years from Dr. Sowell and his staff! I totally trust Dr. Sowell and his staff to take care of my teeth and gums. They are always extremely…Joe G.
"STATE OF THE ART, BEAUTIFUL PRACTICE, EXCELLENT STAFF. DR. SOWELL IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME."Octavio R.
Missing Teeth What to Expect
Fixed Denture Implants vs. Single Dental Implants
Fixed denture implants are faster & more affordable than single dental implants.
A whole new class of fixed dentures has made it possible to have all the benefits of dentures combined with the benefits of dental implants. So it’s faster, easier and more affordable than single dental implants. Imagine having a mouth full of healthy, attractive functioning and permanent teeth. And imagine having them feel like your own natural teeth. Our implant dentist, Mark Sowell, DDS, offers denture implants, mini-implants, dentures in a day and cosmetic implant dentistry to the people of greater Dallas, Plano, Frisco and Southlake County.
Dentures Plano, TX
- Dental crowns & bridges
- Traditional removable dental dentures
- Partial dentures that are removable
- Denture implants (partial implant dentures & mini-implants)
- One-day dentures
- Dentures in a day
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Whenever possible, Dr. Sowell will recommend dental implants to replace lost teeth. They are the most reliable treatment option and have a high success rate. They offer many benefits that affect your overall health, oral health, and quality of life. Implants are a long-lasting investment and may help to prevent the need for further advanced dental care. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Avoids bone loss and gum recession
- Does not require degradation of healthy teeth
- Improves appearance of smile and lower face
- No food restrictions
- No worry of dentures slipping or falling out
- Look exactly like your natural teeth
- Superior durability and longevity
- Improves speech