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 to 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 in Plano, TX
The dentist office of Dr. Mark Sowell offers a variety of 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.
We 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.
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.
- 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
Why Consider 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 the appearance of the 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
Missing Teeth FAQs
What problems can missing a tooth cause?
Missing a tooth can cause many issues for patens, the main being teeth shifting. When there is a gap, patients’ teeth may begin to shift into the open area. This can cause teeth to become misaligned.
What are my options for a missing tooth?
If you are missing a tooth your dentist will present you with many options to restore it. The most common are dental implants, bridges, and removable dentures.
Can I get a denture for one tooth?
It is very common for patients to get a denture for one tooth. This is called a singleton denture. They are typically made with a gum base attached to create the illusion that it is a natural tooth.