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Missing Teeth - Abilene, TX

Have Gaps in Your Smile?

Your Oral Health Is at Stake

If you have one or more missing teeth, your primary concern may be the gaps in your smile. While damaging to your self-esteem, even more damaging is the health and functional challenges that come with missing teeth. Without the natural stimulation from your teeth, your jawbone will resorb (a process where the bone shrinks and becomes thin and weak). Even with a single missing tooth, your other teeth can shift and alter your bite, putting you at a greater risk for tooth loss in the future. If you also have gum disease, not seeking treatment for this can lead to irreversible bone damage and further tooth loss. You’re probably aware of the “sunken in” look of those who have no teeth at all. If you’re finding it difficult to lead a confident, healthy, and social life because of missing teeth, there is hope! Our cosmetic dentists and prosthodontists are trained in restoring missing teeth in Abilene, TX with dental implants.

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How Missing Teeth Affect Your Smile

  • Risk of more teeth falling out
  • Declining oral and overall health
  • Changing bite and jaw problems
  • Irreversible jawbone loss
  • Changes to your facial features
  • Loss of confidence and wellbeing

Halt the Effects of Tooth Loss

Dental implants can effectively halt all the problems that come with missing teeth and actually increase your health and dental function. This is because dental implants are designed to act just like natural teeth. They consist of a titanium post (the tooth root), which provides stimulation to your bone. Implants are also the most versatile and permanent way to replace your missing teeth because they can support a single dental crown, a dental bridge, a denture, or a complete arch of replacement teeth. If you have a single missing tooth, a dental implant will replace just this tooth and won’t need to alter the shape of adjacent teeth as dental bridges do. If you have many missing teeth or no teeth at all, four or more dental implants placed in your natural bone will provide enough durability and strength to support a complete set of life-like, functional teeth.

Our team consists of a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nikki Green, an implant dentist, Dr. Robert Leedy, and two prosthodontists who are experts in placing and restoring dental implants and your quality of life. Additionally, we complete hundreds of continuing education hours in both cosmetics and dental implants each year and remain at the forefront of the newest techniques and technologies. As a result, our treatments are high-tech, and we use digital and guided surgical protocols to ensure your implants are placed and restored with the utmost precision. We have the training and experience needed to replace any number of missing teeth you have, giving you a life of confidence, health, and function!

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Struggling to feel confident and healthy without teeth?

Schedule your dental implants consultation today.