If you have missing teeth, replacing them with dental implants may the best way to achieve a better smile. And if you are looking for a dentist in Fort Myers that offers a wide array of dental implant options, then McGregor Dental at McGregor Point is the dental office for you. We offer removable bridges and dentures, fixed bridges, as well as dental implants.
William J. Shorack, DDS has been in practice for over twenty years, and is well versed in providing his patients with the best possible care when replacing missing teeth. Removable bridges and dentures may be the first thing you think of when considering replacing missing teeth. There a complete dentures which replace all the teeth, or partial dentures which fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, preventing other teeth from changing positions. Complete dentures are inserted immediately after the removal of any remaining teeth. This ensures the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing process. Whereas a partial denture is a removable denture that fits over a small number of remaining teeth or implants after the natural teeth have been prepped to provide stability and support. Denture adhesives can provide additional retention or well-fitting dentures. If your dentist in Fort Meyers determines that most of your teeth are in good condition, however, a fixed bridge will successfully replace one or more missing teeth. This is a permanent structure, supported by the teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth, that spans the gap between the teeth. Fixed bridges can be made to look natural and to match the adjoining teeth, restoring and improving your smile. A third option for replacing missing teeth is dental implants. These are titanium cylinders that are surgically placed in your jaw to serve as an artificial tooth root. This method allows us to avoid placing a dental bridge, which can weaken the adjacent natural teeth. Since dental implants and porcelain crowns are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth, and since they do not alter the structure and integrity of the adjacent teeth, an implant is the next best thing to your natural tooth.
Your dentist in Fort Myers will determine the best possible solution to remedy your missing teeth based on your individual needs. Regardless of which method is right for you, restoring and replacing your teeth will surely restore your beautiful smile.