Studies indicate that some 69 percent of adults will lose a tooth because of an injury, a failed root canal, gum disease or extensive tooth decay by the time they are between the ages of 35 to 44. And perhaps even more surprising is the fact that by the age of 74, more than 25 percent of adults can expect to lose all of their teeth. Fortunately, there is a solution. Dental implants are the tooth replacement option that comes closest to a live tooth.
No matter what caused you to have a missing tooth or missing teeth, the importance of replacing those teeth cannot be under-estimated. The consequences of ignoring those gaping holes in your mouth go beyond appearances, although that too can have a negative impact. Even one missing tooth can cause difficulties with chewing and speaking, which can lead to a diet missing the nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, gum disease, shifting teeth, tooth decay and an improper bite may all be attributable to missing teeth.
Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants
When you come to Eccella for your dental implants, you will have the benefit of teamwork among Dr. Wagner, and the staff. After reviewing your medical history and performing a comprehensive exam, Dr. Wagner will develop the best course of treatment for you. Depending on your needs, dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, secure a bridge or anchor a full denture.
The process for dental implants begins with minor oral surgery. Dr. Young will implant a small titanium post in your jawbone where you have a missing tooth or strategically along the bone in the case of several missing teeth. Because titanium is biocompatible, the post and bone will fuse together to form a solid foundation. Once you’ve healed, Dr. Wagner will attach your custom-designed crown to the post or show you how to properly fit your new partial or full dentures to the implants. In either case, you’ll have a full smile that looks beautiful and functions soundly.
Call Our Office Today
To find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, schedule an appointment with Dr. Wagner at Eccella in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We also conveniently serve patients from the surrounding communities of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and St. Augustine.