People who live with the stigma of missing teeth pay a high personal cost. Missing Teeth can severely affect how a person feels about themselves. Many people hide their laughter and smile for fear of showing other people their missing teeth.
Dr. Eric Meeker offers treatment in the 3 modern ways of replacing missing teeth, with expertise in both function & esthetics.
1. Dental Implants: These are fixtures that are screwed into the jawbone in order to hold crowns, bridges or dentures. It is usually the most-costly option, because it requires a high level of skill and experience to be successful. There are also significant component & lab costs. Dental implants are often the most desirable treatment option.
2. Fixed Bridges: These are crowns attached to each other, and fixed to existing teeth (abutments) in order to span a missing tooth gap with a replacement tooth (pontic). They required preparing adjacent teeth, which can be undesirable. Again, bridges are fixed in the mouth; they do not come out.
3. Partial and Complete Dentures: These are removeable plastic teeth which have varying levels of retention, function & comfort. Complete denture retention & function can often be greatly improved with dental implants.
It is a well-known psychological fact that when people are introduced, the first thing they notice is the other person’s eyes. The second thing they notice is their teeth.
If you are suffering from missing teeth and you live in Eustis, Mount Dora, Tavares, Leesburg or the Lake County area; call our office to schedule an appointment to restore a beautiful & functional smile. (352) 483-7454