Tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons- everything from an accident to poor oral health. Today, patients have several options for replacing a lost tooth, or teeth, and Lilburn restorative dentist Dr. Harry McCool will provide a customized plan of treatment for his patients replacing a tooth that takes into consideration their dental health needs, personal cosmetic goals and budget.
Dentures are still a popular choice for many patients and can provide adequate replacement, especially when kept in good condition and monitored with regular visits to Dr. McCool, a local specialist in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.
Dental implants, or implant secured dentures, will frequently offer patients the best long term result, including a return to normal diet and patterns of speech- both of which can be affected by tooth loss.
Dental implants provide additional health benefits: the implanted post will reduce bone loss and subsequent jaw shrinkage associated with lost teeth over time. For most people, this also means a more youthful appearance as a result of bone retention and natural looking dental implants that blend with their smile!