There are several different treatment options for replacing teeth that have been lost, removed, or are congenitally missing.
Traditional tooth replacement procedures include dentures and bridges, but modern dentistry has given us dental implants, which are stronger, longer lasting, and require less maintenance. Even denture wearers can benefit from dental implant technology because of new “mini dental implants” that can secure your existing dentures in place.
Since dental implants may not be suitable for all cases, bonded bridges are still a good option to prevent adjacent teeth from moving or to prevent jaw bone or gum loss. Those patients who have already experienced jaw bone or gum loss may need bone or tissue grafting procedures done before a dental implant can be placed. Dr. Reese will be able to go over all of your tooth replacement options with you when you make an appointment.
About Dr. Reese
Dr. Reese has been providing the surgical and restorative phases of dentistry for over 30 years. He is an accredited Fellow of American Academy of Implant Dentistry, which required extensive training and testing of his expertise in a field that is continuing providing new and improved techniques to the benefit of patients seeking alternatives to permanent tooth replacement. Dr. Reese is also a Fellow and former President of Midwest Implant Institute, where he has also lectured and taught surgical placement techniques. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Association for Functional Orthodontics.