Dental implants have revolutionized the way cosmetic dentists and dental surgeons treat tooth loss. Before these devices were invented, the only options for people with missing teeth were dentures (false teeth), crowns, and bridges. Now dentists can fit dentures and … Read More
Are You Embarrassed By Your Missing Teeth?
One or more missing teeth can be difficult to live with. You may have trouble chewing certain foods or speaking correctly. You might be suffering from lost confidence and feel unwilling to smile in public or talk to strangers. A missing tooth can negatively impact your business relationships as well as your social and romantic interactions.
When I replace a missing tooth, I feel good knowing that I’m helping my patient get back their appearance, their self-esteem and their social confidence.Dr. Robert D’Alfonso
Missing teeth occur for a number of reasons. Some of the most common include:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Trauma to the Mouth (such as in a fall or sports accident)
Missing teeth can also be problematic for your overall oral health. Teeth adjacent to a missing tooth can drift over into the space and misalign your bite. Moreover, missing teeth can result in jawbone deterioration, making your face appear aged and wrinkled.
Get the Help You Need
When a missing tooth is keeping you from living the way you want, it might be time to consider dental implants. Dental implants are titanium devices attached to the jawbone that serve as anchors for replacement teeth. They can be applied in only a few appointments and last a lifetime.
Dr. Robert D’Alfonso has been practicing dentistry for over 17 years. He has extensive experience treating patients with dental implants and has received advanced training in dental implants from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and the Zimmer Institute in Carlsbad, California.
Contact Our Office Today
When a missing tooth is keeping you from enjoying your life’s activities, you need a dentist you can trust. Contact Dr. Robert D’Alfonso today to set up a free consultation and see if dental implants are right for you.