Dentistry in Naples offers a choice – partials, implants, and complete dentures

The dental team at Florida Choice Dentistry in Naples offers several options to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, excellent options for treatment are available. Dental care is not one size fits all, so Dr. Bradley Engle and his team offer an array of services to meet the individual needs of each patient. Oral health, overall health, time and budget constraints, patient’s desires, and predictability, among other factors are considered when a treatment plan is devised.
Sadly, missing teeth is a common condition, nearly 70 percent of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth by the time they reach their mid-forties. Many people think that one or more missing teeth doesnt hurt anything as long as it doesn’t show when they smile. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth; missing teeth can cause numerous problems:
• Emotional – Confidence and self-esteem can be lost right along with a tooth.
• Health – Missing teeth can increase the risk of periodontal disease, which has been associated with a number of serious medical conditions such as heart attack, diabetes, and stroke, among others.
• Facial contours – The jaws can sag and the face can develop a sunken look when teeth are no longer supporting the facial structure.
• Chewing – Difficulty chewing due to gaps in your teeth can result in diminished nutrition and digestive problems.
• Speech – When the tongue is unable to meet the back of the teeth to pronounce certain sounds due to a gap, clear speech can become difficult if not impossible.
• Alignment – Adjacent teeth can lean into the gap from a missing tooth, causing misalignment and increasing the risk of painful jaw joint dysfunction.
Dental implants are considered the premier option to replace missing teeth due to the comfort, longevity, stability, and prevention of bone loss provided by this option. However, implants are not the right choice for all patients; some are not good candidates for this treatment due to oral or health conditions, financial limitations, or personal preference.
Thanks to advances in dentistry, modern partial or complete dentures can be comfortable, beautiful, and affordable alternatives to dental implants. Florida Choice Dentistry has a team of dental professionals, including a specialist, general dentists, and licensed hygienists offering a wide range of services to address all of your dental needs in one location. Call (239) 593-2111 or (239) 394-4906 and schedule an appointment today.

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