Tooth Replacement

implant[1]A missing tooth is the most obvious dental malformation, and often presents the dentist with the biggest technical challenge. Missing teeth can also undermine a person’s self-confidence and quality of life. Not only can missing teeth compromise eating habits, speech and appearance, the condition can also lead to bone loss in the jaw and the abnormal shifting of the other teeth as well as bite problems. Missing teeth often causes the look of premature aging.

Dr. McElhaney has had great success in replacing missing teeth with dental implants and bridges. Using the latest advanced materials and tissue management techniques, he is able to provide the service that is most appropriate for you.

Dental Bridge

Bridges are another treatment option when replacing missing teeth. Choosing the best treatment option depends upon the condition of the teeth adjacent to the space, bone condition, gum appearance, esthetic concerns, prognosis of the restoration, age of the patient, and budget considerations.