Do you have bite or speech problems because of your missing teeth?
Dr. Jim Lassiter provides treatment options for patients with missing teeth in the Milton, Florida area. Missing teeth are a dental concern that affects millions of Americans. Dr. Lassiter and his team offer tooth replacement options to restore health, beauty and function to your smile.
Missing Teeth Problems
Several problems can arise when the gaps between teeth are not replaced soon enough, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Crooked teeth
- Bone loss
- Shifting teeth
- Speech issues
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial sagging
Call 850.203.3318 if you want to catch these dental problems before they worsen. Before choosing a treatment, Dr. Lassiter will assess your teeth and gums. Dr. Lassiter is experienced in providing patients with full mouth reconstruction. Even if you haven’t visited a dentist’s office for a long time, our office is a judgment-free zone. We are here to help our patients improve their oral health and boost their self-confidence.
Missing Teeth Treatments
Dr. Lassiter may offer you one of these treatment options depending on the results of his assessment:
Single missing teeth or whole arches of teeth can be replaced utilizing dental implants. Dental implants consist of a titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone. After a period of 3 to 6 months, a permanent abutment and dental crown are added for a permanent restoration.
One or more teeth can be replaced with dental bridges. This option can be removable or secured in place with dental implants. Dental bridges can also utilize surrounding natural teeth to secure and replace consecutive missing teeth. Further tooth loss can be prevented with this solution.
Dentures and Partials
Multiple teeth or the upper and lower arches of teeth can be replaced with dentures or partial dentures. Like dental bridges, dentures can be removable or secured by dental implants. Many patients also find that it is easier to bite and chew food with these dental restorations.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Lassiter is a dentist in Jay, FL that is dedicated to assisting patients with routine and complex dental concerns. Request an appointment with Dr. Lassiter or call his office today at 850.203.3318.