Are You Tired of Missing Teeth, Too?
We meet new patients every day who are sick and tired of dealing with missing or broken teeth! As a matter of fact, our office primarily treats middle aged patients whose main concern is the fact most of their teeth are either missing or have broken down! Not only are they tired of not being able to chew, but they’re tired of the discomfort. Above all, they’re tired of being embarrassed of their teeth.
My passion for treating patients with missing teeth with implant dentistry began with my own parents! As first-generation immigrants from Europe, they lived most of their lives with only basic emergency dental care. As a consequence, they lost many teeth early on. When I started dental school and realized dental implants could give my parents strong new teeth, I decided I was going to become the best implant dentist I could be. After completing additional implant training, my mom was one of the first patients to receive dental implant surgery in my office. (She’s giving me a hug after I completed her implant surgery.)
For as long as I remember, she (and my dad, too) has dreaded going to the dentist and had a real apprehension towards receiving dental care. She shares the anxiety of so many other patients who have experienced traumatic childhood dental visits. However, with the help of sedation, patients like my mom with dental fear, uneasiness, anxiety, and dental phobia can experience life-changing implant surgeries and feel relaxed, calm and comfortable!
I invite you to experience dentistry in a whole new way! You’ll never go back, I promise!
Dr. John Bec
In my office, I have treated hundreds of patients who had just one missing tooth. Most of these patients have had untreated cavities undermining the structural integrity of the tooth. Others presented with a long history of previous dental work which finally failed. Many root canal teeth fracture and snap at the gum line! The patient in this picture had untreated tooth cavities.
Unfortunately, some patients come to my office with more than just one missing tooth. They have already been missing many teeth. Some patients have partial dentures, like the one in the picture below. Others have a few good teeth and many broken ones requiring removal (extractions under sedation) and ridge contouring, getting them ready for new denture teeth or implant teeth.
Yes, I treat patients who unfortunately have all their teeth missing! This particular patient had many broken teeth which were removed several months prior to taking this photo. You can see the healed extraction sites. These patients are initially treated with a short-term healing denture followed by a Permanent Denture, Implant Denture, or Implant Teeth (All-on-4 or another design).
Why are Lost Teeth a Problem?
We Need Healthy Teeth to Eat Healthy Food!
Having fewer teeth makes it hard to bite and chew. When we are missing teeth, we have to shift our food to chew where we have teeth. This not only stresses our remaining teeth, but it also makes it harder to eat chewy and crunchy foods.
What’s Your Favorite Food? Implants Can Chew It! Many people who ask us for dental implants are sick and tired of not being able to eat what they want. No one likes chewing carefully all the time. And everyone hates eating soft foods all the time. Implant teeth are strong enough to bite into anything you’re craving.
Missing Teeth Means Missing Jaw Bone
Most people are happy to get a broken or infected tooth pulled. Of course, they naturally assume that solves the problem. To be sure, removing a bad tooth does remove the infection. However, it doesn’t restore function. Extractions only solve half the problem
Bone loss is the dark secret problem of tooth loss
When we think about what teeth do, we usually think about chewing and smiling. However, one of teeth’s most important jobs is something invisible. Our teeth hang onto bone. They maintain healthy bone levels in our jaws. When we lose teeth, we also lose bone. In fact, this bone loss progresses continually after we lose a tooth. Stoping bone loss requires replacing the missing tooth root with an implant.
We Age Faster When We've Lost our Teeth
We know that tooth loss leads to bone loss. However, few people realize how bone loss affects the face.
Jaw Bones Do More Than Just Hold Teeth
Healthy jaw bones form a thick, protective shield around the lower part of the face and head. In fact, these bones help protect the parts of our bodies that breath, swallow, see and think. When jaw bones get thin and fragile, it puts our throats, eyes and even our brain at risk.
Unhealthy Jaw Bones Cause “Face Sag”
Not only does bone loss weaken our faces, but it also eventually causes the lower face to collapse. In fact, bone loss transforms faces giving them the sunken-in “old person” appearance. As the face loses bone support, skin sags and wrinkles. Of course, this process doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it continually progresses from the moment a tooth is lost. Not surprisingly, the more teeth we lose, the worse the sag gets.
$500 OFF TREATMENT FOR MISSING AND BROKEN TEETH
$500 Fee Reduction for ANY Dental Treatment greater than $5,000 related to missing or broken teeth (Extractions, Dentures, Implants, Crowns and Bridges). Offer valid for all treatment scheduled by 3/31/2020. To claim this offer, simply mention it during your consultation visit.
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