Denton, TX (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
Residents of Denton who resolved to fix tooth in the New Year can now visit Dr. Todd McCracken to find out if they are eligible for dental implants. Because implants look and function like natural teeth, they are a preferred method for replacing missing teeth in adults.
Adults have nearly a 70 percent chance of losing at least one tooth between the ages of 35-40 due to gum disease, injury, or tooth decay. Missing teeth in adults can not only result in negative cosmetic consequences, but functional consequences as well. Without a full set of strong teeth, patients can expect to have a decreased ability to chew their food and speak clearly. Additionally, if the holes where the missing teeth were located are not filled in with dental implants, the adjacent teeth are likely to move into the space, causing a variety of cosmetic and functional problems including gaps between the teeth and a modified bite.
Patients who have recently lost one or more teeth are advised to call Dr. McCracken’s office as soon as possible. The longer a patient waits to replace one or more missing teeth, the more likely they are to develop complications as a result of their tooth loss. While dentures and dental bridges are still commonly used to replace lost teeth, dental implants are becoming a more preferred method for replacing missing teeth because they are not susceptible to slipping or falling out of the mouth.
Patients who are looking for a tooth replacement procedure that will help them look their best in the New Year should contact Dr. McCracken to find out more about implants. As an expert in personalized dentistry and replacement procedures for missing teeth in adults, Dr. McCracken can determine candidacy for dental implants.
About The Doctor
Dr. Todd McCracken is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for patients in Denton, TX. Dr. McCracken received his DDS from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997. He received the honor of Master from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2000 and is a frequent lecturer at national and local dental meetings across the country and one of 25 certified instructors at The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry. It is here that he became certified and joined one percent of dental professionals in offering the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure LANAP for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. McCracken and his dental services visit his website at http://www.lasersmilestudio.com and call (940) 293-2090.