Alternatives to Braces

Alternatives to Braces

If you have suffered from adult tooth loss, then you know all too well how frustrating that can be. From the shock of first losing a tooth, or even finding out that one must be extracted, to the embarrassment showing your teeth when your smile is incomplete and the frustration you can experience when trying to enjoy meals, there are a lot of emotions that can come along with losing teeth. Fortunately, modern dental prostheses like dental bridges
are designed to address each of those concerns, and more, by providing patients with stable and secure forms of smile completion. So, whether you are ready to address your tooth loss for the first time or to update an ill-fitting prostheses, it’s time to learn how a dentist can help you complete your smile.

Have You Considered an Alternative to Traditional Braces

While dentures are still one of the most common ways of addressing tooth loss, unsupported dentures can shift while chewing. Denture adhesives can help to provide stability temporarily, but for more long-lasting security, dental bridges and dental implants are great options.

What Makes Dental Bridges Different?

Dental bridges are great choices for smile completion, because they can be completed relatively quickly yet they help to provide more stability than unsupported dentures alone. They achieve this through the use of dental crowns affixed to remaining teeth, or full crowns stabilized by dental implants. Since the crowns are attached to the replacement teeth, such as a partial denture, they help to keep them in place even as one chews.

Are You In Need of Prosthetic Dentistry?

You can schedule a prosthetic appointment, today, with Dr. Fondriest by calling Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.