Did you suffer from tooth loss several years ago, or need to have several teeth extracted? For the sake of speed and cost, did you complete your smile with a denture? Now, years later, have you grown particularly unhappy with the fit, feel or look of your partial or full denture? If so, you’re not alone. While dentures are an affordable way to address tooth loss, many find that they can shift while chewing, creating embarrassment and frustration. Over time, they can also become ill-fitting due to changes in the jaw’s structure as one ages, particularly when many teeth have been lost. The great news is that there are alternatives to unsupported dentures, ones that allow for increased comfort and confidence. So, if you are ready for a more secure and stable way to complete your smile after tooth loss, it’s time to talk to your prosthetic dentist about how an option like a dental bridge or dental implant could help!
What Are the Other Options for Smile Completion?
While dentures remain a popular choice for addressing tooth loss, many patients find they favor the alternatives, including dental bridges and dental implants, both of which help to add security to the smile.
Dental bridges accomplish this through the use of dental crowns affixed to remaining teeth. These crowns help to stabilize the replacement tooth of choice, whether that be a single prosthetic tooth or a partial or full denture. In the case of total tooth loss, bridges can also be created using dental implants to serve in place of the traditional crowns affixed to remaining teeth.
Ready to Complete Your Smile?
Prosthetic dentistry means you no longer have to settle for an incomplete smile. Call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517 to schedule a consultation about how a dental bridge or dental implant could complete your smile, both functionally and cosmetically. Lake Forest Dental Arts also proudly serves residents of Chicago and all surrounding communities.