Did you recently lose a tooth, or have one extracted by your dentist? Perhaps you have spent years struggling with an incomplete smile, unsure if you will ever enjoy confidence and comfort again, when eating or even while smiling. If that is the case, the good news is that there are a number of modern dental prostheses which can help to complete your smile both functionally and cosmetically. From dentures and dental bridges to dental implants, there are prostheses available to suit almost every smile and every budget. Determining which is right for you is simply a matter of talking to your dentist about your goals for your smile and your expectations of treatment.
Is a Denture Right for You?
Dentures, both partial and full sets, are one of the most popular forms of smile restoration. That is because they can be completed quickly and they are affordable, as well. Full dentures rarely even require adhesive to be held in place, since they are made to follow the curves of the smile so closely. That said, partial dentures are generally temporarily held in place with adhesives.
Could a Dental Bridge or Implant Complete Your Smile?
If you are looking for more security than a denture can provide, consider dental bridges and dental implants, both of which offer more stability than either full or partial dentures, unsupported. Bridges are made using crowns affixed to remaining teeth, to hold a replacement tooth in place. Implants are created using titanium pieces surgically inserted into the jaw, which mimic healthy tooth roots. Bridges are often faster, however implants are even more secure and the most permanent form of prostheses currently available.