Your Tooth Loss Replacement Options
posted: Jan. 10, 2020.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the proper way to replace missing teeth.
No matter whether your tooth loss is the result of an injury, advanced gum disease or tooth decay, the goal is to always replace this missing tooth with the best option for your health, lifestyle, and needs. Of course, this decision can feel a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, your dentist in Lincoln Park, IL, Dr. Allen Momongan, can walk you through the process so that you understand which of these options is best suited for your smile,
No matter whether you need to replace one, several, or all of your teeth, dental implants can provide you with an artificial tooth that mimics the functionality and look of real teeth. Implants are as close to real teeth as you can get.
This small titanium post is placed into the jawbone where a false tooth is connected on top of the implant to hold it in place. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, it will fuse together with the bone to provide a long-term base from which to support one or more false teeth.
If you are looking for the most cost-effective way to replace a full set of upper and lower teeth, dentures can give you fast results. Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that fit right on top of the gums where they suction to the gums naturally to stay in place. Dentures are either full or partial, depending on the severity of your tooth loss.
A Dental Bridge
A fixed dental bridge may also be an option for you, especially if you are looking for a fast solution for replacing one or more teeth in a row. A bridge will fill the gap where your tooth or teeth once were and replace them with missing teeth; however, in order to receive a dental bridge from our Lincoln Park office, we will need to make sure that the teeth on either side of the gap are strong enough for crowns, which will support the false tooth in between.
Need Dental Work? Give Us a Call
The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park offers dental implants to adults in the Chicagoland area. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, then call (773) 935-9818 today.