Choosing the perfect tooth replacement option for you can seem like a daunting task, but that is why our Mount Prospect restorative dentists are here! We give our patients the support and guidance that they need to restore and rebuild their smiles effectively and attractively.
Keep reading to learn more about the state-of-the-art tooth replacement treatments available today!
Historically, tooth loss has been treated with dental prosthetics—dentures and bridges. Both of these options sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue in order to fill the blank spaces along the gum line.
Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, our dental team can now permanently embed dental prosthetics into the patient’s jawbone tissue. After placing small titanium roots into the patient’s jaw, our team caps these replacement roots with custom-fit dentures.
If you have existing dentures that are ill-fitting or uncomfortable, our dentist may be able to retrofit your prosthetics so that they attach to implant roots. Once in place implant-stabilized prosthetics feel more natural and look exceptionally natural.
Another treatment option is to use stand-alone dental implants to replace individual teeth. Every dental implant is crafted with a titanium root to replace the natural tooth root. This titanium foundation is then capped with an abutment and a customized restoration (which looks like a natural tooth). Dental implants are stable, attractive, and they even help to support the health of your natural oral tissues.
Some people are able to achieve their oral health goals using just one of these restorative options. Other dental patients combine restorative solutions in order to rebuild their smiles. Our dental team will help you determine how you can best overcome premature tooth loss.
As always, you can contact our Mount Prospect dentists to learn more and to schedule your personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you, and helping you reclaim a healthy and beautiful smile!