What Happens When You Lose a Tooth?
Crowns – If part of your tooth stays in tact, you may be able to restore it with a crown. Dental crowns sit on top of your tooth, hold it together and protect it from decay. Dental crowns can even be custom designed to blend in with the natural appearance of your smile. Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges‚ how to choose the best replacement for missing teeth can be a confusing process but we’re here to walk you through it.
Bridges -This restorative completely replaces a lost tooth. Bridges rest on top of your gum and use the surrounding teeth for support. They are a great choice for lost molars that sit in the back of your smile. Partial Dentures -This option is great for patients who have lost one or several teeth. The partial dentures also sit on top of your gums, but unlike bridges, they can be removed.
Dental Implants – Since dental implants are attached to your jaw bone, they provide the most natural look and feel of all the restorative options. There is no need to alter your eating, drinking, or oral hygiene habits to manage your new implant. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants and some healing time is required.
Visit our website to learn more about our restorative dental services or call 516-482-2215 to schedule a consultation. At our office, Chicago dentist Dr. Stewart Brody can help you determine the best restorative solution for your smile.
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