We can’t always completely avoid dental damage or tooth loss; there are some things that are out of our hands. However, we do have the ability to choose state-of-the-art tooth replacement treatments to help us get back on track.
Today, our Elmhurst dentists are going to be giving you more information about the restorative treatments we offer.
Bridges & Dentures
The tooth replacement treatments that we have historically used to treat tooth loss replace the visible portion of the tooth, and sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. Bridges are held in place because they are connected to adjacent teeth. Dentures are molded to fit the contours of the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue. These prostheses are removable, and easy to clean.
Individual Dental Implants
Dental implant technology has changed the game when it comes to restoring smiles after tooth loss. Implant technology has moved us away from restorations that sit on top of the gum tissue, to permanent replacement teeth that are grounded in the patient’s jawbone. One way to use implant technology is to place a single restoration on a single titanium root, thus permanently replacing the missing tooth. The most unique thing about dental implant technology is that, over time, the replacement root will actually bond with the patient’s natural bone tissue. This both ensures a stable fit and supports healthy jawbone density.
Expanded Dental Implant Technology
Dental implant technology has expanded so that we can now permanently anchor larger prostheses, like dentures, in the patient’s smile. Using just a few strategically placed mini titanium implant roots, we can secure a full complement of replacement teeth. This is a fast way for patients with many missing teeth to achieve a full smile restoration, while simultaneously benefiting from the health advantages of titanium replacement roots.
The easiest way to get started is to call our Elmhurst dental implant dentists to schedule a personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!