If you have suffered from adult tooth loss, in the past, you know how frustrating it can be to have an incomplete smile. Smiles missing teeth do not function as effectively as complete smiles. Missing teeth can also lead to embarrassment, frustration, and anxiety, as well. In a hurry to complete the smiles many people turn to dentures, which can be completed quickly and affordably. Unfortunately, unsupported dentures are not always the best solution for smile completion. Many find that their dentures can shift uncomfortably during chewing, leading to renewed insecurity and frustration. Fortunately, dental implants and dental bridges provide more stability. Could one of these prosthetic options be best for you?
Address Tooth Loss Securely with a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can help to provide added security, when compared to an unsupported denture. That’s because bridges are created with dental crowns that can be affixed to remaining teeth, in order to hold a replacement tooth firmly in place. Plus, since crowns can be carefully crafted to look natural, they allow for confidence when smiling in addition to the improved comfort when chewing.
Consider the Many Added Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are considered the most stable prostheses available, and that is because they are the only form of smile completion that actually helps to replace both a missing tooth and its corresponding root.
This is done using oral surgery to place a mimic tooth root directly into the jawline. Following the surgery, during a process called osseointegration, the soft tissue can then grown around this biocompatible piece, allowing for increased stability and comfort.
Not all smiles are healthy enough to support an implant, though, so it’s important to schedule a consultation with your restorative dentist to determine which option is best for your smile’s needs.
If you would like more information about your prosthetic dental options, call Stephens and Gatgewood Dentistry, which is located within Auburn Lakes in Spring, TX, at 281-320-2000.