Missing Teeth? You Have Options With Our Lincoln Park Dentists

Written by Dr. Szurgot on Aug 21, 2018

Dealing with tooth loss can seem overwhelming and downright insurmountable for many patients. That’s why our Lincoln Park dentists are here to provide you with all of the information, support, and guidance that you need to restore you smile. In today’s article, we are going to be reviewing some treatment options for tooth loss. We hope that this overview helps you better understand how you can rebuild your smile!

Traditional tooth replacement treatments, like dentures and bridges, are individual prostheses that are designed to sit on top of the patient’s gum tissue. These restorations are held in place with adhesive or small brackets that connect them to adjacent natural teeth.

Advancements in dental technology have greatly improved tooth replacement treatment; now our team can permanently anchor your restorations in your jaw and gum tissue, to give you a long-lasting and stable replacement tooth.

Individual dental implants are used to replace single missing teeth. Every one of these dental implants has a titanium screw that serves as the new tooth root. Then, our team caps the implant root with a personalized restoration.

Titanium implant roots can also hold larger prostheses, like dentures, in place. Our dentist places titanium roots in strategically selected spots along the gum line. The prosthesis is then retrofitted to fit in place over the implant roots. Once this treatment process is complete, your smile will look whole and healthy.

Dental implant roots are made of titanium, because titanium is able to bond with natural bone tissue. So, implant roots actually work to support adjacent teeth as well as healthy bone tissue density.

Our Lincoln Park dental implant dentists can give you all of the additional information that you need about all of your tooth replacement options. No matter what you choose, it’s important to seek prompt treatment for tooth loss, as delaying treatment can lead to additional oral health problems.