How much good is a dental prosthetic really meant to do for a patient? Is the placement of a permanent restoration meant to improve your smile, or can you count on it for more? Your Prairie Village, KS dentist can talk with you about placing a dental prosthetic that can actually help to improve your dental function, as well as the way you look. You have more than one option open to you for permanently securing a prosthetic in place. You can have a dental bridge put in place, or receive a dental implant to keep your restoration stable.
You Can Rely On A Permanent Dental Prosthetic To Support Your Dental Function
What makes a permanent restoration beneficial to you? When you have the stability of a dental bridge, or an implant-supported artificial tooth, you can feel more comfortable when you bite and chew. That can reduce the amount of work your remaining teeth have to do, and it can help you move your jaw in a way that feels natural. As a result, you are less likely to need restorative dental work on remaining teeth, and you are better equipped to prevent TMJ dysfunction from affecting your life.
Receiving A Dental Bridge
Dental bridges give patients the chance to replace a lost tooth without undergoing surgical work. This prosthetic restoration stays stable because it features a pair of dental crowns. These crowns are set on the teeth surrounding your absent tooth. When secured, your bridge can feel comfortable, which can make biting, chewing, laughing, and speaking more comfortable.
Using A Dental Implant To Hold Your Replacement Tooth In Place
With a dental implant, you can do more than just hold a prosthetic in place. Your implant will reside in your jawbone; your dentist will perform a careful study of your smile to make sure it is placed where your tooth’s root once resided. The implant will keep neighboring teeth from shifting, and it can stimulate your jawbone and keep it from deteriorating over time. Of course, it can also help you perform regular dental functions comfortably, which can have a decidedly positive effect on your quality of life.
Talk To Dr. Browne About Restoring Your Incomplete Smile
If you have spent time with even one missing tooth, you can appreciate just how frustrating this problem can be for your smile. Fortunately, Dr. Browne is ready to help you replace what you have lost! The right dental prosthetic can make you feel better about the way you look, and it can improve your dental function in important ways. Our practice is ready to meet with you and discuss your treatment options, as well as what you can anticipate from life with your restored smile. To learn more, or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.