Have you lost your smile? Various factors such as tooth decay, gum disease, or accidents can lead to missing teeth, affecting your wellness and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are several options available to restore health and regain your oral functionality. In this blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dental office discusses our three popular options to help you find your smile again.
If you are looking for an affordable solution to restore a few missing teeth, a dental bridge can fill in those gaps. They are made up of one or more artificial teeth, also known as pontics, which are held in place by dental crowns on either side. The crowns anchor the bridge to the adjacent healthy teeth. Cleaning your bridges properly is essential to their longevity and preventing gum disease. At your dental visits, we will give you the proper tools and techniques to ensure your bridge is healthy along with the surrounding tissues.
Dentures have long been a popular choice for replacing multiple missing teeth. They consist of a gum-colored acrylic base with artificial teeth attached, which is custom-made to fit your mouth. This option can quickly restore beauty to your smile, allowing you to feel confident again. It is good for people with insufficient jawbone density or multiple missing teeth and will help restore the ability to chew and speak properly. At your dental check-ups, the dentist will inspect your prosthetic and ensure it is still fitting well. Since it is removable, we can clean it and inspect your tissues for any abnormalities. It is vital to maintain dental visits to ensure optimal oral health.
Implant-supported dentures offer a more stable and secure option for those who have lost most or all their teeth. Dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots made of titanium, are surgically placed into the jawbone. These implants provide a stable foundation for attaching dentures. They provide unmatched stability and support, help to preserve your jawbone, make it easier to speak and chew, and are a long-lasting option with proper care and maintenance.
It is important to note that implant placement may not be suitable for everyone, depending on overall oral health and bone density. At your consultation, we will thoroughly review your medical history and overall oral health to determine the best option for you.
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Let us help you find your smile again and even more importantly improve your overall oral health and well-being. We would love to consult with you and discuss which option is suitable for your specific needs. Please call your Prairie Village, KS dentist’s office today at (913)901-8585 or schedule an appointment.