New Teeth Q & A
Why should I replace my missing teeth?
It is important to replace your missing teeth because the area of your jaw bone where your teeth should be can lose up to 25% of its density within a year. Missing teeth can impact the health of your jaw and can give your face a sunken and aged appearance.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an excellent long-term option to replace missing teeth with a custom-made porcelain, one made to match your natural teeth. Dr. Atcha makes a small incision where your missing tooth once was, and he inserts a titanium rod, which acts as the new tooth root.
A few months after your initial visit, Dr. Atcha places a dental crown onto the implant because the titanium rod needed time to fuse with your jaw bone. Some advantages to implants are their durability, similarity to a natural tooth, and the fact that nearby teeth don’t need to be trimmed or adjusted.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a great option when there are teeth on the sides of your missing tooth. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth tend to move out of place to try to make up for the missing tooth gap. A dental bridge assures this does not happen because it is a fixed solution that stays in place with strong and permanent adhesives.
Some great advantages to bridges are that they don’t require removal for cleaning, and they look, function, and feel like natural teeth.
What are dentures?
Dentures can replace your missing teeth through a partial or a complete denture. Dr. Atcha uses partial dentures when you have teeth that are still healthy. This helps keep those remaining natural teeth from shifting. This type of denture is held in place using wires and hooks.
A complete denture replaces all of the teeth on the top and/or bottom of your mouth. These dentures are securely placed around your gums, so they don’t fall out.
A great benefit of choosing dentures is that they can be repaired and refitted to any changes your mouth might undergo throughout the years.
If you’re missing teeth and looking for the best replacement, call New Teeth Chicago Dental today, or schedule your appointment online.