When you are missing a tooth, your entire smile is at risk. Not only does a missing tooth cause cosmetic concerns, but it also causes an increased risk for tooth decay, gum disease, additional damage, and dental problems. If you are missing one or more teeth, Premier Dentistry at Millennium Park can help you restore your smile.
Our dental team is comprised of experienced and highly trained restorative and cosmetic dentists. This means that our dentists are capable of offering advanced procedures for tooth replacement. We can provide you with a number of solutions to replace your missing teeth and get your smile back on track toward optimal dental health.
Why Should I replace Lost and Missing Teeth?
Good oral hygiene is important to overall health, so by replacing your missing teeth you can significantly improve your overall health. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to move out of alignment, leading to even more tooth loss, difficulty talking and chewing, as well as an increased risk of gum disease and other dental issues. Replacing missing teeth can help keep your teeth in proper alignment, support your facial structure, and improve your overall confidence.
Sometimes missing teeth can make your smile much less attractive. When it comes to making a good first impression, a smile goes a long way. Replacing missing teeth will give you a well-rounded, beautiful smile.
Furthermore, your jawbone shrinks and weakens without the stimulation of tooth roots. This can cause the remaining teeth to become loose and may lead to health problems, such as a sunken facial appearance. By replacing your missing teeth, you are taking steps to prevent these issues.
Replacing your missing teeth can also improve your bite and restore your ability to eat and speak comfortably. If the gap between remaining teeth becomes too large, food can become stuck and difficult to remove, causing pain and infection. Replacing missing teeth will improve your ability to eat comfortably and speak clearly.
Overall, replacing missing teeth is beneficial for your oral health and your overall well-being. It can help build your confidence, improve the appearance of your smile, and eliminate the risk of other dental problems.
Replace Missing Teeth in Chicago, IL
Dr. Nechama Brand or Dr. Abraham Stein will thoroughly analyze your smile at your missing teeth consultation. Depending on your dental health needs and budgetary goals, they will provide you with a wide range of services to replace missing teeth. The treatment you need is typically dependent on how many teeth you are missing, what your budget is, and what your goals are. Some of our missing teeth replacement options include:
Dental crowns are an excellent option for patients with a severely damaged tooth. A crown allows us to replace the damaged tooth without doing a full tooth extraction. We will need to shave down the affected tooth to create a foundational core. Then we will cement the dental crown or prosthetic cap to the tooth to replace the entire exterior.
Replacing a missing tooth with a dental bridge requires the support of your surrounding teeth. We call these teeth “abutment teeth” since they support the bridge hardware. Most dental bridges consist of two dental crowns located on each end, with the replacement tooth (the pontic) located in the middle.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
We will recommend full dentures if you are missing a full arch of teeth. If some, but not all, teeth are missing on an arch, you will need a partial denture. Dentures and partials consist of prosthetic teeth fused to a base. You can wear modern dentures throughout the day without discomfort. For added support, our office also provides implant-supported dentures or All-On-Four dental implants.
Our office commits to providing our patients with the best of the best when it comes to tooth replacement options. In addition to the services mentioned above, we also provide implant dentistry services. Implant dentistry allows us to replace a missing tooth or multiple lost teeth using dental implants.
Dental implants maintain extremely high patient-satisfaction ratings and are the only permanent tooth root replacement option. Learn more about implant dentistry from Premier Dentistry at Millennium Park:
Schedule A Consultation for Missing Teeth in Chicago, IL.
Premier Dentistry at Millennium Park in Chicago offers several missing teeth solutions. To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Nechama Brand or Dr. Abraham Stein. Call your best cosmetic dentist in Chicago at 312-586-8596 or request an appointment online today so that we can create a custom treatment plan for you.