Nobody likes the prospect of losing teeth, but unfortunately, whether it’s because of an accident or a dental condition, as you get older, the chances are good that you’re going to lose a few teeth. Fortunately, dental technology has come a long way and there are options to replace missing teeth. One of those options are dental bridges. You’ll also likely hear about dental implants and of course there is the standard dentures which are beneficial for people who have lost most if not all of their teeth. However, if you’re looking for Chicago, IL Dental Bridges, there’s a few things that you need to consider as there are other treatments available for missing teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent long-term if not permanent solution to missing teeth. However, dental bridges also offer the same benefits that a dental implant would, minus its longevity. For example, people with many missing teeth may develop chewing problems, speaking problems and in some cases, it can change the curvature of their jawline and actually change their facial features. By replacing these missing teeth with dental bridge work, you’re avoiding chewing and speaking problems and you’re restoring the natural shape of your face.
Missing teeth can also promote other dental issues as well as damage to expose teeth. With dental bridges filling in the gap that was left by missing teeth, you can actually promote better dental health and protect the surrounding teeth from potential damage down the road.
It’s also important to understand that while dental implants may be a permanent solution or at least a long-term solution, there is an economic aspect of bridgework as opposed to implants. Implants can be extremely costly and since both bridgework and implants are considered cosmetic procedures, they typically aren’t covered by dental insurance policies. This means that you’re going to be left paying the bill and you need to consider what you can afford.
If you have missing teeth and you’re looking for Chicago, IL Dental Bridges, your best option is to contact Dr. Saul Legator DDS and make an appointment at his dental practice. At that appointment you can discuss your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for dental bridgework in order to replace missing teeth.