Regaining your complete smile may be the main – or only – reason you want to receive a dental prosthetic. While there is a clear benefit to this, you should know that there are ways a prosthetic can have real restorative dental benefits. Replacing a lost tooth takes pressure off of neighboring teeth, so they are less likely to face premature wear and tear, and they are less likely to be lost. If you need to recover from advanced tooth loss, a prosthetic can make a tremendous difference to how you look, and restore your dental function. A prosthetic supported by a dental implant can be dependable when you need to bite and chew, and the implant itself can be beneficial to your jaw health.
There are restorations for individual lost teeth. Many patients will have a dental bridge placed – the dental bridge uses two crowns to hold a prosthetic in position. A bridge can be an effective measure for supporting one tooth, or a few teeth (as long as those teeth are all next to each other). If you need to replace a significant number of teeth, partial or full dentures can be provided to you.
You can receive extra benefits to your jaw health while enjoying impressive stability when your prosthetic is supported with dental implants. The implant’s presence actually puts a stop to the problem of jawbone deterioration, which can occur after tooth loss. You can use an implant to support a single tooth, but implant-supported dentures can also be used to help those with advanced tooth loss.