There are a countless number of issues that can threaten the integrity of your oral health, and unfortunately, there are only a handful of practices we can take part in to ensure complete protection. Indeed, infection and decay can affect anyone’s smile at any time, and sometimes it can occur much more rapidly than one might hope. Fortunately, cutting-edge technology and advanced prosthodontics can help restore your function, appearance, and more. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS dentist takes a look at the benefits of dental bridges and dentures, and how our team can help you complete your smile once more.
Partial or Total Coverage
It goes without saying that tooth loss is not a uniform process. While teeth adjacent to structures lost to decay or infection experience an increase in likelihood of facing the same fate, there is no magical order in which teeth are lost. That being said, one individual’s needs can look completely different from another’s, meaning a “one-size-fits-all” option simply will not suffice.
To best address an individual’s needs, we will take the time to create a treatment plan that works perfectly for you. This means that we will make sure to give you all information needed to decide the appropriate prosthetic for you, whether that be a dental implant, a bridge, a partial denture, or a full one. For more information about this process, please reach out to our team to learn more.
Your treatment is going to be highly influenced by your unique needs. We offer a range of prosthetic options secured in a couple of different ways. For minimal amounts of loss, we offer single-restoration dental implants. When structures are lost consecutively, we can provide an implant-retained dental bridge. This option consists of two or more crown restorations that are bonded together to span the distance of your gap.
In addition to our smaller options, we also craft partial and full denture sets to address your level of tooth loss. This process begins by taking a mold of your smile in order to get a lifelike idea of your needs and placement. Like the dental bridges, these prosthetics can also be secured through bonding, dental paste, or biocompatible implants. For more information, reach out to our team today.
Completing Your Smile Today
The functional and structural benefits of prosthetics speak for themselves. After all, significant loss can severely impact your ability to bite, speak, and chew, and having a noticeable gap can really impact your self-esteem. Our team prioritizes your oral health, and we are ready to help you take control.
Contact Dr. Stuart Dexter, Prosthodontist in Prairie Village, KS by calling 913-362-8200 to learn more about the benefits of prosthodontics or to schedule your next appointment with our team today.