As we age, the likelihood of losing a permanent tooth increases. Among the main reasons for tooth loss in adults is untreated or mistreated dental cavities or tooth decay.

If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, contact the Chicago Beautiful Smiles office of cosmetic dentistry in Winnetka, IL where we perform leading means of restoring your beautiful smile. In this month’s blog, we will detail three options you will have to replace your missing teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most popular style of replacement due to the integration with your natural bone, replacing your natural tooth root. The implants are made from titanium and securely implanted into your gum and jaw, a prosthetic tooth is attached.

Whether you lost your tooth due to injury or several teeth due to periodontal disease, dental implants may be your best option.

At Chicago Beautiful Smiles, we understand dental implants can be a costly procedure, which is why we offer patient financing through Care Credit. Contact our office to learn more and to schedule your consultation.

Dental Bridges and Implant Crowns

Both implant crowns and implant bridges are restoration services supported by implants. Your dentist will use the bridge or crown to replace your missing teeth or protect as many of the natural teeth as possible.

Implant crowns are commonly used in patients missing one tooth in the front or back of their mouth. Implant bridges are commonly used to replace an entire row of missing teeth, spanning from three teeth to twelve. The benefits of dental implants include not only a major confidence boost but also the ability to eat, drink and speak more confidently with a sturdy, full set of teeth.

If you are looking to replace a single tooth with a stable, non-removable replacement, an implant crown may be your best option. Not only can this help delay bone loss around the natural tooth, but it can also help preserve the gum tissue surrounding this area.

An illustration depicts a dental implant where the replacement tooth is being screwed into the implant, located between two natural teeth

Custom Cosmetic Dentures

Replacing a missing tooth or several teeth does not mean you have one solid option for tooth replacement. In fact, at Chicago Beautiful Smiles, we have several options for custom dentures:

  • Traditional full dentures
  • Immediate dentures
  • Overdentures
  • Removable partial dentures

After meeting with our doctors, we will create a custom set of dentures that will fit comfortably, be fully functional, help you establish a better oral health routine, and provide you with a beautiful, appealing smile.

Schedule Your Consultation With Our Dentist in Winnetka

As dental specialists, our Winnetka dental office will provide you with the best treatment option to improve your smile and overall dental health. Whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, Chicago Beautiful Smiles will provide you with the best long-term dental care in Illinois. Schedule your initial consultation today to learn more about the treatments available to you.