If you have missing teeth, here’s a bit of good news: there are many life-like replacement options available. More treatment options means better choice for patients to find the solution that fits their health needs, aesthetic goals and budget. Dr. Irene Theodore has been practicing cosmetic dentistry in Chicago for nearly 30 years, offering a wide range of treatments for replacing missing teeth. Why Should You Replace a Missing Tooth? Once a tooth is lost, the bone begins to deteriorate. It will continue to deteriorate if no treatment is sought, making replacement options more and more difficult and potentially affecting other teeth.

Which Is The Best Treatment For Missing Teeth?

The primary options for replacing missing teeth are: dental bridges, implants and dentures. Each type of treatment has its own advantages. Dr. Theodore can help you choose which treatment is right for you. Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is an affordable treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Restorations can either be fixed or removable. A fixed bridge is anchored either with dental crowns and/or dental implants. Dental Implants: A dental implant is the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth. Because the implant actually integrates with the living bone, it fully replaces the tooth at its root. While this is generally the most expensive tooth replacement option, it also requires the least maintenance. Not all patients qualify for dental implants. The location of the missing tooth as well as the overall health of the patient and bone structure will be evaluated before Dr. Theodore recommends treatment. Denture: A denture is used to replace all of the upper or lower teeth. The denture can either be removable or secured using dental implants. An implant dentures offers a very stable and secure restoration, allowing patients to enjoy a healthier diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods typically restricted for denture wearers.

Schedule a Consultation

You should not have to suffer from the emotional or physical pain that comes with missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Theodore to learn more about replacing missing teeth and which options are best for you. Call 773.286.5286 or request an appointment online.