Replacing Missing Teeth
Helping Your Smile Come Back from Tooth Loss
Would you be surprised to learn that as many as 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth? The fact is that tooth loss is much more common than many people would like to think, and it’s important to fill any gaps that appear in your grin as soon as possible if you want to keep your entire mouth healthy. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Song today to learn more about the different options for replacing missing teeth in Willowbrook, IL.
Why Choose Song Dental for Replacing Missing Teeth?
- Comprehensive Implant Care in One Location
- Long-Lasting, Expertly Designed Restorations
- Calm, Compassionate Dentist and Friendly Team
A dental bridge lets us replace an entire section of missing teeth. While there are a few different kinds of dental bridges, the most common kind consists of two crowns that are securely anchored to the abutment teeth (the teeth next to the gap) and hold artificial teeth known as “pontics” between them. Since bridges hold your natural teeth in place, they can help maintain the proper alignment of your smile by preventing dental drift.
Dentures are used to replace multiple teeth at once along with the surrounding tissue. The artificial teeth will be attached to a gum-colored base, which will make your new smile look just like a real one. Full dentures rest on the gums and replace all of your teeth at once, while partial dentures fill in multiple gaps and are secured using metal clasps that strategically fit between your remaining teeth.
More and more patients and dentists are turning to dental implants as an advanced solution for tooth replacement. Many kinds of restorations – from single crowns to entire dentures – can be attached to dental implants in order to meet any tooth replacement need. The implants themselves last for decades and improve the chewing strength and stability of your new teeth. Thanks to Dr. Song’s extensive education, he can place your implants without having to refer you to an outside specialist.