Dr. Tom Meyer, Implants Dentist Mount Prospect: We hear this question all the time:
"How do dental implants compare with other types of tooth replacement?"
Let's explore the options:
1. Implant-supported bridge
When replacing multiple missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge is supported only by dental implants at both ends.
2. Tooth-supported bridge
A tooth-supported bridge uses your existing teeth to support the bridge, rather than requiring two implants.
3. Removable partial dentures
Patients with a few missing teeth are often recommended removable partial dentures as a simpler alternative to complete dentures.
A flipper is a temporary partial denture which has the ability to flip in and out of its position. This option is not dependent on any surrounding teeth.
5. Dental implant
Dental implants are by far the best tooth replacements because they provide stability, durability and natural-looking teeth. Patients often mention that dental implants feel like real teeth as well.
Are you looking for options to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth? Contact Meyer Dental Group in Mount Prospect to learn more.