Losing teeth is not only an optical disadvantage. If not treated with dentures/dental prostheses, the natural functionality of your “chewing machine” will not sustain. When talking about dentures, we differentiate between partial and complete prostheses.
Dental crowns and bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are, opposite to removable prostheses, placed upon your remaining teeth using cement and can only be removed by your dentist.
Dental crowns are used if a damaged tooth has to be covered and protected.
Dental bridges can cover gaps created by several missing teeth and substitute those teeth.
If you lose the complete substance of a teeth, a complete prosthesis will be necessary, which structure and optical design depends on individual needs, possibilities and wishes.
The best alternative is an implant. You will not only benefit from the durability and aesthetic treatment with implants, but you will also be spared from inconveniences like pressure sores, shifting and pain while chewing. There are two implant options. Either you decide on an implant that is permanently screwed upon a row of teeth or on a removable prosthesis that is attached to an implanted fixture. The advantage of the first option is a high comfort and an exceptional look.
We will be glad to discuss every detail on conservative or modern implantology with you!