Missing teeth are much more than a cosmetic issue, but a detriment to our oral health, and the longevity of our remaining teeth. When teeth are missing from your smile, this can cause your other teeth to chew improperly, causing uneven wear and making your remaining teeth wear down faster, as well as being more prone to injury. If dental implants are not an option for you, whether it’s due to cost or your jaw bones not being viable, or you simple do not wish to undergo the painful procedure, there are other options to give you your beautiful smile back. Your local South Fort Myers dental office of McGregor Dental at McGregor Point utilizes the latest in fixed and removable prosthodontics to restore you missing teeth in a manner that is a both painless and affordable to you.
Fixed and removable prosthodontics, also known as bridges and dentures, are a safe and affordable way to treat your missing teeth, without the pain or cost of dental implants. Bridges come into basic varieties, a fixed or permanently bonded prosthetic which is never removed, and as such never needs to be taken out for cleaning, and a removable prosthetic which is held in place by a series of clips which can adhere to metal framework crafted out of metal alloys, gold, or porcelain for a more natural look that will give you back the health and beauty of your smile. These removable prosthodontics are also known as partial dentures, for their resemblance in ease of use to full dentures. The staff of your trusted North Fort Myers dental office can work with you to craft your own fixed or removable prosthodontics out of molds from your very own teeth, so your bridges or dentures will always be the perfect look for your smile. You never have to worry about your partial dentures become dislodged for any reason, they are affixed to your surrounding teeth for a look that is as secure as it is natural.
Replacing missing teeth is important to your dental health. The absence of teeth in your smile can cause gum and bone loss, resulting in further loss of teeth. By replacing your missing teeth with a fixed or removable prosthodontics you work to improve the wear of your teeth with proper chewing for a healthier mouth, as well as allowing for clearer speech, which can become difficult when numerous teeth are missing from your smile. No matter what you decide is right for you, be it a partial denture or a fixed bridge, the staff of your South Fort Myers dental office of McGregor Dental at McGregor point can guide you through the process of finding the perfect fit your smile.