Dentures are the most common solution for tooth loss. However, dentures still have some downsides and they can require a lot of maintenance. Modern dentistry now offers several alternatives to dentures that can restore the appearance of your smile and your oral functions.
Some of the alternatives to dentures we offer at Anthony G. Corbo, DDS, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, include:
Dental implants are metal posts fixed into the jawbone that support an artificial tooth. They are the most reliable tooth replacement option and look and function similarly to your natural teeth. Implants are a durable option and last longer if maintained properly.
If you want to replace one or a series of missing teeth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge is considered to be the best alternative to dentures. In this procedure, your adjacent teeth are prepared to give support to the bridge. A tooth-supported bridge is, however, less durable than an implant-supported bridge and requires more care and maintenance.
Overdentures are recommended to patients with several missing teeth or no teeth. This advanced option provides stability and security compared to traditional dentures, being supported by existing teeth or by dental implants. This alternative to traditional dentures is comfortable and natural-looking. The best thing about these dentures is that they stimulate the jawbone while you eat or chew, thereby slowing down the process of bone loss caused by missing teeth.
Like a tooth-supported fixed bridge, a resin-bonded bridge is attached to the adjacent teeth and can replace one or a series of missing teeth. They provide long-lasting results and a natural smile.
You don’t have to compromise on your quality of life if you have missing teeth. When you visit our dental clinic, Dr. Corbo will guide you through your options for restoring your smile and help you choose the best solution for your needs.
Dr. Anthony G. Corbo, DDS, is an expert in offering affordable dental services including tooth replacements like dentures and alternatives to dentures. For more details or to request an appointment, call us at (954) 434-2234 or visit our website. We are located at 13101 Old Sheridan St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330.