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If you need tooth replacement services, should you pick dentures, dental implants, or dental bridges? Although all three choices are highly effective in providing an aesthetically pleasing look that can look and function like natural teeth, they do have their differences.

If you are looking for dentures, very little work needs to be done to prepare your smile and gums. Oftentimes, dentures are easily accessible and can be slipped in and out of your mouth daily. Every night, your dentures should be soaked in a denture cleansing solution to ensure they do not crack or dry out from being left sitting out all night.

Dental bridges can also replace missing teeth, but they cannot be removed without the assistance of a dental health professional. However, there is often no need to remove a bridge every day because it is durable and holds tight enough to give you back full functionality of your mouth. A bridge works by attaching itself to neighboring teeth to hold itself within your smile.

If your jaw bone is strong enough, there is a dental procedure that can connect artificial teeth directly to your jawbone called dental implants. Dental implants are designed for a durable hold that can truly last a lifetime.

To learn more about your options, please call Pooley Dentistry in Loves Park, Illinois, today at 815-968-5434 to set up an appointment with Dr. Steven Pooley. Our team of dental professionals can help you when it comes to picking the right procedure for your particular needs.