Having a missing tooth (or teeth) can create problems when it comes to eating, talking, or smiling. Not only does that one tooth no longer exist, it can cause other teeth in your mouth to drift out of place as well. Replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible will prevent possible tooth misalignment and any impact on your confidence. Here are 3 of the most popular methods of tooth replacement available through your dentist:
#1 – Dental Implants
Implants are now regarded as the preferred treatment method for the replacement of missing teeth. Each titanium implant root functions as if it were a natural tooth root, and even encourages new bone growth around it. Dental implants can support individual crowns, bridges, or even a permanent full mouth denture on as few as 4 implant roots.
#2 – A Fixed Dental Bridge
Traditionally, bridges were the go-to method for replacing one or two missing teeth at any given time. All that is needed is a healthy tooth on either side of the open space for the bridge to be anchored on top of. Bridges are similar to 3 or 4 crowns fused together, with only the end crowns being functional and suspending the false crown between the two. Most bridges are made of porcelain or porcelain fused to a metal base.
#3 – Removable Partial or Denture
When all or several of your teeth are missing at one time, a removable prosthesis is one of the most economical choices for replacing all of the teeth at one time. Dentures are usually made of a full acrylic plate, while partials may be acrylic or acrylic bonded to a metal base.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mitul Patel
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