There can be numerous reasons due to which a person may lose their natural tooth (or teeth). It can be an accident or a condition like gum disease, tooth decay, or just simple genetics; missing a tooth can be a huge blow to a person’s personality. With the advancement in technology, it is now possible to replace a missing tooth with high rates of success.
Here are 3 Best Options For Missing Tooth Replacement:
Dental Implants: The best way to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth in different areas of the mouth is dental implants. These tooth implants are actually titanium post-surgically mounted on the upper or lower jaw bone. When the body accepts and integrates the implant, a replacement tooth is placed over the implant to complete the look. The biggest advantage of a dental implant is that they can last for decades. Another advantage is that dental implants do not involve nearby teeth, just the one in concern.
Fixed Dental Bridge: People who do not wish to get a dental implant can go for a fixed dental bridge. A dental bridge is a great option for people looking to replace one or more teeth in the same region of the mouth. This measure basically ‘bridges’ the gap that is caused by a missing tooth (teeth) by using a prosthetic or artificial tooth. This ‘bridge’ is then mounted onto the adjacent teeth and bonded in place using dental cement. For a fraction of the cost of a dental implant, bridges actually have the advantage of improving the natural appearance of your teeth. They do become a little difficult to clean, though.
Removable Partial Dentures: Dentures are often suggested to people who are missing all of their teeth. However, people who only have a few of their teeth missing can be a candidate for getting partial removable dentures as well. Dentures are replacement teeth attached to a natural-looking pink base, which is held in place by the natural teeth. The device is colour matched to the rest of a person’s teeth and is often considered the best way to replace missing teeth in the same area of the mouth. Costing less than the other two, dentures are easy to repair and maintain, with certain ease in replacing them as well.
Missing a tooth or a few teeth can be a painful experience. Replacing a natural tooth prevents the loss of bone mass in the jaw, and completes the set in the mouth, helping with the aesthetics as well.
These 3 are the best ways to replace a missing tooth, and you can contact your dentist to know the best suitable option for you.