The appearance and appeal of your smile will reduce drastically if you have a missing tooth. It can happen due to various reasons like gum injury, disease, genetic condition or severe tooth decay. A missing tooth can lead to various issues, irrespective of why you have lost it. It can impact your teeth’s alignment in the long run. Even one missing tooth can lower your self-confidence, impact your oral health, make you incapable of chewing your food properly, affect your speech and impact your jawbone’s integrity.

Few Preferred Options When Replacing Your Missing Teeth

Dental Implants

A very common method of replacing the missing teeth in your mouth is through dental implants. Dental implants look and feel like real teeth. If you want to replace just one missing tooth, implants and bridges can be the ideal solution. Dental implants are a permanent solution as they can last a lifetime. Since the implant process is a bit lengthy, you should choose a reputable dental clinic. The dentist will use a titanium screw to replace the tooth’s root and use it as an anchor for the crown on top which replaces the tooth. It usually takes around 3 months for the implant to fuse properly with the jawbone.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Are all the missing teeth in your mouth in a row? Choose implant-supported bridges. The tooth replacement process might become unnecessary and lengthy if you plan to replace each tooth with a dental implant. The dentist will secure the teeth at the two ends with an implant. Implant-supported bridges are an economical choice for those willing to replace multiple missing teeth. Implants bridges are as effective as single dental implants in the right situation and give a natural look. You have to schedule a few visits to the dentist for implant-supported bridges.

Tooth-Supported Bridge

If you want to support the placement of a bridge with your existing teeth, choose tooth-supported bridges. You don’t have to place two implants into your jawbone. The dentist will place a crown on the teeth next to the missing teeth and cement them in place. It will take a few visits to the dentist to complete the procedure. Tooth-supported bridges are another option as it gives the same realistic feel. The process is less invasive and does not require surgery but does involve cutting of the teeth on either side of the gap where the tooth/teeth are missing. This tooth replacement process can also be more affordable than dental implants. Make sure you choose the right dental clinic for tooth-supported bridges, as your adjoining teeth might get damaged if the bridges are not properly fitted.

Removable Partial Dentures

A removable partial denture is a simple tooth replacement option for the missing teeth in your mouth. If you have a few missing teeth in your mouth, choose removable partial dentures instead of a complete set of dentures. Your dentist will grip the removable dentures in place using clasps around the existing teeth to ensure that the false teeth are positioned at the right spots. If you lose a tooth in the future, you can add more teeth onto the partial denture. It will help you save a lot of time and money. Not only are partial dentures easy to repair, but you can even replace them when required.

Since there are so many types of tooth replacement options, it’s time you choose one and get in touch with the dentists at Cornerhouse Dental Care in Hertfordshire.



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