Lost your tooth? Want it back?
Modern dental advances provide a host of options for replacing missing tooth-from traditional dentures to crowns & bridges to the latest dental implants. The loss of teeth is associated with diminished self-confidence and of course chewing difficulties. So, it is necessary to replace the missing teeth as early as possible with something that resembles your natural teeth to the maximum. With recent developments in dentistry, a number of options are now available to the patients to choose from. Choices for replacing a missing tooth can be broken down into two major categories; Fixed and Removable.
Fixed replacement of teeth
The two most common options to replace a tooth with a fixed appliance is either a Dental-implant or Dental-bridge.
An implant is a “screw” used to replace the root of a missing tooth. This will then allow a single or multiple crowns to be placed to fill the gap. The biggest advantage of implants is that the false tooth is retained on an artificial root, meaning that there is no damage to the surrounding teeth. With care an implant can last a lifetime. Success rate of implants conducted by oral surgeon or periodontal surgeon is very high about 95% than general dentist.
Did you know that dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth? Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, dental implants are long-term replacements that your oral surgeon surgically places in the jawbone.
A dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The two crowns holding it in place that are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues and even improve your speech.Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many ten years or more.
Removable replacement of teeth
Teeth can be replaced using a removable appliance through full or partial dentures. A full denture is the term for a plate that replaces the teeth in an entire jaw, either upper or lower. A partial denture is a part-plate, used to replace only those teeth which are missing in a jaw. Many people are concerned about having an object in their mouth that is not fixed in place, however modern material and techniques mean that most people find wearing dentures very comfortable. Partial dentures can be made with minimal components in the mouth making the denture difficult to see and easy to wear.