People who have missing teeth are actively thinking about how they can replace them. However, there are a lot of options out there, so the question becomes “which one to choose?” Like in any other industry, there are various dental procedures that are inefficient and last for a short time. Luckily, we are here to show you the three common and popular methods of replacing a tooth that was removed. On top of that, we will talk about the reasons why these are the best options out there. With a proper tooth replacement, you should be able to return to normal life quickly and not have to worry about anything happening to them, for a long time.
Here are three common ways to replace missing teeth for a big smile and a big boost of confidence.
This option is by far the most popular way to supplant missing teeth. Not only are implants secure and long-lasting, but they feel and look almost exactly like the real thing.
Dental implants can also stand in place of a root that was taken out. The root is replaced with a titanium screw, which is inserted in the root cavity. This screw acts as the foundation for the implant and helps secure it.
With some of the best dental implant services patients often find their dental implants to be virtually indistinguishable from the rest of their teeth. They can be used for replacing several teeth or a single tooth, and are very secure and last for a long time.
Only very few dental implants have a critical failure and lead to complications. These issues are often caused by several factors but can be easily avoided if taken care of properly.
In all, implants are often the best solution, because they:
Let you speak clearly
Don’t deteriorate from jaw bone changes
Remove discomfort and pain
Last over 25 years if maintained properly
Don’t require a lot of maintenance
There are many types of dental bridges used for replacing teeth. Although they might be similar, these bridges are quite different from each other.
For a fixed bridge with implants, not all of the roots are replaced with a separate titanium screw. Instead, fixed dental bridges replace several teeth in a row. Dentists can even use it to replace the whole arch altogether.
Depending on the dental implant type, their numbers will differ along with how many teeth can be replaced. The bridge has screw holes that are set up in advance. In some cases, the bridge is screwed into the implants, and that’s just a simple way to make cleaning and maintenance easier.
This option is great because it:
- Makes for a great way to replace multiple teeth in a row
- Feels natural
- Lets you speak clearly
- Involves little maintenance
- Costs less than replacing teeth with individual implants
- Lasts a long time
However, if you’re missing only one tooth, your dentist might choose a fixed bridge. This involves two different crowns on each side, which are usually created to fit onto other teeth that would act as screws. When mounted correctly, these crowns along with the implant in between are cemented. These bridges can be made from many different materials.
This option might work for you because it:
- Feels natural
- Looks natural
- Involves a low-risk treatment
- Involves quick repair if damaged
- Involves little maintenance
Removable partial dentures
This route is the best of the removable replacement options. In most cases, patients want to get permanent replacements, which usually isn’t possible. The jaw has a complex bone structure, and you can’t always install a fixed bridge or implant that will stay in place.
Removable partial dentures are the best because you can remove them by hand. In fact, you won’t have to go to the dentist to get them out or to put them back in. This convenience attracts many patients and makes this option worth considering.
In most cases, people want to get permanent replacements, but sometimes this isn’t possible. The jaw has a complex bone structure, and you can’t always install a fixed bridge or implant that will stand in place.
At the same time, removable options are generally cheaper, and some people can only afford them.
Some removable partial dentures can be placed next to each other, while others can’t. In general, these dentures have an acrylic base, but a stainless steel framework can also improve their structural integrity. These dentures also have metal clasps that fit over a tooth or its cavity to hold the denture in place.
This option could work for you because:
- It’s quick and painless to put them in.
- They allow multiple teeth to be added.
- They let you speak normally.
- They’re great for closing small gaps of missing teeth.
- They’re very affordable compared to implants and fixed bridges.
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Bring that amazing smile back. Don’t be shy to laugh with your friends and enjoy life once again! If you think that one of these options could work for you, contact us today at (501) 683-8886 to talk more about it, or submit this form to schedule an appointment. We value oral health and patient satisfaction, and we can’t wait to help you regain your smile and confidence and to help you enjoy life once again!