Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Teeth constitute a very important aspect in beautifying the looks. It gives a shape to our face, if teeth are missing whether one or two, they leave a lot of impact by spoiling all over looks. But fortunately now there are different treatments available to replace a missing tooth or teeth. They are:-

  • Bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Removable Partial Dentures and
  • Complete Dentures

Fixed Bridge – They are fabricated from materials metal, porcelain fused to metal, all ceramic or porcelain, all resin, and acrylic. Bridges are fixed with the help of dental crowns on teeth line to provide a sort of permanent solution. they can only be removed by dentist. They are not inserted in jaws, which may lead in decay of supported teeth as well as bone loss.

Dental Implant– They are implanted in jaws through surgery, which produce a better aesthetic outcome. The Dental implant will physically feel more like a natural tooth than a bridge.
In addition, since implants integrate with bone they help preserve bone and prevent bone loss, as opposed to a bridge. Implants have been proven having high success rate over 10–20 yrs from numerous studies.

Partial Dentures– An alternative treatment for people who cannot go for dental implant or bridge for any number of reasons. Partial dentures too replace missing teeth for functional and aesthetic reasons, but, they are removable and not cemented in the mouth. thus not able to produce the same level of retention, comfort, and natural feel compare to Implant and bridge

Complete Dentures– They are removable and especially for people who are missing all their teeth. These complete dentures are also removable and do provide complete aesthetic solution for missing teeth

Each alternative has its own benefits and drawbacks. It is important to consider a patient’s medical, financial, and emotional situation before applying any of the treatment. It is recommended that a patient experiencing tooth loss should visits a dentist to discuss which replacement method is best suited for his or her situation. It has been shown that a non-removable replacement, such as a bridge or implant appears to provide patients with the best sense of security and well-being

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