Have you ever considered replacing a missing tooth? Whether from accident, decay, or genetics, having a missing tooth can embarrass and damage your self-confidence. Depending on the level of damage and how many teeth are missing, some options may be more suitable than others. Some common tooth replacement options include dental implants, bridges, dentures, and crowns. Each offers different benefits and considerations, so it’s important to discuss with your dentist which solution is best for you. At Eagle Family Dentistry, our professionals are committed to helping you regain your smile after losing teeth, and we offer a range of services from regular oral cleaning to replacing missing teeth and repairing any damage caused by decay or trauma. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most popular tooth replacement solutions that can help you reclaim your perfect smile.
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most popular tooth replacement option. They’re also the most expensive and time-consuming, but properly caring for them can ensure they last a lifetime. A dental implant is a metal post that’s inserted into your jawbone, where it fuses with your bone over time. The post will serve as an anchor for an artificial tooth or cosmetic crown on the top.
Dentures are the most common tooth replacement option. A professional cosmetic dentist can remove all of your natural teeth and fit you with a temporary denture until they can be permanently cemented into place using a dental impression kit. You’ll need to wear your new dentures for at least six weeks before they become stable enough for daily wear; this allows time for tissue around each implant site to heal so that it won’t reject over time. Proper healing after getting dentures is important to prevent dental emergencies and so on.
A great solution for filling in gaps created by missing teeth is tooth bridges, as they use artificial teeth to bridge the gap between remaining natural teeth on either side. It comprises two crowns placed over your existing teeth and connected by false teeth.
Benefits of Tooth Replacement
- Improved speech: If you’re missing a tooth, it can be difficult to speak clearly. You may slur or have difficulty pronouncing certain words. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants or dentures can help improve your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Improved appearance: Missing teeth are often noticeable because they don’t match the rest of your mouth’s coloration; this makes them stand out even more than if they were present. Replacing these gaps with dental implants or dentures will give you back an even row of healthy-looking pearly whites that look natural next to their neighbors’ healthy-looking pearly whites too! However, you should know that your restorations won’t be affected by teeth whitening treatment, and you really need to maintain them carefully.
If you have questions about tooth replacement options or are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our experienced dental professionals, please contact us today!