When you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, it is important that you get it repaired as soon as possible. It isn’t for the vanity of it, having a gap in your teeth will begin to cause issue doing things like eating or speaking, and your other teeth could begin to move. But what would that entail?
There are a few options for replacing one or two teeth, which is offered depends on your particular case. The primary options for replacing individual missing teeth include dental implants and dental bridges. Replacing a single tooth with a dental implant provides the most natural feeling option for restoring missing teeth. Dental implants mimic the tooth’s natural root, making it feel just like your natural teeth.
In order to undergo dental implant treatment for single tooth replacement, patients must be healthy enough to undergo surgery. They should also have sufficient jawbone to support the dental implant. If the jawbone is insufficient, a bone graft may be performed to rebuild the jaw for dental implant treatment.
Dental bridges are a non-invasive option for replacement of a single tooth, making them a good option for those who wish to avoid surgery or are unable to undergo surgery due to underlying health issues. They are made of two crowns joined by an artificial tooth.
With implant-supported dentures, a set of dentures is attached within the mouth using as little as four or six dental implants. This makes it possible for denture wearers to enjoy a secure fit and improved dental function as their dentures stay firmly in place when eating and speaking.
Lastly, traditional dentures are still an option for replacing multiple teeth, though they don’t provide the secure fit and improved function as implant-supported dentures.
For more information about dental replacements, call Dr. Ladani in Schnecksville, PA at 610-799-0600 or visit www.extraordinarysmiles.net.
Dr. Sandip Ladani proudly serve patients from Schnecksville and all surrounding areas.