Missing teeth cause a great deal of stress and lead to difficulty with speech and digestion. Replacing missing teeth can restore not only your dental health but your appearance and confidence as well. Here are a few proven ways to replace missing teeth and why you should consider undergoing treatment.
While it may not seem like a big deal to lose a single tooth, missing a tooth or several teeth can cause havoc to an individual’s dental health. Replacing missing teeth provides plenty of benefits that preserve dental health and encourages overall wellness.
Reasons for replacing a missing tooth include:
- Prevent signs of premature aging
- Provide support for existing teeth and bones
- Improved comfort
- Enhanced esthetics
- Restored function
Options for Replacing Your Missing Teeth
The best way to replace a tooth can be dependent on a number of reasons, including your current-standing health, how many teeth you need to replace, and your budget.
Bridges are porcelain prosthetics, made to replicate the look and feel of natural teeth, that are used to replace up to a short row of missing teeth. This method requires altering adjacent healthy teeth to secure the bridge.
Full and partial dentures replace anywhere from a single tooth up to an entire arch of teeth either using existing healthy teeth as anchors for the prosthetic or simply resting over gums. Dentures are typically made from a combination of dental materials, including acrylic and porcelain.
Dental implants are the newest advancements in replacement teeth, able to replace the roots of teeth as well as crowns. Titanium posts are placed into the jaw to support the existing dentition and the adopted prosthetic. Additionally, dental implants can be used to replace a single-unit with a crown, a row of teeth with a bridge, or an entire arch with implant-supported dentures.
Why Should You Replace The Roots of Teeth?
When a tooth is missing from the smile, several complications occur: teeth may shift out of alignment, the jaw bone shrinks, and patients loose dental functionality. Restorations and dental implants provide the necessary support to maintain dental health while restoring strength back to the bite.
Find out more by calling or visiting our dental practice in Toledo, Ohio, and scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel Connelly. Our practice is the premiere quality dentures supplier in Lucas County and can provide you with the treatments you need to restore your smile.