It is important to replace teeth when they have been lost. Failure to do so can lead to jawbone deterioration, teeth shifting, the facial structure sagging, and more. The best approach to your dental health is prevention. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene. You should obtain dental cleanings every 6 months, brush your teeth twice a day, and floss daily. However, if tooth loss has already occurred, there are many options for replacing the missing teeth.
Dental implants tend to be the most effective method for replacing individual teeth. This method inserts a metal screw into the jawbone, then attaches a lab-created tooth to the top. This allows for a natural appearance. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they can stimulate growth in the jawbone, preventing deterioration. They also take the least amount of adjustment, because they look and feel natural.
Dental bridges can be used to replace one or multiple teeth. They require healthy teeth remaining in the mouth, because they use other teeth as an anchor. The bridges are anchored to other teeth in the mouth and span across the missing gap. The drawback to dental bridges is that they require the removal of enamel on the anchoring teeth, to allow space for the bridge to fit over them.
Partial dentures can be used to replace individual teeth or a full set of dentures can replace a full mouth of teeth. There are many different kinds of dentures. Traditional dentures are inserted into the mouth after any remaining teeth are extracted. All-on-4 dentures use 4 implants in the jawbone to anchor the dentures into place. Partial dentures are created to replace individual or multiple teeth.
There are many options for replacing teeth after they have been lost. Doing so is necessary to prevent many issues from occurring. To learn more about the best options for replacing your teeth, contact us at Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants.