A healthy set of teeth not only helps you show off a great smile, but it helps you maintain good overall health.
Having missing teeth can also alter the alignment of your other teeth, speech, ability to chew, and how your jaw bone looks. Putting off replacing a missing tooth will result in crooked teeth. The surrounding teeth will have nothing to lean on and will begin to tilt towards the open space.
Gum disease, tooth decay, or an injury can all be the culprit behind missing teeth. Regardless of the reason for missing teeth, there are a handful of treatments available for replacing missing teeth and restoring your beautiful smile.
These excellent replacement options will help keep your natural teeth in their original positions while providing you with a better quality of life.
Dental implants are one of the most popular methods of tooth replacement. They integrate with your natural bone and use an artificial tooth that looks and feels just like a real one.
This treatment involves surgically mounting a titanium metal post into your upper or lower jaw. A replacement tooth is then mounted to the implant to keep it in place. As a result, you have a comfortable, durable, and natural-looking smile.
These implants can be used to replace one, several, or all of your teeth. They are a permanent solution requiring no regular checkups.
If you’re not a fan of surgical procedures, dental bridges may be the right solution for you.
As the name suggests, this prosthetic will bridge the gap caused by the missing tooth using the adjacent teeth as anchors. A crown is placed on the surrounding healthy teeth and cemented into place to ensure the bridge doesn’t move.
This process is a great option as it requires a less-invasive procedure, provides a realistic look and feel, and is more economical.
For multiple missing teeth, dentures are a great long-term solution. Having been around for centuries, dentures are the most common solution for missing teeth and can be made to look highly aesthetic.
There are several types of dentures including partial dentures and full dentures, both having the option of being removable or permanent. The acrylic base, which can be coloured to match your gums, holds the artificial teeth in place.
Depending on how many missing teeth you have, the type of denture and procedure will differ. This prosthetic is the most budget-friendly tooth replacement option, though they will need to be replaced later down the line.
Get Your Smile Back With Village Green Dental
Feeling self-conscious about your smile?
Missing numerous teeth affects your smile, oral health, and overall health. Restorative dental treatments help you reclaim your ability to eat, chew, and talk normally, restoring your quality of life.
If you’re looking to replace a lost tooth, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of dental experts works hard to provide you with the best possible care and results.
Reach out to us to learn more about our tooth replacement options and book your consultation today.