With the advancements we have in dental technology today, there are more options for replacing your missing teeth than ever before.
Missing teeth can result in a number of oral health issues, but they can also have a sharp impact on your levels of confidence. By considering the available tooth replacement options you have, you’ll be well on your way to restoring your smile and also restoring the health to your teeth and gums.
There are any number of contributing factors that can lead to the loss of a tooth. Advanced decay, periodontal disease and trauma are the primary concerns that lead to tooth loss. When teeth are lost from the socket, there can be a number of issues that escalate if the gap is not addressed by a tooth replacement option.
The primary concern relates to that gap. Our teeth are not permanently anchored to our jawbone. They can be moved around with just the smallest amount of manipulation; such as is seen with orthodontic solutions that help to straighten crooked smiles. If there is a gap between otherwise healthy teeth, they will start to shift into those available spaces. This can lead to a misaligned bite, along with damage and decay to the now shifting teeth.
Another major concern is that bone regression can start to become an issue once the tooth has been lost from the socket. The tissue in the jawbone is constantly growing and regenerating, but it does require the pressure that comes from chewing and biting to continue to regenerate. Without this pressure, the jawbone will stop regenerating bone. This will result in bone regression, which can actually have an impact on the overall structure of your face. You may also see facial sagging, which can lead to the signs of premature aging.
Are you looking for the right options for your missing teeth? We offer a number of solutions that can help you to meet your smile restoration goals. Book online or call the clinic at 01 678 8158 to get your consultation on the books.
The good news for patients with missing teeth is that there are a number of options to replace one or more missing teeth. The treatment option that will work best for you will depend on a number of factors that are unique to your overall oral health, and your budget.
This could include the number of teeth you are missing, as this will determine whether you are a good candidate for a single implant or a bridge. If you are missing multiple teeth, this will also impact the options that you have. If your missing teeth are all in a row, then you may benefit from a dental bridge or a partial denture solution.
The amount of bone regression that you have will also impact the type of replacement tooth that you are an ideal candidate for. Dental implants require bone to integrate with, but a tooth bridge will not. Your dentist will be able to determine your available options after a thorough examination of your mouth.
Generally speaking, your options for missing teeth include dental implants, bridges, dentures and a combination of implants and dentures.
The best way to determine the ideal tooth replacement solution is to work closely with your dentist. Your dentist will need to examine your mouth and see how much bone regression you have. A dental bridge might be the ideal choice for you if you have just one or two missing teeth, but implants can also be good permanent solutions for just a few missing teeth. If there is bone regression present, however, you may need a bone graft before you can qualify for dental implants.
Each of the available options for missing teeth will have its own set of plusses and potential downsides. Your dentist can provide you with all of the information that you need so that you can make the best in decisions to help you meet your oral health and aesthetic goals.
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At Gallagher Dental we recognise that there is no one-size missing teeth solution. Each of our patients has his or her own unique concerns that need to be addressed with a treatment plan customised to meet each need. Our wide range of competitively priced treatments and procedures, combined with the experience and expertise we offer, will ensure you get the right treatment for your dental health needs. Book your consultation online or call our clinic at 01 678 8158.
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Phoned at 10.30 to make an appointment for a loose implant, appointment same day at 13.00 – I walked out of there, tooth fixed, at 13.30. Brilliant service, quick, professional, informative.
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