Solutions to Missing Teeth
A missing tooth may result from gum disease, dental decay, trauma, hereditary issues, or another factor. Several treatments are available to replace a missing tooth or improve the overall aesthetic of your mouth, regardless of the actual reason for your missing teeth. At RenovaSmiles, we can help you determine which choice is best for you. The ideal tooth replacement option will feel and appear natural.
Here are a few tooth replacement choices, along with descriptions of each one.
Dental implants are a solution when one tooth has to be replaced or when you’re missing many teeth across your mouth. In essence, a dental implant gives a missing tooth a stable platform. This procedure entails surgically inserting a titanium metal post or frame into your upper or lower jaw. After that, a dental implant is attached to a replacement tooth, preserving the natural tooth.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are an option for teeth replaced with dental implants or partially missing teeth. They are tooth-shaped caps made of various materials that can be used to cover an implant or a partial tooth that is already present. Dental bridges with crowns are used to fill the space left by entirely lost teeth.
When a tooth or teeth are lost, a bridge replaces them with a set of linked crowns. Crowns cover existing teeth on the exterior, and the space is filled with a filler tooth between the crowns. For dental crowns and bridges, a variety of materials are available.
The least expensive option for replacing a mouth full of teeth or missing teeth is a set of dentures. These affordable tooth replacements, sometimes known as “false teeth,” are detachable devices with any amount of artificial teeth affixed to wiring and an acrylic frame.
The use of porcelain veneers is an additional treatment option for teeth that are partially missing. The front of a tooth is bonded with a thin porcelain shell called a veneer. Porcelain veneers can be made to complement or enhance your current smile. But are porcelain veneers more durable than bonded teeth? Yes, if appropriately maintained, porcelain veneers may last for decades.