For most people, the loss of one or multiple teeth can be quite traumatic. However, other than the effect it has on your overall appearance, tooth loss also comes with medical ramifications. The loss of teeth can also cause the misalignment of adjacent teeth, as they no longer have support to remain in position. This makes the remaining teeth shift from their position and lean into the space that has been made available. Additionally, severe tooth loss can also have a negative effect on chewing as well as the overall shape of your face. If you have lost one or multiple teeth, it is best advised to seek replacement procedures for the missing teeth. Here are some of the various options that you can consider for tooth replacement from your dentist.
Dentures for tooth replacement
If you were looking for an economical way of replacing missing teeth, dentures would be an ideal choice. Dentures a removable teeth replacement option. They comprise artificial teeth that have been affixed on either a metallic or a plastic framework. One of the advantages of dentures is that you can opt to get full or partial dentures depending on the number of teeth you have lost. Full dentures are typically prescribed when an individual has lost an entire row of teeth, whereas partial dentures are used to replace one or multiple missing teeth.
Dental bridges for tooth replacement
This type of tooth replacement is recommended for either one or multiple missing teeth. Unlike dentures, dental bridges cannot be used for an entire row of missing teeth. The dental bridge is designed to be anchored by the natural teeth that are on either side of the gap. The dentist will begin the procedure by contouring the anchoring natural teeth so that supporting crowns can be fixed atop them. Dental bridges can be manufactured from either metal or porcelain. The false teeth are then affixed onto the bridge and fitted into the patient's mouth. Although dental bridges are sturdy, they may have to be replaced over time as they become loose.
Dental implants for tooth replacement
If you were looking for a permanent solution for tooth replacement, dental implants would be your best bet. With this type of treatment, a titanium root is surgically embedded into the patient's jaw. Once this is in place, a prosthetic tooth is then attached to this implanted titanium root. Dental implants are one of the most preferred methods of tooth replacement, as the procedure does not have any effect on any healthy, adjacent teeth.
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17 March 2016
Miranda Raff here. My brother is a stressed-out dental student, so I'm starting this blog on his behalf. I work in a travel agency and my brother is mortified by the number of dental tourism stories I bring home. I book short holidays for people who seem as though they are going to enjoy some relaxation in an exotic country, only to learn that they plan to have cheap dental procedures. Whilst there are good dentists in developing countries, according to my brother, the complex procedures these people plan to have simply can't be finished in such a limited time. This blog is an attempt to inform you about the high skill levels and advanced technology found in Australian dental surgeries. New techniques are being developed every year and Australian dentists are at the forefront of offering these solutions. I really hope this blog helps you to appreciate our dentists.