5 Ways to Replace a Missing Tooth

Healthy teeth not only enhance your smile but also helps in maintaining your well-being. Taking care of your mouth and your general health is the key to making the most of your smile. The way you treat your teeth says a lot about your personality. Poor oral hygiene leads to unhealthy teeth, and this can further lead to periodontal or gum disease.

Your mouth is the gateway for harmful pathogens and bacteria. If you have poor oral and dental hygiene, you might suffer from several diseases. The inability to follow a good dental routine might lead to ailments like periodontal disease and gingivitis. Once your teeth start to decay and your gums become inflamed, your immune system attempts to combat the bacteria and pathogens causing the inflammation and rot.

The most common reason behind losing teeth is tooth decay, and many people feel really embarrassed about how they look. A crooked tooth can hamper your confidence, but there are multiple ways in which you can fix it and get a brand-new smile again.

The professionals at My Dental Home, Dr. Kevin Brown & Associated, help you maintain the overall well-being and integrity of your oral cavity, reducing the risk of gum disease. They can be a suitable option if you’re looking for an experienced dentist. It is important for your dentist to have the complete knowledge and skill to perform dental surgeries, and you should always do detailed research before getting on-board with someone. There are many different methods available to get a tooth replacement; let’s discuss a few of them.

1. Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most commonly performed dental cosmetic surgeries in the entire world. It is the process in which metal screws replace the root/base of your tooth to create a foundation for your implant. The implant is then set on the metal root and affixed firmly on your gums. The most significant thing about dental implants is that they look exactly like normal teeth and are one of the most long-lasting solutions to a broken or damaged tooth replacement. It can be a little challenging to find the right dentist to perform this job, and you should always talk to several dentists before finalizing one.

2. Dental Support Bridge

If you have more than two missing teeth in a row, going through dental implants to fix each of them can be painful and exhausting. Bridges work so that the screwing is only needed on the tooth on both ends and the middle tooth affixes with the support of the screwed ones. This saves a lot of your time and money as dental implants require multiple sessions to be performed and can be very expensive.

3. Removable Partial Denture

For someone who cannot afford to pay for expensive implants, removable partial dentures are the way to go! Partial dentures are designed for people who have more than one missing tooth in the same arch and can be easily fixed. These dentures look exactly like human teeth and come with metal or nylon ends which can be affixed over your remaining teeth for support. Many people prefer nylon edges more than metal as they are less visible. Partial dentures can be removed easily, which makes them the most convenient choice for many people.

4. Flippers

Flippers or temporary dentures are a short-term solution if you have more than three missing teeth. Many dentists suggest using flippers if you want your gums to be in the perfect condition for a more permanent solution. Flippers are easy to put on and take off whenever you want, but they can become really uncomfortable if you choose to wear them for a long time. You cannot wear flippers for 24 hours straight, and any good dentist would advise you to remove them whenever you sleep.

5. Resin-Bonded Bridge

Resin-bonded bridges are a less invasive method to affix a tooth bridge without causing much pain. The dentists use a resin-based adhesive as the foundation and fix the faux teeth over it. Resin cools down and hardens and helps keep the teeth properly fixed over your gums. They look aesthetic and are a lot more convenient than getting regular screw bridges and implants.

If you are losing your self-confidence due to your damaged teeth, it’s time to take an experienced dentist’s help to fix the problem. You deserve to have the most beautiful smiles, and we work hard to get you exactly that.