Tooth loss is a common problem affecting many people. Whether due to injury, extraction, or decay, it can have a significant effect on your quality of life. It’s important to find a permanent tooth replacement option that works best for you. Depending on the severity of your situation, there are different routes you can take to restore your smile. From implants to bridges, and even dentures, this blog post will discuss the benefits of each option and explain which one might be best for you. Keep reading to find out more about how you can replace missing teeth and get back your confidence!
The Need for Permanent Tooth Replacement
There are many reasons why someone might need to replace one or more of their permanent teeth. Maybe you were in an accident and lost a tooth, or perhaps you have advanced gum disease that has caused your teeth to become loose. Whatever the reason, if you need to replace a permanent tooth, there are several options available to you.
One option is to get a dental implant. This is where a metal post is surgically implanted into your jawbone and then a artificial tooth is attached to the post. Dental implants are very strong and usually last a lifetime. Another option is to get a dental bridge. This is where an artificial tooth is literally bridged between two existing teeth. Bridges can be made from different materials, such as ceramic, metal or porcelain.
The best option for permanent tooth replacement really depends on your individual situation. Your Molis Dental professional will be able to advise you on which option would be best for you based on factors such as the number of teeth you need to replace, your overall oral health, and your budget.
Types of Permanent Tooth Replacement
There are three primary types of permanent tooth replacement: dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are the most expensive option upfront, but they are also the most durable and offer the best long-term results. Bridges are a middle-of-the-road option, offering good durability and results at a more affordable price. Dentures are the most affordable option, but they are also the least durable and have the lowest success rate in terms of long-term results.
Dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option for those who can afford it. The implant is placed directly into the jawbone and fuses with the bone over time. This provides a strong foundation for a artificial tooth (or teeth) to be placed on top. Bridges require healthy teeth on either side of the gap in order to be supported, and while they are less expensive than implants, they are also not as durable or long lasting. Dentures simply rest on the gums and rely on suction to stay in place. They must be removed nightly for cleaning, and over time they can become loose fitting and uncomfortable.
How Do I Know I Need Tooth Replacement?
When you lose a tooth, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible. A missing tooth can cause problems with your bite and make it difficult to eat and speak. It can also lead to gum disease and other dental problems.
There are several options for replacing missing teeth, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Dr Ryan Molis of Molis Dental can help you decide which option is best for you based on your individual needs.
If you’re considering tooth replacement, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do I have enough healthy teeth remaining?
- Do I have good oral hygiene?
- Am I willing to commit to taking care of my dental prosthesis?
- Can I afford the cost of treatment?
Your Molis Dental team can help you weigh the pros and cons of each treatment option and choose the best one for you.
Molis Dental for Permanent Tooth Replacement
Molis Dental is the best option for permanent tooth replacement. We offer a variety of options to meet your needs and budget, including implants, dentures, and bridges. Dr Ryan Molis and our experienced team will work with you to find the best solution for your individual case. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our services.