Confident About Your Smile?-Ways to Replace Missing Teeth
New Ways to Replace Missing Teeth
After you lose your set of baby teeth and your permanent teeth appear, you can no longer expect to grow another new set once these fall out due to disease or accidents. In an ideal world, your permanent teeth should be the last set of teeth that you will ever have. However, the reality is that people do lose their teeth.
Fortunately, with the aid of a dentist, you can replace your teeth and restore your smile and confidence. Listed here are the new ways to replace missing teeth that dentists currently use.
If you need to replace a few or all of your missing teeth, one of the first options your dentist may recommend for you are dentures. One of the chief advantages of dentures is that they look and function like real teeth. Additionally, they are removable. This means that you can give your gums respite at the end of the day.
Over the past few years, dentists have introduced a few upgrades to dentures. For one, the fitting process has become considerably shorter. What took about five or more dental appointments in earlier times has now been reduced to fewer visits.
Dentures also provide solid returns on your investment. If you take good care of your dentures, they can last a lifetime. Should you lose another tooth, your current set of dentures can be refit to accommodate this change in your mouth
Bridges connect two land masses separated by a body of water. A dental bridge functions in about the same way: connect two teeth by filling in the gap left by missing teeth by joining two crowns.
It should be noted that if you have otherwise healthy teeth, dental bridges may not be the best option for you. Dentists often let healthy teeth be. Furthermore, dental bridges have their limitations and cannot be used for gaps left by six or more missing teeth.
Dental implants utilize a titanium screw affixed to the jaw bone which will serve as a foundation for artificial teeth structures like dentures, bridges and crowns.
Dental experts highly recommend implants because they mimic the look and function of natural teeth. However, not everyone is deemed to be a suitable candidate for dental implants. Before dental implants are recommended to a patient, the dentist needs to ascertain whether he has ample bone mass to hold the implant. Furthermore, the patient’s medical history needs to be accounted for.
What the future has in store for the Dental Industry:
One dental treatment that is in current development and shows great promise is stem cell therapy. Currently, experts have managed to regrow entire tooth roots and have even successfully used these in pigs.
In the future, it is predicted that it would be possible for a patient to have his baby teeth stored, regrown and implanted once the patient loses a permanent tooth.Dr Reed and Dr. Costes are wise enough to know that in order to maintain a thriving Prescott Valley Dental Office they need to stay on top of the latest in dental technology. Rest assured, when you make an appointment with our Chino Valley Office or Our Prescott Valley office, we will take good care of you.