Tooth Replacement Options
Explore Your Options for Tooth Replacement in Glen Cove
When your teeth are healthy, you are healthier too. Your teeth can affect your whole body. A missing tooth can affect your speech, bite, and eating choices. As you depend more on your remaining teeth, you make them prone to wear out prematurely, you may damage them, or lost them completely. Tooth loss can also cause jaw pain and headaches.
Missing teeth cause the natural jaw to melt away literally. Nobody would want to deteriorate their health and appearance. More than 25% of the people lose their supporting jawbone structure within the first year. At One and Truly Dental in Glen Cove, NY, we offer a range of tooth replacement options such as conventional dentures, dental implants, and more.
Why not save your speech, oral function, facial contours among others with Dr. Chitvan Gupta’s intelligent smile solutions? Call us now!
What Are The Possible Tooth Replacement Options Available?
You can select from various options to replace or restore your missing tooth, from temporary to long-lasting solutions. Any person who is missing one or more teeth is a good candidate for tooth replacement. Age is not a restricting factor. However, radiation therapies to the affected area, diabetes, and smoking have been shown to decrease the success rate of tooth replacement. X-rays or 3D images of your jaws will be taken to evaluate the different options and confirms the best one according to your situation.
Tooth replacement can take one of the following forms:
- Implant-supported crowns (For individual teeth)
- Bridges (multiple adjacent teeth)
Bridges and Crowns are both cemented to the original teeth or onto implants. Therefore, they are fixed or non-removable solutions. However, dentures are made to grasp onto implants or the surrounding teeth which can be easily removed.
Here is the general guide to tooth restorations:
Crowns are cemented to the original root of the tooth. In case there is no existence of tooth structure, a dentist places an implant that acts as an anchor and is then affixed to the crown. Dental implants are sturdy, small, titanium anchors or roots, which act as a base or bridges, crowns, and dentures. Implants are attached to the jaw allowing the bone to grow.
Conventional bridges are also cemented to the original teeth. Bridges help in the restoration where there are more teeth present than there are root structures available to support. A crown can replace a single tooth whereas a three-unit bridge is replaced by the three teeth and can be supported on 2 anchor teeth. At least two anchor teeth are required one on either side of the bridge to increase its grip. Bridges are attached to the anchor teeth making them fixed or non-removable. This prosthesis should be removed or fixed by a professional dentist only.
In conventional bridges minimum of 2 healthy anchor teeth are required. However, if neither of the teeth adjacent to the missing one is present or quality as anchors, then a dentist needs to place 2 or more dental implants that can act as anchors besides helping in the attachment of the bridge to them. A combination of implants and natural teeth may make the bridge weak which is expected to fall in a short time.
Convention partial and full dentures are removable appliances made to grasp onto the surrounding teeth and on the entire upper or lower jaw respectively. Patients can remove the prosthesis and insert them whenever they require without any kind of dental professionals. However, for a better fit, temporary adhesives are used by the patients.
A conventional removable denture accompanies some problems such as loss of taste, gagging, soreness in soft tissue, dental plaque accumulation, and salivation. Implant technology improves the experience of wearing dentures by making them more stable with retention factors. Moreover, it supports dentures allowing less irritation of gums, reduces the chance of slipping dentures out of the patient’s mouth, and enhances the appearance as less plastic is needed to retain it.
If you want to get your missing tooth replaced, call us for an appointment to discuss the various options with Dr. Chitvan Gupta.
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#240 Glen Cove NY
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