Restoring Missing Teeth

Why do missing teeth harm health?

Missing teeth may have a major negative impact on a person’s general health. The following are some ways that missing teeth might affect a person’s health:

Oral Health

Missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, resulting in biting problems, jaw pain, and other oral health problems. Increasing the likelihood of tooth decay and gum disease.

Malnutrition

Malnutrition can result from an inability to chew and digest food properly, which can be caused by missing teeth. This is particularly concerning for older people, who are more likely to have missing teeth and may already have a decreased appetite.

Bone Loss

Tooth loss can result in bone loss in the jaw, which has an impact on the support of neighbouring teeth, the facial structure, and general health.

Treatment Options for Restoring Missing Teeth

For the restoration of lost or damaged teeth, common alternatives include dentures, dental crowns, bridges, and implants. Each is ideal for various circumstances and has its own special advantages.

Dental Implant

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They serve as a base for replacement teeth and are a long-term solution for missing teeth. Implants are a popular choice because they can mimic the look and function of natural teeth. It is a more expensive option, and the process of getting a dental implant can be more complex compared to the other options.

Dental Crown

Dental crowns, commonly referred to as "caps," are used to restore the strength, size, and contour of a tooth. Usually, they are constructed from porcelain or other materials that are shade-matched to the person's original teeth. It is typically used to conceal a tooth that has experienced root canal therapy, decay, or other damage.

Denture

Multiple lost teeth are often replaced with dentures, which are removable artificial teeth. They can be applied to help someone regain their ability to correctly chew and speak. They may be taken apart for cleaning and maintenance, and they are often less expensive than other options.

Dental Bridge

In order to replace one or more missing teeth, dental bridges are employed. The natural teeth on either side of the gap serve as anchors for two or more crowns that make up these bridges. The missing teeth's gap is filled in by the replacement tooth or teeth. Bridges can be either fixed or moveable.

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