The Effects of Missing Teeth
It is essential to replace your missing teeth or resulting issues can be quite severe over time.
- Chewing function & general health can be affected.
- In case of missing front teeth, your appearance & smile can suffer.
- Teeth adjacent to spaces may drift & tilt into them.
- Teeth in opposite jaw can supra erupt or grow longer over the space, as there is no opposite tooth to bite against & keep it in place.
There are various ways to replace teeth but this is determined by the position of the gap, its size and presence or absence of adjoining teeth. Depending upon the above factors and your preference, the methods can be broadly classified as removable options and fixed options.
Tooth Replacement Options
#1. Removable Partial Denture
RPD is usually a more affordable option compared to bridges or implants, and the most non-invasive procedure for replacing missing teeth. They are typically made of metal and gum coloured plastic, which also matches the natural shade of your gums. Removable partial dentures are easier to repair and don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support and retention.
#2. Complete Removable Denture
Also known as full arch dentures, this complete denture is an ideal option for total tooth loss either in the upper or lower jaw. The denture is secured by bracing on the gum tissues and jawbone structure. There are two types of complete dentures: conventional and immediate.
#3. Snap-On Smile
Snap-On Smile is an easy and painless way to obtain a beautiful smile. It is for just about anyone. It is a great alternative to partial dentures with no hooks or without filling your mouth with plastic.
A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is an excellent way to replace missing teeth. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain fixed bridges are most popular because they resemble your natural teeth.
#2. Dental Implants
A dental implant has several benefits. Like the roots of natural teeth, it stimulates the jawbone when you chew. This preserves the jawbone and keeps it healthy. Also, an implant is strong, comfortable, and secure. When the restoration is in place, the implant looks and feels much like natural teeth.
Best Quality Options for Missing Teeth in Sunshine Coast
Here at Smiles Nambour, we offer a wide range of tooth replacement options to fill the gap in your smile caused by missing teeth while improving your oral health and dental care routine. If you have missing teeth, your Sunshine Coast dentist recommends that you address tooth loss with a sense of urgency.
We have high-quality treatments for various oral health issues and provide the best solution based on your needs. To know which tooth replacement option is best for you, talk to your Sunshine Coast dentist today.
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