My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Replacing A Tooth That You Have Lost

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It is common for people to be unsure of their options following the loss of a tooth. While this can be a severe dental problem to encounter, there are replacement options that patients can use to address their missing teeth.

Failing To Replace A Lost Tooth Can Cause Significant Complications

There are some patients that may assume they will only need to replace their missing tooth if it is cosmetically important. In reality, it is important to replace any tooth that has been lost. This is due to the fact that the missing tooth may cause the surrounding teeth to move to fill the gap. Also, a missing tooth could lead to changes in the jaw bone. Together, these factors make it important to replace any missing teeth as soon as possible so that these complications can be avoided.

Dental Implants Offer Substantial Advantages Over Bridges Or Dentures

The use of dental implants can be an option that provides far superior performance over other solutions. Bridges are one of the older methods for replacing missing teeth, but they will typically only involve an artificial tooth that sits on top of the gums. In contrast to this, a dental implant will be installed directly in the bone of the jaw. This can make these replacement teeth far more durable as well as give them a more natural appearance. A dental bridge will also involve modifying the healthy teeth on the sides of the gap created by the missing tooth. This is due to the need to attach an artificial tooth to these teeth. The placement of a dental implant will not negatively impact the neighboring teeth, which can reduce the risk of complications in the future.

There Are Requirements Patients Need To Meet To Be Suitable For Dental Implant Procedures

While dental implants can be among the most durable and effective solutions for replacing missing teeth, there are some basic requirements that patients will have to meet in order to qualify for this treatment option. In particular, the jaw bone will need to be healthy enough to support the implant. Additionally, there will need to be a minimal amount of shifting of the teeth near the gap. If this shifting has occurred, the teeth may need to be straightened before this procedure can continue so that there is enough space for the implant and the crown. If you expect it to take some time before you are able to have the dental implant placed, there are spacers that may be used to help preserve the spacing between your teeth.

For more information, contact a dental implant provider in your area.


17 December 2021