Most dental concerns involve aesthetic issues. Dentists perform teeth replacements on patients who have lost their teeth in different ways, for example, through trauma or tooth extractions caused by severe infections or decay. Your leading Glendale dental bridges dentists at Alta Canyada Dental Group are reputed for teeth replacement services. You can count on their professionalism for artificial teeth, which are aesthetically appealing, thus enhancing your smile and self-esteem.
The different teeth replacement options
When there are missing teeth, there are three options that offer replacement:
- Removable partial denture
This option has been around for a long time and is perfect for replacing multiple teeth. The cost is relatively low. However, the only disadvantage is that partial dentures are removable and should be taken out at night and cleaned, meaning that they are prone to breaking or misplacement. Over time, as your mouth changes so your denture will need to be replaced.
For fixed options, patients can either choose:
- Dental implants
Implants involve replacing teeth with artificial options. Dental implants are ideal for patients looking for long-term solutions, and in most cases, the cost is relatively high. Moreover, a patient needs enough bone to place the implant. If a patient has been missing teeth for many years, there will not be enough bone to place the implant, and thus they will require additional procedures like grafting to make implantation possible.
- Porcelain bridges
This other example of fixed options involves using the teeth present to hold on or suspend the missing teeth. Naturally, if more teeth are missing, then it will be a bit more challenging to use porcelain bridges because the procedure requires a certain span of missing teeth.
The basics of dental bridges
A bridge is a type of crown; a one-unit crown is used to close a space between two teeth for patients who have had a tooth extraction. Afterward, your doctor will reduce in size and shave in thickness the two teeth on each adjacent side of the bridge. Your dentist will then take an impression of that area and send it off to a dental lab to make your bridge which will look like your natural teeth.
Are you a candidate for dental bridges?
The function of a dental bridge is to enhance chewable function for you, especially if the teeth lost are the ones in the back of your mouth, molars, which are responsible for chewing.
Another reason to get a dental bridge is for aesthetic purposes. Having a gap in your oral cavity, especially in your front teeth, is generally not appealing. Patients who are concerned about their missing teeth choose to have dental bridges installed so that they can preserve the integrity of their smiles.
You no longer have to be afraid to show your smile because you are concerned about your missing tooth’s effect on your mouth’s appearance. Visit Alta Canada Dental Group to learn more about dental bridges by booking your spot online or via a call.