Missing teeth is one of the emergency dental issues that can happen to all of us. We may lose one or more of our teeth in a bad accident while riding our bicycle, playing a contact sport, facing a severe emergency dental issue, or aging. You may feel ashamed of smiling or laughing when one or more teeth are lost. Of course, this is not the only problem. In other words, not being confident enough to smile is just one negative aspect of losing teeth. When you suffer from lost teeth, you will definitely have difficulty chewing. What to do? You can go through advanced tooth replacement options. When it comes to missing teeth, the dentists suggest you replace them with dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants. Choosing the right solution depends on various factors, such as the patient’s preference, jaw, teeth status, and price. Located at the heart of Ancaster, our modern dental clinic, Wilson East Dental Care, is one of the top places that offer various types of tooth replacement options. Today, we explain the two most common tooth replacement methods: dentures and dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Among different types of tooth replacement options, these days, dental implants are becoming more and more popular due to their benefits. When it comes to dental implants, it will be explained to the patient that a false tooth that looks and acts so close to natural teeth will be fused to the patient’s jaw bone. A dental implant is a screw made of titanium fused in the patient’s jawbone. Then the cosmetic dentist will suggest you wait until the healing time is passed. And finally, when the screw is fixed completely in the jawbone, dental crowns will be applied to cover the false tooth and restore the appearance of the tooth.
Are There Any Limitations?
Although dental implants are so popular and widely used, some limitations should be considered. This cosmetic dental treatment will be applied to patients with good oral health and enough jaw bone. In other words, those who
- are addicted to smoking and drinking too much
- suffer from severe dental issues
- are not in good oral health
- do not have enough jaw bone
- are too young
shouldn’t undergo dental implants.
What Are Dentures?
As mentioned earlier, dentures are another common type of tooth replacement option preferred by many patients who do not like to or cannot go for dental implants. Traditional dentures involved many disadvantages. People who wear dentures complained that these false teeth slipped while chewing. Or some people did not feel comfortable taking out their dentures at night before sleeping. These days, there are various types of dentures. They can be fixed or removable. Advanced dentures are available in partial or complete form. The first one is suitable who have lost some or more teeth in one jaw ( upper or lower). The latter one is great for those who have lost their teeth in both jaws.