Teeth Replacement Options in Peak OMS
Many people have lost some of their teeth due to oral complications and diseases, through trauma and injury, or due to old age. For a lot of people having a missing tooth and a visible space can be uncomfortable and make on lose some confidence. This usually results in the person not smiling often or at all. People who have lost a tooth and want to get new ones may just find the solution in the teeth replacement methods offered dentists and Oral Surgeons in the industry.
As mentioned, the different teeth replacement methods may be performed by dentists, oral surgeons, or even periodontists. Today, let us go through a few of the tooth replacement methods that one can get done when replacing one’s teeth.
1.) Fixed bridge – Bridges are one of the common tooth replacement methods in the dental industry. You can get bridges to replace a number of missing teeth so it works for people with multiple empty tooth spaces. However, one of the greatest concerns when it comes to bridges is that they compromise the structure and health of other teeth to support it. Teeth have to be shaped and grinded down to properly hold the bridges in place.
2.) Dental Implants – When it comes to the different replacement methods, Dental Implants are the most reliable. The great thing about dental implants is that they are very stable meaning they won’t slip and shift in your mouth unlike other teeth replacement devices. This is because the implant fuses into your jawbone which also makes it very long lasting. However, not all people can get dental implants because you need to have good gum health and adequate bone to support the implant itself.
3.) Removable dentures – Removable dentures do not get permanently attached onto your mouth as the name implies so the person with them is able to remove and take them out whenever he needs to. The problem with dentures that are removable is that they can easily slip and shift in your mouth meaning it lacks much needed stability. This results in the person not feeling comfortable when wearing them and can have some problems when speaking or eating.
4.) Complete dentures – Just like removable dentures, complete dentures also has some concerns when it comes to stability. The popularity of complete dentures comes from it being a cheap treatment to replace one’s teeth. However, it is important to note that it takes a lot to maintain complete dentures. You will have to go back to the dentist from time to time to have them replaced which is where the real costs come in. Wearing complete dentures will result in a clicking sound when the person is speaking or eating which can be annoying.
So those are a few of the options that you can get done if you are looking to get a tooth or a number of teeth replaced. Of the four we have talked about, I recommend Dental Implants provided that your mouth is fit to get them. Once you do get new artificial teeth, you still need to have good oral hygiene to maintain the health of your mouth.