In the dental field, dentists are always trying their best to make sure their patients have strong and healthy teeth that enable them to talk, eat, and smile with confidence. For a lot of people, finding that confidence is very difficult, which drives them to seek out the best choice for replacing their missing, rotting, or damaged teeth. A good dentist will always do his or her best to maintain their patient’s original teeth, however, sometimes a situation arises that leaves even the most skilled dentist with no choice but extract the rotting or eroded tooth.
In this instance, your dentist will assist you in selecting the ideal tooth replacement option for you. Based on your circumstances, you might need to meet with several specialists after your appointment with your general dentist, such as a prosthodontist whose specialty is tooth replacement and restoration.
There is no one best kind of tooth replacement. The best choice for each patient varies depending on your budget, overall oral health, and several other factors as well.
Dental implants are one of the more favored alternatives when it comes to supplanting just one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth Implants provide a solid foundation for removable or fixed teeth. They are held in place with metal studs acting as the roots, anchoring your false teeth in the proper position.
Fixed Bonded Bridges
A dental bridge, which is designed to fill gaps in your grin, is kept in position by the end teeth on both sides of the gap. Unlike a traditional bridge, a fixed bonded bridge has a structure of either metal or porcelain that is affixed to the backside of the teeth surrounding the gap. This bridge is only an option for those who have a real tooth on both sides of the missing one.
Removable Partial Dentures
Conventional dentures are more cumbersome and can lead to bone shrinkage and atrophy of the muscle tissue. Eventually, your dentures will probably become loose-fitting, making it hard to eat and talk. Your oral health is simple to keep up with when you have conventional dentures, and they are a less cost-prohibitive choice, but some patients find that they have to forego some foods such as nuts and certain vegetables.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the options available to someone who is looking to have one tooth or many teeth replaced. Please speak with your dental professional to learn about all the tooth replacement options available to you.
At McBride Dental, we want to help you and your family do everything possible to have and preserve healthy teeth and gums. By scheduling regular appointments with your California family dentist and practicing the oral care techniques we teach you, your whole family will easily maintain teeth that are healthy, strong, and effective.
The San Marcos offices of Dr. Michael McBride are staffed with San Diego dentists who are ready to address any concerns you may have regarding common dental procedures, as well as preventative, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry.
It is our job to help you and your family establish healthy dental habits to make sure that your teeth will always be there when you need them and your smile will always look great.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with a San Marcos dentist, please give us a call at (760) 471-1003 and speak with a trained member of our dental staff today.