Do You Have Missing Teeth?
Surprising to some, the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has at least three decayed or missing teeth, as reported by the American Dental Association (ADA).Thus, if you have a missing tooth, you are not alone. What’s more is that advancement in dentistry continues to provide individuals with several options for replacing their missing teeth and enhancing their oral health. Some of these are discussed below.
As a sturdy, long-term solution for replacing a missing tooth, a dental implant is surgically implanted, and requires a rather lengthy process, when compared to other methods of tooth replacement. However, a dental implant is remarkably similar to a natural tooth, both in form and function. Additionally, many claim that a dental implant creates a youthful appeal.
As dental devices that “bridge the gap” between one’s natural teeth and the one(s) that are missing, dental bridges are comprised of varying materials and types. Generally, bridges are anchored to adjacent teeth for support.
When individuals are missing a substantial number of teeth (more than a few), dentists often suggest dentures, which are removable dental appliances that are comprised of numerous artificial teeth. With several types, including full, partial and overdentures, dentures can mimic a full set of teeth or a specific section of teeth. If there are a few remaining natural teeth, an overdenture is a type of denture that fits over these teeth. Though adjusting to dentures may take some time, a proper fit will provide wearers with comfort and confidence.
Modern Solutions For Missing Teeth
Providing modern solutions for missing teeth, Dr. Ashish Patel at Lawrenceville Family Dental Care is dedicated to restoring and enhancing every patient’s smile. While Dr. Patel wants patients to feel proud of their smile, he realizes the importance of replacing missing teeth, as not doing so results in deterioration of the patient’s jawbone, and may cause adjacent teeth to shift out of their proper position.
If you’re looking for a reliable solution for your missing teeth, and would like to discuss your options, the team at Lawrenceville Family Dental Care welcomes your call today.
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