If in case you have missing tooth or teeth then this is helpful for you to decide for your treatment options. Replacing a missing single tooth or multiple teeth can be done through various dental procedures. Here are a few common options to opt-:
1. Dental Implants: A dental implant is a small screw which is made of titanium and can be drilled inside jawbone surgically. Once the implant integrates or unifies with the bone, which usually take 3-4 months then it serves as a firm root and on top of same a dental crown can be attached for providing a permanent and natural-looking replacement tooth. It serves in functioning/grinding/chewing along with bringing back natural appearance and hence better aesthetics along with advantages of proper speech and confidence.
2. Dental Bridges: Bridges are used when you have adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth are trimmed and fitted with back to back joined crowns to fill the gap between them.
3. Dentures: Dentures are removable appliances that can replace one or multiple missing teeth. They can be partial dentures, which replace some teeth.
4. Dental Flipper: A dental flipper is a temporary removable partial denture that is usually used to replace a single missing tooth. It is relatively affordable and can provide a temporary solution while waiting for a more permanent replacement.
The best option suitable for you depends on various factors such as the location of the missing tooth, oral health, bone density, and personal preferences along with budget.
Consult your dentist Dr Sourabh Nagpal today at Matrix Dental to assess your specific situation and recommendations.