Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Aug 01, 2019

Do you have a missing tooth? Have you got your tooth extracted? If your answer is yes, you need to get the missing tooth replaced by the dentist near 77993, as early as possible.

Causes of Missing Teeth

Our teeth can get damaged and fall out due to various reasons. Some common reasons are as follows:

  • Tooth decay
  • Genetics
  • Injury
  • Gum disease

Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

  • Helps in chewing like before
  • Prevents misaligned bite
  • Prevents bone loss
  • No chances of tooth deterioration
  • Restores the ability to speak
  • Prevents gum recession
  • Prevents jaw recession

The issues that crop up with tooth loss can be prevented by getting the missing tooth restored.

Treatment Options For Missing Teeth

The dentist in Kingwood, suggests the below-mentioned treatments for replacing missing teeth. They are the most common options and the choice depends on the individual dental condition.

  • Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the durable and popular options for tooth replacement. A titanium post is placed in the jawbone, which acts as the tooth root and prevents bone loss. The implant is then allowed to heal for 5-6 months. Once the implant gets secured in the jaw, the crown is placed on the top, which works as your tooth.

If you have one or more missing teeth adjacent to each other, the dental bridges are an ideal option. For stabilizing the bridge, the abutments are used on the either side of the missing tooth. These can also be removed and secured by the dental implants, which are known as dental implant supported bridge. The material used to bridge, is same as your natural teeth so it blends well with the rest of your mouth.

  • Dentures

There are two types of dentures- partial dentures and complete dentures. The type of denture depends on how many teeth you have lost. They have evolved a lot in the recent years and they are much more natural looking. They can replace both upper and lower arch and they improve the function of your teeth by making it easier to eat.

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