Options for missing teeth

Options for missing teeth

Every year millions of individuals lose their teeth. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. There are a variety of treatments that you can go for at Friendswood smiles. Firstly let us know the causes of missing teeth.

Tooth decay is one of the biggest causes of a missing tooth followed by injury, gum disease, and genetics. The temporomandibular joint disorder also known as TMJ can be one of the causes of missing teeth.

The restorative treatment for missing teeth can be majorly divided into three types

DENTURES AND PARTIAL DENTURES

These are the false teeth placed instead of your missing teeth. Dentures restore the functioning of your teeth and you will be able to you eat, speak and bite exactly how used to. Partial dentures are an option for the patient who has a lot of teeth missing.

DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are the tooth roots placed inside of your tools in order to give your jaw a stable and healthy structure. There is a titanium post which is bonded to the bone tissue in around 6 months. Once the implant is integrated with the bond issue, the doctors review your tooth. If everything seems positive, you will be given a permanent dental crown which will re-establish your functioning of the tooth. This again means that you would be able to eat, bite and speak as you used to when you had that natural tooth.

DENTAL BRIDGES

When a single tooth for consecutive teeth is missing from your mouth, dental bridges is the option for you. As the name suggests, the dentists will create an artificial bridge between two of your natural teeth in order to give it a healthy structure to grow. The dentist will make sure that the bridge is bonded properly in order to support the adjacent teeth.

These were three of the best treatments that you can get if you have missing teeth. If you want to know more about it or want to get yourself checked up, schedule an appointment at Friendswood smiles and solve all your dental problems immediately.