Tooth Replacement Options That Will Help Me in Removing and Replacing All of My Teeth

Tooth Replacement Options That Will Help Me in Removing and Replacing All of My Teeth

Posted by G. LARRY LEONAKIS on Apr 11 2022, 12:54 PM

Tooth replacement helps to restore a patient's lost teeth. There are times when a damaged tooth must be extracted and replaced. In these situations, your dentist will assist you in determining the best tooth replacement options. 

How Tooth Replacement Helps

Enhance one's self-esteem: Tooth replacement can improve your physical appearance and self-esteem. 

Overall health enhancement: Replacing missing teeth can enhance your overall health. The empty gap created by missing teeth could become an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, resulting in tooth decay and poor breath.

Options for Replacing Lost Teeth

1. Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures can replace missing teeth following extraction. It must be worn throughout the day but can be removed at night. These dentures require follow-up sessions to guarantee a good fit. 

If the detachable partial dentures chip or crack, they must be repaired/replaced. Changes in the mouth may also cause the dentures to become ill-fitting. If this occurs, repairs are required.

2. Implanted Dental Device

Dental implants are extensions attached to a crown. The implant, which acts as a root, is inserted in the lower or upper jaw. Implants are generally sturdy and secure, functioning similarly to your original teeth. As a result, they are a popular option for those who need teeth replacement.

3. Dental Bridge

Dental bridges replace one or more teeth. The existing teeth serve as anchors to support the new teeth throughout this treatment. 

The new replacement teeth are subsequently attached to this gum-colored bridge. While not as long-lasting as dental implants, it offers a comparable level of stability and a natural look.

4. Full Dentures 

Full dentures are removable false teeth composed of acrylic (plastic), nylon, or metal. They fit securely over the gums, replacing lost teeth and eliminating any difficulties caused by gaps. Gaps caused by missing teeth can make eating and speaking difficult, and teeth on either side may grow into the area at an angle.

Talk to Your Dentist

It is crucial to replace a tooth once extracted. There are many tooth replacement options to choose from. Replacing missing teeth will improve the quality of your life.

At G. Larry Leonakis, DDS, we can help you determine which option is best for your condition. Dr. Larry can help give the desired replacement and restore your beautiful smile!

For more tips and comprehensive dental care, visit G. Larry Leonakis, DDS at 371 S Roop St, Carson City, NV 89701. Call us at (775) 882-0635 for appointments. 

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