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It is important to take care of your teeth to avoid having your teeth extracted. However, sometimes there is no otherwise, and your dentist has to remove a tooth or two. Don’t panic, though. There are several dental replacement options to help you restore your cute smile. In this article, we will discuss the most common method used to replace a missing tooth.

Dental Implants

This option is usually used when only a single tooth needs replacement, or several places need replacement in different areas of the mouth. Dental implants involve the use of titanium metal frames that are surgically mounted on the lower or upper jaw. Replacement teeth are then fixed on the frame.

The frame holds the replacement teeth and prevents them from shifting or falling. You can then eat, smile, and talk with comfort. It is by far the best option for teeth replacement.

Benefits of Dental Implants

This type of implants looks like natural teeth and gives you the confidence to talk, smile, and eat without worrying. Dental implants last for long. The implants can last forever. They are this tough and durable because of the titanium frames.

Dental implants are easy to maintain compared to other tooth replacement options. They also stimulate tissue growth. You can eat anything with implants and they are convenient.

Risks of Implants

To have dental implants, you will require to undergo surgery. Only patients in good health can use this option as they can easily recover. They are not suitable for patients with massive tissue loss. This option is expensive than other options, and you might need a lot of money to cover all the costs.

Removable Partial Dentures

Just as the name suggests, these are tooth replacements that can be removed. Partial dentures have a tooth that is attached to a gum base that looks almost natural. The natural-looking base depends on your natural teeth for support. Some dentures come with clasps that attach to your natural teeth.

The base looks like normal gums while the replacement dentures resemble natural teeth. The partial dentures will feel different, and they may take you sometime before you adjust.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

  • The dentures look just like normal teeth
  • Cheaper than implants
  • improves your smile

Drawbacks of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures can be uncomfortable until you adjust to them. The dentures might feel rough, and they take some time to adjust.

Since partial dentures can be removed daily for cleaning, they are prone to damage due to constant handling.

It can be hard to maintain.

Fixed Dental Bridge

This type of tooth replacement option works well for patients who are missing single or several teeth in one area. An artificial tooth is used to bridge the gap left by an extracted tooth. The artificial tooth is attached to the next natural tooth.Dental cement is then used to bond the two.

There are three types of fixed dental bridges, namely, Maryland, Traditional, and Cantilever.Visit Engineered Smiles to get help and advice from our dentists on the best type depending on your condition.We will provide you with the best services in Marietta, GA.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • The feel and the look like your natural teeth.
  • Fixed dental bridges are cheaper than dental implants.
  • Dental bridges can last for a very long time.

Risks of Dental Bridges

  • They are prone to infections as bacteria can easily pass underneath the bridge. Attacks from bacteria will cause tooth decays and other related problems.
  • It is hard to clean under and around the bridge properly
  • If fitted poorly the bridge will damage the natural teeth over time

How Successful is Tooth Replacement?

The success of these procedures depends on many factors. Some of these factors include where the replacements are being placed, and the position of missing teeth. The success rate also depends on how the patients handle themselves after the procedure.

Who can Undergo Tooth Replacement?

Anyone can undergo this process as long as they have strong and healthy gums that can hold the implants. People with any heart conditions and diabetes have a higher risk of developing complications after the procedure.

Final Words

Teeth replacement procedure can be done for missing teeth as a result of injuries, tooth decay, or gum disease. Consult your dentist before deciding on any option. You can count on us if you are looking for replacements near Marietta.

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670 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

(678) 801-6700

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Monday: 9AM - 6PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 9AM - 6PM
Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed