The Best Solution For Missing Teeth
The problem of missing teeth is not the same for everyone. Each person has his own unique situation. For the best results, it’s important to consider your personal situation.
What factors are relevant? Cost and preference are only two factors. Others are even more important. One example is how many teeth are missing. A second factor is the health of your remaining teeth. Third, the health of your jawbone should be considered. With that being said, here are some of the choices available to you.
Many people today prefer dental implants, as they are a permanent, natural approach to missing teeth. Almost everyone is a good candidate. An ideal candidate for implants is someone with sufficient jaw bone to support the dental implants. If you’ve lost all or most of your natural teeth, or if your natural teeth are in poor condition and should be extracted then, implants may be your solution.
Bridge or Partial Dentures
If you’ve lost multiple teeth in one area, a bridge or a partial denture may be another option. The main difference between these two devices is that a bridge is permanent (fixed in) whereas partial dentures are removable.
A bridge is permanently affixed by implants or teeth. You can carefully brush your dental bridge when you brush your teeth. They don’t require much extra care or inconvenience.
A partial denture should be removed for cleaning. It takes little time and effort to clean the denture, however the chewing and speed can be compromised.
If the word “dentures” makes you think of elderly people in the past, the full dentures you can wear today are different from the false teeth your grandparents wore. The materials are better, and they’re made better, too.
When you choose high-quality modern dentures, they’ll fit snugly in your mouth. You won’t be embarrassed about dentures that slip when you talk, not have difficulty talking because of false teeth that are loose. With today’s quality materials, full dentures look completely natural.
All of these modern features make dentures suitable for individuals of all ages. Although adolescents and young adults rarely need full dentures, even young people can enjoy comfort and confidence.
From middle-age to seniors, adults will appreciate modern dentures. Whether your concern is your job or your social life, they’re not as noticeable as old-fashioned false teeth. They’re convenient, too. All you need to do is remove and clean your dentures every day.
If your jaw bone does not allow for a stable denture to be made, you may combine your denture with dental implants to increase the stability and retention of your denture and allow you eat, speak and smile without worry or discomfort.
At Dr Salman’s dental practice, his team would enjoy talking with you about your options for missing teeth. If you’re ready to take a step toward a nicer appearance and better dental health, call us for a free assessment on 09-884 8620.