Implants and replacements of missing teeth

Replacement of Missing Teeth

Due to the face, many individuals believe it is crucial to fill up missing teeth. Possible justifications for replacing lost teeth include improving your appearance. A further factor is that the gap created by a lost tooth may stress the teeth on either side. A lost tooth can also impact your “bite.” The alignment of the remaining tines may change if they begin to lean toward the opening. Food and plaque may become stuck in the opening, leading to gum disease and tooth decay. If possible, missing teeth in the dentition are restored to allow for complete chewing and, if the area is visible, to improve facial appearance. There are several ways to fill this area, including implants, fixed objects, and moving objects. The scope of the work and your desired smile will determine the best options for replacing teeth. At Virginia Dental Care, we provide a variety of procedures, each of which requires a different amount of effort and time and is priced differently.

How are teeth replaced that are missing?

This depends on how many teeth you are missing and where in your mouth they are located. The methods for replacing these missing teeth will vary depending on the state of the teeth you still have. The following are the three primary approaches to tooth replacement:

The first way is to use a partial denture, a fake tooth (or teeth) that can be taken out, or both. The second option is to build a permanent bridge. A bridge typically replaces one to three missing teeth on one side of the mouth. The third method involves the use of dental “implants.” The jawbone is inserted with a synthetic root. After that, a crown or bridge is added.

Replacement solutions for lost and broken teeth:

Dental Implant

Dental implants are the most common method of replacing missing teeth. The tooth’s root is replaced with a metal post, and a synthetic tooth that feels natural fills the gap. Because the implant will bond to the jawbone, the procedure requires some time. The end effect is a natural-looking, pleasant smile. You’ll be able to behave naturally around them by eating, speaking, and grinning.

Dentures

Dentures are a fantastic and durable solution for many missing teeth. Losing a tooth can be uncomfortable, to put it mildly. It most frequently happens due to a physical accident, tooth decay, or disease.

Dental bridges and crowns

Dental crowns can be used to fix teeth that have been partially lost or fixed with dental implants. They are tooth-shaped caps made of various materials that can cover an implant or a partial tooth that is already present. Dental bridges with crowns fill the space left by entirely missing teeth.

Bonding

Bonding is a permanent repair for partially missing teeth. Depending on the technique, it can last 10 years. Dental bonding is permanent and just needs one visit. Bonding fixes fractured, chipped, and cracked teeth. 

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Procedure and Process Treatment

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Procedure and Process Treatment

Our specialists will discuss your wishes with you during an extensive consultation. We will investigate whether implants are possible for your situation. For example, we take x-rays and do an extensive manual check. We then draw a personal step-by-step plan and send you a detailed quote. The steps of the treatment are as follows:

1. First Appointment

At the first appointment, we will discuss your wishes again and determine the color and shape of your crown, bridge, or dentures. These are then made in the laboratory according to your needs.

2. Implant Placement

Once all elements are ready, the implant will be placed. We free your jawbone by moving the gums aside and drilling a hole for the titanium or ceramic screw. After placing, we close the gums again.

3. Stitches Removal

You come back for a checkup after a week. We remove the stitches and monitor the healing process. Then, you won't get any treatments for a while so your jawbone can grow around the implant.

4. Recovery

After a few months, the top element will be placed. You no longer need to wear a prosthesis; within a few weeks, you will feel like eating and talking with your natural teeth.

Also, you should be ready to:

  • Have your dentist or a specialist in dentistry check on you several times until the work is done.
  • Take strict care of your implant(s).
  • Have a jaw whose bone base is strong enough to support the implant.

 

Are there other ways to replace teeth that have been lost?

There are other ways to hide the anchors, such as using a combination of crowns and partial dentures. These are pretty specific dentures that only specialists can make. We know how to make these kinds of facilities at Virginia Dental Care. Call us today or visit our clinic to get more information. Our staff will be pleased to answer your concerns.