What Options Are There For Me If I Am Missing Teeth?
Dentalogica – Progressive methods. Caring approach
Having a missing tooth can make you less confident than you could be.
Dentalogica has some solutions.
First and foremost it is essential to establish the cause of tooth loss.
The leading cause of tooth loss is due to two disease processes.
- Dental Caries which is commonly termed “tooth decay.”
- Periodontal disease which is commonly known as “gum disease.”
Both these diseases are caused by different bacteria. Which can attack the teeth directly, like dental decay, or indirectly, by damaging the tooth foundations and causing tooth loosening and loss, which is gum disease.
With this in mind, it is important to stabilise and assess the current dental status and remedy any existing disease before providing a definitive care plan to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth – such as dental implants or permanent bridges.
Missing teeth certainly can be replaced during this transitional treatment period with either removable dentures or temporary fixed bridges.
Dentures are the simplest and most cost effective way to replace missing teeth. They do require patience as they do take getting used to at first. Dentures come in may shapes and sizes and can be designed to suit each individual, this allows adapting to life with denture easier. It is important to make dentures with the patients needs in mind, at Dentalogica all options are discussed in a friendly and caring environment.
In most instances, if a patient has missing teeth they will need any causative diseases treated first.
For this reason a consulation is required to formulate short, medium and long term patient needs and plans.
Therefore a denture may be the only sensible way to replace missing teeth in the short or medium term.
It is essential to plan complex treatment to ensure success and longevity. At Dentalogica we do out utmost to educate our patients about their dental conditions therefore giving them control over the futures of their dentition. We have changed many peoples dental experiences and work with patients making them confident with their dental futures.
For those people who have missing teeth and have had their dental diseases stabilized a more natural option to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. Dental implants offer the most natural “feeling” tooth replacement for singular or multiple lost teeth. Dental implants can be used in combination with existing well fitting dentures to offer more stability and confidence when eating or speaking. Dental implants may also be used in combination with existing implants or teeth to make dental bridges to replace multiple teeth.
This all may sound complicated as there are so many options and it is something we discuss completely with of patients in our friendly, kind environment. There is never too little time.
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