Seven! That’s the average number of teeth the average adult between the age of 35 and 49 is missing. Even after accounting for four of those being wisdom teeth, that still leaves three. With those kinds of odds, it’s highly likely that you or someone you know has had to have their teeth replaced.
Today, we’ll be discussing some of the options people have when going about replacing their teeth. In an ideal world, every tooth except wisdom tooth extraction Aldie would be replaced with dental implants as they are the closest possible replication of natural teeth. However, this isn’t always possible due to financial reasons. Here are some of the tooth replacement options for your missing teeth.
Dental implants are artificially created replacements for natural tooth roots covered over by a custom-made crown.
Although an expensive option, it is cost effective in the long term as implants do not need to be replaced as often as other restorations. If you can afford implants and able to undergo the procedure, this treatment is the best long-term replacement for lost teeth and has the added benefit of giving the best looking results.
Less permanent in nature, dentures are custom made teeth replacements that can be taken out and put back. Although they aren’t quite as close to implants in feeling natural and you’ll have to wait some time before you get used to them, advancements in dentistry have made today’s dentures far more natural looking and comfortable.
Dentures require more maintenance than implants and need to be rebased, relined or remade entirely as wear and tear breaks them down.
One of the most common alternatives to getting implants, bridges can last much longer than dentures if they are well maintained and cleaned regularly. Bridges replace missing teeth by fitting crowns on top of adjacent teeth (called abutment teeth) and these crowns are attached to the replacement tooth (called pontic).
For those people who are missing multiple or even all of their teeth, multiple implants combined with dentures or bridges can be a restoration solution. This will not only have a lower cost than replacing every single tooth with an implant, but it gives natural looking results; the replacement teeth are strong enough to handle just about any food you may wish to eat.
Losing your teeth doesn’t have to mean you lose your smile as there are many options for replacing lost teeth. For people in the Aldie, VA area looking for a Aldie Teeth removal surgeon, Stone Springs Dentistry provides the best treatment options by working with the best surgeons. Make an appointment and get free consultation today!