Teeth improve the quality of life. Healthy teeth make us more attractive and increase our confidence levels.A beautiful smile gives a lot of happiness, satisfaction, and a desire to greet or connect with others. Missing teeth can cause both aesthetic and function-related issues.
If you’ve lost a tooth, because of trauma or inadequate dental hygiene, you must consult a dentist and look for a solution. Missing teeth not just dampen your confidence, but also leads to medical complications.
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Why ‘Bridge’ The Gap?
Missing teeth if not replaced on time will end up with many hassles that extend beyond a pleasing smile.If a person due for some reason does not get his missing tooth replaced, then the adjacent and the opposing teeth tend to misalign towards the vacant space creating gaps all over the dentition resulting in food accumulation, dental decay and also tooth loosening.
One can also expect a loss of bony mass in the missing tooth region as there is a lack of stimulant which comes from chewing food. Loss of teeth can also lead to change in facial framework because of the drooping of the facial muscles which rely heavily on teeth structure. Missing teeth also affect the speech, chiefly the missing front teeth, resulting in a lisping sound. Loss of upper molars leads to expansion of the sinus, making it difficult to replace teeth later on.
How To Fill The Spaces?
Dentistry has advanced over years, providing various replacement options like bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Out of all, implants are the best choice because of their sturdiness and long-lasting ability. The dental implant, zirconia or a titanium post looks like a screw that acts as a root for the replaced teeth. It is placed surgically into the jawbone beneath the gum line which allows mounting a tooth or a bridge in that area.
The usage of dental implants to restore the loss of teeth has substantially increased over the last two decades. Implants avoid the damage by retaining the bony architecture and remain sturdy in the mouth unlike the denture. As dental implants do not have to anchor to other teeth, like bridges, they benefit general oral health.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants will provide stable support for artificial teeth because they will be fused to the jawbone. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants will never slip or shift in the mouth while eating or speaking. An advantage of implants is that the adjacent teeth need not be grounded to hold the new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
Development in Dental Implants
The progressive development of technologies and the widespread implantation has been sighted in dentistry over the last two decades. Moreover, recent research has focused on the mechanism of bone healing. It has provided a better understanding of osseointegration in dental implants. It is suggested that it would possibly reduce the period between implantation and the placement of a prosthesis.
Single tooth replacement
If one has lost or severely damaged a tooth, it can be replaced with a single tooth implant. Once the tooth is removed and a titanium implant is inserted into the jawbone, a new crown will be placed in about three days as, Basal implants, as the name suggests receives anchorage from the basal bone which is highly mineralized than the tooth holding alveolar bone.
Multi-tooth implants with fixed bridges
The fixed bridge can replace many teeth at a time with implants. This approach simplifies your surgery as, each missing tooth will not require an implant and multiple teeth can be replaced taking the support of just two implants.
When the entire set of teeth needs to get replaced, this procedure offers full-pledged custom-crafted prosthetic teeth that can attach to four implants. While one heals from the surgery, a temporary prosthesis can be affixed soon after the implant procedure.
The term refers to the principle of utilizing basal bone areas that are free of infection and adhesion, and the employing of the cortical bone areas. The prosthesis is fixed within 72 hours of implant surgery, saving time and costs considerably. Primarily, basal implants are one-piece implants in which the implant and the abutment get fused into a single piece.
Zygoma dental implants are different from traditional dental implants; they will be inserted into the zygomatic bone. They are an alternative to standard implant procedures and traditional dentures. They are the perfect solution if you have insufficient upper jawbone mass to provide a secure foundation for teeth replacements.
Pterygoid Implants are suggested for all the patients who are undergoing upper full arch replacement. These implants are fixed in the 2nd molar area in the upper jaw. These implants are attached to the pterygomaxillary buttress(bone) of the upper jaw and allow immediate fixing of the implants. This procedure helps avoid sinus lifts and bone grafts. These implants also avoid cantilevers and allow the replacement of full set of teeth that is up to the second molars.
LBR Dental Clinic is one of the best implant centers which can be relied on, for Lifetime Warranty on all dental implants.
However, the durability of dental implants is truly multi-faceted and depends on:
- Quality of the surgery
- Restorative treatment,
- Quality of the patient’s bone,
- Quality of the materials used,
- Patient’s health,
- Individual healing physiology,
- Oral hygiene
- And regular professional care.
For more information over dental implants book an appointment and consult our experts at LBR Dental Clinic. You do not have live with a tooth problem anymore. We have bespoke solutions for all your dental problems. A small consultation can set right your dental problems and provide you a smile filled with confidence.