Tooth loss can happen for many reasons, but the most common is tooth decay. When bacteria in the mouth break down sugars and starches into acids, those substances can damage the tooth's enamel. Over time, this can lead to cavities or permanently damaged teeth. The structure of your teeth can also weaken as you age. Sometimes, you can also experience tooth loss due to an accident or other injury. Regardless of the cause, replacing missing teeth as quickly as possible is essential to avoid more severe problems later. At Dental Health PC, our dentist recommends replacing the missing tooth as soon as possible with a dental implant. This permanent solution will look and feel like your natural tooth, so you can feel confident when you smile.
Dentures are an excellent option if you are missing all or most of your teeth. Complete dentures are used when missing all your teeth on the top or bottom jaw. Complete dentures allow you to eat and speak normally and can improve your appearance as well. Partial dentures are used when you have some natural teeth remaining in either the upper or lower jaw.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. After the implant fuses to the bone and gums, usually over a few months, an abutment is placed to connect the implant to the crown or bridge on top of it.
Dental bridges are custom-crafted appliances that replace missing teeth. Your bridge will be made from high-quality, durable porcelain material that looks natural. Porcelain is stain and chip resistant, so your new appliance will look great for years. Each bridge is held in place by crowns on the surrounding teeth. These crowns are often made from tooth-colored materials for a natural look and comfortable fit.
The most significant benefit of having a tooth replacement is an improved appearance. A dental implant replaces a single missing tooth, and the crown that goes on top of it closely mimics a natural tooth’s size, shape, and color. This makes it possible to restore the tooth’s original appearance.
A dental implant is the closest thing to a natural tooth. It offers your natural teeth the same function, feeling, and appearance. You can eat the foods you love and chew without worrying about dentures slipping or falling out. You can also speak without worrying about your tooth coming out when you laugh, talk, or sneeze. Dental implants can also prevent bone loss in your jaw and help keep your facial structure intact. Dental implants make you feel confident to smile and speak in public again.
Losing a tooth can significantly impact a person’s oral health. Therefore, it is essential to replace the tooth as soon as possible. For the best dental care, visit Dental Health PC at 869 NW 23rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330, or call (541) 757 1829.
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