Tooth Replacement Options During a Full Mouth Reconstruction
You might need full mouth reconstruction if you are missing a number of your teeth. The process typically involves combining multiple dental treatments to address all of a patient’s dental needs. The goal of full mouth reconstruction is to restore the function of missing and damaged teeth, which also improves the way their smile looks.
Missing teeth replacement options used during full mouth reconstruction
Let us take a look at some of the procedures a dentist might select to replace missing teeth:
1. Dental implants
These oral prosthetics are highly recommended when it comes to replacing lost teeth. They are the only prosthetic teeth that also replace the roots of missing teeth. Teeth roots serve an important role, anchoring teeth down and stimulating tissues in the jaw. Implants replacing lost teeth roots aids in preventing bone tissue loss that takes place when a person loses a tooth.
Placing a dental implant requires oral surgery so patients should be healthy enough to recover. People with immune system disorders or diabetes might have to get special clearance from their doctor.
Dentists insert implants directly into the jawbone via a surgical procedure. The implant is then given up to six months for osseointegration (the process of the implant fusing with bone tissues around it). An implant can be fitted with a crown to replace a single tooth or used to anchor down other oral prosthetics like dentures and bridges.
Implants are the next best thing to real teeth. They look natural and they do not require any special care. Implants allow people who have lost some of their natural teeth to forget they have artificial teeth.
2. Dental bridges
Dental bridges do exactly what their name implies. They close up gaps created by missing teeth right next to each other. The two teeth on each side of the gap are often used as anchors for the bridge. They are called abutments and they are typically covered with crowns to provide a stronger base for the patient.
The artificial teeth that are used to close the gaps are called pontics, and they are secured to the abutments. Bridges are fixed appliances that stay in place once a dentist inserts them. Many patients view them as a more comfortable alternative to dentures.
Dentures are the most affordable way to replace missing teeth and the process of getting them can be completed in as little as two weeks. Dentures are made up of two main components: a framework that keeps the appliance in place and artificial teeth. These teeth can be made from a wide range of materials like composite resin or porcelain.
We can replace your missing teeth
Any of the three oral prosthetics listed above can be used to replace your missing teeth and reconstruct your smile. Implants can also be combined with dentures and bridges to provide patients with hybrid solutions. Call or visit our Lincroft clinic to schedule a full moouth reconstruction consultation with our dentist.
Request an appointment here: https://lincroftvillagedental.com or call Lincroft Village Dental Care at (732) 842-5005 for an appointment in our Lincroft office.
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