Dentist approved methods of replacing a missing tooth

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Losing a tooth can be unfortunate but it can also greatly impact a person’s confidence and how they interact in social situations. Accidents can be a cause of tooth loss while poor dental hygiene coupled with a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can increase the risk of tooth decay.

Replacing a missing tooth can not only improve a person’s smile and confidence it can also strengthen the teeth adjoining the missing tooth while maintaining gum integrity.

Here are the most popular methods used by dentists when replacing a missing tooth.

Removable partial denture – Removable partial dentures is a common method of replacing a missing tooth as it is an economical solution. However, partial dentures can be uncomfortable when speaking and eating as they tend to move.

Temporary denture – Temporary dentures are used when a bridge or an implant will be placed in the future and the patient is waiting for the site to heal. They are less sturdy, not as bulky, and are less expensive than removable partial dentures.

A bridge – A bridge is an option when there are teeth on either side of a missing tooth. The teeth will need to be filed on either side so that the teeth can offer support for the bridge. However, jaw teeth might be at a disadvantage as the jaw flexes and causes food to seep into gaps.

Dental Implant – A dental implant is the most convenient way of replacing a missing tooth as it does not inhibit the wearer when eating or speaking. An implant also replaces the root of the missing tooth, offering support for the jaw bone, gums, and adjoining teeth.

Dr. Andre Eliasian is one of the leading dentists in cosmetic dentistry in Glendale CA. His clinic offers several services that will help patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. If you are looking for oral surgery in Glendale CA or wisdom tooth extraction in Glendale call for an appointment.