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What are Options for False Teeth?
Whether you have a missing tooth or you need all of your teeth replaced, you’ll want to consider different options for false teeth. There are a variety of false teeth options that depend on a variety of factors, including cost, the amount of teeth that need to be replaced, the particular needs of the patient and more. Below are a few different false teeth options, and why teeth replacements are important to begin with.
Why Teeth Replacement?
While people often think of teeth replacement as a purely cosmetic issue, this isn’t always the case. Sure, false teeth allow patients to continue to smile like they used to, which can boost self-confidence, but there are also practical reasons for having false teeth placed. False teeth can help patients to bite, speak and chew much like they used to. Certain replacement options can also help to maintain the integrity of the jawbone and gums—keeping them from disintegrating. Other options can help to keep teeth from migrating and crowding, which can lead to damage, disease and decay.
Whether the reason is oral health or simply to be able to smile with confidence again, teeth replacement options should be considered.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are an excellent replacement option for patients that have a significant portion of their teeth missing, or need to have an entire set of teeth replaced. These false teeth are customizable, and can be easily placed in a patient’s mouth.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges are dental appliances that bridge the gap where one or more teeth are missing. Dental bridges often involve the placement of a false set of teeth that are held in place by abutments that are placed over reshaped natural teeth. Occasionally, a frame is used instead to hold the false tooth or teeth in place.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are false teeth that involve the placement of titanium rods or metal frames to hold the false teeth in place. Dental implants are an excellent option due to their durability, strength and longevity. Not all patients are candidates for dental implants, though, even if they only need one or a few teeth replaced.
Which False Teeth Option Is Right for Me?
Because there are a variety of different false teeth options, the decision of which replacement option is right for your needs is a decision that needs to be made between your dentist and you. You’ll also want to speak with your insurance company to see what procedures are covered. If you only need one tooth replaced or a few teeth replaced, you may be a candidate for a dental bridge or dental implants. If you need a significant amount of teeth replaced, your best options may be either partial or full dentures.
If you have any additional questions about which options you have, what the procedures look like and how much each procedure costs, set an appointment with your dentist for a consultation so they can find the right option for your needs.
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