REPLACEMENT OF MISSING TEETH:
If you have lost several teeth, getting a set of dentures often is the most cheap option but not the best option .our aim of replacement of missing teeth should be a prosthesis which resemble and function like a natural tooth. .

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures describes a tooth--or sometimes more teeth--replaced with a fitted set of clasps that attach to adjacent natural teeth. Removable partial dentures may not be left in all the time. Rather, they must be removed before sleep, after meals and for cleaning. While removable partial dentures may be an attractive and affordable option, they can damage surrounding teeth. The survival of existing teeth is less certain for people wearing removable partial dentures than for those who undergo other tooth replacement procedures or who simply do not replace the tooth at all. About 80 percent of patients treated with removable partial dentures continue wearing the replacement tooth after a year, which demonstrates a measure of unreliability and dissatisfaction associated with this option. For these reasons, dentists tend away from recommending removable partial dentures, as the risks are high and the rewards may be low..
1.Single tooth replacement
With the loss of a single tooth, there are many options, and the decision is not quite so clear-cut. Single-tooth replacement options vary by cost, appearance and procedure. the best replacement is with implants as we do not have to prepare the neibhouring teeth and it has a root like a natural tooth.

Patient with anterior tooth missing , implant fixed and the final crown

Final Result

2. Tooth Supported Bridges

Tooth-supported bridges are more highly recommended than partial dentures when it comes to single-tooth replacement, as the success rate for such treatment is generally high. A tooth-supported bridge procedure involves grinding down the two teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and forming a bridge between the gap. In these cases, the bridge includes a replacement for the missing tooth and caps for the remaining teeth, known as abutments. A bridge simply covers the gap with the exposed part of a tooth, known as a crown. That means the tooth is not implanted into the root by artificial means. Root problems with abutment teeth may lead to failure of a tooth-supported bridge after a decade or more. The risk of root canal issues is significantly higher with these bridges, as abutment teeth may decay and ultimately have to be removed.

Missing Posterior tooth replaced with implant

3. Dental Implants

Unlike the other procedures, a dental implant uses a titanium screw to secure the new crown into the jawbone. This replacement option does not harm the teeth surrounding a missing tooth. So the survival rate of abutment teeth is far higher than with other procedures. More importantly, implanted teeth last, on average, far longer than other tooth-replacement options. Most dental surgeons recommend implant prostheses due to the much lower risk and higher success rate. Advantages are significant in the long term, with 10-year survival rates of implanted teeth higher than 90 percent. click here for more details>>
 
 

 

 


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