If you are facing a tooth extraction, or if you have questions about the future and stability of your smile, you may be overwhelmed at the variety of options for you. Some of this decision is made for you due to the type of damage, the location, and the severity. Certain solutions work better in some instances than others so.
So it is important to maintain a quality level of communication with your trained oral health professional. Their years of experience can be invaluable in helping you discover a lasting solution for you. Today, your Londonderry, NH dentist expresses how this experience can be helpful in finding the best form of replacement for you!
The first form of tooth replacement that we will discuss is a dental bridge. This is a prosthetic that is supported by two crowns alongside the gap. These are known as abutment teeth and if they are healthy and strong enough, they may be able to shoulder some of the burden in functionality. Our ceramic crowns are gorgeous, as well.
If you have a mostly intact smile, speak with your dentist about the possibility of a bridge. However, if you have external concerns about the security of your mouth, this might not be a fit. Attaching multiple structures may instead cause more damage, if the rest of the mouth cannot support the strain.
A Custom Fit
Some patients require a bit more of a unique approach to their replacement. For these situations, a partial denture may be a fantastic solution for you! These prosthetics can be designed for many different scenarios, so they can fit in areas that do not require the crowns that bridges rely on.
These orthodontic devices fit directly into the damaged location, and do not require abrading or harming neighboring structures. Sometimes these attach to clasps or enclosures that are hidden so that they stay in place and look beautiful!
Your Implant Solution
The most technologically advanced fix for you lies in dental implant surgery. This procedure requires the placement of a titanium post within your jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, our body actually begins to care for this metal as if it is part of you!
Implant posts can be used to support any possible combination of tooth replacement, from a single loss to a full-mouth solution. Implant-supported dentures are an area of stufy that is developing rapidly, where whole mouth prosthetics are placed on a set number of posts. Typically, this uses four per jaw, and the connection is much stronger than traditional dentures.
Questions Or Concerns?
To learn about the variety of tooth replacement options we have available to you, please reach out to our Londonderry, NH dental office at 603-965-3407. We’d love to hear from you!