Unfortunately, tooth loss is one of the most common dental issues globally. Many adults and children succumb to tooth loss due to various factors. Sadly, for adults, teeth do not regrow when they fall off. The only option would be to lead the rest of your life without all your teeth or resolve for tooth replacement solutions in dentistry. Thankfully, there are multiple dental restorations you can choose from for replacing your teeth.
They are small titanium metal posts that replace tooth roots in restorative dentistry. Oral surgeons in dental clinics in NW Calgary insert dental implants in the jawbone first before placing dental crowns to complete the tooth replacement procedure. In that sense, dental implants cannot work alone to replace teeth. They require either dental crowns or dentures.
Dental bridges in NW Calgary are oral appliances that replace missing teeth in dentistry. They feature two dental crowns and an artificial replacement tooth called a pontic. Dental bridges are powerful tools for tooth replacement for less than three missing teeth in a row. It means that if you have more than three missing teeth in a row, you would better benefit from partial dentures.
Anyone can have a tooth replacement procedure. The only requirement is that you have at least one missing tooth. However, multiple missing teeth are still replaceable in dentistry. Some of the reasons why you would need to replace a tooth are:
When you have lost multiple teeth, it is easier for you to understand the importance of tooth replacement than a patient who has only one missing tooth. However, whether one or more teeth, tooth replacement will benefit you in the following aspects:
When patients come to us at Springhill Dental, they expect everyone to choose dental implants over dental bridges after the high praise and popularity they have acclaimed over the years. However, patients have different needs and preferences, so some opt for dental bridges over implants. Some of the reasons for it are:
Ultimately, there is nothing wrong with opting for dental bridges over dental implants or vice versa. It depends on your preferences and desired dental goals. Either way, ensure you liaise with your dentist regarding your options to determine whether you qualify for your choice restorations or not.