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There are several dental treatments available to replace missing teeth. Choosing between the different types of tooth replacement depends on several factors, such as the number and location of missing teeth, the cause of tooth loss, and the final cost. These factors must be considered before choosing the suitable option for you.
Conventional dentures are removable prostheses to replace missing teeth. Dentures are usually made of an acrylic base and artificial teeth. Today, dentures are the least common compared to the other types of tooth replacement because they are removable, not strong enough to support eating and speaking, and need to be replaced every 7-10 years. There are two types of conventional dentures; partial dentures(RPD,flipper) and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used to replace a few missing teeth, for example, a partial denture for 1 tooth, while complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Read more about partial dentures for molars.
Advantages of Conventional Dentures
Disadvantages of Conventional Dentures
Dental bridges are fixed prostheses that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are a popular type of tooth replacement. Bridges depend on the neighboring natural teeth for support. They are used to replace missing teeth between two neighboring teeth on the same arch. Other types of tooth replacement usually don’t require support from neighboring teeth. Dental bridges can be made from different materials such as gold or porcelain fused to metal or zirconia. Learn more about the bridge types in dentistry.
Advantages of Dental Bridges
Disadvantages of Dental Bridges
Dental Implants: The Best Option Compared to Other Types of Tooth Replacement. Dental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. A dental implant is a prosthetic device implanted in the jawbone beneath the gums. It imitates the root structure of natural teeth and provides a secure foundation for prostheses such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are a popular choice over other types of tooth replacement because they provide stability, durability, stimulate bone growth, and allow the teeth to function as they did before.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Disadvantages of Dental Implants
So, consult your dentist at University Dental Centres to find out which option is suitable for your needs.