Tooth Loss Treatment
People can lose teeth for all kinds of reasons. You can lose them due to impact, gum disease, genetics, and decay. No matter what the reason is for your tooth loss, there is a tooth loss treatment out there for you. Please note that if you have lost a tooth due to impact, do your best to keep the tooth moist, do not touch the root, and get to your dentist as soon as you can.
Types of Tooth Loss Treatment
Again, if you lost your tooth due to some sort of dental trauma, keep the tooth wet and get to your dentist as soon as possible. In this case, your dentist might be able to save the tooth, and you will not need any of the following treatments. If you lose a tooth, you have options. Learn which tooth loss treatment in Frisco, TX will be best for you!
If you have or are going to have a gap in your teeth due to a lost tooth, your dentist has probably gone over the option of a dental implant with you. A dental implant can be pricey, but compared to the other options, it is often considered better. Dental implants influence your jawbone to grow. Your bones are replenishing themselves over time. If your jawbone does not have a reason to replenish an area around your mouth because there is no longer a tooth there, you will lose bone mass. Lost bone mass causes you to have a face that looks sunken in.
To prevent this, your dentist will suggest that you have a dental implant. Dental implants are also great because they last for a long time. They last on average about 15 years. They are also durable and not prone to removal from chewing gum or eating candy from time to time as long as you take care of your mouth regularly.
A bridge is another option if you are missing teeth. You can get two types of bridges:
- Bonded bridge
- Bridge affixed to one or two crowns
A bridge will fill the space, but will not stimulate bone growth. You do risk the erosion of jawbone due to having nothing in place there. A bridge on one or two crowns uses the teeth on either side of the gap. Then the dentist will drill down the teeth on either side, and crowns will fit into them. A prosthetic tooth will then attach to the crown or crowns, and the crowns will bond to your teeth.
Bonded bridges are usually used for front teeth applications. The dentist will create a prosthetic tooth and attach it to bonding material that will be fused to adjacent teeth to form a bridge.
In both of these cases, you will want to take great care of your oral health. You will also want to refrain from eating foods that are sticky or crunchy so that you do not pull out or damage the bridge.
For single or multiple missing teeth, you can have your dentist construct a denture that can be used to replace the missing tooth or teeth. This option is usually only done when a person is missing multiple teeth in the same area. You can have a partial denture constructed that will be inserted and removed by your dentist.
Finding a Dentist
In addition to the services mentioned above, Frisco Dental also offers:
- Dental fillings
- Restorative dentistry services
- Free Invisalign consultation
- Free cosmetic dental consultation
Of course, there is a lot more to know about each of these options if you are missing a tooth. For tooth loss treatment in Frisco, TX, give us a call at 469.388.0372 to get that smile you have been dreaming of!