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The best solution for missing teeth

Author: Dr. Nhan Tam View: 486
Tooth loss is quite common in everyone, especially the elderly. Therefore, what is an effective solution to this situation is the concern of many people. The information below will help you choose the most suitable method for you.

Causes of tooth loss

There are many causes of tooth loss, some of the most common ones being:

  • Accidents, injuries.
  • Periodontal disease is caused by poor hygiene.
  • The tooth is severely decayed and cannot be treated.
  • Misaligned teeth need to be extracted because of damage, tooth decay, or gingivitis for adjacent teeth.
  • Diseases and defects of the jawbone, congenital diseases such as cancer of the maxillofacial region and jawbone, cysts in the maxillofacial region, ectodermal dysplasia without congenital teeth...

Serious consequences of tooth loss

Causes loss of aesthetics: Losing teeth will greatly impact aesthetics, especially in cases of tooth loss in the front teeth, making many people feel less confident when communicating.

Difficulty in chewing: Losing teeth makes chewing power reduced, unable to grind food. This leads to limited absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines, which increases the risk of diseases of the digestive system.

Jaw bone loss: Teeth are lost, the force of impact no longer causes the jaw bone to gradually disappear. The reduced jaw bone will make the nerve closer to the oral mucosa, if the patient uses a denture, it may touch the nerve and cause pain.

Losing teeth for a long time will lead to jaw bone loss

Premature aging: The loss of the jawbone will cause the cheeks to be sunken, the facial skin to sag, the skin around the mouth to appear wrinkles, making the face look much older than the real age.

Affecting adjacent teeth: Missing teeth will cause the opposing teeth to lose support, they will tend to protrude into the space where the tooth is missing. As a result, it disturbs the bite, interferes with chewing activities, and can cause diseases such as temporomandibular dysfunction, pain in the temporal region, jaw fatigue, teeth grinding, etc.

Impact on the maxillary sinus: When the upper molars are lost, the bone gradually disappears, the maxillary sinuses will expand and destroy the jaw bone from the inside out. If you want to restore lost teeth, you must use the method of a sinus lift.

Current methods of overcoming tooth loss

Currently, there are 3 popular tooth restoration methods. Depending on the specific situation as well as financial capacity, customers can choose for themselves the appropriate solution.

1. Removable dentures

Removable denture is a type of tooth consisting of a plastic base with the same color and shape as natural gum tissue, on top of the plastic base are dentures that can be made of plastic or porcelain.

Advantages:

  • Guaranteed aesthetics.
  • Low cost.

Defect:

  • After a while, the denture will be loose, the chewing function is poor.
  • Easy to lead to periodontitis.
  • Bone loss over time.

2. Dental bridge

PDentalorcelain bridge is a method of using crowns that are glued together like a bridge with 2 bridge ends installed on real teeth next to the missing teeth in a fixed way with specialized dental cement. The real tooth next to the missing tooth acts as a bridge post to support the bridge array.

Advantages:

  • Guaranteed aesthetics.
  • Eat and chew well.

Defect:

  • Must grind real teeth.
  • Easy to cause periodontitis.
  • Bone loss over time.

3. Dental Implant

Dental implants are considered the ideal solution for cases of missing teeth, helping to restore aesthetics and perfect chewing function. Implant is a post made of Titanium compound that is implanted into the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots, functions like a real tooth root to support porcelain crowns, porcelain bridges, and even jaws. disassembly. After the implant has been implanted and integrated into the jaw bone, the doctor will restore the denture to form the most complete tooth.

Advantages:

  • Restore the entire tooth structure, including root & crown.
  • Prevent alveolar bone resorption, avoid jaw dislocation, facial muscle deformation.
  • Eat comfortably, don't worry about entanglement.
  • Safe, painless, non-invasive for adjacent teeth.
  • Long-lasting, even permanent over time.

Defect:

  • High cost.
  • The doctor must be skilled and experienced to be able to perform.

The above are the most popular solutions to restore missing teeth today. No matter which method you choose, you should also pay attention to choosing a reputable dental address, equipped with a system of modern machinery and technology with a team of good doctors, many years of experience. If you still have any questions that need to be answered, please immediately contact Nhan Tam Dental Clinic for the most specific advice.