Devs Oral Care Blog 08 July 2019

If you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, you may also be aware of why it is crucial to replace the same to avoid dental problems. Apart from hindering your smile, a missing tooth or missing teeth can pose a severe threat to your dental health.

Individuals could potentially lose a tooth due to multiple reasons, including an accident or a dental issue. Although a missing tooth is not something that you should be embarrassed about, it can affect you in different ways.

A missing tooth can affect the aesthetics of your smile and thus, your self-esteem. Secondly, you may find it difficult to chew your food, notably if the molars are missing. Further, a missing tooth impacts the surrounding teeth in the area leading to dental problems. Regardless of the causes of tooth loss, there is good news! There are different treatments and dental solutions to replace your missing tooth at some of the best dental clinics in Pune, such as Dev’s Oral Care. As one of the best dental clinics in Pune, we offer a range of modern and effective tooth replacement treatments.

Tooth replacement

At present, there are different tooth replacement options available, including, removable dentures (partial or complete), and fixed, including bridges or implants.

All the alternatives have their share of advantages and disadvantages. Further, the durability of each tooth replacement treatment differs, which makes it essential to assess your options and then opt for the best tooth replacement solution.

Let’s take a closer look at the different tooth replacement options available.

Removable partial dentures

Dentures replace one or more missing teeth with artificial teeth and are fixed to a plastic base which resembles the colour of the gums. The base is connected to a metal structure, and the false teeth are anchored to the natural teeth. Further, partial dentures require mechanical support from the bones and gums. Removable partial dentures are one of the best alternatives as it is an affordable alternative to replace a missing tooth.

Advantages

➢ Can be used for a single or multiple teeth
➢ Can be removed to clean
➢ Cost-effective

Disadvantages

➢ Comparatively less stable than other alternative tooth replacement treatments
➢ Can affect your chewing
➢ Can have an impact on your speech

Removable complete dentures

Removable complete dentures are generally a temporary alternative after a tooth removal procedure enabling the gums to heal for 10-12 weeks. The dentures offer support as a replacement to all the teeth either in the upper jaw or the lower jaw. Further, removal complete dentures do not last for a long time as the bones and gums tend to shrink during the healing process. It is an adequate replacement alternative until the gums are completely healed.

Advantages

➢ Cost-effective
➢ Offer a natural look
➢ Can be easily removed and cleaned

Disadvantages

➢ Has to be removed and cleaned regularly
➢ Dentures that do not fit properly can cause pain
➢ Tend to shift in the mouth leading to chewing and speech problems

Dental bridges

Bridges offer a permanent solution compared to dentures as they are cemented securely. You can opt for dental bridges once our experts certify that the surrounding teeth and gums are robust enough to support artificial teeth. Further, the surrounding teeth need to be reduced in size to make the bridge. A dental bridge can restore the aesthetics of your smile and usually last for around 10-12 years.

Advantages

➢ Prevent the surrounding teeth from moving
➢ The risk of bone loss is reduced
➢ Fixed replacement (does not move as in the case of dentures)

Disadvantages

➢ Work needs to be done to surrounding teeth
➢ Bridges could collapse if the neighbouring teeth are not strong
➢ Need replacement after 10-12 years

Dental implants

In the last decade, dental implants have emerged as one of the best solutions for teeth replacement owing to advancements in technology and dental treatments. Dental implants have gained popularity as they are robust, durable, and firm. Although it is an expensive solution, it is the most effective without any disadvantages as seen for dentures and bridges.

An artificial titanium post is inserted in the jaw which then takes around 2-6 months to heal. After the healing is complete, an artificial tooth is planted in the jawbone under the gum tissues.

Advantages

➢ Look natural
➢ Durable, firm, and robust
➢ Long-term solution

Disadvantages

➢ Expensive
➢ Oral surgery is required
➢ The crown requires replacement eventually

Conclusion

Dental clinics in Pune offer a range of tooth replacement solutions. However, as one of the best dentists in Camp, we at Dev’s Oral Care take additional care to ensure our patients receive the best treatment based on their requirements. Gone are the days where you have to suffer from a missing tooth or teeth as you can get the best tooth replacement treatments at affordable prices at Dev’s Oral Care, a reputed dental clinic in Pune. Schedule an appointment with us today!