Losing one tooth can be a hindrance to your oral health. However, losing multiple teeth can lead to serious complications. In these situations you may benefit from a dental prosthetic to improve the appearance and function of your smile. Do you need dentures? If so, which kind will best improve your smile and replace your missing teeth?
The Dangers of Tooth Loss
How does tooth loss impact your oral health? First, losing multiple teeth can make eating difficult, limiting your overall nutritional intake. You may also have trouble communicating effectively. In addition, missing teeth increase the risk of jaw joint issues, such as bruxism (teeth grinding) and TMJ disorder. Once the body registers the loss of the teeth and stops supplying the jawbone with doses of phosphorus and calcium, the jawbone may deteriorate, leading to facial collapse. Replacing missing teeth is essential for protecting your smile.
Dental Prosthetic Options
We have a number of options for replacing multiple missing teeth. These options involve placing dental implants, which stimulate jawbone growth and help prevent facial collapse. You can also eat and speak without fear of embarrassing slippage. Our tooth replacement options include:
- Fixed: The doctor places multiple dental implants and attaches the prosthetic to them. The dentures won’t slip and remain fixed in place.
- Snap-on: Similar to the fixed option, these are held in place with dental implants. However, the Snap-on option requires fewer implant posts.
- All-on-4: We can replace one or both arches in as little as a day in some cases. The treatment only requires four implants inserted into each arch.
If you have any questions about our tooth replacement options then please contact our office today. We can help you replace your lost teeth so you can enjoy a whole, healthy smile.