Replacement of a single missing tooth

Losing a tooth whether it would be when you were a child or an adult can be very harmful to your oral cavity. Your other teeth can shift in order to take the place of the missing tooth. The ones in the front can tilt backward, the ones can be back can tilt forward and the opposing ones can try “grow” upwards or downwards. The best thing to do is to replace that tooth with something artificial to prevent that domino affect it can cause on your other teeth

The ways to replace the missing teeth included:

1. The best way to replace a single missing tooth is by a dental implant. A dental implant is a titanium screw placed in your bone of the jaw which Osseo integrates that is formed the connection with your own bone. The implant is then left inside the gums for 3 to 6 months. After 3 to 6 months the implant then gets its own crown and The tooth functions like your own tooth.

2. A dental bridge is also a way of Replacing a missing tooth. As the name sounds a bridge is a connection between the front and the back tooth and Covers the gap using a pontic.

3. Removable dentures also can work as a replacement for a missing tooth. A removable denture is something you can take out and put back in when needed.

To make an appointment, please contact Charlton Dental Associates.

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