Even with the new technology, dental work over 20 years old will likely need some work at some point. The harsh conditions of the mouth can cause excessive wear and tear that can easily dislodge or damage even the most hardy dental work. It’s possible that a tooth may need to be removed. Luckily, we have dental options that will keep you smiling long into your 80’s and 90’s!
You should have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible. If you still have the tooth, and it’s fallen out within the past few hours, we may be able to reinsert it and save it. Even if the tooth can’t be saved, it is recommended that little time elapses so as to avoid further, more complicated dental issues, such as crooked teeth and the breakdown of the jawbone.
What are your smile restoration options?
Partial dentures can either be removable or permanent. These types of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures are great for patients who need more than dental implants, but who have enough natural teeth to not need full dentures.
Dental implants are small, titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone. A toothlike crown is then placed on top.
Dental implants are perfect for patients whose smiles have been ruined by embarrassing gaps caused by missing teeth.
Currently, full dentures are the only dental treatment available to for patients with no remaining teeth. If it looks like this is where you’ll end up, be sure to talk to your dentist first to learn about the various ways your remaining teeth can be saved first.
Patients who have a small row or area in the mouth where there are missing teeth would best benefit from bridges. Bridges are permanently attached to the jawbone via the use of two implants on either side of the bridge.
Toothlike resin composite or porcelain crowns are cemented together and affixed in between the implants.
If your old dental work and your teeth are falling out at the same time, it is more efficient and beneficial to cosmetically restore one’s smile by replacing one’s teeth. With new, fake teeth, the need for redoing their old dental work will be obsolete.
If you’re currently losing teeth or you still have most of your natural teeth remaining, restorative treatment options are plentiful, including partial dentures, implants and bridges.
If you’re concerned about the new gaps in your smile due from missing teeth and how it affects your old dental work, don’t be. There are multiple cosmetic dental treatments that help save your teeth and help further improve the functionality of a business.
Whether you want to replace your teeth or redo your old dental procedures, contact us today at Galleria Dentistry today.