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Dentures, Crowns and Bridges
Missing teeth can affect the way you chew, speak, and function. Moreover, it changes the shape of your cheeks, face, lips, and bone structure. Since teeth function as a team when one is missing, others try to compensate, which in turn causes biting problems, and places stress on surrounding tissues. Neighbouring teeth may also shift into that spot, or teeth from the opposite jaw may super erupt out of the bone causing more dental problems, bone loss and eventually loss of more teeth.
Missing teeth can be replaced with might be a combination of dentures, crowns or bridges.
If you have lost one or most of your teeth, dentures are the solution. Dentures are natural-looking, removable apparatus that enable you to eat and speak as usual, despite missing teeth. They also help prevent sagging of the facial muscles, which occurs if there is little or no teeth to support the face structure. There are three types of dentures, namely:
- Conventional dentures require the removal of any remaining teeth and a healing period before they can be fitted.
- Immediate dentures also need the rest of your teeth to be removed but are inserted the same day as the removal.
- Overdentures/ Partial dentures are an excellent option if you have some healthy teeth remaining. They are referred to as overdentures because they are fitted over your remaining healthy teeth, which provide support and help keep your jawbone in place.
Adapting to your dentures may feel uncomfortable at first but having functional teeth is much better for your health in the long run.
A crown is a cap placed directly over the surface of the tooth (similar to a king's crown) to restore the tooth to its original strength and shape. Crowns are mainly used to protect a decayed tooth that cannot support a filling, repair broken teeth, attach and anchor a bridge, or cover an implant. They can be made of metal alloy, stainless steel, ceramic or porcelain. They also come in different colours to suit different needs.
Crowns themselves do not replace the entire tooth, but they play an essential role in improving its appearance or strengthen it after a cavity has destroyed a tooth.
Bridges are fixed or removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. A bridge covers the opening between your missing teeth. Essentially it "bridges" the gap. Its primary function is to prevent other teeth from shifting out of position as well as improves the functionality of your bite. Bridges come in various materials like porcelain, gold, alloys, or a combination. Both removable and fixed bridges use adjacent teeth for support, but fixed bridges are usually more stable and expensive than removable bridges.
Even if missing teeth are not visible and do not affect your chewing or speech, it is still crucial to do something about them. Our dental experts at Brandon Smiles Dentistry know that dentures, crowns and bridges, go beyond appearance and comfort. Contact us today to make an appointment, and we'll help you get a beautiful, healthy smile.
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