Teeth are perfectly created to work together, so when one or more teeth are missing it’s complicated to do things that before seem so easy, like smiling, chewing, or speaking. Has this happened to you or to one of your loved ones? If the answer is yes, then this information on how you can recover your smile can be very useful.
As the years pass, teeth can be lost by many reasons, such as periodontal diseases, traumas or decays. If a lost tooth is not immediately replaced the surrounding bone begins to collapse or shrink, and also the missing adjacent support will make surrounding teeth to drift.
Fortunately, this problem can be solve, and depending on your dental needs your dentist may suggest one of the next three options to help you replace your lost teeth:
- Dental bridge
- Partial denture
- Dental implant
A partial denture is a prosthesis that supports, provides stability, and helps to restore your smile by replacing a single tooth or several missing teeth. Partial dentures are a personalized design made by your dentist after taking an impression of your teeth, and they can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures in your lower or upper jaw can help you to fill out the appearance of your face and profile.
Just like dentures, a dental bridge can also replace just a single tooth or several missing teeth. The difference is that a dental bridge is at least three crowns together. This treatment covers the space where the teeth are missing, and remaining teeth serve as anchors for the bridge.
Dental bridges are used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, and alignment, and are made of porcelain fused to metal, ceramics, or zirconia.
Depending on your condition, this treatment is performed between 3 and 5 days, but the results are totally worth the wait.
A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically placed into your jawbone beneath your gum(s), and it provides better support for artificial teeth. Nowadays, implants are considered the best option available because of their many benefits, which include the following:
- They serve as root substitutes; acting like an anchor to your jaw bone.
- They are the right choice for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures.
- They improve your appearance, lifting your self-esteem and self-confidence
- Made of bio-friendly material, compatible with your body, and with no allergic reaction
- Maintenance and hygiene are easy
- Natural looking
- No grinding or clashing with neighboring teeth
In order for implants to be efficient, you need to have enough jawbone. If you don’t, your dentist will offer you a safe and effective way to correct the bone deficiency, like a dental bridge or a partial denture.
Where can I get one?
Now that you know all about treatments for replacing lost teeth, you might be wondering where you could get one. In Los Algodones, Mexico you can get these and many more dental treatments for a very affordable price. For many reasons is well-known as the capital of Dental Tourism in the world, the experience of visit this town is unique for the high-quality dental work, low prices and the best attention.
But before deciding which treatment to get, your dentist needs to make an evaluation to help you decide which treatments will be more convenient depending on your needs, jaw bone, remaining teeth, and other factors.
Which clinic do I choose?
Los Algodones has more than 300 clinics, and we know that finding the right one can be a complicated task. To make the selection process a little easier for you, we’d like to invite you to read our patients’ reviews, discover promotions, and compare the information yourself.
Sani Dental Group is certified by the American Dental Association, which means that our clinics meet the top quality standards. We’re also the largest dental clinic in Los Algodones, Mexico, and the only one in town with more than 35 years of experience.
Don’t hesitate in giving us a call and one of our patient coordinators will gladly provide you all the information you need about treatments and additional services. The smile you’ve been waiting for is closer than you thought.
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