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Facing Tooth Loss? 4 Ways to Solve Your Smile

The unfortunate truth about your teeth is that sometimes, regardless of how well you take care of your pearly whites, you may experience tooth loss. This can leave you feeling awkward, uncomfortable, and just not quite yourself. You may even find yourself refusing to smile a lot because your smile just isn’t looking its best. Fortunately for you, there are a few ways that you can solve your smile problems. But, you may be wondering, what are these ways? How do they work? Is there any down time required? Read on to discover the answers to these questions as well as others.

Dentures

One way to correct tooth loss is to have a set of dentures made just for you. Full and partial dentures are available. Partial or full dentures can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth in your upper and/or lower jaw. Dentures require support from either the upper or lower jaw to ensure that they can be used properly. Before your dentures are made, your dentist will custom fit them to your jaw so that you will have dentures that fit your teeth well. Your end result will be a beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

Implants

Another example of a way you can fix a smile that is missing a tooth is to contact your dentist about getting an implant. A tooth implant is especially a good idea if you’re trying to replace a single tooth. This implant consists of a metal screw inserted into the jaw, followed by a false tooth cap affixed to the screw. The dentists of Abougoush Professional Corp in Calgary or a dental care provider near you can place an implant that looks and functions like one of your own teeth. Not only do these implants look natural, but they will compliment your smile nicely.

Fixed Bridge

Another solution is a fixed bridge. These will work only if there are enough teeth that are healthy enough in the area in question to support the bridge. A dental bridge is simply a little “bridge” of artificial teeth adjoined to the remaining teeth on either side of the gap, effectively replacing those you are missing. Similarly to the other solutions, this option will ensure that your smile looks as attractive as possible.

Implant Over denture

Another solution would be the implant over denture. This is simply where an over denture (an entire top and/or bottom set of teeth) fits over two dental implants,thereby creating a type of fixed denture with the stability of implant posts. This is an excellent choice when it comes to correcting full mouth of missing teeth, returning that smile to your face.

 

As you can tell, there are many different ways that you can correct your smile. Contact a dentist to discuss your specific condition and the range of solutions.

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