Tooth Replacement Options At Your Carrollton Dentist
When it comes to missing teeth, making the best decision possible about tooth replacement is important. Dr. Babaloui believes that providing tooth replacement options that meet your individual needs and budget is important. At her Carrollton dental office, Dr. Babaloui will take the time to discuss your dental health and needs with you. She will listen to your concerns and help you decide on a tooth replacement plan that meets your expectations and budget.
Know Your Dental Treatment Options
There are a number of ways to replace missing teeth including dental bridges, partial dentures and dental implants. It is important to take a look at each option and understand the benefits of each treatment as well as the limitations of each treatment. When you have a clear understanding of how each option works, you can make an informed decision about which tooth replacement option is best for you.
Dental Implants are not the best solution for every patient. In cases where dental implants are not ideal, whether due to oral health conditions or budget concerns, a partial denture provides aesthetic tooth replacement and adequate restoration of dental function.
What Is A Partial Denture?
A partial denture is a prosthetic appliance that is worn in the mouth to replace missing teeth. The prosthesis is held in place by metal fasteners which attach around the adjacent natural teeth. A partial denture is removable and must be taken out for cleaning and hygiene purposes. While a partial denture does not restore complete dental function, it has proven to be safe, effective and less costly than some other tooth replacement options.
A partial denture is a custom made prosthesis that is made to conform to the shape of your jaw. A dental impression is taken and used to create a custom fit to ensure comfort. The prosthesis is made to match the appearance of the remaining natural teeth for an attractive appearance. If you wear a partial denture, it is important to see Dr. Babaloui at least every six months for a dental check-up to make sure the partial is fitting properly and in good repair.
A dental bridge can be used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is made to look and function like a natural tooth, providing a stable, durable tooth replacement option. For more information on dental bridges, follow this link.
It is important to consult with Dr. Babaloui about all tooth replacement options before making a decision about tooth replacement.
Dental implants are the most effective form of tooth replacement available today. A dental implant replaces the entire tooth, including the root, providing the most stable, long lasting and permanent solution available for missing teeth. A dental implant is made from medical grade titanium, a metal that has a unique ability to integrate with human bone tissue very well. The implant is placed into the jaw in the area of the missing tooth or teeth. After a period of healing, the implant becomes very strong and solidin the jaw. At this point, a dental crown can be constructed and placed upon the implant. This type of missing tooth restoration is permanent, strong and aesthetically beautiful. A dental implant can be used just like a natural tooth, restoring dental function and providing the ability to eat, bite and chew any food you like. Advantages of dental implants include the fact that they are most often a permanent solution. In addition, an implant cannot decay and preserves the jaw bone very well, preventing recession of the jaw and changes in facial structure that can occur with tooth loss.