If you have ever lost or chipped a tooth, then you will know just how detrimental it can be both to your self-confidence and to the future of your overall dental health, especially if you choose to leave your teeth untreated.
Losing a tooth can happen for lots of different reasons from decay to gum disease and everything in between, but no matter how it happens, the most important thing is that you should be making an appointment to get it rectified as soon as you possibly can. A lost tooth left untreated can lead to other problems like gum disease and nerve damage, two things that you definitely don’t want to experience if you don’t have to.
Here is a brief rundown of some of the tooth replacement treatments provided by the Burbank Glendale Dental Group.
- A Dental Implant
A dental implant is probably the most common type of tooth replacement treatment carried out by the Burbank Glendale Dental Group. This is a procedure in which a replacement tooth root is placed and fused with the jawbone in the gap that is left behind after losing your tooth. This is the best kind of treatment when it is just a single tooth that is missing in the mouth, and the replacement both looks and feels very natural, with it being color matched to your existing set.
- A Fixed Bridge
The clue is in the name with this one. A fixed bridge implant works to bridge the gap between one or more teeth that are missing. This is a good solution for someone who has suffered an injury and lost multiple teeth, or perhaps has suffered from serious decay in one part of the mouth. It is worth noting that a fixed bridge tends to take up a number of appointments for things like fitting and sizing up before the final installation takes place.
- A Resin Retained Bridge
An improved alternative to a traditional fixed bridge, a resin retained bridge is a much less invasive option for missing teeth. It’s a good option for dealing with missing front teeth in particular, because that area of your mouth doesn’t tend to endure as much pressure as your chewing molars. It attaches to neighboring teeth but isn’t quite as durable as a fixed bridge.
- Complete Removable Denture
Depending on how many healthy teeth you are actually left with in your mouth, a removable complete denture might be the best course of action. This is a set of dentures that is molded specifically and precisely to your gums and mouth shape. They are designed to be worn throughout the day and then removed overnight.
If you are in a situation where you are in need of the assistance of the Burbank Glendale Dental Group, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Call us at (818) 960-7600 to find all of the information and details that you will need to make an appointment. We can guarantee that you will leave with a better smile than you came in with!