A six-year-old with no front baby teeth is cute when they don’t have any front baby teeth. The problem is that when a person’s front tooth is missing, it does not look so cute. Individuals can lose their front teeth due to an accident, a fall, or an athletic injury. They can also lose their front teeth due to poor oral hygiene.
As a result, not only is the result aesthetically unappealing, but it can also lead to dental complications in the future due to the dental work being done. Various options are available for replacing teeth, but some are better suited for replacing the front teeth than others. The following section will provide you with five options for replacing front teeth that are offered by dental implants San Diego which are one of the most popular options for replacing front teeth.
1. A Tooth from the original
There is a possibility that your front tooth can be saved and reimplanted if it has just been knocked out and has just been knocked out. The dentist will need to see you as soon as possible, but you must get there immediately. As much as possible, keep the root of the tooth as far as possible away from the crown when handling the tooth by touching it only with a gentle hand.
There are two ways in which you can dispose of it: either you can rinse it carefully and let it soak in milk until you can get to the dentist, or you can keep it moist in milk until he can see you. Depending on how soon you see it, you may not need a replacement tooth if you have seen it within an hour.
2. Implants for the Teeth
A dental implant is the best option to replace anything other than the original tooth on the front of the mouth. A dental implant is a natural alternative to a bridge, and it is one of the most durable and comfortable ways to restore your smile because it replaces your entire tooth, root, and crown. A dental implant resembles your natural teeth in shape, appearance, and functionality, allowing you to eat the foods you desire and smile without self-consciousness about your smile. In addition, because the implant is surgically implanted into the jaw, bone deterioration cannot happen due to its placement in the jaw, so implants are the healthiest and most natural option available.
3. The Tooth-Supported Fixed bridge
Fixed bridges that are tooth-supported are constructed by fiddling down the teeth adjacent to the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth and fitting them with crowns to cover the gap. The bridge between the crowns and the prosthetic teeth (referred to as a “pontic”) is created by fusing a prosthetic tooth with the crown. Even though the tooth-supported fixed bridge looks and feels natural, it may cause bone deterioration down the road because it does not replace the tooth root. Even though it is a bit more expensive than implants, it is much more durable than dentures.
4. Bridges bonded with resin.
Two tiny resin wings are bonded to the pontic’s backside to support the pontic, just like a resin-bond bridge, except instead of crowns, this bridge uses two tiny resin wings. To hold the pontic in place, those wings adhere to adjacent teeth on the tongue. Because resin-bonded bridges are not strong enough to withstand the pressure of biting and chewing on the back teeth, they are almost exclusively used on the front teeth. Resin-bonded bridges are advantageous because they do not require filing down the adjacent teeth, although some hard foods can dislodge them.
5. Dentures with Removable Partials
It is possible to use a removable partial denture to replace two or more teeth, even though they are not adjacent. The removable partial denture comprises an artificial tooth or teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base. The denture is often provided with a metal framework to support the denture against the natural teeth when necessary. In my experience, it can be somewhat bulky, and it can take some getting used to, but it is the least expensive option for replacing a front tooth.
What is the cost of replacing a Front Tooth?
As for the cost of restoring your smile, depending on the type of front-tooth replacement you opt for, whether or not you need to have additional procedures done in addition to the replacement of the front tooth, and what type of insurance coverage you have, it will vary. It is imperative to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paulo Cortes as soon as possible to determine which tooth replacement option is best for you and how much it will cost. The sooner you replace your missing tooth, the more smiles you’ll be able to share with your friends and family.
We at San Diego Smile Center strive to deliver an outstanding level of service to each and every one of our patients, ensuring that they receive an enjoyable experience and leave with a bright, healthy smile. For an appointment to be scheduled, please contact us at (858) 566-0842 as soon as possible.