Teeth are an important part of our overall health. They help us chew and digest our food and also play a vital role when we talk. If a tooth is missing, it can impact our quality of life. Patients may have trouble chewing, speaking, or smiling. They can also feel self-conscious about their smile. The teeth near the missing tooth may shift out of place, affecting the other teeth. In some cases, lost teeth can cause irritation when a patient chews, which can lead to certain types of headaches and migraines. It can also affect the jawbone, causing bone loss and changes in the facial structure.
Lost teeth can cause all sorts of discomfort. Replacing lost teeth can put an end to this discomfort. There are a number of solutions to resolve your problem. Here are the most common ones:
Dental implants are a common method of replacing missing teeth. The implants consist of a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone. An abutment and dental crown are then placed on the implant to complete the restoration. Dental implants are durable, stable, and look like your natural teeth.
A dental bridge is a common way to replace missing teeth. Your existing teeth are used to literally “bridge” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges are made from gold, metal, alloys, or porcelain to ensure that they are strong and durable.
Dentures are a removable tooth replacement option. Dentures are a set of false teeth that replace missing teeth. Dentures can either be complete or partial and are made to fit your mouth. Complete dentures are used when patients are missing all their teeth. Partial dentures are used when patients are missing some teeth. Partial dentures are removable and may attach to metal or acrylic bases.
Dental crowns are a restorative procedure for patients who have lost teeth or suffer from tooth decay. A crown can repair and protect a damaged tooth.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over a damaged tooth. The crown will strengthen the tooth, improve its appearance, and protect it from further damage. After a crown is placed, patients will be able to chew, talk, and smile with ease.
To learn more about ways to restore your smile, contact Korte Family Dentistry at (402) 489-3115 or visit us at 3901 Normal Blvd STE 202, Lincoln, NE 68506. We will be happy to guide you further.