Healthy Mouth Tips

If you have lost one or several of your teeth, you may be looking for replacement options. The one thing that you do not want to do is ignore the situation. While you may think that tooth replacement is more of a cosmetic and aesthetic thing, it is not and it is recommended to maintain the alignment of your current teeth, prevent bone loss, and restore the function of your teeth.

While you may think, your teeth are just here to look nice, they help to keep your teeth aligned in your mouth. If you have any gaps between your teeth, you will experience a shift in their alignment and this will change the overall look and function of your teeth.
Below, we will explore some of the tooth replacement options available to you at Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry. If you are interested in any of the procedures, let Dr. Cho know and he will determine if you are a good candidate.

Dental Implants

One of the most commonly chosen tooth replacement options in the dental industry is the dental implant. This procedure takes place when a titanium rod is inserted surgically into your jawbone. The post will act as a tooth root and support the crown that is placed on top of the abutment. There must be sufficient jaw bone in your mouth for the post to be placed. If you do not have enough bone, you will either need to undergo another procedure or you will need to choose another tooth replacement option.

Pros:
• Stimulates the jaw bone to rebuild and remodel
• Functional, aesthetic, and reliable
• Decreased risk of gum disease when compared with a bridge
• Does not compromise the integrity of nearby teeth
Cons:
• More expensive
• Does require surgery to complete

Fixed Partial Denture

A fixed partial denture or a bridge is another option for tooth replacement. The bridge is used to provide you with teeth to fill in the gap that you have.
Pros:
• Less waiting time over implants
• Provides a normal function and aesthetic
• Less expensive
Cons:
• Tooth decay is possible
• Damage can be caused to nearby teeth
• Jawbone may dwindle away over time

Removable Partial Dentures

Removeable partial dentures or RPD is made from a plastic material that is placed on the gums and has a tooth anchored to it. There are metal clasps that hold it in place and they hook on nearby teeth.
Pros:
• Functional, look nice
• Most affordable
Cons:
• Comfort problems
• Jawbone may deteriorate
• Can develop gum disease
• May stop fitting properly
• Can cause loose teeth

Get a FREE Consultation Today

At Dr. Kenneth Cho Dentistry, we will provide you with a FREE tooth replacement consultation to determine which option is best for you. It is important that you speak with a trained La Habra dentist FIRST before you choose an option, as you may be better suited for one option over the other. Dr. Cho is prepared to work with you and help you choose the best tooth replacement treatm

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