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Replacing Lost Adult Teeth: A Guide

Posted on 2/6/2023 by Pacific Oral and Facial Surgery Center
Replacing Lost Adult Teeth: A GuideDid you know that nearly 40 million Americans have no teeth at all, and that 75% of adults have lost at least one tooth? There are several reasons adults lose teeth: accidents, illness, injury, gum disease or tooth decay. If you are one of those adults who have lost a tooth, there are solutions for your tooth loss issues. Here's a guide to replacing those teeth you've lost.

How Do I Replace A Tooth?

If you are missing a tooth, you have some options for replacing it. First, if you have lost a single tooth, you may want to opt for a dental implant. Dental implants consist of a prosthetic tooth with a titanium screw. This is a great way to replace a lost tooth because they look and act like your natural teeth.

What happens if you need to replace more than one tooth? You have several options. If you have lost a few teeth on one side, you may want to opt for a bridge. Bridges consist of prosthetic teeth that are anchored to your adjacent teeth- either permanently, or prosthetic teeth that are removable. Bridges restore the cosmetic appearance of your teeth and also allow you to eat, drink, sing or laugh without worrying about how your teeth look.

If you have lost more than a few teeth, you might want to consider partial dentures. Partial dentures consist of a removable acrylic plate and porcelain teeth. Dentures can also restore your ability to eat, talk and laugh. You can keep your adult teeth that you have remaining and get partial dentures. You can also opt for full dentures.

There are also implant options available, no matter how many teeth you have lost. You can have several teeth implanted at once, or an entire set of upper and lower teeth replaced as well. There are brand new procedures that make total implantation possible on four titanium screws.

You have a lot of options for new teeth. You only have to ask your dental practitioner which options are best for you.
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