Teeth Replacement Options in Reading, MA
There are few things worse than wanting to eat one of your favorite foods and not being able to. But this is a reality for many people with missing teeth. Even just one missing tooth can affect your chewing power and limit your food choices. This isn’t just a matter of being able to eat what you like; missing teeth also affect your ability to eat what you need. Many healthy foods, full of fiber and protein, require some vigorous chewing. So when your ability to chew is compromised by missing teeth, you are more likely to choose softer foods that are easier to chew and lacking in nutrients.
Missing teeth are not a fact of life you simply have to get used to. They are a problem with a solution, and that solution comes in the form of teeth replacement from Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi at First Dental Associates. Dr. Sadeghi and her experienced staff offer a variety of teeth replacement solutions right here in Reading. So you don’t have to endure the frustrations of weak chewing power any longer. First Dental Associates can provide the teeth replacement procedure that will have you eating what you want in no time.
If you are missing a single tooth, or a few teeth in a series, then a dental bridge could be just the thing to restore your chewing power. This dental procedure requires a healthy tooth on each side of the gap created by your missing tooth or teeth. These teeth will act as anchors for your dental bridge, which is one or more dental crowns attached to these anchors, or abutment teeth. Your natural teeth will have to be reduced in size in order to accommodate the anchoring crowns.
For the most part, you will care for your bridge just like you do your natural teeth. You will, however, need to be sure to floss thoroughly around your abutment teeth, since the integrity of your dental bridge depends on the health of those teeth. You will also need to avoid biting down on hard foods, like ice or candy, as this could damage your crown, thus shortening the life of your dental bridge.
Dentures are the most common, and most well known, form of teeth replacement. Partial dentures, as the name implies, replace a series of missing teeth. And full dentures replace a complete arch of missing teeth.
Because dentures are fully removable, they are easy to clean, but you will need to make sure you keep your mouth and gums clean. You will also have to be careful about what you eat. Dentures are held in place by suction and dental adhesive, so hot liquids and sticky foods can make them come loose. This is not necessarily a serious oral health issue, but it could lead to some embarrassing moments when dining in public.
Dental implants are the teeth replacement solution that most closely simulates your natural teeth. They not only replace the tooth above the gumline, but they also replace the root. This is what sets dental implants apart from all other forms of teeth replacement.
Since your implant restoration has the support of a synthetic root, you will have very little, if any, restrictions on food. And cleaning your implant restoration is exactly the same as cleaning your natural teeth. In fact, a dental implant restoration from First Dental Associates gives you the look, feel, and functionality of a natural tooth. So no one, including yourself, will be able to tell the difference.
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