Replacement of Missing Teeth can be done in the following ways
These are tooth replacements taking support from the adjoining natural teeth to replace missing tooth/teeth. The adjoining teeth should be healthy and have a good gum and root support. The fixed bridges are cemented to the tooth and cannot be removed by the patient. There are various types of materials that can be used to make bridges/crowns like ceramic, non-precious metal, precious metal, acrylic, newer composites.
Metal Ceramic Crown
All Ceramic Crown
Post Operative with All Ceramic Crown
These are titanium tooth supports, which are surgically fixed into the jaw to replace missing teeth. Once embedded into the bone, they serve as supports to the crown and bridge.
This procedure is the best alternative for patients not comfortable with conventional dentures but have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. The advantage of this system is that it does not require reduction of any natural adjacent teeth.
A denture is a set of removable artificial teeth that rests directly on the gums and may sometimes use support of implants. These may be used to replace one or all missing natural teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is nothing but a screw made from titanium and placed within the jaw and function as a tooth root. Basically, it is surgically fixed into the jaw to replace missing teeth. As the screw embedded into the bone it acts as a support to the crown and bridge.