Individuals often experience tooth loss problems due to tooth decay, gum disease or trauma. 74% of British adults are currently missing at least one tooth, and 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to data from the American College of Prosthodontics. If one or more of your teeth is missing, it can affect your future oral health. Dentists at our Dental Center in Turkey will tell you that replacing a missing tooth or teeth is very important for the following reasons:
1-To Improve Visual Aesthetics
When the missing tooth is in the aesthetic region, we lose our confidence in our smile. So the importance of replacing missing teeth this can have a serious impact on our personal and professional lives, as we may avoid smiling in public altogether.
2-Speaking – Chewing Problems
Beyond your smile, the other functions of your teeth are to bite, masticate which involves the cutting, mixing, and grinding food, as well as to help you speak. However, for these functions to work properly, the teeth must be healthy and present. When teeth are missing, it negatively affects your ability to masticate and chew certain foods that are hard. In addition to that, the diastema (gap between your teeth) may even change the way air flows while speaking and can modify the way you speak. Teeth movement can also change the way you speak and lead to permanent speech impairment. By replacing missing teeth, you will be able to carry out the essential functions of your teeth.
3-To Prevent Bone Loss
The jawbone maintains its strength and stability through the constant stimulation of a tooth. After tooth loss, the jawbone is no longer stimulated by chewing force. The volume of the unstimulated jawbone decreases over time. This is known as resorption and begins within six months of losing a tooth. Bone loss that occurs over time as a result of losing more than one tooth can cause the shape of your face to change completely. Only dental implants can prevent bone loss by maintaining bone stimulation.
4-Your Teeth Become Misaligned
When you lose a tooth, you have a gap in its place, and the adjacent teeth shift to fill the missing space naturally. For example, when a tooth in the lower arch is lost, the adjacent teeth tip over into the cavity, while the tooth in the upper arch extends into the cavity. This can cause undesirable changes in your bite. Having an irregular bite causes a number of problems that affect the teeth and jaw. Replacing missing teeth eliminates the gap and prevents teeth from slipping, so the bite remains the same as it was before the tooth was lost.
In addition, the increased load on neighboring teeth also increases the risk of developing diseases in neighboring teeth and gums.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a localized pain disorder impacting the jaw muscles and nerves. The loss of a tooth and failure to replace it can lead to TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder causes many symptoms. It can make it difficult to open and close your mouth, result in bruxism, and a range of other problem.
How Can I Replace Missing Teeth?
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implant Treatment
Dental implant treatment is the most preferred procedure to fill the missing place in the most natural way in case of tooth loss. With this application, one or more losses can be replaced.
For the procedure, an implant screw made of titanium alloy, known as tissue-friendly, is inserted into the cavity in the section where the tooth cavity is located. A prosthesis with the same structure as the missing tooth is placed on the screw, giving a natural tooth appearance.
In this way, each of the functions such as fluent speech, comfortable smile, chewing or tearing food – depending on the lost tooth – is regained to the individual.
However, there is an important point to know about dental implant treatment. In order for the treatment to be carried out, interdental gap and bone volume must still be standing after tooth loss.
After tooth loss, the cavity closes over time and the region becomes a flat palate. In the course of time, the bone volume and level recede. In this case, the space required to place the titanium screw is lost. In order to avoid this situation, individuals should decide whether they want to have dental implants as soon as possible after experiencing tooth loss. If there is not enough bone level and volume for implant treatment, bone can be created in the area with the help of bone grafts using advanced surgical techniques. Split osteotomy, open and closed sinus lifting are some of these techniques.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Bridge Treatment
Dental bridge treatment is a more economical treatment option for tooth loss compared to implants. For this application, healthy teeth on the right and left of the lost tooth are needed. The teeth on the sides are reduced a little to make a coating on them.
In the middle of both veneers, there is a dental prosthesis to replace the missing tooth. Veneers adhered to natural teeth ensure that the prosthetic tooth remains stable in the mouth.
Porcelain material is generally preferred for its natural appearance.
Implant Supported Dental Bridge
During the application, dental implants are used instead of natural teeth. The missing teeth are implanted and a bridge is placed in the middle of the implants. If it is not possible to make dental implants for every missing tooth, it is also possible to prefer such an application. Compared to other bridge types, this method is the most robust.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Turkey – How much is the procedure?
You can have your missing teeth treated quickly in our dental clinic in Turkey. Transaction prices are reduced by almost half compared to many other countries.
It is also possible for you to receive additional services during your treatment, such as accommodation, airport pick-up and transfer to your hotel by VIP vehicle.
In this way, all the necessary procedures for you are taken care of by our clinic in advance. All you have to do is come here, get your treatment and travel Turkey by extending your vacation as long as you want.
To learn more about the options to replace missing teeth, or to have a comprehensive evaluation of the health of your mouth, Contact our team at Dental Excellence today!