Losing your natural teeth is sad for many and calls for using false teeth, also known as dentures. Teeth loss is almost entirely preventable. But it is never too late to take action, no matter the circumstances or the root cause of tooth loss.
You might consider getting false teeth if you’ve noticed early signs of tooth loss. But, before you shop around for tooth replacements, you should know the various types available. And you’re in the right place!
Let’s take a closer look at all your options!
Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture (RPD) is a prosthesis that replaces one or more missing teeth. It attaches to the remaining teeth via clasps or other attachments. The procedure involves taking an impression of the teeth and gums, from which a model is made.
RPDs are usually built from metal and acrylic. They are removable, which makes them easy to clean.
The cost of an RPD depends on the number of missing teeth, materials used, and design complexity. The typical price tag for an RPD ranges from $1000 to $2000.
Fixed Partial Dentures
Fixed partial dentures are an excellent way to restore your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. They are made from porcelain or metal and attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps or screws.
The term “fixed” refers to the fact that the denture is not removable by the patient. An FPD can also be referred to as a “fixed bridge” or simply a “bridge.”
Although they are not as strong as your natural teeth, they are much better than having no teeth at all. They can also help to keep your remaining natural teeth healthy and strong.
Dental implants are metal posts surgically implanted into the jawbone to support fake teeth. Over time, the implant will fuse with the bone, giving the prosthetic a strong and stable base. It is the most natural-looking and durable option but is also the most expensive.
There are four dental implant healing stages. The first stage of dental implant healing is post-surgery. Next will be Soft Tissue Healing which typically lasts for two weeks.
The third stage is when the implants are adjusted and the bone heals. The fourth and final stage is maintenance, going regularly to the dentist for checkups.
Complete dentures are artificial replacements for natural teeth and jaws. They are used when all natural teeth have been lost or removed.
Acrylic or metal are used to create complete dentures. They are designed to rest over the gums while giving the cheeks and lips a much-needed structure. The cost of full dentures typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000.
The process involves tooth extraction, gum healing, and fitting. It takes several visits to the dentist and a period of adjustment once they are first placed. If everything looks good, you’ll be able to take your dentures home with you.
False Teeth: What’s Best for You?
We all hate to think about losing our natural teeth, but the reality is that losing teeth is normal. So, what is the best false teeth for you?
Well, it will always depend on your individual needs, budget, and preferences. Be sure to consult with your dentist before making a decision. It won’t be long before your smile is as stunning as ever!
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