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Whether you have had missing teeth for a while, a gap in your smile, or about to have a tooth extracted, you now have options to consider.

Dental implants are worth the investment.

The best option you have as a long term, natural and fully functioning solution is dental implants in Mississauga. They fuse in with your jawbone, and are sculpted and coloured to look like your natural teeth. They are more costly upfront, but considering you have them for decades, dental implants are worth the investment.

The disadvantages of the dental implant can be due to higher upfront cost, longer healing time, due to technicalities like jaw bone loss or facial structure.

The failure rate of dental implants is also about 5%.

Finally, if you just have a preference not to have teeth implants, then here are other tooth replacement options to consider as a substitute for dental implants:

7 Best Alternatives to Dental Implants

Dentures

Dentures have been around for a long time as removable sets of teeth. They offer the least expensive option. They can be natural looking and comfortable but in some cases, you have to restrict the foods you eat such as gum or steak. Also, dentures do not prevent jaw bone loss due to missing teeth. Ill fitting dentures is one of the biggest complaints about them. They come in two types: partial or full. https://www.peeldentist.com/posts/how-much-does-a-tooth-implant-cost-in-ontario/

  • Partial Dentures: This is an option for you if you only have a few missing teeth. They have a gum coloured base with the replacement tooth on top and attach to your supporting teeth. In some cases, you will need to replace your supporting teeth with crowns to ensure proper support for the denture.
  • Full Dentures: If you have lost many or all teeth due to decay, infection, pain or anything else, you can get a full set of dentures. The full upper and lower denture forms a seal with the bone ridge, roof of your mouth (palate) and gums. The full lower set can be held in place with dental implants that act as anchors.

Dental Bridges

Like how a car bridge works, a tooth bridge works in a similar way, it bridges the gap. When you have one or more missing teeth, dental bridge is placed between your supporting teeth. The supporting teeth on either end will be replaced by crowns allowing the replacement tooth to fit across the gap. However, contrary to how you might think, dental bridges are fully fixed and won’t slip out or come loose.

Is it better to get a bridge or implant?

They look natural and can be easily cleaned. You can speak and eat without problems. The condition for the tooth bridge is that your adjacent teeth need to be healthy and strong to act as supports.

Of course, this question can be asked if you have a tooth extraction scheduled. You will want to fill in the missing gap as soon as possible. https://www.peeldentist.com/posts/how-soon-after-tooth-extraction-can-i-get-a-dental-implant/

 

Flipper

The funny name gives away how it works in your mouth! It is a natural looking, temporary partial denture that just attaches into the space with your missing tooth. It depends on the palate of the mouth or suction to the roof. It’s easy to wear and less expensive however, it’s not a permanent solution as it can come loose.

 

Resin-Bonded Bridge

A resin-bonded bridge is very similar to a regular bridge in that it has natural looking teeth. Those replacement teeth that span the gap where your missing teeth were are held in your mouth by resin rather than anchored by supporting teeth like the regular bridge.

It is not a permanent solution as the resin and bridge can be removed.

Implant Supported Bridge

Instead of being anchored by crown supporting teeth or resin bonding, implant supported bridges are anchored in your mouth by implants in your jaw bone. They too offer natural looking and permanent teeth like other bridges however; this is a more expensive but permanent solution. Having the implants in your jaw helps with long term oral function and prevents bone loss only in the area where the implants are.

 

All on 4

All on 4 is a full arch restoration similar to implant supported bridge, and similar to a denture, however, the solution it provides has a bit of both in it. Four implants are used to support a full arch however they are implant supported dentures. In effect, you get a full, natural looking prostheses that is supported by four dental implants. In most cases, this treatment can be done in a day!

 

All on 6

All on 6 is similar to All on 4 except it uses 6 implants instead of 4. The reason you would need two extra dental implants as support is if your jaw bone isn’t as strong to support just four. Having an extra 2 teeth implants provides the additional structural support needed.

All you have to do is schedule an appointment or a consultation and you can discuss your options with the dental team.