How to Fix Missing Teeth
Our patients have several options for fixing missing teeth. The treatment depends on how many teeth are missing. We have permanent solutions regardless of whether you are missing just one tooth or several in a row.
Here are our most popular treatment options for fixing missing teeth:
A dental bridge is a device that can eliminate the gap or gaps caused by one or more missing teeth. It is quite literally a bridge between two natural teeth crossing over a large gap. A dental bridge is made up of several parts, not unlike a real bridge. On each side of the bridge are two teeth that act as anchors, called abutment teeth. To bridge the gap in the middle, there would be false teeth called pontics. Pontics are made from a synthetic material such as porcelain or a metal such as gold. There are several materials patients can choose from. The structure of the dental bridge will be held up by two teeth, either natural or prosthetic supported by implants.
Dental bridges are can be used to fix multiple teeth missing in a row. Bridges are also a more permanent solution compared to dentures. Dental bridges can restore your smile in the most natural way possible. These devices can also return the ability to speak and chew as normal. Replacing missing teeth with a bridge restores the natural bite so the other teeth in the mouth won’t get worn out rapidly. Dental bridges are also a recommended solution for maintaining the shape of a face. Missing teeth can cause the cheeks or the jaw to slack, an unsightly condition that dental bridges can fix. If remaining teeth are becoming misaligned due to missing teeth, a dental bridge will quickly solve that problem as well.
There are several types of dental bridges available to patients. The main types are traditional, Cantilever and Maryland bonded (also known as resin bonded) dental bridges. Traditional dental bridges are the most commonly used type. These bridges create a dental crown for the anchoring teeth and place a single pontic to replace the missing tooth. Traditional dental bridges are made mainly of metals, ceramics, or fused porcelain.
Cantilever bridges are not commonly used and are only suitable if there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the gap created by the missing teeth. Cantilever bridges are only used if absolutely necessary. These types of bridges are also used almost exclusively for fixing missing teeth in the front of the mouth. These bridges cannot withstand the bite force of the back teeth and easily get damaged when used to replace missing back molars.
Maryland bonded bridges are bonded to existing teeth using wings on one side of the bridge. The bonded anchor is made from either metal or prosthetic teeth. The bridge has a framework to support the gums or false teeth. Maryland bonded dental bridges are almost exclusively made using porcelain materials.
At Premium Dental Turkey, a dental specialist will discuss what type of dental bridges are best for your condition. We will design the dental bridges to look as natural as possible in your mouth. To an outsider, the bridge would look like natural crowns of teeth. We can also fast-track the process by completing the application of the bridge with at least two visits to the clinic. Preparing your bespoke dental bridge would require some time. In the meantime, you will be provided with a temporary dental bridge as a solution.
Dental implants are a highly popular permanent solution for fixing missing teeth and tooth gaps. Implants can also eliminate the need to use uncomfortable and unsightly dentures. A dental implant is a long-lasting solution. It can restore your smile and restore the functionality lost due to missing a tooth. A single dental implant replaces a single missing tooth. Implants are accompanied by dental crowns, which effectively replace a missing tooth with a prosthetic tooth that looks and functions the same.
A dental implant looks like a small screw. An implant is made from a metal, typically titanium because of its durability and sturdiness. These screw-like devices are surgically placed in the mouth. It’s important to understand that you will have to undergo dental surgery to get implants. Then, patients are recommended to allow one to three months for the wounds to heal before the crowns are affixed.
Dental implants can be surgically placed in either the upper or lower jaw. Once placed, an implant acts as a synthetic root of a tooth or an anchor for synthetic teeth. The process of getting a dental implant starts with the surgical insertion of the dental implant into the jawbone. During the healing process, the jaw bone naturally grows around the new implant, thus fusing the implant to the jaw, much like the root of an actual tooth. It takes several months for the implant to integrate with the jawbone fully. It’s important to allow for complete healing before replacement teeth are placed.
As you heal, our clinic will prepare the dental crowns for the implants. These crowns will be shaped just like natural teeth and shaded to blend in naturally with the remaining surrounding natural teeth. Dental crowns can be made using different types of material as well, which you can discuss with the dentist. The crown will be fixed to the implant with an abutment, which we will also prepare.
Our implant procedures can replace up to 28 missing teeth, 14 on each jaw. We will first do an assessment to make sure you are in a condition to undergo surgery. We allow patients to complete the implant surgery with only two visits. However, we recommend at least a 3-month waiting period to allow for healing.
Our patients benefit from highly skilled dental surgeons and the latest available technology when undergoing dental implant surgery. We also only use the highest quality material for dental implants, crowns, and abutments. You can obtain the top dental implant brands at Premium Dental Clinic, such as Straumann and Nobel Biocare. In Turkey, foreign patients can obtain branded implants at lower rates due to cheaper local costs and the currency exchange advantage.
We guarantee long-lasting results with our dental implants to replace missing teeth and you can finally say goodbye to your dentures.
All-on-4 is a branded treatment from Nobel Biocare for fixing missing teeth that are recommended if a tooth is completely missing or doesn’t have a healthy root. We recommend All-on-4 treatments for full mouth restorations with minimal surgical intervention.
All-on-4 is a unique type of dental implant procedure that can support multiple missing teeth with only four implants on either the upper or lower jaw. If you have multiple teeth missing in a row, All-on-4 treatments are highly recommended over dental bridges or dental implants. All-on-4 eliminates the need to surgically insert multiple implants. With just four implants, this procedure can restore the aesthetics and functionality of full arch of teeth.
You will have to sit for only placing four dental implants. The implants will be placed in areas where the bone density is highest so the risk of bone loss is minimal. Once the implants heal, we will place dental crowns and abutments to create an anchoring structure to support multiple prosthetic teeth. The healing time for All-on-4 is minimal. Unlike with implants, the prosthetic arch of teeth can be placed a day after surgery.
There are four main benefits of All-on-4 treatments: complete arch restoration, fast implanting process, and a completely graft-less procedure that will prevent jawbone loss caused by missing teeth. All-on-4 treatment is highly beneficial, especially for older patients. However, because this is a branded procedure, the prices of All-on-4 can be extremely costly in many countries.
At Premium Dental Turkey, we offer one of the cheapest high-quality All-on-4 treatments in the world. You will obtain the same Nobel Biocare All-on-4 as you get in other countries like the US, UK, Germany, or Australia. But our costs are kept to a minimum thanks to low operating costs in Turkey. We also minimize the number of clinical visits so you can benefit from a high-quality procedure without an inflated dentist bill.
To find out which of the above treatments are best for fixing your missing teeth, you can come in for a free consultation at our clinic. Call us or submit the online form to get a free quote for each procedure to compare prices with dental clinics in your country.
Premium Dental Turkey Medical Reference | Written by Dr. Dt. Selhan Kaya on 2018-03-24 10:18:01