Options for Tooth Replacements Part OneMarch 24, 2015
Intravenous Sedation DentistryApril 7, 2015
In order to use one of the options for tooth replacements, a person needs to get over a few obstacles. They need to know what their choices are, how much they cost and most importantly, what is involved in the procedure. Many people are afraid of going to the dentist. Much of that fear is because they do not understand what the dentist is going to do. It is something that can be overcome if a person takes the time to learn about the different types of tooth replacement.
How Does Tooth Replacement Work
The amount of time that the different procedures for tooth replacement take, the complexity of what has to be done and the pain that may or may not be involved are all things that have to be considered to make the best choice for an individual.
- Dentures – Dentures have been used for centuries to replace a few teeth or to replace all of the teeth of the individual. Getting dentures is a fairly easy process. The only pain that is involved will come if the dentist has to remove any teeth that would be in the way or are diseased. In order to make the dentures, the dentist will make a mold of the missing teeth and gums and the dentures will be made from that mold. The amount of time that it takes to make the actual dentures depends on the dentist and the manufacturer but it normally takes about a week.
- Implants – Implants are a much more involved procedure. Any parts of a tooth that is being replaced will have to be removed. If the bone is also compromised, it will have to be rebuilt to accept the implant. In order to put the post in that will hold the tooth, the bone will have to be drilled out. Once the post is put into place, the bone will have to heal around the implant. That can take 6 weeks or more. During that time, the risk of infection has to be considered. It is a procedure that not everyone is willing to go through.
It is easy to read about the different options, but it is better to talk to someone to find out everything that is involved in tooth replacements.
Find out more about tooth replacements by contacting Dr. Levy and making an appointment today.
Options for Tooth Replacements Part One