For kids, losing teeth is highly desired as a rite of passage. However, for adults, broken teeth, missing teeth, missing or receding gum tissue and any other dental abnormality or damage is usually a cause of emotional distress, embarrassment, fear and discomfort.
It is during such times that a professional dentist like Dr. Gabe Doria becomes the best bet. Dr. Gabe regularly replaces and repairs missing teeth at his dental practice in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County. Due to his vast experience, replacing a lost tooth or gum tissue is usually a stress-free and straightforward practice. He has been handling cosmetic dentistry issues for many years. He has years of delicate experience in treating a wide range of dental problems. Dr. Gabe’s conveniently located dentist office in Bayonne can help you fix your cosmetic dentist issues.
How Lost Gum Tissue and Teeth can be replaced
Missing and lost teeth are repaired and replaced using different methodologies.
They are as follows:
These are false teeth that are fitted on the top of titanium implants. The implants are fixed into the jawbone directly. Once fixed on the jawbone, an implant fuses to titanium after some time. Bridges or dentures are clipped or screwed onto the dental implants. When successfully supported by implants, bridges and dentures become very secure. With proper care, dental implants last for a very long time. However, to have implants your gums should be healthy. Implants may not be recommended for smokers because smoking tends to affect this treatment. Nevertheless, a professional dentist like Dr. Gabe Doria will tell you whether this treatment is the best option for you.
Dentures are also false teeth. They are in form of a removable metal or plastic framework that is responsible for carrying the false teeth. Upper dentures can cover the palate or mouth roof. Suction is created by saliva even in a thin layer between the denture and palate. This keeps a denture strongly held in position. The tongue and facial muscles also keep upper dentures in place. Lower dentures are not easy to keep in their place. This is because the gums provide less support. Balancing dentures against the tongue and cheeks is not easy. Nevertheless, this improves over time as the patient gets used to having them. Although most people do not need fixative, others use it because it helps with confidence before they get used to new dentures.
These are false teeth that are fitted at the top of natural teeth that are adjacent to each other. Usually, a dentist recommended bridges when a patient has one or even two missing teeth and an implant is not suitable for them. Bridges are made of two crowns that are placed on the natural teeth on the sides of the space and a false tooth is placed between them. This way, the false tooth is usually held in place by the natural teeth on both sides. Bridges have many designs. Before you have bridges, Dr. Gabe Doria will discuss the available options with you so that you can choose the most appropriate one. Usually, this depends on several factors including where the missing tooth is located, condition of the gums, teeth and mouth. The bridge will be cemented in place to prevent it from coming off while brushing.
A lost gum tissue is usually restored or replaced using tissue grafts. The used tissue grafts are usually soft. During the procedure, small gum tissue pieces are removed surgically from one part of the mouth of the patient and implanted on the affected area.
Sometimes, poor oral health, disease or dental deformities cause gum loss. Replacement of the lost gum tissue and missing teeth enables individuals to makeover their smiles and also regain the natural function and form of the jaw and mouth.
Dr. Gabe Doria is a renowned expert with vast experience in implementing different dental solutions that are aimed at restoring the mouth and face to their natural form and shape. If you have a missing tooth or lost gum, visit him at his dental practice in Bayonne, New Jersey in Hudson County for examination and treatment.
Contact us now to schedule your dental visit or consultation with Dr. Gabe Doria!