Fixing The Front Teeth
One dental issue people do not joke about is the care for our front teeth. This is because the front teeth are what people first notice about us when we talk or smile.
We often receive patients in the Dentakay dental clinic who are anxious to fix their front teeth. Many are particular about looks and aesthetics; however, they do not know what is involved in the process.
This article will discuss the methods involved in fixing the front teeth and their importance which will help you decide.
What Are The Cause Of Front Teeth Damage and Loss
We have different reasons why our front teeth tend to wear and tear. Some of these are explained below;
Our teeth often wear out because of accidents and some types of injury.
- Gum Diseases like Periodontitis
Periodontitis is a common gum disease that can cause your gum to tear and bones to wear. Your teeth could even fall out.
- Tooth Decay
Our tooth decay is sometimes due to dental diseases or inadequate mouth care.
How To Fix Our Front Teeth.
There are several ways to fix our front teeth. Some of it will be explained below;
Dental bonding is an affordable method of fixing front teeth. It is a straightforward procedure that is advisable to correct a small crack in the tooth that might have been caused by a minor accident.
Bonding is a practical solution for fixing the front teeth and is required where less effort is needed, but if the damage is obvious, bonding might not be advisable. Aesthetics are not needed because bonding is performed on an outpatient basis.
Dental crowns are usually used to fix front teeth that have been missing or removed due to decay. Dental crowns are not used alone. They are mostly used with dental implants like single crowns and multiple crowns for dental restoration.
Dental crowns are important because they are made specifically for the mouth. They are made by making a shaped form like the tooth. It is also unique because it has a natural look, like natural teeth, especially when porcelain is used to produce it.
After fixing the dental crown, it doesn't only give you an elegant smile, but it also functions well.
A porcelain veneer is the best option if you desire a beautiful smile. Just like the dental crown, porcelain has to be fabricated in a dental laboratory to give it a natural outcome.
A porcelain veneer is the best for fixing front teeth because of its high quality. The dentist works directly with the patient to give accurate size, shape, and colour to give you a beautiful smile and appearance. With the necessary care, porcelain veneers last for ten years or more.
Porcelain veneers are effective in fixing teeth that have fractures, stains, gaps, cracks, etc. It gives the best-restoring smiles.
A dental implant is an extensive procedure that can be used in fixing front teeth. Dental implants are metal fixtures glued to your jawbone below the gums.
These metal implants are fixed to your bones through osseointegration. This provides you with stable support while eating and talking.
The healing process takes at least 6-12 weeks. Your dentist will now place your implant on a metal post, unto which they will position your tooth replacement.
The bridge has two crowns, one on end, and we have the pontics that rest on your gum where you had a tooth loss. The crowns at the end of the fuse to existing teeth(which needs to be filled very well by the dentist).
How Long Does It Take To Fix A Tooth?
The procedure takes at least 30-60 min per tooth to fix a tooth. And it can be completed with just one visit to the dental clinic.
How Much Does It Cost To Fix The Front Tooth?
Bonding the tooth anywhere ranges from $100 to $1000. The cost might depend on the efforts needed to fix their teeth.
A filling anywhere might cost $90 to $500, as well as a dental veneer which might cost $500 to $1500.
What Are the Pros and Cons of Fixing The Front Teeth
Like every other thing, fixing the front teeth has both pros and cons.
- To give us the beautiful smile that we crave.
- To discourage low self-esteem that might tend to build up as a result of a bad front tooth.
- It helps to improve nutrition. There is a tendency not to eat well because of a missing tooth which can cause some nutritional deficiencies like mouth soreness, fatigue, dry skin, etc.
- It prevents jaw bone loss.
- It helps to prevent the teeth from shifting.
- It can be expensive to afford.
- It might take some time to heal.
- Dental implant surgery is required.
How To Take Care Of Your Front Teeth.
Fixing the front teeth is nice; however, to maintain the perfect and aesthetic smile, y
- Brush twice daily for 2 minutes.
- Don't overbrush.
- Stay away from sugary foods and drinks.
- Eat foods that protect the enamel.
- Avoid grinding your teeth.
- Regular check is necessary.
The key benefit of replacing your natural teeth is restoring quality of life. You can smile, talk, eat and speak as you wish.
There are some drawbacks, which is why deciding how to change your teeth is very important. It is preferable to choose the best options and most especially discussed and chosen by your dentist.
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