People may lose one or more upper teeth for many reasons. Because your upper teeth are more visible when you speak or smile, losing these teeth can have a significant impact on your self-esteem. Treatment options can give you natural-looking, functional replacement teeth. Your Faces Fort Worth team will help you understand your options and which ones may work best for you.
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Treatment Options for Missing Upper Teeth
If you are missing teeth, you have several treatment options. Each method has advantages and disadvantages, so we will help you choose one that suits your needs and lifestyle.
A full or partial denture is a set of replacement teeth that take the place of missing ones. Dentures are removable, and dental insurance or other health care plans often cover costs. A full set of dentures usually adheres to the gums with an adhesive, while a partial set can be anchored to the remaining teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement process. This multi-step procedure places anchors for the teeth into the jawbone. These implants will hold crowns that look and function like your natural teeth. They do not need any special cleaning or maintenance beyond your usual oral health care.
Which Tooth Replacement Option is Best for Me?
Only a consultation and examination can determine the best options for you. Replacing your missing teeth should allow you to enjoy the foods you prefer and feel more confident about your smile.
One factor to consider is the short-term and long-term cost of the procedure. Dentures may be covered, and out-of-pocket costs are more affordable than tooth implants. Dental implants can be expensive, especially if you choose to replace more than a few teeth. However, you will not have the expense of replacing them regularly.
Another factor to consider is convenience. Dental implants are maintained just like your natural teeth, while dentures must be removed and cleaned. Implants also stay in place without adhesives and will not encounter issues like slipping out of place.
Another factor is the procedure itself. To make your dentures, your provider takes a mold of your mouth and sends it to be made into dentures. Dental implants are a multi-step process with healing time between each step. Only you can decide which one is a better option for your needs.
Am I a Good Candidate for Tooth Replacement?
If you have missing teeth, you are most likely a good candidate for tooth replacement. You may not be a good candidate for all treatment options, but we will help you find the best one for you. Dentures are a non-invasive option appropriate for almost anyone, while dental implants are more invasive and expensive but also more convenient in many ways.
Take the Next Step
If you have further questions about missing teeth, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.