Often, due to a lack of awareness, many people have tended to opt for extraction of even minimally carious teeth on having even a small amount of pain in the previous years.
Thankfully social media and dentists have taken care of the lack of awareness. New techniques and materials have been invented to save even a grossly decayed tooth (definitely causing more expense to the patient). It’s completely wrong if I state that many years ago people extracted their teeth and did not replace them. Some crude metal screws were seen inserted in the jaws of mummified human skulls. So futuristic replacement methods were applied in the previous years (maybe with less expense for the patients!)
WHAT KIND OF TEETH ARE ADVISED FOR extraction?
- Highly carious with tooth structure
- Massive infection below the root apex
- periodontally compromised teeth
- Gum recession
- Fractured tooth
- Mobile teeth
Why should I replace my teeth?
There is a cascade of issues following tooth extraction and negligence to replace the same.
NOTE: To maintain the bone density and height and width of the alveolar bone (the bone in which the teeth are placed) teeth are necessary to be present in its socket. Well, you can say it acts as a stimulus for the bone. The absence of teeth in the alveolar bone causes the bone to resorb. This makes it difficult for your dentist to replace your teeth. Also, the adjacent teeth tend to migrate and occupy the empty edentulous space causing the risk of caries formation in these teeth as well.
FACT: The absence of teeth for a long period of time increases the rate of bone resorption. Every year 4mm of bone height is reduced in edentulous areas.
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How can I replace my teeth?
- Removable prosthesis: These prostheses can be removed when the patient wants them. As per the fact previously stated, a removable prosthesis does not act as a stimulus for the underlying bone. In fact, it further increases the rate of bone resorption. Removable prostheses are a good choice for temporary purposes.
- Fixed prosthesis: There are two types of fixed prostheses. One is a tooth-supported bridge, in which the adjacent teeth are used as a support to replace the missing teeth. A disadvantage of this prosthesis is that the adjacent teeth have to be reduced all dimensionally thus removing the enamel layer and some of the dentine layer. Thus decreasing the life of these teeth. IMPLANTS are another kind of fixed prosthesis which are inserted in the jaw bone. No need to touch the adjacent teeth. dental Implants simulate the root portion of your teeth thus acting as a stimulus for the underlying bone. this is the only prosthesis that does not affect the resorption rate of bone.
So yes REPLACEMENT of your missing teeth is of prime importance both for your underlying bone and for adjacent teeth.
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