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3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Dentalgist: 11:21am On Aug 13
Why replace missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is important. Besides helping you to chew and speak clearly, teeth serve as placeholders. When one or more of those placeholders are missing, the surrounding teeth start to move. Eventually, you wind up with bite problems because your teeth no longer line up correctly.

Also, the gum tissue and bone beneath the gaps left by missing teeth will start to deteriorate, making the surrounding teeth weaker. This weakening can eventually lead to further tooth loss. Really, every tooth counts!

Options for single or multiple missing teeth
The best option for replacing your missing teeth depends on your budget, oral health, and personal choice. Depending on your circumstances, your dentist will likely recommend one of these three primary options to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth:

1. Implants: An artificial replacement root is placed in the jaw bone and capped with a porcelain crown.



2. Fixed bridges: A row of artificial teeth are held in place utilizing bonding or cementing to surrounding teeth.



3. Dentures: An entire arch of teeth, upper or lower, are replaced with a prosthetic embedded with replacement teeth.


Each of these options involves a very different dental process, treatment time, and cost. They are all designed to provide lasting, natural-looking results.

Implants

Advantages: Implants provide one of the best options for restoring functionality comfort, and aesthetics. Surrounding teeth are not altered during implant placement, so there is no need to damage any healthy teeth. Also, implants are known for outstanding durability, even lasting decades.

One critical advantage is that they help to prevent bone loss because they use a root replacement. Some dentists have the ability to create and place dental implants in a single visit to their office! Ask your dentist about this option.

Fixed bridges

Advantages: Dental implants require healthy and adequate bone tissue, so they are not right for everyone. A fixed bridge is another option, looking and functioning like natural teeth. Since the bridge is set permanently in place, it doesn’t need removing for cleaning, and you don’t need to worry about “slippage.” Also, if budget is a consideration, a fixed bridge costs less than dental Implants.

Dentures

Advantages: When all of the upper or lower teeth need replacing, dentures are certainly the least expensive option. They are removable for brushing and cleaning, and for repairs. Dentures made with modern materials look very natural and function just like your own teeth. Another option, available because of advanced technology, are implant-retained dentures or overdentures that are fixed permanently in place.

The choice is yours!
Each option restores your ability to eat what you want and to smile with confidence. You will need to consider which will fit in with your budget, schedule availability, and the state of your oral health. Talk to your dentist about which option would work best for your unique circumstances.

https://dentalgist.ng/3-options-for-your-missing-teeth

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by obiekunie2: 1:12pm On Aug 13
Dentalgist:
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informative. but you should have included estimated cost for those who are interested and also state if you can carry out any of the procedures.

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by BucketMan: 1:32pm On Aug 13
All those our slayqueens wey no like to brush mouth...come in here and learn from this o smiley

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by solpat(m): 1:32pm On Aug 13
Noted

I'd prefer a denture
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Chidexter(m): 1:33pm On Aug 13
upcomming boxers in naija will need this.
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Jh0wsef(m): 1:33pm On Aug 13
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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Authority1o1(m): 1:34pm On Aug 13
I was reading and laughing but still don't know why.maybe because the price of those gizmos up there will be almost unaffordable for common peeps who are largely affected or because it may fall-off your buccal cavity when you want to let out a mirthful laughter.

A close friend went for a mouth wash and they told him 75k.continue. cool

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Blinkers: 1:34pm On Aug 13
obiekunie2:


informative. but you should have included estimated cost for those who are interested and also state if you can carry out any of the procedures.


cool

You can do that for us, on behalf of the OP.
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by realstars: 1:35pm On Aug 13
When I was small. I use to pity my great grand mam, who has lost all her tooth.
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by aorseer: 1:35pm On Aug 13
Are these options available in Nigeria?
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by makewetalk2: 1:35pm On Aug 13
the problem with all these is the cost. dentist escalate prices like say their services are gold. Nigerians if your teeth is bad, fix it. but all those dentists that chisel your teeth are bad. teeth says a lot about your personality. fix it if you can afford it. save up for it. skip beer or make-up and save for it. it will boost your confidence.

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by iCauseTrouble: 1:35pm On Aug 13
angry
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by adewumiopeyemi(m): 1:37pm On Aug 13
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by wwwtortoise(m): 1:38pm On Aug 13
I find good dentition in the opposite sex attractive.

Am I weird ?
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by planB32890: 1:39pm On Aug 13
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Dalyjay(m): 1:41pm On Aug 13
What of broken teeth

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Uglyaddy: 1:42pm On Aug 13
Dentalgist:
Why replace missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is important. Besides helping you to chew and speak clearly, teeth serve as placeholders. When one or more of those placeholders are missing, the surrounding teeth start to move. Eventually, you wind up with bite problems because your teeth no longer line up correctly.

Also, the gum tissue and bone beneath the gaps left by missing teeth will start to deteriorate, making the surrounding teeth weaker. This weakening can eventually lead to further tooth loss. Really, every tooth counts!

Options for single or multiple missing teeth
The best option for replacing your missing teeth depends on your budget, oral health, and personal choice. Depending on your circumstances, your dentist will likely recommend one of these three primary options to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth:

1. Implants: An artificial replacement root is placed in the jaw bone and capped with a porcelain crown.



2. Fixed bridges: A row of artificial teeth are held in place utilizing bonding or cementing to surrounding teeth.



3. Dentures: An entire arch of teeth, upper or lower, are replaced with a prosthetic embedded with replacement teeth.


Each of these options involves a very different dental process, treatment time, and cost. They are all designed to provide lasting, natural-looking results.

Implants

Advantages: Implants provide one of the best options for restoring functionality comfort, and aesthetics. Surrounding teeth are not altered during implant placement, so there is no need to damage any healthy teeth. Also, implants are known for outstanding durability, even lasting decades.

One critical advantage is that they help to prevent bone loss because they use a root replacement. Some dentists have the ability to create and place dental implants in a single visit to their office! Ask your dentist about this option.

Fixed bridges

Advantages: Dental implants require healthy and adequate bone tissue, so they are not right for everyone. A fixed bridge is another option, looking and functioning like natural teeth. Since the bridge is set permanently in place, it doesn’t need removing for cleaning, and you don’t need to worry about “slippage.” Also, if budget is a consideration, a fixed bridge costs less than dental Implants.

Dentures

Advantages: When all of the upper or lower teeth need replacing, dentures are certainly the least expensive option. They are removable for brushing and cleaning, and for repairs. Dentures made with modern materials look very natural and function just like your own teeth. Another option, available because of advanced technology, are implant-retained dentures or overdentures that are fixed permanently in place.

The choice is yours!
Each option restores your ability to eat what you want and to smile with confidence. You will need to consider which will fit in with your budget, schedule availability, and the state of your oral health. Talk to your dentist about which option would work best for your unique circumstances.

https://dentalgist.ng/3-options-for-your-missing-teeth


What about Veneers?
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by thisnaijaguy: 1:43pm On Aug 13
Hmm
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by funshint(m): 1:46pm On Aug 13
I'm interested in the implant for my missing front teeth. But the issue is the price. Where can I get it at a very affordable price here in Nigeria? Any useful response will be well appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Higgies: 1:52pm On Aug 13
What about braces ?
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Authority1o1(m): 1:57pm On Aug 13
I was reading and laughing but still don't know why.maybe because the price of those. gizmos up there will be almost unaffordable for common peeps who are largely affected or because it may fall-off your buccal cavity when you want to let out a mirthful laughter.

A close friend went for a mouth wash and they told him 75k.continue. cool
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Divay22(f): 2:00pm On Aug 13
Lemme goan find a replacement for my missing front teeth.
grin grin But i love it like that thou
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by clems88(m): 2:02pm On Aug 13
Can teeth be filed
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by clems88(m): 2:04pm On Aug 13
Authority1o1:
I was reading and laughing but still don't know why.maybe because the price of those. gizmos up there will be almost unaffordable for common peeps who are largely affected or because it may fall-off your buccal cavity when you want to let out a mirthful laughter.

A close friend went for a mouth wash and they told him 75k.continue. cool
my little sis whom is a dental nurse says polishing can be done at 4k

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Stdaviding(m): 2:05pm On Aug 13
How about crown?
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by uuzba(m): 2:05pm On Aug 13
Blinkers:


cool

You can do that for us, on behalf of the OP.
Is it not the OP that knows everything?
I wear dentures on my front tooth. I lost the tooth when I was 4 years old and went through life with mates laughing at me for my open tooth.
Some time I went to UK, tried their dentist and that one was even so expensive, like £100 for the bridging thing. I couldn't afford. So just continued with my dentures.
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by uuzba(m): 2:09pm On Aug 13
Higgies:
What about braces ?
That ones is to correct your teeth if is like rake.

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Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Dentalgist: 2:14pm On Aug 13
aorseer:
Are these options available in Nigeria?
Of course!
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Dentalgist: 2:20pm On Aug 13
uuzba:

Is it not the OP that knows everything?
I wear dentures on my front tooth. I lost the tooth when I was 4 years old and went through life with mates laughing at me for my open tooth.
Some time I went to UK, tried their dentist and that one was even so expensive, like £100 for the bridging thing. I couldn't afford. So just continued with my dentures.

If you are based in Lagos, why not visit one of the dental clinics . They are not as expensive as it is in the UK.
Re: 3 Options For Your Missing Teeth by Dentalgist: 2:22pm On Aug 13
clems88:
Can teeth be filed
Yes
But I usually advise my patients against it. You might end up destroying the tooth

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