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How to fix a missing front tooth?

How to fix a missing front toothIf you’ve had a missing tooth for a while and are looking to have it restored, there are a few options you can choose from. One option is a partial denture. Partial dentures are a dental prosthesis that is attached to your existing teeth. They can be made from metal, acrylic or plastic and are removable and affordable.

Another option to replace a single tooth is a single dental implant. Dental implants consist of an implant, an abutment, and a crown. Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” of dental restoration because they are permanent, function like natural teeth, and help preserve jaw bone health. However, dental implants require surgery and they are costly ranging about $3,000+ for a single implant.

If you have a missing front tooth you’ll want to have it replaced sooner rather than later. Missing teeth can make you more susceptible to bone loss, gum disease, and decay. Plus, the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to restore the tooth later.

Sudden Tooth Loss

If you’ve just lost your tooth, head straight to the dentist immediately. You generally only have an hour for a tooth to be successfully re-implanted. Also, avoid touching the root of the tooth. To help increase your chances of successful re-implantation, place the tooth back into its original socket or store it in water until you can see a dentist.

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