Options for Replacing a Missing Tooth

The treatment options for replacing a missing tooth vary depending on the cause of the tooth’s loss. If the tooth is lost because of trauma, then it should be replaced as soon as possible. However, if a patient’s dentist has already removed the tooth due to gum disease or decay, then he/she should wait until all other treatments have been completed before having a new permanent crown created by a dental laboratory. If a patient loses a tooth because of trauma, then he/she will have to have it replaced by a dental laboratory.

Dental implants:

Dental implants are permanent tooth-like replacements that are surgically placed in the jawbone and secured in place by screws. The roots of the transplanted teeth connect to the natural teeth with a bacterial coating. Dental implants provide a more secure and aesthetic solution for patients than conventional bridgework for missing teeth. An alternative to dental implants is removable dentures, which are removable prosthetic replacements that are secure to the gums by being held on with wire or by suction cups.

A dental implant is composed of an artificial root made from titanium or another metal alloy inserted into the jawbone where it will live permanently as one of your natural teeth while a crown will be created on top of it so that you can look and feel the same as you did before. A dental implant is surgically placed in the jawbone, where it serves as a natural root and a bridge between the missing tooth and your neighbouring teeth. It is then secured in place by screws that also serve as anchors for the crown so that you can look and feel normal. Dental implants not only restore your smile, they also improve overall dental health.

Removable dentures:

Removable dentures are a type of denture that can be removed and put in the mouth. They cannot be “bitten” on and so must be held by suction to stay in place. A person with removable dentures often has teeth in the upper and lower jaws.

If you’re considering getting dentures, removable dentures are often good for people that have enough remaining teeth to grip the denture in their mouth. Those that wear a dental implant can also use removable dentures because they allow them to speak or chew food.

Fixed Bridge:

Missing teeth can be replaced with artificial ones using a fixed bridge. The bridge is attached to two implants. The implants are implanted into the jawbone on either side of the missing tooth.

A dental bridge is placed over your upper or lower teeth. It can be held in place by metal clasps or, if the artificial teeth are bonded to your natural teeth, it will. It is a lasting solution and will last for many years if properly cared for. There are two types of dental bridges: implants and bridges, supported by teeth.

Root canal:

Root canals are primarily used to manage the pain of a diseased tooth, but they can be used for teeth with severe damage such as a fracture.

After removing the infected tissue from inside the tooth and shaping a space for filling, we use instruments to clean and disinfect the root canal. The last step is placing an endodontic filling in the prepared space.


If you are only missing one tooth, you could get a front-piece. A temporary replacement for one’s natural teeth comprises a plastic tooth attached to a metal frame. A temporary alternative for one’s. With this in mind, the phrase “temporary filler” seems out of place.

This is removable, and can be worn while you. They offer a reasonable durability and they are cheap, easy-to-use options.