Multiple teeth can be lost due to gum diseases, diseases since birth, tooth extraction, or because of extensive decay. So, it becomes essential to restore the teeth for chewing as well as for aesthetic reasons.
There can be multiple ways to restore teeth, depending on location in the mouth and oral health.
It is a fixed tooth replacement option with bone support. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone on which an artificial tooth is attached. Any candidate going for a dental implant should have sufficient bone quality and quantity to support the implant. Implants can last a whole lifetime with proper care and can prevent bone loss too.
Another fixed tooth replacement option, and is a tooth-supported bridge, that uses the existing teeth to support the bridge. It is also termed a fixed bridge as the patient cannot remove it. In this procedure, the adjacent natural teeth are filed to give support as a bridge restoring the lost tooth. The main problem with this procedure is the grinding of healthy teeth and the deposition of food particles under the bridge, making it difficult to clean.