- Missing teeth -


 

A single tooth is missing

If you are just missing a single tooth, it is generally not necessary to replace it. However, there are many who still get the tooth replaced. It may be the location of the missing tooth that makes it necessary for aesthetic reasons. But many people actually just think that it is not nice to have a hole in the tooth row and therefore want the tooth replaced despite the fact that you cannot immediately see it from the outside. Many times the tooth that is missing can be replaced by an implant and it will also always be the first choice if there are no serious reasons to avoid implants. The alternative, if the new tooth is going to get stuck, is a bridge. The advantage of implants is that you do not have to drill in the neighboring teeth, thereby exposing these teeth to a trauma. The most important reason for choosing a bridge over an implant is that you do not have to undergo an operation. In addition, there can sometimes be an economic advantage in choosing the bridge solution. Chewing functionally and aesthetically, in most cases there will not be a significant difference between the two solutions.

 

More teeth missing

If you are in the situation that you have lost more than one tooth, they can most often be replaced by some new teeth made of porcelain. The new teeth will typically be supported by implants which are some screws that are being put up in the bone. On these screws you can then then attach the new teeth. Sometimes, however, the implant solution is not right for you as a patient and we therefore always discuss alternative solutions. Such a solution could be a larger bridge construction, which one sticks to some or all of the remaining teeth. This still gives you teeth that are stuck, but do not need to undergo surgery to get the inserted implant screws. Unfortunately, we know that none of our treatments have an expected lifelong shelf life. Therefore, you must take into account that a large bridge construction makes it more difficult to repair the bridge afterwards and thus the cost of any repair will also be correspondingly more expensive than if the new teeth were stuck on implants. This is because teeth mounted on implants can be removed and repaired, whereas new teeth stuck to your own teeth cannot be removed and therefore need to be completely re-made if, for example, there should be some porcelain that broke off.

 

All teeth are missing

If you lack all your teeth in either the upper or lower mouth, these can also be replaced by new teeth worn by implants. It will give some new teeth that are fully or partially stuck. If you choose a solution where you want your teeth to be completely stuck, it will be a full jaw bridge. The bridge is typically worn by between 4 and 6 implants and after final installation will feel pretty much as if you had got your own teeth back. 

Another solution could be some new teeth one can take in and out of your mouth. It's what we traditionally call a prosthesis or a geese. The great disadvantage of dentures is that they are not stuck and that you will therefore have the feeling that you have a harder time chewing your food. Implants can also be helpful here. Because you can mount some small push buttons (similar to the ones you have in your outerwear jacket). These push buttons also sit on the underside of the prosthesis and can thus "button" together with the part mounted on the implant. This gives you a solution that can be taken out when desired, you are at the same time stuck enough to chew most foods.

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"Careful and conscientious craftsmanship is a prerequisite, but satisfactory treatment also requires the patient to be part of the decision-making process." – Anders Byrel, Dentists Classensgade