Your dental professional will provide you with three main options. You will need to check carefully if your insurance will cover these, as false teeth are often considered a cosmetic requirement only.
- Fixed Bridges.
- Removable Partial Dentures.
Let’s start with the most invasive - dental implants. This surgery involves the gum and jaw bone being drilled in to and a metal rod with a screw attached placed in the open hole. The metal rod needs to then be given time to fuse with your jawbone, before a replacement tooth is screwed in to place. An option not for the faint hearted!
Fixed bridges essentially allow false teeth to attach to adjacent existing teeth to hold them in place. Therefore, adjacent teeth must be in healthy condition.
Partial dentures are a common solution. They are removable and if you want it to cover upper missing teeth they cover the palette (roof of your mouth) with a gum-like plastic. This is the reason many people are put off by partial dentures, and they can make eating and drinking else enjoyable.
False teeth cost
Fake teeth using any of the above solutions with your dentist can cost up to $10,000 and in many cases up to $20,000 depending on how many teeth you need to replace.
So - is there a comfortable, modern and affordable alternative to these options? You bet. And its called instasmile.