How to Replace a Missing Tooth


If you’ve lost a tooth, don’t worry. Losing teeth is a common occurrence, and there’s no reason to think you won’t get another one. Depending on the circumstances and your needs, you may have to choose how to replace a missing tooth.

Sound complicated? Don’t worry. We’ve created a guide on how to get a tooth replacement so you can feel confident in your dental health. Keep reading to learn more.

Assessing the Condition of the Remaining Teeth

The health, level of decay, and position of the teeth must be considered to ensure that the replacement tooth will match and be comfortable. This assessment can be made by an oral health professional. X-rays may also be necessary to assess the mouth’s condition before any tooth replacement is done.

Once the teeth’ condition is evaluated, one can use a few procedures to replace missing teeth. These may include dental implants, bridges, and dentures.

Analyzing Dental Implants as a Suitable Replacement

Dental implants are titanium rods placed directly below the gum line in the jaw. After surgery, the tooth implant becomes part of the patient’s jawbone, providing a strong and stable base for replacement teeth. A consultation with a dental practitioner is often the first step.

Individuals can discuss their options, risks, costs, and preferences during the consultation. Dental practitioners will then decide which implant would work best for their case.

The healing and restoration process takes several weeks and months. However, the result can be a natural-looking and durable replacement tooth.

Using Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are designed to fill the space and keep your other teeth in place. Replacing a missing tooth with bridges takes two visits to the local dentist office.

First, the dentist will prepare the abutment teeth by filing them down to create enough space to fit the bridge. Next, a mold will be taken from the teeth and sent to the lab to make a false tooth. The bridge is placed and adjusted to fit correctly in your mouth.

With regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene, a dental bridge can last up to 10 years before needing a replacement.

Replacing Lost Teeth with Dentures

Replacing a missing tooth with dentures involves first taking a dental impression to create a customized denture that will fit your existing teeth. To do this, a dental professional will take 3D scans and images of the area where the missing tooth used to be. Then they will use the impressions to create a model.

The dentures are made from this model, and the dental prosthetist will ensure that the dentures properly fit the existing teeth. Once the dentures are ready, the dentist will provide them to ensure they are secure and comfortable. The dentist may apply bonding material to help keep the dentures in place.

Getting Started for the Best Missing Tooth Replacement

Replacing a missing tooth can be daunting, but restoring health and confidence is worth it. Investing the time and resources to find the right implant specialists and services will pay off in the long run.

Contact a qualified expert immediately if you need help replacing a missing tooth.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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