Dental emergencies often come out of nowhere and surprise the person that they happen to. However, when they do occur, they can cause a lot of panic and fear. Besides the health factors, you might wonder if you could find affordable dentistry that will help you with your situation and replace your missing or damaged tooth.
Never fear; there are affordable options available to you that will not cost you an arm and a leg just to replace your tooth.
What Should I Do If I Lose A Tooth?
If you do lose a tooth, you need to take immediate action. It is not uncommon for people to get injured and lose or damage teeth while playing sports or doing other highly active activities. If your entire tooth was lost, it is actually possible for the tooth to be reattached to where it was lost, so quick action is essential to save your tooth.
When a tooth is knocked out or chipped, the first thing you should do is find and retrieve your tooth or tooth fragments. Try not to damage the roots of the tooth, clean it off if it is dirty and if possible, put the tooth into your mouth next to your cheek. You could also put the tooth into a glass of milk to keep it moist. After this, you should seek a dentist’s attention as soon as you can.
With affordable dentistry, your tooth will be able to be saved or replaced.
Why Should I Have My Missing Tooth Replaced?
While most people would hate to have their lovely smile ruined by a missing tooth, some might ask, ‘why should I have my tooth replaced? I’m totally fine like this!’ However, having your missing tooth replaced is not only for aesthetics. If you have a missing tooth, your other teeth may loosen, your face shape may change, and you might have trouble chewing food.
What Are Affordable Tooth Replacement Options?
If you have unfortunately lost your tooth, you should know that there are options you can choose from. Through affordable dentistry, your teeth will look good as new. Some of your options include:
Tooth-Supported Dental Bridge. A dental bridge is a tooth prosthetic procedure where a fake tooth is attached to other teeth to replace a missing tooth. This option is relatively common.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridge. This option is very similar to a tooth-supported dental bridge, except the bridge is attached by implants rather than by linking to your teeth.
Complete Dentures. This choice is for when all of someone’s teeth are missing, so they need a prosthesis for all of their teeth rather than just one or two. Complete dentures imitate your natural teeth and some of your gum tissue.
There are two forms of complete dentures – the conventional kind and the immediate kind. Conventional dentures are made after your teeth are removed and are usually ready to put in eight to twelve weeks after that.
On the other hand, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be used as soon as your teeth are removed. However, because gum tissue can change over time, immediate dentures could need adjustments in the future.
Partial Dentures. These are just like complete dentures, but they do not replace all of your teeth. These are fake replacement teeth attached to plastic gums that are used to replace your missing teeth. Partial dentures are often attached to a metal frame that will help keep them in place.
Dental Veneers. This option is for when you would like to restore a discoloured or damaged tooth. This is a procedure where the material is bonded to the surface of your tooth to improve its appearance.
Tooth Crowns. This option is also for teeth that are damaged. Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are a ‘crown’ or ‘cap’ of material placed on a tooth. The material is put over the damaged tooth and bonded to it to protect and restore it. This procedure helps fortify and strengthen the damaged tooth.
Where Can I Find An Affordable And Reliable Dentist?
Are you looking to replace a missing or damaged tooth? If so, Hamilton Family Dental is here to offer you affordable dentistry that will return your beautiful smile to its former glory.
Even with our affordable prices, if payment is still an issue for you, we offer convenient payment plans to help people who might be going through some financial trouble. Your dental health matters to us, even if we do not receive payment upfront!
Do you want to discuss your options or ask any additional questions you might have? If so, please feel free to contact us at 07-9498492 to get in touch!
At Hamilton Family Dental, we are proud to support New Zealanders and their families with excellent and affordable dental care. Keep your smiles bright and beautiful!