Permanent Teeth Requests Are On The Rise

There has been a huge growth in the request for permanent teeth over recent years, as men and women seek to find something that looks as natural as possible to replace their own teeth.

Permanent Teeth Requests Are On The Rise

Permanent Teeth Requests Are On The Rise

While technology has allowed removable dentures to be more comfortable and realistic, some people still do not like the idea that they have to remove their dentures at times. They prefer to be able to treat their dental implants in the same way as they would their natural teeth.

It’s not just tooth decay that can cause you to lose teeth, and even though your dental hygiene is impeccable you can’t legislate for accidents.

Accidents account for many cases of lost teeth; and when the surrounding teeth are still healthy it is even more likely that someone will opt for permanent dental crowns or implants.

There has been some criticism of the dental bridge, with regards to the cost, and the impact on surrounding natural teeth. This has led to permanently fixed implant and false teeth being used more often.

Monish Bhola, who is a co director at the University of Detroit Mercy Dental School, says that a dental implant is the second best thing to a natural tooth, and talks about the huge growth in the use of dental implants.

Especially in the last 10 years, there’s been an exponential growth in the placement of dental implants for missing teeth. It is really the next best thing to an actual tooth. It’s anchored in bone. The implant procedure for one tooth can cost about $2,500 to $3,000.

Insurance carriers typically haven’t picked up implant costs, but that’s beginning to change, because of the long-term benefits of an implant compared to a dental bridge.

With a bridge, the replacement tooth is secured to adjacent teeth, and that involves filing and capping otherwise healthy teeth to secure the fake tooth in place. That opens the door to weakening the healthy teeth, which can undermine the longevity of the bridge (source).

It’s looking very likely that soon most people will want to have permanent teeth, rather than traditional false teeth.

As less people want removable dentures or dental bridges, opting for natural looking permanent false teeth will be the norm in the future.