How to Fix a Missing Front Tooth?Replanting your natural tooth may be your first option to fix a missing tooth. Immediately after your tooth has fallen out, rinse it with your saliva or milk, just make sure you don’t touch the root of the tooth. Then, try to reinsert it back into its original socket and seek dental care immediately. You generally only have 1 hour to have the tooth successfully replanted. If you’re unable to re-insert your tooth back into its socket, store it in milk until you’re able to see your dentist.
Even if your tooth is unable to be reinserted, it’s still crucial that you have the tooth restored otherwise your gums will be more vulnerable to decay, disease, and bone loss. One common form of dental restoration for a single tooth is a dental implant. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that’s surgically placed into the jawbone and a realistic crown. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth and they’re designed to last a lifetime.
Another tooth replacement option is a dental bridge. A dental bridge has two crowns on each side with an artificial tooth in the middle. It attaches to the adjacent teeth.
A removable partial denture is another tooth replacement option. It has an artificial tooth that’s attached to metal framework with acrylic or plastic. It goes around the backs of your teeth or along the roof of your mouth, with claps to provide stability.
If you’ve lost a front tooth, it’s in your best interest to talk with your dentist. They’ll recommend your best options for quality tooth replacement.