Zirconia materials provide solutions to the problem of missing teeth
I. Main causes of missing teeth
The largest number of reported cases of tooth loss worldwide are due to periodontal disease or gum disease. The disease is caused by dental plaque and the body’s defense mechanism acts against the bacteria by releasing substances that cause inflammation of the gums. The first symptoms of the disease are bleeding and swollen gums. As the infection spreads, it reaches the bone under the tooth and destroys the supporting system, causing the tooth to fall out of the socket.
A person’s genetics can also lead to missing teeth in the form of an inherited condition known as ectodermal dysplasia. In such cases, the wisdom teeth may be missing or the lateral incisors may not appear at all. This can lead to chewing and biting problems and lack of nutrition. It can even destroy the structure of the jawbone and create large gaps between the teeth or lead to crowding which can be treated by an orthodontic expert.
Cavities left untreated for a long time or poor dental care can also lead to tooth loss. Certain other diseases can cause the problem, such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, which can make your gum disease worse and lead to tooth loss. In addition to this, an injury or an accident can be another cause of missing teeth.
II. The dangers of missing teeth
1. Functional risks
1) The integrity of the teeth is destroyed: After a tooth is missing, if it is not repaired for a long time, the adjacent teeth bow due to the loss of support and restraint, which can easily lead to bite dysfunction.
2) Alveolar bone atrophy: after the loss of teeth, the physiological stimulation of the alveolar bone by the normal biting force no longer exists, and the alveolar bone will have different degrees of disuse atrophy, and it will restore the prostheses dental and will maintain the oral and the maxillofacial. area at a later stage. balance and stability bring great difficulties.
3) Decreased masticatory function: After tooth loss, a series of changes occurred in the remaining teeth, leading to changes in the original good bite relationship. Due to the corresponding reduction in the effective functional area between the remaining teeth, the efficiency of chewing is reduced.
4) Food impaction: normal teeth are arranged very closely. After moving the adjacent teeth, there will be gaps between the teeth. It is easy for food to be impacted in the spaces between the teeth, causing bad breath, tooth decay, periodontal disease, etc.
5) Loss of teeth: Since the teeth to the left and right of the missing tooth cannot get the supporting pressure they normally have, they can become asymmetrical in the gums, gradually loosening the teeth and causing the teeth to fall out of some teeth.
2. Cosmetic risks
1) Temporomandibular joint disease: Long-term unilateral missing teeth will also develop the habit of unilateral chewing, resulting in facial asymmetry and joint symptoms.
2) Affect the shape of the face: Once all the teeth are missing, the person as a whole will look much older than their peers.
3) Affecting social interaction: Tooth loss can make people’s pronunciation non-standard and affect communication activities.
III. Using Zirconia Materials to Fix Missing Teeth
Considering the dangers of missing teeth, whether it is one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, it is best to fix it as soon as possible within three to six months.
So how to fix missing teeth? The answer is to use zirconia materials to repair missing teeth. We can solve this problem with zirconia dental implants.
Ⅳ. Options for replacing missing teeth
1. Zirconia dental implants
Dental implants are an option when you need to replace a single tooth or when you are missing multiple teeth in different areas of your mouth.
This treatment involves surgically fitting a titanium post or frame into your upper or lower jawbone. A zirconia tooth is then mounted on the implant, allowing the tooth to stay in place.
Basically, a zirconia dental implant provides a permanent base for a replacement tooth.
2. Zirconia fixed dental bridge
If you don’t want a dental implant, see if you are a candidate for a fixed dental bridge. This zirconia replacement option can be effective if you are missing one or more teeth in the same area.
A zirconia fixed bridge basically fills a gap caused by a missing tooth using a denture or an artificial tooth. The prosthesis is attached to the adjacent teeth and then cemented in place using dental cement.
Ⅴ. Zirconia removable partial dentures
Your dentist may suggest full zirconia dentures if you need to replace all of your teeth. But if you only need to replace some of your teeth, you might be a candidate for a removable zirconia partial denture.
This brace consists of replacement teeth attached to a natural looking pink base.
The natural teeth stabilize and hold the removable plastic base in place, although some dentures have a clasp that adjoins the natural teeth.
The base is designed to match the color of your gums and the teeth to match the color of your natural teeth. These dentures may be an option if you need to replace several teeth in one part of your mouth.
Ⅵ. The Benefits of Using Blommden Zirconia Materials
The all-ceramic denture restoration looks realistic and beautiful, and the color is similar to natural teeth. The most important thing is that the all-ceramic denture has good translucency and refraction, and there will be no black lines on the tooth neck, so that the tooth neck can also achieve a good effect aesthetics, which is impossible to catch with an ordinary porcelain prosthesis.
Zirconia for medical and dental applications has excellent biosafety properties. Over the years, a large number of experimental and clinical cases have proven that zirconia does not cause any toxic damage to bone cells and soft tissues, and no cases of allergic reaction have been reported.
3. High strength and density
1) Zirconia ceramics are high flexural strength yttrium stabilized zirconia ceramics. At present, the strength of materials registered in China has reached 900 MPa, while the national standard for dental materials is 100 MPa.
2) Compared to other all-ceramic restorative materials, the strength of Zirconia material allows doctors to achieve extremely high strength without excessive grinding of the patient’s real teeth. Among them, Vita all-ceramic plus yttrium and stabilized zirconia oxide plus is also known as ceramic steel.
Production is carried out using computer-aided design, laser scanning and computer-programmed grinding. It guarantees the precision of the molded coping and excellent sealing of the edges, allowing the porcelain tooth to adapt perfectly to the abutment in the patient’s mouth.
4. Low radioactivity
State Food and Drug Administration standards have strict standards for all ceramic materials on the market and can only be used as medical materials after meeting the requirements of radiological experiments. Not only are there requirements for zirconia, but also for decorative porcelain, alumina, glass ceramics, etc. Experiments show that the radioactivity of pure zirconia powder is not only lower than that of glass ceramics, but also lower than that of human bone tissue.
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