Missing Tooth Replacement
When you lose a single tooth or a number of teeth, the adjacent teeth and those above or below the missing tooth can change position. These changes can lead to damage to the rest of your teeth as well as the joints in your jaw and your facial muscles, which can ultimately cause even more tooth loss. This chain of events is one of the reasons why missing teeth replacement is so important for the overall health of your teeth. Teeth replacement can also improve your chewing and speaking, and enhance the appearance of your smile with results that look very natural. Here at Scottsdale Smile Center, our experienced dentists offer a number of options for missing teeth replacement that can help you meet your needs.
There are a variety of dental problems and conditions that can cause tooth loss. These include:
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Trauma to the mouth, teeth, and/or gums
- Failure of a root canal
- Congenital defects
- Wear and tear
Tooth loss can cause difficulties with chewing, which can lead to changes in eating habits and health problems such as malnutrition. The loss of one or more teeth can also make people feel self-conscious about the way they look or speak. By replacing missing teeth, many of these issues can be addressed with successful results.
Teeth Replacement Options
Missing teeth replacement options at our practice include:
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss that both looks and feels natural. These advanced alternatives to dentures are custom-designed to become permanent fixtures of your mouth, mimicking your natural teeth. Plus, the only daily maintenance required with dental implants is daily brushing and flossing – no more than your daily oral hygiene routine.
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Implant Supported Dentures and Bridges
Here at Scottsdale Smile Center, we also offer anchor-supported dentures and bridges for patients who may not be candidates for full dental implants. This treatment can provide an extra layer of strength and support for dentures, reducing the chances that they will move or slip along the gumline.
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Full and Partial Dentures
Although dental implants are often more desirable alternatives, full or partial sets of dentures can still be very effective options for patients who have missing teeth. We utilize some of the best materials and techniques to give patients dentures that look great and fit comfortably on the gums.
Contact Scottsdale Smile Center
If you would like more information on missing teeth replacement options, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, please contact Scottsdale Smile Center today.