4 Tooth Replacement Options You Should Consider
Have you recently had a tooth extracted or need to replace a tooth due to injury or decay and are struggling to choose a tooth replacement option? We understand that choosing a tooth replacement option is a big investment and should be a choice that best fits your lifestyle and budget. We are proud to offer a number of tooth replacement options and to work with our patients to make a choice that is most beneficial to each case. Interested in knowing more about your choices? Continue reading to learn more about some of the tooth replacement options we offer.
Tooth Replacement Options
We offer a variety of tooth replacement options that can help each patient restore the function and improve the appearance of their teeth. Although it can be a difficult decision, we encourage our patients to choose a tooth replacement option as soon as possible. During your appointment, we will examine your mouth, teeth, bite, and jaw function to create a treatment plan that best addresses your needs. We may recommend:
A dental implant is used when the entire tooth structure, including the tooth root, needs to be replaced. This popular option is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. An artificial tooth, most often a crown, is placed on the implant to give a natural look and feel to the tooth.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
These are removable replacements for missing teeth. They can be used to replace an entire dental arch or a portion of your teeth. Dentures are removable for cleaning and care. We do offer implant-supported dentures that remain in your mouth permanently.
A bridge can replace several teeth and is anchored to existing teeth on either side. The replacement teeth look like natural teeth and can last for many years when cared for properly.
When a tooth root is still intact, but the surface tooth is damaged beyond repair, we may recommend a crown. This option is custom made to mimic a natural tooth and covers the entire tooth surface, restoring its shape and function.
Now is the perfect opportunity to invest in yourself and restore the function and appearance of your smile. Don’t forget to take advantage of any remaining insurance benefits you have, as they will reset at the beginning of the new year. If you have any questions about the options we mentioned above or you are ready to schedule your appointment, be sure to contact our office located in Phoenix, AZ. We look forward to seeing you soon!