Replacing missing teeth in the Phoenix, AZ area consists of three different options for most patients:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Full or partial dentures
Dental implants are the primary solution for replacing one or more teeth. This option provides lifelong replacement of teeth because they are solidified into the jawbone. The implant is made of titanium and the dentist places it into the bone, stimulating the process of osseointegration. Bone grows around the implant to give it the strength needed to function as a foundation for a crown, bridge, or denture. Implants are incredibly versatile, function just like natural teeth, and provide a beautiful and long-lasting solution.
Another option for one or several missing teeth in a row is the dental bridge. Dental bridges are made to place over the adjacent teeth for support. These restorations are dental crowns fused to false teeth called pontics. The bridge “bridges the gap” from the lost or extracted natural teeth. This is important for maintaining the alignment of the smile to avoid the need for orthodontics later when gaps appear between the existing teeth.
Full or Partial Dentures
The most economical choice for patients is dentures. Dentures come in two varieties – full and partial. A full denture, or “complete denture,” replaces an entire arch of missing teeth, while a partial denture is used to replace one or more teeth within the dental arch. Both are types removable, making them easy to clean and care for, and they are affordable for many patients.
Considering tooth replacement?
Let the team of Biltmore Dental Center help you choose the best possible solution for your smile! Contact Dr. Sameet Koppikar today by calling (602) 954-8200 or visiting the practice at 4202 N. 32nd Street, Suite B in Phoenix, AZ to schedule an appointment.