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Did you know that missing teeth can be easily replaced? If you have any lost or missing teeth or are scheduled for a tooth extraction in the near future, it is of chief importance to have a replacement set in your mouth as soon as possible. Leaving an empty void in your mouth can cause countless oral health issues including bacteria buildup and potential movement and slippage of other teeth.

Replacing your lost teeth doesn’t have to be a chore, but there are a few options you need to consider:

– Dental implants are superb artificial tooth replacements that are permanent and are drilled directly into the jawbone and are often regarded as the most effective treatment method for replacing teeth. Dental implants are extremely durable and can be fashioned to an almost identical look and functionality of any teeth that have been lost.

– Dentures are superb artificial tooth replacements that are both removable and temporary and can help replace the lost functionality of teeth. Dentures come be fashioned as either partial dentures, which are used to replace a few missing teeth at a time, and complete dentures, which can be crafted to replace entire rows of teeth.

– Dental bridges are superb artificial tooth replacements that are permanent and can fill the gap left behind by missing teeth, with various materials, often consisting of porcelain, to mimic the look and functionality of normal teeth. Bridges are held in place by latching onto nearby teeth and implants and are an excellent tooth replacement procedure if your jaw is not robust enough to support dental implants.

To schedule an oral exam for a tooth replacement at Artistry in Dentistry, simply book an appointment at our dentist office in Gilbert, Arizona, with Dr. Sheldon Sullivan and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 480-374-5562. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!