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Many people look esthetically at the lack of their teeth before taking into account the health consequences. Missing teeth reduce your morsel’s work and could contribute to bone loss in your jaw. In addition, this may allow the other teeth to move broadly. The risk of gum infection often occurs from lost teeth, an affliction that may lead to health problems in the entire body. Replacement of missing teeth is an integral part of healthy oral health care, and our dentist offers a number of choices for those who need to function.

Single Tooth Dental Implants
A one-tooth dental implant may be the best option for repair and remediation for people who have only one missing tooth. Both teeth benefit from traditional bridges and reversible tooth decomposition. We offer the highest flexibility, unequaled endurance and avoid losing weight of the jawbone. A dentist can regain the shape and function of his missing tooth without infringing on the health of his or her adjacent teeth by refusing the bridge approach.

Implant-Supported Bridges
Implant-supported bridges differ from their removable counterparts in that they provide a fixed root for the replacement teeth. They are an excellent option for many patients who have lost multiple teeth. Many dental professionals use an implant-supported bridge when they have reason to believe the surrounding teeth cannot stand up to the additional pressure of supporting the device. Implants reduce that pressure, spreading it evenly across a number of implants. Patients must have healthy surrounding teeth and gums to make an implant-supported bridge a viable possibility.

Implant-Supported Permanent Dentures
Traditional dentures rest on the gums, unsupported by an anchor beyond the adhesive you choose to use. Implant-supported permanent dentures, on the other hand, are fixed into dental implants to prevent the slipping and sliding so common to regular dentures. The process can only be done when the patient has sufficient bone in their jaw to support the implant, though there are procedures such as bone grafting that can be done when there is too much deterioration. Even if you choose traditional dentures for your upper jaw, lower-jaw implant support can reduce the instability patients often experience in that area of the mouth.

Patients visiting Smile Esthetics Scottdale should know they’re in good hands. Our professional Dentists and well-trained staff believe in putting the needs of the patient first. If you have missing teeth and aren’t sure whether a single-tooth implant, an implant-supported bridge, or implant-supported permanent dentures are right for you, schedule an appointment to discuss your options. Being proactive about your dental health can make a world of difference in your smile. For more information call today  (480) 867-1727.