If you have any missing or lost teeth, it is important to make sure they are replaced as soon as possible. Even a single missing tooth can lead to a severe downturn in your oral health. If left untreated, missing teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay, tooth slippage, gum destabilization, a weakened jaw, and a sunken in dental profile. Three highly effective tooth replacements that can be considered for replacing missing teeth are dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges.
Dentures are tooth replacements that are crafted to improve the visual appearance of your smile and can be removed as needed. For a permanent tooth replacement, dental implants can be permanently affixed to your jawbone for a lifetime of support. If your jaw bone is not strong enough to support a dental implant, a dental bridge can be used as an alternative by attaching to nearby and neighboring teeth in your mouth. All three are extremely beneficial for restoring your smile and eradicating oral ailments associated with lost or missing teeth.
Come speak with Simon Dental Care to learn which tooth replacement treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Preethy Jacob Kunthara and our team at our dentist office in Gilbert, Arizona, simply give us a call at 480-833-0880.