Did you know missing teeth can harm your smile and oral health more than you might realize? Well, it’s true. This is because it can inhibit your chewing ability and it can also cause orthodontic issues. Furthermore, it can also hinder your appearance and self-esteem. This is why it’s important to consider your options if you have missing teeth.
To help you, our Dr. Jim Kelly Dentistry dental team would be happy to tell you all about dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
Dentures are removable replacement teeth and gums that can fill your smile whenever you need. There are two denture options to choose from: partial and complete dentures. Complete dentures replace all of your teeth while partial dentures only fill a gap in your smile.
A dental bridge provides stable, dependable, and permanent results without surgical intervention. It anchors onto the neighboring teeth on both sides of the gap in your mouth and it replaces your teeth with strong, beautiful pearly whites. It is generally made of dental crowns on each side and one or more false teeth in the middle.
A dental implant is beneficial when you want to replace a missing tooth and its root for a lifetime. However, this treatment does require surgery as well as a long recovery period. Once treatment has been completed, the implant can provide you with reliable, healthy, and beautiful results.
If you’re interested in replacing your teeth and improving your oral health with one of these tooth-replacement options in Phoenix, Arizona, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 602-954-1901 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Jim Kelly and our dental team will be happy to see which option is best for you and your oral health.