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Teeth Replacement
Surprise, AZ

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Even though some people think it only happens to seniors, missing teeth is a common occurrence. Over 36 million people in America don't have teeth, while 120 million are missing at least one tooth.

If you have a single missing tooth or are missing multiple teeth, you should look into different dental treatments, as tooth loss can cause some serious problems in the long run.

Ignoring the gaps between your teeth can be detrimental due to the domino effect, where one missing tooth can result in neighboring teeth becoming loose too.

Some common dental solutions for tooth loss include dental bridges, crowns, and dental implants. We offer all of these treatments at Surprise Smiles. Come visit us in Surprise, AZ!

Tooth Extraction

Dentists strive to make sure that they save as many natural teeth as they can. However, removing a tooth might be necessary in cases like severe damage, crowded teeth, extreme gum disease, cavities, or a luxated tooth.

In such cases, the dentist will perform a simple operation where the tooth is completely pulled out from the socket.

The Procedure of Tooth Extraction

Don't worry about feeling pain during the surgery. The dentist will most likely use a topical anesthetic for the procedure. Then, your dentist will gently loosen the tooth to detach it from the socket.

If intense tooth decay is the issue, dentists also apply incisions at the gum to loosen it.

The tooth's socket will be completely cleaned out and then sanitized to ensure no bad bacteria or germs are left behind.

In some cases, a bone graft might be needed to ensure no jawbone loss occurs.

You might also get stitches to speed up the process of healing.

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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Once you have received a single or multiple tooth extraction, you can get additional dental treatments.

A lot of dental experts confirm that dental implants can be the best solution.

While expensive, they are long-lasting, appear like natural teeth, and function like normal ones.

Some people cannot get alternative dental procedures due to low tooth or bone support, pain, or poor dental hygiene.

Bridges also typically need to be secured on the sides of the gap, which may not be appropriate for some people. A dental implant is better in such a case since they don't require grinding down or even need the neighboring teeth to be prepared in any way.

Dental implants can restore missing teeth. The tooth roots are replaced with titanium posts that are screwed into the jawbone. The post is then covered with a porcelain or ceramic crown.

The different components of a dental implant include:
•  The titanium post screwed into the jawbone
•  Porcelain, gold abutment, and titanium that is used to fuse the post to the crown
•  Crowns made of metal, porcelain, or porcelain fused with metal

To be eligible for dental implants, you need:
•  Enough bone support
•  Healthy gums
•  A clean bill of health

Proper post-care and dental hygiene ensure the dental implants last a long time. This also includes regular dental appointments.

Dental implants are a permanent solution, which is why many people opt for them. Read more about the benefits of dental implants.

Since the dental implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone, you have a substitute tooth root that has been fused into the bone, a process known as osseointegration.

To completely restore the missing tooth, the crown is used, which also protects the root.

Hence, the jawbone must be robust enough to support your new dental implants. If there isn't enough bone, the dentist may opt for bone grafting. Thus, the surrounding tissue and teeth need to be in good condition.

Before you can get your dental implant, your entire medical and dental history will be evaluated to make sure you are eligible for the procedure. It may not be good for patients with some medical issues like diabetes, bleeding ailments, or liver illnesses.

Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth

Dental bridges are used to replace one tooth or more with artificial teeth to fill in the gap. Dental bridges have crowns that are bonded to the neighboring teeth.

For people with missing teeth, this may be a good option. Most people get them if they have tooth decay, trauma, or gum disease. Even people with congenital disorders who weren't born with teeth can get a dental bridge. You will need healthy teeth next to the gap to bond to the dental bridge.

•  There are four bridge types:
•  The classic fixed bridge is the most common bridge type. It combines linked filler teeth and crowns that secure the bridge in place. Some materials used for the bridges include ceramics, metals, and porcelain fused with metal.
•  A cantilever bridge is a pontic attached to an abutment. It requires neighboring teeth to be healthy since the bridge will be attached to it.
•  Resin-bonded bridges are used for missing front teeth. A structure is made with metal or ceramic teeth that are bonded to porcelain. The bridge has wings that are attached to the neighboring natural teeth.
•  Implant-supported bridges are similar to the classic fixed bridge, but it is supported by dental implants that are bonded to neighboring teeth.

Schedule a Procedure Today in Surprise, AZ to Replace Missing Teeth!

If you have a missing tooth or are missing multiple teeth, you can make an appointment with Surprise Smiles. We will go over your medical history and needs to offer advice on what procedure would be the best for you. Our restorative dentistry plan is based on the number of teeth missing, and where the gaps are. Call us today at (602) 842-4864 to book an appointment with us.

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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
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Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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Prescott, AZ 86301
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