Tooth Replacement - Phoenix

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

If you have missing teeth or one of our dentists recommends tooth extraction, tooth replacement can help maintain proper dental alignment and better overall oral health. The dentists at AZ Family Dental specialize in a full array of dental services, including several dental replacement options.

After over 40 years as an established dental practice, we have extensive experience in general restorative dentistry. Whether you need a single tooth replaced or have multiple missing teeth, we can help restore your natural-looking smile. Our practice uses state-of-the-art dental equipment and cutting-edge dental technology to ensure the most advanced treatment options. Our team matches our excellent services with compassionate care to provide an unparalleled experience.

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The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Our primary goal at AZ Family Dental is to work with you to maintain the health and beauty of your natural teeth. Sometimes, due to a traumatic accident, gum disease, or decay, you may lose one or multiple teeth. If this happens, our tooth replacement services can restore your smile and improve your oral health.

From a cosmetic perspective, replacing a missing tooth can help you feel more confident about your smile. However, missing teeth may also be harmful to your overall dental health. Teeth start as a full set, and even one gap can impact your mouth’s delicate balance and lead to often escalating dental issues, such as:

  • Teeth shifting or drifting from their proper position
  • Crooked, crowded, or sideways-sitting teeth
  • Change in your bite
  • Altered speech
  • Excessive dental wear
  • Change in facial structure
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Potential gum disease or tooth decay

Frequently Asked Questions for Tooth Replacement

What is the best tooth replacement option?

An implant crown is the best option to replace a missing tooth. Implants can replace anywhere from a singular tooth to a complete set of teeth, and we will secure the implant with titanium through the natural root. This replacement is stable, secure, and cost-effective.

What are the three types of tooth replacement?

The three types of tooth replacements are dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures. Dental implants can replace any number of teeth needed–from one to an entire set. Dental bridges are most effective for replacing multiple teeth that are next to each other. Dentures are easily removable sets of teeth and can be taken in and out as you please.

What is the most natural tooth replacement?

The most natural tooth replacement is zirconia, a type of dental implant that has the appearance of a natural tooth. Planted in the jawbone, this implant is colored to replicate your teeth.

Can you get dental implants if your teeth have been missing for years?

Yes. No matter the number of years that have passed since losing a tooth, you are eligible for dental implants. As long as you have not previously gotten that tooth replaced and you have strong jawbone density, a dental implant is an option for you.

What is the cheapest option to replace all teeth?

Dentures are popularly the cheapest option to replace all your teeth at once. With wire and an acrylic frame, dentures can replace a few teeth or entire rows at once. These are also suitable for all lifestyles, as you can have them in or out, depending on your day-to-day activities.