Choosing The Right Dental Partial or Bridge

A dental partial, otherwise knows as a dental bridge, is a prosthetic that goes in the mouth to replace missing teeth.

If you have a few teeth that are missing there are many benefits to having a dental partial (besides appearance).tucson dentist

1.  It will be easier to speak and chew your food.

2.  It will help maintain the shape of your face.

3.  It will prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.

4.  It will help to prevent problems that are caused by changes in teeth spacing, such as TMJ, headaches and earaches.

There are many choices of materials available to use in creating a custom designed partial.  At Arizona Dental Medicine we work closely with our patients to make sure that together we choose the partial that is best suited for you both mechanically and cosmetically.

Because we are concerned with your overall health we work closely with you to help you choose the right and perfect product for your particular situation.  In many cases we recommend metal-free products as they are more aesthetically appealing and often times feel better in your mouth.

One choice that we regularly work with  is Valplast.  Valplast is a durable tissue colored thermoplastic that can be used in the mouth without metal.

Getting a new partial can be simple and painless.  Call Dr. Riley today at 520-297-9069 to schedule your consultation for dental partials.

Tucson Cosmetic Dentistry – Erase Visible Signs Of Aging

Tucson Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is the key to your facial appearance. In fact, it is the first thing that most people see when meeting

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you for the first time.  So isn’t it in your best interest to do something about any old, worn, chipped and discolored teeth you have?  And remove these obvious clues to aging. The essence of good Tucson cosmetic dentistry is to combine modern techniques with artistic flair – so that nobody can guess what’s been done and you only look and feel fabulous.

Here are some easy ways to improve your teeth!

Re-contouring: A little bleaching whitens the teeth and slight reshaping restores the edges of the teeth to what they were in youth.

Replacing fillings: Using modern materials for the front and most prominent teeth can cause the dental restoration work to blend in with the general colour of the tooth.

Bonding: A synthetic material that looks like natural tooth enamel is bonded to the enamel tooth surface. Because it can be shaped and polished, this material can alter the colour, texture, size, shape and even, to an extent, the position of the teeth. The treatment can be applied to the eight to twelve upper front teeth. It lasts from three to six years.

Veneering: A technique similar to bonding ? only more permanent. A thin, hard porcelain veneer is individually made for each tooth to the correct colour, size and shape. Porcelain is as durable as the original tooth enamel so the restored tooth will last for decades rather than years. Veneering is often done on front incisor teeth that have been damaged.


Tucson Cosmetic Dentistry

Call AZ Dental Medicine today 297-9065 and begin creating the beautiful smile that you deserve.

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