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Are you familiar with what your options are if you should ever suffer tooth loss? If you do have missing teeth, you can experience a severe downturn in your oral hygiene health. Missing teeth can even limit the functionality of various aspects of your face, head, neck, teeth and gums. To avoid difficulties associated with missing teeth, we recommend that you replace them with reliable prostheses from our dentist.

If you’re looking for a permanent tooth replacement, consider choosing dental implants. Dental implants are installed directly into your mouth and can be placed on areas that otherwise would go unfilled. In situations where a dental implant may be ideal to restore your smile, our dentist will first need to make sure that your jawbone is strong enough to support the implant. If your jawbone is not strong enough, alternative treatments, such as dental bridges, may also provide potentially permanent and highly stable results. Dental bridges are designed to bridge the gap caused by missing teeth, and they held in place by anchoring themselves to other neighboring teeth. Dental bridges can even be attached to dental implants.

If you’re looking for a temporary prosthetic that can replace missing teeth, our dentist can craft a set of dentures that can replace anywhere from a single tooth to for entire row of teeth. You will need to remove your dentures on a nightly basis for proper cleaning. Typically, you should soak your dentures in a denture cleaning solution and then reinserted the next day.

Do you feel confident in your knowledge about tooth replacements? With tooth replacements from Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C., we can make sure that you receive the oral health care you need to restore your smile. If you wish to schedule an appointment with, Dr. Robert A. Bell, our dentist in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, you can reach us by calling 502-955-6516.