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Key Tooth Repair and Replacement Terms

There are many dental specialists who repair and replace damaged or missing teeth. A general dentist will be able to refer a patient to the correct specialist. Below are eight terms to know when dealing with tooth repair and replacement specialists.

  • Full Denture - A full set of removable, fake teeth that are worn by individuals missing all of their upper or lower teeth. Dentures improve chewing ability, appearance, and speech.
  • Partial Denture - A removable set of false teeth used by individuals missing some of their teeth on the top or bottom arch. Partial dentures have the same benefits of full dentures but for individuals who are not yet missing all of their teeth on an arch.
  • Denturist - A specialist who takes impressions of a patient's gums and jaw and then makes a set of removable teeth. Denturists also repair and realign their patient's dentures.
  • Endodontics - A dental specialty that focuses on the living tissues inside a tooth and the tissues surrounding the root. Dentists who specialize in endodontics perform procedures like root canals and treat cracked and damaged teeth.
  • Prosthodontist - A specialist who diagnoses and corrects conditions that cause missing or deficient teeth and oral tissues. A Prosthodontist restores and replaces teeth to improve function and appearance.
  • Crown - A cap the covers a tooth and is used to improve the strength or appearance of a tooth.
  • Extraction - The removal of a tooth because of decay, gum disease, damage, aesthetic reasons, or a lack of space. The most common type of extraction is the removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Dental Implant - An object made to resemble the root of a tooth, placed within the jaw bone, which accepts the object as a tooth. Implants are often used to support crowns, which give the appearance of real teeth.
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    Metro Dental Center
    3241 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
    Dr. Hariri is a dentist in Phoenix, AZ offering services as a general & root canal dentist providing cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures, and teeth whitening.
    (602) 995-3900
    Holyoak Family Dentistry
    12414 N 28th Dr Ste A, Phoenix, AZ 85029
    Dr. Holyoak is a dentist in Phoenix, AZ offering services as a general & emergency dentist providing cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening, pediatric, and family dentistry.
    (602) 993-0670
    Geneva Denture Center
    13460 N 94th Dr, Peoria, AZ 85381
    (623) 977-9800
    Affordable Dentures
    10918 W Bell Rd, Sun City, AZ 85351
    (623) 977-5227
    Aspen Dental
    7708 W Bell Rd Ste 103, Glendale, AZ 85308
    (623) 734-1506
    C & D Dentures
    3233 W Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029
    (602) 293-3448
    Aspen Dental
    2827 W Peoria Ave Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ 85029
    (602) 749-1000
    Dental World of Arizona
    6605 N 19th Ave Ste D, Phoenix, AZ 85015
    (602) 997-5096
    Michael T Slattery DDS
    18440 N 7th St Ste 10, Phoenix, AZ 85022
    (602) 866-2102
    Aspen Dental
    475 E Bell Rd Ste 150, Phoenix, AZ 85022
    (602) 253-5200
    Able Dental Care
    2229 E Mcdowell Rd # Frnt, Phoenix, AZ 85006
    (602) 275-2020
    Arizona Dental
    3010 E Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032
    We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients.
    (602) 788-4040
    Aspen Dental
    15530 W Roosevelt St Ste 106, Goodyear, AZ 85338
    (623) 386-8333
    Aspen Dental
    2641 N 44th St Ste 101, Phoenix, AZ 85008
    (602) 718-1600
    Dentistry of Old Town
    7449 E Osborn Rd Ste 4, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    (480) 945-3723


    A denturist is an oral health technician who ensures that false teeth fit patients appropriately. They work with dentists to handle the specific health needs of individuals who are missing some or all of their teeth. They may design both fixed and removable dentures. They also may take part of the role of a dental hygienist by advising on how to best keep dentures clean. They both fit new dentures and repair or, if necessary, replace broken ones. Unlike a fully trained prosthodontist, they are not qualified to create and fit implants. However, removable dentures are often far more affordable. Denturists advise on care, hygiene and toothpaste choice, and on things such as denture whitening. They do their best to ensure that dentures are cosmetically appropriate and fit correctly. Their services are covered for most insured individuals. For many individuals, finding a local denturist for a fitting is a cheaper option than going to their dentist or a prosthodontist. Dentures may be full or partial. Many partial dentures, such as bridges, fasten to the existing teeth. Denturists require various supplies for the making of false teeth. They purchase the teeth themselves, baking ovens, fixture glue and other supplies. While some denturists work in a dental office, others work independently with hygienists on their staff. This is often a more affordable option. However, the legal situation of denturists varies from state to state. Some states do not license them at all, others have various requirements. For example, some states require that a license be obtained and publicly displayed.
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