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Missing a Tooth? The Best Solution is a Dental Implant

Posted: 14th October 2015 08:50

A missing tooth isn't just a cosmetic problem," says Glendale Arizona dentist and educator Dr. Lee Ann Brady. "When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth can move into the gap, leading to tooth alignment issues, chewing problems, gum disease, and even TMJ disorders. If you've lost a tooth, dental implants are the best replacement for it."

Dental implants are artificial titanium roots that allow a crown, bridge or denture to be attached securely to the jawbone. They are the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth and allow normal speech and the ability to eat most foods comfortably. Ultimately, they can save patients from future costs, discomfort and frustration.

"Don't wait until you feel pain or experience other problems from a missing tooth, as most dental issues have no symptoms until the problem is severe. Talk to your dentist about your options to replace a missing tooth," advises Dr. Brady.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Brady, contact her office at (623) 939-4777 or visit

About Lee Ann Brady, DMD
In 2010, Dr. Lee Ann Brady was named one of the "Top 25 Women Dentists in the U.S." by Dental Products Report. She is a nationally recognized dental educator, author and privately practicing dentist.

Dr. Brady owns Desert Sun Smiles Dental Care ( in Glendale, Arizona and is the Director of Clinical Education for the Clinical Mastery Series (, providing continuing education programs for dentists across the country. Previously she held leadership and teaching positions with Spear Education and the nonprofit Pankey Institute.

She writes a continuing education blog for dentists at and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry,Inside Dentistry and Dentaltown Magazine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Arizona Dental Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Brady teaches at courses and dental meetings in the U.S. and abroad and has been published in a variety of dental media.

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