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Prosthodontics in Russell, KY


Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry provides prosthodontics services in Russell, KY. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (606) 836-6022.

What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics involves creating replacements for damaged and missing teeth. Prosthodontic treatments include bridges, crowns, dentures, and dental implants.

Benefits of Prosthodontics

Complete Your Smile.

Many patients live with spaces in their smiles or broken, unstable teeth. Prosthodontic treatments can rebuild your smile, allowing you to enjoy your life without worrying about your teeth.

Improve Oral Health.

Many patients live with spaces in their smiles or broken, unstable teeth. Prosthodontic treatments can rebuild your smile, allowing you to enjoy your life without worrying about your teeth.

Improve Chewing Ability.

Eating with problem teeth can be challenging. With sturdy replacement teeth, you can eat your favorite foods without worry.

Boost Your Self-Confidence.

When you replace your teeth, you will enjoy a brighter smile. You may feel more relaxed and optimistic, which can improve your outlook on life. You will feel ready to take on new challenges and opportunities.

Why Choose Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry?

In our privately owned practice, patients receive caring, individualized treatment. We get to know you as a person and enjoy seeing each patient as they visit us. You can trust our office to operate with the highest standards of efficiency, integrity, and patient care.

Dr. Arnold specializes in prosthodontics. She can enhance your smile with attractive replacement teeth that look and feel natural.

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Services Offered

  • Crowns: These appliances restore one tooth at a time. Dentists use them for broken or decayed teeth that are too damaged for a filling. They can also protect teeth after root canals. Crowns also have cosmetic applications for teeth that are misshapen or discolored.
  • Bridges: A bridge replaces one or more neighboring missing teeth. They can connect to crowns on either side. Alternatively, the doctor can place implants to hold the bridge, making a sturdier and more permanent fix.
  • Dentures: Traditional and implant-supported dentures can replace a few teeth or a complete arch. A partial denture is a less costly alternative to implants for patients missing a few teeth.
  • Dental Implants: Implants are the most attractive and long-lasting prosthodontic appliances. They last for several years, and they look and feel natural.

Frequently Asked Questions About Prosthodontics

What happens if I lose a tooth and don't replace it?
If you leave a missing tooth alone, you may experience further dental issues. Your other teeth may shift, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. If you eventually decide to get a dental implant, you may need a bone graft from an oral surgeon before placing it. Your jawbone will deteriorate around the socket and could prematurely age your appearance.
How long do dental bridges last?
Dental bridges last approximately five to eight years, with periodic replacements necessary for wear and tear. Implant-supported bridges last longer than standard crown-supported bridges.
Will insurance pay for a dental bridge?
Insurance companies often cover part of the cost of a dental bridge, sometimes up to 50 percent. Your coverage will vary according to your policy.
Why do I need a crown instead of a filling?
A crown can repair a tooth with too much damage to support a filling. Decay or breakage may mean insufficient tooth structure remains to keep a filling in place.
Are implant-supported dentures permanent?
They are permanent and not removable by the patient. The implant posts may last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. The porcelain needs replacement every 10 to 15 years due to wear and tear. The nylon O-rings may wear out every one to five years.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Patients who are healthy enough for surgery, have sufficient jawbone mass, are non-smokers or willing to quit, and have teeth that need replacement are often great candidates for dental implants.
What is the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?
Standard partial dentures are removable, while bridges are attached to the neighboring teeth. Partial dentures generally have a wire framework that fits over the natural teeth and holds them in place.
What makes implant-supported dentures better than standard dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are sturdier, last longer, and look more natural. They do not slip or click like standard dentures.

Call Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry

If you need to replace missing teeth or rebuild your smile, Dr. Arnold can help. Please call our Russell, KY office at (606) 836-6022 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Dr. Kim Arnold Family Dentistry
850 Diederich Blvd.
Russell, KY 41169