Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Yuma Dental Implants Worth It?

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the greatest advances in dentistry, but that doesn’t mean deciding to get one is easy. There is much to consider, but at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we believe they are worth it.

One of the things that makes a lot of people think twice about implants is the cost. There’s no way around that; even the best dental insurance policies only cover implants up to a point.

It’s important to remember that implants are made the same materials used in surgeries like hip replacement. Bone grafting may be required, if the patient doesn’t have enough healthy bone mass.

Issues like that must be weighed against the purely pragmatic. Can you place a value on the ability to eat and chew food normally? Because they are physically attached to the jaw bone, dental implants function like natural teeth. That’s true whether it’s a single tooth replacement, or whether the implants are anchoring a dental arch.

And then there is your smile, of course. Teeth are one of the first things we notice about other people. No one wants to go around hiding their smile.

A full set of teeth is priceless, and with dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, you can be sure to have one. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton have benefitted from them. We are a VA dental practice. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist (tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

928-783-0804

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

928-783-8300

 

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Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

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If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ can give you a replacement that not only looks like a natural tooth, but functions like one, too.

It’s the sort of incredible result we have come to expect from dental implants, and a reason why they are considered the best replacement option for lost teeth. Implants are one of the most important developments in the history of dentistry.

For single-tooth replacement, a complete dental implant consists of three parts. One is the implant itself, a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Second is a connecting piece called an abutment. Finally, the artificial tooth, or crown, connects to the abutment.

Once the procedure is complete you are left with normal biting and chewing power. What makes this possible is a process called osseointegration. That describes how the implant actually fuses with the bone to replace the missing tooth root, and become a part of your body.

Other replacement options, such as a dental bridge, are adequate enough. One of the things that makes implants so incredible is their success rate: greater than ninety percent.

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ have helped people from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, and are among our restorative dentistry options. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Avoid Bone Deterioration Following Extraction

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In this post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we consider jaw bone health.

To remain strong the jaw bone needs to be consistently stimulated by the pressure of chewing, biting, and talking. Each tooth has a root structure the extends into the surrounding bone. As each tooth absorbs the forces of everyday mouth function, it stimulates blood flow in the bone surrounding the root.

In some cases, though, tooth extraction is the only possible treatment. When a tooth is extracted, the jaw bone that surrounded the root structure begins to recede.

Fortunately, dental implants provide a solution. Implants are an artificial root that helps to keep the surrounding bone healthy and strong. Usually made from titanium, the implant eventually fuses with the surrounding bone.

After the healing, a piece called an abutment is placed on top of the implant. An replacement tooth is attached to the abutment. Implant restoration is a safe and effective treatment for tooth loss.

Dental implants look and function like natural teeth, and are available at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ. We have placed them in patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, and they are among our restorative dentistry options. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Dental health, Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry

Extraction Is Not The End Game

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Have you had a tooth extracted? You may be left with a gap in your smile. Unsightly as that may be, there is  more than the issue of appearance. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills we can address that with a state-of-the-art dental implant.

Problems With Extracted Teeth

After a tooth is extracted, the bone surrounding the extraction site shrinks and recedes. This happens because there is no longer a tooth root requiring a blood supply, and the bone reacts accordingly.

People who have had numerous teeth extracted from the upper palate eventually develop a sunken-in look because they lose a significant portion of their jawbone. Another issue is that the missing tooth may cause the surrounding teeth to shift.

The Best Solution

Fortunately, there is a procedure that will prevent these issues. A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone where the tooth root used to be. An artificial tooth goes on top of the implant.

The result is a permanent, natural-looking restoration that gives you back your smile while retaining the healthy bone and gum tissue at the tooth site.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills, we provide dental implants to restore extracted teeth while preventing additional dental problems. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to our practice for sleep apnea treatment. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry

Implants Prevent Denture-Related Health Problems

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing no teeth choose dentures. But there is a better, state-of-the-art alternative at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ.

Problems With Dentures

  1. Conventional dentures usually fit properly at first, but the mouth changes as you age. Normal wear and tear take their toll. Eventually, the dentures will need to be relined or replaced.
  2. Ill-fitting dentures can aggravate gums and cause inflammation. Inflammation can result in additional health issues.
  3. Dentures can change a person’s bite, which impacts the (jaw) joint. This, in turn, can lead to pain in the face, neck, and head.
  4. Dentures trap food debris. This can result in gum disease.
  5. Missing teeth eventually result in bone loss. When the jaw no longer has tooth roots, it shrinks and recedes.
  6. Dental implants enable you to avoid these health issues.

Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into your jaw. Once the post fuses with the bone, it provides a solid base of support, much like a natural tooth root. One implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support dentures.

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ may be the best investment you ever make. We have placed them in patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton. People also come to us for our full range of general dentistry services. Call today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Dental health, Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry

Missing Pieces In The Mouth?

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A missing puzzle piece may not ruin a jigsaw puzzle, but a missing tooth can be very unsightly and ruin your smile. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ we have dental implants that can restore a smile.

A missing tooth can cause more than an unpleasant appearance. When a tooth and its root are gone, the teeth on each side of the gap begin to rotate. This can result in trouble eating and even speaking.

To make matters worse, the missing tooth root can also lead to bone recession. The jawbone is stimulated and kept healthy by biting and chewing action. When the root isn’t there anymore, the bone actually begins to recede. This leads to a shrunken appearance in the face.

Dental implants can solve this. An implant is a post that is placed inserted in the jaw. These posts are usually made of medical-grade titanium, which is ideally suited to fusing with human bone. Once it does it forms a solid foundation for the artificial tooth it will support.

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the most important advances in dentistry, and they’re available at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry options. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Dental Implants, Implant dentures, Restorative dentistry

Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

tooth implants and crowns YumaWhat’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown? The relationship can be confusing. They can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations. In this post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we’ll clear up the confusion.

1. A dental implant can work as a foundation for a crown.

A complete dental implant/crown procedure includes a strong metal post (the actual implant), abutment (connecting piece), and a crown.

2. A crown can be used to protect a broken tooth.

Removing tooth decay weakens the tooth. Once the decay is removed, a filling may not be enough to restore necessary strength. Likewise, after a root canal procedure, the remaining tooth may need strengthening. A crown may be used in both of these scenarios. A strong, natural looking crown protects the remaining tooth and functions like a natural tooth

3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.

When a tooth has been taken out, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth. A dental bridge used to replace one tooth requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. With a bridge, it commands three crowns to replace one missing tooth!

Do you think there can be problems with this type of restoration? You are correct. A dental implant from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ makes much more sense for most patients. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry. We have a second office in Fortuna Foothills. Schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Need An Implant? Let’s Do A Checkup And Talk About It.

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When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we recommend one every six months. If you are considering a dental implant, we can roll your checkup into an assessment of your viability as an implant patient.

Dental implants are an ideal replacement for a missing tooth. The implant itself is a metal post, usually made of titanium. It’s inserted into your jaw, where it fuses. Once that occurs (it usually takes a few months) implants can support one or more replacement teeth.

The really great thing about implants is that they look and function like natural teeth.

Most people are able to get a dental implant. It’s important that you’re in good health overall. The most critical factor, though, is that you have enough healthy bone in your jaw. Even if you don’t, bone grafting can promote the growth of new bone.

dental implant from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ can restore your biting and chewing ability. Patients come to us from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, and we also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Additional services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Posted in Dental health, Dental Implants, Implant dentures

Live Better With Dental Implants

Yuma Implant DentistryIll-fitting dentures can result in more issues than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Implant-supported dentures from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are a major step forward in tooth replacement.

Missing Out on Life?

Unfortunately, many disheartened denture wearers have stopped dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slide around.

Implant-supported dentures are a total game-changer. Their benefits include:

  • Stability. They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Bone health. They prevent bone loss that can develop when teeth are removed.
  • Comfortable. They do not irritate gums.
  • Permanent. No denture adhesive is necessary.

Get Your Life Back

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of preserving your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

Implant-supported dentures from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are life-changing! They’re among our restorative dentistry procedures. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Posted in Dental health, Dental Implants, Implant dentures

A Smile Like A Precious Gem

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Do you have a missing tooth you would like to replace? While there is more than one option available, dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the great advances in the field of dentistry, and with good reason.

Dental implants are titanium posts placed into the jaw. The posts fuse with your jawbone to form a solid anchor for a restoration.

A single implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or dental arch.

The great thing about dental implants is that they function like  natural teeth. The titanium post integrates with the bone so well that the body seldom recognizes them as a foreign object. Implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent.

Conventional dentures may be more affordable than implant-anchored dentures. But because they are removable, most patients find them unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation today. We also have complete general dentistry services. Call today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

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Posted in Dental health, Dental Implants, Dental Restorations
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