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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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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Missing Teeth? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

Missing Teeth In Yuma? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ can help you find the restoration procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants.

Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many Yuma dental practices can complete these procedures in one day.

Another alternative is a dental implant. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants prevent bone recession, and can even anchor a full denture arch.

To find out more about dental implants and implant-supported dentures, please schedule an appointment with The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. We also have an office in Fortune Foothills. 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, Implant dentures

Amazing Dental Implants

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Dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement for people who are missing one or more of their natural teeth, and they’re available at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ.

A dental implant is a metal post, usually titanium, that is inserted into the bone to replace the missing root. For a single implant, a crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post.

Multiple dental implants, usually four, are enough to support a set of dentures.

The reason titanium is usually used is that it is so well-tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. Dental  implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss.

Are you a good candidate for implant surgery? Because the titanium post is anchored into the jaw bone, it is important that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. We can determine if you do. Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have been successful for people of all ages.

To find out more about dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, please give our office a call. We offer complete general dentistry services, and have a second office in Fortuna Foothills. 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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Getting Ready For A Dental Implant?

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At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma, AZ, we believe everyone deserves a sensational smile. This blog post concentrates on the preparation necessary for a dental implant.

What is a dental implant?

Simply stated, a dental implant is a titanium post placed into the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. An implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

Who can benefit from dental implants?

Ideal candidates for a dental implant include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, adequate bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. For most of our patients who seek tooth restoration, a dental implant is a great option.

How do I care for dental implants?

Caring for implants is not much different than caring for natural teeth. Be sure to avoid damaging, harmful habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a problem for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implant and gum tissue around the implant clean just as you (hopefully) do with your existing teeth.

The total process can take a few months from initial consultation to the placement of the abutment and artificial tooth.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, dental implants are one of our restorative dentistry procedures. We also have an office in Fortuna Foothills. Please call to 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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Dental Implants Change Lives

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Many people have had a boost in self-confidence after restoring missing teeth with dental implants from The Yuma Dentist.

Nothing gives us more satisfaction than helping people improve their quality of life. With a new smile, they feel better about themselves. They feel more comfortable in public. They socialize more often.

Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that is implanted into the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. A single implant can support an artificial tooth; multiple implants can anchor a set of dentures.

Implants are most often made from titanium. One of their great benefits is that they help to prevent bone loss, which is common in people who have lost one of their natural teeth.

The success of a dental implant procedure hinges on the implant attaching to the bone. And this is the real beauty of it: titanium has the unique ability to fuse, or join, with bone. There’s actually a word for it: osteophilic, which means “bone loving.” This property has made titanium the material of choice in dental implants.

At The Yuma Dentist we offer dental implants, one of our restorative dentistry services. We have offices in Yuma and 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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Ready To Smile Again?

Are You Ready to Smile Again, Yuma?

There are folks out there who won’t smile no matter what. Are you one of them? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth for years? At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we can help.

If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

As for their longevity, there are several factors involved. Cleaning a dental implant and crown is just as important as cleaning your natural teeth, and the process is about the same. You’ll need to brush away the filmy plaque that can build up on it, and floss between the implant and the neighboring teeth.

In addition to restoring your smile, one of the great things about dental implants is their success rate: greater than ninety percent!

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ can transform your life. We offer a full range of general dentistry services, and have offices in Yuma and 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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Gap-Tooth Smiles Aren’t Quite As Adorable Anymore

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Have you lost teeth? It’s a lot different than when you lost your baby teeth way back in the day. Your adult teeth, of course, don’t grow back. But we can do something about that with dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ.

A dental implants is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. The implant, in turn, can support an artificial tooth; multiple implants can anchor a set of dentures.

The great thing about single implants is that they function like a natural tooth. The titanium post fuses to the patient’s jaw, and integrates with the bone so well that the body seldom recognizes them as a foreign object. Rejection is rare.

Adult teeth may not grow back once they’re gone, but with dental implants it may seem like it. At least three million Americans have replaced a missing tooth and restored their smiles with dental implants, and that number grows each year.

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ are the closest thing to getting natural teeth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation today. We also offer general dentistry, and have offices in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills.

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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