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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry

Get The Royal Treatment At The Yuma Dentist

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Dental crowns have been an essential tooth restoration for many years. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ we place a lot of crowns, always with the exceptional care each patient deserves.

Dental crowns can be used to address many issues, such as:

  • To protect a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and provide durability to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
  • To cover a tooth with acute discoloration.
  • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

Crowns are not permanent but they can last for many years when properly cared for. We will have instructions on care, once we place yours.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, dental crowns are an essential restorative dentistry procedure. Find out why patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton entrust their dental health to us. 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 Crowns, Restorative dentistry

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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Dental Implants, Restorative dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry Solves Difficult Oral Problems

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Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day.

Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:

Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting

Dental implant are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. But before you can get one, you need to have enough healthy bone to support it. Bone grafting is a fairly simply procedure to promote the growth of new bone.

Tough Problem 2: Tooth Damage or Loss
Solution: Restorative Dentistry

We can address multiple issues by restoring your teeth and mouth to a functional, and even an aesthetic state. It might involve filling cavities, restoring or replacing missing teeth, or repairing damage with a crown. Our goal is twofold: restoring your natural smile, and preventing future dental health problems.

With restorative dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ there is always hope for your smile! Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call us 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 Beautiful smile, Restorative dentistry

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

How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

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Dental crowns from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ are a versatile restoration. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or been damaged. A crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, a crown is the final step.

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

  • All ceramic (porcelain-based)
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Gold alloys
  • Base metal alloys

Dental crowns can last for many years, but they are not designed to last indefinitely. A crown can last for about fifteen years. But when they are taken good care of, crowns have been known to last much longer: as long as twenty-five or thirty years.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ we place a lot of dental crowns. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton come to our practice for crowns and other restorative dentistry, and much more. Call for 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 Crowns, 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

Hate Your Dentures?

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For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ may sound like a dream come true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality.

Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people. If you hate your conventional dentures, they be just what your need.

As you may know, a dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A single post can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple posts, strategically placed, can support a set of dentures.

Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:

  • More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
  • Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
  • Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
  • Prevent bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.

Implant-supported dentures can transform your life, and they are among the procedures available at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ. We have a second office in Fortuna Foothills. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to our office for complete general dentistry services. Call us 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 Implant dentures, Restorative dentistry
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