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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You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures

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Modern dental technology has solved the problem of loose-fitting dentures with an extraordinary tooth replacement option, available at The Yuma Dentist.

Dental implant posts can anchor full or partial dentures, far more securely than conventional dentures. Implant dentures are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a thick sandwich, or share a hearty laugh with boldness.

Dental implants can anchor either removable or fixed dentures. Due to the way each tooth space is correctly fitted with a restoration, implants typically fit better than traditional dentures. Dentures anchored with implant posts are comfortable, functional, and beautiful.

Dental implants can also help prevent bone recession that often occurs after teeth have been extracted.

At The Yuma Dentist, with offices in Yuma and Fortuna Hills, we are committed to complete patient satisfaction. In addition to implant dentures we offer general dentistry services. 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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Mini Implants May Be Right For You

How Mini Dental Implants Can Help Your Smile in 85365The topic of this post from The Yuma Dentist is implant dentures, sometimes called “mini implants.”

You may have heard about dental implants. A single implant can support an artificial tooth. They are surgically place in the jaw, and look and work like a natural tooth.

Implant dentures are multiple implants to support a set of dentures. Denture wearers benefit greatly from these slip-free dental implants that are also anchored securely in the jaw bone.

In some cases, a patient is unable to receive full-size dental implants due to insufficient bone thickness. There are also mini implant patients who are not able to undergo dental implant surgery due to health issues. These patients are often excellent candidates for the mini version.

The placement of toothpick-size mini dental implants can sometimes be done in one dental visit. The placement usually requires no incisions or stitches. Recovery time, if necessary, is ordinarily very short. Most patients are able to eat dinner that evening.

Implant dentures can transform your life. Call The Yuma Dentist to schedule a consultation. Other services include general dentistry. Call today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Save Money With Dental Implants At Yuma Family Dentist

Yuma Tooth ImplantsQ: When is the least expensive tooth replacement method really the most expensive?
A: When it ends up costing far more in the long run.

Many people who lose a tooth do not understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. But a dental implant from The Yuma Dentist is almost like getting back a natural tooth.

Dental implants have rightly been hailed as one of the greatest advancements in the history of dentistry. By now they have moved from being a rare procedure to mainstream dentistry. Yet many people worry that the cost is prohibitive.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.

Dr. Scharf notes…

With the price of gasoline and food soaring people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.

If you are missing a tooth, you may still be able to save the adjacent teeth if you receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Yuma Family Dentist. We also offer general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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What Is More Valuable Than A Diamond?

Yuma cosmetic dentistryEvery tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond.” -Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605

When Cervantes wrote that, there was no way to replace teeth that were lost to decay or trauma. We are fortunate to live at a time where there is a permanent replacement for missing teeth: dental implants, available from The Yuma Dentist.

A dental implant is a titanium post anchored into the jaw bone. A tooth restoration is fitted to the post. It does not slide around like a removable denture. It functions just like a natural tooth.

With a dental implant, you can talk, chew, and brush like normal. Eat that steak. Laugh out loud. Sing at the top of your lungs!

The dental implant procedure is not an experimental treatment. Dental implants have been available for many years. You can be sure it has been fully tested and tweaked to perfection.

Dental implants are among the services available from The Yuma Dentist. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Trust The Yuma Dentist For Accurate Dental Info

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Dental patients are more informed than ever before and it’s not surprising that much of their knowledge about oral health and dental treatment is gleaned from online sources. Proactive self-education can be beneficial for you and your family, especially if it helps with living a healthy lifestyle. At the Yuma Dentist, we caution our friends and neighbors not to rely on online dental information exclusively; let us  verify its accuracy.

Misconceptions about medical treatment in general, and dentistry in particular, began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous. But the web has accelerated the speed and distance they can travel.

Some of the most frequent dental myths are focused on the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.

In worst-case scenarios, patients delay or avoid dental treatment because of something they read online. We encourage our patients to bring any concerns to The Yuma Dentist. We’ll help you sort the reliable information from the less-reliable.

At Yuma Family Dentist, we are enthusiastic about keeping your smile healthy and beautiful for life. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

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If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening by The Yuma Dentist can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Yuma smile responds the same to teeth whitening. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Yuma dental patients have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced practice like The Yuma Family Dentist. We also offer dental implants. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Let’s Talk About Your Smile

Let’s Talk About Your Smile

One of the best things about the dental profession is interacting with our patients. During initial dental consultations, we listen carefully to each one’s short and long term dental goals.

We enjoy discussing options and developing effective treatment plans tailored specifically to each person. Some of our patients desire a total smile makeover. We explain in detail the treatments available including teeth whitening, dental veneers, orthodontia, crown restoration, and dental implants.

If a patient is nervous about undergoing treatment, we discuss sedation dentistry. This is a great option for anxious patients. Dental visits do not have to be painful!

After the treatment has been completed, it is very gratifying for us to see our patient’s reaction to their new smile.

If you have been considering a smile makeover, let’s talk about it. Call Yuma Family Dentist to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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