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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A Ginormous Cavity?

Yuma Cosmetic DentistryWhen the Yuma Family Dentist in Yuma repairs a tooth that has tooth decay or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, an onlay or inlay is often created to restore the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Yuma Family Dentist. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

At Yuma Family Dentist, the inlays and onlays we place for our patients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. The inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not cause tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and safeguard against further decay or deterioration

Call The Yuma Dentist to book a consultation today. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

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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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Restorations, General Dentistry

Restoring Teeth at The Yuma Dentist

dentistry-gorgeous-smilesAt The Yuma Dentist in Yuma, we use a variety of techniques to restore damaged teeth. Most Somerton dental patients are familiar with fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations’ because they are applied to the tooth and then shaped and polished in one visit.

Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restoration’ and is fabricated in a dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.

When a tooth needs more extensive dental restoration, a dental crown is often used. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma, we create strong, natural-looking crowns from a variety of materials.

What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of functional replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option.

Call 928-318-6346 to learn about the restoration options available. We have been improving smiles for San Luis, AZ, and Winterhaven, CA, patients since 2012.

Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems, or natural wear; Frank Hulme DDS will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. We provide quality dental care for Yuma area families.

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Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Yuma Dental Implants and Dental Bridges When my Yuma patients ask me about Yuma tooth restoration, I usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at my Yuma dental practice. Patients from the Winter Haven, CA area and Somerton area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most of my questions in the Yuma area have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement and durability.

Dental implants are also popular in Yuma. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for Yuma tooth restoration patients.

Both AZ smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, also.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Yuma area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Call The Yuma Dentist and ask for Franklin Hulme to schedule an evaluation for AZ tooth restoration. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 9287830804.

 

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

9287830804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave #104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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