Need a Dental Implant? Yuma Dentistry Can Help

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Getting a tooth knocked out may sound like a catastrophe, but doesn’t always mean you’ll need to call Yuma Dentistry for an implant. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are good your tooth can be saved.

If a tooth gets knocked out, the main things to remember are to find it as quickly as you can, and handle it with care. Be careful to touch it only by the crown – that is, its biting surface.

Next, make a beeline to the nearest dentist.

It’s okay to gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth. The best thing to do with it is to hold it back in its socket, but that isn’t always possible.
Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, but be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.

Time is of the essence. If you can get to a dentist within thirty minutes, great! Most teeth that can be reinserted by a dentist within half an hour can be saved. Chances of saving the tooth are still good if you get there in about an hour. Once you get beyond that time frame, however, chances go down.

If the worst happens, and the tooth cannot be saved, your options include getting a dental implant. This is one of the services provided by Yuma Dentistry. Once rare, dental implants today are considered part of mainstream dentistry.

There are good reasons to  replace a missing tooth with an implant. An implant is a titanium post inserted directly into the jawbone, so it can actually benefit the bone’s health. Cosmetically speaking, they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

In addition to dental implants, Yuma Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry, all with the latest in dental technology. Call us today to set up an appointment.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Dental Technology, General Dentistry

Ahead of the Curve: Beautiful Smiles in Yuma

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Our dental patients with new, beautiful smiles know about the latest cosmetic dental procedures we use, here at the Yuma Dentist. In this post, we’ll describe a few of them.

At the Yuma Dentist, we stay ahead of the curve with the latest in dental technology. This includes teeth whitening techniques, porcelain veneers, and implant-anchored dentures.

It includes digital X-Rays, too. Digital imaging is not just for Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest. Realtime digital X-Rays we use at Yuma Dentistry help us more easily spot and treat oral problems, including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure than previous X-Ray technology, and are easier to store and access.

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.

The future of dentistry is here today, at the Yuma Family Dentist.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, Dental Technology, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening

New Developments in Yuma, Arizona, Dentistry

smiling coupleThere are consequential new developments in Arizona dentistry: stronger, natural-looking materials; improved techniques; more effective diagnostic methods; and more precise instruments. Combine these with the experience and expertise of Dr. Frank Hulme, and you’re left with less of what used to make people dread going to the dentist.

Less Pain
Improved painkillers, lasers, and cutting-edge techniques take the pain out of dental procedures.

Less Inconvenience
Laser dentistry, which employs powerful beams of light, has significantly reduced the time required to complete dental treatment.

Less Time Needed To Heal
Laser dentistry helps curb recovery times for procedures such as dental implants, root canals, smile makeovers, and other types of oral surgery.

Less Risk
The overall success rate of many dental procedures, including dental implants, has increased.

Less Loss of Healthy Tooth Structure
Dental procedures such as decay removal, inlays, porcelain veneers, and crown restoration can be performed with less loss of healthy tooth structure.

The Yuma Dentist, a trusted local practice, is located in Yuma. We are currently accepting new patients to our state-of-the-art facility. We offer advanced general and cosmetic dental procedures. Ask us about general dentistry, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry and dentures. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 928-415-1923 to schedule an exam, cleaning or consultation.

If you have already experienced enamel erosion or other dental troubles, Dr. Frank Hulme can help you protect what is left. To schedule an exam, contact The Yuma Dentist in Yuma at 928-318-6347!

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