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cosmetic dental and implants At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we are always reminding our patients to brush and floss their teeth. It’s the best way to ensure healthy teeth and gums. But we know that in spite of everyone’s best efforts, some of our patients are going to lose one or more of their tooth. When that happens, we recommend dental implants as the best solution.

A single implant can support one artificial tooth. Several can support a set of dentures.

Even if you have had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an immensely versatile custom substitute for dentures.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a heavy-duty base for an over denture.

Here is the process:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we will take x-rays and analyze your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We will review options with you and together you will create a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how fast and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. Amazingly, in the vast majority of cases, the jawbone fuses with the implant to make a solid foundation for the final restoration.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your final step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we will work with the lab to construct a beautiful and functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible at the end of the process. Dental implant restorations are practically indistinguishable from original teeth.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, dental implants are among the restorative dentistry procedures we offer. Make an appointment today.

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480-428-0040

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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

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Looking into how much dental implants cost and getting a straightforward answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that, and at Harris Dental in Phoenix, we’d like to explain it.

It can be confusing to research the cost of getting a dental implant and finding nothing solid on the web. There are good reasons why most dental sites don’t publish the cost of tooth implants.

1. The Math Might Come Out Higher Than it Should
The number of teeth being replaced may be more than the number of implants needed to cover that section of the mouth. Tooth implant dentists want to offer accurate pricing rather than scare you away with higher estimates. It takes a simple consultation to review dental history, assess needs and create a treatment plan. This could mean a more efficient surgery with fewer implants.

2. There Might Be Something Better For Your Mouth
While dental implants really are the state of the art in tooth replacement, much better than a bridge or denture, sometimes the procedure won’t be what you thought it was going to be, or maybe you aren’t a good candidate for the process.

3. Supply Costs and Lab Costs Change

A ballpark number might be possible to post on the internet but the changing cost of supplies and lab fees make it impossible to guarantee an exact price for full mouth dental implants. Dentists who offer implants can correctly calculate dental implant surgery rates based on current prices when you come in for a consultation.

Nevertheless, dental implants remain the best way to replace a missing tooth, because they look and function like natural teeth. One implant can support one tooth, and several implants can support a set of dentures. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we also offer general dentistry. Call us for an appointment today.

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480-428-0040

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A Great Achievement in Dentistry

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Dental implants are one of the greatest advances in the field of dentistry. They are 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. Dental implants are available from Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Sometimes we have to take a moment and marvel at human ingenuity. The idea of a dental implant actually goes back at least a thousand years. But implants as we know them today date back to the early 1950s. 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.

In practical terms, the great thing about implants is that they function like a natural tooth. Implant are typically made of titanium, and they fuse to the patient’s jaw. They integrate so well with the bone that the body does not recognize them as a foreign object, and try to reject them.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or they can be used as anchors for dentures. Dentures may be more affordable, but because they are removable, most patients find that they can be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants are one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Harris Dental in Phoenix. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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480-428-0040

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Implant Dentures: Fixed Or Removable?

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Today, people with missing teeth are fortunate to have a replacement option that is superior to traditional dentures and dental bridges. Implant-supported dentures have numerous advantages over conventional dentures, and they’re available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

  • Secure in the mouth—no slipping
  • Provides up to 100% natural chewing function
  • Upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
  • Comfortable
  • Little or no gum irritation
  • Doesn’t inhibit speaking ability
  • Strong and durable
  • Implants prevent bone loss and “sunken face”
  • Allows you to eat any type of food
  • No adhesive required
  • Minimally invasive oral surgery for implant placement

What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?

Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. They can restore 100% chewing function.

Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.

Bone Condition

Implants require a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jaw bone affects whether or not it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.

Convenience

Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be removed for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean traditional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.

Diet

Fixed dentures are stronger than removable dentures. Patients who choose foods that are harder to chew should consider this.

Sleep Conditions

People with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it harder to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.

To find out more about implant supported dentures, call Harris Dental in Phoenix. Other services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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480-428-0040

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Looking For A Great Dentist?

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Looking For A Dentist In PhoenixFinding a great dentist in Phoenix is usually the result of a personal recommendation. Patients evaluate a dental practice by the dentist’s chairside manner, dental skill, the services offered, location, dental office atmosphere, wait times, and availability of dental financing. At Harris Dental, our friendly and efficient team provides a full range of dental procedures.

We offer comprehensive general and restorative dentistry including:

Sedation dentistry: Millions of Americans cope with dental anxiety, and in some it’s so intense they avoid the dentist altogether. This puts their dental health at risk. Sedation dentistry can get you through your procedure.

CEREC same-day crownsDental crowns are restorations for teeth that have had extensive work done on them.

Dental implantsFor those who are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw, and function like natural teeth.

Cosmetic dentistryA range of procedures to upgrade your smile, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

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4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Phoenix, Arizona
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