Can Replacing a Missing Tooth Improve My Life?

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If you have one or more missing teeth, you are probably self-conscious about it. A smile is one of the first things people notice. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we use dental implants to restore smiles.

The Teeth Surrounding The Missing Tooth

When a gap is left by a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth tend to shift. This can cause the other teeth to become crooked, and new gaps may appear. Teeth that are displaced are more vulnerable to gum disease, tooth decay, and TMJ pain.

Difficulty Biting and Chewing

Missing teeth also affect the way you bite a chew. Teeth should work together as a unit. Properly aligned teeth come together harmoniously when you bite and chew. When a tooth is missing more stress is placed on the others.

Speech Problems

Missing teeth, especially front teeth, can affect the way you speak. It may become hard to pronounce certain words. You may even develop a lisp. These speech problems may cause you to abstain from social situations.

What is the best solution for missing teeth?

A dental implant is a permanent anchor (post) that is inserted into the jawbone at the site of an extracted tooth. In the months after implantation, it integrates with the jawbone. One or more implants can provide a sturdy base for a crown, bridge, or denture.

A dental implant from Harris Dental in Phoenix can restore your smile and improve your life. We’ve placed them in people throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa. We also offer complete general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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You Have Nothing To Lose Except Loose Dentures

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Dental implants like those available at Harris Dental in Phoenix have solved the problem of loose-fitting dentures.

Instead of relying on dental adhesive to keep ordinary dentures in place, dental implants can anchor full or partial dentures. They are secure enough to allow the wearer to eat an apple, chew a thick sandwich, or share a hearty laugh with certainty.

Implants can anchor either removable or fixed dentures. They fit better than traditional dentures, and are comfortable, functional, and pleasing.

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

At Harris Dental we have restored countless smiles with dental implants. Patients throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa, and greater Phoenix have come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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Let’s Talk About Your Smile! Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation

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What’s the first step in getting a dental implant? It’s not an X-ray. It’s not an exam. It’s an informative, low-key consultation at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Take Your Time

At Harris Dental, we don’t pressure you into treatment. We simply explain your options. We answer your questions thoroughly. Take all the time you need. We want you to be comfortable.

Tell Us About Yourself

You’ll have the opportunity to review your goals and expectations. Successful dental implant consultations help us provide the highest level of dental care.

We Are Proud Of Our Success

While you are here, you can inspect photos of dental implant patients. You know what they say…a picture is worth a thousand words!

You may be wondering:

  • How many years has Dr. Harris been performing implants?
  • What type of specialty training have you received?
  • How many implant placements have you performed?
  • What is the success rate for dental implants?
  • What additional cosmetic dental procedures do you provide?
  • Am I a well-suited candidate for a tooth implant?
  • Do you offer sedation dentistry?

We will answer all of these questions and any other ones you have. We also talk about the costs of tooth implants and financing options if needed.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we want you to have all the information you need if you are considering a dental implant. We’ve placed them in patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who also come to us for complete general dentistry and more. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

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Better and Better: The Future of Implants

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

Humans have experimented with replacing lost teeth for thousands of years. Archaeologists tell us that the first known instance of an implanted tooth comes from the remains of an Egyptian king, whose upper jaw had a copper peg in it. They think it was hammered into place, but that’s an image we do not want to dwell on.

Other ancient cultures experimented with carved bamboo, pieces of stone and steel, and even sea shells. Rest assured, dental implants since then have come a long, long way. Today dental implants are a titanium post that is surgically placed in the patient’s jaw. One implant can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support a set of dentures.

Dental prognosticators gazing into their crystal balls say that implants are going to get even better, and that improvements aren’t that far down the road. We can expect faster healing and even lower failure rates, which are already pretty low.

At present, the most common cause of failure in dental implants is oral microbial infection. New generations of dental implants are expected to feature a reservoir that slowly releases anti-microbial medicine that prevents the growth of bacteria.

To find out whether dental implants are right for you, call us at Harris Dental in Phoenix. Our patients come to us from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa for dental inplants, complete general dentistry and more. Call today!

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480-428-0040

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Need An Implant? Let’s Do A Checkup And Talk About It.

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When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At Harris Dental in Phoenix we recommend having a check-up every six months. If you are considering a dental implant, we will assess your oral condition and take it from there.

Dental implants are an ideal replacement for one or more missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw, where it fuses with the bone. One implant is a solid base for one artificial tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or full dental arch.

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is someone in good overall health. That includes healthy gums. Adults are better candidates than younger people, because their jawbones are fully grown.

It’s essential to have enough bone mass, because the implant needs it. Even if you don’t, though, bone grafting can grow new bone. Once the implant is in place, it prevents further bone loss.

Unfortunately, not everyone is a viable candidate for a dental implant. People with systemic conditions like diabetes, or who have had radiation treatment to the head or jaws, are not good candidates. Neither are people with uncontrolled gum disease. All of these conditions can affect the success of the implant.

Dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix can change your life for the better, and it begins with a thorough checkup. Patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa, and throughout the area love that we are a lecture-free zone. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

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