There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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The condition of your teeth has a big impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. Now there is a better option than conventional dentures: implant-supported dentures from Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Conventional dentures rest against the gums. They can irritate soft tissue, and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing difficult. Imagine dentures that are attached to the jaw, almost like natural teeth. Sound too good to be true?

Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people. A dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. One implant can support a single artificial tooth, while multiple posts can support a full dental arch.

Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:

  • More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
  • Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
  • Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
  • Prevent bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.

Implant-supported dentures can transform your life. Harris Dental in Phoenix has placed them in patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who appreciate that we are a lecture-free zone. Call our office to 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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Are Dental Implants An Option If I Have Receding Gums?

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The best candidates for dental implants are people whose gums and jawbone are healthy. Receding gums are a major roadblock for getting implants, but it is not an insurmountable problem at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. But in order to success they need enough healthy bone and the gum tissue that helps support it. If an implant was placed into someone with receding gums it would be partially exposed, weaking the support structure of the replacement tooth.

What To Do?

Even if you have receding gums, you can get a successful dental implant. Gum grafting can promote the growth of new gum tissue, which will cover enough of the dental implant. This is usually done before the dental implant is placed, to make sure you have plenty of time to heal.

Once there has been a successful gum tissue graft and recovery, you are good to go.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we place a lot of dental implants. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa appreciate that we are a lecture free zone! Please call us to 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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Tooth Implants: What is All-on-4?

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The All-on-4 dental implant treatment is sold by Nobel Biocare. It’s a brand name of both the actual posts and the implantation technique. All-on-4 implant-supported dentures are avialable at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

How is the All-on-4 system different than conventional implants?

With All-on-4 dentures, four implants are placed in the jaw. Ordinary implant dentures use more: generally, eight to ten per arch. To replace all of your teeth (upper and lower) you would need 16-20 implants.

The way the All-on-4 posts are set in the jaw bone is different as well. With this procedure, the rear posts are surgically implanted at an angle.

What are the advantages of All-on-4?

All-on-4 is more economical than a full set of dental implants.

All-on-4 can often be placed in one day. Because of this, they are also called “smile in a day” or “same day teeth.”

Who is a good candidate for All-on-4?

Success with any tooth restoration procedure depends on many considerations. A key consideration is whether the patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant. Patients with jaw bone recession in the back of the mouth may only be able to have this type of dental implant procedure.

What are the potential drawbacks of All-on-4?

Not all Phoenix dentists offer this treatment. There are various reasons. Some believe four implants don’t provide enough strength. It stands to reason that more implants provide more support. Another concern is that if an implant fails in the All-on-4 configuration, it may require that all dental implant procedures be replaced.

All-on-4 implant dentures are available at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We have placed them in patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who also come to us for complete general dentistry services. 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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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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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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