What are Implant-Stabilized Dentures?

Dental Implants Restorative Dentistry

Phoenix dentures secured with implants

Imagine being able to replace your missing teeth with dentures that are so stable, they seem more like natural teeth than ordinary dentures ever could. With implant-supported dentures from Harris Dental in Phoenix you don’t have to imagine: they’re here.

Anyone who wears ordinary dentures knows how difficult it is to keep them secure in the mouth. Everyday things like eating and speaking. That’s not an issue with implant-supported dentures.

The reason for that is that they are secured in the mouth by dental implants, which themselves are part of the jaw. Implants are metal posts that are placed in the jaw. Within a few months of placement they actually fuse with the bone and become a solid foundation for a dental arch.

Patients with implant-supported dentures:

  • Can eat virtually anything
  • Rarely need them adjusted
  • Have more confidence
  • Have an improved quality of life

Millions of Americans have already benefitted from dental implants. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we’ve placed them in patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who also come to us for complete general dentistry. Please 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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Wear A Crown In Phoenix

Dental Crowns Restorative Dentistry

Wear A Crown In Phoenix

Dental crowns are among the restorative procedures we use most at Harris Dental in Phoenix. Crowns restore and protect a tooth that has been damaged, or had dental work. Each crown is custom-made to fit the tooth it is for.

This type of crown is sometimes called a “cap” because of the way they fit over the tooth. The purpose of the crown is to restore the tooth’s shape and size, and also its functionality. Once the crown is cemented into place it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth.

Some of the reasons we place a crown over a tooth:

  • It may have been badly chipped or broken
  • There may be a cavity too big to fill
  • A restoration after a root canal
  • Discoloration, or a similar cosmetic reason

When a crown is used as a restoration there is usually a temporary one before the final one. The temporary is used to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is made in a dental lab. A temporary crown is, of course, not as strong as a permanent crown, and patients need to be aware of that.

Once a dental crown is in place it should last for years to come, providing normal biting and chewing ability. Patients come to Harris Dental in Phoenix from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa for crowns and other restorative dentistry, and much more. 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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There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

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Queen Creek tooth implants

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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Ready To Smile Again?

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Are You Ready to Smile Again, Phoenix?

There are people who avoid smiling at all costs. Are you one of those who covers their mouth when laughing? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unattractive teeth for years? At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we can help!

If you are missing one or more teeth, talk to us about dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that includes both root and crown. Because it is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels like a natural tooth.

Because of dental implants, many patients report newfound confidence in  themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth. Implants can even be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit.

Dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix are one of the most significant advances in dentistry. To find out more about them, call our office. People throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to our office for complete general dentistry. Make 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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What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

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This post from Harris Dental in Phoenix describes the difference between two common restorations, the inlay and the onlay.

If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew, the surfaces of your molars may be damaged. One option for restoration is the use of an inlay or onlay.

Inlays are very strong and shaped to precisely fit a hole in a damaged tooth. The choice of an inlay or onlay depends on how much decay and tooth loss has taken place.

An inlay resembles a filling and fills a small part of the tooth, while an onlay covers one or more of the cusps on the top of the tooth. Both are made of metal, composite resin, or porcelain.

Inlays and onlays safeguard the tooth from further damage, provide natural function, and are durable and inconspicuous.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we provide complete restorative dentistry. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa also come to our office to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry. 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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