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Close the Gaps in Your Smile

If you’ve lost teeth to decay and oral trauma, you may think that a nice, well-functioning smile is impossible. Well, think again! Dr. Lance dental implantsBailey and Dr. Ken Glass at Pineview Family Dental in Prescott, AZ give patients just like you hope through dental implants. Realistic artificial teeth from root to crown, dental implants faithfully mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth. Here’s how you could close the gaps in your smile.

Beautifully complete

A dental implant has three basic parts: a titanium screw which Dr. Bailey or Dr. Glass inserts into the jaw bone, a metal extension post and a customized dental crown. Through a process called osseointegration, the jawbone fuses to the implant, creating an exceptionally strong foundation for the rest of the new tooth.

Placed in sets of four or six, dental implants also secure bridgework or full dentures. So, however extensive smile gaps are, dental implants from Pineview Family Dental in Prescott likely can complete them beautifully.

Do you qualify for dental implants?

A vast majority of older teens and adults do. To know for sure, your dentist will do a complete oral examination. We want to make sure you have enough bone in your jaw to support the implants.

The treatment

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA) says that 95 percent or more of dental implant procedures succeed and last for decades. To achieve that impressive statistic, patients must wait for their implants to fully integrate into the bone before placing any pressure on them.

So if you start this tooth replacement process, expect to receive your dental implant during one visit to Pineview Family Dental in Prescott. Then, you’ll wait an extended period of time (weeks to months) before the dentist re-opens the site and places the post and porcelain crown. Being patient with the healing process is key to successful dental implant placement and retention.

The aftercare

If you already practice good oral hygiene habits, you’ll have no trouble caring for dental implants. Just brush twice a day with a soft brush, and floss every day to keep implant sites clean. See your dentist at Pineview Family Dental for a check-up and professional cleaning every six months.

Also, if possible stop all tobacco usage–both cigarettes and the smokeless variety. Not only is tobacco an oral cancer risk, it also creates a condition similar to gum disease. Called peri-implantitis, this stubborn and devastating infection may lead to dental implant failure and removal. See your family doctor for help following a smoking cessation program.

Too good to be true?

Dental implants from Pineview Family Dental in Prescott, AZ really do close gaps and give patients back their personal appearance, self-confidence and ability to bite, chew and speak properly. You could have your dream, no-gap smile! Contact the office at Pineview Family Dental to arrange an individual implant consultation.
Call today: 928-445-9233.

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