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3 Ways Dental Implants Outperform Bridges

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Losing a tooth can take its toll, not just on your oral health, but also on your self-image. It can be a challenge to act confidently around others when you don't even want to open your mouth.

So, the first step is to decide (with the help of your dentist) which type of tooth replacement best suits you. You know that bridges replace missing teeth, but you've also heard that dental implants are another option. The question is, which is right for you?

Benefits of Dental Implants vs. Bridges

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Double Check Your Facts before Making a Decision about Dental Implants

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It’s easy to take our teeth for granted when they are healthy and functioning correctly. But nothing can make you appreciate a healthy smile like losing a tooth.

This can be a devastating moment in your life; you may feel sad or depressed, it hurts when you eat, and you are so self-conscious about your smile that you don’t want to be around people.

Dental Implant Facts

We understand how disconcerting this can be, so our first objective is to help you find a solution for tooth replacement that best fits all your needs. You may have heard a lot about dental implants, but how much do you really know about them compared ...

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Considering Dental Implants? What You Need to Know if You Smoke

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If you have lost a tooth, there is a lot more to worry about than a gap in your smile. Addressing tooth loss is crucial for good oral health, and one very effective solution is dental implants.

How Dental Implants Work

Implants are unique because they replace the entire tooth, including the root. A small titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw and allowed to heal. Over a period of several months, the post forms a firm bond with surrounding bone and gum tissue in a process called osseointegration.

The Problem with Smoking

As a smoker, however, you face potential problems with implants because heavy tobacco use is related to severe gum ...

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3 Tips to Keep Your Dental Implant Healthy for Years

3 Tips to Keep Your Dental Implant Healthy for Years | Dental Care at Moon Valley

Your dental implant is finished! Isn’t it thrilling to be able to smile with confidence and eat all the foods you love? You were hoping your smile would be transformed once that gap in your smile was fixed, and the results exceed your expectations! 

Now that you have a beautiful, healthy new tooth, it just makes sense to protect your investment. But you’ve never had a dental implant before, so what’s the best way to maintain it?

We agree that dental implants placed at our Phoenix, AZ office are pretty remarkable, but you only need to follow these three tips to keep them healthy for years to come.

  1. Follow doctors’ orders. We’ve ...

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3 Facts You Should Know About Tooth Implants

3 Facts You Should Know About Tooth Implants | Dental Care at Moon Valley

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are generally considered to be the best replacement because they look and function so much like your natural teeth. If you are looking for dental implants in Phoenix, AZ, let’s take a look at three things you should know about tooth implants.

Getting tooth implants is a surgical procedure

Before getting implants, you will need a comprehensive dental exam to determine the health of your mouth, including your jawbone health. You might also have dental X-rays taken and models made of your teeth and mouth.

Based on your unique situation, you and your dentist will determine a treatment plan. This will take ...

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Implants vs. Dentures

Implants vs. Dentures | Dental Care at Moon Valley

The statistics are surprising, but the truth is that some three-quarters of people age 35 to 44 are missing at least one tooth (reported by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons). There are a lot of reasons for missing teeth, including trauma, decay, or gum disease.

Perhaps you are one of those who is missing one or more teeth, and you have wondered which options would give you the best form and function of your natural teeth. You have probably wondered if dentures or dental implants in Phoenix might be better for you. Let’s take a look at both options

Dentures for Replacing Missing Teeth

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The Process for Dental Implants

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Dental implants are one of the most popular choices for tooth replacement today, and with good reason! Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they are one of the most durable and comfortable options available today. If you need a replacement option, you've probably already looked into implants. Here's what you can expect for the process of this treatment if you choose it: 

  • First, you'll meet with an experienced dentist who can determine whether or not you are a good candidate for dental implants. Your dentist will then review your treatment plan with you. 
  • If you have a tooth that needs to be removed, the first step will be ...

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