Northern Smiles Dentistry Implants & Dentures

Dental Implants Phoenix

Cutting-Edge Dental Implant Technology

Cutting-Edge Dental Implant Technology

Gone are the days of metal caps and painful dentures. At Northern Smiles Dentistry we have the modern tools and techniques to give your your smile back! Learn more about dental implants from our expert dentists.

Dental Implant Treatments

We are cognizant that everyone has different budgets and goals for their oral health. We strive to provide excellent patient care at competitive rates. We provide dental implant and dental implants in the Phoenix, AZ area

Flexible Scheduling

We all have unique schedules and needs. That's why our team is proactive in finding you appointment slots that fit your calendar. We can fix missing teeth or a missing tooth on your schedule.

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Why Choose Northern Smiles Dentistry For Dental Implants in Phoenix?

Full or partial tooth loss, if left untreated, doesn’t just affect a person’s self-image — it can also increase the risk of developing nutritional problems and other systemic health disorders. Fortunately, there’s a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures. We offer dental implant surgery and dental implant treatment along with traditional dentures. Whether you need a full set of mouth dental implants we can replace missing teeth and place dental implants. Artificial teeth look like natural teeth.

Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants. Each method has its particular pluses and minuses, which should be carefully considered. There are also several varieties of dentures available to address specific issues, from partial dentures to implant-supported overdentures. The best option for you will depend on your individual situation.

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The dentist is holding dentures in his hands. Dental prosthesis in the hands of the doctor close-up
Full or Partial Dentures

How Do Removable Dentures Work?

Full or partial dentures consist of a gum-colored base made of plastic resin, which fits over the remaining alveolar (bone) ridge that formerly held the teeth. The prosthetic teeth projecting from the base are designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. Dentures are held in place primarily by the suctioning effect of their close fit against the alveolar ridges — that’s why it’s so important that they are fitted properly. The upper denture also gets extra support from the large surface area of the roof of the mouth (palate), which generally makes it extremely stable.

At first, wearing dentures may require some getting used to in terms of talking and eating, as the dentures become “balanced” in the space formerly occupied by the teeth. But over time, the muscles, nerves and ligaments of the mouth learn to work in new ways, which allows these functions to occur normally. Dentures also help support the facial skeleton and the soft tissues of the lips and cheeks, which can help create a more youthful appearance.

We offer implant supported dentures at our dental office. We are known for affordable dental implants in Phoenix.

Along with dentures we are an implant dentistry dental practice. We offer full mouth dental implants, single dental implant, dental bridges, and dental implant treatment based on your jaw bone to provide a healthy smile.

Full Dentures

Types of Full Dentures

Full dentures are complete prosthetics designed to replace an entire set of teeth, and can help support the facial skeleton and the soft tissues of the lips and cheeks.

Immediate Dentures

These are usually a temporary means of helping you transition to successful denture wearing. Because of the muscular readjustment required, as well as the natural shrinkage of gums, the dentures which are placed immediately after tooth extraction won’t fit as well as permanent dentures made when the healing is complete. They do, however, provide you with new teeth right away, and give you time to adjust.

Conventional Full Dentures

After a period of time, permanent dentures that conform to your mouth with near-perfect accuracy can be fabricated. These are carefully crafted to look as much like your own natural teeth as possible, and are able to function properly in your mouth for a long time.

Implant-Supported Overdentures

To increase the stability of a lower or upper denture, it’s possible for it to be securely anchored using two or more dental implants. The upper jaw requires more implants (generally three or more) than the lower jaw due to a lesser bone density. Many people find this option offers a great balance of comfort, functionality , and value.

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Dental implant model dental bridge in hand, dentist office background
Partial Dentures

Types of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are designed to replace a small row of teeth and provide stability and support.

Transitional Partial Dentures

These relatively inexpensive removable plastic dentures serve as a temporary tooth replacement and space maintainer as you wait for your mouth to heal from tooth extraction, for example. Once the healing process is complete, dental implants can be placed.

Removable Partial Dentures (RPDs)

Usually made of cast vitallium, these well-constructed, metal-based removable partial dentures are much lighter and less obtrusive than those made of plastic. They are a little more expensive than plastic dentures but will fit better. They are, however, much less expensive than implants or fixed bridgework.

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How Dental Implants Are Made and Fitted

Dental implants are made and fitted in a few steps:

  1. The first step is to assess your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Your dentist will look at your bone health, gum health, and overall oral health to see if you are a good candidate.
  2. If you are a good candidate, your dentist will take a mold of your jawbone. This mold will be used to create a custom-made dental implant.
  3. The next step is the surgery. During the surgery, your dentist will make a small incision in your gum and insert the dental implant into your jawbone.
  4. The dental implant will need time to osseointegrate, or fuse with your bone. This process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
  5. Once the dental implant is osseointegrated, your dentist will attach an abutment to the implant. The abutment is a small post that will support the artificial tooth.
  6. Finally, your dentist will fit the artificial tooth to the abutment. The artificial tooth will be made to look and feel like your natural teeth.

The entire process of getting dental implants can take several months, but it is a permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implants can improve your smile, your chewing ability, and your overall oral health.

Here are some additional details about each step of the process:

  • The mold of your jawbone: This mold is used to create a custom-made dental implant that will fit your jawbone perfectly. The mold is made using a putty-like material that is pressed against your gums.
  • The surgery: The surgery to insert the dental implant is usually done under local anesthesia. Your dentist will make a small incision in your gum and then drill a hole in your jawbone. The dental implant is then inserted into the hole and secured in place.
  • Osseointegration: Osseointegration is the process by which the dental implant fuses with your jawbone. This process takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months. During this time, it is important to avoid chewing on the side of your mouth with the dental implant.
  • The abutment: The abutment is a small post that is attached to the dental implant. The abutment will support the artificial tooth. The abutment is usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material.
  • The artificial tooth: The artificial tooth is made to look and feel like your natural teeth. It is usually made of porcelain or a composite material.

After the dental implant is fitted, you will need to care for it just like you would your natural teeth. You will need to brush and floss regularly, and you will need to see your dentist for regular checkups.

Dental implants are a great option for people who have lost one or more teeth. They are a permanent solution that can improve your smile, your chewing ability, and your overall oral health.

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What to Expect After You Get Your Dentures

If you’ve recently lost your teeth and received an immediate denture, it’s normal to find some tissue shrinkage and bone loss occurring. Therefore, in several months you may find that your immediate dentures no longer fit well. You will have two choices at this point: You can have your immediate (temporary) dentures re-lined. This means that material is added under the denture’s base to better conform to the new contours of your alveolar ridge. A better option is to move to a set of conventional full dentures, which will last longer and fit better. With proper care, dentures offer a functional, aesthetic and economical solution to the problem of tooth loss. Get a better quality of life with a full set of dental implants as an effective solution that can last a lifetime. We offer exceptional results and have 100% success rate with many patients. In our initial consultation we can go over a treatment plan at our dental implant center in Phoenix AZ

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