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Cosmetic Dentistry for Seniors

Did you know seniors are the fastest growing U.S. population segment?  The population of people in the country aged 65 and older will increase from 35 million to 96 million by 2060 making up a quarter of the overall population. Cosmetic dentistry for seniors is a growing industry since not only will there be more seniors, those seniors are living longer as well. 

At Sky Dental, we are able to handle all of your dental needs including cosmetic dentistry. Not only can our Phoenix cosmetic dentist provide your bi-annual check-ups, we can treat all of the possible problems detected during those appointments. We are able to pull teeth, do a root canal or crown as well as dental implants all in one office. .

Caring for oral health remains important as you age, and this includes not only keeping regular six month check-ups but also caring for the quality of your teeth and gums. The benefits of healthy teeth go far beyond just your smile. For seniors it means being able to maintain a healthy diet eating a variety of foods, experiencing more confidence when talking and laughing, and looking younger which boosts self confidence. When the time comes where you have problems with your smile, your Phoenix cosmetic dentist and the whole Sky Dental team can help.

bracesReasons Seniors Require Treatment

    • Tooth sensitivity which can be due to erosion of teeth enamel. 
    • Staining and discoloration of teeth due to use and enamel loss. 
  • Gum issues including recession causing deterioration and possible periodontal disease. 
  • Issues from lack of flossing and brushing causing gum ulcers, bleeding and inflamation. 
  • Gum disease and tooth loss sometimes due to lack of care and not catching issues early at regular check-ups. 
  • Issues with dentures or other appliances due to movement or being ill fitting. 
  • Lack of confidence due to appearance or loss of teeth. 
  • Problems eating or speaking due to gum and tooth issues. 

Treatment options for Seniors

Whitening Treatments – If you are looking to brighten your smile due to stains and discoloration but otherwise have excellent oral health, this may be a treatment for you. Dental whitening can provide instant results and added confidence. At Sky Dental, our professional teeth whitening Phoenix professionals are so fast with this treatment, they are often called “lunch break procedures.”

Veneers – This treatment is done in two steps providing semi-permanent porcelain which is affixed to your existing teeth. During the first visit, your teeth are shaped by filing to prepare for the veneer. Temporary bonds are affixed to your teeth to be in place while your veneers are created. In about two weeks, the semi-permanent porcelain veneers will be attached to your teeth. They can last up to 20 years depending on how well you care for them. 

Gum Shaping – Sometimes gum shaping is done in conjunction with veneers. The shaping makes teeth appear longer improving appearance. At other times patents are good candidates for gum shaping alone to improve their smile’s appearance. 

Dental Implants – In some instances, dental implants are recommended as a cosmetic procedure. It is a permanent solution to teeth that are missing, misshapen, broken or diseased. Implants do not move and once in place should be cared for in the same way as your natural teeth. They can be used to replace one or more teeth. There is also the All on 4 procedure which is an expansion of the dental implant. A hybrid device allows your surgeon to replace upper or lower teeth with four implants. 

As you age, it is important to keep in mind that your oral health remains a critical part of your overall health. Studies have shown that keeping your gums in good shape may go a long way toward protecting your heart health making those six-month check-up appointments a necessary part of your health regimen. At those appointments, issues can be caught and treated early. 

At Sky Dental, we will be happy to conduct a thorough examination, including x-rays and scans to assess what cosmetic treatments would be advantageous for your health and for your smile. Remember, we are able to do it all in one office.  

Call us to set up an appointment for evaluation to see what treatment plan will work best for you. We offer reasonable rates and easy financing. At Sky Dental, we look forward to helping you feel confident and ready to display your beautiful smile at any age. 

 

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Smile Makeover: Braces Options for Adults

You may have reached a time in life where you want to do something special for yourself. Maybe it’s something you have waited on while climbing up a corporate ladder or taking care of your family. One option is a smile makeover! Many professionals are deciding now is the time to invest in their smile by signing up for adult braces.

Often thought of as a right of passage for teens, adult braces are a growing part of the orthodontic industry. About 30 percent of U.S. orthodontic patients with braces in 2020 were adults. At Sky Dental, we have an expert staff ready to help you with any dental need including finding the right adult braces option.

Why do I Need Braces?

Many adults decide on braces to improve their smile and straighten teeth leading to many benefits in their professional and personal lives. According to the American Association of Orthodontist (AAO), straightening your teeth has health benefits that are far reaching. When your teeth don’t fit together properly, they don’t work properly and this can lead to problems.

When adults get braces and in turn straightened teeth, their teeth are easier to clean. When teeth are crowded or crooked, there are more nooks and crannies for plaque to build which can lead to cavities and gum disease. If you find you have issues with any of the following signs, it is important to make an appointment with your local Phoenix orthodontist as soon as possible.

Signs pointing to the need for braces include:

  • Difficulty flossing between teeth
  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • An overbite or underbite
  • Gaps in your teeth
  • Teeth that don’t meet properly
  • Jaw makes noises or clicks
  • Pain or tiredness in jaw after chewing

bracesBraces Options for Adults

When choosing braces the two primary types are Invisalign or Metal. The metal braces offered are sleeker and more comfortable than types offered in the past. When wearing metal braces, your orthodontist will see you for a check up about every six weeks. This will include adjustments, if needed, and a band swap. Metal braces include molar bands, brackets and wires working together to move your teeth. The colored bands of your choice hold the wires in place. Your orthodontist will bend and tighten the wires to guide your teeth to move together, apart or rotate as needed. Metal braces are visible but may be the most affordable braces option.

With Invisalign, the orthodontist uses clear liners which are changed out every few weeks. You can think of it as being similar to a thin night guard and they are basically hidden. The clear liners or trays are made using a mold of your mouth which will be taken at your first appointment. Typically it takes several weeks to get the first set with each following set undergoing small adjustments to gradually straighten your smile. The clear liners can be removed to eat and to brush your teeth. Most orthodontic concerns can be taken care of with Invisalign braces, however some may require metal braces. Your orthodontist will be able to determine this with an evaluation.

Same Day Braces

Many adults are busy and on the go with career, families and other obligations. We offer same day braces for adults with the initial fitting process done in as little as two visits. We will be happy to discuss the same-day program during your initial consultation to see if it is a good fit for your orthodontic needs.

We have a full service office with orthodontics on-site at Sky Dental Arizona. You will have added convenience, plus peace of mind, knowing your braces are being handled by dental professionals you trust in one office. Isn’t time to invest in something that is important to you? Your straight, healthy smile will be worth it! Call us today and let us discuss braces options for adults with you.

 

 

 

 

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Tooth Discoloration: Teeth Whitening Options

It will come as no surprise to most adults that a recent survey showed 80 percent of Americans aged 18 to 49 want whiter teeth. Annually Americans spend more than one billion dollars on over-the-counter teeth whitening products according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Anyone can whiten their teeth at home but this can be problematic if you have oral health issues. Some home treatments may damage your teeth and gums. You can find all kinds of ways to whiten teeth, many claiming a natural remedy. The American Dental Association (ADA) wants to make clear that just because something is natural, does not mean it is good to use for whitening your teeth. Professional teeth cleaning is the answer for many people.

At Home Options

Over the counter options include teeth whitening strips, LED teeth whitening pens, and boil and bite whitening trays. Whitening tooth paste is not much of a viable option in that it usually does not result in much of a noticeable change in appearance.

Teeth whitening strips are applied to your teeth one or two times per day for a period of time determined by the brand you choose and tend to make your teeth anywhere from two to four shades whiter. Often the results are uneven due to the fact that the strips can’t go into the spaces between your teeth.

Boil-and-bite whitening trays are put into boiling water to allow the material to soften. After drying the tray, it’s placed in your mouth until the material stiffens. It creates a type of custom tray to be filled with whitening gel. This can promise to make teeth a few shades whiter, but it’s rarely a consistent outcome..

cosmetic dentistProfessional Options

Professional teeth whitening options have never been simpler or more convenient, with in-office treatments that are safe and comfortable. At Sky Dental, we offer laser whitening via the Zoom system to a dentist-grade bleaching session which can instantly remove years of stains from your teeth. It is part of our long list of cosmetic dentistry treatments.

One of the major differences in having a professional teeth whitening is it is not one size fits all It is custom-designed to give you personally the best results for your teeth. Our office treatments are speedier than at-home treatments.

For many teeth whitening patients at our Glendale and Phoenix offices, laser whitening yields better results than bleach. The treatment is about 30 minutes from start to finish with instant results. This procedure can whiten your teeth significantly and possibly last for up to five years. Some patients do experience teeth sensitivity, which can be controlled with a special toothpaste used before the laser treatment.

Professional grade bleaching is many times more effective than at home bleaching, yielding a much whiter shade of teeth. A skilled dentist must apply these powerful treatments and it is only safe when done by a professional. This whitens teeth significantly but may require more than one treatment and also can cause sensitivity.

Even though at home treatment can yield some results, they will not be long lasting and have to be repeated frequently. Professional whitening is much more effective and lasts for years. You also can be sure the treatment is safe when it is done in a dental office.

At Sky Dental Arizona, we offer a number of cosmetic options for brightening your smile like white fillings, veneers or caps in addition to whitening treatment. To regain the bright smile you love, call us today for consultation so we can help you feel confident with a dazzling smile.

 

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Make Sure Your Smile is Ready for a Good First Impression

There are many times in life when you want to make a good first impression. It might be for a job interview, meeting your fiance’s parents, or attending a new church. You prepare by thinking about what you will wear, what you will talk about and how you will look. Often your best impression is made by a confident smile.

Have you ever seen someone who covers their mouth when they begin to laugh or smile? One in three young adults, ages 18-34, say they are self conscious about smiling due to gum and teeth issues. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 38 percent say life is less satisfying due to the condition of their teeth and mouth.

About 30 percent of that same group of young adults have untreated tooth decay. This is the highest of any age group documented by the ADA. This may happen due to lack of dental insurance or money and some in this group may not know there are dental treatments to repair their teeth or treat gum issues.

replacementsTreatment Plans For a Loose or Missing Tooth

No matter your age, if you have a loose or missing tooth, it is important to call us at Sky Dental immediately for an appointment. Ignoring the issue won’t make it any less damaging. Jaw bone loss is directly tied to missing teeth.

Here are some treatment options our expert staff at Sky Dental offers for a loose or missing tooth:

Mouth Guards – Loose teeth due to grinding your teeth can be treated with a mouth guard designed to fit you individually and to wear while you sleep.

Splints – When possible, we will splint a loose tooth giving it time to heal. This often saves the tooth whether it is loose due to an injury or gum disease.

Dental Treatments – If you have a cavity causing a tooth to be loose, it can be treated and filled. If you have gum disease, we can create a treatment plan to improve your diagnosed issue.

Bridges – This device is used to “bridge” gaps when one or more teeth are missing. A crown is placed on either side of the gap with a false tooth in between. Your Sky Dental dentist will follow the typical crown procedure creating “abutment teeth” to hold or anchor the false tooth in place. The false tooth can be made from resin, ceramic, porcelain or metals. If it is seen when you smile, the tooth will be made to look as much like your natural teeth as possible.

Dental Implants – Teeth can be replaced with dental implants. This treatment is permanent and can promote bone growth while giving you a tooth that can last a lifetime. Dental implants are created with titanium and when put in your jaw, replace the missing tooth root. The implant is covered with a crown designed to match your natural teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene

The number one habit to prevent a loose tooth, which can lead to a missing tooth, is good oral hygiene. The ADA recommends brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day, as well as keeping an appointment for a professional cleaning every six months. We can catch issues early beginning treatment before they become more of a problem.

Smile with Confidence

Good oral hygiene along with regular treatment can go a long way to give you a confident smile. When you have gum or teeth problems hindering you from a confident first impression, no matter the occasion, allow Sky Dental to treat the issues. We will get you ready with a sparkling smile to make that great first impression! Get in touch.

 

 

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Dental Anxiety: How to Overcome Your Fears

Going to the dentist causes many people to have a moment of panic. However, if you are truly scared or if you are so nervous that you refuse to go, it is important to recognize that you have genuine dental anxiety. This may be due to fear of pain or concern over the outcome of a dental exam.

However, it can also be due to post-traumatic stress caused by a bad experience in the past. Did you know that people with fear of hospitals or doctors are often afraid of the dentist as well? There are just so many ways that anxiety can develop.

At Sky Dental, our Arizona dentists and hygienists see many people with anxiety. We have been trained in how to help. In fact, the American Dental Association has researched this very subject. While there is no perfect solution for every person, there are some tips and tricks that every dental patient should know.

9 Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

  • Schedule with a Buddy
    Whether it’s your spouse or a friend, going to the dentist may be easier if you go as a team. Ask our scheduler about giving you overlapping or back-to-back appointments. Or, simply have them sit in the waiting room, ready to assist if your anxiety overwhelms you.
  • Tell the Team
    Our team may not know you have anxiety unless you tell them. Be sure to speak up and tell us your worries. You can go into as little or as much detail as you feel comfortable with. Simply saying out loud that you are very anxious can actually help you start to calm down. It will certainly give our team the chance to calm your fears as much as we can. The sooner we know, the sooner we can begin to help.
  • Ask Questions.
    One reason that people have anxiety is that they are afraid of the unknown. We can tell you what will happen, how long it will take and what to expect. Perhaps knowing the steps will help you feel in control.
  • Establish a Sign
    Why not establish a sign? Tell your hygienist or dentist that you will raise your hand if your anxiety is overwhelming you.
  • Discuss Your Pain Tolerance
    Some people feel pain more than others. You may want to discuss pain levels before a procedure starts and use your signal to take a break, if it gets to be too much.
  • Put on Your Headphones
    You can listen to music, an interesting audiobook, or a favorite podcast. When listening to music, you can use visualization to picture yourself somewhere else. Best of all, it will block some sounds that may add to your anxiety.
  • Bring a Toy
    A stress ball is a great thing to squeeze. You should do it at regular intervals, counting in
    between squeezes, and this can take your mind off your anxiety. Other handheld objects that may work include a small stuffed animal or a fidget spinner.
  • Try Mindfulness
    Deep breathing exercises may help you relax. You can inhale while counting and then exhale while counting. You should do what feels comfortable to you. Counting helps you focus your mind on your breathing rather than the stressful situation.
  • Get in Touch with Your Tension
    Starting with your toes, relax each set of muscles. You can go all the way up and back down your body in a slow, steady scan. As you get in touch with where you hold your tension, you will occupy your mind with the exercise.

Now that you know more, we encourage you to schedule a dental cleaning. Make sure to discuss your worries with our team, and let’s get you on the road to oral health.

 

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Before and After: Cosmetic Teeth Bonding

Did you know that investing in your teeth and smile can positively affect not only your social life, but professional one as well? At Sky Dental, our capable Arizona cosmetic dentists have the skills to offer you an improved smile with cosmetic teeth bonding and more.

A Penn State University study from about ten years ago concluded smiling makes you look good to others. In addition, when we smile we seem more likeable and people see us as competent. This study was mentioned in a Forbes article about the untapped power of smiling.

Statistically, almost 40 percent of all Americans unhappy with their smile think they would have a better social life with a better smile. Have you ever known anyone who covers their mouth when they laugh or refuses to smile because they are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth? Almost 60 percent of people, in general, feel that a person with a straight, attractive smile is more competent and successful.

There are many options for cosmetic dentistry to improve and enhance your smile. One of those options available at Sky Dental Arizona is teeth bonding.

What Is Teeth Bonding?

Bonding refers to a resin which is used to cosmetically repair the tooth, making it look as if there were no issue. It is a cosmetic dental procedure used for repairing cracked, chipped or broken teeth. It can also improve discolored teeth, mismatched length and gaps.

The resin color is similar to your natural tooth so it blends in and looks natural. It is important to do these repairs, not only for confidence, but also for your oral health. Bonding will prevent further damage, protecting your damaged tooth and the surrounding teeth.

Teeth bonding works best for minor injuries with little decay. If you have lost a tooth or have one that is severely damaged, a dental implant may be the favored option over bonding. Bonding also works best when you are happy with your teeth color. If you want to whiten your teeth, it needs to be done before bonding.

cosmetic dentistWhat Happens During The Bonding Appointment?

Your dental appointment for teeth bonding is usually completed in one visit and will not require anesthesia unless you’re having other work done. Numbing may be needed if the chip on your tooth is near a nerve and could be painful.

Sky Dental’s cosmetic dentist will choose the composite resin that matches your natural teeth. Next the surface of your tooth will be roughened a bit in order to apply the bonding agent. Then your dentist will shape the resin to repair your tooth. Finally, the bonding is dried with a UV light and can still be shaped after it has hardened.

The procedure is safe and if you happen to damage the resin, you can have it easily repaired. Overall, the composite resin breaks or chips less than veneers or crowns making it a long-lasting choice for brightening your smile.

Taking Care Of Bonded Teeth

Even though your tooth is repaired with teeth bonding, you need to take good care of it just as you do your natural teeth. There is nothing to replace good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing, to keep your teeth and gums healthy preventing decay and gum disease. To protect the bonding, avoid chewing on anything like ice cubes. Hard candies can damage the bond just as it can your natural teeth.

Resin is not as resistant to stains as your natural tooth enamel. It will discolor with a lot of coffee or wine drinking along with smoking. The resin cannot be whitened leaving only replacement or veneers if you want to get rid of stains.

It is important to remember that whitening your teeth is best done before you do any teeth bonding. While whitening won’t harm the resin, you will see a difference in color because the bond color will stay the same while your natural teeth enamel will whiten.

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Your teeth are strong but not indestructible. Teeth bonding is a good method for repairing chips, cracks and gaps. It’s pain free, long-lasting, and done in one appointment. Contact us at Sky Dental today to set up an appointment so we can evaluate whether teeth bonding is the right cosmetic treatment for you. It is worth the investment to have confidence in your smile!

 

 

 

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Reasons Your Dentist May Recommend A Crown

Dental Crowns are quite common, but despite this, many people don’t know what a crown is or why a dentist would recommend it. A crown is a cap to cover a damaged tooth, and it can extend the tooth’s life for years.

In addition to repair, a dental crown may be used for cosmetic dentistry. A tooth can be restored to its original size and shape improving the appearance of the damaged tooth. Here at Sky Dental, Arizona’s highly rated cosmetic dentists can use their skills to install dental crowns for multiple reasons.

Why Do Dental Patients Need a Crown?

Improved Appearance – Crowns can be used to improve teeth that are misshapen, discolored or have large spaces in between. The procedure is a conservative, minimally invasive way to improve the appearance of your teeth giving your more confidence in your smile.

Root Canals – A root canal hollows out your tooth leaving the shell of the tooth weakened. A crown becomes a necessary treatment to strengthen the tooth preventing future damage and breakage.

Worn Teeth – Excessive wear and tear on your teeth can lead to the need for a dental crown. This can happen when you grind your teeth causing them to become shorter or have an acidic diet or reflux leading to erosion of your teeth as acid wears away the enamel. At Sky Dental, we can use crowns to restore your teeth protecting them from further damage.

Cavities – When a cavity covers half a tooth, a crown may be essential because the tooth is weak and open to breaking. In addition, large older fillings may need to be replaced by a crown when there is little of the original tooth remaining or it begins to fracture.

Prevention – Dental crowns may be recommended as a preventative treatment for teeth that may be weak, damaged or at risk for breaking. This corrects the issue before too much damage is incurred possibly resulting in a root canal or pulling the tooth.

Dental Crown Procedure

The first step is your dentist administering a local anesthetic in order to prevent pain during the treatment. If a filling is necessary to shore up the tooth, it will be completed next.

When the tooth is ready, the dentist will make an impression of the tooth to be used for the creation of the crown. A shade guide will be used to make sure the crown matches the natural color of your teeth as closely as possible. Next, your dentist will shave down the tooth making room for the crown. Before leaving, a temporary crown will be placed on your tooth allowing you to eat and speak normally until the permanent crown is installed.

The temporary crown will be replaced with a permanent one a few weeks after your initial appointment. This crown which is made to match your teeth will be held in place by a cement or dental glue. This appointment is quick and painless lasting only a few minutes. A short video from the American Dental Association (ADA) displays the basics of how getting a crown works.

cosmetic dentistCaring For Your Crown

It is essential to treat the permanent crown as you do your natural teeth. Good Oral Hygiene can only be accomplished by thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis. This is the key oral health leading to gums and teeth which are healthy throughout the course of your life.

Keeping your six month routine check up at the dentist is your best preventive measure allowing the hygienist to conduct a thorough cleaning after which your dentist will be on the lookout for any possible problems like cavities, decay or gum disease. It has been proven your oral health is closely tied to your overall health and should be taken very seriously.

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At Sky Dental, we look forward to hearing from you as you schedule your check-ups. If you have any issues with your teeth and feel that a crown or another procedure may be a good option for keeping your teeth healthy, please go ahead and make an appointment to be evaluated.

 

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Before and After: Veneers

Before And After: Veneers

Have you ever dreamed of the perfect smile — never having to worry about any unsightly chips, cavities or stains on your teeth and smiling anytime you want with great confidence? We can help that dream come true with veneers at Sky Dental Offices in Phoenix, Arizona.

You don’t have to go to a separate office to make this happen. We can handle all of your dental needs right in our offices including cosmetic dentistry. One great option for that perfect smile is to go with veneers which look like your natural teeth. With proper maintenance, veneers can last over 20 years.

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Veneer Facts

Veneers are great options for covering imperfections. It is a thin cover which will be permanently fixed to the chosen teeth. You can address chips, breaks, cracks, discoloration, oddly shaped teeth and gaps.

One thing that people love about veneers is that they look natural. During the first visit, your dentist will let you know what to expect during the multiple appointments to get finished veneers.

There are two types of veneers. One is ceramic (laminate) veneers and the other is resin-based composite veneers. The American Dental Association gives more details on the options in one of their articles on veneers.

How Are Veneers Done?

Usually on the first appointment, your teeth chosen for veneers will be filed and shaped. Once part of your teeth are shaped, it is permanent, similar to when you have a tooth filed down for a crown. After shaping your teeth, a mold will be taken which will then be sent to a lab where your natural-looking veneers will be created.

You will leave the office with a set of bonds that won’t look as perfect as your finished veneers. This will provide you with a comfortable smile until your next appointment. It will take two to three weeks for your veneers to be completed at the lab.

At the veneer appointment, they will be permanently affixed to your teeth with a dental cement. It’s an easy and quick process. Your veneers will be tested for sturdiness and they will be flossed to make sure the proper amount of space is left for you to floss and brush your teeth. Great oral hygiene will be the key to having long-lasting veneers.

Best Pro For Veneers

The big pro to veneers is the fact that they are non-invasive with no surgery required. Unlike implants and dentures, veneers don’t require anything to secure them to your natural teeth beyond dental cement. This is a big advantage for many patients who want as little discomfort as possible.

CALL US TODAY to set up an appointment for evaluation to see if veneers are a great fit for you. We offer reasonable rates and easy financing which may be needed since veneers in general are a cosmetic treatment. At Sky Dental, we look forward to treating you and seeing you smile with confidence and happiness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All On 4 Dental Implants Available At Your Dentist

Worried about missing teeth? Fortunately, you live in an era where there is a more permanent solution than dentures. It’s called All on 4 dental implants. This treatment technique has been developed since the late 1970s, and due to advanced technology, is now a great alternative to dentures.

By the way, you aren’t alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, over 36 million Americans have no teeth. Why do so many of us lose teeth? This can happen from wear, injury, decay, disease and sometimes cancer.

Usually you would be referred by your dentist to a dental surgeon to place the implants. We are excited to let you know that at Sky Dental Offices in Phoenix, AZ, we are able to do your evaluation, exam and All on 4 treatment in our offices. We are one-stop shopping for all of your dental needs!

If you have lost one or more teeth, it is very important that you schedule an appointment to get an assessment. Leaving a missing tooth to fend for itself ends up causing possible bone deterioration and disease.

All on 4What Is All On 4 Procedure?

The All on 4 is a prosthodontic, which simply means the replacement of missing teeth, procedure. It can provide a permanent same-day replacement for the entire upper or lower set of teeth or both. That is why some offices call the All on 4 procedure “Teeth in a Day.” It is also known as implant supported hybrid procedures.

If you have one or two teeth missing, your permanent teeth would be replaced with a dental implant. The natural root of the tooth is replaced with an artificial titanium root. One of the great benefits to implants is your natural jawbone accepts the root and grows and strengthens around it. A small post or abutment is placed on top of the implant which is then covered with a crown. The crown is made to match your natural teeth in size and color.

The All on 4 procedure is an expansion of the dental implant. A hybrid device allows your surgeon to replace upper or lower teeth with four implants – thus the All on 4 name. It not only lessens the time it takes to have the surgery, but lessens your healing time as well. When it is required, sometimes an extra implant will be used to secure your teeth. There is also the possibility of teeth being pulled to make room for the implants. In some instances, the dental surgeon may use a bone graft.

Benefits Of All On 4 Procedure

The top benefit of the All on 4 treatment is better oral health for you. It is a permanent solution to your missing teeth and gives you stability in so many ways that dentures cannot provide. When you choose All on 4, these dental implants prevent bone loss which is a natural byproduct of loose or missing teeth.

The permanent solution also gives you teeth that feel and look like your natural teeth. You are able to brush and floss your teeth twice daily as recommended along with keeping regular cleaning appointments. Good oral hygiene will take care of the All on 4 teeth and when this is done, they can last a lifetime.

One of the most enjoyable benefits of the treatment is in your smile! Unlike dentures, your teeth will not move, slip or need any adhesive to stay put. You can speak, smile, laugh and eat with confidence.

What Will An All On 4 Evaluation Be Like?

Our dentist will conduct a thorough examination, including x-rays and scans to assess the jaw structure and if there is any bone loss. If the All on 4 procedure is right for you, impressions will be made of your mouth and sent for use with the creation of your new teeth. Appointments will then be set up for the day of your procedure and follow ups. It is a big advantage to have all of your treatment done in one office!

CALL US TODAY to set up an appointment for evaluation to see if All on 4 will work for you. We offer reasonable rates and easy financing. At Sky Dental, we look forward to helping you feel confident and ready to display your dazzling smile.

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Dental Implants Available at your Dentist

When you have a loose tooth and consult dental offices in Phoenix, AZ, sometimes the requirement is removing the tooth. Teeth can also be lost by adults through injury or grinding teeth. However, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss.

Usually you have to visit your dentist, then after they pull your tooth or do an exam on your already missing teeth, you are referred to a dental surgeon to place the implants. We are excited to let you know that at Sky Dental Offices in Phoenix, AZ, we are able to do all of the work you need in our office. Think of us as your one-stop shopping spot for all of your dental needs! We not only do all of your dental exams, but we also have qualified specialists to complete your dental implants as well.

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How will my dentist secure the implant?

The root of your tooth is replaced by the oral surgeon with a titanium piece which is the actual implant. Next, after the jaw heals and the implant bonds with the bone, a support post will be attached to the implant where the newly made tooth, or crown, will be placed.

In general, one implant is placed for one tooth, but if it is one of the large molars in the back of your jaw with two or three roots, larger implants will be used to replace these teeth. If a larger number of teeth are needed, your dental offices in phoenix can do what is called All-on-4 implants which can be combined to replace all of your upper or lower set of teeth. This is the modern alternative choice to dentures.

Get all your Dental work done in One office

When you have a loose tooth or have lost a tooth, you must act quickly. The faster you receive treatment, the better it will be for your overall oral health. Fortunately for you, Sky Dental is able to evaluate your teeth with a dental exam and can also give you dental implants all in the same office if that is the needed treatment plan.

If you want to know more about your options for replacing your tooth, please get in touch with us to discuss a treatment plan at Sky Dental Offices in Phoenix, AZ, where we offer all the services you need for your most dazzling smile. Call your Sky Dental office today to confirm your scheduled appointment or to set up a new appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!