All on 4 Implants Scottsdale, Brand new full set of teeth in just a day in Scottsdale

A dream that patients with dentures or multiple failing teeth often have is to just wake up one day with a full new set of brand new, permanent teeth. Well, this option is no longer just a dream with All on 4 Scottsdale. My Scottsdale Dentist can actually give you a whole new set of permanent teeth in one day.

Sometimes referred to as "All on 4" implants Scottsdale, this procedure uses just four permanent implants- two on each side- to anchor an entire set of permanent teeth to the top or bottom of the mouth. Because each individual tooth doesn't have to be implanted individually, the procedure can be done very quickly and painlessly while the patient is lightly sedated.

Traditional methods of restoring a full set of teeth required as long as 18 months of work- bone grafts, multiple implants and periods of healing. This lengthy procedure meant that not only did patients spend a lot of time in the dentist's chair, but they were frequently in discomfort and did not have a full set of functional teeth for over a year.

Replacing dentures with All on 4 teeth is the ideal option. Dentures are frustrating and uncomfortable on a daily basis, whereas All on 4 teeth are not. All on 4 teeth are firmly and permanently fixed, allowing for complete dietary freedom. And All on 4 teeth preserve the bone of the jaw which dentures do not. Having All on 4 teeth implanted can allow most individuals to bypass bone grafting.

An even better option than replacing dentures with All on 4 teeth is bypassing dentures altogether and going straight to All on 4 teeth. Individuals who are about to lose all of their teeth, or all of the upper or lower teeth due to various gum conditions can simply transition from their failing teeth straight to All on 4 permanent teeth.

The procedure is straightforward- the patient comes in to visit Dr. Steven Poulos or Dr. Sid Stevens for an evaluation appointment. During this appointment, measurements are taken and images of the mouth are acquired. The custom-made new teeth are quickly prepared to order, and when convenient for the patient, the patient returns to My Scottsdale Dentist for the implantation procedure. The patient goes home that same day with a brand-new, full set of fully functional teeth, even if extractions were necessary to install the new teeth.

After the implants have fused with the bone (about six months), the teeth themselves are changed out for a better-fitting, more cosmetically pleasing and sturdier set of permanent teeth. Changing the temporary first set of teeth for the permanent teeth is a simple procedure that does not require additional surgery.

We are a full-service family dentistry practice that has been serving the Scottsdale area for over 20 years. If you have any questions about teeth, do not hesitate to contact us.

Post Date: August 15, 2014

Not just for the heart, red wine shows promise as cavity fighter

For anyone searching for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, here's a good one: A new study has found that red wine, as well as grape seed extract, could potentially help prevent cavities. They say that their report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could lead to the development of natural products that ward off dental diseases with fewer side effects.

M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues explain that dental diseases are extremely common throughout the world. Cavities, periodontal disease and tooth loss affect an estimated 60 to 90 percent of the global population. The problems start when certain bacteria in the mouth get together and form biofilms, which are communities of bacteria that are difficult to kill. They form plaque and produce acid, which starts damaging teeth. Brushing, fluoride in toothpaste and water and other methods can help get rid of bacterial plaques, but the effects are limited. In addition, currently used antimicrobial rinses can change the color of the gums and alter taste, so people are less likely to use them for as long as they should. Some research has suggested that polyphenols, grape seed extract and wine can slow bacterial growth, so Moreno-Arribas' team decided to test them under realistic conditions for the first time.

They grew cultures of bacteria responsible for dental diseases as a biofilm. They dipped the biofilms for a couple of minutes in different liquids, including red wine, red wine without the alcohol, red wine spiked with grape seed extract, and water and 12 percent ethanol for comparison. Red wine with or without alcohol and wine with grape seed extract were the most effective at getting rid of the bacteria.

Post Date: August 8, 2014

Get the Look You Want With Implants in a Day

When it comes to your appearance, Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens at My Scottsdale Dentist know that it is important to get the look you want as fast as possible. Implants in a day allows you to change your entire smile, fast and with the look you want.

While your permanent implants take a bit longer than a day, you still get to start the process and not have any disruption into how you look. This works by placing temporary implants in a day in while you wait for your permanent ones.

Since the permanent dental implants are surgically placed, this typically takes a few visits that extend out over a few month's time. In the meantime, the temporary implants allow you to look your best but there is something more important that they achieve; they allow you to see how your permanent implants will look so that you have exactly what you want and aren't disappointed later. In fact, no one has to know that your teeth are not exactly what nature gave you because no one will be able to tell that you are waiting for the permanent implants.

Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens at My Scottsdale Dentist ensure that you are completely satisfied with what you have chosen before you get your permanent implants completed. Not only are you more certain of your new smile but by using Implants in a day, you don't have to wait to be seen with your new look.

Dental implants help in many areas such as helping to restore the ability to chew, your speech, digestion, bite issues or joint pain, help with facial tissue enhancement or restoration, replacing teeth, or even giving support to a bridge or dentures. Best of all, they make your appearance better so you have more confidence.

If you want to learn more about implants in a day or any other cosmetic procedure, please contact us at the My Scottsdale Dentist.

Post Date: August 8, 2014

Is Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Right For You?

With today's world of perfect celebrities with gleaming white smiles, having teeth that need work can lead to lower self-esteem and feeling like you don't want to smile at all. There are many forms of Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ that can not only make you look better but make you feel more confident as well.

  •  Veneers. Veneers are the perfect way to change your teeth and make them look better. These are a very fine piece of porcelain that can cover up a variety of tooth issues, from discoloration to chipped teeth and damaged teeth. What is great about veneers is that you can choose the shade, shape, and size to get an entirely different look or enhance the look you already have.
  • Dental Implants. Dental Implants are ideal for those that want a permanent solution to missing teeth. They're better than dentures because they are fitted into the jaw bone so that they are a stable and fixed solution.
  • Dentures. Missing or loose teeth affects not only your appearance but can make eating and enjoying food harder. Dentures are a solution that gives you a customized fit and since they are easy to maintain, they offer an easy way of fixing your teeth. These are typically lower in cost than some other Cosmetic Dentistry solutions so they are good for those on a more fixed budget as well.
  • Teeth Whitening. Teeth whitening is a good fix for those that simply have stained or discolored teeth. My Scottsdale Dentist is proud to utilize the Venus Tooth Whitening System to give you a brighter, whiter smile.
  • Invisalign and Orthodontics. Having straight teeth is possible with Invisalign and Orthodontics. Whether you choose Invisalign, which is an invisible type solution or traditional Orthodontics, Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens are there to help you every step of the way. Either solution can help you obtain the straight teeth and perfect look that you want.

No matter what issue you need correcting with your teeth, if you have asked yourself, "Is Cosmetic Dentistry right for me?" then My Scottsdale Dentist can help you make the right decision. If you want to talk to us or learn more simply contact us so we can help.

Post Date: August 1, 2014