Dental Implants In a Day! It is Totally Possible

Losing your teeth can be embarrassing. Don't cancel your date tonight! Visit Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens they can do dental implants in a day at My Scottsdale Dentist. Come in and restore that beautiful smile of yours.

A dental implant procedure typically takes a few months to finalize. But wait, I thought you said they could do it in a day? They can! While the full procedure will not be completed for a few months, My Scottsdale Dentist can provide you with temporary implants, so that you can carry on with your normal life in the meantime. You'll be able to see what your restored smile will look and feel like, and the best part is no one will ever know!

The key to dental implants is replacing the root of the missing tooth. Metal anchors will be surgically inserted into your jaw. These anchors need to bond with your jaw bone or else the procedure won't be successful. It typically takes 2 to 6 months for the anchors to completely bond. In the meantime, Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens will fit you for temporary teeth to wear for this period of time.

Once the anchors have bonded with the jaw bone, small posts are attached to the anchors. These protrude through the gums, and will have teeth attached to them. Finally, Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens will create artificial teeth to attach to the aforementioned posts using dental impressions.

Modern dental implants are completely safe and look great! Believe it or not there is historical proof of dental implants dating all the way back to the ancient Mayans in 660 AD. Back then they didn't have a wonderful place like My Scottsdale Dentist. Their doctors would find and shape pieces of shells that were suitable for teeth and then hammer these pieces into a patient's jaw. Luckily technology has advanced past this early practice!

Contact us for more information about dental implants in a day and other dental issues.

Post Date: December 31, 2014

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ: The Perfect Gift to Yourself

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ: The Perfect Gift to Yourself

When it comes to the holidays, most people think of others when it comes to gift giving, which is the way it should be. But sometimes you need to think of yourself as well. With Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ, you can give yourself the perfect gift. Most people want to look attractive and your teeth are a big part of how others perceive you. With teeth that are crooked, missing, discolored, too large or too small, Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens at My Scottsdale Dentist can help change all of that and give you a look that is natural yet attractive and perfect for your own look. There are many options available and either Dr. Steven Poulos or Dr. Sid Stevens can help you choose the right one for you. Whether it is veneers you need, dentures, orthodontics, or teeth whitening; you will be able to change your entire look and show off a new smile. At My Scottsdale Dentist, they will help you make the right decision and in most cases, you can even see what your new smile will look like before you get started on the actual procedure. This allows you to make any changes so that you are totally satisfied with the outcome. All you have to do is contact us to set up an appointment; it's that easy to get started. You owe it to yourself to look your best and give the gift of a perfect smile for the new year.

Post Date: December 19, 2014

Achieve Your Perfect Smile in Time For Holiday Photos With Veneers in Scottsdale

Achieve Your Perfect Smile in Time For Holiday Photos With Veneers in Scottsdale

You look forward to the holidays all year. You love seeing the whole family together and the smiles on your kid's faces when they open the perfect present. As your looking back through last year's photos you can't help but notice the beautiful bright, white teeth of your children and your not so bright teeth. You've always been a little self-conscious. After all, you couldn't help but notice they've been looking a little dull lately, but seeing it laid out for eternity in the family photo album is a little unnerving. Sure, you could give up smiling, but there is a better option. Veneers in Scottsdale can give you the beautiful smile you've always dreamed of in time for this year's holiday photos.

Porcelain veneers are made up of a compilation of thin ceramic layers and a thin adhesive later. To apply the veneers a minimal amount of tooth enamel is removed to create room for the veneers. This allows a better fit and a more natural appearance.

Veneers are an excellent choice for teeth that have become dull or discolored, teeth that are fractured, gaps between teeth, and misshapen teeth. If your teeth have yellowed over time or become dull because of superficial stains, porcelain veneers may be the best option.

After removing a small amount of enamel, the dentist will make an impression of your teeth. This model is used to construct your veneers in as little as 1-2 weeks. The dentist will then prepare your teeth for the veneers by cleaning, polishing, and etching them. A special cement is then used to apply the veneers to your teeth. After which the dentist will use a special light to bond the veneer causing it to harden and cure quickly. After any excess cement is removed, the dentist will ask you to return in a couple of weeks to examine the veneer's placement, how your bite is adjusting, and how your gums are responding to the veneers.

Contact us for more information on how to have your perfectly white smile in time for this holiday season. If you're unhappy with the color and shape of your teeth, porcelain veneers may be the perfect option for restoring your youthful smile.

Post Date: December 11, 2014

No, You Can’t Super-Glue Your Loose Implant: Try Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Instead

No, You Can't Super-Glue Your Loose Implant: Try Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Instead

If you live in North Scottsdale and you've had a dental implant, chances are you have the resources to return to the dentist if your implant gets loose.

But you also might be a DIY aficionado and figure, well, if you can caulk your own bathroom, you must surely be able to fix your own implant.

You might find out you're wrong. You might try some super glue and discover that the moisture from your saliva deactivates the glue. Then you're left with a mouthful of super-glue clumps and a still-wobbly implant.

You might also order some bonding material online, then try to yank off the implant crown with a pair of pliers. You might then be horrified to learn that your crown was screwed in, not cemented in. You might also shatter the crown.

Having a loose dental implant is not a time to test your handyman abilities. You need trained hands and the latest equipment to pinpoint the cause of your loose implant and employ the best strategy to save it.

First, you have to determine whether it's just the crown that's loose, or the implant itself (the metal part that's inserted into your gums). If it's the former, then the dentist can remove the crown, clean the abutment and reattach the crown.

If it's the latter, your implant might be failing and the dentist can take immediate action to help save your implant.

If you're seeking cosmetic dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ, then look no further. My Scottsdale Dentist is the center for you.

Don't wait any longer. Contact us and we'll get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.

Post Date: December 2, 2014