Get Your New Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale and have a smile you love!

Get Your New Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale and have a smile you love!

If you are looking for an effective way to replace one of your missing teeth after an extraction or after you have an accident, then you should consider a dental implant. Prior to the tremendous advances in technology, patients who lost one or more multiple teeth to various reasons would have to settle for dentures.

Now, we have sophisticated technology that allows patients to receive their new teeth in a day in Scottsdale. The dental implants are designed to look exactly like the natural teeth that are already in your mouth. If a patient does not have enough bone density or they have a limited budget, the All-on-4 procedure is definitely an ideal solution. Any adult who thought having dental implants were out of their zone can now benefit from this solution.

Why Should You Consider All-on-4 Teeth in A Day in Scottsdale?

  • You will get your teeth in a day. How great is that?
  • You can not remove them so they will not become uncomfortable or fall out unexpectedly.
  • You clean them similar to the way you clean your natural teeth.
  • You do not have to remove them after you eat something or when you are going to bed at night.
  • No gag reflex
  • You can eat what you want
  • You will not need to use any adhesives or cleaning solutions.
  • The teeth are designed to fit your mouth, so your mouth will be comfortable at all times.
  • Can last for a number of years as long as you take care of them properly
  • You will have your smile back

With All-on-4 dental implants, you will have teeth in a day in Scottsdale that will feel like real teeth and they will do their job just like real teeth. When you eat, smile, speak, and laugh, the confidence that may have slipped away will return. You will look and feel better about your quality of life that you have renewed.

Contact us at My Scottsdale Dentist if you are interested in scheduling a consultation.

Post Date: January 26, 2015

Can Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ Treat Depression?

Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ offered at My Scottsdale Dentist believes everyone deserves a healthy smile.

A study published in December 2014 challenged the conventional notion that individuals with any degree of tooth loss need treatment to replace the missing teeth. The study found that individuals with tooth loss did not experience a significant reduction in ability to chew until they had lost quite a few teeth. In order to chew, individuals only needed a few cutting teeth at the front and a few molars at the back of the mouth. The authors of the study concluded that rushing to immediately replace any missing teeth is a misguided approach. Alarmingly, they suggested cutting back on public funds intended to help the poor obtain dentures and other replacements for missing teeth.

What about bone loss?

The focus on maintaining a reasonable ability to chew in the face of tooth loss does seem to neglect many important factors. For example, tooth loss invariably leads to gradual loss of bone from the jaw. If the tooth loss is treated quickly, there is almost always sufficient bone left to perform a simple dental implantation procedure to support a prosthetic tooth. If, however, the tooth loss is not treated for a considerable period of time, replacement of teeth becomes a much more difficult and expensive proposition. Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ can help prevent this issue.

What about self-esteem?

The new study's focus on the ability to chew as being highly important for quality of life also seems to ignore the fact that the cosmetic appearance of the teeth is very important to most people. Stained, chipped and missing teeth can be devastating to a person's self-esteem, which will substantially affect quality of life. Many people with missing teeth are reluctant to smile or eat in public and feel very self-conscious, to the point of isolating themselves. Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ is a big confidence booster.


In fact, a study presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research reported a strong association between tooth loss and depression. The study analyzed data collected from a survey of around half a million individuals. The study found that individuals affected by tooth loss (due to periodontal disease) were also very likely to be affected by depression. The design of the study was unable to determine causation, namely it is unclear if depression causes tooth loss in some as yet undetermined fashion, or, more likely, that tooth loss can contribute to depression.

Smile again!

My Scottsdale Dentist can help if you are depressed, upset or self-conscious about your teeth with Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ. Whether the problem is one or more missing teeth, a chipped tooth, or badly stained teeth, we can help. We understand that the appearance of your teeth is vitally important, just as important as being able to chew properly. Dr. Poulos and Dr. Stevens can help you smile again.

If you have any concerns about the appearance or health of your teeth, contact us for an appointment at our Scottsdale, AZ location today.

Post Date: January 16, 2015

How do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant is a way to create a prosthetic tooth. There are many ways to create prosthetic teeth without implants such as removable dentures and bridges. However, for a truly natural look and feel an implant is the best solution. Dental implants in Scotttsdale can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth.

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are placed into the jawbone. They usually consist of a titanium screw that is inserted into the bone. The bone is then allowed to grow into and around the screw. During the bone healing process a temporary crown is placed on the implant. Once the implant has healed, a permanent crown is used to replace the temporary crown.

Endosteal implants sound complicated, but most individuals can return to work the day after placement of the implant. The temporary crown functions reasonably well during the healing process (which can take several months). The permanent crown is custom-build to match the patient's other teeth, to provide the most cosmetically pleasing result possible.

Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum on top of the jawbone. They are usually only used with patients who lack sufficient bone in their jaw to hold endosteal implants. Patients who lack bone can undergo procedures to try to build sufficient bone to hold an endosteal implant, but this can be a complicated and time-consuming procedure that does not always work (see next section).

A subperiosteal implant is a sort of metal cage that rests over the jawbone underneath the soft tissue of the gum. A little metal post sticks up for attachment of the crowns. Subperiosteal implants are most often used to restore multiple missing teeth in the upper jaw. The bone in the upper jaw tends to be more porous and less likely to be able to support endosteal implants than the lower jaw.

Because the implant has to be custom-designed to each patient's jaw, these implants are more expensive than endosteal implants. The implantation procedure requires a more extensive surgical procedure to insert the metal structure underneath the gum tissue.

Bone Augmentation

Many individuals lack sufficient bone in their jaw to support an endosteal implant. Causes of insufficient bone include gum disease, loss of teeth some time prior to the attempt to place implants, and injuries to the face.

Bone grafts are the most common way to try to re-build the jawbone. Bone taken from other parts of the body or from donors is implanted under the gumline in a simple surgical procedure. Patients can usually return to work the day after the procedure, but need to take special precautions with oral hygiene while the grafts heal. It usually takes several months for the grafts to fully integrate into the bone. After the bone heals, endosteal implants are inserted.

Transosteal Implants

Transosteal implants are metal pins that go all the way through the jawbone and are anchored underneath the jawbone with a metal plate. They are placed much like endosteal implants, but require a much more invasive surgical procedure with an incision in the skin under the jaw. Transosteal implants are almost never used today. When they are used, they are only used on the lower jaw for patients with very limited bone structure.

Intramucosal Implants

These implants are placed to hold removable dentures more firmly in the mouth. They are inserted into the upper jaw on the outside of the gums. They look kind of like little silver bumps. The dentures snap into them to improve denture fit and chewing power.

Endosteal implants are the easiest and cheapest option. They also provide the best cosmetic results. Endosteal implants do require good bone for placement. The best way to ensure good bone is present is to replace the missing tooth (or teeth) as soon as possible after it is lost or extracted.

If you're about to lose a tooth, or lost one recently, don't delay. Contact us to make an appointment with Dr. Steven Poulos or Dr. Sid Stevens to discuss the possibility of getting dental implants in Scottsdale at My Scottsdale Dentist.

Post Date: January 12, 2015

How to Get A Complete New Set of Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale, Arizona

How to Get A Complete New Set of Teeth in a Day in Scottsdale, Arizona

If you are someone who hates the idea of having to get lots of new implants across many different appointments, there's a solution for that can get you new teeth in a day in Scottsdale, Arizona. The My Scottsdale Dentist practice has something called the All-on-4 implants plan that lets you get a full set of new teeth all in one day. Here's how it works.

All on 4 Procedure Overview

You can get brand new teeth in a day in Scottsdale, Arizona thanks to the skill of medical professionals like Dr. Steven Poulos and Dr. Sid Stevens. They've been doing procedures like this one for almost twenty years now, so they have a pretty good idea about what an amazing thing it can be to walk into their dentist office in the morning with a couple of failing teeth, and then walk out in the afternoon with a completely new smile and a new lease on life.

This procedure to get you brand new teeth in a day in Scottsdale involves using only four implants with two on each side as a way to anchor in a complete set of teeth for your mouth that are permanent. And the amazing thing is that this technique allows you to get your new teeth in a day, instead of having to wait as long as a year and a half with things like bone grafts and waiting around for your mouth to heal like the way it's done in other offices.

How to Get Started

If you want to avoid worrying about dentures, or if you are just worried about trying to handle many multiple teeth in your mouth giving you trouble all at once and would prefer just starting over, the all on 4 procedure could work for you beautifully.

All you have to do is contact us today to make the first step.

Post Date: January 2, 2015