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Reliable Tooth Replacement for Cottonwood Residents

Dental implants are implanted directly into your jaw and the titanium posts act as artificial roots that create a stable foundation for dentures, crowns, and bridges. Peak Family Dental Care offers a number of options including traditional dental implants, mini dental implants, and same-day dental implants. Cottonwood residents have access to one of the top dentistry practices in the country. Dr. Bryan Shanahan offers his patients the most modern techniques and technology to improve their patients’ smiles.
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Should I Replace My Missing Teeth?

Yes! Replacing missing teeth isn’t just a matter of aesthetics. Missing teeth can lead to serious dental and general health problems. When a tooth falls out or is removed, there is a gap left behind that can cause dental collapse, bite problems and TMJ disorders. Your other teeth will begin to move out of position and into the space where the other tooth was. This makes it more difficult to fix the problem later, while also creating problems for your gums which can result in gum disease and erosion of the jaw (into which the dental implants are installed). You could even end up with serious infections that can be very dangerous.
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Benefits of Dental Implants

We highly recommend implant-supported restorations as they provide patients with many benefits unavailable with traditional tooth replacement options such as:
  • Superior Durability
  • Protection for Long-Term Oral Health
  • Improved Function and Aesthetics
  • Prevention of Further Bone Loss
  • Increased Comfort
  • Unrivaled Support and Stability

You can restore full form and function to your smile with confidence when choosing dental implants. At our practice, we provide all phases of treatment. You can work with our trusted doctors to receive and restore dental implants with high-quality crowns, bridges, or dentures.

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Dental implants are nearly indistinguishable from real teeth.

Implants Customized for You

There are three different kinds of dental implants that Peak Family Dental Care provides. These include:

Mini Dental Implants – These are useful for those who lack sufficient bone density for traditional dental implants. They are not as durable, however.

Same-Day Dental Implants – These are ideal for specific patients but not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. If you are, you can leave our office with an entirely new set of teeth the same day that you walked in.

Traditional Dental Implants – These can accommodate the vast majority of patients but the process requires that they have sufficient bone density and the procedure takes place over multiple visits.

Your doctor will help you determine which type of implant is best for you.

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What’s the Treatment Process for Dental Implants?

Different patients have different needs. Some patients require procedures be performed beforehand in order to ensure there is enough bone in their jaw to support dental implants. This requires a bone grafting technique to restore bone law caused by aging or gum disease. Some patients may require a sinus lift in order to restore bone loss in their upper jaw. In cases where a patient requires a full arch replacement, we will need to extract the remaining teeth. Once these preliminary treatments are finished, you will be cleared for surgery.

During surgery, we implant the implant posts into which the false teeth will be installed. We use a number of sedation techniques to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. If you require IV sedation, we will bring in an anesthesiologist to assist during the surgery. We may also use nitrous oxide or another sedative to improve your experience of the surgery.

The surgery is somewhat invasive. Incisions will need to be made into your gums at the predetermined implant sites. The posts are then inserted into the jawbone and sutured. It will take between three to six months before the posts are integrated completely with your jawbone. While osseointegration is occurring, you will be provided with temporary dentures. Once you are fully healed we can begin creating lifelike teeth for your implants.

Calm, Comfortable Dental Treatment for Flagstaff, Cottonwood, and Sedona Patients

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