How to Care for Your Dental Implant

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Missing teeth are no laughing matter, and it is essential to deal with missing teeth—even if you are losing just one. You may have heard that dental implants offer the best replacement option because they are so much like your natural teeth. There is more good news about dental implants: They not only function like your natural teeth but caring for them is almost the same as caring for your natural teeth.

Let’s take a look at what entails with getting dental implants in Yuma, and in how you can expect to care for your implants afterward.

Getting Dental Implants

Before getting your dental implants, you will need to have a thorough examination of your mouth to ensure that it is healthy enough for dental implants. Your dentist will take x-rays and make models of your teeth and mouth.

Based on your current oral health and the number of teeth you are missing, you and your dentist will develop a treatment plan that will address your needs. You will want to make sure that you share all the information you can about your current physical health, including any medical issues you might have and medications you might take.

Your dentist will also want to discuss with you your expectations of the dental implant surgery. You should be aware that done in stages. The first step will be removing your damaged tooth or teeth. The jawbone will then prepared for surgery; bone grafting might involve if your jawbone has deteriorated.

There will be a healing process after the implants have placed into your jaw. It will usually be a few months, and then the implants will be fully integrated with your jaw. After your jaw has healed, crowns will be placed on the implants, giving you a tooth that looks very close to your natural tooth.  Unlike dentures, the dental implant will be permanent teeth, enabling you to eat and speak usually.

Dental Implants in Yuma AZ

Dental implants offer many benefits to people who choose them as a replacement option, including natural care. Brush and floss regularly, just as you would with your natural teeth. Be sure to visit your dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. For dental implants in Yuma, contact 32nd Street Dental Care!

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Irene Peters
Irene Peters
20:05 09 Dec 17
Dr. Carroll has state-of-the-art equipment and can do it all. I was able to get my new crown replaced on the same day with only the one visit. I've been going there for years and never had to wait past my appointment time. The office staff are all friendly, helpful, efficient, prompt, and make you feel at home and more importantly, comfortable. Dr. Carroll remembers details from prior visits and always follows up on them. A real bonus for me is that he has a way with giving the shots to numb your mouth without it hurting! I'm very grateful for the excellent care I get from Dr. Carroll and his staff.
Audrianna Daniel
Audrianna Daniel
16:55 25 Jan 18
I had such a wonderful experiance at this office! Switching from another local dentist was the best decision I ever made. Shanel, the hygienist, was absolutely amazing and Dr. Carroll was incredibly down to earth and attentive to any questions or concerns. The whole staff is just awesome and I can't recommend this office enough!
Carla Wolfe
Carla Wolfe
00:59 14 Jun 17
I was terrified of the dentist from past bad experience. My daughter had a traumatic experience at a local dentist as well. We have both started seeing Dr. Carroll and have had the most comfortable, reassuring experience. They are kind, knowledgeable and patient!! Thank you Dr. Carroll and Staff!! Second visit - 2/4/16 - Deep Clean Procedure and a Wisdom tooth extraction - Again, I can't say enough about my visit. The staff from the moment you walk in the door are professional and friendly. My procedure was 99.5% pain free and the extraction was 100% pain free. I was given information every step of the way and was made to feel comfortable at all times. This is an office with compassion, caring and understanding. I highly recommend this practice. I can't say thank you enough for the positive experience and dental work. Thank you!!
Lucinda Fox
Lucinda Fox
03:05 21 Jun 17
I have had an excellent experience with Dr. Carroll over the past -I have been with him since he started practice in Yuma. He and his staff have always treated me professionally and respectfully. I say 'had' because I just moved out of state and now I hope to find a new dentist as skilled as Dr. Carroll. My last visit was a highlight for me. He gave me a brand new, much improved smile by replacing my top front six teeth with crowns made by him on site. The change is amazing and I say "thank you Dr. Carroll!"
Sandy Baas
Sandy Baas
19:00 19 Oct 17
Sam Carroll , DMD, is knowledgable about all the latest and most effective dental procedures and treatment to make you SMILE... I have seen a caring and gentle approach with the very young patients ( My Grandaughter) and the concern he had with my 90 year old Father. Very comfortable yet professional atmosphere at all times!
Jill Castaneda
Jill Castaneda
20:20 21 Sep 17
Thank you for getting my son in and removing his wisdom tooth today. I would also like to thank you for the amazing service we received from everyone in the office and especially Dr. Carroll!! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr. Carroll and his staff are the best.
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