Are Dental Implants Safe?

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If you have suffered the loss of one or more teeth, a dental implant is the most natural way to replace them. Unlike a bridge, which attaches to surrounding teeth and fills the gap, or a crown, which replaces only the top part of the tooth, a dental implant replaces the entire structure of the tooth, right down to the root. It looks, feels, and functions just like the tooth that was there before.

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How to Prevent Periodontal (Gum) Disease

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If you don’t maintain good dental hygiene, bacterial growth in your mouth can lead to periodontal (or gum) disease. Your gums might bleed or recede from your teeth, requiring early intervention. Gum disease is reversible if you catch it soon enough. However, if you don’t seek treatment or improve your brushing habits, a mild case of gingivitis can turn into full-blown periodontal disease with infections and tooth loss.

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Comparing Dental Implants, Dental Bridges and Dentures

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Dental technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are now a number of options when it comes to dealing with one or more missing teeth. Patients can now choose between custom-made removable dentures, a dental bridge, or permanent dental implants.

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AZ Periodontist: How Dr. Trujillo Can Help

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Young good looking man having dental treatment at dentist’s office.

How can an AZ periodontist help? Understanding this allows you to seek the necessary dental treatment you may need. A periodontist is an expert specializing in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions, impacting your teeth’ supporting tissues such as bone and gum. A periodontist can diagnose whether you have gum disease that requires a surgical procedure or help you with inflammation. A qualified AZ periodontist uses modern techniques to perform surgical and non-surgical procedures. In this guide, you’ll discover everything you need to know about an AZ periodontist. Read on.

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About Dental Implants

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Losing teeth as a child can be fun and exciting, but when you lose teeth as an adult, whether through an accident or injury or due to decay, there’s no tooth fairy and no natural replacement. Advancement in dentistry has given people many different options, from dentures to dental implants. Today, we’re taking a closer look at dental implants and the surgical procedure to place them.

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Start your day with a beautiful smile.

When you visit our office, your oral health is our top priority. Dr. Trujillo and his entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.