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By Your Family Dentist, PC
June 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants from your dentist in Peoria, AZ, can give you back your smile.

Do you need to bring back your smile? Are your teeth badly damaged, or are you missing your teeth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to discover the benefits of dental implants!

Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, offers comprehensive dental care services, including dental implants to give you back your smile. He proudly serves residents of Glendale, and Phoenix, AZ, and he can help your smile too!

Dental implants can benefit you and your smile in many ways. Consider these amazing advantages dental implants have to offer:

  • They look just like your natural teeth; dental implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that look just like natural tooth enamel.
  • They are firmly anchored in place by bone; dental implants are embedded in the bone in your jaw, so they will never move around.
  • They are easy to clean and maintain; you simply brush and floss your dental implants right along with your natural teeth.
  • They are the most successful surgical implant; according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, dental implants have a success rate of over 95 percent.

Dental implants allow you to:

  • Replace a single missing tooth with one dental implant
  • Replace several missing teeth with several implants or an implant-supported bridge 
  • Replace an entire arch of teeth with an implant-supported denture

Dental implant screws are placed during a simple procedure performed right in the office. During the healing period, bone fills in around the implant screws, anchoring them in place. After the implant screws are completely stable, they are capped with spectacular dental crowns, and you have a new smile!

To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how they can give you back your smile, call Dr. Yadav of Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, at (623) 878-3300 now!

By Your Family Dentist, PC
July 06, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Millions of people in the U.S. have lost one or more teeth. If you’re in the same boat, you’re probably considering getting dental implants to address your tooth loss. So until you consult with your dentist Dr. Yati Yada at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, here are some things to take into account when determining your eligibility for dental implants. Dr. Yadav cares for patients in the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ areas.

The Majority of People are Great Candidates for Dental Implants

Implants could restore all, a couple, or one of your teeth. Generally speaking, great candidates for implants are those that have sufficient jawbone for anchoring and supporting the restorations. They should likewise be old enough that their jawbones have stopped developing. Additionally, their oral health should be in top condition. Fortunately, even if you don’t have adequate jawbone, you might still qualify for implants. But you will need to undergo a bone graft, which is a procedure that will help rebuild your jawbone and prepare it to receive an implant.

The Evaluation Process

A successful dental implantation surgery begins with a thorough assessment done by your dentist. During the assessment, your mouth, teeth, jaw, as well as overall health will be evaluated. This will help your dentist determine the condition of your jawbone, sinus nerve location, and shape of the sinuses to make accurate recommendations for the procedure. You’ll also need to undergo a thorough health assessment because your health history will play a significant part in how well or not the implant will fuse to your jawbone.

Who’s Not an Ideal Dental Implant Candidate?

Uncontrolled or untreated gum disease, cancer, diabetes, alcoholism, and smoking are top risk factors that could negatively impact the success of implantation surgery. Likewise, those with particular habits like teeth grinding might place too much force on the dental implant and cause long-term damage.

To Learn If You’re Eligible for Dental Implants, Talk to Us

Call (623) 878-3300 to arrange an evaluation with your dentist Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ and serving the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ area.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
May 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Most children's permanent teeth erupt on a fairly predictable schedule. Sometimes, though, one or more teeth might not develop as they should — or at all.

These absent teeth pose functional problems for chewing and hygiene, which can affect long-term dental health. But they can also have a disruptive effect on an otherwise attractive smile if the missing teeth are the upper lateral incisors in the most visible part of the smile.

You normally find this pair of teeth on either side of the upper central incisors (the two front-most teeth). On the other side of the lateral incisors are the canine or eye teeth, known for their pointed appearance. Without the lateral incisors, the canines tend to drift into the space next to the central incisors. This can produce an odd appearance even a layperson will notice: only four teeth where there should be six!

It's possible to correct this abnormality, but it will take time and expense. The first step is usually to move the teeth in the upper jaw with braces to their correct position. This puts teeth where they should be and also opens space between the canines and central incisors so we can eventually replace the missing teeth with dental implants.

But the key to all this is timing. It's usually appropriate to undertake tooth movement with braces during late childhood or adolescence. But implants shouldn't be installed until the person's jaw fully matures, usually in early adulthood. An implant placed before then could eventually become misaligned.

To accommodate the time between bite correction and implant placement, the patient can wear a retainer appliance that will keep the newly created space open. We can also attach artificial teeth to the retainer to camouflage the empty space.

It usually takes a team of a family dentist, an orthodontist and a surgeon to see this kind of “smile makeover” project through, possibly over several years. But the gains in better aesthetics and health are well worth the time and expense.

If you would like more information on replacing non-developing teeth, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “When Permanent Teeth Don't Grow.”

By Your Family Dentist, PC
June 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dental implants offer permanent stability for tooth restorations by effectively replacing the missing tooth roots. Accordingly, implants are Dental Implantable to securely and comfortably keep artificial teeth, such as dental crowns, in place without the need for messy dental adhesives. Here at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, Dr. Yati Yadav proudly serves patients in the Glendale and Phoenix areas, and he can help determine if this restorative treatment is right for you!


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small metal posts that mimic the natural tooth roots' ability to permanently anchor replacement teeth. This unmatched stability is achieved through how implants are placed directly in the jawbone. To be a suitable candidate for dental implants, a patient must have enough bone in the jaw area for placement of the dental implant. Once in place, the implant and bone will gradually fuse together naturally.

It takes a few months for a dental implant to fully fuse to the jawbone, and once the fusion is complete, the implant can be topped with a dental crown to fully replace a single tooth. In cases that require multiple teeth to be replaced, several dental implants are strategically placed in the jawbone at a time. Then, either a permanent bridge or an implant-supported overdenture is placed over the dental implants.


The Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of dental implants are numerous. A primary benefit is that they restore your smile by permanently replacing missing teeth, but there are other benefits as well. When teeth are missing, several side effects can occur, such as sagging cheeks. By replacing missing teeth, dental implants address these unwanted side effects. Additional benefits of dental implants include:

  • Stability in Tooth Restoration — Dental implants permanently anchor artificial teeth in place so there is no risk of them slipping out of place or falling out.
  • Restored Facial Contours — The cheeks can droop and sag without a full set of teeth to support the muscles of the face. Dental implants help restore the natural shape of the face by providing support for sagging facial muscles.
  • Reduced Strain — When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth tend to endure additional strain and can become worn down faster as they compensate for the missing ones. Dental implants help reduce extra strain by redistributing biting and chewing functions across a full set of teeth.
  • Improved Speech — Missing teeth can alter speech by causing the tongue to slip into the gaps where teeth are missing. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps correct tongue placement when speaking and can improve speech.


Interested? Give Us a Call!

To learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Yadav, your Glendale area dentist, by calling our Peoria office at (623) 878-3300.

By Your Family Dentist, PC
December 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Learn more about this popular tooth loss treatment.

Our Glendale, AZ, dentist Dr. Yati Yadav offers many options for helping you get your smile back on the right track after tooth loss. Replacing your missing tooth or teeth shouldn’t be a challenge. If you are missing one or more permanent teeth then it’s time to find out how dental implants could help you.

A dental implant is made up of three parts,

  • The small metal post (the implant): this is placed within the jawbone
  • An abutment: this connects the crown to the implant
  • A porcelain crown: a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the implant

A dental implant functions a bit differently from other tooth replacement options because its purpose is to replace your missing tooth roots. In order to do this, our Peoria and Glendale, family dentist will need to drill a small hole into the jawbone where your missing tooth used to be. From there, we will place the implant into the hole.

Over the course of several weeks, the jawbone will fuse together permanently with the implant. Once this happens, your dental implant is now a long-term structure within your mouth. This is one reason many patients choose to get dental implants. After all, you want a restoration that will last, so why not turn to dental implants?

While a dental implant is designed to replace a single missing tooth, multiple implants can be placed throughout the jawbone to support partial or full dentures.

Are you interested in getting dental implants? Want to find out more about this restoration and how it could benefit your smiles? If so, call Your Family Dentist in Peoria, AZ, and serving the Glendale, AZ area, today to schedule a consultation.