What Makes Biologic Restorative Processes Better:
If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted or even a missing tooth, dental implants are by far the best option for you. A dental implant is as close to having your original tooth as you can get in terms of functionality, longevity, aesthetics, and bio-compatibility.
We only use ceramic zirconia one-piece implants and can usually perform the procedure all at one time. If you are getting an extraction and then an implant, the procedure begins with the extraction of the tooth, then a blood draw to extract Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) and perhaps a small amount of graft material from your jaw is placed into the implant site. The implant is placed, sutured up, and the healing process begins. After about six months, the bone should integrate around the implant site and the crown and abutment will be ready to be placed. A little time, a couple of visits, and voila, a new tooth!
Restorative Procedures in a Biologic Office
PORCELAIN CROWNS: All of our porcelain crowns are completely non-metal. We use the best labs that provide the best results in terms of longevity, fit, and color. Our labs can custom fit your shade to match your existing teeth so they fit in seamlessly.
PORCELAIN ONLAYS: Same as with our crowns, but usually to a lesser degree because an onlay, or inlay, is usually quite a bit smaller than a crown. But, if the onlay or inlay is in a visible part of the mouth, it will be shade matched to your teeth as well. The main difference between an onlay and an inay is that an onlay sits on the biting surface of your tooth, and an inlay does not.
CERAMIC FILLINGS: We are one of the few offices in the Phoenix area that provides purely ceramic based fillings. Most offices use a resin, or even amalgam fillings, but like everything else we use in the office, we have chosen the most bio-compatible material for our patients.
SEDATIVE FILLINGS: A sedative filling is a procedure where we are giving the tooth a chance to repair itself. The best medicine is sometimes letting our own bodies heal themselves. If successful, the cavity will be arrested and then a ceramic filling will be placed if necessary.
METAL IMPLANT REMOVAL: Metal implants are integrated into the bone, just like any other implant, but with the metal being so integrated into your mouth, serious issues of bio-compatibility can occur. Metal implants can also cause aesthetic problems when gum lines recede. If you want to switch to a ceramic implant, we can help.
METAL CROWN REMOVAL: We believe in being metal free as much as possible. Metal crowns and metal infused crowns have bio-compatibility issues and can simply be unsightly. If you desire, we can remove the metal crowns and replace them with color matched ceramic versions.
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