My Blog

Posts for category: Dental

By Superstition Mountain Dental
November 19, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: CEREC Restorations  

How CEREC crowns from your dentists in Gold Canyon, AZ, can enhance your smile

With CEREC dental restorations, you can have a completely new, beautiful smile almost immediately. This is because CEREC dental restorations are created right in-office, during your appointment. That's right—with CEREC dental crowns, you can achieve your new smile in just one appointment!

Here at Superstition Mountain Dental in Gold Canyon, AZ, Dr. Jonathan Lovell and Dr. Matthew Scheerhorn offer CEREC restorations to enhance your smile—read on to learn why!

What CEREC Restorations Can Do For You

CEREC restorations use a revolutionary dental technology known as CAD/CAM (computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacture) that has completely changed the way dental restorations are made. Using a precise computer measurement and 3D imaging to create a template of your tooth, CAD/CAM crafts your unique restoration in a fraction of the time of traditional methods. Thanks to CEREC restorations, you will enjoy these important benefits:

  • Naturally beautiful restorations, because they are made of high-grade dental ceramic that reflects light and looks just like natural tooth enamel.
  • Precisely fitting restorations, because restorations are made using exact computer measurement and imaging, meaning that your restorations will be perfect, with no remakes necessary.
  • Immediate results, because your restorations are made right in the office, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and waiting periods.
  • Time savings, because you won't have to wait for your crown, veneers, inlay, or onlay restorations to come back from the dental laboratory.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Your new CEREC restorations will be both beautiful and comfortable thanks to the custom-crafting of CAD/CAM technology. To learn more about CEREC restorations and how they can enhance your smile, talk with the experts. Call Dr. Jonathan Lovell and Dr. Matthew Scheerhorn of Superstition Mountain Dental in Gold Canyon, AZ, today by dialing (480) 671-7777.

By Superstition Mountain Dental
July 26, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: dental implants  

Are you curious about dental implants? Would you like to be rid of your partial denture or span the gap left by last year's extraction? Here at Superstition Mountain Dental in Gold Canyon, AZ, Dr. Jonathan Lovell and Dr. Matthew Scheerhorn offer dental implants and implant-supported prosthetics. Read on to learn how you can achieve a beautiful, stable smile with these amazing tooth replacements.

FAQs about dental implants from our Gold Canyon office

How does a dental implant differ from a single-tooth bridge? A dental implant from your Gold Canyon dentist is anchored right in the jawbone, just as a natural tooth root is. This in contrast to a conventional bridge, which is attached to adjoining teeth with porcelain crowns and only rests on top of the gums.

Do dental implants strengthen bone? Yes, they do. Dental implants improve jawbone quality every time you bite and chew. How does this happen? The titanium metal in each dental implant attracts bone cells in the jaw. Over time, the bone literally wraps around the rough surface of the implant. This active process is called osseointegration.

My dentist says the bone in my jaw is thin. Can I still receive an implant? Dr. Lovell or Dr. Scheerhorn may be able to build up the bone with donor tissue. After it's fully healed, the implant treatment begins. Your dentist will examine your mouth and do special digital scans to determine if your bone structure and overall health are sufficient for dental implant placement.

I have my implant in place. How long will it be before I receive the post and porcelain crown? Although each case is different, osseointegration usually takes a few months to complete.

How will my implant last? Most last for 40 to 50 years, according to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness. However, just as natural teeth need good at-home and in-office care, so does your implant. Additionally, a tobacco-free lifestyle helps keep gums and bone around the implant healthy.

I have extensive tooth loss. Can dental implants help me? Implant-supported dentures have become more and more popular over the years. During this treatment, your dentist will insert two, four, or even six devices per arch depending on need.

Interested? Give us a call

Why not come in and learn how dental implants can help your personal appearance and oral function? Phone us for a consultation: (480) 671-7777.