Dental implant crowns vs Dental implants?

Dental implant crowns and dental implants are different components of a dental restoration procedure. While both play a crucial role in creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile, they serve different purposes. Dental implant crowns are the visible portion of a dental restoration that attaches to an implant. These crown-like structures are custom-made to match the size, shape, and shade of your natural teeth, providing a natural-looking and seamless smile. Dental implants are titanium screws that are surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. They provide a stable foundation for dental restorations such as bridges, crowns, or dentures.


Do I need both dental implant crowns and dental implants?

Yes, dental implant crowns and dental implants are often used together in dental restorations. The dental implant acts as the foundation, while the crown is attached to the implant, mimicking the appearance and function of a natural tooth.


What restorative dental treatments are available at Dusty Rose Dentistry?

Dusty Rose Dentistry offers a wide range of restorative dental treatments, including dental fillings, dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants. Our experienced dental team will assess your unique needs and recommend the most suitable treatment option to restore your smile.


Can I get Botox treatments at Dusty Rose Dentistry?

Yes, at Dusty Rose Dentistry, we offer Botox treatment to help you address various cosmetic concerns,such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles and jaw pain concerns with your TMJ. Dr. Rose is specially trained to administer Botox injections to ensure safe and effective results.


How do Botox treatments work?

Botox, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxic protein that temporarily relaxes muscles when injected into specific areas of the face. By reducing muscle activity, Botox effectively minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you with a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Botox can also be injected into the muscles of the sides of the face to help with TMJ associate pain. Dr. Rose will personalize the treatment based on your unique needs to achieve natural-looking results.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. They consist of titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. These posts provide a sturdy foundation for dental crowns or prosthetic teeth, which are then attached to restore your smile’s functionality and aesthetics.


What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer several advantages, such as improved biting and chewing capability, enhanced speech, and prevention of bone loss in the jaw. Additionally, they provide a durable and natural-looking solution, improving your overall oral health and restoring your self-confidence. Dr. Rose utilizes the latest techniques and materials to ensure a successful implant restoration and long-lasting results.


Why would someone need scaling and root planing?

Scaling and root planing is utilized when a patient has gum infection. When the gums are healthy, bone loss usually does not occur. When the gums get infected from not having the twice a year cleaning, bone loss occurs and tartar builds up around the crown and roots of the teeth. To effectively remove the plaque, a patient is numbed and the tartar is removed or scraped off the sides of the tooth to allow the tissue to heal.


What are the consequences of bone loss?

When a patient has lost bone and has gum infection, a patient has to come into the office more often to get their teeth cleaned. After bone loss occurs, roots are exposed and the tartar now can bind to the roots. Research has shown that the tartar builds back up every 3 months. To prevent more bone loss and infection, the tartar is removed every 3 months. The patient now needs periodontal maintenance verses having an adult prophylaxis cleaning.


What is a scaling in the presence on gingivitis cleaning?

Sometimes, a patient will have infected gums but have not had bone loss yet. They were caught early enough to not warrant scaling and root planing. In that case, a patient may be numbed and the part of the tooth above the gums will be scaled to allow the tissue to heal.


Why can I not have an adult prophy cleaning if I have gum infection?

There is no way to lightly clean teeth once a patient has enough infection to warrant scaling and root planing or a scaling in the presence cleaning. Sometimes, patients want the adult prophylaxis cleaning because it is covered by some insurances. Unfortunately, the gums are now considered infected and can no long receive an adult prophy, which is used to clean healthy gums.


Why can’t my teeth be cleaned at Dr. Rose’s office?

Sometimes, the infection in your gums is so severe, they have to be cleaned my a specialist who maintains gums called a periodontist. Dr. Rose knows several great periodontists who will open the gums and remove the tartar so your tissue can heal. Some gums are so infected our instruments cannot even reach where the tartar is. A periodontist can reach it with their specialized tools. After they have done their part, a patient can have 2 of their 4 times a year cleanings at our office and the other two with the periodontist.

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