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To Our Valued Patients,

As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19(Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19(Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

Link to article:
Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing Tooth
Posted on 10/5/2020 by Candice
 Benefits of Getting a Single Dental Implant for Just One Missing ToothWhile most people consider getting a dental implant when they are missing multiple teeth, they can be placed for just a single tooth as well. Some might wonder why would someone want to bother going through the entire process for just a single tooth. But they should consider the consequences.

Our biting motion put pressure on both the upper and lower teeth, which in turn cause the gums and the jawbone to work to stay strong and securely hold the patient's teeth. If even just a single tooth is lost and not replaced then that pressure is lost. When it is lost, the jawbone can actually begin to do what is called resorb which essentially breaking down, leading to bone loss in the area where the tooth is missing.

If this happens, then additional procedures need to happen before an implant can be placed. This is because when there is bone loss, the underlying structure is not strong enough to support an implant. It also means there is not enough bone mass to embed the implant into the bone.

Rather than having to deal with bone grafts and other expensive and highly invasive procedures why not get a single implant now? Those take longer to recover from and can be incredibly expensive.

Why Should I get a Single Dental Implant?

Implants are made of the actual implant, which is a screw shaped appliance which is embedded into the jawbone. This forms the foundation of the implant. The titanium abutment is the piece which screws into the implant so it is held securely. The final piece of the implant is the crown which is the visible part of the implant. This is attached to the abutment and colored to properly match the rest of the patient's natural teeth. What questions do you have regarding a single tooth dental implant?


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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
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172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200

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