Missing a single tooth or multiple teeth or even all your teeth can be annoying or embarrassing. It can even cause other problems with your remaining teeth, your jaw joint and the muscles that you use to chew with. Dental implants are a safe, effective, aesthetic and surprisingly affordable solution to this problem.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed directly into the jaw bone in the place of a missing tooth. A temporary tooth can be immediately placed in that space to keep you looking and feeling your best. After a healing period (usually 2-4 months), a custom made tooth will then be permanently attached to the implant, giving you the smile and chewing ability you’ve always wanted.
Multiple implants can also be placed to retain a bridge or secure a denture. When implants are used to secure dentures, the annoying metal or plastic part of the denture that covers the roof of your mouth can often be eliminated. In addition, you can get back to your normal lifestyle of eating all the foods you love. Dental implants meet the highest standard of care for tooth replacement and in many cases, can be the best and most natural option for replacing missing teeth.
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence call our office at 480-888-8123 for a FREE consultation. Dr. Matheson would be happy to discuss your individual circumstances and offer recommendations that you can feel comfortable with.
As a leading implant dentist in Queen Creek, Dr. Matheson enjoys sharing his knowledge of implants through free seminars to the public as well as by teaching and mentoring other dentists. Dr. Matheson received extensive training in dental implants during a 12 month hands-on residency at UCLA after graduating from dental school. He continues to make it a priority to hone his skills and knowledge at conferences and educational events focused on dental implants and other advanced surgical procedures. Both Dr. Matheson and his staff are committed to investing the time and resources that are required to be an outstanding provider of dental implants in Queen Creek.
Traditional dentures have many benefits but there are drawbacks as well. One disadvantage is that an upper denture covers the roof or palate of your mouth. The can result in a bulky feeling for your tongue and can even cause you to speak differently. In addition, covering the roof of your mouth alters your ability to taste food the way you are used to. Traditional dentures are also not anchored to anything in your mouth. So, no matter how well your dentist fits the denture to your mouth there will still be foods that are difficult to eat and there can be a constant concern that your dentures will slip or make clicking sounds at inopportune moments.
An implant supported denture may be an ideal and cost-effective solution, it is firmly secured to your jaw by dental implants and this has many advantages, such as:
Eat the food you love – corn on the cob, lettuce, a whole apple, and steak.
Thinner – less bulky
Knowing that your dentures are securely anchored in place allows you to smile, laugh and eat with confidence in every situation.
The number of dental implants needed to secure a denture and the type of implant denture that is best to use can vary from person to person.
If you are interested in learning more about implant supported dentures in Queen Creek please call 480-888-8123 to schedule a FREE consultation with Dr. Matheson. We would like to learn your specific needs and concerns and help you find a solution that will be the best choice for you.
Oral Surgery and Grafting
Our goal is to understand our patients’ individual needs and values and then offer recommendations to help each of them reach their desired dental health. Sometimes circumstances such as trauma, age or individual genetics make more complex surgical procedures necessary in order to reach your dental goals. Patients appreciate that our advanced training and experience allows us to offer oral surgery in Queen Creek right here at our comfortable office. When needed, we will refer you to our trusted network of specialists and work with closely with them to ensure you receive comprehensive care.
Your comfort is very important to us and we offer office amenities such as blankets, pillows and sunglasses for your use during procedures. Sedation options include nitrous oxide, oral sedation, conscious sedation and general anesthesia.
Dr. Matheson is a general dentist providing oral surgery services to Queen Creek AZ and the surrounding areas.
Many people’s mouths are too small for all 32 of their adult teeth. When this is the case, the teeth farthest in the back of the mouth, also known as wisdom teeth, can contribute to gum disease, cavities on the teeth in front of them, and even infections and abscesses in the gums. They can also cause crowding of your other teeth.
Wisdom teeth removal or extraction is often recommended while patients are young because they typically heal more quickly and because the roots of the wisdom teeth are not fully developed. This simplifies the procedure and again decreases the healing time for the patient.
Our patients appreciate that Dr. Matheson has the experience to perform wisdom teeth extractions in Queen Creek, in an office environment that they are already comfortable with, rather than needing to see a specialist for the procedure. Your comfort is a priority for us sedation options such as nitrous oxide, oral sedation, conscious sedation and general anesthesia are available for wisdom teeth extractions.
Ask about our student and missionary discounts for wisdom teeth removal in Queen Creek.
If you’re looking for an IV sedation dentist in Queen Creek and would like to be blissfully asleep for a dental implant placement, wisdom teeth extraction or any other procedure at Matheson Dentistry, our highly skilled anesthesia team will have you counting sheep in no time. State of the art IV sedation equipment places a high priority on safety and comfort for you, the patient. We offer both IV conscious sedation and general anesthesia here at our Queen Creek dentistry office.
For those who don’t want to be totally asleep for your procedure but would like to make your experience more comfortable, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation (prescription medication in pill form). We also offer pillows and blankets to enhance your sleep dentistry experience at our Queen Creek, AZ office.