Comprehensive Dental Care for Families in Flagstaff
True North Dentistry offers your family comprehensive and multifaceted dental care. Your oral health affects many aspects of your life, including your overall health. We meet the oral health needs of every member of your family, from child to grandparent, using the latest technology and techniques. Our team helps you improve the function and longevity of your smile and your quality of life.
True North Dentistry has been dedicated to providing excellent general dentistry across Flagstaff, Forest Highlands Dr, Ponderosa Trails Park, and W University Heights Dr since 2003. Dr. Yang’s meticulous attention to detail and dedication to advanced education promotes early detection and prevention. Call us and learn how our team can help you bring out the natural beauty in your smile.
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Our Advanced Services
At True North Dentistry, we do more than just treat smiles. Our team provides your family with lasting oral health and positive experiences with every visit. By offering quality preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry at our practice, our team is able to help you smile, speak, and eat with confidence.
Dental Implants for Permanent Tooth Replacement
Dental implants have grown in popularity in recent years as a replacement option for those who’ve lost teeth. Implants involve the use of a titanium post placed in the jawbone, effectively becoming a new tooth root. As the only restoration capable of restoring the tooth from root to crown, they offer lasting support and durability.
5 Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants come with a variety of cosmetic and restorative benefits. Here are five positive effects that you can expect from dental implants.
- Stability: An implant anchors the restorations in place, providing greater stability and durability.
- Versatility: Strategic placement allows implants to support everything from a single tooth to a complete dental arch. This makes them useful for many unique dental situations.
- Permanence: Implants fuse directly to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw. The success rate for implants is above 95%.
- Health: Implants preserve your jaw bone strength by acting as a new tooth root. They also keep your bite aligned and enable effective chewing for better digestion.
- Aesthetics: Implant-supported restorations look and feel real, enhancing your smile and preserving oral health.
Most people who’ve lost teeth can have dental implants. The most crucial aspect to consider is the strength and density of your jaw bone. Without the tooth in place, the jawbone loses pressure from chewing, which it relies on to stay healthy. When the pressure is not there, the supply of nutrients to the bone disappears, causing it to shrink in a process called resorption.
If the jaw bone is not strong or there is not enough bone between the upper jaw and the sinuses, the implant post will not be stable. In both cases, a bone graft may be used to strengthen or extend the jaw, allowing it to hold the implant and restore your healthy smile. Healthy gums are also necessary to provide a strong foundation for implant placement. If you have any stage of gum disease, it is essential to address this health concern before undergoing implant placement.
The Dental Implant Process
The high success rate of implants starts with precise placement. Once placed, the implant post will fuse to the bone through a process called osseointegration, unifying the two to give you a lifetime anchor for tooth restorations. Some healing time is needed before we can take an impression of your mouth to design your restoration. The complete implant process can take 3-4 months or more, depending on the number of preliminary services needed and how fast you heal.
Finally, you’ll receive your custom crown, bridge, or denture. This permanent restoration will look, feel, and function just like your natural tooth. Once the final restoration is set in place, we encourage you to return for routine dental appointments so that we can inspect for signs of wear and provide ongoing dental care.
As oral healthcare technology has advanced, laser dental treatment has become more successful and more affordable. This innovative technology improves the efficiency of treatment and shortens healing time. At True North Dentistry, we are dedicated to staying current on all the latest technology, so your treatments produce the best possible results.
Dr. Yang uses the Solea® Laser for a variety of hard and soft tissue procedures. This powerful tool removes decay and sculpts tissue quickly and comfortably.
Other benefits of lasers dentistry include:
- Reduced chance of infection
- Increased comfort during procedures
- No noise, heat, or vibration
- Minimal bleeding and swelling
- Faster recovery
- Preserve enamel
Dental lasers can perform gum contouring, crown lengthening, gingivectomies, teeth whitening, and periodontal disease treatments. This advanced technique is especially helpful when treating children or those with high dental anxiety. We also use laser treatment to perform efficient infant procedures such as frenectomies. Lasers can correct tongue ties and other oral issues for babies to improve health and speech development.
The best way to make sure your smile stays healthy is to maintain good oral hygiene and visit us for professional cleanings and exams. We offer comprehensive preventive care for all ages to help you achieve optimal oral health.
Digital X-Rays: For detailed images of your current dental state and early detection.
Gentle Examinations: To evaluate your health using visual exams, soft-tissue exams, and oral cancer screenings.
Professional Cleanings: To eliminate harmful dental plaque and tartar buildup. This reduces your risk of developing dental decay and gum disease.
At-Home Oral Care Education: Helps establish clear oral hygiene habits with daily brushing and flossing.
Fluoride Treatment: To mineralize and boost the strength of your tooth enamel and prevent cavities. This treatment is especially important in areas where fluoride is not added to the water supply.
Sealants: To safeguard the integrity of your tooth enamel against potential decay.
Invisalign for Responsible Teens And Adults
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to traditional metal braces. Unlike conventional orthodontics, this innovative treatment option uses clear aligners to reposition the teeth. The aligners are swapped out and replaced with new trays that gradually correct tooth position. Once treatment is complete, you will enjoy a straight, uniform smile.
There are several advantages associated with Invisalign. The treatment uses clear aligning trays rather than cumbersome brackets and wires. The trays are made of a custom shaped plastic, so there is no poking or scratching from any metal attachments. The trays can be removed for easy brushing and flossing, and there are few food restrictions.
CEREC Technology for Superior Restorations
CEREC is a versatile treatment tool that helps to precisely design and create your new restorations right in our office. Taking images of your smile with CEREC’s 3D technology, gives our Flagstaff CEREC dentist, Dr. Yang, the opportunity to re-create a precise digital model of your smile.
Traditional film x-rays, or even digital x-rays, can only take pictures of a certain clarity or depth and are two dimensional. Even impression trays can provide less information than is needed for the best outcomes. With this computer software, your restoration is virtually designed to be the perfect fit and provide lasting results.
We use CEREC technology to provide:
- Same-Day Crowns
- Dentures and Partials
- Surgical Stents for Implants
- Sports Guards
Advanced Care, Friendly Environment
No matter how young or old you are, your teeth need expert dental care to stay healthy and promote a positive quality of life. At True North Dentistry, we genuinely care about the dental health and well-being of everyone in your family. With our caring office staff and a clean, modern atmosphere, we provide a family-friendly environment during every visit.
With experienced services ranging from basic cleanings to dental emergencies and everything in between, Dr. Yang provides gentle, compassionate dentistry for all of your needs. If you live or work around Flagstaff, Forest Highlands Dr, Ponderosa Trails Park, and W University Heights Dr, or any of the surrounding communities, schedule an appointment today!
CALL US: (928) 214-0772 REQUEST APPOINTMENT