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Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth or wear partial or full dentures, dental implants can be the perfect solution. An implant is a titanium screw that is placed in your jaw where it functions like a tooth root and stimulates the bone and tissue to keep them from disintegrating. Surprisingly most patients do not experience significant discomfort following this procedure. Instead they report mild tenderness that lessens quickly over a few days. After healing an abutment is fastened to the implanted screw and an artificial tooth is attached to the abutment that protrudes from the gum. Once the artificial tooth is placed on the abutment, it looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants can also be used to secure partial or full dentures and instead of attaching an artificial tooth to the abutment, the dental plate or partial is fitted with an O-ring that snaps on to the abutment. For a partial denture, as few as one implant may be needed and for full dentures, it will take four or more implants to securely hold the prosthesis in place. Implant-supported partials or dentures function just like normal teeth, allowing you to bite and chew just as you did with your permanent teeth, but the dentures can still be removed for cleaning.


Meet Dr. Coope

Dr. Coope was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona in 1961. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1988 to 1991 where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery with Distinction. While in the Air Force, Dr. Coope completed a two year advanced general dentistry residency and became a Diplomate of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry in 2002.

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Our Quality Dental Services

  Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth or wear partial or full dentures, dental implants can be the perfect solution.

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  Crowns and Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may suggest the use of a fixed bridge and dental crowns. Since the gap left by a missing tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift or move, it is important for your oral health to replace the missing tooth or teeth, and fixed bridges […]

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  Tooth Colored Restorations

If a natural-looking smile is important to you, your dentist can now repair and restore your teeth with tooth-colored fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers that when placed look just like your teeth. Made of a complex composite of plastic and zirconia/silica, tooth-colored restorations bond to your tooth, helping prevent any filling leaks or chances […]

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  Night Guards, Sleep Appliances

Many people cause significant wear and tear to their teeth by grinding their teeth while they sleep. Others have problems with snoring and difficulty breathing while they sleep, a condition called sleep apnea. Your dentist can construct a custom made appliance for you to reduce the damage to your teeth from clenching or grinding. He […]

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  Veneers

These wafer-thin shells that are most often made from porcelain or ceramic are bonded to the front surface of a tooth to cover teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, cracked or even misaligned or have gaps between them. Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and then a mold of the way your teeth will […]

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  Root Canal Therapy

The space within the root of each of your teeth is called a ‘root canal,’ and within that canal there is dental pulp which consists of soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels. Tooth decay or trauma can cause damage to your dental pulp which results in infection that if left untreated, can spread to the […]

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  Scaling and Root Planing

Even with good daily oral hygiene, some plaque still remains in your mouth and over time it can harden and becomes tartar (also known as calculus) which, if left in your mouth, causes periodontal disease. A dentist or dental hygienist can only remove Tartar with a process called ‘scaling’ where either ultrasound vibrations or a […]

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  Partials/Dentures

When you have several teeth missing from different areas of your upper or lower jaw, a partial denture can restore your biting and chewing abilities as well bring back a beautiful smile and retain the shape of your mouth. Partial dentures are removable and can be designed to use adjoining teeth as support or be […]

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  Clear Orthodontics

Clear orthodontics is essentially an invisible way to straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. The system employs a series of clear, removable aligners that move your teeth, over time, to give you the smile you always dreamed of. Clear Orthodontics is very versatile, helping to correct a range of dental and orthodontic […]

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