Implants & Sedation

Combining modern dentistry with state-of-the-art relaxation techniques.

Dental Implants

Restorations that look and feel just like your natural teeth.
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The Common Problem

Do you cover your mouth when you laugh? Do you perform a closed mouth smile in family photos? Missing one or multiple teeth can cause you to feel awkward and embarrassed. But did you know it could also cause further dental problems?

Missing teeth can promote the shifting of your remaining teeth as they try to fill the vacated space. This, in turn, can lead to a poor bite, bone deterioration, and even further tooth loss. You may already be experiencing the impact of this when you speak or chew. However, there is a solution – dental implants from Dr. John Yu.

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The Implant Solution

Dental implants are the number one replacement option for those with a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Implants use modern digital technology to mimic the structure and function of your natural tooth. A typical implant is made of three components:

The Root: This is a titanium post surgically placed into your jawbone to provide a foundation for your replacement tooth.

Abutment: After the jawbone becomes naturally fused to the artificial root, an attachment (abutment) is screwed into the root, ready for the final restoration.

Restoration: Traditionally a dental crown, this natural-looking tooth replacement is positioned on top of the abutment and bonded into place.

The result? You receive a fully functional, structurally stable, and beautiful-looking dental restoration.

Professional woman folding her arms and smiling after her implant treatment
Dr. Yu using modern technology to show a patient where his new implant will go

The Full Benefits

Dental implants can be precisely placed using 3-D digital technology as a guide. This means Dr. Yu can actually plan and simulate the procedure beforehand – no surprises, just accurate results.

Once your implant(s) is placed, you will have a permanent solution to your missing tooth that not only stabilizes your oral health but fills you with confidence too. Your long-lasting restoration fuses with your natural bone to prevent shifting and deterioration. Plus, it blends in with your natural teeth for a fully restored smile!

Guided Implant Dentistry

Digitally planning tooth placement for a more accurate result.

At SmileMore Dental, we place your comfort and health above all else. Therefore, we invest in state-of-the-art technology to make your dental visit pain-free, efficient, and effective. As part of your dental implant experience, Dr. Yu uses a Cone Beam CT scanner. This innovative piece of equipment allows your Oro Valley dentist to take detailed 3-D digital images of your entire skull, mouth, and jaw. These images provide an insight into whether implants are the best option for you and identify how they can be ideally placed.

The Cone Beam CT scanner includes planning and guidance options. This means Dr. Yu can simulate the entry points for your implants and foresee any potential problems. Using this guided implant technology affords you the luxury of more precise, faster, and improved implant placement.

Dr. Yu combines this technology with a gentle, informative approach so you feel comfortable at all times. We also offer sedation options for our more nervous patients or those undergoing multiple implants.

All-on-4 Implants

The new standard for dentures.

When most, if not all, of your teeth, are missing, it can be a struggle to know where to turn. At SmileMore Dental, we assist you in finding the ideal option for you with All-on-4 Implants, a wonderful choice for those looking for a permanent denture solution.

You can say “goodbye” too uncomfortable dentures and “hello” to your new set of teeth.

Outstanding care and staff at Dr. Yu's practice! They have all of the technology to make the experience a pleasant one. The office is high-tech, beautiful, and very comforting. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist in the Oro Valley/Tucson area!

Travis W. (Actual Patient)

Sedation Dentistry in Oro Valley

Calm your nerves and enter a state of relaxation at SmileMore Dental.

Dr. John Yu sitting with a patient who has her mouth open and is holding a sign that says, "May the floss be with you".

It’s time to experience anxiety-free dentistry. Millions of people get nervous about visiting the dentist, even Dr. Yu was an anxious patient. In fact, that is what set him on his mission to make dentistry more comfortable, accessible, and enjoyable.

We understand you may be fearful but rest-assured, we have experience in helping patients feel relaxed and calm. However, if you have a higher level of anxiety then we may offer sedation dentistry. This relaxing treatment combined with our in-office comforts makes your visit seem like a dream. At SmileMore Dental, we offer:

  • Conscious Sedation

  • Nitrous Oxide

  • IV Sedation (by appointment only)

Whilst under sedation, our caring team monitors you and remains by your side. The after effects are minimal but it may be a good idea to have someone drive you home.

In addition to our nervous patients, Dr. Yu may recommend sedation when you undergo longer treatment such as a full mouth reconstruction. Before your appointment, we explain how each sedation works and are happy to answer any questions.

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