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► Dental Implants

A Permanent Solution for Missing Teeth

Dr. Frank W. Sallustio offers dental implant restorations in Sun City West, AZ. Whether you are missing all of your teeth or just missing one tooth, dental implants can permanently improve the quality of your life. If you are edentulous or are missing most of your teeth, implant supported dentures can give you a new set of teeth without the instability and regular maintenance associated with traditional dentures. If you only need to replace one or a few teeth, implants provide a more permanent solution than dental bridges or partials and help reduce the risk of bone loss. Dental implants are set in the jaw just like a natural tooth and the restorations are shaped and colored to flawlessly complete your smile.

Bone loss is one of the most severe consequences of missing teeth, and it is not treated by traditional solutions like dentures and dental bridges. When teeth are missing, the jaw bone deteriorates. This can lead to further tooth loss and make it difficult for dentures to fit properly. Because dental implants are affixed to the jaw bone, they act like natural teeth and prevent the bone from diminishing. Because of the risk of bone loss, it is best to replace your missing teeth with implants sooner rather than later.

Do not settle for a temporary solution for your missing teeth. Act now to start enjoying the benefits of a full set of teeth again. If you are interested in dental implants in Sun City West, AZ, contact Dr. Sallustio’s office today to schedule your consultation.

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►All On 4 Dentures
Model of All-on-4™ Treatment Concept at Frank W. Sallustio, DDS in Sun City West, AZ

Implant Supported Bridge

Today's patients have numerous options for teeth replacement. Whether you have lost your teeth to periodontal disease, decay, or injury you should seek immediate treatment to replace your missing teeth and preserve your jaw bone. As we lose teeth, the bone will begin to deteriorate without a root to anchor our jaw bone. This lack of bone density can cause problems later when patients start to seek treatment. Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist in Sun City West, AZ who specializes in teeth replacement.

There is great news for patients seeking dental implant treatment who might have issues with bone density or volume. Dr. Sallustio provides the All-On-4™ Treatment Concept that is designed to supply a whole set of new teeth while utilizing only four implants! This technology allows for immediate function of teeth and rarely requires bone grafting procedures, making All-on-4™ an excellent solution for patients with low bone density. Over the past decade, patients have benefited from a 98.5 percent success rate at the four year follow up appointment. After the dental implants are placed, your new or existing dentures act as a temporary set of teeth and are anchored on top of your dental implants that same day. You will never be without your teeth! After fully healing, which takes about three to six months, a new and final set of teeth are made and attached permanently.

Maximize the use of available bone with the All-on-4™ technique. Dr. Sallustio can discuss all of your treatment options for teeth replacement. If you are interested in learning more about implant dentures in Sun City West, AZ call Dr. Sallustio's office and schedule your appointment today!

► Teeth in a Day
Woman smiling after getting teeth in a day at Frank W. Sallustio, DDS in Sun City West, AZNo Waiting Period, New Teeth Immediately!
Immediate load implants, or Teeth-in-a-Day, have no waiting period and missing teeth can be placed immediately! With immediate load implants, patients can walk in and out of the doctors office with a full set of teeth! Teeth-in-a-Day are often used to restore smiles affected by or in danger of tooth loss. This technique can be used for:
•  Replacement of an upper denture
•  Replacement of a lower denture
•  Single missing teeth
•  Replacement of an upper partial denture
•  Replacement of a lower partial denture
•  Multiple missing teeth
•  Same day treatment at tooth extraction (single, nultiple or full mouth extractions)

One Day Dental Implants in Sun City West, AZ
The latest technology for dental implants is Teeth-in-a-Day or immediate load dental implants. This cutting edge procedure allows you to go into the dentist office with old or missing teeth and leave the same day with a beautiful new smile! Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist specializing in the replacement of missing teeth, offering one day dental implants in Sun City West, AZ.

Unlike traditional dental implants, immediate load dental implants do not require a three to six month waiting period before the final restoration is placed, and can be used to replace one or all missing teeth. With traditional dental implants, a temporary appliance is needed for healing and will need to be adjusted or even replaced. While traditional dental implants are highly successful, the long waiting period and multiple visits make it difficult for some patients, especially in an emergency situation.

With Teeth-in-a-Day implant supported dentures, you can leave Dr. Sallustio's office the same day with fully functioning, natural looking new teeth. If your treatment plan requires an extraction, immediate load dental implants are placed right after your procedure. You will not have to go a single day without teeth!

Benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day:
Whether you want to replace one tooth with a single implant or all of your teeth with implant supported dentures, the benefits of Teeth-in-a-Day are clear:
•  No waiting: walk out the same day with a new permanent smile
•  No need for temporary restorations or appliances: no three to six month waiting period needed
•  Immediate delivery of dental implants: no second surgery required
•  Never go a day without teeth

Not everyone is a candidate for one day dental implants. After a comprehensive oral examination, Dr. Sallustio will be able to discuss all of your treatment options and let you know if Teeth-in-a-Day and implant supported dentures are right for you. Do not go one day without teeth! Call Dr. Sallustio’s office to set up your consultation in Sun City West, AZ today.

► Dentures
In the past, dentures were available for you - once you had lost all of your teeth. If you happened to have any of your remaining teeth left, they were extracted so that dentures could be fitted to your gums. This meant that even if you had teeth in your upper or lower jaw, they had to come out. With today’s new dental technology, it is possible to have partial dentures that allow you to keep the teeth you have, while also giving you prosthetic teeth so that you can eat the foods you love, and smile for the people you love. Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP has information for you on both full and partial dentures.

Removable Dentures

What Are Dentures?

While there haven’t been dentures nearly as long as there have been teeth, dentures have been around for centuries. In fact, we would argue that dentures are a necessity when people have losses of multiple teeth. Nearly 30 million Americans have no teeth left at all. You can lose all of your teeth for many reasons. Sometimes people lose their teeth due to trauma, such as a car accident or an injury from a blow to the face. Others can lose their teeth gradually, due to tooth decay or gum disease. Dentures were invented centuries ago as a way to replace the teeth that were lost.

Dentures allow people to eat, talk and speak normally, which makes them invaluable to people who are living with the loss of most of their teeth. Because dentures can be removed, your oral hygiene doesn’t have to suffer, because you will be able to care for your gums fully. Hundreds of years ago, it was easy to tell when someone had dentures because they weren’t made very well. Now, however, dentures are made of light materials such as acrylics and plastics, and they are more natural-looking. Dentures are also more comfortable than ever before.

Are There Different Types of Dentures?

Today, dentures are no longer one size fits all. In fact, they come in many different shapes, styles, and sizes to meet the needs of patients. Full dentures are for patients who have lost all of their teeth. These dentures are usually made of an acrylic base with prosthetic teeth made of porcelain. These dentures are comfortable and flexible. If you have one or two teeth remaining, you will need to get them extracted before dentures can be fitted. Usually, dentures take several weeks to make. However, because of new technology, we can get your dentures the same day, while you wait, which is very convenient when you need new teeth.

If you have lost a significant number of your teeth, but you also have a significant number remaining, you may want to think about getting partial dentures. We can fit you with partial dentures rather than a dental bridge. While dental bridges are a great alternative to dentures, some patients find bridges difficult to care for. For some patients, oral hygiene with dental bridges is difficult. Partial dentures are removable, which makes it easier for some patients to maintain oral hygiene.

If you maintain your dentures, and you are careful with them, they will last for years, whether they are full dentures or partial dentures. Have a question about dentures? Not sure which type of denture is right for you? We can answer your questions. Call Dr. Sallustio as soon as possible to set up your consultation.

► Bridges & Partials

Missing Teeth? We Can Help!

Bridges are designed to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth and is typically comprised of two or more crowns fused together and attached to the surrounding teeth. Click on the video to the right to view the bridge procedure.

Dental bridges and partial dentures are common ways to replace missing teeth in adults. If teeth that have been lost are not replaced, the remaining teeth can tip, drift, or extrude into the empty spaces, causing both aesthetic and functional problems within your mouth. If you have missing teeth, visit a doctor for dental bridges and partials to determine if these options are right for you.

Replacement of Missing Teeth in Sun City West, AZ

Missing teeth can drastically reduce the quality of your life. It can be difficult to eat without a full set of teeth and having gaps in your smile can affect your self-confidence. Dr. Frank W. Sallustio can replace your missing teeth with partial dentures or a dental bridge in Sun City West, AZ.

Consequences of Missing Teeth

Do not wait to restore your smile and your bite. Replacing your teeth will increase your quality of life. If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with partial dentures or a dental bridge in Sun City West, AZ, Dr. Sallustio today to schedule your consultation.

► Crowns
A dental crown is a “cap” that is tooth shaped and placed over the top of an existing tooth. Dental crowns are very commonly used to fixed broken or damaged teeth and look and function like your real teeth. Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist in Sun City West, AZ who specializes in replacing missing teeth and restoring existing teeth through restorative dentistry.

There a many reasons you might need a crown, especially in the case of a broken tooth. Other reasons might include:
•  A discolored or misshapen tooth
•  Restoring a tooth that has had a root canal
•  Severely worn down teeth due to acid erosion or grinding
•  Replacing a large filling when a dental crown is a better option
•  Extensive decay has weakened a tooth
•  To prevent vulnerable teeth from further cracking or breaking

If your treatment plan requires a dental crown, Dr. Sallustio will ensure it fits tightly over the existing tooth and that it looks and functions like surrounding teeth. No one will know it is not your real tooth!

Receiving a traditional dental crown requires two visits. At the first visit, your tooth is reshaped on the top and sides. An impression is taken to be sent to the lab where the dental crown will be fabricated. A temporary tooth is made and placed over your tooth that is to receive the dental crown. It usually takes two to three weeks for the new dental crown to come back from the lab. At your next appointment, the new crown is permanently cemented and adjusted to fit your bite.

Whether you have a broken tooth, have had a root canal, or need to replace a large filling, Dr. Sallustio can provide you with excellent patient care and restore your beautiful smile. Call our office today to make your appointment.

► Digital X-rays
Digital X-Ray at Frank W. Sallustio, DDS in Sun City West, AZAt their dental exam, many patients express concern about being exposed to radiation when they are due for their dental x-rays. While this radiation exposure was already extremely minimal, digital x-rays utilize the latest advancements in dental technology to decrease radiation exposure by 90%! Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist in Sun City West, AZ using digital x-rays in his office.

Have peace of mind at your next dental exam knowing digital x-rays are very safe and an easy way to diagnose any dental issues. With digital x-rays, a sensor with a sanitary barrier is placed inside your mouth. This sensor is moved to different positions depending on which x-rays are needed. Since there is no film, there is no need for each new x-ray to be switched out of the holder, resulting in faster appointments and less time in the chair. There is no film to be developed or mounted. Your x-rays are immediately projected onto a screen in front of you. This allows for easy explanations of your treatment options and gets you, the patient, involved in co-diagnosis.

Key Benefits of Digital X-Rays:

•  Less exposure to radiation: Digital x-rays decrease exposure by 90 percent
•  Shorter time in the chair: No need to change out x-ray film with each new x-ray
•  Faster turnaround time: No need to wait for x-rays to be developed and mounted
•  Understand your options for treatment: A picture is worth a thousand words
•  Increased patient involvement: Co-diagnose with Dr. Sallustio at your dental exam while viewing your x-rays on the screen in front of you

Do not let fear keep you from receiving the proper dental care for accurate diagnosis. Rest easy at Dr. Sallustio's office knowing digital x-rays are safe and effective. Save your anxiety and your time in the dental chair! Call Dr. Sallustio's office and schedule your appointment as soon as possible in Sun City West, AZ.

► iTero®
If you are like most people, you dread going to the dentist. It just gets worse when you find out you need to have a dental impression taken for your treatment. For many, having to bite down on that sticky mound of goop until it hardens in your mouth is worse than the actual procedure. There is good news for the gaggers! Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist in Sun City West, AZ offering iTero® digital impressions in his office.

What is iTero®?

iTero® is state of the art technology that allows Dr. Frank W. Sallustio to take extremely accurate renderings of a patient’s teeth and bite without using any messy goop! iTero® digital impressions can be made for a variety of different treatments and the images of the patient’s mouth are much more accurate than with a traditional dental impression. Sometimes air bubbles or grooves can occur that distort the impression and cause tiny flaws in the final product, making the next visit for delivery much longer and uncomfortable for the patient.

For instance, if a patient needs a dental crown or bridge, Dr. Sallustio or his assistant will use an ergonomically designed wand to scan the patient’s teeth and bite where the treatment is to be done.Dr. Sallustio can make any needed modifications immediately while the patient is still in the chair. The highly accurate images are wirelessly sent to the laboratory where a model is made and the dental crown or bridge is fabricated. When the patient comes in to have the crown delivered, their appointment time is greatly reduced with a near perfect dental impression made with iTero®.

Benefits of iTero® Digital Impressions:

•  No messy goop to gag on
•  Highly accurate renderings of your mouth and bite
•  Reduced mistakes and imperfections in the dental impression
•  Reduced delivery time at next appointment
•  Modifications and corrections made immediately before you even leave the office

If thinking about getting treatment done at the dentist makes you gag, come and benefit from the latest technology and ask for iTero® digital impressions. If you are looking for a dentist to perform restorative dentistry in Sun City West, AZ, call Dr. Sallustio’s office and make your appointment today!

► Intraoral Camera
Image of an intraoral camera at Frank W. Sallustio, DDS in Sun City West, AZNow you can see what the dentist sees! Many patients are confused when told that they have a dental cavity or that they need a costly dental crown when they cannot see a problem or feel any pain. Dr. Frank W. Sallustio is a prosthodontist in Sun City West, AZ who uses an intraoral camera in his office to accurately diagnose treatment and keep his patients informed.

Sometimes you cannot see or feel a dental cavity. With the use of an intraoral camera, Dr. Sallustio can show you exactly where it is and how to fix it. An intraoral camera is roughly the size of a pen and is equipped with a light. The camera is extremely sanitary, as a new and disposable barrier is put on the mouth piece every time it is used on a new patient. Dr. Sallustio can take a close up picture of your damaged tooth and transmit it to a TV screen or computer monitor. You no longer have to decipher confusing x-rays or rely solely upon a difficult to understand explanation from the doctor. You can SEE exactly what is wrong.

These clear and close up images allow Dr. Sallustio to quickly and accurately diagnose your treatment which means less time in the chair for you. Dr. Sallustio can not only diagnose a dental cavity by using an intraoral camera, but also get an illuminated view of your gums and soft tissue. Tissue abnormalities, infections, and even oral cancer can be found and quickly diagnosed, with treatment starting right away.

An intraoral camera allows Dr. Sallustio to see angles of your mouth and teeth that otherwise would be difficult to see. Early detection of cracks in your teeth is paramount to avoid unnecessary pain later when your tooth might break and become infected. These images can be stored in the computer or even printed out for you to take home.

Get involved in the discussion! Go to a dentist that uses an intraoral camera in Sun City West, AZ. Call Dr. Sallustio’s office to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.

► Sedation

We Make Dentistry Relaxing!

Patients who suffer anxiety at the mere thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair can rest comfortably during an appointment at our office. Our team offers relaxation dentistry including:
•  Oral sedatives
•  Local anesthetic

Oral Sedation Dentistry

While many dental procedures do not strictly require oral sedation, some patients experience a high degree of discomfort and agitation in the dental chair. Because a healthy mouth is vitally important for a healthy and pain free life, dental anxiety should not keep patients from pursuing dental care. Through oral sedation dentistry, Dr. Frank W. Sallustio aims to improve patients’ comfort and make dental services available even to those with severe dental anxiety.

Patients take a small pill an hour before their appointment. This makes the patient relaxed and drowsy. Family members or companions then take them to the office where their health is closely monitored and the procedures are completed. Once completed, they are escorted home where they sleep and rest until the sedative wears off. The sedative keeps the patient calm and relaxed throughout the entire visit.

Sedation Candidates Have:

•  High fear
•  Had traumatic dental experiences
•  Difficulty getting numb
•  A bad gag reflex
•  Very sensitive teeth
•  Limited time to complete their dental care
•  Complex dental problems
•  A fear of needles and shots
•  An aversion to the noises, smells, and tastes associated with dental care
•  Fear or embarrassment about their teeth

Is Oral Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

In general, if anxiety is keeping you from routine or emergency dental care, oral sedation dentistry might be right for you. Patients suffering from any of the following conditions may be candidates for oral sedation dentistry:
•  Fear of needles
•  Anxiety in previous dental treatments
•  Severe gag reflex
•  Extreme dental anxiety
•  Resistance to ordinary numbing agents
•  Extreme tooth sensitivity

There are a variety of oral sedation techniques available that can calm your anxieties and make dental treatment possible again. You do not have to choose between anxiety in the dental chair and pain because you avoided dental treatment.

Oral sedation dentistry can help you manage your anxieties and give you a better, healthier life. If dental anxiety is keeping you from having a healthy, pain free mouth, contact Dr. Sallustio to find out more about oral sedation dentistry in Sun City West, AZ.

► Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers
Sun City West, AZ

When it comes to Cosmetic Dentistry, there is nothing quite like a porcelain veneers. This is a great option for many, and no one does it quite like Frank W. Sallustio DDS. Here, we take pride in making your smile flawless and healthy, and these are a great asset of ours. Veneers are made specifically for you and look natural. If you are dissatisfied with how your smile looks, come in to see what we can do for you today.

What is a Porcelain Veneer?

A veneer is a custom-made appliance that fits and is cemented in place over the surface of your tooth to hide a cosmetic problem in otherwise healthy teeth. These pieces can completely change how your smile looks and feels, from structure to shading. This restoration requires proper care, like any procedure, but can last years on end and give you a long lasting and gorgeous grin. These are a great option for people with stained, crooked, chipped/misshapen, or gap teeth.

The Procedure

When you come in to get veneers, there will be multiple appointments. This is because we need to custom make each and every tooth covering to ensure proper fit and comfortability. During your first appointment, we will prepare your teeth. This means buffing the surface and shaping them in such a manner that the veneer will fit and stay secured over the surface of your tooth. You are adding something foreign into your mouth, so there needs to be space for it. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth.

This gives us a guide to go off of so that we can make an exact fit for your veneers. Then, we will help you to choose the correct veneer color. With temporary veneers in place, you will be on your way. Then, when your custom pieces are complete, you will come back. At this point, we will start off by cleaning your teeth. The solution we use will help to make sure the bonding agent sticks securely to your teeth.

Then, your veneers (once we have ensured a perfect fit) will be cemented to your teeth. We use a special curing light to ensure that it is a perfectly solid fit and that the appliances are not going anywhere. At this point, it is essential that you come back to our office regularly just to make sure that they are in their prime, or to repair any potential damage immediately.

Veneers are a great and relatively affordable enhancement option that can boost your confidence and self-esteem instantly. Your smile can be whiter, straighter, and more dazzling than ever before. Veneers are virtually impossible to tell from natural teeth, so you’ll have everyone asking about your gorgeous smile. If you are interested in veneers, give us a call today, and we can help you to set up an appointment. At that appointment or consultation, we can tell you everything you need to know and help you to find a way to feel beautiful again!

► Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening
Sun City West, AZ

Before and after teeth whitening at Frank W. Sallustio DDS, MS, FACP in Sun City West, AZWhen it comes to Cosmetic procedures, arguably the most commonly administered and most well-known option is tooth-whitening. Here at Frank W. Sallustio DDS, we want to give you back that radiant smile of your youth or just overall gives you a brand-new confidence to flaunt. Our professional whitening system is guaranteed to provide you with a strong and dazzlingly white smile by the time we are through. For more details, call our office today.

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a way for us to professionally and safely lightens your teeth a few shades so they are the sparkling white you see in movies, or whatever shade your desired effect may be. This changes the color of your tooth enamel overall; it does not simply lift stains. It is much safer and much more effective than whitening toothpaste or over the counter whitening strips or gels.

We have years of experience which pushes us to use cutting-edge technology to give you a smile you have been dreaming of. White teeth are easily one of the most generally accepted aesthetically pleasing features a person can have, and we aim to put that power right at your fingertips. While you may need a touch up on occasion, with limited smoking, coffee, wine, and other staining foods and beverages, you may be able to make these results last well beyond a year.

How Does it Work?

Our tooth whitening system is split between in-office care and at-home care. Essentially though, we will assist you and help you to get a safe and functional at-home whitening kit. You will need to set up two appointments with us, and in each, we will do something a little different. In your first appointment, we will take impressions of your teeth using putty and a tray. These impressions are very important, as they will be sent to a lab and used to create for you a custom-made whitening tray that you will be able to house whenever you need it. Once we have those trays back, you will come in for your second appointment.

Then, we will make sure that your trays properly fit your teeth and your bite pattern to ensure that the whitening material will fit every nook and cranny. Then, it is up to you. You can wear these trays (with the whitening solution inside) two times a day for several weeks, or overnight for the same period. Your teeth may become sensitive, this is natural, but it will pass. By the end of treatment, your teeth are guaranteed to be shades brighter!

Teeth whitening is safe with us, and we will make sure that you get great results cast. Frank W. Sallustio DDS is here for more than just your restorative dentistry needs, and we want you to be beyond pleased with the results of your procedure. Give our office a call today to get all of your teeth whitening questions answered!

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