Legendary figures are often remembered for their teeth, from George Washington's fabled wooden smile to Mona Lisa's unmistakable overbite. Ensure a memorable grin with today's Groupon: for $999, you get a titanium dental implant with a prefabricated abutment at Desert Dentistry, redeemable at its five locations in Phoenix, Payson, and Surprise (a $2,350 value).
Dr. Thomas Mattern, a Diplomat of the American Dental Implant Association, and Desert Dentistry's staff of enamel advocates safeguard smiles from unflattering gaps with dental care that strives to brighten and stylize teeth. Each dental-implant procedure begins with a complete diagnosis, as technicians suss out treatment parameters using digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and ultraviolet cavity lights to identify any major problems or areas of concern. Titanium tooth impersonators settle into new homes in the upper or lower jaw, with root implants providing support for a partial denture and new chompers filling in the space previously occupied by a missing tooth or tooth-shaped jawbreaker.
Implants function as natural teeth, and artificial roots can hold bridge, over-denture, or crown work (a separate appointment not included in this Groupon) once the fusion process is complete. Doctors perform the entire procedure in a gentle clinical environment, with comfortable recliners and private TVs welcoming patients at each individual workstation. Desert Dentistry also offers optional nitrous or sedation services, cutting down on pretreatment nerves that manifest as chattering teeth or tongues compulsively tying knots in cherry stems.
Desert Dentistry's specialists tend to teeth at five locations using advanced technologies such as intraoral cameras, cavity-detecting UV lights, and a computer-controlled wand that delivers precise measurements of anesthesia. While performing treatments such as dental checkups, they use distilled water attached to a water-line purification system, and during these checkups, they screen for oral cancer using a ViziLite fluorescent light to spot any abnormalities.
To relax nervous patients, they offer sedation dentistry or a CD of James Earl Jones reading bedtime stories. As an added bonus, they encourage patients to complete their necessary dental care and keep up with preventative treatments by offering a Whitening for Life program that gives out complimentary tubes of whitening gel.