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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ


Image of a woman smiling, after having healthy teeth and following health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.
To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

Replacing Teeth With Dentures
Prescott Valley, AZ


Elderly man with dentures smiling while drinking coffee at Bradshaw Family DentalAt Bradshaw Family Dental, we can create a complete dental restoration with dentures for patients who have no healthy teeth remaining. As a replacement option for missing natural teeth, there are two variations, both partial dentures and complete or full dentures. This can be done in a variety of fashions using crowns, tooth implants, or by anchoring partial dentures to the few remaining healthy teeth present. Dr. Frausto can discuss the variations with you and help you decide which option would best meet your situation.

When Would a Patient Need Dentures?


Dentures are necessary when a patient has few or no remaining teeth. This may be due to the decay or deterioration of their natural teeth, or due to a significant impact injury. For some of our patients, removal is the only option because the condition of the teeth has deteriorated so far that they can no longer be repaired. Our dentists at Bradshaw Family Dental can council with you concerning your options.

What is a Partial Denture?


Partial Dentures are a removable dental appliance that allows a patient to replace all of their missing teeth in a single arch with one appliance. It is held in place through tooth colored, metal clasps that grip around strong anchor teeth, which may be remaining healthy teeth or tooth implants. By having the option to have an anchor to attach to, a patient would find this option to be considerably more comfortable versus full dentures.

When considering the placement of a partial denture, there are many factors that we evaluate to determine if you are a candidate for tooth replacement with a partial denture. We will examine the health of your anchor teeth, the option for tooth implants, the health of your gums and the foreseen future of the patient's dental health. We can design your partial denture to allow for the future loss of teeth that we have determined may not be as healthy as the rest. Additionally, there are alternatives to partial dentures include bridges, implants, and occasionally, full dentures.


Partial Denture Facts


Our patients love the freedom of a partial denture versus a full denture. What patients need to know includes:
•  Partials can replace multiple missing teeth.
•  Partials need at least two anchors, this can be healthy teeth or dental implants.
•  If partials are an option, this is a considerably more comfortable option over full dentures.


Complete Dentures


A full or complete denture is a removable dental prosthesis that is designed to replace all of your teeth in a single arch. Dentures consist of white plastic teeth that is set in a pink gum-colored plastic base. It is designed to rest on the patient’s gum ridge, and is held in place through a combination of pressure and an over the counter denture adhesive.

We would like our patients to know that wearing full dentures, either on the upper, lower, or both arches, is a considerable lifestyle change and will feel significantly different than their natural teeth. Dentures will impact the way you speak, the variety of foods you are able to eat, how you feel in social situations, and can even lower your self-esteem. Our dentists, Dr. Frausto will be able to recommend many alternatives and solutions to you to add to your comfort. With advances in dental technology, implant retained dentures have added considerable comfort, making it a significant option and giving patients both a natural looking smile that is much more functional.


Full Denture Facts


Full Dentures can be a significant life adjustment with many pros and cons. The largest pro is having functional teeth, even if not the most natural feeling. The cons can be the daily life adjustment. Full Dentures:

•  Replace all teeth in a single arch, either upper, lower or both.
•  Dentures can restore a patients ability to chew, which is difficult to do when most or all of your teeth are missing or unhealthy.
•  Dentures can help improve a patients look when they have been missing multiple teeth.
•  Traditional, full dentures, can be a cost effective system for a patient who needs them but is unable to afford more comfortable solutions.


Implant Retained Dentures


We can make your dentures much more comfortable with dental implants. Using the All on 4 system, we can attach your denture permanently directly to your jawbone using four titanium dental implants. Your full denture will be solidly in place, no loose dentures, no adhesives, no worries.

For more information on partial dentures, full dentures, or implant retained dentures, contact David Frausto, DDS, at our Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 office. (928) 277-0076
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