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Live Better In Phoenix With Dental Implants

Phoenix Implant Dentistry Ill-fitting dentures can cause more problems for denture wearers than they solve. If you live with loose dentures, you probably regard them as a necessary evil. Though they certainly look better than a toothless mouth, in practical terms they leave much to be desired because they affect two essential activities: eating and talking.

Unfortunately, many frustrated denture wearers have quit dining in restaurants or engaging in social activities because they are afraid their dentures will slip.

Implant dental procedures are allowing former denture wearers to re-engage in life.

Consider the advantages of implant anchored dentures:

  • They are stable because the implant is anchored in the bone.
  • Your denture is fixed, it will not move around in your mouth.
  • They prevent bone loss that can occur when teeth are removed.
  • They eliminate the necessity of regular denture relines.
  • They do not irritate gums.
  • No denture adhesive is required.

Patients who have replaced their traditional dentures with implant overdentures enthusiastically say that the dental implant cost was more than worth it.

Do you want to eat normally again? What is the value of maintaining your facial shape? Can you put a price on confidence?

If you want more information about dental implants, call 480-428-0040 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harris. Harris Dental is located at 4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale. We have been providing advanced Phoenix dental care since 1979.

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See Harris Dental For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Harris Dental For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many people consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, Botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, Arizona residents have countless choices to help them look more youthful. I am Dr. Harris and I am exited to tell you about a simple and affordable procedure we offer at Harris Dental that can create a younger looking you.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At Harris Dental, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are a middle-aged (or older) Phoenix resident pondering ways to improve your appearance, Harris Dental can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Harris Dental has been serving patients in Phoenix since 1979. We offer affordable, professional services including dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and cosmetic dentistry.

The smiles in the Arizona zip code area can rival those of Beverly Hills 90210 thanks to porcelain veneers. Contact Harris Dental today for a younger you!

 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
AZ

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

Super Smiles Have Strong Enamel

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Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! This substance, found on the outer surface of your teeth, truly should last a lifetime. But just because it’s super strong doesn’t mean you don’t have to work to take care of it.

Here are some beneficial tips for keeping enamel healthy.

1. Pick the right foods for enamel health. It’s no secret that soft drinks hurt your teeth, and don’t think that diet sodas are harmless – the artificial sweeteners can also erode enamel over time. There are also other culinary culprits that can do a lot of harm. Sticky, chewy candies should be avoided. Chewing ice is a no-no. And don’t use your teeth as tools. Take a minute to grab some scissors before you rip open that package with your incisors.

On the flip side, foods with calcium can neutralize acid in your mouth and guard your enamel. So, enjoy your dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt!

2. Avoid vigorous brushing and use a soft brush. Also, it’s best to brush about an hour after eating, because foods, especially acidic ones, can soften the enamel, thus making it more prone to damage from brushing. If your teeth are discolored or yellowish, you may feel you need to brush harder. Instead, think about teeth whitening and talk to your dentist.

3. Keep stomach acids in check. If you have a problem with severe heartburn, the stomach acid could be traveling up your esophagus and into your mouth. This acid can erode enamel, so it is important to communicate with your Phoenix doctor about treatment.

4. Talk to your dentist about dry mouth and tooth grinding. Lack of saliva is a major issue for tooth enamel, and it’s no surprise that teeth grinding can also wear it down. Make sure your dentist is aware if you observe either of these issues.

Hi, my name is Dr. Harris Dental. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible, and enamel health is a key component. Harris Dental has been serving patients in Phoenix since 1979. We offer affordable, professional services including dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and cosmetic dentistry.

My practice, Harris Dental, is currently accepting new patients. Give us a call at 480-428-0040 to make an appointment!

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/healthy-teeth-2/tooth-enamel-damage, accessed on September 18, 2013

 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
AZ

 

Posted in General Dentistry, Oral Health

Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

Harris Dental Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

I have been creating spectacular smiles at my cosmetic dental practice since 1979. Each one of my smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as I value their trust.

My loyal patients, along with my dedicated dental team, have made my professional career particularly rewarding.

Working as a dentist is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

My cosmetic dentistry patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

One of my patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

Hello, I’m Dr. Harris of Harris Dental. At Harris Dental, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. We also fill cavities with tooth-colored fillings that blend perfectly with your natural teeth.

Only need a cleaning? Come in for a general dentist exam. Our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we invite you to visit our cosmetic dentistry practice and discuss your dental goals. To schedule an exam, cleaning, or consultation, contact us today at 480-428-0040 .

Contact Harris Dental: 480-428-0040

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

A Fresh Start After Losing A Tooth

Phoenix Permanent Tooth Replacement Are you one of the many men and women who has had a tooth extracted? If the tooth had been bothering you, it may have been a relief. Unless, of course, the tooth was in the front of your mouth and now the gaping hole shows every time you smile. Ignoring it is impossible because your tongue can’t leave it alone.

Once the tooth has been pulled, you have many essential decisions to make. Is a dental bridge affordable? Do I want to damage two healthy teeth to anchor the bridge? Should I opt for a partial denture? What about bone loss?

What if you could have a fresh start? What if you could have a permanent, natural looking tooth replacement that would restore your smile and retain the healthy bone and gum tissue around the tooth root? If you opt for a dental implant, you can.

A dental implant is a permanent replacement for all parts of the tooth. It consists of three parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration.

The Titanium Post
—Inserted directly into the jaw bone
—Extremely strong
—Titanium is unique in that it bonds with living bone tissue (also used in knee and hip replacement surgery)

The Abutment
—Can be made of gold, porcelain or titanium
—Permanently attached to the post (it will not slip and slide like dentures)

The Restoration (Crown)
—Usually made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM)
—Is made to match the color of surrounding teeth
—Will look as good or better than the tooth it replaced

Dental implant surgery is not an experimental treatment. The cutting-edge materials and techniques have been tested and refined for several decades. Moreover, it has been performed by dentists and prosthodontists for over twenty-five years. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call 480-428-0040 .

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At Harris Dental, We Love Keeping Kids’ Smiles Healthy

Phoenix Pediatric Dentistry Your child’s dental health is vital to overall health and vitality. At Harris Dental, our family dentist loves working with you and your child to ensure a healthy smile for life. Why? The health of your child’s teeth and gums can affect their speech development, eating habits and self-esteem.

Pediatric dental care is important, and that is why we recommend bringing your child in for a first exam before age one, or when their first tooth erupts. During the initial visit, we can discuss dental treatments such as sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing techniques and orthodontics.

Children’s dentists also counsel parents about thumb-sucking, pacifier use and other habits that influence your child’s pediatric dental health. We can also help you keep your child’s teeth protected during sporting activities. Call us immediately at 480-428-0040 if your child has a dental emergency or tooth injury.

Our patient-oriented team will make your child feel comfortable during their dental visit to our inviting office.

In additional to offering experienced children’s dentistry, we are a full-service Arizona dental practice. We provide vital advice and care on porcelain veneers, tooth implants, teeth whitening, tooth bonding, and restorative dentistry.

Posted in General Dentistry

To Chew Or Not To Chew

To Chew Or Not To Chew

Hello gum chewers, today we’re going to talk about that sticky wad in your mouth. You know that it can freshen your breath, but can it really help guard your smile from dental caries?

It really depends on the type of gum. Chewing regular sucrose-based gum can be useful in removing bits of food from the surface of teeth, but that benefit is negated by the stream of sugar washing over your teeth as you chew.

However, gum with some alternative sweeteners has an added benefit for your pearly whites. Xylitol is a sweetener which not only has fewer calories than traditional sugars, but it also has antimicrobial properties that curtail plaque build-up. This means that xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes dental caries.

So if you’re headed out to any restaurants, bring a pack of sugar-free gum with you and pop it in your mouth when your meal is done. Of course, brushing and flossing are the optimal practices for your oral health, but when you can’t brush, decide on a sugarless gum with xylitol.

I’m Dr. Harris Dental of Harris Dental. We offer dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, and sedation dentistry. If you have any questions about how to upgrade your oral health, or if you would like information about any of our revolutionary cosmetic dental procedures such as teeth whitening, veneers, or complete smile makeovers, give us a call today at 480-428-0040 .

Call our patient-oriented team today for an appointment!

Posted in General Dentistry

Chipped Tooth? No Need To Panic

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There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth:
1. Panic.
2. Visit Harris Dental right away and get on with life.

At Harris Dental, we can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly preforming the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even crowns can impact the course of treatment.

Time is often an important factor when it comes to tooth repair so don’t wait, call 480-428-0040 to schedule an appointment. We have four locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale. We’ve been around since 1979 – serving your neighbors and improving their smiles.

When residents need cosmetic dentistry, we’ve successfully managed their treatment. When patients have needed general dentistry, we’ve watched happy, smiling patients leave our office.

Perhaps your teeth and gums are healthy but you wish your smile was more attractive. We can help you there also with a smile redesign. Porcelain veneers, CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, and orthodontics are all available to solve any cosmetic troubles you wish to have fixed.

Trust Harris Dental to deliver exceptional results. No panic. No mistakes. No worries. Relax.

 

Posted in Restorative Dentistry

How Can You Improve Your Smile Quickly?

Porcelain Veneers With porcelain veneers, you can revamp your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Porcelain veneers are glass-like, wafer-thin covers that are attached to the front of your teeth. Porcelain has been used in dentistry for many years because no other restorative material is such an excellent match for natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and can be matched to the color of any tooth. It is stronger than enamel and resists stains.

Dental ceramists who fabricate porcelain veneers are both artists and technicians. They create beautiful paper-thin wafers that adhere to teeth, correcting chips and stains. Porcelain veneers can also straighten crooked teeth for patients who don’t need orthodontic work.

Patients who receive porcelain veneers appreciate the less-invasive process of enhancing their smile. Newer techniques require no removal of healthy tooth enamel.

We would be happy to show you what veneers can do for your smile.

Harris Dental has four locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale. We provide skilled dental care for patients in the greater Phoenix area. Our phone number is 480-428-0040 Porcelain veneers, CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, and orthodontics are all available to solve any cosmetic troubles you wish to have fixed.

Smile – sunshine is good for your teeth!

 

 

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Tooth Knocked Out? Call 480-428-0040 ASAP!

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It may sound like a catastrophe to many people, but having a tooth knocked out doesn’t always mean you’ll need cosmetic dentistry to correct your smile. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are your tooth can be salvaged.

The vital thing for dental patients to do if they’ve had a tooth knocked out is to find the tooth, handle it carefully, and keep it in the best condition possible so their dentist can reinsert it properly.

Do not handle the tooth by the root, be careful to only touch the crown. It’s okay to gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth.

If it is possible, the prime place for the tooth to be held is back in the socket (placed there gently, of course). Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, just be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.

Next, you’ll want to get to your dentist ASAP. Most teeth that can be reinserted by a dentist within an hour can be saved.

If you are looking for trusted dental care, give Harris Dental a call at 480-428-0040 . Perhaps your teeth and gums are healthy but you wish your smile was more attractive. We can help you there also with a smile redesign. Porcelain veneers, CEREC same-day crowns, dental implants, and orthodontics are all available to solve any cosmetic troubles you wish to have fixed.

Call us at 480-428-0040 immediately if you have a dental emergency!

 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale
Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona

 

Posted in Emergency Dentistry
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