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Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

dental implants in PhoenixWhen our patients ask us about tooth restoration, we usually tell them about fixed (or ‘traditional’) dental bridges or tooth implants. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth (called a ‘pontic’) is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth replacement has been a highly requested procedure at our dental practice. Patients from the Scottsdale area and Mesa area have expressed concern about tooth replacement for many years. Most questions have to do with the strength of the tooth replacement and durability.

Dental implants are also popular in Phoenix. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields terrific results for tooth restoration patients.

Both smile restoration options preserve or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, also.

Tooth implants and dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many Phoenix area dental patients have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration alternatives.

Call Harris Dental and ask to schedule an evaluation for tooth restoration. You can schedule your tooth restoration by calling us at 480-428-0040 .

Posted in Dental Implants

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Harris Dental

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Harris Dental

If you want a movie star smile, at Harris Dental we can explain cosmetic dental options for achieving the beautiful smile you have always desired. To book a private consultation for a smile makeover, call 480-428-0040 today.

Our doctors have helped many people in the Phoenix, AZ, area achieve the smile they have always wanted.

Whether you have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening, Harris Dental can address your problem areas, provide you with an overall esthetic assessment, and discuss your specific concerns.

A smile makeover in Phoenix typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: dental veneers, tooth implants, sculpting of gums, and teeth whitening or teeth bleaching.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental treatments that are necessary to correct other problems involving bite alignment or bone structure issues that, when treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures.

When the doctors at Harris Dental redesign a smile, the teeth are treated as an integral element of the patient’s face. The lips, gums, mouth, facial structure, patient’s age, and coloring are all taken into consideration. This unified approach to cosmetic dentistry has helped us establish and maintain a stellar reputation in the local professional dental community.

The team at Harris Dental has experience in Invisalign clear braces and dental implants, helping patients leave our office with more confidence and a smile they are proud to show off.

 

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 Cosmetic Dentistry

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

inflamed gums Phoenix

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can impact the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid the bone of the dangerous material the bacteria is creating. Over time, bone loss will ensue.

Inflammation in the gums also is associated with atherosclerosis, the occurrence of fatty deposits inside of the body’s arteries. Inflammation coincides with an increase of the blood protein CRP (C-reactive protein), which is produced by the liver. The more inflammation there is, the more the liver produces CRP. The more CRP present, the more likely cardiovascular disease is present, along with related troubles. CRP production is also related to arthritis, auto-immune disorders, and intestinal issues.

Scientists are currently looking into the relationship between periodontal inflammation and CRP level and the effects outside of the oral cavity. Links have already been discovered between periodontal disease and pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

If inflammation is left untreated, gums can develop pockets that provide the perfect breeding ground for infection. The longer the infection persists, the more likely bone loss will develop, eventually causing tooth loss.

It is essential to practice preventive dental care daily at home and have regular visits to the dentist. Dental appointments should include an exam, cleaning, and full mouth x-rays (as scheduled), along with the knowledge and instruction on how to properly care for teeth and gums at home. It is also important to see your dentist immediately if a tooth suddenly becomes sensitive or you see any other changes.

Thanks for visiting our blog. For more information about inflammation or periodontal disease, give us a call at 480-428-0040 .

 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Phoenix Dentistry Hello, and welcome to the Harris Dental blog. I am Dr. Harris. We are located at 4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale, and you can reach us by calling 480-428-0040.

You can probably imagine why I look at smiles everywhere I go in the Phoenix area. Whether I am working with a dental patient, having dinner at my favorite Queen Creek restaurant, or attending a sporting event, I notice whether the people around me smile. Whenever I encounter someone with obvious tooth problems, I want to tell them about the procedures that can completely transform their frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Are you one of those people who don’t want to show their teeth? I would love to talk to you about a smile makeover. Whatever your excuse is for not seeking dental treatment, I can discuss all of your concerns with you during a free consultation.

Perhaps you are afraid of dental work. Have you ever considered oral conscious sedation? With sedation dentistry, even extensive treatment is virtually pain free. Sedation will calm your mind as well as the nerves in your mouth.

Perhaps the cost of Phoenix cosmetic dentistry is holding you back. My patient-oriented staff will be happy to talk to you about financing plans. It is important to remember that if your teeth are decayed, postponing treatment will cost more money in the long run. Filling a cavity is far more affordable dentistry than a root canal procedure or, in the case of an extracted tooth, a dental implant.

You can contact my office at 480-428-0040 or online at http://www.harrisdental.com/. I can transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time!

 

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

esthetic smile design Queen Creek

It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most esteemed physical attribute. After all, people notice your smile first thing. How do you know if your smile is detracting from your appearance?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; if you look at your smile in the mirror and believe it is unattractive, it doesn’t really matter what anybody else thinks. But what if you are not sure?

There are many troubles that are generally considered to detract from dazzling smiles. Missing teeth is a biggie. People who are missing teeth in the back of the mouth may mistakenly believe that the gap doesn’t show. They are usually wrong. When smiling, talking, laughing, or eating, a missing tooth definitely shows – even if the missing tooth is the very last molar.

Yellow or gray teeth diminish the appeal of a smile – even one that is perfectly healthy and aligned – and crooked teeth are ordinarily considered unattractive.

There are a few unique smile characteristics that some people proudly show off and others wish to change. For instance, a gap between the two front teeth can become your trademark. True Blood star Anna Paquin, actor Woody Harrelson, and singer Seal have retained their spaces. Perhaps the most famous gap-toothed smile belongs to seventy year-old model Lauren Hutton who has proudly flashed it throughout her fifty-year career. Other celebrities such as Zac Efron, Tom Cruise, and Keith Urban weren’t happy with gaps so they transformed their smiles with revolutionary cosmetic dentistry.

If you want an objective aesthetic evaluation of your smile, how can you do this? You can’t see your smile from every angle when you look in the mirror. If you want an expert opinion on the attractiveness of your smile, talk to a cosmetic dentist. There are a surprising number of design principals that are used in smile makeovers. These include size, shape, alignment, proportion, color, and translucency. Additionally, cosmetic dentists also consider the characteristics of the gums, lips, and facial features.

When you have a cosmetic dental consultation, you will be able to see how the essential elements work together to create a natural-looking, compelling smile. Bottom line? If you want to change your smile, you can! Schedule a consultation today by calling 480-428-0040 .

 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

What Does A Beautiful Smile Say About You?

What a Beautiful Arizona Smile Says About You It’s not just about looks. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), a healthy and attractive smile makes you appear more intelligent, successful, friendly and interesting. (See http://www.aacd.com for complete survey results.)

Our smile makeover patients who have undergone restorative and cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental in Phoenix have experienced this phenomenon firsthand. They have expressed that they not only feel great about their looks, they are more confident in professional and social situations. Another benefit: They also feel more appealing to the opposite gender.

Here are Harris Dental in Phoenix, we enjoy using our years of training and experience to provide premium cosmetic dentistry for our patients in the Queen Creek and Scottsdale area. We are passionate about developing a custom treatment plan for each dental patient. Some of our Mesa patients had lived with misaligned or crooked teeth for years. Others had been self-conscious about missing or stained teeth.

There has never been a better time to upgrade your smile. There are solutions for every kind of dental problem. If you are not familiar with the latest teeth whitening, crown restoration and tooth replacement procedures, it is time to find out. Call 480-428-0040 to schedule a consultation. Come in to our office on 4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale and see photos of our happy Phoenix dental makeover patients who are enjoying their beautiful smiles every day!

Give us a call at 480-428-0040 or find us on the Web at: http://www.harrisdental.com/

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Whiter Teeth For Phoenix Smiles

Whiter Teeth for Chandler Teeth whitening has become a very popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Phoenix, AZ, because it is such an easy way to change your smile with little effort and no pain. Harris Dental can help you understand your options for teeth whitening and the results you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over-the-counter whitening systems can give varied results, with many users not entirely happy with the results.

Your Phoneix, AZ, cosmetic dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively and achieve professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call at 480-428-0040 to schedule a teeth whitening consultation.

Our patient-oriented staff would love to answer any questions you have about general, cosmetic, restorative, or pediatric dental treatment. Here are some of our services:

dental implants
Invisalign clear braces
sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
CEREC same-day crowns

If you are searching for quality, friendly dental care in the Phoenix area, call us here at Harris Dental. We are located in Phoenix and have been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1979. We are currently accepting new patients at our comfortable, state-of-the-art dental office. At Harris Dental, we are committed to providing superior dental care to our valued patients.

 

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 Teeth Whitening

4 Smile Boosters

Mesa cosmetic dental and tooth implants

Hi, my name is Dr. Harris. My dental practice, Harris Dental, has been serving the Queen Creek, AZ, area since 1979. Today in my Phoenix dental blog, I would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in the office of your dentist.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Phoenix residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to keep bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelains and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental care, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to correct chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an extraordinary solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. Gum tissue is removed or added to give the appropriate framework to the teeth.

I hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give dental patients a complete smile redesign.

To schedule an appointment at Harris Dental, give us a call at 480-428-0040 .

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aacd.com/index.php?module=cms&page=586, accessed on June 12, 2013

 

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Small Dental Annoyance Or Serious Problem?

mouth sores Queen Creek

Today in our dental blog we are going to talk about stomatitis. Stomatitis is dental-speak for something very common: non-specific irritations found in the mouth. Stomatitis is typically caused by cold sores, gum disease, or even from biting the inside of the mouth (ouch!). Any time the membranes in the mouth become inflamed, they are referred to as stomatitis.

Most Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa dental patients have probably suffered from stomatitis and don’t think it’s a big deal. The good news is that these patients are usually right because the majority of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. While they might affect the ability to speak or eat or fall asleep, they are commonly just a temporary inconvenience.

However, there are cases where a bacterial or a viral infection can occur in these areas of inflammation.

Because of this possibility, your Phoenix area dentist should be aware of these issues. Even if you are fortunate and there is no infection present, your dentist can always help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis.

Hi, my name is Dr. Harris of Harris Dental. I provide the highest quality preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry for my Phoenix area patients. If you have any questions about dental implants, Invisalign clear braces or  smile makeovers, give us a call at 480-428-0040 . Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, bonding, and dental implants.

 

The following online article was used as source material for this blog: “Stomatitis”, WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/stomatitis-causes-treatment, accessed on September 5, 2015

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Want A Reason To Smile All The Time?

Queen Creek cosmetic dental and tooth implants

If you are not happy with your smile, we invite you to consider a complete smile redesign.

1. Look and feel younger.
2. Improve your oral health.
3. Increase your confidence.
4. Smile all the time!

Welcome to our dental blog. We serve my patients at Harris Dental which is located at 4 locations in Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, and Scottsdale in Chandler, Arizona. I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 1979.

There has never been a better time to practice dentistry because dental procedures unavailable just a few years ago are now commonplace. During my career, I have become proficient in a wide variety of advanced dental treatments aided by breakthroughs in techniques and tooth restoration materials. My passion is providing the highest standard of dental care for my Chandler area patients and creating the healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible.

If you are not familiar with the latest unprecedented dental procedures, you might not realize what cosmetic and restorative dentistry can achieve. A total cosmetic dental smile makeover involves a combination of cosmetic dental procedures which may include dental crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, tooth implants, inlays and onlays, gum contouring, teeth whitening and, in some cases, orthodontia.

If you have dental anxiety, we can help. Sleep dentistry, sometimes called conscious sedation, will calm your nerves and help you relax while you undergo your smile transformation.

If you are in the Queen Creek, Scottsdale, or Mesa area and have cosmetic dentistry questions, schedule a consultation by calling us at 480-428-0040 .

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry
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