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Love Your Smile in Phoenix

There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth. With cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix, anyone can have a fabulous smile.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, a smile makeover will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

A smile makeover is a process that draws on different cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. We can whiten your teeth, restore missing teeth, close gaps between them, and repair chips, cracks, and other damage. We have an array of tools and techniques that can improve any smile.

Let’s consider teeth whitening as just one example. Our teeth get dull and discolored as the years go by, stained by the things that we eat and drink. Tobacco, too, can take a toll on your teeth. We offer several whitening procedures to restore the brilliance of your smile.

You can learn a lot from someone’s smile, and at Harris Dental in Phoenix we help you make great impressions on others by putting your best smile forward. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, as well as restorative dentistry and much more. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

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Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

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What’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown? The relationship can be confusing. At Harris Dental in Phoenix they can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations.

Let’s clear up the confusion.

1. A dental implant can act as a foundation for a crown.

A complete implant/crown procedure includes a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and crown.

2. A crown can be used to protect a damaged tooth.

Removing decay weakens the tooth. Once the decay is removed, a filling may not be enough to restore necessary strength. Likewise, after a root canal procedure, the remaining tooth may need strengthening. A crown may be used in both of these circumstances. A durable dental crown protects the remaining tooth, allows normal function, and prevents shifting of the surrounding teeth

3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.

When a tooth has been taken out, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth. A dental bridge used to replace one tooth requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. With a bridge, it warrants three crowns to replace one missing tooth!

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix are state-of-the-art. Other services include complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

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You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to identify how the parts of a smile blend in perfect harmony, but you know it when you see it. At Harris Dental in Phoenix, beautiful smiles with cosmetic dentistry are our specialty.

You may be surprised at how many design elements we consider when planning for a smile makeover. Here are a few of the most obvious parts:

  • Tooth Color: shade, brightness, uniformity
  • Tooth alignment: straight or crooked?
  • Tooth size and proportions: are some teeth much larger or smaller than the rest?
  • Tooth spacing: is there crowding or big gaps between teeth?
  • Gumline margins: how much gum shows when you smile?

Here are some other cosiderations that may be less familiar to the layperson:

  • The portions of the teeth that are visible when the mouth is at rest
  • The relationship of the smile line and the lip line
  • Zenith points: the highest point of the gumline in relation to the center of the tooth
  • Midline placement: the smile should be centered in the middle of the lips, mouth, and face
  • Mesial inclination: the tops of the teeth should angle slightly away from the midline

At Harris Dental we improve the smiles of our patients with cosmetic dentistry every day. We also offer complete general dentistry services. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

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Five Fast Ways to Improve Your Smile

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Do you have a special event coming up? Perhaps a wedding, graduation, milestone birthday, anniversary, or reunion? These celebrations usually involve a lot of photographs and, of course, you want to look attractive. You may not have time to lose 20 pounds, but you can dramatically transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Here are five cosmetic dental procedures that can usually be performed in one office visit.

1. Veneers
Porcelain veneers have been a successful treatment for decades but we never fail to be amazed by the marvelous results they furnish. A veneer is a super-thin layer of porcelain bonded permanently to the tooth. A veneer can cover a chip, hide a crack, make discoloration disappear, or repair a misshapen tooth.

2. Gum Contouring
Perhaps your teeth are beautiful and healthy but you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation. Gum contouring can reshape the gumline and perfect your smile. Book a consultation with Dr. Harris today for an intensive examination and savvy guidance regarding your gumline.

3. Enamel Shaping
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the features of a smile even if all the other teeth have a positive appearance. (Your mouth is no place for a sore thumb, right?) Let Dr. Harris reshape the tooth so it blends in seamlessly.

4. Bonding
Dental bonding just gets better and better as additional revolutionary materials are developed. Bonding is used in a multitude of applications to repair teeth with cosmetic and structural troubles. The newest prep techniques are minimally invasive – leaving you with more of your own tooth structure.

5. Teeth Whitening
Make your smile pop with professional in-office teeth whitening. There is nothing like a fantastic white smile to give you maximum confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix is an investment that will bless you with increased morale every day! We also offer general dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!.

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Is The Humble Toothbrush Obsolete?

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Are manual toothbrushes obsolete? Would you believe people have been asking that question for more than fifty years? At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we assure you that the answer is no – an old school manual toothbrush is one of your best friends, when it comes to maintaining your dental health.

“Wait a minute,” you might say, “isn’t an electric toothbrush better than a manual toothbrush?”

That very question was addressed in the Journal of the American Dental Association, way back in 1964. Their article sensibly concluded that all toothbrushes, when used properly, are effective at removing food debris and plaque to keep your smile free of decay.

Use What Works

Electric toothbrushes are great, and they certainly have their place. But they do not do a better job cleaning teeth, simply because they’re electric.

For most people, it comes down to personal preference. Manual and electric do a good job cleaning your teeth. An electric toothbrush can be a tremendous benefit to anyone with issues like arthritis. A manual may take a little longer. But they’re a lot cheaper! At the end of the day, though, the choice is yours.

When it comes to any toothbrush, the most important thing is to choose one with soft bristles. They are gentle on the gums, but still effective in brushing away plaque.

When all is said and done, the important thing is to find a toothbrush that works for you, and then use it. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we stress the importance of brushing and flossing twice a day. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for your next checkup today!

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