Help For Nervous Dental Patients At Harris Dental

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Sedation Dentistry in Phoenix

Imagine the following: You are stretched out in a dental chair at the start of a checkup. As a dental assistant wraps a paper bib around your neck and clicks on a bright overhead light, you tense up and your heart begins to pound. If this sounds at all like you, sedation dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix can help.

Millions of people experience heightened stress levels when they go to the dentist. Sometimes it’s so intense, people skip the dentist altogether. This is a coping mechanism that psychologists call “avoidence.” The problem with it, of course, is that it puts your dental health at risk.

  • Nitrous oxide. Popularly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide puts you in a very relaxed state. It is safe and effective, works quickly, and wears off quickly. It’s been used in dentistry for more than one hundred years.
  • Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative before your scheduled appointment. It puts you in a deeply relaxed state.

Don’t let anxiety put your dental health at risk! Sedation dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix will get you through any procedure. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for complete general dentistry. (They also appreciate that we are a no lecture zone!) Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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Do You Want To Change The Shape Of Your Gums?

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gum contouring ScottsdaleWhen you look in the mirror, do you like the smile you see? The flaws and strengths of your smile may be subjective, but if there are things about yours you don’t like, such as a gummy smile, we can fix it with cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

The shape and size of your gumline can make your teeth appear too large or too small, or otherwise out of proportion. Gum contouring can correct gums that appear too low or too high in relation to the teeth, and customize them for the perfect smile.

Determining just what it is that makes a smile appear too gummy is more complicated than you might think. Your smile is the sum of its parts: the proportions of not only the gums themselves, but the teeth and upper jaw, and even the lips.

In most cases, bringing the proportion of visible gum into harmony with the teeth is enough to make a difference. When excessive gum tissue obscures some of the teeth, a technique called crown lengthening can correct it.

If you’re self-conscious about a gummy smile, cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix can help. We’ve improved the smiles of patients throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, and also offer restorative dentistry services, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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How White Fillings Improve Your Smile

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Tooth-Colored Fillings in Phoenix

Needless to say, the best filling for your teeth is no filling at all: that is, teeth and gums that are clean and healthy, and free from decay. But cavities happen, and when they do, we can fill them with white fillings at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Our patients love white fillings because they blend in seamlessly with teeth. Gone are the days of showing metal fillings whenever you laugh.

White fillings are made of a composite resin material. They are durable and are good to use on front and back teeth. In many cases, preparations involve the removal of less natural tooth structure. More of the tooth, in other words, can be maintained.

It’s the aesthetic considerations that appeal to many patients. But it can also be a big relief, because there is none of the mercury associated with traditional metal fillings.

White fillings from Harris Dental in Phoenix fix cavities, and leave you with a great-looking smile. Patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to us for general and cosmetic dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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Tooth Implants: What is All-on-4?

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what is all on 4 implants Phoenix

The All-on-4 dental implant treatment is sold by Nobel Biocare. It’s a brand name of both the actual posts and the implantation technique. All-on-4 implant-supported dentures are avialable at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

How is the All-on-4 system different than conventional implants?

With All-on-4 dentures, four implants are placed in the jaw. Ordinary implant dentures use more: generally, eight to ten per arch. To replace all of your teeth (upper and lower) you would need 16-20 implants.

The way the All-on-4 posts are set in the jaw bone is different as well. With this procedure, the rear posts are surgically implanted at an angle.

What are the advantages of All-on-4?

All-on-4 is more economical than a full set of dental implants.

All-on-4 can often be placed in one day. Because of this, they are also called “smile in a day” or “same day teeth.”

Who is a good candidate for All-on-4?

Success with any tooth restoration procedure depends on many considerations. A key consideration is whether the patient has enough healthy bone to support the implant. Patients with jaw bone recession in the back of the mouth may only be able to have this type of dental implant procedure.

What are the potential drawbacks of All-on-4?

Not all Phoenix dentists offer this treatment. There are various reasons. Some believe four implants don’t provide enough strength. It stands to reason that more implants provide more support. Another concern is that if an implant fails in the All-on-4 configuration, it may require that all dental implant procedures be replaced.

All-on-4 implant dentures are available at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We have placed them in patients from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who also come to us for complete general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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Get Those Teeth In Shape!

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Phoenixaffordable cosmetic dentistry

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit then you look better, and more important, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Harris Dental in Phoenix, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too!

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth may well be the window to your overall health. Research has shown there is a clear link between your dental health and your general health. It is safe to say that good dental health is necessary to your physical well-being throughout your life.

Here’s just one example: bacteria that starts in the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body, especially if your immune system has been weakened by illness.

When you take good care of your teeth, you’re doing more for your well-being than you may ever have realized. So brush and floss every day, without fail, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we want you take keep yourself in shape with plenty of exercise. But never underestimate the importance of good dental health! People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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