Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

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This post from Harris Dental in Phoenix highlights the differences between general and cosmetic dentistry.

General dentistry is about preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity, a general dentist determines the best way to address it.

Cosmetic dentistry is a term for elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. This includes things like teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

Sometimes there is overlap, and sometimes the terminology gets a different spin from one practice to the next. For example, one dentist might call a dental implant cosmetic, while another will call it general or restorative. It’s the same procedure, of course, and used for the same reasons.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we are a full-service practice meeting the needs of all our patients. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, of course. Patients from all over Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa count on our expert dental care, and love that our office is a lecture-free zone. Call our office to schedule your next cleaning and checkup 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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Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

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At Harris Dental in Phoenix we are committed to the highest standards of dental care, and to the experience our patients have in our office. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a checkup, we invite you to give us a call to schedule one.

Communication is one of our biggest priorities. It’s important to us that you know exactly what is going on in each appointment. Dentistry is a highly specialized field, and we may occasionally lapse into jargon that might not make sense. We try to avoid that, but never hestitate to ask us to clarify one point or another.

We may be dental professionals, but we get checkups, too. We know what it’s like to sit in the dentist’s chair. Empathy is an irreplaceable asset.

In all likelihood, you have scheduled your appointment with us months ahead of time. We respect your time, and try to minimize how long you’re in the waiting room. But sometimes procedures take longer than expected, or an emergency appears. If there is any kind of delay we will do our best to mitigate its impact on you.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix every patient is important. Find out why people from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa trust their dental health to us. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Call us to schedule your next checkup 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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6 Ways To Improve Your Smile

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Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to improve their smiles, with the procedures that are available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about looking good; it is good for your dental health.

  1. Teeth whitening is used to lighten stained teeth. This quick and easy treatment is usually done in the office, and the results can be very dramatic.
  2. Bonding uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.
  3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve your teeth. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.
  4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are bonded to the teeth to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.
  5. Dental implants are titanium posts placed in the jaw to support one or more artificial teeth.
  6. Smile makeover. A smile makeover is a combination of procedures to get dental patients the smiles they want.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. We’ve  enhanced the smiles of people throughout Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa, who  also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call for 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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You Be The Judge

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A great smile can light up a room, and if that smile is yours you are bound to make a great first impression. You can transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix. Are you skeptical? We invite you to judge for yourself.

Few of us were born with perfect teeth. Cosmetic dentistry uses sound dental techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth. Even one procedure can make a big difference to your smile, and several will give you a complete makeover.

The available procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. This may be the most popular one we’ve got. Yes, there are plenty of over-the-counter products for brightening smiles. None of them can compare to the results you’ll get from professional teeth whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers. Our teeth undergo a lot of wear and tear over the years. Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the front of your teeth to cover chips, gaps, and other imperfections.
  • Dental crowns. Crowns are used to repair teeth that have been damaged in accidents or eroded by decay. They give a tooth new strength and improved appearance.
  • Bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of a putty-like resin directly to the teeth. We can correct small chips, coat discolored teeth, and even fill in small cavities.

Cosmetic dentistry from Harris Dental in Phoenix can give you a whole new smile, but we’ll let you be the judge! Find out why people from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our practice to improve the appearance of their smiles, and for complete general dentistry. 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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