A Facelift For Your Teeth?

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This blog post from Harris Dental focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure, porcelain veneers.

Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are a fantastic way to repair a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.

Have you ever looked for a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your solution! Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to improve and the overall condition of your teeth. We can counsel you on the most beneficial strategy.

The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth affect the outcome as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them created in the same “batch” at the lab.

The first step in the veneer process is to make an impression of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to manufacture the veneers to the specific size, shape, color, and quality of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry. It’s a painstaking process.

Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years.

Porcelain veneers from Harris Dental are one of many cosmetic dentistry procedures available. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have To Show Your Age

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in PhoenixAs we grow older, we may welcome many changes. However, most of us don’t welcome wrinkles, gray hair and dental problems. Fortunately, your smile can be attractive and healthy throughout your golden years, with a little help from cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental.

Even if your teeth are showing visible signs of wear such as enamel loss, staining, and chips, it is not too late to restore your youthful smile. And, though tooth loss is fairly common, in most cases it is preventable.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix area, we treat patients of all ages. We offer a full array of dental services including dental implants and teeth whitening.

We invite you to call us at Harris Dental in Phoenix to learn about other cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

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Not All Smile Makeovers Are Created Equal

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Mesa cosmetic smile makeover

Hello Phoenix! Welcome to the Harris Dental dental blog. Let’s talk about smile transformations. Some Phoenix patients wonder if  the term is synonymous with general cosmetic dentistry.

Are the placement of four veneers considered a smile makeover? Well, yes and no. If your smile is attractive and healthy except for some chips in your upper front teeth, veneer placement may remedy the few cosmetic problems and result in a dazzling smile.

Generally, however, a complete smile makeover combines several carefully-chosen cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at the same time for a complete smile renewal. In other words, the sum is greater than the parts.

For example, one treatment plan could include crown restorations, veneers for teeth that are misshapen but otherwise healthy, tooth-colored filling replacement for old amalgam fillings, and teeth whitening for the crowning touch.

When we design a custom smile makeover, we study several elements in addition to the teeth. After all, the teeth are just one component of the patient’s face. The gumline, lips, mouth, facial shape, facial structure, coloring, and patient’s age affect the scope of the design. This comprehensive approach to a smile makeover achieves amazing results and sets our practice apart.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we provide cosmetic and general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Harris Dental

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Artistic Smile Masterpieces At Harris Dental

Hello friends of Harris Dental in Phoenix! Thanks for stopping by the ultimate cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are talking about personal transformation. Many people want to reinvent themselves in at least one facet of their life.

Some folks are training for a new career. Some men and women have made a healthy lifestyle a priority by making better food choices and working out on a regular basis. Some people are dedicating more attention to their personal relationships.

At Harris Dental, we skillfully use advanced cosmetic dentistry to transform lucky patients with complete smile makeovers.

A comprehensive smile redesign involves more than applying four or six porcelain veneers to the upper front teeth. Though veneers can dramatically improve a smile, a complete smile makeover is a total smile transformation.

We evaluate the condition, size, shape, alignment, and color of the teeth. These elements are created, meticulously refined, and integrated in perfect harmony. Like any artistic masterpiece, a perfect smile is far more than the sum of its parts.

If you have a vision for your beautiful smile, it can become a reality with cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We also provide general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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Think You Know How To Brush? Think Again.

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Phoenix tooth brushing tips

You’ve been doing it since you were five. You switch to auto pilot morning and night and brush your teeth, to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. But are you doing it correctly? Harris Dental in Phoenix wants to make sure you are!

The truth is that many individuals are making tooth brushing mistakes. You may need to tweak your routine to better support your oral health and protect your smile from dental caries and gum disease.

Here are vital tooth brushing tips:

1. Take your time.
It’s understandable. You want to get it over with and go to bed. Proper teeth cleaning takes time and careful attention. Time yourself the next time you brush—you might be surprised at how rapidly you finish. The process should take at least two to three minutes. It can also be useful to take a different route around your mouth every few days. By adjusting your process, you approach areas from a different, and possibly, better angle.

2. Don’t forget to floss.
No matter how agile you can be with your brush, it’s difficult to get rid of the plaque from all those narrow gaps between your teeth. That is where bacteria can easily multiply and start the decay process.

3. Use the right toothbrush.
It is ironic that some people impair their enamel or gums because they brush too forcibly with a hard brush. We counsel patients to only use a soft brush. If you’ve had gum grafts, you may want to use an extra soft brush.

4. Don’t keep your tooth brush near the toilet.
This is awful to think about, but each time the toilet is flushed, bacteria is sent far into the air—even if you close the lid. Keep your toothbrush in a clean place and permit it to air dry.

5. Use fluoride toothpaste.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you may be surprised that some oral care products don’t contain fluoride. And you may think it’s only for kids. Not true. Your enamel is consistently under assault from acidic foods and drinks and fluoride helps it remineralize.

At Harris Dental, we want all our Phoenix-area patients to have and keep a healthy, beautiful smile. So brush and floss properly twice a day, and see us every six months for a checkup. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

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