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Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Whitening

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Most people notice their teeth dull as the years go by. But foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age. You can do something about it with professional teeth whitening from Harris Dental in Phoenix.

Over the counter whitening products like toothpastes and strips may whiten teeth a little bit, but none of them can match professional strength whitening.

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening will not affect the stains and your whitened natural teeth may make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Harris Dental, we can advise you about new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have discolored with age.

Brushing after meals can keep stains at bay. But immediately after consuming acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing before the acids are neutralized or washed away can damage enamel.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Harris Dental and can produce wonderful results over time.

Teeth whitening is one of the cosmetic dentistry services offered at Harris Dental in Phoenix. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Crowns Dental health

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We treat all of our patients royally here at Harris Dental, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth!

A dental crown is like a cap that we place over a damaged tooth, in order to restore its size, shape, and strength. They also restore its appearance. Crowns are used for a myriad of problems:

  • To safeguard a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and provide strength to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
  • To cover a tooth with severe discoloration.
  • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

Once a dental crown is cemented into place, it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth, at and above the gum line. There are several different types of crowns available: stainless steel, porcelain and metal, all resin, or all ceramic.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, same-day crowns are just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. Schedule an appointment today.

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Whitening vs Bleaching At Harris Dental

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Whitening vs Bleaching At Harris Dental In Phoenix

Everyone would like a beautiful smile with brillian white teeth. That explains why teeth whitening is such a popular cosmetic dental service at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

You hear the terms teeth whitening and teeth bleaching used almost interchangeably, but they mean two different things. Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, DIY strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and affordable and can illuminate teeth with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated, scheduled use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for people with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. Harris Dental guides pregnant or nursing mothers to choose the non-bleach whitening products.

The term “bleaching” is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office. Bleaching generally gets more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced dentist’s supervision.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we offer at-home and in-office teeth whitening, and other cosmetic dentistry services. Call our patient-oriented team to schedule a consultation!

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5 Reasons To Choose Cosmetic Dentistry

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When was the last time you looked into the mirror? Were you totally satisfied with your smile? If the answer is, “Not really,” then you may want to check out at these 5 great reasons to meet with us at Harris Dental in Phoenix to talk about cosmetic dentistry procedures.

1. The first reason is that a little cosmetic dentistry goes a long way. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, are simple and easy to do, but they can have compelling results.

2. Next, you might be surprised at how cost-effective it is! Ask for a price chart. You may be pleasantly surprised.

3. Don’t worry about pain, we will keep you comfortable. Many people expect the procedures to be painful, but dentists are trained to help you stay relaxed and free from discomfort. This is true whether you are getting dental implants, veneers, or a complete smile redesign.

4. You’re never too old! Many people think that cosmetic dentistry procedures are only for the young, but teeth continue to change throughout your life and these procedures may be exactly what is needed. Plus, many satisfied patients say they look years younger after the procedures are complete.

5. Your cosmetic dentist can treat your particular cosmetic dental trouble. Some folks have been led to believe that they have to live with chipped, cracked, or missing teeth, but with modern tools and procedures, we can fix a wide array of issues.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, cosmetic dentistry helps to maintain the health, function, and appearance of your teeth. Our services include general dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today.

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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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