Look As Young As You Feel By Replacing Missing Teeth

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They say that everyone wants a long life, but no one wants to get old. How true. Yet it happens. At Harris Dental in Phoenix we believe teeth can be healthy at any age.

Gaps In Your Smile?

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, we restore missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants help active seniors look as young as they feel. They are strong, beautiful, and function like real teeth. Restore the youthful smile you once enjoyed with permanent tooth implants.

Dental implants, if you haven’t heard, are titanium posts inserted into the jaw. One implant can support one artificial tooth, while several can support a bridge or even a dental arch.

Avoid denture drawbacks: embarrassing slipping, limited taste, and gum irritation. Dental implants are not just for youthful smiles, they keep your facial shape intact by preserving jawbone structure.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we offer dental implants, and a full range of restorative dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and hesitate to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix, you can!

For most patients a dental implant is the ideal replacement for a missing tooth, because it replaces both the root and crown. They feel so authentic that implant recipients forget that they ever lost a tooth in the first place.

A dental implant is a titanium post inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A supporting device (called an abutment) and crown are firmly attached to the post.

Dental implants are versatile. A single implant can support one artificial tooth, and multiple implants can support a set of dentures.

Dental implants are available here at Harris Dental in Phoenix. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with us today!

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Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have missing spaces in your smile due to cavities, injury or any other reason, there is hope. If your existing teeth are stained, decayed, or broken, there is hope. If your teeth have always been misshapen, or crooked, there is hope. Cosmetic dentistry at Harris Dental in Phoenix can address all of those problems.

Regardless of the issue, it is usually preferable to save your natural teeth. If this is not feasible, and you have already lost teeth, we offer multiple ways for you to keep (or regain) your ability to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile with confidence.

Dental Implant
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A single implant can support a single replacement tooth, while multiple immplants can support a dental arch.

Dentures
Traditional dentures consist of  a plate holding artificial teeth that can be removed for cleaning. As noted above, dental implants can support dentures. We provide All on 4 dentures, a modern alternative to the traditional style.

Porcelain Veneers
If you still have your teeth, but are not comfortable with them, these might be the best answer. Stunning porcelain veneers are thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They improve unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

There is no need to miss out on a gorgeous smile. To find out more about dental implants or porcelain veneers, call Harris Dental to schedule an appointment today.

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Persistent Dry Mouth?

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The Harris Dental Guide To Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a condition where your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, leaving you with a persistent dry feeling in your mouth. If you experience this, be sure to tell us at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

The medical term for dry mouth is xerostomia, which is pronounced zero-STOE-me-uh. It’s a common side effect of certain medications, and is also common in people who are undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. It’s also caused by a condition of the salivary glands themselves, but that is less common.

Dry Mouth Causes

There are hundreds of different medications that list dry mouth as a side effect. This includes prescription drugs, and over-the-counter medicine. Antihistamines, decongestants, and pain medications may cause it, as well as many other drugs.

Dry mouth is also common in older people. Older people are often taking more medication than they did when younger. The body isn’t always as efficient in processing these medications as it once was.

Tobacco and alcohol use can also bring on symptoms of dry mouth, as well as so-called recreational drugs.

Chemotherapy may have an impact on the salivary glands, and their ability to produce saliva. It might return to normal once the treatment is finished.

Dry Mouth Complications

In addition to discomort, dry mouth can lead to increased plaque on the teeth. This can, in turn, lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Yeast infections and sores around the mouth can also occur.

People with dry mouth may also have poor nutrition, because chewing and swallowing are more difficult.

The treatment for dry mouth depends on what’s causing it. If you have persistent dry mouth but don’t know why, please let us know at Harris Dental in Phoenix. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Call us to set up an appointment today.

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Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In this post from Harris Dental in Phoenix, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

  • Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal?
  • The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a procedure that involved the drilling of holes to embed precious gems. That’s a grill with major bling!
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill up two swimming pools. (Not a very pleasant image, right?)
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles weren’t introduced until 1938. Prior to that, pig hair was a common bristle material. (“Mom, my toothbrush smells like bacon!”)
  • A popular toothache treatment in medieval Germany was to kiss a donkey.3 There is no evidence that it actually worked and it is unknown if the same remedy was used by donkeys.
  • Every person’s tongue is unique – just like a fingerprint.
  • In medieval Japan, black teeth were considered appealing. Style-conscious women used roots to stain their teeth.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, you won’t find pig hair, donkeys, or anvils. You will find unmatched dental care and our patient-oriented team of dental professionals. Services include general and restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

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