Do You Love Your Smile?

Yuma Cosmetic Dentistry

The people who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. If nature didn’t bless you with attractive teeth, you are not alone. Most perfect smiles you see were not always that way: they are the result of cosmetic dentistry, like what we provide at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ.

Two common smile issues are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth

Few of us are blessed with pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and dental cleanings,  teeth darken as we age.

That explains the popularity of teeth whitening. Can you picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile? Teeth whitening makes it possible!

Damaged Teeth

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. If you would like to fix your tooth flaws, porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding have been used with great results for many years.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we improve smiles with cosmetic dentistry every day. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist (tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

928-783-0804

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

928-783-8300

 

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The Tea And Teeth Question

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Here’s a riddle from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ: What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea? Why, Denis, of course.

Lame jokes aside, a common concern for patients is stained teeth. In this blog post, we’ll talk about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages, including tea.

Over time, tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Daily oral hygiene is vital.

Between cleanings, rinse with water after drinking tea. Be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, you may want to consider professional teeth whitening.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ our teeth whitening can transform yellow or dull teeth. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton trust their smiles to our cosmetic dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist (tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

928-783-0804

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

928-783-8300

 

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Are Dental Implants Worth It?

Are Yuma Dental Implants Worth It?

Dental implants have been hailed as one of the greatest advances in dentistry, but that doesn’t mean deciding to get one is easy. There is much to consider, but at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we believe they are worth it.

One of the things that makes a lot of people think twice about implants is the cost. There’s no way around that; even the best dental insurance policies only cover implants up to a point.

It’s important to remember that implants are made the same materials used in surgeries like hip replacement. Bone grafting may be required, if the patient doesn’t have enough healthy bone mass.

Issues like that must be weighed against the purely pragmatic. Can you place a value on the ability to eat and chew food normally? Because they are physically attached to the jaw bone, dental implants function like natural teeth. That’s true whether it’s a single tooth replacement, or whether the implants are anchoring a dental arch.

And then there is your smile, of course. Teeth are one of the first things we notice about other people. No one wants to go around hiding their smile.

A full set of teeth is priceless, and with dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, you can be sure to have one. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton have benefitted from them. We are a VA dental practice. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist (tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

928-783-0804

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

928-783-8300

 

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It Doesn’t Take A Lot Of Time To Beautify Your Smile

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At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Possibilities include restoring cracked or discolored teeth, straightening them, or even by replacing those that are missing.

We all want to have the best possible smiles, but cosmetic dentistry is more than just appearance. Straight teeth are easier to care for, and make for a healthier smile. That may explain why clear braces are so popular. They can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can transform your appearance and are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

Dental implants are, in many ways, one of the most significant advances in the history of dentistry. Titanium posts inserted in the jaw can support one or more replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing.

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Beautiful smile, Cosmetic dentistry

Is Perfect Possible?

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Are you thinking about improving your appearance with a smile makeover? Are you skeptical when you hear promises of a “perfect” or “celebrity” smile? Well, at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, so are we.

After all, perfect is a pretty tall order. So let’s do a reality check, and review two of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures and the results you can expect.

Porcelain Veneers

The application of porcelain veneers can remedy several aesthetic dental problems. They can fix chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.

Can a porcelain veneer create a perfect tooth? While veneers don’t repair decay, they can turn unappealing teeth into beautiful, aesthetically perfect teeth.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental treatment that dramatically improves a smile. However, some dentists guarantee amazing results for any patient who wants a whiter smile.

We only recommend teeth whitening for patients who are good candidates. If you have crowns in the front of your mouth, or gums that have receded, conventional teeth whitening may not lighten your smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry solutions create sensational smiles, at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton love our mercury-free dentistry. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

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If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ can give you a replacement that not only looks like a natural tooth, but functions like one, too.

It’s the sort of incredible result we have come to expect from dental implants, and a reason why they are considered the best replacement option for lost teeth. Implants are one of the most important developments in the history of dentistry.

For single-tooth replacement, a complete dental implant consists of three parts. One is the implant itself, a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Second is a connecting piece called an abutment. Finally, the artificial tooth, or crown, connects to the abutment.

Once the procedure is complete you are left with normal biting and chewing power. What makes this possible is a process called osseointegration. That describes how the implant actually fuses with the bone to replace the missing tooth root, and become a part of your body.

Other replacement options, such as a dental bridge, are adequate enough. One of the things that makes implants so incredible is their success rate: greater than ninety percent.

Dental implants from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ have helped people from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton, and are among our restorative dentistry options. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Is Your Smile Holding You Back?

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In this post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we begin with something we’d classify as Murphy’s Law.

You leave the house on a pressing errand, looking completely disheveled. Inevitably, you bump into someone you know. How do you feel in your ill-fitting sweatpants and stained T-shirt?

Attractive clothing, well-groomed hair, and a fit body boost morale for most people. But do you know what others notice first? Your face. Specifically, your smile and eyes. Study after study has shown that sensational teeth and eyes always capture attention.

Now, it’s difficult to change your eyes unless you get colored contacts. But beautiful smiles are within reach, because we can work miracles with cosmetic dentistry. We can turn ordinary smiles into stunning first-impressions.

Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Available cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Teeth whitening. We can transform your smile from dull to dazzling.
  • Porcelain veneers. Cover chips, cracks, and other tooth imperfections.
  • Dental implants. Replace missing teeth with state-of-the-art implants that look and function like natural teeth.

If you are not satisfied with your smile, cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ can help. Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry services. Call to find out what we can do for your smile!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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5 Tools For Tooth Transformations

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Teeth that are damaged or misshapen can really detract from your smile, but thanks to cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ, you can do something about these and other issues. There are fixes for nearly any tooth problem!

Some of the most popular and effective procedures include:

  • Veneers. Porcelain veneers are extremely thin shells of medical-grade ceramic, custom-made to match the from of your teeth. They are cemented in place to dramatically improve your smile.
  • Bonding. This procedure uses a strong tooth-colored resin to close spaces, repair chips and cracks, or change the shape. The resin is molded into place and hardened for secure adherence.
  • Recontouring. Thismeans reshaping a tooth by removing small bits of enamel to improve its shape or length.
  • Crowns. Natural-looking dental crowns cover the tops of damaged teeth.
  • Clear Braces. Patients of all ages are transforming their smiles with clear braces. They are removable, so they come out at mealtime and when you brush your teeth. Best of all, they work!

At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Hills AZ we use cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles every day. Patients from all over Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for general dentistry services, and much more. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Aesthetic Dentistry Solves Difficult Oral Problems

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Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day.

Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:

Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting

Dental implant are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. But before you can get one, you need to have enough healthy bone to support it. Bone grafting is a fairly simply procedure to promote the growth of new bone.

Tough Problem 2: Tooth Damage or Loss
Solution: Restorative Dentistry

We can address multiple issues by restoring your teeth and mouth to a functional, and even an aesthetic state. It might involve filling cavities, restoring or replacing missing teeth, or repairing damage with a crown. Our goal is twofold: restoring your natural smile, and preventing future dental health problems.

With restorative dentistry from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ there is always hope for your smile! Patients from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Beautiful smile, Restorative dentistry

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

6 Good Reasons To Visit Your Dentist More Often

Most people visit the dentist about once each year. As many as forty percent of Americans see their dentist less often; some go as long as five years between visits! At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, we recommend a checkup every six months.

Here are six great reasons to visit us more frequently.

1. Oral Cancer Detection

That’s right: cancer detection. Not many people think about the risk of getting cancer in their mouth or throat. Patients with oral cancer have a far better prognosis when it’s detected early. Note that tobacco users have a substantially higher risk of developing oral cancer.

2. Cavity Damage

Unfortunately, almost everyone gets cavities. If cavities are caught when they are small, they aren’t difficult (or pricey) to fix.

The problem comes when they aren’t discovered early and the damage requires a serious fix. Cavities are one of the reasons many people avoid the dentist. Getting a tooth filled used to be painful. Not anymore.

3. Gum Disease

Gum health is a part of an overall dental health. We will check your gums and treat gum disease, if need be.

4. Bad Habits

Bad habits can have a negative influence on your oral health. Smoking, poor diet, biting nails and clenching teeth are among the more common. It helps to have an experienced professional to help you deal with habits so they don’t become destructive.

5. Deeper Problems

X-ray technology allows us to detect potential problems before they become visible. Many issues can be fixed before damage occurs.

6. More Than Just Teeth

We are concerned about more than your teeth. We care about your overall physical health, and are trained in the anatomy around your mouth, including your neck, throat, lymph nodes and head. We always check for signs of trouble.

But we never lose sight of your dental health; at The Yuma Dentist in Yuma and Fortuna Foothills AZ, that’s what it’s all about. We offer complete general dentistry. People from Foothills, Winter Haven CA, and Somerton also come to us for dental implants, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-783-0804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


The Yuma Dentist – Pacific Avenue
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365


The Yuma Dentist – Fortuna Foothills
11231 E Commercial Centre Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

 

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Posted in Beautiful smile, Dental health, General Dentistry
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