Would you like to change the way one or more of your teeth look but aren't sure which types of cosmetic dentistry procedures are the best choices? Orlando, FL, dentists Dr. Doug Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn share information on several options that will help you make over your smile.
Bonding involves adding composite resin to your teeth to hide imperfections or change the shape or length of teeth. Because composite resin is soft, it can be manipulated into any shape needed to repair teeth or cover flaws. After the material is added to your teeth in our Orlando office, it's hardened with a curing light, then polished. Bonding is often used to improve the appearance of:
- Small chips
- Superficial cracks
- Crooked or oddly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Short teeth
Bonding is a good choice if you have minor chips or cracks in teeth, but a crown may be needed if the damage is more extensive or cracks are deep. Crowns fit over teeth, providing protection and stability. Porcelain crowns are created in a dental laboratory using an impression of your mouth. You'll wear a temporary crown until your permanent restoration is ready. Crowns may be recommended if you have:
- Crooked or oddly shaped teeth
- Short teeth
- Teeth weakened by age, root canal therapy, cracks or dental procedures
- Broken teeth
Veneers fit over the front surfaces of teeth and are used to conceal a variety of imperfections. The porcelain restorations are just about as thick as one of your fingernails, yet effectively cover many types of flaws, including:
- Chips and cracks
- Short teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth
Professional teeth whitening can have a dramatic impact on your smile. Best of all, whitening only takes about an hour. Rapid results are due to a strong hydrogen peroxide gel that quickly and safely bleaches your teeth. Protective gel and retractors ensure that hydrogen peroxide never touches your sensitive roots and gums. Many people experience a three to eight-shade difference in their teeth after professional whitening. Avoiding darkly colored foods and beverages will help you maintain your whitening results longer.
Are ready to upgrade your smile with a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call Orlando, FL, dentists Dr. Doug Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn at (407) 422-6281 to schedule an appointment.
Your mouth is the gateway to your body when it comes to food and drink. However, while many people are well aware of what it takes to care for their body, they may not understand just what it takes to care for their mouth. Find out more about the importance of preventative dental care and how it can benefit you with Dr. Doug Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL.
What is preventative dental care?
Preventative dental care is an important part of your overall oral health. Individuals at average risk for dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease should see their dentist at least twice a year for examinations and cleanings. By removing the plaque and bacteria from the teeth during a cleaning, the risk of decay decreases significantly and helps dentists find and treat issues in their earliest, most treatable stages.
Why is preventative dental care important?
Even the most thorough of brushers or flossers miss a spot sometimes. Preventative examinations and cleanings help keep your teeth free of tooth decay and gum disease by removing plaque and bacteria from places in your mouth, places your toothbrush or floss may not reach. Seeing your dentist every six months also gives them a chance to inspect your mouth for the beginning stages of dental problems such as cavities or tooth fractures. Finding these conditions early on helps decrease the chances of requiring a more complex procedure if left untreated.
At Home Preventative Dental Care in Orlando, FL
Seeing your dentist twice a year is only one part of a healthy oral care routine. Brushing twice daily and flossing at least once works to decrease the chances of developing dental conditions like cavities and helps keep your teeth healthy and clean. For more information on preventive dental care, please contact Dr. Doug Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL. Call (407) 422-6281 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
Discover the magic of cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for your smile.
Even if you weren’t born with a perfect smile, this doesn’t mean that it’s not within the realm of possibility. It’s amazing just how much cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile, whether you just want to make some small adjustments or some serious changes. Our Orlando cosmetic dentists Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn offer an array of different cosmetic procedures to meet your needs.
Getting cosmetic dentistry in Orlando may just be ideal for you if you want to,
- Remove stains and get a whiter smile
- Make teeth more even and uniformed
- Replace missing teeth
- Fix cracks and chips in your teeth
- Alter the shape of one or more teeth
- Fix misaligned smiles or gaps in your smile
Here at Huhn Dental, we pride ourselves on providing an abundance of different cosmetic dentistry procedures to fit your needs. We know that not everyone has the same budget, treatment goals, lifestyles or oral health; however, we make it possible to still get the smile you want through these common options:
- Dental bonding: If you have minor cosmetic chips, cracks and even gaps between your teeth, this tooth-colored resin can be applied over these areas to cover them. This procedure does not require drilling or anesthesia. All our Orlando dentists will do is mold the resin over these areas, shape and trim the resin, and then harden it into place.
- Tooth contouring: This procedure often coincides with dental bonding. For example, say you hate that your canines are extremely pointy and you want them to look less extreme. If so, we can painlessly shave off small bits of tooth enamel to reshape the tooth to give you the ideal look you want.
- Teeth whitening: If coffee and smoking stains are too much for you to tackle on your own, our in-office whitening system will remove these stains and get your smile several shades whiter in often just one one-hour of whitening.
- Porcelain veneers: If you have cosmetic flaws that are too significant for dental bonding to cover, you aren’t out of luck! Dental veneers, these thin porcelain shells, are adhered to the front of your tooth to hide multiple issues and to give you a more even, whiter and straighter smile. Of course, some enamel will need to be removed from the front of your teeth prior to getting traditional veneers.
- Dental implants: If you are looking for a tooth replacement that is as close to natural teeth as possible, then dental implants are the right choice for you. An implant acts like a tooth root and naturally fuses together with the jawbone to offer a resilient and reliable foundation from which to support a dental crown.
Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, is dedicated to giving you a beautiful smile through cosmetic dentistry. If you are ready to make changes to your smile and want our help, then call our office today to schedule your consultation.
Are you ready to find out how one simple dental procedure could improve the shape or color of a tooth?
Most of the time people decide not to fix certain dental flaws in their smile because they worry about the time and expense necessary, but, fortunately, our Orlando, Fl, dentists Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn are happy to offer an easy, economical and painless way to fix small cosmetic imperfections without stressing out about invasive dentistry or a serious hit to your wallet.
About Dental Bonding
Do you know about the tooth-colored material used to fill a tooth after a cavity? This material, or resin, is the same kind used to cover small dental defects in your smile. While bonding won’t be able to tackle more serious flaws, it can help conceal minor problems such as,
- Chips and cracks
- Small gaps between teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Uneven teeth
Getting Dental Bonding
Once one of our Orlando cosmetic dentists has taken a peek at your smile and determined that bonding is right for you, the procedure itself is very simple. Bonding is one of the easiest, least invasive and most economical cosmetic dentistry services available.
Here are the steps involved in getting dental bonding:
- The shade of the resin is chosen to match your tooth.
- A special liquid is applied over the tooth to roughen the surface. This won’t hurt at all or damage the tooth but it will help the moldable resin stick to the tooth.
- We will mold and shape the resin around the area or areas of the tooth that we want to cover.
- Once the resin is properly shaped we will direct a dental laser over the tooth to harden the resin into place.
- Some additional trimming may be necessary after the resin is hardened.
- The resin will be polished so that it shines similarly to natural tooth enamel.
If dental bonding sounds like the cosmetic dentistry you’ve been looking for, then it’s time you called our Orlando, FL, dental office today to schedule a consultation. We would be honored to help you achieve your dream smile.
According to the American Sleep Association, bruxism or teeth grinding, occurs in about 1 out of 10 people and, if left untreated, can cause serious damage to your teeth and result in other conditions. Your dentist can help you get to the bottom of your teeth grinding to find relief. Find out more with Dr. Douglas Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL.
What causes teeth grinding?
Teeth grinding occurs mostly at night and many sufferers are unaware that they suffer from the condition. Stress and anxiety contribute greatly to teeth grinding habits. Though these factors are more well known, there are other reasons behind teeth grinding. Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can cause the teeth to line up abnormally and cause teeth grinding. Problems with and untreated disorders affecting sleep, such as sleep apnea, also cause teeth grinding.
Do I grind my teeth?
While many teeth grinders do not recognize their condition due to being asleep while its main symptoms occur, there are some daytime symptoms that can tell you that you grind your teeth, including:
- a dull headache which lasts all morning or day
- sore jaw muscles
- your bed partner tells you they hear you grind your teeth
- worn, flattened teeth
- tooth sensitivity
Teeth Grinding Treatments in Orlando, FL
Teeth grinding treatments often begin conservatively with some simple lifestyle or sleeping changes. Reducing the amount of stress in your life, avoiding chewing gum or simply getting enough water throughout the day can help reduce the symptoms of teeth grinding. However, you may require some help from your dentist if these methods fail to provide adequate results. Your dentist may suggest physical therapy or visiting a chiropractor to retrain your muscles and realign your bones. Alongside these treatments, wearing a custom night guard prescribed by your dentist while you sleep helps realign your jaw and protect your teeth from the effects of teeth grinding.
Repairing Teeth Grinding’s Effects
If your teeth are worn or damaged due to teeth grinding, your dentist can help you repair them with cosmetic dentistry procedures like veneers and dental crowns. Depending on the severity of your damage, your treatment may be different from others suffering from the same condition. For more information on teeth grinding, please contact Dr. Douglas Huhn and Dr. Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL. Call (407) 422-6281 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
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