Dentist Blog
By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
March 06, 2020
Category: Uncategorized

Restorative dentistry procedures encompass various treatments that dentists utilize for restoring or replacing missing components of a tooth structure or lost teeth. Certain parts of a tooth or an entire tooth could be lost due to significant fractures or decay. Restorative treatment options are crucial for the following reasons:

  • Missing teeth can not only affect your appearance and confidence but your oral health as well
  • Replacing lost teeth will make it easier for you to maintain proper dental hygiene practices and help prevent the buildup of plaque and the various issues that plaque could cause
  • Filling gaps left behind by lost teeth ensures that your teeth and bite are correctly aligned

During your appointment with either one of our dentists here at Huhn Dental Care in Orlando, FL, Dr. Douglas Huhn or Dr. Clete Huhn, can diagnose your condition and recommend the most appropriate restorative dentistry treatments for you. Examples of these procedures include the following:

Dental Fillings

These protect the tooth from further damage by filling in cavities with tooth-colored composite resin.

Dental Crowns

These are coverings or caps placed over the damaged tooth in order to restore its appearance, shape, strength, size, cover an implant, or secure a dental bridge in place. Before fitting the crown, your dentist in Orlando, FL, will shape your tooth to ensure a perfect fit. Once your dental crown is ready, your dentist will bond it to the tooth being treated, restoring its look and function, and protecting it against further damage,

Dental Implants

Basically, implants are replacements for the natural tooth roots you lost along with your tooth. They are tiny, durable titanium posts that are placed right into the jawbone in the spaces left by missing teeth. Once surgically implanted, the implant will automatically fuse with your jawbone and act as a root for your new synthetic tooth that will be placed over it once it has fully healed.

Dental Bridges

These are false teeth specifically developed for bridging the spaces left by one or several missing teeth. They could be placed on either side using dental crowns and then bonded in place with a strong dental adhesive.

Dentures

These are detachable replacements for surrounding tissue and lost teeth. Dentures are typically crafted from acrylic resin with durable metal attachments. They can come in partial and complete options. Partial dentures are recommended when some real teeth still remain, while complete dentures are recommended for replacing all teeth.

 

Learn More About Restorative Treatment Options Today

Contact Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, and book your visit with one of our dentists, Dr. Douglas Huhn or Dr. Clete Huhn by calling (407) 422-6281 or sending us a message via our online contact form.

By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
February 18, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Veneers  

Discover What Veneers Can Do For Your Smile

Attractive teeth play a big role in keeping you feeling confident and eager to show off your smile. Though time, age, wear and tear and staining can impair your smile, you can restore it to perfection with veneers. At Huhn Dental in Orlando, Dr. Douglas A. Huhn can fit you with veneers that are comfortable, attractive and fully functional.

What are veneers?

Veneers are strong but thin coverings for your natural teeth. Sized to fit your mouth and appearing natural, veneers are bonded to the surface of your teeth so you can bite, chew, talk and brush like normal.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers are crafted from porcelain, which offers a stain-resistant surface. This means consumption of coffee, tea and red wine are less likely to cause discoloration. Veneers are a great non-surgical option for covering up cracks, chips, gaps and severe stains on your natural teeth. Your Orlando dentist will ensure your veneers are properly sized so they are comfortable and inconspicuous.

How are veneers affixed?

Dr. Huhn will first take a mold of your teeth, which will be used to construct your custom veneers. You may be supplied with a temporary set of veneers to wear while you wait for your veneers to be crafted. When the veneers are finished and ready for application, your dentist will gently buff away some of the surface enamel to create a porous surface for securely bonding your veneers. They will then be cemented to your natural teeth.

How do I care for veneers?

You can brush and floss your veneers as you would with your natural teeth and will need to schedule regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist at our Orlando office. While veneers are durable, they do have the potential to crack or chip if you bite something hard. You will want to avoid extremely sticky or hard foods.

A sparkling, straight smile can be yours with veneers from Huhn Dental in Orlando. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Huhn today by calling 407-422-6281.

By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
November 21, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

These days, there are more options than ever to fix dental imperfections and change something that you don't like about your smile. FromCosmetic professional teeth whitening treatments to porcelain veneers, there are a number of options available to correct minor damage, or even completely change the size or shape of your teeth. Read on to learn how Dr. Douglas Huhn, your dentist in Orlando, FL, offers cosmetic dentistry services that can completely rejuvenate your smile!

 

Cosmetic Dentistry from our Orlando Office

Cosmetic dentistry treatments can be purely aesthetic, or they can improve both the appearance and function of damaged teeth. In the case of missing or badly decayed or damaged teeth, a cosmetic procedure will fix your tooth and protect you from further oral health issues in the process.

 

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

There are a number of ways to improve your smile and your oral health:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental implants

 

When to Consider Cosmetic Dentistry

There is no wrong time to invest in your smile. While some issues obviously require more immediate treatment than others, (e.g. a cavity, a broken/fractured tooth, etc.), other problems, such as stains and discolorations, develop gradually and become more conspicuous over time. Whatever your situation is, the first step in finding the cosmetic dental treatment that's right for you starts with an appointment to see the dentist for an exam.

Cosmetic dentistry services are available for a number of aesthetic and functional dental issues including:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Missing teeth
  • Chips/cracks/fractures
  • Gaps and spacing
  • Change the size or shape of uneven or misshaped teeth

 

Interested? Give our Orlando Office a Call!

For more information about our cosmetic dentistry services, contact Huhn Dental by dialing 407-422-6281. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Huhn!

By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
July 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental crowns  

Discover the many uses for a dental crown.

Teeth are incredibly strong. In fact, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body; however, even though enamel is resilient it can still dental-crownsbecome damaged by decay, infection or traumatic injury. If you are dealing with a cracked, infected or severely decaying tooth our Orlando, FL, family dentists Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn may recommend getting a dental crown to restore the tooth.

 

When is a dental crown used?

There are many reasons why our Orlando, FL, dentist many place a dental crown. This tooth-shaped cap offers a variety of benefits to the wearer, both cosmetic and restorative. In fact, many people have dental crowns even if you don’t know it. Anyone who is dealing with any of the issues below may very likely be a good candidate for crowns:

  • Severe and widespread decay
  • Severe wear and tooth erosion
  • Cracked, fractured or broken tooth
  • Root canal infection
  • Malformed, severely discolored or misshapen tooth
  • Tooth loss

Are you dealing with any of these problems? If so, then a simple dental crown may be all you need to get your smile back on track. When you come in for a consultation our family dentist will be able to examine your smile to find out the best treatment option to fit your needs.

 

What is involved in getting dental crowns?

It’s also important to know what to expect when you get a dental crown in Orlando, FL. The treatment process is very simple. Before starting, we will apply local anesthesia to numb the treated area. Then our family dentists will reshape and remove enamel from the tooth, making sure to remove any damaged or infected areas.

From there, we will take impressions of your tooth to record the exact size and measurements and then send this information to a dental lab where they will create your dental crown. In the interim, we will place a temporary crown. During the fitting, we will check the fit and bite to make sure that the crown is just right before we bond it in place over the tooth.

Whether you want to find out if a dental crown could benefit your smile or you just need to schedule a routine cleaning, our dental team here in Orlando, FL, is always able to help. Huhn Dental offers a full range of dental services to meet your needs.

By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
June 06, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental bonding  

Bonding can help your smile by repairing damaged teeth or addressing cosmetic issues. A fairly simple and straightforward procedure, smiledental bonding uses a realistic looking resin material to permanently mend teeth in a way that looks completely natural. At Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, Dr. Douglas Huhn is your family dentist for dental bonding!

 

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is a dental procedure that improves the appearance of your smile through the repair and concealment of cosmetic flaws. The bonding procedure is quick, uncomplicated, and pain-free. During the treatment, a composite resin material with a putty-like consistency is applied to problem areas of the teeth. The material then permanently bonds with the teeth, ultimately becoming part of the natural tooth as it dries. The bonding material is then color-matched to the teeth so that it readily blends in, giving you a beautiful new look!

 

How Bonding Helps

Many different types of cosmetic concerns can be addressed with dental bonding, and during a consultation, your Orlando family dentist can tell you if bonding is the right option to help you achieve the smile you desire. Bonding can help your smile in the following ways:

  • Repairing chipped teeth
  • Sealing cracks in teeth
  • Reshaping teeth that are oddly shaped
  • Closing small gaps between teeth
  • Concealing stains and discolorations
  • Covering and protecting exposed tooth roots

During these treatments, resin material is applied to the problem area and then dried with a special light to help the material harden correctly. For example, a thin layer of resin material can be applied over a cracked area of a tooth. After the resin is completely dry and has bonded to the tooth, the crack will no longer be visible and the tooth will look flawless. No one will even be able to tell the tooth was ever cracked!

 

Give Us a Call!

To improve your smile with bonding, schedule an appointment with your Orlando family dentist, call Huhn Dental at (407) 422-6281.





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