Dentist Blog
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.

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!

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.

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.

April 08, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Health  

How your family dentists in Orlando, Florida can help you have a healthy smile

Did you know that maintaining great oral health helps to keep your body healthy too? It’s true! In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, an oral health unhealthy mouth has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, endocarditis, diabetes, stroke, memory problems, and other serious health conditions. Luckily, family dentists Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, Florida, offer a full range of services to help you maintain great oral health!


More about Proper Oral Care

Most oral health problems including tooth decay, gum disease, and periodontal disease are caused by harmful bacteria in the plaque clinging to your teeth. When you don’t brush or floss, it gives the bacteria an opportunity to release disease-causing toxins. That’s why removing plaque frequently and thoroughly should be a high priority.

So, if you want to maintain great oral health, there are some important steps to take. Remember to:

  • Brush Properly: Brush your teeth after you eat and before you go to bed. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste. Brush in a circular motion to clean all surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. You should also gently brush your tongue, which is a common place for bacteria to hide.
  • Don't Forget to Floss: Floss your teeth every day, using either a small amount of waxed or unwaxed floss to clean between each of your teeth. Remember to also wrap around the curved parts of your teeth as you clean down to the gumline, for this allows for a more thorough cleaning.
  • See Your Dentist Regularly: Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a thorough dental examination and cleaning. Your dentist can detect and diagnose dental issues before they grow into large, hard-to-treat dental problems. Visiting your dentist regularly can save you time, money, and stress by keeping your mouth healthy.

You deserve a healthy, beautiful smile, and while practicing excellent oral hygiene habits can certainly help, you can’t do it all alone—you need the expert services of your family dentists. To find out more about keeping your smile healthy, call Drs. Doug and Clete Huhn at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, today!

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