Dentist Blog
By DR. DOUGLAS HUHN
November 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

If you have a dental emergency, it's important that you see a dentist in Orlando, FL, immediately. Your quick action can help save your tooth. Dr. Doug Huhn, Dr. Clete Huhn, and Dr. Ryan Huhn and their caring staff provide a variety of dental services to help you in any dental emergency. Keep reading to learn more about emergency dental services.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental situation that requires immediate attention because of severe pain, bleeding, or high risk of infection. Emergency services are also required to save a tooth that is at risk.

If you have an accident and your tooth is knocked out, you immediately realize that it is an emergency situation. Other times, you may not understand what is going on with your tooth. You only know that you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort. It's important that you seek emergency dental treatment in this type of case as well.

Loose Tooth

People with adult teeth should see their dentist right away if they discover a loose tooth. Adult teeth should be sturdy. They shouldn't loosen because of normal biting or chewing. If you have a loose tooth, it could be a sign of tooth decay. A visit to the dentist will help determine the issue.

Fractured or Cracked Tooth

If you have a fractured or cracked tooth, schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. This is because when you have a fractured or cracked tooth, you usually have an internal tooth issue as well. Your dentist will order an x-ray of the tooth to diagnose the problem.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Accidents happen, and sometimes this leads to a tooth that is knocked out of your mouth. If you have a knocked-out adult tooth, see your dentist right away. While waiting to be seen by the dentist, you can preserve your tooth by trying to place it back into the socket. Avoid touching the tooth root. The goal is to keep your tooth moist. If you can't place the tooth back into the socket, place it into saliva or milk until your Orlando, FL, dentist can see you.

Excessive Bleeding

When your gums bleed, it could mean that you have gum disease. Excessive bleeding from your gums isn't normal. A dentist will examine your gums and teeth to determine the cause of the bleeding. If you don't receive treatment, you can end up with serious issues such as tooth loss.

Schedule Your Appointment

Are you experiencing severe pain, loose teeth, or excessive gum bleeding? Contact Dr. Doug Huhn, Dr. Clete Huhn, and Dr. Ryan Huhn for emergency dental treatment. Contact Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL by calling (407) 422-6281.

If you have a family, you already know how important convenience is. Convenience makes your life easier, and you can get more done. When you have a family dentist, you will enjoy the convenience of a one-stop-shop for all of your family’s dental needs. Dr. Doug Huhn, Dr. Clete Huhn, and Dr. Ryan Huhn of Huhn Dental in Orlando, Florida offer a full line of dental services for all of the members of your family.

Having a family dentist is more convenient than other dental offices because:

A family dentist can save you time; you won’t have to go driving all over town to see a pediatric dentist for your kids, a cosmetic dentist for the veneers you want, or a prosthodontist for the bridgework you need. Your family dentist does it all.

A family dentist can save you money; because by seeing all of the members of your family, your family dentist can help you plan for necessary dental treatment and budget accordingly. Having a family dentist is much kinder to your budget.

  • A family dentist can save you stress; you and your family will be visiting a dentist you know and trust, in surroundings that are familiar.
  • Having a family dentist is invaluable because you will receive individualized dental services, tailored to your family’s needs and lifestyle.
  • A family dentist may also be able to provide treatment to multiple members of your family on the same day. That means less time missed from work and school.

Your family dentist can provide:

  • Preventive services like fluoride treatments, cleanings, exams, and dental sealants to your children and teens.
  • Restorative and cosmetic dentistry services like tooth-colored fillings, crowns, and veneers to the adults in your family.
  • Tooth-replacement services including dental implants, dental bridgework, and dental appliances.

To find out more about the convenience of having a family dentist, call Dr. Doug Huhn, Dr. Clete Huhn, and Dr. Ryan Huhn of Huhn Dental in Orlando, Florida at (407) 422-6281. Call today.

There was a time when tooth-colored fillings weren’t readily available for dentists to use. This meant settling for the silver fillings that stood out when you flashed your smile or opened your mouth. Fortunately for us, technology and dental materials have gone a long way since then and we now have a lot of options when it comes to dental fillings.

Here at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, our family dentists, Dr. Doug Huhn, Dr. Clete Huhn, and Dr. Ryan Huhn, regularly uses tooth-colored dental fillings to repair smiles in a non-invasive and cost-effective process that delivers immediate results. But how can tooth-colored dental do this exactly?

What Exactly Are Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), tooth-colored fillings basically consist of a combination of plastics and small glass particles. They’re used for repairing cavities and changing the shape and color of a tooth. The choice of tooth-colored or composite resins is gaining extreme popularity because of its ability to improve your smile.

Dental fillings are used not only for repairing decayed teeth and restoring normal functionality, but also to prevent further decay as well. Since the color is similar to that of your natural teeth, it instantly repairs your smile as well.

Restoring Your Smile With Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Everything begins with the removal of the weakened or decayed portion of your tooth. It will then be prepped for bonding using a mild acid solution for etching. The filling will then be layered into tooth areas that must be sealed. Next, the layers will be treated with a special light to allow them to harden. The tooth will then be shaped and polished to ensure that staining and early wear won’t pose any issues.

Your family dentist in Orlando, FL, may recommend another type of filling depending on the significance of the decay of the tooth that must be treated. For instance, if your affected tooth regularly receives excessive chewing pressure, your dentist may also opt for other filling materials.

Why Tooth-Colored Fillings Are So Popular

One of the obvious reasons is that they’re excellent matches for the natural color of our teeth. This means that making them blend in with your smile is easy to do. Composite fillings also bond to the enamel directly so they make your teeth stronger and resistant to wear for five years, at the very least, depending on the quality of oral care you provide. This means the better care you give them, the longer your tooth-colored dental fillings will hold up.

Interested in Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings? Give Us a Call

Dial (407) 422-6281 to arrange an evaluation with one of the family dentists here at Huhn Dental in Orlando, FL, Dr. Doug Huhn, Dr. Clete Huhn, or Dr. Ryan Huhn.

What's the most popular treatment cosmetic dentistry offers? It's professional teeth whitening. This at-home or in-office service is professionally supervised by your dentist at Huhn Dental in Orlando FL. So, you know it works safely to brighten your teeth. Learn more about whitening from Drs. Doug, Clete, and Ryan Huhn.

Dental stains

Most smiles aren't naturally bright white. However, no matter their original color, teeth acquire organically-based stains. Also called extrinsic stains, these discolorations stem from tobacco, coffee, tea, curry, and other darkly-pigmented beverages and foods.

Brushing and flossing lightens them a bit as you remove plaque. Professional cleanings with your Orlando, FL, dentist help, too. But, some stains are just plain stubborn, and smiles need extra help.

Professional teeth whitening

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), people want noticeably bright smiles more than any other smile improvement. Your professional team at Huhn Dental understands and offers Zoom! Whitening. If you qualify, you choose from at-home and in-office whitening. Both safely lift stains from tooth enamel, leaving teeth brighter by many shades of color.

Your dentist will review your medical history and examine your teeth and gums before advising any cosmetic treatment, including whitening. If your smile is healthy (no deteriorating restorations, gum disease or cavities), whitening can work for you.

Your friends at Huhn Dental offer Zoom! Whitening and its powerful carbamide peroxide gel. Swabbed on by your dentist or applied by you at home, this gel removes discolorations completely without harming your soft or hard oral tissues. Drugstore rinses, strips, and toothpastes just cannot work as well.

Keeping a white smile for life

Keeping your teeth white is as easy as:

  • Brushing two times a day
  • Flossing to remove plaque at least once a day
  • Getting a professional cleaning and check-up by your Orlando dentist every six months
  • Stopping all tobacco products
  • Reducing how much coffee, tea, and cola you drink
  • Brushing immediately after consuming staining foods such as blackberries and curry dishes

Learn more from Huhn Dental

Drs. Doug, Ryan, and Clete Huhn and their dedicated staff feature a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services. To find out what's right for you, contact Huhn Dental for a consultation. Ask about whitening. Call us at (407) 422-6281.

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.





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