This Is The Year For A Beautiful Smile in Yuma!

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If you are not familiar with the latest dental advances, you might not realize what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. At The Yuma Dentist, we can transform your smile from ordinary into something beautiful.

Cosmetic dentistry is dedicated to improving the appearance of teeth. The goal is to create positive change to your teeth and smile. Here are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry services that can make a big difference in your appearance:

Teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening far surpasses anything you can get from a toothpaste tube or whitening strips. We use Glo Whitening that uses LED lights to transform your smile.

Porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can cover crooked or misshapen teeth, or teeth have have become dull over the years. Veneers have been used for nearly a century.

Dental implants. Missing a tooth? Dental implants look and function like a natural tooth. Because a titanium post is implanted in your jaw, where a tooth root once was, they have the added advantage of preventing bone loss.

We offer the full range of cosmetic dental procedures to provide you with a beautiful smile. Visit our smile gallery to see what cosmetic dentistry from The Yuma Dentist can do for you.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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What Is Necessary For A Dental Crown in Yuma?

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Dental crowns have been available in Yuma for a long, long time. But would you believe the procedure itself has been around for a thousand years or more?

Ancient dentists used ivory, bone, and seashells to make crowns for teeth. Evidence of gold crowns dates from 200 A.D. Porcelain crowns appeared in the 1800s. With the advancement of metal casting processes in the 1900s, crown technology took a big leap forward.

A dental crown procedure consists of several steps:

Tooth Preparation
First, the tooth is anesthetized and then prepared. All decay is removed and the tooth is shaped. Usually, the dentist files off tooth structure to reduce the size and create the proper shape.

Sometimes, the tooth is too small to begin with. In that case, the dentist builds up its core with filling material to design a durable base for the crown. All-metal crowns—as opposed to porcelain crowns—have thinner sides, requiring less removal of tooth structure.

Creating a Good Impression
The dentist will use a putty-like substance to create an impression of the tooth and surrounding teeth. An impression will also be made of the teeth that oppose the crown. This ensures that the crown does not negatively affect the bite.

The Temporary Crown
A temporary crown is used to safeguard the tooth and be certain it doesn’t move in the mouth while the permanent crown is being created. Patients need to be careful with their temporary crown. It is not as strong as the permanent crown and is attached only with temporary cement. Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky foods. Be aware that the tooth may be sensitive to hot and cold.

Choosing a Color
If the new crown will be constructed with porcelain, you and your dentist will use a shade guide to select a shade for the restoration. Most patients don’t have teeth that are exactly the same color. You will need to ascertain the most appropriate shade to blend in with the surrounding teeth.

The Lab Team Works Its Magic
The dentist or a laboratory technician uses the model to build the crown. Some dentists have the equipment needed to manufacture crowns right in their office. Same day restorations are created with a machine that mills a crown from a small block of ceramic in the correct shade.

Your Crown Is Put In Place

When the new crown is ready, your dentist places it in your mouth and makes any needed modification to attain a great fit. This process shouldn’t be rushed. Sometimes less than a millimeter of drilling can make the difference between an ill-fitting crown that makes irregular contact with the opposing teeth and a crown that is accurately fitted.

The Yuma Dentist provides dental crowns and implants, along with other cosmetic and general dentistry. Call our office today for a consultation or an appointment.

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Keep Your Mouth Happy! Oral Hygiene in Yuma

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At the Yuma Family Dentist, we encourage all our patients patients to keep up with their oral hygiene so maintain optimum oral health. A happy mouth is not only a healthy mouth but one that can enjoy the flavors of all types of foods.

Healthy oral habits benefit our taste buds as well as our smiles. Here are some recommendations to help you better enjoy all the flavors and textures that can make each meal a delight.

1) Treat dry mouth. Dry mouth can create a loss of taste sensitivity, so it should be treated quickly. Adequate saliva is also necessary for avoiding cavities and gum disease.

2) Steer clear of processed food with artificial flavors. They’re high in fat and salt, and will quickly desensitize you to subtle, healthy flavors.

3) Don’t smoke! Cigarettes are bad for a lot of reasons. One that gets overlooked sometimes is that smoking dulls your taste buds. Olfactory nerves can even be damaged permanently from smoking.

In addition to healthy teeth and keen taste buds, we want our patients to have the beautiful smile they have always desired. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, please contact The Yuma Dentist.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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What Works Best? Teeth Whitening in Yuma

Dazzling White Teeth in YumaWhitening your teeth is as simple as visiting The Yuma Dentist for professional teeth whitening. We use the Glo whitening system that uses LED lights to whiten your teeth.

There are many over-the-counter products that promise to whiten your teeth, and they can be effective – up to a point. Toothpastes, whitening strips, and whitening pens can lighten your smile by several shades.

Professional whitening, on the other hand, can whiten your teeth up to seven shades. These treatments penetrate your teeth to remove deep and surface stains.

Your teeth get dull from years of what most of us normally eat and drink. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are among the substances that stain teeth the most. So once you have had your teeth professionally whitened, it’s best to be careful with what you consume, so your teeth don’t get discolored again.

At The Yuma Dentist, we offer safe and effective teeth bleaching. Our cosmetic dentistry patients can’t believe how great their teeth look once all the stains are gone. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Helping Teen Teeth: Tips from the Yuma Dentist

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If you are the parent of a teen, you may have some concerns about his or her well-being. Teens don’t always make good choices when it comes to dental health, from consuming too much junk food to resisting trips to the Yuma dentist.

Many eat ramen noodles instead of a square meal. Others seem to spend more hours on Instagram than sleeping (let alone doing homework). Braces can hinder proper brushing. Eating disorders such as bulimia can quickly erode enamel and impair a smile.

Dental problems manifesting in the adolescent years can influence teeth for life. Let’s review some vital dental issues for adolescents.

Oral Health and Orthodontia
Braces can make proper brushing challenging. Toothbrushes and flossing devices that squirt water can help adolescents with braces clean their teeth and gums.

Clear braces provide an even better solution for brushing, since they are removable.

Wisdom Teeth
The third molars usually erupt between late adolescence and the mid-twenties. Common wisdom teeth troubles include bite misalignment, dental caries, gum disease, and damage to the nearby teeth. It is critical to monitor wisdom teeth and follow the counsel of your dentist.

Eating Disorders
Parents who notice their daughter or son abnormally preoccupied with body image and weight loss should be on the lookout for bulimia and anorexia. These serious eating disorders should not be ignored. Parents are advised to seek treatment immediately if they discover that their teen is binging and purging, or intentionally restricting food.

Sugar-Heavy Diet
If you visit any Yuma high school during lunch hour, you will see that sugar-laden soda, juice, and energy drinks are becoming a beverage staple. While juice is definitely the healthiest choice of the three, even that can damage enamel just as effectively as a can of Coke, if you drink a lot of it. Water is the best drink for teeth.

Inadequate Calcium Intake
Some teenagers who drank milk daily as kids curtail their consumption when they start eating meals away from home. This is unfortunate, because calcium is just as essential for adolescents as it is for younger children. For strong teeth and bones, encourage your teen to enjoy low-fat dairy products daily. An alternative is calcium supplements.

Sports Injuries
Athletics benefit adolescents in a number of ways but, unfortunately, also pose a threat to teeth. Make sure your teen wears a protective custom mouthguard when participating in any activity where a mouth injury can occur.

The Yuma Dentist encourages parents to be vigilant about twice-yearly dental exams and cleanings for their teens, and to get them orthodontics if necessary. Too many oral problems develop unnoticed. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, and we are a holistic practice.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Need a Dental Implant? Yuma Dentistry Can Help

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Getting a tooth knocked out may sound like a catastrophe, but doesn’t always mean you’ll need to call Yuma Dentistry for an implant. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions, chances are good your tooth can be saved.

If a tooth gets knocked out, the main things to remember are to find it as quickly as you can, and handle it with care. Be careful to touch it only by the crown – that is, its biting surface.

Next, make a beeline to the nearest dentist.

It’s okay to gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue fragments from the tooth. The best thing to do with it is to hold it back in its socket, but that isn’t always possible.
Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, but be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, place the tooth in a cup of milk.

Time is of the essence. If you can get to a dentist within thirty minutes, great! Most teeth that can be reinserted by a dentist within half an hour can be saved. Chances of saving the tooth are still good if you get there in about an hour. Once you get beyond that time frame, however, chances go down.

If the worst happens, and the tooth cannot be saved, your options include getting a dental implant. This is one of the services provided by Yuma Dentistry. Once rare, dental implants today are considered part of mainstream dentistry.

There are good reasons to  replace a missing tooth with an implant. An implant is a titanium post inserted directly into the jawbone, so it can actually benefit the bone’s health. Cosmetically speaking, they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

In addition to dental implants, Yuma Dentistry provides general and cosmetic dentistry, all with the latest in dental technology. Call us today to set up an appointment.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Ahead of the Curve: Beautiful Smiles in Yuma

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Our dental patients with new, beautiful smiles know about the latest cosmetic dental procedures we use, here at the Yuma Dentist. In this post, we’ll describe a few of them.

At the Yuma Dentist, we stay ahead of the curve with the latest in dental technology. This includes teeth whitening techniques, porcelain veneers, and implant-anchored dentures.

It includes digital X-Rays, too. Digital imaging is not just for Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest. Realtime digital X-Rays we use at Yuma Dentistry help us more easily spot and treat oral problems, including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure than previous X-Ray technology, and are easier to store and access.

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.

The future of dentistry is here today, at the Yuma Family Dentist.

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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5 Smile Makeover Questions For Yuma Smiles

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Yuma

If you are considering a multi-procedure smile makeover or extensive restorative dental work, here are four considerations:

All At Once Or Over Time?
At Yuma Family Dentist, our Yuma smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect smile. Dr. Franklin Hulme develops a unique treatment plan for each cosmetic dentistry patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Oral Sedation?
Many Foothills and Winter Haven, CA cosmetic dental patients benefit from sedation or ‘sleep’ dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially helpful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Yuma dental patients. Some procedures are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many Yuma residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages. Call us at 928-257-1392 to discuss dental financing options in Yuma.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the necessary healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At Yuma Family Dentist in Yuma our patients experience terrific results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Call Yuma Family Dentist today at 928-257-1392 to schedule a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation.

 

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Is It All About Flashy Smiles And Trendy Styles?

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It’s All About Location

If you can’t be in Paris, then bring fashion home to Yuma. Facial fashion, that is. The pouty, the flashy, the sultry, the glamorous, the gleeful. Our professional dental team is committed to keeping you looking great and feeling confident. We offer a wide variety of dental services for our Yuma area locals—sedation dentistry, Invisalign, and cosmetic dentistry. You name it, we’ll explain it—teeth whitening, dental implants.

It’s All About Working The Smile

For just about everyone out there, the way we look is essential to our self-concept. Our self-esteem influences our interactions and relationships, and perhaps even our success. Let us work with you to invigorate that beautiful smile and bring it up to your standards. Our own dentist Franklin Hulme can discuss broken teeth, crooked teeth, and even missing teeth. Come down and see us. We will help you to work that smile on the proverbial runway of life.

It’s All About Being Uniquely You

Our single most singular feature is our friendly staff. Right? So amazing. Be assured that your smile is in good hands. A dental restoration or cosmetic dental smile makeover will set you apart. Be uniquely you.

 

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Yuma Family Dentist

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Yuma Family Dentist

If you want a movie star smile, Dr. Hulme at Yuma Family Dentist can explain cosmetic dental options for achieving the stunning smile you desire. To book a consultation for a smile makeover, call 928-257-1392 today.

Dr. Franklin Hulme has helped many people in the 85365 zip code area achieve the smile they have always wanted.

Whether you have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening, we’ll can address your problem areas, provide you with an overall esthetic assessment, and discuss your specific concerns.

A smile makeover typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: dental veneers, tooth implants, sculpting of gums, and teeth whitening or teeth bleaching.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental treatments that are necessary to correct other problems involving bite alignment or bone structure issues that, when treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures.

When we redesign a smile, your teeth are treated as an integral element of your face. The lips, gums, mouth, facial structure, patient’s age, and coloring are all taken into consideration. This unified approach to cosmetic dentistry has helped Yuma Family Dentist establish and maintain a stellar reputation in the Yuma professional dental community.

Franklin Hulme has years of experience in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, helping patients leave our office with more confidence and a smile they are proud to show off.

 

Contact Yuma Family Dentist:

928-257-1392

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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