Remake Your Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Remake Your Yuma Smile With Bonding And Shaping

Hello, friends of Yuma Family Dentist! When you think about getting into shape, your teeth are probably not the first body parts that come to mind. But your Yuma dentist may be able to improve your smile with bonding and enamel shaping, and you won’t even have to join a gym!

I’m Dr. Franklin Hulme, and today on my dental blog, I want to explain a little more about these relatively conservative cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile without major remodeling.

Bonding is a great way to improve the appearance of teeth that are cracked, stained, broken, chipped, or have large spaces between them. When teeth are bonded, your dentist applies tooth-colored materials, and “bonds” them to the tooth surface.

Usually used in conjunction with bonding, enamel shaping is the process of modifying teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Something my patients love about enamel shaping is that it’s quick, painless, and the often dramatic results are immediate.

If you are looking for quality, affordable Yuma dental care, give us a call at 928-257-1392. Our friendly dental team would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of our cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and tooth whitening. We would love to explain the latest advances in sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and Invisalign and let you see our gallery of before and after photos of smile makeovers.

If it has been a while since you have treated your teeth to a deep cleaning, call today to book an appointment with the most gentle yet thorough dental hygienists in Yuma!

 

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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Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

Yuma dentist teeth whitening

Your teeth naturally lose luster over time. Dark-colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile?  Teeth whitening at Yuma Family Dentist is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Though some patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.

There are several different methods for whitening teeth but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

DIY Whitening Products
First of all, the strips, mouthwashes and paint-on whiteners use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. If you have gum disease, cavities, crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers, Dr. Hulme recommends that you come in for a teeth whitening consultation. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.

Don’t assume that tooth whitening offered at Yuma mall kiosks is risk-free. The industry is largely unregulated and the staff often have little dental training. Do you really want to take chances with your smile?

At Yuma Family Dentist is currently accepting new patients. Our friendly team of skilled dental professionals would love to serve you with cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, or Invisalign. You can schedule an appointment by calling 928-257-1392.

“A dental office you can’t wait to tell your friends about.”

 

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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Brush Up On Your Cavity Basics

The Yuma Dentist patients use the word “cavity” often when discussing oral health practices. Along with teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, cavities are a hot topic.

At The Yuma Dentist we think it’s great that people in the Yuma area are so conscious of their teeth, and we feel that having a better understanding of exactly what a cavity is will help them take better care of their pearly whites.

Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities. Different factors that contribute to tooth decay are:

Frequent eating
Consuming sugary beverages
Oral bacteria
Insufficient tooth brushing and flossing

Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your Foothills, Winter Haven, CA, or Somerton dentist today for an appointment.

If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Yuma area, give The Yuma Dentist a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Yuma since 2012. We can also answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers and dental implants.

We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Contact The Yuma Dentist:

9287830804

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1630 S Pacific Ave #104
Yuma, AZ
85365

 

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You Don’t Just Want A Crown – You Want A Pretty One

Dental-CrownA lot goes into a dental crown and that includes your money! If you are going to make such a large investment, then you want that crown to look great. It takes a lot of skill however, to get the correct texture and shading so that the crown could pull off looking like any one of your natural teeth

Shading: Every tooth is just a little different and so meticulous notes and analysis must be done in order to let the lab know exactly what is needed. Your dentist will do his best to do this, but nothing is better than years of experience to ensure the right outcome. In order to get the perfect crown, it also requires a good relationship with the dental lab which an experienced dentist will have.

Strength: It would be a sad day if you paid for a crown and it were to break or fracture a year later. This is unfortunate, but it has happens. A discussion with your dentist about the strength of the material being used is important. Crowns with porcelain won’t be as strong an all gold crown. Be sure to tell your Cosmetic Dentist about any grinding or clenching that you are aware of because this can be taken in to account when choosing the best possible material.

Dental crowns are great restorations and can last for decades with an esthetically pleasing result, but be sure to choose a dentist that will be able to help you in this decision. If you want to talk to Dr. Hulme, call us to set up a consultation.

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SEDATION DENTISTRY

Are You Nervous or Fearful
About Your Dental Visit?
You Won’t Be Anymore!

You may be one of the many who stay away from dental offices because of the fear and anxiety from a dentist’s drills, needles, and treatments that take too long. But now, you can say goodbye to such an anxious experience as we offer you conscious sedation dentistry. It is easy and effective. One hour before your appointment you take a pill we have previously given you. When you arrive for your appointment, you will feel quite relaxed. As you sit in the dental chair, progressively you will reach a deeper level of sedation where you are still conscious and able to answer questions asked by the doctor. Throughout your treatment, you are monitored. When your procedure is completed, someone will need to drive you home and in just an hour, you will be back to your normal alertness.

Your level of sedation is less than what is required for surgery. This alternative is for fearful patients – not just fear of dentistry but fear of being unconscious and letting go of control. But conscious sedation lets you be aware of what’s happening without the anxiety or fear of treatment.
We also offer this type of sedation for those who cannot get numb with anesthesia or for those who do not have time for repeated visits to the dentist and would like more work done in a longer appointment. Another alternative for some patients is nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to take care of problems in just one visit!

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CARE OF OUR SENIORS NEED

We understand the needs of our seniors to maintain healthy teeth and gums and we provide excellent care to relieve their dental problems. We offer virtual tours of our patients teeth so they can see what the doctor is seeing. We watch for cracks or loose fillings that need to be replaced to prevent decay within the tooth from developing. We have procedures that can remove build-up of plaque as well as make teeth white again with our state of art “glo system”. We have products to solve concern of reduced saliva flow from medication use. We always advise them of the need to see us immediately if gums are red or bleed from brushing or if teeth become loose. These are symptoms of gum disease or root decay that can lead to serious health problems, especially in seniors.

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EMERGENCY CARE THE SAME DAY

If you have a dental emergency, we can see you that day to
relieve your pain and take care of the problem.

Conveniently located- We are on the corner of 16th Street and
Pacific Avenue – Across from Five Guys.

Hours- We are open 6 days a week. Early morning hours,
Late hours and open on Saturdays.
New Patient Forms – You have convenience of filling out these
forms at your home to ensure you have all the information we
need to care for you.
Financial Options- We except most dental insurance plans, and
we submit claims for you and ensuring you receive all your
benefits. We offer Care Credit and we pay your interest rate up to
to 12 months. We even have a in house insurance plan.
We are truly an office you can’t wait to tell your friends about.

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EARNING TRUST

Our first goal, from the moment you walk in the door, is to earn a feeling of trust. We believe the absolute best dentistry we can provide will only take place when there is a strong bond of trust with our patients, and we’re all working together toward the common goals of healthy teeth and gums and beautiful smile.

We know that many patients have different levels of apprehension about visiting the dentist, and the most important thing we can do first is to listen to our patients. At our office, you are not merely a chart, a set of teeth, or “the next patient”. Whether you or your loved ones are concerned about pain, have had a past dental experience that was traumatic, or are simply ashamed of your own perceived dental short comings, we will treat you with compassion and understanding.

For your convenience-
Here is what we offer:

Sedation Dentistry- We know you have a busy schedule and with sedation options you can now have more work done in just one visit! If you have anxiety or fear of treatments, our sedation dentistry options will relax you and make you completely comfortable.

We Care for Your Entire Family- your children will love us, and no matter the age of your family member, whether a two year old or a grandparent, we give each member the individualized care they need.

In house:
We do most procedures in house so you don’t have to be worried of being referred to a specialist . White fillings, crowns, to implants , bridges, dentures, endodontic, orthodontics. (Invisalign and Six Month Smiles)

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The Yuma Dentist Dr. Frank Hulme and his outstanding dental team at The Yuma Dentist are proud to serve the Yuma - Fortuna Foothills area, providing comfortable, friendly dental care! Call now to learn more about our services, including sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentisty, gum disease treatment, dental implants and more! Yuma, Fortuna Foothills
1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104 Yuma AZ 85365
11231 E Commercial Center Loop Ste 105 Yuma AZ 85367
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1630 S Pacific Ave Ste 104
Yuma, AZ 85365

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11231 E Commercial Center Loop Ste 105
Yuma, AZ 85367

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