Fillings are used to replace decay and to restore cracks and chips within the teeth.
Crowns are used to cover a tooth. Crowns keep the integrity and strength of your original tooth so it will not break down further. Crowns are typically used on teeth that have large decay, cracks, broken teeth and teeth that have had root canal treatment. Bridges are a great replacement option for one or two missing teeth. They cement onto adjacent teeth and have the fake tooth or teeth that rests on the gum tissue to fill the gap. Crowns and bridges both require 2 appointments with the first being getting the tooth ready for the crown or bridge and the second cementing the crown/bridge.
When starting a new denture you can expect at a minimum 5 appointments. A new denture typically takes 10-12 weeks from start to finish. Denture repairs take 1-2 weeks to finish.
When deciding on replacement options for multiple missing teeth partials are a great choice, we offer two types of partials. The first option is a flexible all acrylic based partial called a dura flex partial, these offer a flexible base with clasps that match the color of your gums. The second option is a cast metal partial that is more stable when missing back teeth. The metal partials have metal clasps that hook onto the teeth to hold it in place. With partial repairs we are able to add new teeth to them, fix broken teeth, add claps if needed and repair broken clasps. New partials take about 10- 12 weeks start to finish and only about 1-2 weeks to repair, these timelines can change depending on each case.
Fixed implant dentures are a non removeable option for a denture. These dentures are screwed into a series of implants that will not come out unless you receive help from your dentist. The implants will be placed by an Oral Surgeon or Implant Specialist using a surgical guide. We also offer removeable implant dentures, these are a more stable denture that snaps in and out and will need to be taken out at night and cleaned like your normal denture. These snap in dentures offer a more stable feel and don't require the adhesive that your typical denture requires. We are able to place these dentures here. These types of cases can take anywhere from 9-12 months start to finish.
In general, preventative dental cleanings and exams are the most cost effective and easiest way to maintain not only oral health but overall health as well. In addition, cleanings can brighten your smile, help freshen breath, and prevent tooth loss.
Harlan Dental has 3 great hygienists on staff, and they're ready to help you keep a healthy smile!
Harlan Dental is happy to serve patients with periodontal disease.
Harlan Dental conveniently has adjunctive preventative products on hand at all times.
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Veneers are a quick way to help patients fix spaces or improve the esthetics of crooked, chipped or discolored teeth in a short period of time.
Athletic guards offer a custom fit and color of your choice to protect your teeth while doing those sports you love. These require a simple impression procedure and takes up to 2 weeks to make.
Snore guards are a custom fit mouthguard to prevent/reduce snoring. This guard is designed to hold your lower jaw foreword, therefore preventing it from falling back which causes snoring. These require a simple impression procedure and takes up to 2 weeks to make.
Night guards are designed to help a person who grinds and clenches their teeth while sleeping at night. This guard helps with the wear on teeth and also helps with the jaw discomfort that comes along with grinding and clenching. These require a simple impression procedure and takes up to 2 weeks to make.
We use the highly rated Dexis x ray system and sensors that provides our doctor with clear images of the teeth to diagnosis properly. You may notice in a few of our rooms we have a Nomad, which is a hand held x ray gun that makes taking x rays a breeze.
The Itero 3D intraoral scanner is a great asset to our team. This allows us to create a 3D rendering of your teeth for use in the design of crowns, Invisalign, mouthguards and more! This helps to replace the impression material that everyone is used to.
The Carestream panoramic x ray image is used to diagnose pathology, evaluate wisdom teeth, missing/extra teeth, bone levels for dentures/partials and can be used for patients with a severe gag reflex that are unable to take traditional x rays. A 3D x ray image is used to detect root fractures, internal resorption, bone levels and more.
At Harlan dental we want the best for our patient therefore we refer root canals, placement of implant screws and most extractions to specialist who dedicate their careers and have an additional 4+ years of education in area of expertise. Specialists include Oral Surgeons, Periodontists, Endodontists and Orthodontists. Partnering with a specialist in your oral care provides the greatest opportunity of success, patient comfort, and protects the investment you are making.