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Dentist and Orhtodontist in Benson AZ
Dentist in Sierra Vista Fort Huachuca & Douglas Arizona
Choosing the right dentist is like choosing a good friend. You want to feel comfortable around the person, and you should be able to trust in them. With Dr. Hales at Advanced Dentistry you'll feel welcome from the start, and you'll quickly come to trust his skills as an amazing dentist. Specializing in different areas of dentistry, Dr. Hales is passionate about making every patient smile before they step out of his office. When it comes to your teeth and somebody working on them with sharp equipment, it's best to get to know your dentist first. And at Advanced Dentistry we invite you to get to know our staff better.
Over time teeth eventually start to stain. This is due to many things, such as eating, drinking and smoking. Not brushing and flossing often make the stains appear quicker. Through teeth whitening you can get rid of those stains and smile with confidence again. The methods used for teeth whitening at Advanced Dentistry are safe, and the amount of whitening sessions you'll need depend on how stubborn the stains are. It should also be noted that teeth whitening is a common and fairly quick procedure. Plus, the immediate effects are visible.
Dental implants can be considered somewhat of a heaven sent, because they act as normal teeth and they last very long. If you have teeth missing, or your dentures are giving you too much trouble, it's time to consider implants. Dr. Hales has more than 15 years experience in the field, and he's more than capable of giving you your perfect smile back. And for those who don't know how dental implants work, a screw is placed inside the gum, and on top of the screw a crown is fixed. If taken care of properly, a dental implant can last more than 20 years.
At Advanced Dentistry we have Cyndi, a professional and experienced dental hygienist. Just like Dr. Hales, she'll make you feel at home before giving your teeth a thorough cleaning. The role of a hygienist is such an important one, because it speaks directly to prevention. It's always better to prevent tooth decay than fight it later on. And in many cases it's not even worth fighting. Let Cyndi help get your teeth back on a healthy track, and get some advice on how can you keep those pearly whites flashing in the sunlight.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is somewhat of a sensitive subject, mainly because it typically involves pain. But if you use the right dentist, you'll only feel a little discomfort and ultimately relief. The reason why wisdom teeth need to be removed can vary. Sometimes they put too much pressure on other teeth, or maybe they aren't growing straight, which can lead to other problems. It's not to say that everybody's wisdom teeth need to be removed, but it's something to keep an eye on. Getting the problem sorted out sooner rather than later is usually best.
Orthodontic procedures are typically very expensive, and not many people can even afford to think about it. Now add the reluctance so many people have about wearing braces in the first place, especially children. But at Advanced Dentistry you don't really have to worry about high costs and ugly braces. That's because we offer something modern, different, more convenient and affordable. They are called Fast Braces, and we're the only supplier in the area. With Fast Braces the natural bite isn't affected, they aren't as obtrusive as typical braces, and they don't have to be worn as long. It's the perfect affordable alternative, offered by a very experienced dentist.
Orthodontics is specifically focused on fixing problems surrounding crooked teeth, over-bites etc. Dr. Hales is a specialist in this area, among others, and he stands ready to fix whatever dental problems you might have. There's no getting around the fact that walking around with crooked teeth can make you feel very self-conscious. The same can be said for an over-bite situation. The good news is you don't have to settle for crooked teeth when the best orthodontist is just a phone call away. Trust Dr. Hales to find the best solution for your problem at the most competitive price.
A dental crown might not be the cheapest answer to a chipped or broken tooth, but it lasts much longer than a typical filling. So, is the extra money worth it? If done by experts, such as Advanced Dentistry, a dental crown can last for years and years. A filling on the other hand has a better chance of coming out again. But dental crowns can also be used to fix crooked teeth, or teeth with gaps in the middle. In fact, they have helped many people find some confidence in their smile again, thanks to the work of Dr. Hales and the Advanced Dentistry team.
So many people go back and forth between denture implants, or just the typical temporary dentures. The biggest difference is of course the initial price, but if you look at things from a long-term perspective, implants make more sense. With temporary dentures you'll have to go back continually for changes. Boneloss is a natural process if teeth are missing, and dentures need to go with these changes. With denture implants you're talking about individual teeth, mending to the bone of the jaw. It's a permanent procedure that will see getting rid of temporary dentures permanently.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
It's not in every case that wisdom teeth need to be extracted. There are cases where they come out and fit in perfectly with the rest of the teeth. However, they can be very dangerous if they don't grow straight. Wisdom teeth that don't grow straight can put unnecessary pressure on other teeth, causing them to break and chip. For some people their wisdom just cause pain for no reason. As intimidating as wisdom tooth extraction sounds, it's not so bad if done by the right dentist. If you need a professional opinion about your wisdom teeth, don't hesitate to call Advanced Dentistry right now.
When it comes to family dentistry, it's important to find the perfect dentist. He or she will most likely walk a long road with you and your family, so you want everyone to trust the family dentist. Family dentistry involves dental care for the whole family, and covers the basics like extractions, cleaning, checkups and fillings. Even though it doesn't sound as important or flashy as cosmetic dentistry, it's a critical prevention tool. Instead of seeing family dentistry as plain and simple, see it as a way of keeping your family's teeth and gums healthy.
When people speak about cosmetic dentistry they are talking about the visual aspect of healthy teeth. A cosmetic dentist, such as Dr. Hales, is able to enhance the current condition of your teeth through several means. For some people it's just a matter of personal taste when they choose to get cosmetic dental procedures, but for others it's a matter of getting some self-confidence back. With the right dentist there's no telling how great your teeth will look afterward.
So many people don't realize how important it is to get a dental filling as soon as possible. The longer the tooth stays chipped or broken, the more vulnerable it is to bacteria and food particles. And the more vulnerable it gets, the more it breaks. When you get a dental filling, the bad areas of the tooth will be removed and a filling will be placed. Luckily with modern dentistry, the color of the filling will match the color your teeth exactly. Nobody will be able to tell if it's a filling or not.
Sleep apnea isn't something that should be taken lightly, because it has an enormous influence on a person's life. In fact, it can make life downright difficult if not handled properly or quickly. At Advanced Dentistry we know everything about sleep apnea and the negative effect it has, which is why we want to help.
Sleep apnea is typically caused by three different things. There's obstructive sleep apnea, which happens when something is obstructing your airway while you sleep. This could be one of many things. Then there's central sleep apnea, which involves the brain forgetting to send signals to your body to breathe. It only happens for short periods of time, but it's still dangerous. Last but not least, there is complex sleep apnea. Complex sleep apnea is a combination of the first two.
The health problems associated with sleep apnea are too many for comfort. But to give you some perspective if left untreated, sleep apnea can cause diabetes, depression, headaches, high blood pressure and even strokes.
Why take the risk when you can call Advanced Dentistry right now and hopefully find a solution? Dr. Hales has been in the business for more than 15 years, and his staff is ready to make your visit a great one.