State of the Art Digital Dentistry
From the moment you interact with our office, you will experience the latest in digital dentistry. Dr Harmon and his team of experienced dental professionals will make your appointment enjoyable and seamless.
We use the latest in Digital Radiography Imaging, Digital Photography to capture your teeth in a way you have never seen before, and also offer Same Day Crowns. Your treatment will be completed in a fraction of the time and replaces the old goopy impressions with our sleek imaging system.
A crown is a cosmetic restoration tool used to improve the shape of your tooth and help strengthen a tooth. Crowns are commonly used on teeth that are broken, worn or partially destroyed due to tooth decay.
What is a crown? It is a full-covering cap that will be cemented on to a tooth. When the procedure is finished, the crown has become the new outer surface of your tooth. A crown might be made of porcelain, metal or both, but most dentists prefer to use porcelain because it gives the crown a more natural look.
Occassionaly, we might need to do a partial crown. These are used when a tooth does not have sufficient strength to hold a filling.
In other offices, you might have a temporary crown placed in your mouth while an order is placed for your actual crown. You then have to schedule an additional appointment for your crown to be placed. In our office, Dr Harmon will personally design your crown on the CEREC machine using 3D software, and that design will be sent to our in office milling unit. The crown will be prepared in a matter of minutes and ready for immediate use once cemented. To learn about our CEREC technology, Click Here!
In our Sun City West office, we offer same day dental crowns so you can spend more time doing what you love and less time at the dentist’s office.
Do you have gaps, chips, stains or mishapen teeth that make you hide your smile? If so, veneers might be able to help bring your smile out of hiding. With veneers, we will be able to correct imperfections on your teeth to give you a brighter, more confident smile.
Veneers are tooth-colored, thin, custom-made shells created to cover the front of your teeth. In preparation for your veneers, Dr. Harmon will create a model of your teeth that will be used by our in-office lab to create your custom veneers.
After your veneers have been placed, you will see that they look like your natural teeth. Though veneers are stain resistant, your dentist might recommend you avoid coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco to keep your smile bright.
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If you are missing any of your teeth, it is crucial to have them replaced. Without all of your teeth, a simple task like chewing while eating could cause your mouth discomfort. Without all of your teeth, your mouth might shift, which could make your face look older. To avoid these potential problems, talk to Dr. Harmon about whether or not implants would work for you.
An implant crown looks just like your natural tooth, but it is made of porcelain. The implant is made up of two parts: the titanium-body implant and the tooth-colored porcelain crown. The implant is attached to your jawbone to help keep it in place. The crown is then placed on the implant to complete the process and help make your smile bright once again.
Occassionally, your dentist might use dental implants to support your dentures—especially your bottom dentures—that might become displaced while talking or eating. Patients with removable partial dentures might get implants to fill in gaps where teeth are missing to create a more natural smile.
Thanks to his training, knowledge, and skill, Dr Harmon is able to complete the restorative process in a fraction of the time compared to most dental offices since he uses the CEREC technology.
What are bridges? Bridges are used to replace missing teeth, to help maintain the shape of your face and to relieve stress on your bite.
A bridge will place artificial teeth where your missing teeth once where. This process will give you a more natural looking smile, and it will “bridge” the gap where one or more teeth might have been. The bridge placed in your mouth might be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these material and bonded to neighboring teeth for additional support.
A successful bridge is defined by its foundation — your teeth, gums or bone to which the bridge is attached. In order to maintain a successful bridge, it is important to care for your natural teeth, gums and jaw.
When appropriate, the bridge will be done in office using the CEREC technology. To learn about our CEREC technology, Click Here!