Comprehensive Dental Care Clinic in Mesa, AZ
Denver Palmer Dental offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry and emergency dental care services.
Dental bonding is used to sculpt the shape of your teeth. A special composite resin is first applied to the structure of a tooth by our dentist. This flexible material is tooth-colored to match your natural teeth or selected in a brighter shade if you want a whitened look. Once adhered to the tooth, our dentist and team shape and mold the resin to correct flaws or imperfections. After the resin hardens and bonds to the tooth, we will trim and polish its surface to give it the most pleasing shape and appearance.
Dental veneers are usually made from porcelain, and they are shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth with a resin material. Porcelain is the substance of choice for dental veneers because it matches the natural color of teeth and is stain resistant. Each veneer is custom-tailored to match your tooth's shape, and they can be used to improve one tooth or your entire smile.
When you think of cosmetic dentistry, the first thing that probably comes to mind is teeth whitening. As one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments available, teeth whitening is a cost-effective way to brighten and renew your smile. Many dental practices offer in-house teeth whitening treatments and take-home teeth whitening treatments.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that focuses on healing and restoring damaged or infected root pulp. This treatment is usually offered for patients with severe toothaches caused by inflamed tissue. Infected root pulp is typically the result of dental decay that reaches past the outer protective layers of the tooth and causes the pulp to become irritated or destroyed by harmful bacteria.
Pain, Swelling & Tooth Pain Management
Toothaches are a common dental problem characterized by pain from the tooth surrounding a tooth or jawline near a particular tooth. Occasionally, a toothache will stem from the jaw joint. Common causes of toothaches include:
TMJ therapy, also known as a temporomandibular joint treatment, is focused on correcting a misaligned jaw. TMJ, or TMD, is a disorder that happens when the joint that connects to the lower jaw becomes injured or shifts out of place, causing discomfort and misalignment. This often happens due to teeth grinding (bruxism), arthritis, and head, neck, or jaw injury.
If you experience dental anxiety, our sedation options are an excellent way to overcome discomfort. Sedation dentistry includes sedative medication to help keep you comfortable and at ease during your dental treatments. Some of the most common sedation options offered in dentistry are:
Much like the name suggests, tooth extractions are the removal of teeth. Our skilled dentist will only recommend removal if your teeth cannot be repaired with traditional dental restorations, such as dental fillings, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are commonly known as third molars. They are often the last teeth to erupt from the gum line, and as such, the mouth usually does not have enough space for the wisdom teeth to grow properly. If the wisdom teeth cannot fit, they may grow in at an odd angle or become impacted, a condition where teeth cannot grow through gum tissues and the jawbone. This may lead to several harmful dental conditions, such as:
Digital impressions are an efficient, comfortable, and modern way to take accurate impressions of your mouth. We all know that the traditional impression or mold taken can be uncomfortable and unpleasant. We utilize digital impressions to eliminate the need for goopy, messy impressions. This technology can make the experience comfortable and is especially good for patients who retch easily. Also, this type of digital impression system is less invasive but provides highly accurate impressions.
Digital x-ray is an advanced diagnostic tool that provides the best possible care. This technology has changed the way x-rays are taken. The process is faster, more convenient, and comfortable than ever before. The technology uses a digital sensor to take images of your teeth. Also, it uses significantly less radiation than conventional film. Our dentist can view the high-quality images simultaneously on monitors right in the treatment room to provide you with efficient, accurate diagnoses and care.
Another state-of-the-art tool we use is panoramic x-rays. While standard x-rays, called bitewing x-rays, provide us with a view of a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, panoramic x-rays allow us to view the entire upper and lower dental arches, including all upper and lower teeth jawbones, and the surrounding facial structures.
Complete dentures are recommended to replace an entire arch of teeth. They can be used for the upper or the lower jaw or both arches. Dentures are removable oral appliances consisting of prosthetic teeth held together by an acrylic base. They are designed to fit your mouth and provide you with a natural-looking final result that lets you eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Much like traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures replace multiple missing teeth. However, this type of denture is a permanent oral appliance installed using dental implants. This fixed dental restoration offers a solution to the “loose” feeling experienced by patients who use traditional dentures and is a cost-effective way to regain your smile without the hassle of a removable oral appliance.
Partial dentures are recommended when you have lost some teeth but still have healthy natural teeth. These dentures are custom-made oral appliances used to fill the gaps in your smile and preserve the remaining natural teeth. While partials help restore natural appearance and function, it also makes it easier for you to speak and chew by supporting your cheeks and lips to prevent your facial contours from sagging.
We do Children’s first dental visits, habit-breaking assistance, nutrition and diet advice, prenatal dental health, and custom-made sports mouth guards.
Composite Dental Fillings
Traditionally, dental fillings are made of silver amalgam. However, we use only composite or tooth-colored filling material. We have chosen to use composite filling materials, providing a more natural-looking result and promoting better long-term oral health.
A dental bridge is a conservative approach to a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Unlike dental implants or different types of dentures, dental bridges are more affordable and last just as long. This fixed dental restoration is permanently anchored in your mouth using dental crowns and fills the gaps left by missing teeth for a more uniform appearance.
Dental implants are an excellent solution to missing teeth. They can replace one or more teeth and are stable, long-lasting, and permanent oral appliances.
Dental implants comprise two parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post is best described as an artificial “root” of the replacement tooth. Made out of titanium, it is fused to the jawbone to provide proper structure and support for the restoration. The implant restoration is the “crown,” or top, of the tooth and is placed like a cap over the implant to mimic a natural tooth. The restoration is custom-made to match your smile and can be used with the same utility as a normal tooth.
Our dentist with our dental team works hard to stay abreast on the latest advances in dental techniques and technology. We use state-of-the-art dental equipment combined with CEREC one-visit restoration technology. Our team will provide you with the best possible dental care and experience. This technology enables our team to cater to you with a tailored, high-quality dental restoration in a single visit to our office. Traditional dental techniques usually require at least two visits to complete dental restorations. CEREC technology saves your time and discomfort by avoiding the need for a second visit. With this technology, we can create various types of dental restorations in just one visit, including:
CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns
Dental crowns usually require two appointments to complete, but with the CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology, it can be done in a single visit. Your dental crown is designed using an advanced imaging system that creates a digital impression. We design and mill a custom dental crown in minutes to complete your restoration from this impression.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
We are committed to using state-of-the-art dental technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. Our team is proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology. It is a 3D technology imaging system that provides our dentist and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your mouth, teeth, jaw, neck, nose, throat, and ears. We use dental cone beam 3D imaging to: