Dental Services & Procedures
- Tooth Decay
- Porcelain Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Cosmetic Veneers
- Root Canals
- Oral Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Corrective Surgery
- Receding Gum Surgery
Dental and Orthodontic Services
When you want to project confidence and trustworthiness, what’s the first thing you do? Give a big smile. Whether you’re walking into a parent-teacher organization meeting at Alice Byrne Elementary School or greeting the latest recruits on the job at the Yuma Marine Corps air station, it’s important to be able to give a warm, generous smile to make a great first impression.
Alas, too many people settle for subpar smiles when they could have a dazzling grin that communicates the essence of their personality. You deserve a smile that lights up a room, and you need great dental care from Yuma Dental — a local AZ dentist office that has been serving this community for years. We are a small business that offers personalized care to families in the area. Whether you need to schedule a checkup or a same-day emergency appointment, our friendly staff is happy to help.
We offer many advantages over other family dentists’ offices in Yuma, AZ, such as:
- We have a two-year guarantee on all dental work.
- We employ staff who speak both English and Spanish.
- We’re open every Friday, rather than just a few Fridays a month.
- We accept most insurance plans.
- We treat your entire family, from toddlers to great-grandparents.
Read on to learn more about each one of the services offered by our gentle and caring staff.
Routine Dental Care
Most of what we do falls under the heading of routine dental care, which includes preventative measures to help your teeth stay healthy and strong, ward off cavities, and keep your teeth looking their best. These services include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Teeth whitening
- Optional esthetic treatment
Did you know only two-thirds of the population visits the dentist each year? Skipping routine teeth cleaning can damage your teeth in a short amount of time. You need regular cleanings to remove the plaque and tartar that can lead to cavities and gingivitis. We also offer X-rays to ensure we catch and monitor changes in your mouth right away.
Teeth cleaning should be scheduled every six months. Learn more about our teeth cleaning services and what we can do to help your mouth stay healthy.
Many people find their teeth become yellowed over time. A number of things may cause this problem, including:
- Drinking staining beverages such as coffee, wine, or tea
- Taking certain medications
We can reverse that yellowing and return your teeth to sparkling white with our teeth bleaching procedure, performed in our office. Our treatment is much more effective than over-the-counter methods, which can cause painful tooth sensitivity. We invite you to learn more about our teeth whitening services today.
Optional Esthetic Treatment
The way your teeth look can have a big impact on your life. When you have a gorgeous smile, you’re more apt to use it, showing people how confident and happy you are. When your teeth are crooked or stained, however, you may avoid smiling because you’re embarrassed.
You don’t have to go through life hiding your teeth. You can find a dental service option at our Yuma, AZ, office that will help you regain confidence in your smile, such as Invisalign — the “invisible braces” that can straighten your teeth without others ever knowing you have them. Or get teeth whitening treatment to reverse the effects of age and lifestyle on your teeth.
Take a look today to learn more about our optional esthetic treatments we offer.
When your mouth has a serious problem, such as a missing tooth, cavity or gap between the teeth, you may need teeth restoration. These services include:
- Treating tooth decay
- Treating cavities
- Porcelain dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Cosmetic veneers
In a perfect world, everyone would eliminate sugar from their diets, and tooth decay would be a thing of the past. But we know that’s not realistic — ice cream tastes too good! Instead, we offer dental sealants to fight tooth decay before it even happens.
Our dentists apply sealants over the teeth to act as a barrier, protecting teeth from the effects of sugar or other dangerous substances. The sealant is made of a plastic resin, and it’s applied to the teeth in the rear of the mouth, where you’re most vulnerable to cavities.
You don’t have to give up ice cream to avoid tooth decay. Learn more about our tooth decay fighting options today.
Nearly everyone has had a cavity. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults 20-64 have suffered cavities, making them the most common dental ailment. We can treat your cavities with routine dental work at our Yuma, AZ, location, as well as help you ward off future problems by offering suggestions for better oral hygiene care.
We’ll treat you for the pain while we drill your tooth and ensure the cavities don’t get any larger. You need to get help for a cavity immediately to prevent it from developing into a serious problem, so be sure to take a look at our cavity treatment offerings.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
People come to our office to receive porcelain dental crowns for many reasons, including:
- A broken or missing tooth
- A bridge attachment
- Strengthening a weak tooth
All of these maladies can be cured with a porcelain dental crown, which is fitted to your mouth’s specifications. We ensure you have the right fit on your new crown, making it so comfortable you may forget it’s not your real tooth. Our crowns are durable and look natural. When someone looks at your teeth, they won’t be able to distinguish the crown from the real thing.
We invite you to learn more about our porcelain dental crown offerings today.
When you lose a permanent tooth, whether it’s knocked out or becomes damaged by a failed root canal, you need to replace the roots of the tooth as well as the tooth itself to ensure the new crown doesn’t collapse. To do that, you will need a dental implant.
A dental implant is a small piece of titanium tapered like the root of a tooth. It’s implanted in your gum, taking the place of the root of your tooth, and grafted to the bone. Our dentist may insert an implant if you get dentures, crowns or dental bridges.
Take a look today to learn more about our dental implant offerings.
If you have missing teeth, you know they can affect not just the comfort of your mouth, but also the function of it. You may find your bite changing to compensate for the missing tooth. You could also notice a change in the shape of your mouth. You might even develop headaches because of the extra pressure on the rest of your teeth.
Dental bridges can provide relief to all of these problems. Dental bridges offer a way to replace multiple missing teeth with a partial denture. There are two types of bridges:
- Fixed, which can be taken out only by a dentist
- Removable, which you can take out yourself
If you have missing teeth, you should replace them as soon as possible to avoid uncomfortable changes in your mouth. Learn more about our dental bridge offerings today.
Bonding is essentially a touch-up for damaged teeth. It helps your teeth look better, but it also helps them function more effectively. When you get your teeth bonded, you can repair a number of different problems, including:
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Moderately decayed teeth
- Discolored teeth
Our dentists make these improvements using a composite resin that’s colored to match the shade of your teeth. The bonding process usually takes just one visit to complete. However, it’s imperative to continue with regular six-month checkups after your teeth are bonded to make sure you keep them healthy. Take a look today at our our bonding offerings.
When your teeth have sustained damage from aging, stains, decay, or simply long-term wear and tear, they may not have the appearance you would like. They may become chipped or yellowed, and this can affect your appearance. When your teeth don’t look the way you want them to, you’re less apt to smile. You may even unwittingly put out an unhappy vibe because you’re scared to show your teeth.
Dental veneers can cure you of this insecurity. Veneers are thin porcelain shells designed to go over your current teeth, giving them a new shine. Get the smile you want and learn more about our cosmetic veneer offerings today.
Perhaps you need a full set of dentures, or maybe you only need a partial set. You might even want to explore overdentures. Whatever your needs, our dental office in Yuma can assist. We can fit you for new dentures, repair your old ones or help you transition from partial to full.
We know the importance of a comfortable fit. We’ll also advise you on how to care for your dentures to ensure you get the longest possible life out of them.
Our dentists will examine your case and meet with you to determine the most effective dentures for your lifestyle. We invite you to learn more about our denture offerings today.
Many dental offices will refer you to outside dentists for oral surgery, but not our office in Yuma, AZ. We can take care of your surgery needs in-house — a convenience our patients appreciate. It saves them the hassle of having to contact another doctor and transfer all their records before getting surgery. Plus, it means our patients get to see dentists they are already familiar with from their preventative care. Our surgery options include:
- Root canals
- Oral surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Corrective surgery
- Receding gum surgery
If you get nervous just thinking about root canals, shake off those fears with these facts:
- Root canals don’t cause the pain they did years ago.
- Most root canal pain comes before the procedure, from the infection that’s brewing in your root.
- We can perform a root canal quickly, before you even know what’s happened.
A patient requires a root canal when the pulp in a tooth becomes infected or damaged. When the problem reaches down into the root, the nerve must be removed. A root canal is a routine procedure many people have experienced.
Get rid of the pain in your tooth and learn more about our root canal offerings.
You may need oral surgery to remove wisdom teeth, take out the end of a root, or have a dental prosthetic installed. We can handle your oral surgery needs at our Yuma, AZ, office. For the convenience of our patients, we offer on-site dental surgery. We know you are busy, and it’s easier to go to the same dentist for both your teeth cleaning and surgical needs. We consult with you on what procedures you may need and how to get them done right.
We invite you to learn more about our oral surgery offerings today.
If you think your teeth could look better, you’re probably right. There are many treatments that can help straighten, whiten, and brighten your teeth, helping them look their best when you flash a grin. At Yuma Dental, we offer a number of cosmetic surgeries to improve the appearance of your teeth, including:
- Cosmetic veneers
- Dental bridges
- Dental crown
Learn more about our cosmetic surgery offerings and get the smile you’ve always wanted.
When the problems with your mouth are more than just aesthetic, you may need to seek out corrective surgery. For instance, say you were in an accident that knocked your teeth out of alignment. Corrective surgery could help get them back into place. The dentist may augment this procedure with a bridge or crowns. You may even get braces to guide your teeth into the right place.
Whatever you need in corrective surgery, we can help. Learn more about our corrective surgery offerings today.
When something unexpected happens to threaten your dental health or that of your child or a parent, you want to get care as quickly as possible. That’s why we offer emergency treatment at our Yuma, AZ, dentist — to fix whatever your problem may be, from broken teeth to lost fillings. Take a look at our emergency options.
Do your gums bleed when you floss? Have you notice your gums becoming swollen or red? Do you struggle with bad breath even after brushing and using mouthwash? The culprit may be gingivitis. Caused by a buildup of plaque that hardens into tartar, this gum inflammation is easily treatable through improved oral hygiene habits. If you take a few months off from flossing, for instance, you may develop gingivitis.
We invite you to learn more about our gingivitis treatment options.
Receding Gum Surgery
Hairlines aren’t the only thing that recede as you age. Gums, too, can recede from your teeth, leading to a number of complications, including:
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Swollen or bleeding gums
In extreme cases, patients may even lose their teeth if these gum issues are not treated. Luckily, Yuma Dental can help. We offer treatment that reverses the effects of gum disease. Learn more about our receding gum surgery.
Take Back Your Smile at Our Family Dentistry in Yuma, AZ
Give your teeth the best possible care. We are open five days a week, offering convenient service to you and your family on your schedule. We also accept most insurance plans.