Traditional braces have been around for many years. They are the standard among patients looking to straighten their smile. Today's contemporary braces are made of exceptionally strong metals as they need to be able to stand the test of time while they are on your teeth. While contemporary braces are metallic colored, there are a number of bands and features that can be utilized to spruce them up. Give us a call today so we can discuss in more detail about getting you that perfect smile!
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
Veneers are an excellent way to redesign and reshape your entire mouth. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. In placing these new veneers on your teeth, you are able to fix the look of issues such as staining, cracked teeth, spaces, misaligned teeth, chipped teeth and many other issues.
In terms of the process to place veneers, it is a process that takes approximately two to three visits. In the first visit, we will discuss the new shape and look of what we are going to accomplish by placing the veneers. Once we have put a plan in place, we will carefully prepare the teeth for the placement of the new veneers. As we complete this piece of the process, the next step is to take an impression of the newly prepared teeth. This impression will be sent to our laboratory for the final product to be fabricated. We only utilize the highest standard laboratory for fabrication of all of our work. This process at the laboratory takes between 12-14 days. While the new veneers are being fabricated at the lab, we will provide you with a beautiful temporary solution to wear for this time.
As the veneers are finalized, we will make every effort to make sure that your new veneers will feel just like your natural teeth. We will bond them into place ensuring that you can enjoy your new smile for a very long time!
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
Wake Up With A Beautiful Smile At HaHa Sedation & Family Dentistry
Everyone wants to be happy and healthy and while we are each responsible for our own happiness, at times, we all need a little help staying healthy. One crucial area to maintain, that people sometimes overlook, is their smile. The way your teeth look and feel not only affect how others see you and how you feel about yourself, but tooth decay and gum disease can lead to serious health problems later in life, like heart issues, diabetes and respiratory disease. Fortunately, here in the West Chase area, we have a dentist whose goal is to help others look good and stay healthy by providing excellent dental care in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere.
HaHa Sedation and Family Dentistry, located in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center on Sheldon Road, is the realization of Dr. Dang Ha’s dream. Dr. Ha, DMD, who grew up in Tampa and attended Leto High School and the University of South Florida, always knew that he wanted to do something to give back to the community he loves. After he graduated from Tufts University’s School of Dental Medicine in Boston he moved back to Tampa to be close to his family and to make his dream a reality. After years of perfecting his skills, together with his lovely wife Dr. Linh Pham-Ha, he opened his office – HaHa Sedation and Family Dentistry – in February of 2011. There, he has been helping grown-ups and children take care of and perfect their beautiful smiles through a full-range of services, from preventative care and whitening to oral surgeries.
Dr. Ha emphasizes that preventative dental care, including routine check-ups and cleanings twice a year, is very important and the best way to take care of your teeth. However, if you do find yourself with a problem that is not routine, Dr. Ha has years of experience as a dental surgeon and performs procedures such as IV sedation, modern implant placement and restoration, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, root canals, extractions and oral surgery. He is able to do most procedures in his office – offering his patients a place where they can get all their dental needs covered.
Dr. Ha is continuously increasing his knowledge of the newest advancements in dentistry and keeps up-today with the latest technology. He has received well over three times the minimum requirements to be considered a sedation dentist; this equates to hundreds of hours in sedation and advanced emergency training. Dr. Ha is also very active in continuing education.
Dr. Dang Ha, Dr. Linh Pham-Ha, Dr. Cindey Pham,
The entire staff at HaHa Sedation and Family Dentistry is committed to providing their patients with the personalized, gentle care they deserve. In addition to expert and gentle cleanings, they can help patients develop a dental routine to keep their teeth healthy and will give them the information they need to make the best dental choices. They are experts at treating patients with high dental anxiety. In fact, Dr. Ha provides sedation treatments for high-fear patients almost every day in a warm, relaxing atmosphere.
Dr. Ha also loves to treat children and has an open and positive manner that they can trust. He suggests that parents bring children in to the office as soon as their baby teeth have come in. “Parents should bring children with them to the dentist’s office,” explains Dr. Ha. “That way they are used to the experience.” He focuses on preventative and interceptive orthodontic treatment for children. “If you catch a potential problem early enough, you can prevent it and reduce the need for more orthodontic work later on,” states Dr. Ha.
Tooth decay and gum issues are no laughing matter and throughout my talk with Dr. Ha, he emphasized how important it is to take care of your teeth. He said he has two patients who are 90 and 97 years old who both have all their teeth and it is mainly due to the way they took care of them early on. If you develop good dental habits, including regular check-ups and cleanings, watching the things you eat and drink (limiting sugar intake) and brushing and flossing twice a day, your teeth should last you a lifetime. Dr. Ha also emphasizes the importance brushing and flossing right before going to bed, because our bodies do not produce much saliva while we are sleeping so bacteria has a chance to grow and create problems including decay overnight. This is why we often wake up with stinky breath.
Dr. Ha is a standing member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, International Congress of Oral implantologists(ICOI), American Orthodontist Society (AOS) and Hillsborough County Dental Association. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ha loves to spend time with his family and his lovely wife, a high school sweet heart. They enjoy playing tennis, going to the movies and traveling abroad.
HaHa Sedation and Family Dentistry accepts most major dental insurances including PPOs and some DHMO plans
HaHa Sedation and Family Dentistry is located in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center at 8416 Sheldon Road in Tampa. We are open M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (813) 498-1300, email email@example.com or visit
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