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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Winter Haven, FL Dentist
... Our services include: General Dentistry Teeth Whitening Crowns Preventive Care Periodontal Exams View a Complete List of our Dental Services We always welcome new patients of every age...

Dental Services
... Family General Dentistry Digital X-Rays Cleanings and Checkups Porcelain Veneers Complete & Partial Dentures Crowns and Bridges Implant Restorations Teeth Whitening (Zoom!) Mouth Guards Cosmetic Dentistry Sealants Cosmetic Fillings Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Emergencies BOTOX Sleep Apnea Solutions     Your First Visit At your first visit, we will invite you to share your wants, needs, and past experiences related to your dental health and dental care...

Dental Staff
...His prosthodontic training focuses on but is not limited to: full mouth reconstruction, crowns and bridges, implant dentistry, veneers and ceramic cosmetic dentistry, complete and partial dentures, removable and fixed implant restorations, inlays and onlays, tooth whitening and overall family general dentistry...

Football Star Jerry Rice Discusses Dental Injuries
...In fact, Rice himself chipped a couple of teeth, which were repaired with crowns...

Maintaining A Proper Bite Can Keep You Looking Young
... Modern Dentistry Can Restore a Youthful Look Modern dentistry can successfully restore the normal shape, appearance and function of worn teeth by installing porcelain crowns or veneers...

How Does Tooth Bleaching Work?
... In-office bleaching under the supervision of my staff and me is recommended if you have severely stained teeth, and particularly if you are about to have veneers or crowns made...

Countdown To A Perfect Wedding Day Smile
... Multiple visits over one to four months: Crowns and Bridges A crown or “cap” is generally required when a tooth has been ravaged by decay or trauma...

Questions To Ask Before Getting A Crown
... Can you do a computer-generated mock-up of my new smile with crowns...

Dental Implant Maintenance: 5 Facts You Should Know
...Implants and the crowns that go on top of them are not anchored to the gum in this way...

Tooth-Colored Fillings: A Natural-Looking Alternative
...But did you know that their crowns, or top surfaces above the gums, actually flex under the force of the bite...

What's a Crown Worth? Aesthetics and Value in Tooth Restoration
...The answer tells us a lot about how crowns are made, and the value of aesthetics in dentistry...

Preserve Your Teeth as They Age and Avoid Excessive Wear
...How to accomplish that goal depends on your individual circumstance: treatments could include such things as orthodontics to correct bite problems that contribute to abnormal wear, considering restoring worn teeth with new crowns or fillings, or reducing grinding or clenching with nocturnal mouth guards or some form of stress-relief therapy...

You Can Put On a Great Face with Veneers and Crowns
...” Perhaps you've heard about dental veneers and crowns...

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
...Porcelain crowns can be used to replace the part of the tooth that rises above the gums...

Stains from Within a Tooth Require Professional Whitening
... If we’re successful in achieving the desired color, intrinsic whitening could help you avoid more costly options like veneers or crowns for an otherwise healthy and attractive tooth...

Keep a Close Eye on Your Dental Health While Undergoing Cancer Treatment
...In this case, you may need to consider restorative options with artificial crowns or other cosmetic enhancements — not only to improve your appearance but also to protect your natural teeth from further damage...

What you can Expect if You're Undergoing Implant Surgery
...And, with your new crowns in place, your new, beautiful smile will make the experience a distant memory...

Why Bear a Chipped Tooth?
... Another benefit of bonding is that it can be done right in the office — there’s no lab work involved (as there could be for veneers or crowns, for example)...

Put an End to Bad Oral Habits to Slow the Rate of Tooth Wear
... If you’ve already encountered excessive wear, bonding techniques using colored composite resin, veneers or crowns that attach directly to the teeth can restore lost function and rejuvenate the appearance and color of your teeth...

Crowns & Bridgework
...When crafted from today's high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...

Carlos A. Polo, D.D.S., M.S.      Jose G. Cruz, D.D.S.

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6390 Cypress Gardens Blvd.

Winter Haven, FL 33884

 

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