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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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... Services we offer include: 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 Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

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Questions About Dental Services in Winter Haven, FL We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, and tooth whitening in Winter Haven...

Dental Solutions of Winter Haven
... Implants Veneers Teeth Whitening

Full Dentures: Frequently Asked Questions
...Bone loss can be prevented by the placement of a few dental implants...

Countdown To A Perfect Wedding Day Smile
... Six months to a year: Dental Implants Implants are natural looking, functional stand-alone tooth replacement systems...

How We Make Dental Implants Match Existing Teeth
Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth...

Dental Implant Maintenance: 5 Facts You Should Know
...Here are some important things to keep in mind about implant care: Implants can last as long as teeth...

Mini-Implants: Five Things You Should Know
Dental implants are now the gold standard for tooth replacement...

Who's Afraid of Dental Implant Surgery?
...Dental implants are made of titanium (or its alloys), because this metal has a unique property: it's capable of fusing to bone, a process called osseo-integration...

How Do We Make Your Dental Implants Look So Good?
...Most dental implants are made of commercially pure titanium, which fuses with the bone in your jaw, making it very stable...

Having a Tooth Removed is a 'No-Anxiety' Affair
...This new growth will aid with any future plans for dental implants...

Dental Implants Require Cleaning and Maintenance Just Like Natural Teeth
There’s no doubt dental implants are an effective choice for restoring both the form and function of missing teeth...

Preserve Your Teeth as They Age and Avoid Excessive Wear
... In cases where abnormal wear has passed the point where it doesn’t make sense to repair your natural teeth, all is not lost — restorations such as dental implants can help restore lost function and inhibit further erosion...

When Someone You Care For Needs Tooth Replacement
...If most or all teeth are failing or lost, either complete or partial removable dentures, or implants, may be considered...

Leave Enough Time for Your Wedding-Day Smile Makeover
...Many dental treatments, like periodontal plastic surgery or tooth implants, can achieve remarkable results in this time...

Dental Implant Surgery is a Routine, Worry-Free Procedure
...While acquiring dental implants does involve a surgical procedure, don’t let that deter you — with proper preparation the procedure is relatively minor and routine...

Taking Precautions Before, During and After Implants Will Help Ensure Success
One of the many reasons for dental implant popularity is their reliability — studies have shown 95% of implants still function well after ten years...

Smoking may Increase the Risk of Early Implant Failure
In a recent study, 92% of dental implants were found to have survived the twenty-year mark — an impressive track record for any dental restoration...

Issues to Consider Before Dental Implants
With their durability, versatility and life-likeness, there’s no doubt dental implants have revolutionized teeth replacement...

Although Rare, Allergic Reactions to the Metal in Implants Could be a Concern
You’re considering dental implants and you’ve done your homework: you know they’re considered the best tooth replacements available prized for durability and life-likeness...

New Year, New Smile
...If you are missing teeth — or if you’re wearing dentures that aren’t working the way you’d like — then perhaps we can offer a suggestion: Consider dental implants...

Dental Implants Help Maintain Bone Health
You’ve probably heard a lot about dental implants as replacements for missing teeth...

What you can Expect if You're Undergoing Implant Surgery
If you’re considering different options for tooth replacement, dental implants are likely high on your list...

Dental Implants Could be Your Best Option to Replace Lost Teeth
...Since their introduction in the 1980s, implants have rapidly become the popular choice for tooth replacement...

Implant Surgery: A Safe and Routine Procedure
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants require a surgical procedure...

Keeping up Good Hygiene Still a Necessity with Dental Implants
Dental implants are widely considered the most durable tooth replacement option, thanks in part to how they attach to the jaw...

Use Partial Dentures Wisely to Protect Your Future Oral Health
... While the better course is to consider RPDs as a stepping stone to dental implants or a fixed bridge, there’s an intermediary RPD constructed of cast vitallium or gold alloy that could be considered a permanent choice...

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes and Oral Health
... A number of studies have shown that people with diabetes can be good candidates for dental implants, but there are some concerns regarding dental implant treatment, which involves minor surgery...

Partial Dentures: an Affordable Alternative to More Expensive Restorations
Dental implants are today’s preferred choice for replacing missing teeth...

Cleaning Around Implants Crucial to Protecting Them from Loss
... In fact, implants may be more susceptible to problems from impacted food that becomes wedged between the gums and teeth than their natural counterparts...

You can Still have Implants with Diabetes - if you have it under Control
...That includes your dental health — and whether or not implants are a good tooth replacement option for you...

A Teen with a Missing Tooth May Need to Wait on a Dental Implant
...And unlike other replacement options implants stimulate bone growth, a major concern after tooth loss...

Teens with Missing Teeth may need a Temporary Fix Until They're Older
Dental implants are widely considered by both dentists and patients as the premier choice for replacing missing teeth...

Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
... Essentially, TADS are small, screw-like dental implants made of a titanium alloy...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Space Maintainers
...But timing is very important with dental implants — they can't be placed in a growing child...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
... Special tips are also available to clean composite or porcelain tooth restorations, titanium implants, or areas of demineralization (enamel loss) on your teeth...

Bone Grafting
... Dental Implants — In this optimal tooth-replacement system, a small titanium post embedded in the jawbone is attached to a highly realistic dental crown, permanently replacing the missing tooth...

Corrective Jaw (Orthognathic) Surgery
...It's often performed as a routine in-office procedure — for example, to extract impacted wisdom teeth (molars that don't fully protrude through the gums), or to place dental implants in the jaw...

Sinus Surgery
...Sinus surgery makes dental implants, today's state-of-the-art tooth replacement systems, achievable for people who otherwise would not have been able to take advantage of today's best tooth-replacement method...

Missing Teeth
...Dental implants can preserve bone, improve function and enhance psychological well-being...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
... Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density...

Bone Grafting
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants function so well and last so long because, like natural teeth, they are securely anchored in the jawbone for maximum support...

Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Now here's the good news: Dental implants — the state-of-the-art tooth-replacement method preferred by dentists — can prevent all this...

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 Surgery (Apicoectomy)
... While there are excellent methods of tooth replacement (such as dental implants), these involve further and more complex treatments, and they can be costly...

Root Canal Treatment
...These include unwanted tooth migration or shifting, which can lead to difficulties in chewing; the need for bridgework or dental implants, which may be costly and complicated; and even the eventual loss of bone structure from the area of the missing tooth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...From powerful, professional whitening treatments to amazingly realistic porcelain veneers to state-of-the-art dental implants, there's a wide range of exciting possibilities...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Surgery
... Dental Implants...

Periodontal Therapy
... Dental Implants...

Technology
... Dental Implants...

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

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Winter Haven, FL 33884

 

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