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Developments With Stem Cell Research & Dentistry

Filed under: Dental Research — hanna1355 @ 5:09 pm

Dr. Hanna here!

I recently read about something fascinating, and I wanted to share it with you! As a Gilbert cosmetic and restorative dentist, I was fascinated by a recent article about stem cells and their role in dentistry. Have you heard of stem cells? If you haven’t (or need a brief refresher), don’t worry- I’ll fill you in. If you have, feel free to skip down the page a little bit.

About Stem Cells

Stem cells have taken the world by storm ever since the first clinical trials took place in the 1990s. These cells have been considered valuable since their discovery because they have a few features that make them special. Stem cells are able to reproduce nearly infinite times. They’re also able to change into many other types of cells (e.g., fat cells, cartilage cells, bone cells, etc.). Your body can use stem cells to fill in when and where it needs a specific type of cell. In fact, when a baby is developing, many of their cells are initially stem cells.

Pretty cool, right?

It gets better. In the last decade or so, over 100 studies have concluded that stem cells can stay alive in your TEETH too, especially your baby and wisdom teeth (Read more here). This was a such a massive discovery that the finding even made the national news (Read Full Article)!  Most stem cell deposits are buried under the body’s surface and are often found few and far between. In contrast, dental stem cells are easy to access and replicate much faster than other types of stem cells. Dental stem cells are special because the tooth works like a safe that keeps all the stem cells safe inside! Dental stem cell extraction the easiest alternative for stem cell recovery. Especially compared to stem cell extraction from other places like bone marrow- OUCH!

While there are a lot of potential applications for stem cells to help people with Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and heart disease, I prefer to focus on what I know best: teeth!  I can use stem cells to help your gums and teeth recover from periodontal decay or after a surgery. While the extraction process is still difficult, researchers are developing new methods that maximize the number of stem cells we can get from a tooth (Learn More). Currently, dental research is exploring the potential for these stem cells to regenerate full teeth!

You might be asking yourself, “So what does this all mean for me?”

I’ll tell you!

Stem cells have shown enormous potential for the field of regenerative medicine. Before finding out stem cells were in teeth, most dentists would throw the extracted teeth away or give them to their patients to keep. Doctors and individuals still throw away their extracted teeth even now that this information is out! There are companies that work with your dentist to extract your stem cells and keep them safe until you may need them for a treatment. The best part: age is not a major factor as long as the tooth is healthy. Younger stem cells have been shown to provide more benefits than older stem cells, so don’t wait!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EsNgqNWcXQ

As your neighborhood dentist, I wanted to share the latest and greatest about what’s going on in the dental field with YOU. While some people may find the concept a little strange, I think it’s important to try and understand the cutting edge of research, so we can best prepare ourselves for the future! As your Gilbert dentist,  I stay up to date on the best treatments, so my clients know they’re in the very best hands. I encourage you to do the same in your profession!

Infant Laser Frenectomies for Tongue Ties

Filed under: Laser Dentistry — hanna1355 @ 6:26 pm

For babies with tongue ties, feeding can be especially challenging. Whether you choose to breastfeed or use bottles, either can be difficult if your infant isn’t able to suck correctly due to a tight frenum (the strip of tissue just below the tip of the tongue.)

If not corrected, your baby can also face challenges like speaking delays, speech impairments, and pain. Difficulty in nursing can also make it challenging for the baby to latch, making them prone to weight loss and colic.

The Disadvantages of Traditional Tongue Tie Surgery

In the past, loosening a baby’s tongue-tie meant performing a frenectomy using surgical methods (a scalpel.) This, obviously, could cause more discomfort to the child and make the procedure more challenging to perform in regard to the infant’s safety. As such, some dentists refer parents to an ENT, oral surgeon, or require sedation for the infant to have the procedure.

Additionally, tongue tie surgery where the tight skin is cut or trimmed poses a risk for infection and lengthy recoveries for the tiniest member of your family.

Gentle, Effective Treatment in Our Office

Fortunately, Smiles by Hanna is able to offer a gentle and minimally invasive alternative to traditional tongue tie surgery. Dr. Mansoor incorporates gentle laser technology to provide safe and effective treatment and a fast recovery.

Because our Biolase Waterlase laser uses gentle pulses of energy combined with a cool flow of water, your infant or toddler can have a laser frenectomy without the pain, bleeding, or swelling experienced using surgical techniques.

Your infant will enjoy a painless procedure and rapid recovery. No sutures are necessary! The laser allows Dr. Mansoor to reshape the soft tissue under the tongue or behind the lips in a predictable manner for effective results.

Is Numbing Necessary?

No! Waterlase technology is virtually painless, even for infants. Although the area just under the tongue can be quite delicate, reshaping the soft tissue with a laser is a very simple procedure for your child. No anesthesia is needed.

Faster Results for Your Child

Infancy can be an especially challenging time of life, especially for new parents or families that have babies with special needs. Getting a tongue tie treated can be confusing for some, especially when you’re not sure where to turn. Your pediatrician may recommend sedating your baby and having the frenectomy performed by another medical specialist, while a pediatric dentist might recommend completing the procedure in a hospital.

Most of these medical and dental providers don’t have access to the lasers used by comprehensive dentists like Dr. Mansoor. As such, we’re able to provide infant, toddler, and child tongue tie treatments without a referral from your medical or dental practitioner. The procedure is quick, and your family can be in and out in less than an hour.

How to Tell if Your Infant Has a Tongue Tie

Tongue ties can cause a number of different signs in children, including:

  • Difficulty in nursing, feeding, or “latching” onto the breast
  • Colic
  • Clefting at the end of the tongue
  • A visibly short strip of skin under the tongue, restricting its movement
  • The gums pulling down, away from teeth
  • Teeth gaps, separation of teeth

 

If you’re still uncertain about whether your child needs a frenectomy, contact Smiles by Hanna in Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Mansoor is happy to meet with parents to discuss any feeding challenges that your baby may be experiencing. Should a frenectomy be the best option, we will schedule the short procedure as quickly as possible.

Contact us today for more information.

Three Reasons to Consider Getting Dental Veneers

Filed under: Veneers — hanna1355 @ 6:21 pm

Dental veneers are cosmetic restorations that are bonded over the front of the teeth in your “smile zone”, changing their appearance. At Smiles by Hanna, we frequently recommend them for instances involving teeth that are:

  • Significantly misshaped or uneven
  • Naturally discolored or have irregular enamel
  • Crooked, misaligned, and gapped

Compared to other common types of aesthetic dentistry, veneers offer a number of advantages to consider.

Fast Results in Less Time

The start-to-finish results of getting dental veneers can be completed in as little as two or three appointments, depending on your situation. Some people even refer to them as “instant braces” because of how quickly veneers make your smile look straighter, whiter, and flawless.

So, what should you expect exactly? After your initial consultation and exam with Dr. Mansoor, we’ll book you for a “prep” visit where we adjust your teeth, take impressions, and send the models of your bite to our lab. There, each of the veneers is made to fit our specifications. We can request everything from the size and shape to the color and hue of your new smile. Depending on the amount of adjustment, Dr. Mansoor may also place a set of temporary veneers over your teeth to minimize discomfort.

About two weeks later, your custom porcelain restorations will be ready to bond in place. Each ceramic shell is carefully placed by Dr. Mansoor. As soon as you glance in the mirror, you’ll have an entirely new smile looking back at you.

In some cases, a separate appointment will be needed for a “try in” or “wax up” where we allow patients with complex cases to preview what their proposed veneers will look like before the permanent ones are made.

Be sure to ask to see our before and after photos to get ideas!

Boost in Self-Confidence

The way we feel about our teeth can drastically impact our private and professional lives. From social interactions at work to posing in portraits with our own family members, hiding your teeth behind a closed-mouth smile keeps our full personalities from shining through. In fact, it can make a bad impression at times. According to a poll done by USA today magazine, 47% of people notice a smile first when they meet someone.

Now, imagine what it would feel like to have teeth you’re proud of showing off. You can smile when you want, laugh in front of friends, and feel confident when it’s time to meet new people. Studies actually show that people who have beautiful teeth tend to smile more, seem happier, have more friends, and even a higher chance of getting job promotions. You can think of your new smile as the perfect accessory you’ll be wearing every day from here on out.

Watch Isabel’s Video Testimonial to learn more about her experience with dental veneers at Smiles By Hanna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xJGolYwmXk

Easy to Finance

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t something that falls under your routine dental benefits, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of reach. We offer easy financing with low monthly payments, so that you can start on your smile makeover whenever you’re ready. It’s a smart investment that you’ll be glad you finally treated yourself to.

In most cases, you can enjoy 0% or low-interest payments when your treatment is paid off within the first 12-18 months!

Book a Consultation to Get Started

Think veneers might be right for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanna Mansoor to find out. We’ll discuss what aspects of your smile you would like to change, the ones you want to enhance, and what type of timeline or budget should be considered. From there, we’ll be able to provide you with all of the answers needed to make an informed decision about your future smile. Call Smiles by Hanna in Gilbert, AZ today to get started!

 

 

Laser Tori Removal

Filed under: Laser Dentistry — hanna1355 @ 6:18 pm

Dr. Hanna Mansoor in Gilbert, Arizona is an expert in laser tori removal. “Tori” or “palatal tori” is the term used to describe the bony growth or extension in the roof of the mouth, or alongside teeth just at the gumlines (making it appear as if the jawbone of gums is growing outward.)

Although tori are not present in the majority of our patients, they do occur frequently enough that it’s essential for Dr. Mansoor to offer supportive services when those growths begin to interfere with everyday life.

Why does Tori Need to be Removed?

Though some tori are very small and never pose an issue. Tori can grow so large that they interfere with common things like eating, talking, or wearing a denture. Depending on how large the torus is, it may even cover the entire roof of your mouth or portions of your teeth, making it impossible to chew certain types of foods. Other times, it can cause food to get trapped under the tori and or cause teeth to move and cause crowding.

Even the smallest tori may make it impossible to wear a “plate” (traditional denture) unless removed.

At Smiles by Hanna, we offer a more comfortable alternative to tori removal than conventional oral surgery. It’s all thanks to advanced laser technology that provides safe, efficient, comfortable results.

Biolase Waterlase Tori Treatment

Instead of relying on traditional surgical methods that involve cutting and painful techniques to manually remove the bony torus, our Gilbert, AZ practice has invested in advanced Biolase Waterlase technology that uses gentle pulses of laser energy to remove tori as comfortably as possible.

Advanced lasers designed for minor oral surgeries are extremely safe and predictable, allowing Dr. Mansoor to remove the bony extension without any vibration or heat. The beam of energy makes it possible to precisely reshape and sculpt the bone, removing the tori and recreating a smoother, flush surface across the roof of the mouth (palate) or along the jaw.

What to Expect

As with any type of oral surgery, you’ll want to plan to have a soft diet the next few days while your mouth recovers. Plan on stocking up on foods such as pudding, gelatin, mashed potatoes, etc. Because the roof of your mouth can be quite sensitive it can be tender for the first few days.

By choosing to have your tori removed with a laser instead of with conventional surgery, you’ll be able to expect a more comfortable procedure.

You can watch Carolyn’s testimonial to learn more about her experience with tori removal with Dr. Hanna Mansoor –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2lzCUfiuLk

What Causes Tori?

There are a number of different theories as to why some people have tori and others do not. Some dentists believe that past trauma to the tooth or genetics has a role to play.

The truth is the tori are interfering with daily habits or posing a risk to your diet, there’s usually not a need to remove them. Once they do interfere and become problematic, it’s essential to find a dentist like Dr. Mansoor who is experienced and comfortable completing such a procedure. All that’s needed is a bit of local numbing medication to keep you comfortable. If you prefer, Dr. Hanna can also discuss sedation options such as oral sedation, or IV sedation.

You’ll Wish You Had Done It Sooner

Removing tori can give you the freedom to eat all of your favorite foods or wear a custom denture more comfortably. Smiles by Hanna is happy to offer this service in our Gilbert, AZ practice. There’s no need to refer you to a specialist or offsite oral surgery center.

Need dentures, but can’t move forward because your dentist says your tori is in the way? Can’t eat comfortably? You feel your teeth are crowding? Contact Smiles by Hanna today to schedule a laser tori removal consultation. We’re happy to accept referrals as well.

Advantages of Today’s Implant Overdentures

Filed under: Dental Implants — hanna1355 @ 6:13 pm

.At Smiles by Hanna, one of the most exciting services that we have to offer our Gilbert patients are dental implants. Dr. Hanna Mansoor places and restores implants in our practice so that you don’t have to be referred elsewhere for treatment.

What do implants have to offer, you ask? Plenty. They’re now considered the standard of care when it comes to long-term tooth replacement. Made from biocompatible materials that set directly inside of your mouth alongside your remaining teeth, implants deliver today’s most advanced form of restorative care. Here are a few reasons to consider getting them:

Implants are Non-Invasive to Other Teeth

A dental implant mimics the structure of your natural teeth. That means when the artificial root (implant) is set into your jaw, it doesn’t require alteration or reshaping of the teeth adjacent to it like a traditional bridge would. This aspect of implants makes them healthier for your smile overall while extending the lifespan of your remaining teeth.

They Last for Life

Implants have an extremely high success rate, close to 98%. When properly maintained and cared for, you can expect your implant to be with you for the rest of your life. This biocompatible design sets directly into the jaw. The deisgn allows the bone to integrate with the surface, fusing it permanently within the mouth.

Replace as Many Teeth as Necessary

You wouldn’t think it’s possible, but we can use as few as four implants to replace all of your teeth at one time. Or, Dr. Mansoor can place an individual implant for single missing teeth. It’s all because implants are extremely durable and capable of withstanding pressure even greater than your natural smile.

To learn more about dental implants in Gilbert, Arizona – watch this video about Brad’s Smiles By Hanna experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD8LYE0niME

 

Some of the types of implant restoration that we offer in our Gilbert, AZ practice include:

Single implants with crowns — The traditional dental implant is predominantly used for replacing individual missing teeth. Once your implant is set into the bone, we allow the site to heal and then place a custom porcelain crown on top. Ultimately, we don’t want anyone to be able to tell the difference between your new “tooth” and the former one!

Pairs of implants with a bridge — In lieu of wearing a removable partial denture, we can use pairs of implants to support multi-tooth bridges. You won’t need an individual implant for each tooth that’s missing! A conventional bridge relies on natural teeth to support it, implant anchored bridges offer an alternative for multiple missing teeth.

Implant supported dentures — A removable overdenture uses 2-4 implants for stabilization, while a permanent hybrid design can use as few as four.

Ask About the Smiles for Vets Program

Did you know that only about 8% of US veterans receive care from the VA system? This statistic is one that has led to many veterans living in pain due to chronic illnesses and infections.

To give back, implant manufacturers like the brand ids is giving back through their “Smiles for Vets Program”. This program provides dentists like Dr. Hanna Mansoor with free implants and healing abutments when provided to a US veteran. Ids has made it possible to eliminate a huge cost factor involved in the implant process. It’s just one way that our Gilbert, AZ practice can help honor and care for those who have protected our country.

Book an Implant Consultation Today

Are you a candidate for dental implants? Today’s technology allows us to provide permanent tooth replacement for more people than ever before. Book a consultation at Smiles by Hanna today to learn more.

Dental Implant Patient Highlight: Chuck

Filed under: Dental Implants — hanna1355 @ 8:33 pm

Many of our patients come to us looking for a dental implant in Arizona because of missing teeth. Losing teeth at any age is never fun. When you lose teeth, you can lose the ability to eat the foods you love, and worse you can lose a bit of your self-confidence. Whether a patient lost their teeth or tooth to a disease or an accident, it’s always going to be very traumatic. Those with missing teeth have to learn how to eat and to watch what you eat, which can be very frustrating when going out to dinner with friends or family. If you are one of the many people who suffer from a missing tooth or teeth, you understand that even just having the confidence to smile can be difficult.

At Smiles By Hanna, we are always sad to hear our patient’s traumatic stories about life with missing teeth or dentures, and how much they miss eating the food they love. We had a long time patient, Chuck, who had come into our office complaining about a missing tooth.

What are dental implants?

Luckily, his daughter was also a patient and had a similar problem. She had to have two teeth pulled and thankfully was able to have them replaced with dental implants.  His daughter talked about how Dr. Hanna Mansoor and her team supported her and explained the procedure to her from start to finish. Chuck’s daughter was extremely happy with how her dental procedure went at our office.

Chuck’s daughter explained to him that not only is Dr. Hanna Mansoor a certified expert in dental implants, but Dr. Hanna and her Smiles By Hanna team put her at ease throughout the whole procedure. Once Chuck heard this, he finally made the appointment and came in for his dental implant consultation.

Before coming to our office, Chuck was nervous about the whole idea of dental implants.  The Smiles By Hanna team explained to Chuck the whole procedure from start to finish, and what dental options were available to him. Dr. Hanna Mansoor explained that natural teeth are composed of two essential parts, the crown which is the white part we see when we smile, and the root, which is below the gum line. Our team also taught him about the wonderful man-made devices that are dental implants and the many options they come in. For instance, there are several different styles of implants, single implant, and all-on-four dentures. Informing him that there are also two different materials, zirconium and titanium.

Dr. Hanna Mansoor explained that dental implants are designed from medical grade titanium that will actually fuse with the living bone cells in his jaw and will help keep his gums healthy over time.  Dental implants are also biocompatible, meaning each offer a high acceptance rate of about 98% with the body.

The Many Benefits of Dental Implants

Chuck had also told us one thing he was extremely sad about was he could no longer eat his beloved steak. The team clarified to Chuck that dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent anchor for replacing teeth. Dr. Hanna Mansoor explained that there are many benefits to having dental implants. They will feel and act just like his regular teeth. Dental implants are comfortable and the entire procedure can be done in one day. With proper care, the best dental implants can even last a lifetime!

When Chuck realized that he could eat his steak and had support from his daughter, he was onboard. Once the procedure was over, Chuck said that the procedure wasn’t that big of a deal and wasn’t painful. Chuck was so happy with the procedure that he will definitely keep coming back to Smiles By Hanna for more procedures. With the single dental implants option, patients are able to eat normally, and smile confidentially because their implants are securely placed! Following his experience at Smiles By Hanna, Chuck said that his single dental implant felt like his actual tooth. He also said that he would absolutely recommend Dr. Hanna Mansoor to his friends and family.

If you are interested in learning more about Chuck’s experience at Smiles By Hanna, watch his video testimonial here: https://youtu.be/9ozKhGL5EWA

Trust Smiles By Hanna

At Smiles By Hanna, we know that any procedure with a dentist can be intimidating. We take the time before to explain what you should expect before, during, and after the implant process. It’s also a simple, comfortable, and an overall life-changing procedure for our patients. They come in wondering if they’ll ever smile again and leave with a sparkling set of new permanent teeth. So, if you are wanting smile again, call and schedule an appointment to today with Dr. Hanna Mansoor and get a beautiful brand new smile that will leave you feeling happy and confident. Don’t wait any longer, schedule an appointment today and get your smile back.

 

Dental Veneer Patient Highlight: Jeffery

Filed under: Dental Implants — hanna1355 @ 8:31 pm

Some people may wonder why a person would consider a dental veneer procedure, but did you know that 80% of people are not satisfied with their smile? Every year people suffer a mouth trauma that left one or more teeth looking discolored, leaving them ashamed of their smile. Most people try to whiten the tooth to get it back to normal, but if the tooth is dead or discolored in a specific way, then you won’t be able to whiten it. A lack of confidence in your smile can leave you feeling down, and not wanting to smile.

At our Smiles By Hanna office in Gilbert, we are always sad to hear our patients do not feel confident or happy with their smile, and explain that all they want is their smile back.  We hear traumatic stories about life events that caused the discoloration or how they don’t like the shape of their teeth.

What are some dental veneer options?

Thankfully there is something you can do to help. At Smiles By Hanna, we offer porcelain veneers to patients who want to feel proud of their smile. We had a patient, Jeffrey, who had come into our office upset about a chipped tooth that he wanted fixed. He had heard about porcelain veneers and was interested in learning more about how it could help fix his smile and his front tooth.

Dental Veneers

First, let’s discuss what dental veneers are. They are almost like a make-over for your teeth. Stains can come from coffee or chipped like in Jeffrey’s case, from a childhood accident.  Porcelain veneers are a quick and painless option if you want to transform your smile in as little as two visits.  Our top-rated dental veneer expert Dr. Hanna Mansoor explains that veneers are made up of thin layers of medical-grade porcelain that are bonded to your teeth.  They look and feel just like your regular teeth, but are made with cutting-edge materials that will resist future staining. Porcelain veneers can help hide any and all stains, even ones that professional grade whitening agents cannot do. They also can conceal or help correct small gaps, chips, or twists in your tooth. Porcelain veneers can even extend the look of your teeth if they are too short.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Dr. Hanna Mansoor explains Porcelain veneers offers many benefits to her patients who want to have a beautiful and confident smile. The first benefit being appearance, when you get your porcelain veneers done by a professional like Dr. Hanna Mansoor, people will not be able to tell the difference, except that you now have a radiant smile. You do not have to wait long, at Smiles By Hanna you can transform your smile in just two visits to her Gilbert office. There is also versatility in having veneers, you can have just one tooth covered, or you can have your whole smile.

The entire process is pain-free because Dr. Hanna Mansoor focuses on only pain-free care for her patients and veneers are a great way to fix flaws without pain. Did we mention that veneers are stain-resistant? Since veneers are made up of cutting-edge materials, they can resist staining from coffee, tea, and other products that may stain. Lastly, the best benefit is that with proper care, they are long-lasting, meaning they can last for ten years or more.

Dental Veneer Experts

Our team at Smiles By Hanna wants to ensure you know what to expect during the procedure. Dr. Hanna Mansoor took the time to explain to Jeffrey each step in the procedure process so that he knew what to expect during his visits. Jeffrey was told that in just two visits he will have a brand-new smile and will be able to enjoy it within a few short weeks.  During his first visit with Dr. Hanna, she asks Jeffrey how he would like to change his smile and his goal for this treatment. She also explained that she needs to ensure that he is an appropriate candidate for veneers by taking a closer look at his teeth and taking a model of his teeth.

Her cutting-edge machine helped her to create a veneer that’s the same thickness and color as his other teeth. Dr. Hanna removed a small piece of enamel to create a solid surface to bond the veneer.

Jeffrey’s Experience at Smiles By Hanna

After the first visit, Jeffrey goes home with a temporary veneer and waited while our Smiles By Hanna team created the perfect permanent porcelain veneer for Jeffrey’s smile. Before removing any enamel, Dr. Hanna wanted to ensure that Jeffrey is not in pain by asking if he would like a local anesthesia during the procedure. Although there is generally no pain during this procedure, Dr. Hanna’s goal is to ensure her patients are always comfortable.

In Jeffrey’s next visit he’ll come back to our Gilbert office, and Dr. Hanna Mansoor will permanently place the porcelain veneer, she will place a desensitizer to help with any cold/ hot sensitivity. Dr. Hanna will make sure they are polished and free of any cement. Dr. Hanna will also check to make sure the bite is perfect and comfortable. She explains to Jeffrey that he may have a slight sensitivity to hot and cold foods and his gums may be a bit sensitive at first. These effects typically only last a few days and are still pain-free. Dental veneers are permanent and you are to care for them just like you would your normal teeth.  They require minimal maintenance and they’ll typically last a lifetime.

Once the veneer is secure, our patients can eat regularly, and smile confidentially with their brand new veneers! Following his experience at Smiles By Hanna, Jeffrey said that his veneers felt like his actual tooth.

If you are interested in learning more about Jeffrey’s experience at Smiles By Hanna, watch his video testimonial here: https://youtu.be/kMmSdWnBJXY

Ready to Smile?

If you’re tired of not smiling because of your teeth, and want to find an affordable solution, then it’s time to call Smiles By Hanna.  Dr. Hanna Mansoor, our Gilbert, AZ dentist, has helped many patients create a movie star look in just two visits! Schedule a consultation today and learn how Smiles By Hanna can transform your smile.

 

FAQ’S On Porcelain Veneers

Filed under: Veneers — hanna1355 @ 8:26 pm

Are you curious about porcelain veneers, but not sure where to start? Dr. Hanna Mansoor in Gilbert is a dental veneer expert, and she’s here to answer your questions! Your smile should always be something that you are proud to show the world on a regular basis. Depending on the severity of your teeth’s issues, Dr. Hanna Mansoor may recommend porcelain veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers are a quick and painless option for those looking to transform their smiles. Think of porcelain veneers as an upgrade or a make-over for your teeth. We are able to make your smile look red carpet ready in as little as two visits to our Gilbert office. Porcelain veneers are an easy way to address a variety of physical and aesthetic problems.

Veneers are made up wafer-thin layers of medical-grade porcelain that are fitted then cemented to the front surface of a tooth. They look and act like regular teeth, except they are made from our cutting-edge materials. Porcelain Veneers can hide any and all stains on your teeth, even those that cannot be removed with professional grade whitening. They can also help correct small chips, gaps, or twists in your smile. They can also lengthen the look of short teeth.

Are there benefits to porcelain veneers?

The short answer is yes, and veneers are an excellent option for people who have cosmetic issues with their teeth.  Other people will not be able to tell the difference between your original teeth, except that you will have a radiant smile.  The procedure for placing veneers is quick at Smiles By Hanna, and smiles are transformed in as little as just two visits to our Gilbert office. Veneers are also very versatile and come in a range of designs to be able to fit your teeth style. Veneers can hide issues ranging from chipped to stained teeth and can cover one tooth or your whole smile.

Since Dr. Hanna Mansoor focuses on pain-free care for all of her patients. The entire veneer procedure is painless and all the while improving your smile.  Did we mention that veneers are also stain-resistant? Because veneers are made cutting-edge materials, veneers combat future staining against coffee, tea, and other staining products. Porcelain Veneers, with proper care, can last over ten to twenty years.

What should I expect during the process?

Our team at Smiles By Hanna wants to ensure you know what to expect during the procedure. Dr. Hanna Mansoor takes the time to explain to patients each step in the procedure process so that they know what to expect during their two visits.  During the patient’s first, visit with Dr. Hanna, she will ask them how they would like to change their smile and what their goal is for treatment. She also explains that she needs to ensure that the patient is an appropriate candidate for veneers by taking a closer look at their tooth or teeth.

After clearing a patient, Dr. Hanna Mansoor will take the next steps in the procedure at her Gilbert Office by creating a model of their teeth.  With her cutting-edge machine, she will be able to create a veneer that’s the same thickness and color as the patient’s other teeth. Next, Dr. Hanna removes small pieces of enamel from each tooth to make room for the porcelain and to create a solid surface to bond the veneers.

Dr. Hanna Mansoor will explain to the patients that the permanent veneers can sometimes take up to two weeks to develop, but the wait is worth it! Once our team has created the porcelain veneers, the patient will visit our Gilbert office again to have the veneers placed. This second visit is quick and painless, but it’s exciting since Dr. Hanna Mansoor will be putting your permanent porcelain veneers by bonding them to your natural teeth.

The Smiles By Hanna team works with each of our patients to ensure satisfaction before they leave our office. Care for dental veneers is just like caring for regular teeth, and flossing and brushing is a must. If you know you have a habit of grinding your teeth regularly, then we would recommend that you wear a mouth guard at night to help preserve your veneers. Once the veneer is secure, our patients can eat regularly, and smile confidentially with their brand new veneers!

Will the veneer procedure hurt?

At Smiles by Hanna, our number one priority is to ensure that all dental work done at our office is done with as little discomfort as possible. We want our patients to feel happy about visiting Dr. Hanna, which is why we take extra care to reduce pain wherever we can.

To ensure you have absolutely no pain during the procedure, Dr. Hanna will ask if you would like any local anesthesia before your enamel is removed.

Dr. Hanna explains to all of her patients that they may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Patients gums may also be a bit swollen as well.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

If you are not happy with your teeth because of staining or small cosmetic issues, you may be a perfect candidate for dental veneers.  You must have healthy teeth and gums before any cosmetic procedure is performed.  If you are a patient that suffers from tooth decay, gum disease, or an infection, Dr. Hanna would have to treat these underlying conditions before considering porcelain veneers.

If you tend to chew or grind your teeth, you may risk chipping or damaging your veneers. Dr. Hanna may suggest you wear a mouth guard at night to help preserve your teeth and veneers. Porcelain Veneers are a permanent solution since a portion of enamel is shaved down to make room for your new veneer.

To be considered a candidate for porcelain veneers, we would recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Hanna Mansoor at her Gilbert office so that she can take a closer look at your teeth and their overall health.

Where can I get affordable dental veneers in Gilbert, AZ?

If you’re ready to take the next step in transforming your smile, then it’s time to call Dr. Hanna at Smiles By Hanna and schedule a consultation at her Gilbert office. Dr. Hanna is an expert when it comes to smile design and cosmetic dentistry. She and her Smiles By Hanna team use cutting technology and work with patients from all over the valley. You’ll be happy you made the call to transform your smile!

Who Is Gilbert Dentist Dr. Mansoor

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Meet Gilbert Dentist Dr. Hanna

Are you looking for a new Gilbert dentist? Do you know who Dr. Hanna Mansoor is? If you don’t know who she is, then your teeth and oral hygiene are not where they need to be! Dr. Hanna is a dentist in the beautiful state of Arizona. She owns and practices several types of dentistry out of her Smiles By Hanna office in Gilbert.  She specializes in cosmetic dentistry and is certified and highly experienced with dental implants, laser dentistry, Invisalign technology and so much more!

Dr. Hanna Mansoor has always loved helping people and making people smile. So it is no surprise to learn that from the age of 14, Dr. Hanna Mansoor knew she wanted to be a dentist. She started her career in dentistry as a dental hygienist, learning the ins and outs of dentistry. Her experience as a dental hygienist taught her the importance of connecting with her patients. From there, she worked hard and graduated from Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Dental Experience You Can Trust

Dr. Hanna is a member of several dental associations:

•    American Dental Association

•    Arizona Dental Association

•    Fellow of Academy of General Dentistry

•    Fellow of International Congress of Implantology

•    Pierre Fauchard Academy

 

Dental Certifications

Since Dr. Hanna is always looking for ways to make her patients feel comfortable, she invested time and money into learning about Waterlase technology. Waterlase is state of the art laser that relies on water and light to thoroughly eradicate areas with infection, that is minimally invasive and virtually painless. With Waterlase, Dr. Hanna is given the ability of versatility in cavity preparation, root canal therapy, and even cosmetic concerns. She is also able to perform Hemangioma and tori removal, as well as treat frenum abnormalities without the need of anesthesia.

Most people when they think of orthodontic care, they think metal brackets and a mouth full of metal. Thankfully Dr. Hanna Mansoor and her team understand how important your smile is and how having braces isn’t always the best option, that’s why her office offers Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional braces. Dr. Hanna Mansoor uses specialized software to create a detailed impression of your teeth and create an ideal plan for correcting their alignment. Another reason Dr. Hanna Mansoor loves to use Invisalign is that they are removable and you won’t have to make any changes to your diet! Best of all, you can still smile, and most treatments are completed in 8-18 months.

Options For Every Smile

Dr. Hanna Mansoor knows not all smiles can be fixed with laser or Invisalign, and she understands that dental implants might be a better option for some patients. Dental implants lead to truly transformative effects for her patients that are missing one or more teeth. They look and act just like regular teeth, meaning you can eat and drink normally, all without worry of break down. Even better, is that if you are a candidate for dental implants, you can be giving your oral health an extra boost of support. Dental implants are designed to fit perfectly in your mouth, under your gum line and will stimulate the jawbone. That stimulation is what keeps your jaw and gums healthy over time.

Dr. Hanna and her team more than anything want you to leave their office feeling confident and happy with your smile. Interested in learning more about dental implants? Visit our dental implants page on our Smiles By Hanna page.

Top-Rated Gilbert Dentist

Many of Dr. Hanna Mansoor’s patients tell her they’ve always had a fear of going to the dentist, but thanks to her and the Smiles By Hanna team, many patients have been cured of their fear. Several of her patients say they come back for the friendly atmosphere and because they feel like they are a part of the family.  Patients of Smiles By Hanna say they recommend Dr. Hanna Mansoor because of her friendly staff who work tirelessly to make them feel comfortable. Other patients come to Smiles by Hanna because Dr. Hanna is an expert in rare treatments and is able to meet their dentistry needs. This top Gilbert dentist ensures that she and her team stay up to date with the latest dental technology and trends so that her patients know that they are receiving the top of the line care.

At Smiles By Hanna, Dr. Hanna Mansoor understands how seeing a dentist can be nerve-racking, so she encourages all of her patients to ask questions and to tell her their concerns.  She enjoys educating people on dentistry and assuring her patients get answers that are honest and compassionate. Dr. Hanna Mansoor often has new patients come in who don’t want to smile out of embarrassment of their teeth, and that makes her sad. Thankfully with her expertise in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry, she can give her patients a smile they have always dreamed about. Nothing feels better to Dr. Hanna and her team than to see a patient beaming when leaving the office.

So, if you’re ready to have a dentist and staff that will work with you and will do whatever it takes to have you smiling, then look no further than Smiles By Hanna and Dr. Hanna Mansoor. Schedule an appointment today and learn more about how Smile By Hanna will make you smile.

Ready To Meet Dr. Hanna?

Does Dr. Hanna do anything else but make patients smile? Yes, granted her favorite thing is to make patients smile with her expertise in dentistry. When Dr. Hanna Mansoor is not working on patients smiles, you can find her practicing her painting and photography skills, as well as spending quality time with her loving family. But her passion lies in being a top Gilbert dentist and goals are to see everyone smile, especially her patients.

Patient Highlights: Kelsey’s Dental Implants

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Dental Implants in Gilbert

Did you know that losing one or more teeth can happen at any age? You can lose teeth for multiple reasons. Reasons for tooth loss might include poor oral health, severe decay, periodontal disease, or even an impact accident. And, unless you’re five years old, missing teeth can affect your overall self-esteem and confidence. Thankfully there are multiple solutions, depending on the condition of your gums and jawbone that can solve your missing teeth issue, and improve the appearance of your smile.

The one that Dr. Hanna Mansoor finds to be the best solution and most hassle-free for patients is dental implants placement. And as Dr. Hanna Mansoor will tell you, when it comes to dental implants, there are very few restrictions. She also understands the importance of one’s smile and sees patients of all ages coming into her Gilbert office wanting to know what they can do to fix their smile.

Dental Implant Expert 

First and foremost, Dr. Hanna Mansoor is an expert when it comes to dental implants, and during a consultation, she will be able to assess if you are a candidate for dental implants. She will evaluate your gums and see if you have adequate bone to support an implant. Also depending on whether or not you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth will depend on what type of candidate you are. There are multiple options when it comes to dental implants, ranging from a single implant treatment to all on four implants. All on four dental implants are also known as a bridge.

Dr. Hanna Mansoor and her team will clearly explain the whole procedure from start to finish. They are happy to answer any and all questions you may have about the procedure. The goal at Smiles By Hanna is to leave you feeling comfortable and thrilled with your results.

What Are Dental Implants?

If you’re not familiar with dental implants, you might be wondering exactly what they are and they might even seem a little bit intimidating to you. Don’t worry! The thought of dental implants can often be scarier than the process itself. Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath the gum line, from there depending on the dental implant you can have a crown or a bridge anchored into that area. If you have a single tooth replacement, the crown can be custom-made zirconium crown to match the rest of your teeth.  Every dental implant is designed with a state-of-the-art CT Scanner for a perfect fit.

Another significant benefit of dental implants is that they do not come loose like regular dentures, and they feel and act just like regular teeth, which means you can go back to eating the foods you enjoy without any worry. Dental implants are also beneficial to oral health since they do not get anchored to teeth or your gum, like dentures. Since they are placed below the gum line, a dental implant can stimulate the jawbone which is what keeps the jaw and the gums healthy over time.

 Top-Rated Restorative Dentistry You Can Trust

Once Dr. Hanna Mansoor has evaluated and cleared you for implants, we recommend watching some of our patient video testimonials. For example, Kelsey is a patient that came into our office needing to have a third single tooth implant placed. Kelsey had had two prior implants placed at a different dental office, so she wasn’t new to the dental implant procedure. After her initial consultation with Dr. Hanna, Kelsey scheduled her appointment to have her single dental implant placed. She was comfortable the whole time and that the procedure was painless and quicker than she expected it to be.

In the end, Kelsey was happy that she decided to come to Smiles by Hanna for her dental implant. If you are interested in learning more about Kelsey’s experience at Smiles By Hanna, watch her video testimonial here: https://youtu.be/6Koq4WVawgU

 Curious to Learn More?

To learn more about dental implants, we recommend setting up a consultation with Dr. Hanna Mansoor at Smiles by Hanna in Gilbert, Arizona. At this consult, you can discuss what type of implant would work best for you.  Our Smiles By Hanna staff is happy to answer any questions you might have and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. We are grateful to patients like Kelsey, who are willing to share their experiences and their testimonials with our Smiles By Hanna team. Thank you!

 

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