My smile is missing teeth. What are my options?
You'll need to first schedule a consultation with Dr. Hazan. He can assess your oral health and discuss options for replacement teeth. In general, you can choose from crown and bridgework, partial or full dentures, or dental implants. As the most natural prosthetic to natural tooth structure, a dental implant offers the most long-lasting, comfortable, natural-looking choice.
What is an implant and how long do they last?
Implant restorations are a safe alternative to bridges, partials, or full dentures. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. As your implant dentist, Dr. Hazan will secure the implant, and then attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile. The life of the implant depends on your age, oral status, and personal hygiene. With proper maintenance, they last most people a lifetime.
What are the benefits of a digital X-ray over traditional radiographs?
Digital X-rays offer unparalleled benefits over traditional radiographs: they’re convenient, safe for the environment, provide a great opportunity for patient education, can be transferred and copied accurately, and best of all, they’re safer for our patients. Digital X-rays emit about 80-percent less radiation than traditional methods.
Does your office use lasers?
We use many kinds of lasers for precise, comfortable dentistry…
Our soft-tissue laser allows us to treat gum disease, perform crown lengthening, harvest and place gum grafts, reduce gum tissue for esthetics, and do biopsies. You will need no stitches after laser surgery, and bleeding is minimal. Most patients recover more quickly after laser surgery than they do following traditional surgery.
Our hard tissue laser removes decay, replacing the traditional dental drill. We can also do bone grafts with this laser.
How can I improve my smile?
That sounds like an easy question to answer, but it isn't! Your smile is unique, and we won't compromise your individuality with smile enhancements. Smile design dentistry done right requires an initial consultation in which we will discuss your goals, preferences, and options for care. Generally speaking, we may suggest porcelain veneers or CEREC crowns, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and/or replacement teeth. Orthodontics may also be involved. After your comprehensive evaluation and consultation, we'll present a smile makeover plan for your new smile. We offer digital imaging for smile previews, as well.
Will you care for my entire family?
Absolutely. We enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. If we find that your child – or you, for that matter – would benefit from seeing a specialist, we'll refer to a trusted colleague. Some children deal with dental appointments better at a pedodontist's office, that's what a children's dentist is called. We also refer patients who have extensive dental problems, like advanced periodontitis or problematic root canals, to specialist for optimal care. As a general dentist office, our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.
I avoid dental visits because of anxiety…is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress. With oral conscious sedation, we can help you gain full peace of mind and body so that you can receive the dental work you need – and deserve. Dr. Hazan also offers in-hospital IV sedation for patients who prefer a deeper level of sedation. He’ll discuss your options and help you choose the method that’s right for you.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Dental care can get expensive, so we help patients maximize their insurance benefits. Our practice is in-network with several companies, and we file as an out-of-network provider with many others. As a courtesy, we will file claims electronically and accept assignment of benefits. Your co-pay or deductible is due at the time of service. Please call our office with any questions.
What payment methods do you accept, and what are your financing options?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and major credit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Third-party financing is available through CareCredit for qualified applicants.
What if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
Please call (407) 234-4412, our emergency hotline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients in Orlando. Dr. Hazan works in tandem with several qualified, emergency dentists who are available exclusively to handle your emergency.