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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ

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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

Composite Dental Bonding
Prescott Valley, AZ

Woman and man with great smiles thanks to dental bonding at Bradshaw Family Dental in Prescott Valley, AZOne of the most popular fixes to minor dental issues which require some type of cosmetic improvement is bonding. As some treatment techniques come and go, bonding has continued to improve and become more efficient, making it one of the most common solutions for dental problems. Here at Bradshaw Family Dental, we pride ourselves on serving every need of every dental patient. Bonding has long been used as a way to fill cavities and still serves in that function today, among many others.

Dental bonding is the process of repairing cracks, chips, or broken teeth, enabling them to regain their original look. The dentist chooses a resin that matches the color of your tooth on the gap and then hardens it with light, restoring your smile. You require a specialist to undertake the bonding process, and that is why at our dental clinic you meet only the best. You can visit us at Bradshaw Family Dental any time for fulfilling the results.

What Does Dental Bonding Consist Of?

Bonding is made up of a resin material which can be colored to share the appearance of the rest of the tooth. When it is applied to the tooth it hardens and secures itself to that tooth, creating a functional and aesthetic dental appliance to help repair damage or decay. It is a cost effective and relatively quick solution to a problem that will continue to get worse if left unaddressed.

Who Should Undergo Dental Bonding?

Anyone who is in search of a reliable fix to a tooth or a couple of teeth that are in need of certain types of repair and enhancement may be able to benefit from a bonding procedure. This is especially true if they are looking for a quality treatment for a reasonable financial expense. As far as the types of dental conditions that may be helped by bonding, that list is lengthy.

This technique has helped patients who suffer from tooth decay, cracked or chipped teeth, spaces and gaps, length and shape issues, discolored appearance and many other conditions. It is not intended to be a solution to serious dental problems or teeth that are broken at or ruptured in the gumline. It is simply meant to offer a quality and reliable restorative and cosmetic dental appliance to improve function and appearance.

A dental bonding procedure is a personal decision, where one seeks medication for the process. If you find your smile unappealing or requires an uplifting, you are an eligible candidate for the process. Both adults and kids can have the dental bonding procedure to restore their smiles. The elderly also seek dental bonding services. Kids tend to identify themselves as they grow, and cracks or chipping on their teeth might be disturbing. The process will help them gain more confidence since it helps restore their smile.

Why Choose Dental Bonding?

There are many reasons why you should choose dental bonding for your teeth. It helps in restoring decays, cracks, and chips on the teeth. Dental bonding closes the gap between teeth to restore the confidence to smile, and protects the teeth's root from exposure. The process also improves your appearance by giving the teeth a longer look, enhancing a better tooth shape, and improving their color as well. Bonding is therefore crucial in restoring confidence through creating a new smile.

What Happens During the Bonding Process?

The process itself is really quite simple. It is quick and not painful, raising no point of concern. There is not much required in the way of preparation for the tooth. Anesthesia is rarely required unless there is an issue which requires a little more specialized and focused attention. Some instances would be when the chip or crack is close to a nerve, drilling is needed to reshape the tooth, or some other reason.

During the visit, the dentist will choose the composite resin that matches your tooth color with the help of their chart. In preparation for the actual bonding part of the process, the dentist will roughen the surface of the tooth where the bonding is being applied, a conditioning solution will be applied to your teeth, and the bonding material will be placed on and custom molded for your appearance and function.

How to Care for the Teeth After the Bonding Process

The teeth do not require other forms of extra care, as you only need to observe your regular oral hygiene routine. It should concern you if there is pain, chipping on the bonding, or sharp edges, as it might indicate a possible problem. You should also avoid biting hard objects with it or opening bottles as it might pose a risk. The oral hygiene practices to follow include brushing twice a day, flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and observing your regular dental appointments for checkups and cleanings.

Simple and Least Costly Option in Prescott Valley

For many patients, price is a factor in their decision-making process as far as what procedures they choose to have. More expensive alternatives such as dental crowns, bridges, and veneers certainly have their advantages, but for the difference in cost, bonding can provide so many benefits while still being affordable even without insurance in many cases.

Considering the fact that when problems like these get ignored, they only become more expensive, taking the best option available to reduce future costs is another way the patient saves money.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

You might be wondering if the bonding on your teeth will last forever. It is essential to note that your oral hygiene habits determine the bonding’s lifespan. The quality of the bonding work also determines its durability, and that is why it is advisable to seek professional dentists. In general, you will likely require a replacement or retouch after about three to 10 years depending on the mentioned factors.

Contact Us for Composite Bonding in Prescott Valley, AZ

We are a professional team of dentists at Bradshaw Family Dental, open to serving you all the time around Prescott Valley and our other locations. You can reach us at (928) 277-0076, for any inquiries and dental procedures. Bonding might just be the dental cosmetic procedure that you have been thinking about having performed. If you feel that you would like to learn more, please feel free to give us a call by dialing (928) 277-0076.

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