Your permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but a lot can happen to them over the span of many decades. When you think about the fact that your first adult tooth came in around the time you were six, it’s easier to understand why you may be dealing with chipped, stained or even missing teeth that make you want to hide your smile. Fortunately, you…
Being a dentist is something I truly enjoy - it's rewarding to work with our patients, developing long term relationships and now seeing the children of kids we treated years ago.Read More
It's a pleasure working here at Shumway Dental Care. I treat each patient the way I would want to be treated and take pride in providing excellent dentistry for our patients.Read More
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At Shumway Dental Care we are passionate in providing dental services that relieve pain, improve overall dental and medical health, enhance one’s self-esteem, and even save lives, in a state-of-the-art, family-friendly environment.
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Chandler, Gilbert and Sun Lakes AZ
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Even if you have taken good care of your teeth, dentures often eventually become necessary. There are many benefits to dentures - a bright smile, clearer speech and restored facial appearance. Partials will prevent remaining teeth from shifting and causing more problems. Let's discuss your options.Read More
Dental implants are a great solution when you want more natural looking teeth and don't want to deal with removable dentures. The process is straight-forward and the results long-lasting. You'll be able to enjoy food more since you'll be able to chew as normally as you did with the teeth your were born with.Read More
Are you experiencing sudden dental pain? Call our office and we'll work you in as soon as possible. No one should have to suffer for days or even overnight waiting to see a dentist. Some conditions can become very serious in a short period of time, so don't wait - call now! We're here for you.Read More
Our Chandler dentist office offers general dentistry as well as cosmetic and restorative dental work.
Don't want to wear dentures? Implants are the perfect solution.
If you want to have teeth that are as natural as possible, then implants are an option compared to dentures. They look and feel like natural teeth, allowing you to brush them like normal and eat many of the foods that you enjoy. They are also often used instead of bridges since they can replace missing teeth without affecting neighboring natural teeth. With proper care, implants can last 10 years or more.
Are your teeth yellowed, stained or crooked? Do they have gaps?
Lumineers may be your answer. They are ultra-thin veneers placed directly over your teeth and they are proven to last for at least 20 years. No shots, no grinding – pain free! While traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the grinding down of your original tooth structure, Lumineers are so thin that little to no tooth reduction is necessary. The process involves just two painless dental appointments.
Hiding your smile because of crooked teeth?
Invisalign takes teeth-straightening to a whole new level. These custom-made aligners are smooth and comfortable. What’s more, they are easy to remove for cleaning. Invisalign creates little impact on your daily life. In fact, you can wear them up to 22 hours a day. Our dentists are accredited – equipped and trained to evaluate what needs to be done to bring out the best of your smile using this dental product.
Afraid to go to the dentist? We cater to cowards!
Don’t feel bad if you fear going to the dentist – you have plenty of company, with about 50% of all Americans feeling the same way you do. We want to assure you that we understand your fear and will help you have a comfortable, easy visit. We offer anxiety-free sedation dentistry procedures – call our office and we'll explain how our experienced dentists and warm, supportive staff will make your visit a pleasant experience.
Hate using a CPAP ? Is snoring keeping your spouse awake?
Oral appliance therapy is an alternative to the CPAP to get a good night’s rest with no snoring, interrupted breathing, or airway blockage. Because this disorder can decrease the blood oxygen levels, sleep apnea is a potentially fatal and life-threatening condition. Dr. Andy and Dr. Joel have received specialized training in oral appliance therapy, and can custom fit an appliance for you.
Experiencing sharp pains in your jaw, clicking or ear pain?
Discomfort, sharp pains, and ear pain are common signs of a dysfunctional TMJ. The sensation may be temporary, can last for months or years or can be recurring. It can affect either or both jaws. There is no reason to continue suffering - there are a number of treatments available to manage your pain. Call our office so we can do a thorough examination and determine the best plan of action.
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For years, dentures have been the usual replacement for missing teeth. However, as dentistry has evolved, new techniques have been developed to help patients receive optimum dental care. One major upgrade in oral health is the use of dental implants. They are a much better tooth replacement option compared to dentures and offer better results. What are…
Our Day of Giving Back was a Great Success! We were very happy to be able to help many people who badly needed dental care but could not afford it. …
If you have dental needs but no insurance and without means to pay, we are here to help you. On November 16 we are offering a free dental service - cleaning, extraction or filling. All ages are welcome. First come, first served - so get here early!
Informed Consent – Is it Required for Dental Procedures? Before undergoing a certain dental procedure, your dentist will inform you regarding the process involved, the advantages, disadvantages, the risks and alternative treatments. Informed Consent is a document detailing the information mentioned and the patient signs it before the procedure. All states…
There are Solutions to Correct an Underbite … It's a proven fact that people can be extremely self-conscious if their teeth aren't "normal" according to society's rules, reports the New York Times. Our appearance means a great deal to us. And a smile is a huge part of your overall look. If you suffer from an underbite, you may be concerned about your facial…
A missing tooth can occur for a variety of reasons. While severe tooth decay and gum disease are common causes of tooth extractions, you may also lose a tooth as the result of an injury. In rare instances, some people are born without one or more permanent teeth. This causes a gap to form in the place after a baby tooth falls out. Whatever the cause may be…
A dental hygienist is one of the first people you see when visiting the dentist. He or she may conduct procedures such as taking x-rays before the dentist comes in the room. While dental hygienists are often known for their calm mannerism and ability to hold a conversation while cleaning teeth, the truth is that they are highly educated in oral health care.
… Your tooth enamel is made up of minerals such as calcium and phosphate that help it to stay strong. Unfortunately, your mouth is constantly exposed to materials and activities that cause your teeth to demineralize, which is a common culprit behind frequent cavities. The good news is that you can use these effective strategies to remineralize teeth so…
The purpose of a dental implant procedure is to replace missing or damaged teeth with one or more natural looking artificial teeth. Dental implant surgery is completed in several stages. • The first step is a detailed consultation with your dentist. • The damaged tooth or teeth are extracted. • A bone graft operation may be needed to strengthen the jawbone.
Dental Emergencies … If you are experiencing severe pain, a broken or chipped tooth, or any other dental emergency, call our office right away so we can work you in as soon as possible. *If it is after hours you will be given a phone number to call to reach one of our dentists.* … We are ready and willing to handle emergency problems - even if you are not…
If you have toddlers in your family, then it’s important to get them excited about caring for their teeth. Children's dental care, when started early and made enjoyable, will set them up for a lifetime of good dental habits. You can help a toddler to enjoy the process by providing an assortment of fun activities. They'll get more excited about brushing…
What Causes Yellow Teeth? Bright, white teeth are associated with youthfulness and beauty. Unfortunately, your teeth are exposed to many different stain-causing agents throughout your life that can detract from the beauty of your smile and cause yellow teeth. Teeth Yellowing … Yellow teeth are a common complaint that patients bring to their dental…
Charcoal-based products for the teeth are extremely popular right now, but you may wonder if the items really clean and whiten your teeth. While shopping in a drugstore, you might notice several types of toothpastes that contain charcoal ingredients. Some types of this type of toothpastes are in a traditional tube while other brands are in jars. Powdered or…