Healthy Smiles

Healthy Smiles

Adult & Children Dentist

  • EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE

    If you need a doctor urgently outside of Healthy Smiles opening hours, call (860) 595-3903 for emergency service.
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  • FULL SERVICE DENTISTRY

    We do everything from Dental Implants, Orthodontic Care - Invisalign, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canal Treatment, Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Fillings, Dentures and Preventative Dental Care all at one place.
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  • OPENING HOURS

    • Monday - Friday
      10 am - 7 pm
    • Saturday
      9 am- 3 pm
    • Sunday
      Closed

Meet The Dentist

Utsav Desai
Dr. Utsav Desai has earned Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Boston University. He continues to expand his knowledge of dentistry through annual continuing education. He has attended many continuing education courses after graduating including courses on Root Canal Treatment, Implant Placement & Restoration, Cosmetic Dentistry. read more

About Us

Our office is located conveniently on Franklin Ave in Hartford CT. We proudly serve residents of Hartford, East Hartford, Wethersfield, West Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor, Newington Windsor and surrounding areas.
We offer almost all Dental Services including Dental ImplantsRoot Canal TreatmentDental Bonding,  Dental Veneers, Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Dentures, Extractions, etc.

At Healthy Smiles, our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, adults, and seniors by offering the highest-quality and affordable dental care. We offer comprehensive dental treatment and our staff will ensure your visit is comfortable and pain-free as possible. At Healthy Smiles, we do everything possible to make dental visits pleasant and positive experience for our patients. read more

Why Choose Us?

  • Full Range Of Dental Services

    We offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry and we utilize the most advanced materials and techniques in the dental field today. Our office is dedicated to providing high-quality dental care in our state of the art dental office.

  • Major Dental Insurances Accepted

    We are a preferred provider for the following insurance carriers – Anthem, Ameritas Aetna, Cigna, Connection Dental, Dentegra, Dentemax, Guardian, Humana, Metlife, Principal, United Concordia and United Healthcare, to mention a few.

  • Painless Dental Treatment

    Our staff will ensure your visit is comfortable and pain-free as possible. We use the latest technology in dentistry and practice full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry. We do everything possible to make dental visits pleasant and positive experience for our patients.

  • Dental Treatment Payment Options

    It is our mission at Healthy Smiles to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! Also, Healthy Smiles offers a variety of payment options to assist you to pay for your dental needs.

  • Walkins Welcome

    Healthy Smiles is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. We welcome Walk-ins and dental emergencies and we strive to make our patients comfortable with their dental appointment.

  • Dentist Near Me

    For people looking for a dentist near me, Healthy Smiles is conveniently located at 368 Franklin Ave in the South End neighborhood of Hartford. Our office is located across from Andreas Restaurant and next to Re/Max.

  • Emergency Dentist Services in Hartford

    Our office offers quality and affordable emergency dental services to the people of Hartford, Wethersfield, Newington, West Hartford, East Hartford, Manchester, South Windsor and Windsor.

Dental Care Services

What is Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an ideal dental treatment for people that are looking to replace one or more missing teeth as a result of decay, gum disease or injury.

Benefits of Dental Implants

While dental implants are typically more expensive, they resemble tooth form and have more success rate than any other treatment options. Implants don’t take support from the neighboring teeth for support like Dental Bridge do. Implants don’t get decay or periodontal disease. Implants generally last 10-20 years. read more

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a treatment of tooth in which pulp (nerve) is removed from the tooth and filled with root canal filling. It is also referred to as endodontic therapy. Regular checkup and dental cleaning can avoid root canal treatment by early detection of caries. When the cavity is allowed to grow in enamel (first layer) and dentin (second layer) to reach all the way to the pulp ( third layer), root canal treatment is necessary.  When the cavity reaches pulp, bacteria from the cavity infects the pulp. The pulp has nerve and blood vessels which undergoes series of changes during infection and at the end, the pulp becomes dead tissue. The dead tissue, in turn, infects the surrounding bone and tissue spaces.
In few cases, trauma to the tooth can cause damage to the nerve and will need root canal therapy also.

Why you need Root Canal Treatment?

Once the pulp is infected, the pulp becomes necrotic tissue (dead tissue). Pulp doesn’t regenerate back like the body does. This necrotic tissue can affect surrounding tissue like bone and tissue spaces leading to swelling, pain, redness, fever, loss of function like limited mouth opening or pain on chewing. The bacteria from the pulp can enter blood vessels and lead to infection elsewhere in the body. read more

Invisalign

Healthy Smiles offer free Invisalign consultation for patients of Hartford and surrounding area.

Invisalign is the best treatment for you if you have mild to moderate malocclusion problem. The treatment involves wearing invisible aligners which fit snugly to your teeth. The clear aligners can move teeth vertically, horizontally or rotation. Invisalign clear aligners are worn on your teeth for 23 hours a day for the period of 6-12 months. The clear aligners are changed every week and a doctor visit is necessary every 6 weeks to monitor changes in the bite.

What type of malocclusion problems can be treated with Invisalign?

Crowding of teeth

Gaps between the teeth

Crossbite

Overbite

Open bite

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What is Porcelain Dental Veneer?

Porcelain Veneer is a thin sheet of tooth-colored porcelain which is cemented to the outer visible portion of the tooth. Porcelain Veneers give the best result if you are looking to do smile makeover. Dental Veneers are done on the upper front teeth which are visible during talking and smiling. The Veneers are done on the front six to ten teeth on the upper arch depending upon the teeth shown during smiling.

When Do You Need Porcelain Dental Veneers?

Cracked or fractured teeth

A gap between your teeth

Uneven edges

Internal Stains

Discoloration of teeth – yellow teeth

Small teeth

Malaligned teeth – crooked teeth

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What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding involves using composite resin filling material on the front of the tooth to repair chipped, decayed tooth, mask stains or discoloration, or fill gaps between teeth. Dental Bonding is done on the outer surface of the tooth where you smile. Tooth color is also matched during dental bonding and in certain cases, a whiter color is chosen to whiten up the smile. Dental bonding is also done a few times to cover the root surfaces with gum recession.

When do you need Dental Bonding?

Decayed tooth

Malaligned teeth

Close gaps between the teeth

Discolored teeth – yellow teeth

Internal teeth stains

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What is a Dental Bridge?

If one or more teeth are missing, a dental bridge is an excellent and fast method to fill the space. When a tooth is missing, a dental bridge is fabricated by preparing teeth on the side of the missing tooth. This is followed by an impression of the space with the prepared teeth. A dental bridge is fabricated in the dental laboratory and then is cemented in the dental office. It can last from15-20 years and is an excellent option for replacing teeth. A dental bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. read more

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is used to enhance and restore teeth that are fractured or decayed. Further, a dental crown goes entirely over the damaged tooth to cover and protect from further damage. Finally, a dental crown can dramatically improve a tooth’s shape, contour, contacts, orientation, and alignment.

When is Dental Crown needed?

Sometimes a fracture or decay to the tooth is so large that it will weaken the tooth and a filling will not be an adequate treatment. To prevent further deterioration of the tooth, a crown is necessary. A dental crown will make the tooth whole again.

When is Dental Crown recommended?

Severe Decay

Fractured tooth

Cracked tooth syndrome

Root canal treated tooth

Replacing large restorations to produce proper contour and contacts between teeth

Close gap between teeth

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Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning is cleaning done on your teeth by a dental hygienist or a dentist every six months to maintain your teeth healthy and beautiful. A dental cleaning appointment should take between 30 to 45 minutes. Cleaning not only cleans plaque and calculus from your teeth but also helps cardiovascular and general health. Dental cleaning appointment includes scaling and polishing. At the end of the appointment fluoride varnish or gel may be applied to the teeth to relieve sensitiveness and prevent caries.

Scaling

Scaling is the process of using hand scaler, ultrasonic scaler or piezo scaler to remove plaque and calculus from all tooth surfaces.

Scaling Procedure

Dental professionals can perform scaling by hand or with electric scalers. New technology allows them to do the more efficient cleaning with piezo or ultrasonic scalers. Piezo scalers allow more comfortable cleanings with less pain. For best results, both electric and manual scaling method can be used to perform more thorough dental cleanings. read more

Tooth Extraction

Good oral hygiene is necessary to maintain a healthy smile. Loss of a single tooth can significantly have a major impact on the oral health. Although dentists will use every method to prevent any tooth loss, there are times when a tooth needs to be extracted.

 

Why do teeth need Extraction?

Severe decay

Severe Gum Disease

Tooth Abscess

Orthodontic Extractions

Rotated Teeth or Teeth Positioned Out Of The Arch

Fractured Teeth

Wisdom Teeth

Dental Emergency In Hartford

Tooth Abcess
Healthy smiles offer same day appointments for patients with the dental emergency. Your dental emergency will be treated same day with effective dental treatment relieving pain and restore teeth to the healthy state.

Whether you have broken tooth, fractured tooth, decayed tooth, sensitive teeth, swollen face, or trauma, we can help you with same day treatment.

Call us and our dentist should be able to help you with same day emergency dental care!

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    Dentist Near Me In Hartford

      There are numerous searches for a dentist near me in Hartford every week. Healthy Smiles is local general dentist near you in Hartford. Healthy Smiles is located conveniently at 368 Franklin Ave, Hartford Connecticut. Local bus transportation – bus#47 is available as a mode of access to our dental office. Street parking and on-siteRead more

  • Dental bridge in Hartford CT

    Dental bridge in Hartford CT

    A missing tooth or multiple teeth can affect personal and professional life. A dental bridge is the fastest way of replacing a missing tooth. The most dental bridge can take one to three visits. The benefit of Dental Bridge A dental bridge takes the support of neighboring teeth to replace a missing tooth. A dentalRead more