Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At The Reno Dentist we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day.
Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve:
Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant
Solution: Bone Grafting
Dental implant are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. But before you can get one, you need to have enough healthy bone to support it. Bone grafting is a fairly simply procedure to promote the growth of new bone.
Tough Problem 2: Tooth Damage or Loss
Solution: Restorative Dentistry
We can address multiple issues by restoring your teeth and mouth to a functional, and even an aesthetic state. It might involve filling cavities, restoring or replacing missing teeth, or repairing damage with a crown. Our goal is twofold: restoring your natural smile, and preventing future dental health problems.
At The Reno Dentist there is always hope for your smile! People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City come to us for dental implants and other restorative dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
A mouth full of unattractive teeth can distract from anyone’s appearance. But a spotlight-ready smile, like what you can get with cosmetic dentistry from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, can bring you increased satisfaction and confidence in your social interactions.
Cosmetic dentistry is that branch of dental science that creates positive changes to your teeth and your smile. We believe that cosmetic dentistry should enhance the overall dental health of our patients.
Some of the most popular procedures include:
Porcelain veneers. Veneers are paper-thin shells of durable material (ceramic, porcelain, or composite resin) bonded to the teeth to provide strength and add beauty to any smile.
Dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that are implanted into the jaw, where they act as replacement roots to missing teeth. One implant can support an artificial tooth, while a group can support dentures.
Teeth whitening. Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? Professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile far better than any product you’ll find at the store, giving you a brilliant smile.
These are just some of the cosmetic dentistry procedures at The Reno Dentist in Reno NV that transform smiles every day. Patients throughout Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City also come to us for dental implants, and much more. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and stop, or at least slow down, the aging process. Whether it’s a surgical procedure, hair implants, or just working out at the gym, we do what we can to maintain a youthful appearance. At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, we can help with porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic or composite resin. We custom fit each one to go over the front part of your teeth, giving them a youthful, completely natural appearance. You can use veneers to fix stained or chipped teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or abnormally spaced teeth.
Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options available.
One thing to remember: a thin layer of enamel must be removed from the front of each tooth being covered, in order for them to properly adhere. Once they’re cemented in place, they are permanent. But once they are in place, you’ll have the best-looking teeth of anyone you know.
To find out more about porcelain veneers from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, please giveus a call. Patients come to our office from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City for veneers and other cosmetic dentistry options. Make an appointment today!
In this post from The Reno Dentist, we are going to highlight a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure, porcelain veneers.
Have you ever wished you could cover the front part of your teeth as easily as painting a wall? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, you can.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin fronts that are permanently attached to your natural teeth.
Veneers may be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures. Since they can fix tooth misalignment, veneers are sometimes called instant orthodontics.
Do veneers look like natural teeth?
Veneers are custom-made to each of your teeth with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of your natural teeth. They can be made in any size or shape.
They are durable, too. When properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.
Porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry options available at The Reno Dentist. Our patients come to us from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City. Please call us to schedue an appointment today!
Each separate restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure performed in Sparks can address a specific dental problem. For example, a porcelain veneer can correct the surface of a tooth that is discolored or slightly misshapen. Dental bonding can fill a small chip in an otherwise healthy tooth.
Some Reno dental problems are more extensive and require a combination of procedures. Crown restoration combined with soft tissue grafts can restore a severely decayed tooth with the root exposed. A bone graft and dental implant can restore a missing tooth in an area where the jaw bone has receded. Orthodontia followed by tooth bleaching totally transforms a smile by straightening and whitening.
What is the difference between tooth bleaching and whitening? Whitening is the term for procedures that remove surface stains to restore the degree of natural lightness. Bleaching goes even further by lightening teeth beyond their natural shade. That’s right: you don’t have to resign yourself to yellow teeth even if they have been that way your whole life! The natural shade of your teeth, by the way, like your skin and hair color, is determined by genetics.
Some Reno smiles have been gleaming for years by regular teeth whitening. You can maintain the whiteness of your teeth just as you maintain your fitness level. (Of course, it is a lot easier to make a quick visit to your Reno dentist once a year for whitening touch-ups than sweating in a gym several times a week!)
We live in an age where severe dental problems can be permanently corrected. You don’t have to participate in a TV makeover show in Hollywood to access these premium cosmetic dental procedures. They are available right here in Reno, Spanish Springs, and Virginia City. Shane Sykes has the same advanced training and extensive experience as the dentists who keep the smiles of famous actors and musicians camera-ready.
Schedule a consultation at The Reno Dentist to discover the perfect combination of procedures to achieve your ultimate smile. Our phone number is 775-322-5016.
There is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are the fortunate owner of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. However, if you are like most Reno residents, you will need to restore a tooth eventually. Today’s post looks at six restoration procedures that are used routinely to repair a damaged tooth:
1. Dental Bonding
Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to correct chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies a pliable composite resin and molds it to the specific shape needed. The resin is then hardened with a special curing light.
2. A Porcelain Veneer
These wafer-thin covers can hide a chip or crack or fix the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked.
3. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab, they are often called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are ordinarily smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth. If you have old silver amalgam fillings, you can replace them with white fillings.
4. A Dental Crown
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with severe decay, the replacement tooth in a dental bridge, and the visible portion of an implant. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic, or all resin.
5. Dental Implants
A dental implant is often an ideal restoration for a tooth that has been extracted. It restores the entire tooth—both root and crown. Most dental implant recipients report that the implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. Dental implants are used in a variety of applications such as anchoring dentures and dental bridges.
For more specifics about any of these procedures, call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016.
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the post or root replacement, the abutment, and the final restoration (crown, denture, bridge, or partial denture).
It all starts with a consultation.
At your first visit to The Reno Dentist, we’ll take X-rays and evaluate your mouth. We will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone.
Be prepared to consider your physical health in general and your medical history.
If you don’t have adequate bone at the implant site, we may recommend bone grafting surgery. This common procedure is described on our website.
2. Tooth Implant Placement
The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how rapid and easy the procedure is.
First, we’ll use local anesthesia to numb the implant location.
Dr. Sykes will make an incision in the gums. This opens the gums so the bone is accessible.
Then, we drill a small hole the precise diameter and depth of the post.
The implant post is screwed into the hole in the bone.
We’ll take an X-ray to validate the implant is in the correct place.
We will then sew the gums back over the implant.
The tooth implant procedure will take from one to two hours.
OTC pain relievers are usually sufficient for post-surgery soreness. Most dental implant patients can go back to work after the surgery.
Soreness and swelling should subside after a few days. An ice pack (used on the cheek, not inside the mouth) can ease swelling.
If the implant site (and missing tooth) is visible when you smile, we will create a removable partial denture or flipper. You can wear this while you are waiting for the final restoration.
Make sure you practice proper oral hygiene but be extra gentle when cleaning around the surgical site.
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome a non-biological tooth root. Implant dentistry is only possible because the jawbone tightly fuses with the implant. This creates an extremely durable foundation for the post.
Titanium readily integrates with bone. The official term for this quality is “osteophilic.” For most individuals, it takes from three to six months for the post and jawbone to form a (hopefully!) inseparable bond.
4. Placing the Final Restoration
The last step is a crown, bridge, or denture. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root.
The beautiful crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible at the end of the process.
When you have your new smile at the end of this process, it will all be worth it!
Online reviews are a great resource. Former patients not only give a star rating, but some of them also share details about their experience. Check out the reviews for any dentist you are contemplating. Visit multiple online platforms.
A modern dental practice with the latest technology helps ensure a successful outcome. When you visit the office, ask about their patient amenities. Observe the cleanliness of the office and friendliness of the team.
What About Price?
You may wonder why we didn’t list price as one of the variables. This was intentional. Choosing an implant clinic by price alone is a bad idea. In the Sparks area, most implant dentists’ prices are comparable. If you find a provider that has slashed the price for implants, be wary. Find out exactly what is covered. A dental implant consists of a post, abutment, and crown (or denture). Some implant-only clinics advertise the price for the post alone. This is misleading.
How much does a tooth implant cost at The Reno Dentist? Call 775-322-5016 to schedule a consultation. We can discuss your specific implant needs and financing options.
At The Reno Dentist, we are passionate about success. Dr. Shane Sykes’s experience, ability, and commitment to dental excellence result in remarkable outcomes daily for our dentistry patients. Each team member at The Reno Dentist shares Dr. Sykes’s passion for success.
For many Reno dental patients, success is a routine check-up that reveals healthy teeth and no tooth decay. For our cosmetic dental patients, success is a stunning smile makeover using veneers, teeth whitening, and white fillings.
We also enjoy providing tooth-straightening for youth and adults. Though these transformations frequently take longer than smile makeovers, the results are no less amazing. In fact, our orthodontic patients probably appreciate their straight teeth and beautiful smile more than any of our other patients.
Success sometimes means removing tetracycline stains for a teeth bleaching patient who has been hiding his/her smile for years. Sometimes, success is as simple as helping a nervous patient feel serene during their visit to our Reno family dental office.
What do you desire for your smile? At The Reno Dentist, our success depends on your complete smile satisfaction.
To meet our understanding team and discuss your smile specifics, call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016.
Most Reno men and women know that flossing is an important part of oral health. The value of this simple yet important exercise in oral hygiene has been shown time and time again.
Flossing offers a chance to remove bits and pieces that a toothbrush will undoubtedly miss. Being afraid of the ‘cavity bugs,’ ‘mouth germies,’ or the ‘dental bogeyman’ may still not compel Reno folks to floss regularly.
The fear of gingivitis and gum disease or crowns and fillings from cavities work for a week or so after cleaning but may not instill a lasting habit between teeth cleanings.
At The Reno Dentist in Reno, we encourage our dental patients to look at flossing as an opportunity to start fresh. Just as showering and dressing for the day. It’s a way to increase motivation and include flossing into your established routine.
Flossing can be a positive opportunity to remind yourself to smile and feel happy as you approach your day. Flossing could be a time to think about the foods you are putting into your mouth and consider what improvements could be made to your diet.
Living in health-conscious communities such as Spanish Springs, Virginia City, or Carson City can also help motivate you to floss regularly. The fresh air you breathe on a short walk will feel smooth as you run your tongue along the ridges of your teeth near the gums.
It doesn’t have to be about fear! Call us at 775-322-5016 The knowledgeable dental staff at The Reno Dentist knows that flossing can be a concern for their Reno dental patients and a brightened patient is always better than a frightened one. At The Reno Dentist, we offer many ways to enhance your smile and self-confidence. Make a cosmetic dental appointment today to consider whether root canals can lighten your look, wisdom teeth extraction can influence your flair, and Invisalign or porcelain veneers can ease your anxiety. We aim to make it a wonderful experience!
Dr. Shane W Sykes and his team provide dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, headache relief and general dentistry services for Washoe County and the Reno - Sparks NV metropolitan area including Spanish Springs, Hidden Valley, North Valleys, Truckee CA, Tahoe City CA, Carson City, Sun Valley, and Fernley along with zip codes 89502, 89503, 89509, 89512 and 89523
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