Smile More, Live Better

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If you feel that you have an unattractive smile, you probably don’t smile very often. Perhaps you make a calculated effort to avoid showing your teeth in social and professional settings.

Do you think frequent smiling has a dramatic effect on your life? You bet it does.

In addition to simply making us happier, smiling benefits our quality of life in a multitude of ways.

1.  Look Younger and More Attractive

It doesn’t take a scientific study to validate this fact. No matter your age, you always look better with a smile on your face.

2. Smiling Decreases Stress

When you smile, your brain releases feel-good chemicals that lessen your stress level.

3. Smiling Bolsters Your Confidence

Who doesn’t want to enjoy more self-assurance?

4. Smile For Success

Researchers have demonstrated several ways smiling can enhance the chance of a positive outcome in personal and professional pursuits. These benefits stem from the fact that smiling affects your behavior as well as the behavior of the people with whom you interact.

5. Help People Trust You

Genuine smiles that involve the mouth, cheeks, and eyes, portray honesty and trustworthiness.

How would your life improve if you loved your smile?

Even small cosmetic changes can yield meaningful improvements in the attractiveness of your smile. We offer everything from tooth whitening to complete smile redesigns. Let’s explore the possibilities for your smile. Call 775-525-5692 today to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.

Sources:
Horn P.W. Scharlemann, Catherine C. Eckel, Alex Kacelmik, Rick K. Wilson, “The value of a smile: Game theory with a human face, “ScienceDirect, October 2001, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167487001000599, accessed April 4, 2017
Ronald E. Reggio, PhD, “There’s Magic in Your Smile,” Psychology Today, June 25, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201206/there-s-magic-in-your-smile, accessed April 4, 2017
“10 Hidden Benefits of Smiling,” Psyblog, http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/06/10-hidden-benefits-of-smiling.php, accessed April 4, 2017

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


5 Cavity Basics

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Some of the most popular dental topics relate to cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. However, the desire to avoid cavities is still the main reason people visit their dentists, so today the Reno dental blog is going to highlight the 5 things you need to know about cavities.

1. Cavities can also be called caries or tooth decay. When a tooth is permanently damaged in the hard surface, tiny openings occur. These little holes are cavities.

2. Factors that contribute to tooth decay are:

Frequent eating
Consuming sugary beverages
Oral bacteria
Poor dental hygiene

3. Cavities may get so bad that you will see pits or holes in your teeth, but symptoms may be more subtle, such as sensitivity, pain when biting, or a toothache. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your dentist today for an appointment.

4. Cavities are more common among children, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t have to take precautions.

5. Avoiding cavities is simple. Be sure to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat right and avoid snacking, and have regular visits with your dentist.

If you are in the market for quality dental care in the Reno area, give The Reno Dentist a call. We have been treating dental patients in and around Sparks since 2011. We can also answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as gum contouring and smile makeovers.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


4 Smile Boosters

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Hi, my name is Dr. Shane Sykes. My dental practice, The Reno Dentist, has been serving the Reno, Nevada area since 2011. Today in my dental blog, I would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in the office of your dentist.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Reno residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to keep bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelains and composite resins. With recent advances in cosmetic dental services, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and natural appearance. This procedure is commonly used to repair chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an extraordinary solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. Gum tissue is removed or added to give the appropriate framework to the teeth.

I hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give dental patients a complete smile redesign.

To schedule an appointment at The Reno Dentist, give us a call at 775-525-5692.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.aacd.com/index.php?module=cms&page=586, accessed on June 12, 2013

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For Reno Smiles

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Hi! Welcome to the The Reno Dentist dental blog where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients often have for us. Today, we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your dentist first makes a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Carson City area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give The Reno Dentist a call. My name is Dr. Shane Sykes, and I have been practicing advanced dentistry in Reno, Nevada since 2011. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is my passion.

Please call 775-525-5692 and a member of our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on February 12, 2013

 

Contact The Reno Dentist: 775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Pamper Yourself With Professional Teeth Whitening

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Do you ever treat yourself to a few hours of pampering and leave feeling refreshed? Perhaps you get a massage or have dinner at a nice restaurant. Have you ever thought about getting your teeth whitened? You’ll relax in a comfy chair and enjoy a bright smile when you leave. Our extraordinary dental practice in Reno has a warm, friendly, and relaxing atmosphere.

The teeth whitening system we use is safe and effective. We brighten smiles every day and have hundreds of satisfied cosmetic dental patients.

If you are in need of cosmetic dentistry to remedy some problems with your smile, we can also help you with that. We have beautified countless smiles using a variety of common and not-so-common cosmetic dental procedures.

Ask us about invisible braces, crown lengthening treatment, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers and tooth implants. To schedule a teeth whitening or cosmetic dental consultation, call The Reno Dentist at 775-525-5692. We are outstanding dental practice serving the greater Sparks area.

dentures
Invisalign
root canals
porcelain veneers
wisdom teeth extraction

You deserve to be pampered! Experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive top quality dental care at The Reno Dentist.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist: 775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


When Wayward Teeth Take A Crooked Path

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Malocclusion is dental-speak for crooked teeth. When you think about all the different ways numerous 3-dimensional objects can be positioned, it is not surprising that malocclusion presents itself in numerous forms. The number of configurations may surprise you:

When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion, but you may have heard this condition referred to as “buck teeth.”

An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. And underbite is the reverse condition – the upper front teeth close farther back than the lower front teeth. An open bite refers to a bite in which the upper don’t overlap the lower teeth. This can be present on the whole bite or just one side.

Tooth rotation is one of the most prevalent forms of malocclusion. Rotated teeth appear as if they are twisting out of place. Tooth rotation can create the illusion of uneven coloring because of the way light reflects off the face of teeth.

When the upper and lower palate are misaligned to the point where the upper teeth close onto the wrong side of the lower teeth, it is called a cross bite.

In some rare cases – called transposition – teeth erupt in spots where other teeth should be. For example, a canine (pointed tooth) comes in where an incisor (front biting tooth) should be. Can you imagine trying to chew if your teeth have been playing musical chairs?

Many people with crooked teeth are too self-conscious to smile, but aesthetics are not the only issue at play. Crooked teeth can increase the risk of dental caries, tooth damage, and TMD temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Young children with crooked teeth may have difficulty learning how to speak, and if they can’t chew meat and raw vegetables properly, they may miss out on needed nutrients due to a limited diet.

If you or your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, we invite you to schedule a thorough examination ASAP.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Beautifying With Bonding

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A cosmetic dentist’s toolkit is filled with capable tools for fixing most types of cosmetic tooth issues. In the past few years, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and same-day teeth whitening have attracted a lot of attention. In today’s post, we are going to talk about an effective, yet relatively un-celebrated dental treatment that has been used successfully for decades. We’re talking about dental bonding.

The dental bonding procedure uses a resin material that is sturdy and natural looking. It is applied to the teeth while soft and putty-like, and then hardened (or cured) with a special light. The material bonds with the tooth and can then be shaped and polished.

Dentists use bonding to repair tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can preserve tooth roots if the gums have regressed.

Discolored teeth can also be lightened with bonding. Since bonding material is easily molded, teeth can be lengthened or re-shaped to more beautiful proportions. Bonding is generally used as part of a total smile redesign.

I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, of The Reno Dentist in Reno. My practice, The Reno Dentist, offers dentures, Invisalign, root canals, porcelain veneers, and wisdom teeth extraction.

If you live in the Reno area and are looking for quality dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please call my office at 775-525-5692.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W 7th St Ste 5
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Affordable One-Visit Tooth Fix

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Some Sparks people are unhappy with the way their teeth look but many mistakenly assume that cosmetic dentistry is far too pricey to pursue.

Sure, a complete mouth reconstruction can be a significant investment. Consider the cost of dental school and post-graduate training for a master level cosmetic dentist. Consider the expense of individually creating multiple restorations at a high-tech dental lab. Consider the cost of setting up and maintaining a full-service dental practice or laboratory.

Before you give up on improving your smile, however, examine a less celebrated but extremely effective and cost-effective cosmetic dental remedy: dental bonding.

Dental bonding has a wide range of applications for unappealing teeth. Bonding can repair a tooth that is damaged, chipped, short, or discolored. It can can also fix teeth that have gaps in between them.

How does the dental bonding procedure work?

First, your tooth will be slightly (but painlessly) roughed up to help the resin adhere. Your dentist will use a shade guide to determine the exact color of composite to match the existing teeth. Your dentist will apply liquid composite resin on the tooth, layer by layer. He or she will carefully shape and polish it before it hardens. The tooth is then covered with a conditioning liquid that helps with adhesion.

Once the resin is bonded, it is further molded to the exact shape for your bite and appearance. A laser helps rapidly bond the resin in place as it hardens. Further shaping and polishing, if necessary, complete the procedure. The result is a beautiful smile.

Bonding is a simple and cost-effective method for perfecting your smile. Call today at to set up an appointment at 775-525-5692.

We invite you to meet the fantastic team at The Reno Dentist in Reno. We are proud of our distinguished reputation for critical personalized attention and first-rate care. Our knowledgeable team can answer any questions you have about our top services: root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, and dentures.

We are now accepting new patients and look forward to meeting you.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Let That Winning Smile Shine

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Grappling with yellowed, discolored, stained, or even multi-colored teeth in the 89503 zip code area? Teeth whitening might be the answer.

Such irregularities are usually straightforward to repair, reverse or bypass and with few exceptions a smart smile makeover move! Everyone in Reno wants a winning smile.

Call for a consultation today! 775-525-5692

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

The knowledgeable staff at The Reno Dentist have distinctive, professional experience dating back to 2011. Let them review the current state of your smile and guide you to a brighter, whiter look.

Specializing in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry when you need us. See https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/ for more information.

A home tooth whitening kit is certainly a cheap tooth whitening option. Meet with Dr. Shane Sykes and we’ll work the math with you. How many kits would equal the same results from the dentist? Affordable dentistry is available.

Keep in mind that there’s more to a great smile than just whiter teeth.

Smooth, consistent color
Straighter, uniform positioning
Proportional tooth size
Gum appearance
Lack of chips and cracks

If you want to know how much dental work will cost, the cost of dentures, the cost of Invisalign, the price for root canals, porcelain veneers or wisdom teeth extraction – just ask the experts at The Reno Dentist!

Located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200, Reno, Nevada 89503. We’re happily accepting patients from Sparks as well as Carson City, Spanish Springs, and Virginia City. For dependable, understanding care, Shane Sykes DMD is ready. Let’s talk about the most effective steps to light up your happy, genuine smile. You deserve to shine.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


What’s Your Dental Plan?

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Planning for Success

To achieve the utmost in oral health and a stunning smile, you need a strategy. If you’re in Reno, Nevada looking for a smile makeover and need dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry or any number of dental restoration procedures done, your strategy should be: “Contact my professional neighborhood dental practice.” The Reno Dentist is at your service.

We’ve been serving the Reno area since 2011. Our admired patients will tell you they can’t get over the way Shane Sykes and staff fixed and transformed their most vital feature into a unforgettable smile. We would love the chance to thrill you, as well.

An Investment In Your Health

If you’re worried about how pricey the work you need could be, don’t worry, you might be pleasantly surprised about the bottom line. Especially, if like many of our nearby Sparks patients with dental coverage, your insurance picks up a significant portion. But even without insurance, the procedures can be affordable. We have competitive pricing and work to keep the costs reasonable when it comes to dentures, Invisalign and root canals. Let us transform your smile into one that will light up the world.

Here’s the strategy you need: The Reno Dentist!

During your consultation, we will discuss all of the procedures we offer – from braces to crowns to veneers to bridges. Knowledge is power.

We can make you look and feel great!

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503