Advanced Dental Technology At The Reno Dentist

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Today’s message explains how behind-the-scenes dental technology helps us serve our patients.

CAD/CAM

CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative procedures. These include same-day inlays/onlays and crowns.

Dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure.

CAD/CAM is also used in dental laboratories to create crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and ceramic braces.

Digital Imaging

Most Nevada dental offices use digital X-rays. Realtime digital images help dentists to easily make a diagnosis. Dentists can enlarge and otherwise optimize a digital image to get a clearer picture of what’s going on.

Digital X-rays emit up to 70% less radiation. Plus, they are easier to store and access. Because they don’t require film or processing chemicals, they are more eco-friendly than traditional X-rays.

Lasers

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in dental care including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of decay.

Laser procedures often decrease the need for anesthesia. They cause less bleeding because the laser activates blood clotting. Lasers help sterilize the treatment area, reducing the risk of infection.

The latest technology helps our team provide superior dental service to our patients. The future of dentistry is here today at The Reno Dentist.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Dental Questions? We Have Answers.

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If you have questions about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry, bite issues, tooth implants, oral sedation, same-day teeth whitening, or invisible braces, come to The Reno Dentist for answers.

Our knowledgeable staff has helped me develop an atmosphere of active listening. We enjoy getting to know our patients and determining each patient’s unique dental needs. We want to understand your dental goals and challenges and help you understand the hows and whys of recommended treatment.

Many of our new dental patients ask us about cosmetic dentistry treatment such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and dental implants. We would love to meet with you about these services.

Dental Care For Every Member of the Family

If you have toddlers, it is important for you to make decisions about protective sealants and fluoride supplements. If you have older children, it is beneficial to discuss braces, sports mouthguards, and tooth decay prevention. If you are not happy with your smile, we would like to introduce you to the latest in cosmetic dentistry. If you are missing teeth, dental implants may be the optimal solution. If you have a family member with a chronic illness, we can counsel you about the impact their condition has on oral health. Oral cancer screenings are vital for patients of all ages.

Thank you for visiting our dental blog and taking the time to learn more about The Reno Dentist. Call today to schedule a consultation.

We can make you look and feel great

 

Contact us:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in Reno If you are one of the many Reno denture wearers, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth. At The Reno Dentist, we can help if you’re having issues with your dentures.

The problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Clearly, dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again.

How about a thick T-bone at your favorite Reno steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask your dentist about the possibility of dental implants. There is life after dentures with tooth implants!

At The Reno Dentist, we serve the Reno, Sparks, and Carson City areas. Along with cosmetic dentistry procedures we also offer other dental procedures, such as dental implants and full smile makeovers. We treat migraines, headaches and TMJ as well. Call us today for an appointment.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


3 Smart Smile Solutions

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The Reno Dentist provides the latest in high-comfort cosmetic dentistry treatments. We’re dedicated to providing our patients with the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry and general dentistry.

Thinking of a smile makeover? –  3 innovative procedures used in smile redesigns:

Tooth Implants
Tooth implants are altering the face of dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the best solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.

The dental implant acts and looks like a natural tooth.

Invisible Braces
Invisible braces allow you to straighten your teeth discreetly because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. Invisalign Clear Braces offers many benefits to straighten your teeth.

White Fillings
If you had decay in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, dramatically beautifying your smile.

In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we offer general and family dentistry and serve the Reno, Sparks and Carson City areas. Let us help you today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Ask Us About Denture-Stabilization Implants

Spanish Springs tooth implantsThe condition of your teeth has a big impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearers understand this all too well. For anyone who has lost all of their teeth, implant-supported dentures from The Reno Dentist may sound too good to be true: dentures that are attached to the jaw, and surpass traditional dentures in appearance and functionality.

You know the old saying: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But for the moment, set aside any skepticism. Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people.

As you may know, a dental implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. A single post can support a single artificial tooth. Multiple posts, strategically placed, can support a set of dentures.

In most cases, implant-supported dentures are made for the patient’s lower jaw. That’s because lower dentures tend to be the most problematic; the uppers are more stable and don’t need the extra support that implants provide. That said, implant-supported dentures can be made for the upper and lower.

Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:

  • More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
  • Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
  • Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
  • Prevents bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth rootes, so the bone is preserved.

Implant-supported dentures have the ability to transform your life, and they are among the procedures available at The Reno Dentist. We also offer single-tooth dental implants, and many other services. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in RenoThis post from The Reno Dentist is about new options for denture wearers. If you wear them, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth.

The problems with dentures include slipping, gum irritation, trouble eating and talking, bone loss, and inability to taste food due to a covered palate. Clearly, dentures do not feel and function like natural teeth.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again.

How about a thick T-bone at your favorite Reno steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Before you pay for another denture reline, ask The Reno Dentist about dental implants. We also offer general and family dentistry. Call our office today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants And Dental Bridges

Reno Dental Implants and Dental BridgesWhen dental patients ask about tooth restoration, The Reno Dentist generally tells them about dental implants and bridges.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth used to replace a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on each side of the missing tooth.

Dental Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular and can often be a preferable choice. A dental implant incorporates a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post fuses with the bone to provide a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields incredible results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these options maintain or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, as well.

Dental implants and bridges from The Reno Dentist can replace one or more missing teeth. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Save Money With Dental Implants in Sparks

Dental Implants in SparksWhen is the least expensive tooth replacement method really the most expensive? The answer is, when it ends up costing far more in the long run. Many dentistry patients who lose teeth do not understand the importance of replacing them with dental implants in Sparks. They wrongly believe that a missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some Virginia City people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone that they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist, Dental Implant Surgeon, and Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth. With the price of gasoline and food soaring people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

Receiving Dental Implants in Sparks

If you are missing a tooth, you may still be able to save the adjacent teeth if receive an implant soon. Dental implants in Sparks bond with the jaw bone and help maintain the surrounding teeth’s stability. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry for families in the Reno, Nevada area.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Cosmetic Dentistry in Reno: What You See And What You Don’t

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If you have had restorations, orthodontia, or a complete smile transformation, you want people to notice the final outcome – your stunning smile. There is a lot, however, that is going on behind the scenes with cosmetic dentistry in Reno. Today’s post talks about three critical smile makeover components that are not readily apparent when you smile but are often necessary for the successful result.

Invisible Braces
Not everyone in Reno wants to flash a metal smile while their teeth are being straightened. Invisible braces keep your secret safe because it is nearly impossible to see them while they are being worn. Many of our patients are in love with Invisalign braces. If you’re interested in improving your smile with invisible braces, call our office.

White Fillings

If you have metal fillings, you might be interested in replacing them with composite fillings that match your surrounding teeth. You can’t undo the decay, but you can make the metal disappear. None of your friends will have to know that you had a filling done last week.

Tooth Implants

A dental implant is a metal, usually titanium, rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root after a tooth extraction. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the post. Titanium is super strong and well tolerated by the jaw bone. When the final crown is placed, your new tooth is indistinguishable from the others. Dental implants have many vital advantages over dental crowns. If you are missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shane Sykes to discuss your options.

Schedule an Appointment for Cosmetic Dentistry in Reno

The Reno Dentist is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno. We have been providing premium dental care since 2011. In addition to the services previously mentioned, ask us about veneers, tooth whitening, laser dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry in Reno. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 775-322-5016.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Missing Teeth? Dental Implants in Reno

Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, The Reno Dentist might just have the answer to your prayers.

No less an authority than the American Dental Association has said that dental implants are one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the last four decades. That is probably not an overstatement. Unlike bridges or dentures, implants become a part of the patient, and function like natural teeth.

In a basic dental implant, a titanium post is surgically embedded into the patient’s jaw. This is the actual implant; an artificial replacement tooth goes on top of it.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor or stabilize dentures, in patients who are missing all of their teeth.

Of course, there is always a catch. In this case, you have to have enough healthy bone to support the implant. Even if you don’t, though, it is possible to add bone with a procedure called bone grafting.

If you’re missing any teeth, you can find out whether a dental implant would work for you by calling The Reno Dentist and scheduling a consultation. We also provide general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-322-5016

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503