Missing a Tooth? Cosmetic Dentistry in Reno

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Have you lost teeth? Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic problem; they can pose a long-term threat to your overall health. If you’ve lost any teeth, don’t despair: cosmetic dentistry can provide a permanent, and nearly perfect, solution.

Dental Implants
Dental implants not only restore your smile; they can save the integrity of your jaw. When you lose a tooth, bone loss is inevitable because the tooth’s root is no longer there to stimulate and stabilize the jaw bone. An implant is a titanium post that is attached to the jaw. It bonds to the bone and provides the same benefit as the natural root.

There are three parts to a dental implant: the artificial root, the connecting abutment, and the final crown or denture. An implant is often the optimal restoration as it offers beauty, strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession that often take places at the site of a missing tooth.

Dental Veneers
If you aren’t missing any teeth, but are not comfortable with them, porcelain veneers might be your answer. They offer an economical approach to cosmetic issues like uneven color, size, or shape. They are very thin shells bonded to the front of the teeth. They upgrade unsightly, but structurally sound teeth.

Call The Reno Dentist to schedule a consultation, and see what cosmetic dentistry can do. We’ll develop a customized treatment plan and a schedule for completing the work.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


A Facelift For Teeth? Porcelain Veneers in Reno

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This article focuses on an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure, available from the Reno Dentist: veneers.

Porcelain veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They’re an extraordinary way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections, such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape or minimal misalignment.

Have you ever thought about a minimally-invasive “facelift” for a tooth? Veneers may be your solution! Durable, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.

How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to upgrade, and their overall condition. Dr. Shane Sykes, DDS, will advise you on the most effective strategy.

The thickness, color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the final product as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them made at the same time.

The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers to the precise size, shape, color, and extent of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this. It’s a painstaking process.

Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth to a very tiny degree, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. Dr. Sykes will advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.

If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for impeccable porcelain veneers, give The Reno Dentist a call. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide general and family dentistry. Call for an appointment today.

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Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Crowning Achievements: Restorative Dentistry in Reno

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Today’s Reno Dentist blog post looks at one of the miracles of modern dentistry: restorative dentistry.

Let’s pretend you are a biomedical engineer working in the field of dentistry before the inception of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation who have missing or damaged teeth want to repair or replace them with a man-made substitute. You have been hired to find that substitute to make fillings, crowns, and dental bridges.

Consider the physical and chemical requirements of this incredible item. It must sustain forces of 162 pounds per square inch, hundreds of times a day, day after day, year after year. It must be resistant to cracking and chipping. Moreover it must not damage the enamel on opposing teeth. This material must also maintain its size and shape and be resistant to shrinking.

It must be bondable to living tooth structure as well as other materials necessary for specific appliances. It must be compatible with the soft tissues in the mouth as well as tooth enamel, dentin, and bone. It can’t generate allergic reactions in the wearers. It must be corrosion-resistant to saliva, foods, and beverages. It must resist infection regardless of ever-present bacteria in the mouth. And it can’t contain toxic chemicals that could be absorbed into the bloodstream.

And we haven’t even mentioned the aesthetic properties. Ideally, this incredible material would look identical to genuine teeth in color, opacity, and translucence.

Of course, we know that such a substance exists because dental restorations have been around for a long time. Currently, there are numerous materials used alone or in combination including porcelain, ceramic, and metals such as gold and silver amalgam. Though the metals are immensely strong and malleable, they don’t meet some patient’s aesthetic requirements and are used mainly for back teeth.

Dental porcelain can be shaped to closely resemble the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and is strong and resilient. It is excellent for dental crowns, and is used in porcelain veneers.

The Reno Dentist offers restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as general and family dentistry. We are committed to high standards of excellence, and to restoring and enhancing each patient’s smile.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

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Committing to oral health best practices can prevent future problems and improve your quality of life.

Brushing

Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth thoroughly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss thoroughly before bed.

Dental Checkups

Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See Dr. Sykes once a year even if you don’t notice any dental issues.
Best: Twice-yearly, have an intensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning at The Reno Dentist.

A White Smile

Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use a tooth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office tooth whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Restore your smile with a beautiful, durable, and natural-functioning dental implant. (Consult with Dr. Sykes to find out if you are a good candidate for an implant.)

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

Good: Eat a sensible diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a sensible diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, steer clear of sugary snacks, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.

For Young Smiles

Good: Never put your child to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous counsel and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, talk to Dr. Sykes about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.

Hello, I am Dr. Shane Sykes. At The Reno Dentist, we are dedicated to the best in dentistry. We invite you to call 775-525-5692 to schedule an appointment. We 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


4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Dentist

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We all go to our dentist for cleanings and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. Today, we would like to highlight some of the most frequent oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.

1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath can be treated. It is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating cavities. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this ailment. (Your friends will appreciate it.)

2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very annoying and can predispose dental patients to a host of troubles such as dental caries and gum disease. Some people experience it because of prescription medications or chronic diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

3. Jaw Issues. If you notice inexplicable jaw pain or notice a clicking sound, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist ASAP! These symptoms can be signs of a serious condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD.

4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep), discuss it with your dentist. A simple appliance can guard your teeth. If you have sufferred damage from grinding such as fractured or chipped teeth, we will give you information about restorative dentistry.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503


Relax In Comfort And Style At The Reno Dentist In Reno

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Thank you for visiting the The Reno Dentist dental blog. Today, I’d like to highlight an important but often-overlooked feature in our practice: the modern dental chair. Did you know that dental chairs don’t come from your local Reno furniture store?

Dental chairs were designed especially for the comfort of patient and dental provider alike. Dentists throughout the known world are excited with the recent innovations in seat technology.

Shane Sykes DMD at The Reno Dentist has been leaning over patients since 2011. The adjustable seat has saved Dr. Sykes from discomfort as services are rendered such as porcelain veneers and wisdom teeth extraction.

Reno patients have been lying back in The Reno Dentist’s comfortable seats since 2011. The cushioned comfort has pampered our patients while allowing Shane Sykes to comfortably perform essential procedures like dentures, Invisalign, or root canals. Hurray for technology!

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Visit our office at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 Reno, Nevada 89503 and enjoy a spectacular view of our ceiling from any one of our exceptional dental chairs. Most Nevada dental practices have them and there is probably not much of a difference between theirs and ours. What sets us apart is our personal service, professionalism, experience and competitive pricing. With all the overhead that has to be paid for: x-ray equipment, procedure supplies, utilities and, of course, our marvelous chairs, we’re pleased to keep the price of preventative and cosmetic dentistry reasonable for our friends and neighbors in Reno, Nevada.

Call our office today at 775-525-5692 to find out if dental restoration, braces, crowns, veneers, tooth implants, sedation, teeth whitening, or any cosmetic dental procedure is something we can provide for you.

We are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry in a comfortable position, in a comfortable chair.

We can make you look and feel great- Shane Sykes, DMD

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


A Dentist’s Indispensable Tool

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Providing quality dental care is much easier for Sparks area dentists when they have extensive, comprehensive information about their patients’ oral health – and pictures are far more accurate than written notes. To go a step further: pictures that show what’s going on below the visible surface of your teeth and gums are worth even more than a thousand words. So, along with a thorough oral exam, most dentists want complete and up-to-date x-rays.

The frequency of x-rays is largely determined by your age as well as the state of your oral health. Because children are growing and they experience more changes to their teeth, they usually need x-rays more often.

X-rays also help dentists find cavities, evaluate gum health, and identify any major changes to your teeth and mouth.

Safety is an important issue that all dentists consider when ordering x-rays, because low levels of radiation are used to obtain the images. Many essential precautions are taken to limit exposure, such as putting leaded aprons and collars on the patients.

It is important that women in Reno inform their dentist if they are pregnant because special considerations should be taken.

Hi. My name is Shane Sykes and my practice The Reno Dentist is currently accepting new patients. If you are looking for a friendly, skilled, and experienced dentist and are living in Reno or the Sparks area, we hope you will schedule a consultation. We are located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno, Nevada, and our knowledgeable staff is second-to-none.

Along with basic dental health issues, we are happy to discuss the many cosmetic dentistry procedures available, such as dental implants, teeth whitening, and full smile makeovers. We want you to have the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve!

Our top services here at The Reno Dentist are:

root canals
wisdom teeth extraction
dentures
porcelain veneers

Please call us at 775-525-5692 today!

The following website was used as source material for this blog: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/x/x-rays, accessed on August. 1, 2014

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


The Reno Dentist Takes Care Of Plaque, Calculus, And Cavities

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Hi. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes. Welcome to my Reno dental blog! I find that many of my patients in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City areas get a couple of dental terms mixed up. Today, I would like to clarify the differences between plaque, calculus, and cavities.

Plaque is a film that covers teeth – a sticky layer of bacteria. You can remove plaque through daily brushing and flossing. However, if it isn’t removed it can build up and harden into calculus.

Calculus, also known as tartar, is hardened plaque that also accumulates minerals from food and saliva. Regular check-ups and cleanings with your Reno dentist are necessary to remove tartar as well as hard-to-reach plaque.

Plaque and calculus are not cavities, but they can lead to cavities. A cavity is basically a hole in the tooth caused by decay. Because plaque and calculus contain bacteria, the bacteria release acids which accelerate tooth decay and eventually lead to more cavities.

A good rule of thumb for Sparks dental patients is this: Avoid plaque to avoid calculus and tartar to avoid tooth decay to avoid cavities. Got it?

I hope you’ve found this helpful, and if you’re in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, or Carson City area and are in need of quality dental care, call our office at 775-525-5692 to schedule an appointment today.

Our knowledgeable staff would love to answer any questions you have about our services, including cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and veneers.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


A Standard Of Excellence In Reno

The Reno Dentist provides local dentistry to the residents of Reno and the greater Sparks area.

If you are looking for a trusted dentist, we invite you to consider The Reno Dentist. Dr. Shane Sykes has been keeping smiles healthy and beautiful since 2011. We offer full-service dentistry for every member of your family in a safe and comfortable environment.

Whether you need preventative dentistry to maintain your healthy teeth or restorative dentistry to address all of your dental needs, we are here for you. Dr. Shane Sykes will direct your course of treatment with a pleasant chairside manner and experienced precision.

Combined cosmetic dental procedures makes total smile makeovers possible. Successful smile re-designs require expertise and the eye of an artist. If you need a complete mouth reconstruction, schedule a consultation today.

You can contact The Reno Dentist about dental implants or restorative dentistry, or any other local dentistry service by calling us at 775-525-5692.

Our The Reno Dentist website https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/ has useful information about our team and the services we offer. If you are looking for the highest standard of excellence in the Reno, Nevada area, give us a call at 775-525-5692.
We can make you look and feel great

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W 7th St Ste 5
Reno, NV
89503

 


Fun Floss Facts For Reno

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You probably believe that the most critical aspect regarding flossing is simply to do it every day. We agree. However, many people find that trying out a few different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire.

Let’s look at some of the most common types of dental floss.

Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is generally made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less costly, more common and is sold waxed or unwaxed.

Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth easier. This type of floss is usually referred to as “glide” floss.

Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is useful to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.

Dental tape is nylon floss in the form of a wide, flat ribbon. Many The Reno Dentist patients find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.

For those of you with braces or appliances, there are also flosses designed to be used with these devices. Make sure to meet with your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this important habit just because you’re having your teeth aligned!

A good person to give you advice about flossing is your dental hygienist. Here at The Reno Dentist, our expert hygienists are prepared to answer any questions you have about flossing, brushing habits, and even cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth brightening and veneers.

My name is Dr. Shane Sykes. My practice, The Reno Dentist, has been serving the Reno area since 2011. Our top services include: dentures, root canals, and Invisalign.

Call us today at 775-525-5692 for your appointment! You can also visit us on the web at https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/.

The following blog post was used as source material for this blog:
“The Different Types of Dental Floss”, Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-floss_b_1643933.html, accessed on September 17, 2013

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W 7th St Ste 5
Reno, Nevada
89503