Think It’s Not Necessary To Replace Missing Back Teeth?

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Sometimes when people lose a back tooth they wonder whether they should bother doing anything about it. After all, the gap doesn’t show when they smile and there are other teeth to do the chewing. Why not leave it be and save some money? Actually, there are several very good reasons to replace a back tooth with a dental implant from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV.

The adjacent tooth (or teeth) may start shifting. If a tooth tilts, moves, or rotates, it can impact the bite. The unopposed tooth can also move, though it generally moves outward from the bone (over-eruption). Teeth that are displaced can become more vulnerable to gum disease, decay, or TMJ pain.

The underlying bone will begin to atrophy. Without the tooth root, the jaw bone shrinks. This changes the dimensions of the face and gives it a sunk-in look due to a decline in supporting bone. The vertical shortening progresses and becomes more pronounced as you get older.

There will be additional stress on the teeth that take over the chewing functions. This can bring about excessive wear, fracture, or pain.

If you have a missing back tooth and want to learn about dental implants, call The Reno Dentist in Reno NV. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City come to us for implants and for comprehensive general and family dentistry services. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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What To Do If Your Crown Comes Off

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Dental crowns are restorations cemented over a tooth. They are held in place with a strong adhesive, but on occasion they can come off, especially after a number of years have gone by. Here are some tips from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV if this should happen to you.

Here’s what to do:

  • Find the crown if you can. You might be able to put it back in place. If you do, clean it first. You can reapply it with dental cement, which is available in most drug stores. Do not use ordinary glue!
  • Give us a call to schedule an appointment. We’ll fit you in as soon as possible to repair or replace your crown. In the meantime, if it’s sensitive, put a little clove oil on the tooth. Use a cotton swab. Clove oil, too, is often in drugstores or in the spice aisle of a supermarket.

It’s important that you don’t wait too long to see us. What remains of your tooth isn’t very strong without the crown over it.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, dental crowns are among our restorative dentistry services. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City come to our practice to maintain their dental health. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Missing Teeth? Don’t Miss Out On A Beautiful Smile

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If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV may be just what you’ve been hoping for.

Why is that? Dental implants support replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing. Not only that, they help to preserve your jaw bone, which can deteriorate after you lose teeth.

A dental implant, stricly speaking, is not a replacement tooth. It’s a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. Because it fuses with the bone, it becomes a part of your body. An implant is strong enough to support an artificial tooth, just like a natural tooth root. Several implants can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.

Other artificial tooth options, including conventional dentures, need to be replaced every few years. This is because the bone beneath it gradually deterioriates.

Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime. They prevent bone loss, because the implant is part of the jawbone. Furthermore, the artificial tooth or teeth attached to the implant will never decay.

Replacement teeth supported by dental implants from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV are indistinguishable from other teeth, and most people won’t realize they’re there. You may forget, too! We’ve placed them in patients from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City, who also come to our practice for general and family dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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Dental implants, like those available from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV, are one of the true marvels of modern dentistry: artificial teeth that look and feel like the real thing.

A dental implant is actually a titanium post that is placed in the jaw. It provides the support for the artificial tooth. A single, implant-supported artificial tooth consists of three components:

  • The implant, also called a post or artificial tooth root
  • The abutment, a connector piece
  • The prosthesis, a dental crown, bridge, or denture/partial denture

In this post, we describe the abutment: the connector piece between the actual implant and the artifical tooth.

A temporary abutment may be used just after the implant is placed. That’s because it takes several months for the implant to fuse with the bone. Once it does, it is a solid foundation, ready for the final abutment.

When healing is complete, most patients report anywhere from eighty to nearly one hundred percent of normal chewing power.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV we have placed dental implants in patients throughout Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City, who also come to our practice for complete general and family dentistry. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Dental Implants Are Truly Life-Changing

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Many people have had a big boost in self-confidence after replacing missing teeth with dental implants from The Reno Dentist in Reno NV.

We love helping people improve their quality of life. With a new smile, they feel better about themselves. They feel more comfortable in public. They socialize more often.

That might be thought of as a bonus, though. Dental implants are lifelike tooth replacements. They look and function just like natural teeth. With a dental implant, you’ll regain normal biting and chewing ability.

The Essentials

Some three million Americans are already enjoying the benefits of single and multiple dental implant restorations. Here is some essential information:

  • Replacement root. A dental implant is a replacement tooth root for a missing tooth. They are usually made out of titanium, a lightweight metal that is highly compatible with bone.
  • Bone stimulaltion. The artificial tooth attached to the actual implant gives you back your smile. But just as important, the implant stimulates the bone to prevent recession.
  • Healing. It usually takes two to three months for an implant to fully integrate with the jaw bone.
  • Single and Multiple. One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a partial or full set of dentures.

No wonder dental implants have been called one of the most important advances in dentistry. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City also come to The Reno Dentist in Reno NV for a full range of cosmetic dentistry options. Call for an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

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Dental crowns are restorations that are cemented over a tooth that has been repaired, and we place a lot of them at The Reno Dentist in Reno NV.

While the cement is strong and reliable, they have been known to come off. It may have loosened or come off while brushing or flossing, or eating something sticky.  Here is what to do if your crown comes off.

There are three steps:

  1. First things first: find your crown if it has come off entirely. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. We can make a replacement.
  2. Next, give us a call. Even if we didn’t do the original we can reattach it.
  3. If your crown comes off after business hours, use denture adhesive to get it back in place temporarily. Do not use ordinary glue! You can find denture adhesive at a drugstore.

At The Reno Dentist in Reno NV we place a lot of dental crowns, and with great success. People from Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City come to our office for our complete restorative dentistry, and much more. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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We Solve Problems To Restore Smiles

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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!

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 

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Toddler With A Toothache?

When your child complains of mouth pain, you want to relieve it as soon as possible.

But that’s easier said than done. There are a plethora of possible causes of children’s tooth pain.

Possible Causes of Toddler Oral Pain

  • Tooth decay
  • Emerging teeth
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Mouth sore or cut
  • Sinus pain or earache
  • Large fragment of food between two teeth

Examine Your Child’s Mouth

First, take a look at their mouths. If you see swollen gums, it indicates the general area of the problem. A large red bump near the tooth root could indicate an abscess.

If there is swelling in the gums, take your child to a pediatric dentist immediately.

You may see a piece of food caught between two teeth. Use a string of floss or a floss pick to remove it. The pain may not go away immediately, but if this was the source, it should go away within a couple of hours.

If your son or daughter has a cavity, you may or may not be able to see it. Dr. Sykes at The Reno Dentist can locate small cavities or those hidden between two teeth.

Make an appointment at The Reno Dentist in the unlikely event that your child has a cracked or chipped tooth.

If The Pain Is Caused By Teething

If your youngster has a runny nose and seems unusually irritable, they might be teething. A cold (not frozen) teething ring can help relieve the pain. You can also gently rub their gums with your finger. You can also let your child gnaw on a cold carrot or another hard vegetable. Make sure you monitor closely so they don’t bite off a chunk they can choke on.

Note that teething only causes a low-grade fever. If your son or daughter has a fever over 100°F or diarrhea, take them to a pediatrician right away.

Pediatric Dentist or Pediatrician?

To recap:

If you suspect the pain is caused by a cavity, abscess, or broken tooth, call The Reno Dentist to schedule an appointment.

If you can’t see the source of the pain but your child has a high fever, diarrhea, or swelling in the cheek, take them to your pediatrician right away.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

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:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Reno Wants Silver Screen Smiles

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With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Reno dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With an experienced dentist and the right smile makeover procedures, anyone can have a beautiful smile in Reno they want to show off.

Many smile makeovers now include teeth whitening services. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most Spanish Springs, Virginia City, and Carson City drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Our dentist can recommend an effective one treatment, or we can offer you an in-office bleaching to give you a beautiful smile in Reno. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.

For missing teeth, most Sparks cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Porcelain veneers are especially popular in the Sparks area. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Reno patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide. Enamel shaping, bonding, braces, and gum contouring are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

If you are looking for quality dental care in the Spanish Springs, Virginia City, or Carson City area, we hope you’ll give The Reno Dentist a call at 775-323-0700 to schedule a consultation.  At our practice, we offer a wide variety of dental services such as root canals, wisdom teeth extraction, dentures, and prepless veneers. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-323-0700

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503