What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Spanish Springs Dental Implants When you meet someone in Sparks who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”

A missing tooth can be a big deal.

Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Dental implants are one of the procedures we routinely perform at The Reno Dentist to help our Sparks clients regain the beautiful smile they once had. Not all cosmetic dental procedures are as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

Porcelain veneers instantly provide a perfect, gleaming tooth surface for Sparks clients with broken or discolored teeth. Tooth whitening is a quick and affordable dentistry procedure in Spanish Springs that achieves dramatic results without requiring the removal of any tooth structure. Call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016 for more information about smile design and restorative dentistry.

-Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD


“Are You Ready to Smile Again, Reno?”

Sparks NV Cosmetic Dentistry So You Can Smile Again Most Sparks residents have plenty of things to smile about.

However, there are some Reno and Spanish Springs folks who avoid smiling at all costs. Are you one of those people who cover their mouth when they laugh? Do you keep your mouth closed when someone takes a picture of you? Have you been hiding unsightly teeth for years?

It’s time to take care of those tooth problems and get a new lease on life.

Shane Sykes DMD at The Reno Dentist in Reno can make it happen!

If you are missing one or more teeth, and live in the Sparks area, talk to us about dental implants. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that include both root and crown. Because they are anchored into the jawbone, they look and feel like natural teeth.

Are your teeth yellow or gray? Get teeth whitening at our Reno dental practice and experience an instant transformation.

Many of your Virginia City and Carson City friends and neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. They correct several types of imperfections and can be applied in just one visit to our Reno dental office.

Shane Sykes DMD
The Reno Dentist
https://www.therenodentist.com/


Teeth Whitening at Your Reno Dentist

Teeth Whitening At Your Reno Dentist Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your smile in Reno. It is quick, affordable, and non-invasive. Though some Sparks NV area cosmetic dentistry patients experience short-term sensitivity, most experience no tooth whitening pain at all.

If you have looked into teeth whitening, you probably already know the basics. The one thing they have in common is that they use a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have settled in the natural microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

There are many DIY teeth bleaching products available in Reno and it seems like new ones appear every time you visit the toothpaste aisle at your local grocery or drug stores.

These tooth whitening strips and tooth whitening pens can sometimes whiten your teeth a few shades, but the peroxide concentration is much lower than the whitening solutions used in Reno cosmetic dental offices. It may not be strong enough for your tooth stains.

Tooth whitening offered at mall kiosks is risky, also. Most of these teeth whitening businesses have no professional oversight and the employees have little dental training. (Except instruction on how to take advantage of customer naivety.)

Dr. Shane Sykes recommends that you use extreme caution when considering a take-home tooth whitener. If you have tooth decay, gum recession, dental crowns, or veneers, you should deal with these issues before you whiten your teeth.

The portion of your teeth below the gumline, if exposed, may respond differently to tooth whitener. Likewise, the peroxide solution does not noticeably whiten crowns and porcelain veneers. If you use a DIY tooth whitener on teeth with extensive porcelain restorations, you should probably hope it doesn’t whiten too much–you may end up with a two- or three-tone smile!

Even though Reno teeth whitening seems fairly straightforward, your teeth deserve a professional opinion. After all, we are talking about teeth here. You can’t fix an uneven teeth whitening result like you can a bad hair-coloring job.

Schedule a tooth bleaching evaluation before you waste your money on more Crest White Strips. We can be reached at 775-322-5016.


Energy Drink Warning For Sparks NV

General Dentistry Info For Sparks NV Residents About Energy Drinks Hello. I’m Dr. Shane Sykes.

Welcome to my Sparks NV dental blog. Today’s topic is energy drinks and the damage they can cause to your teeth. I am seeing more and more Reno area teens and adults with tooth enamel erosion caused by frequent consumption of sport drinks.

Most of these general dentistry patients take good care of their teeth, brush and flush, and come into The Reno Dentist for a twice-yearly exam and deep cleaning. But guess what? If you drink energy drinks regularly, your enamel can erode even if you practice immaculate oral hygiene.

Energy drinks like Red Bull, Rock Star, and Monster are a cocktail of powerful acids and other enamel-eroding substances. Most of them contain citric acid, fruit juices, loads of sugar, and a potent chemical that gives them their bright fluorescent color.

Perhaps, like myself, you have often noticed young people walking out of Sparks NV convenience stores swigging 32-ounce energy drinks. I am concerned that Reno area teens do not understand the serious dental consequences of frequent acid baths.

The following is from ABC Sports:

“Sports drinks are increasingly damaging the teeth of professional and recreational athletes, one of Australia’s top sports dentists has warned. Dr. Brett Dorney says he has witnessed a huge increase in dental erosion since the Sidney Olympics, when he was the event’s deputy director of dental services.”

Here is an excerpt from a recent CNN Story:

“Researchers at the University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry found the energy drinks and sports drinks eroded the enamel more than soda and fruit juices.”

I need to add the caveat that soda and fruit juices also contain acids that can damage teeth.

If your teeth have enamel erosion, whatever the cause, we can restore your smile with advanced cosmetic dentistry. Crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays can correct both structural and cosmetic problems.

Our phone number is 775-322-5016. If you are interested in re-designing your smile, come in for an exam and consultation. With cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry, we can repair acid-damaged teeth and dramatically increase your face value.


Reno Dental News: Poor Oral Health And Heart Disease

General Dentistry Reno Attention Reno family dentistry patients: brushing twice daily may help lower your risk of heart disease. Scientists, dentists, and cardiologists have known for many years that there is a link between inflammation in the mouth (gum disease) and heart problems, However, a recent study analyzed oral health habits and heart disease risk. Science Daily reported on the study which was published in the British Medical Journal.

I quote from the Science Daily article:

“The authors, led by Professor Richard Watt from University College London, analyzed data from over 11,000 adults who took part in a Scottish Health Survey. The research team analyzed data about lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, physical activity, and oral health routines.”

“Once the data was adjusted for established cardio risk factors, the researchers found that participants who reported less frequent toothbrushing had a 70 percent extra risk of heart disease compared to individuals who brushed their teeth twice a day.”

I am Dr. Shane Sykes DMD of The Reno Dentist. The Scottish survey is one of many that confirms the link between oral health and overall health. Simply put: you aren’t healthy unless your gums and teeth are healthy.

It doesn’t matter if you are a lean Reno distance runner with a pulse of fifteen beats a minute and a blood pressure of 100 over 60. It doesn’t matter if you are a vegan who has eaten a nutritionally balanced, low-fat diet for the past five years. If you have inflamed gums and tooth decay, you are at risk for problems in other areas of the body.

The phone number for The Reno Dentist is 775-322-5016. If you have concerns about your oral health, I invite you to schedule a general dentistry examination today.

Perhaps your teeth and gums are healthy but you wish your smile was more attractive. We can help you there also with a smile redesign. Porcelain veneers, crowns, inlays/onlays, and orthodontia are all available to solve any cosmetic problems you wish to correct.

If you have not visited a cosmetic dentist in Reno yet, now is the time. My knowledgeable team and I will help keep your smile beautiful for life.

Call us at 775-322-5016 to learn more.


Common Myths about Sparks NV Family Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentistry Sparks NV Myth #1: Cosmetic Dentistry is Never Necessary for a Healthy Smile

Many so-called Sparks NV cosmetic dental procedures are not solely cosmetic. Dental procedures such as tooth replacement are smile-enhancing and, more importantly, prevent many potential problems such as tooth movement, bone loss and difficulty chewing and speaking.

Myth #2: A Sparks NV Dental Bridge is the Only Way to Replace a Missing Tooth

Dental bridges are a Sparks NV dental cosmetic procedure that have been used for many years with success. However, dental implants are often a better choice for replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have many advantages for Sparks NV dental patients. They feel like natural teeth, they are stronger, and they are easier to clean than dental bridges. Sparks NV tooth implants can also be used to anchor dentures or partial dentures.

Myth #3: At-Home Kits are as Effective for Tooth Whitening Than a Professional Dental Solution

At The Reno Dentist, we offer our Sparks NV dental patients teeth whitening treatments that provide a much greater level of whiteness than at-home kits. At-home kits may remove surface stains, but they do not provide optimum results and can often lead to uneven coloring.

Myth #4: Dental Bonding is the Best Way to Fix a Chipped Tooth.

Dental bonding can restore the shape of a tooth, but may not be the best long-term solution. If you have a damaged tooth, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Call us at (775) 525-5692 to set up an appointment so we can determine the best solution for you.

Myth #5: Sparks NV Braces are the Only Way to Straighten Teeth

Braces are often part of a transforming dental makeover for our Sparks NV teens and adults alike. However, if your teeth are only slightly crooked, lumineers can reshape your teeth and dramatically improve your smile. And the best thing about porcelain veneers? They offer instant results!

Dr. Shane Sykes DMD
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno Nevada 89503
https://www.therenodentist.com/
775-322-5016


Celebrity Smiles In Sparks NV Without The Annoying Paparazzi

Cosmetic Dentistry Sparks NV

Hello friends of The Reno Dentist!

Close your eyes. Picture the most beautiful smile you have ever seen. Perhaps it is the smile of your significant other. Perhaps it is your favorite actor, actress, or singer. What makes this smile memorable? The brilliant color? The beautiful translucency? The pleasing shape? The alignment of the teeth? All of the above?

Would you like a smile as memorable as the image in your mind? It’s possible with cosmetic dentistry at The Reno Dentist.

Dr. Shane Sykes skillfully redesigns smiles to correct alignment, dull color, damage, and stains.

Cosmetic dental procedures include the ever-popular porcelain veneers (gives teeth a brand new face), crown restorations, teeth whitening, orthodontia (quicker and easier than ever!), and dental bonding (affordable and effective).

You can have a billboard-perfect smile right here in Sparks NV.

The very same cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures used on famous smiles is available at The Reno Dentist. A celebrity salary and jet-setting lifestyle may be out of reach, but not a red carpet-worthy smile.

Come in for a smile design consultation to learn what cosmetic dentistry can do for your world class smile! Call 775-322-5016 to book your appointment today.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
775-322-5016
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-office/


Reno Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Reno Teeth whitening in Reno is easy, affordable, and pain free. In fact, it’s one of our most requested cosmetic dentistry procedures.

There are many options available to our Reno area patients. How do you know which is the best to choose? While over the counter whitening strips and rinses may give you a temporary boost in whiteness, nothing improves your teeth’s whiteness and brilliance like professional tooth whitening at our practice, The Reno Dentist.

If your smile needs more than just whitening, we have a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental services to offer, including dental implants, porcelain veneers, crowns, dentures and gum disease treatment.

If you are looking for teeth whitening in the Reno area, please give our practice a call at 775-322-5016; we are ready to help you navigate the options.

Dr. Shane Sykes


The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
https://www.therenodentist.com/


Why You Need a Genuine Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic Dentist Reno A cosmetic surgeon has specialized schooling in addition to the training a general surgeon completes. Likewise, a true cosmetic dentist has completed rigorous courses in addition to dental school. Of course, many Reno general dentistry practices offer cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Teeth whitening, crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding are some of the most common procedures in the Reno area.

In many cases, Reno general dentists achieve excellent results. However, there is a difference between adequate results and incredible results. Reno cosmetic dentists have the skills and experience to create absolutely beautiful smiles.

You have probably seen attractive front teeth crowns performed by a general dentist. They are often perfectly shaped, correctly aligned and pleasingly white. But have you ever seen front teeth dental crowns done by a true artist? The color, translucency, and texture take the crowns to the ultimate level of breathtaking beauty.

I am Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist in Reno. I would love to tell you the specifics about my experience and specific training in the specialty of cosmetic dentistry. I can show you photos of mediocre cosmetic procedures performed by competent general dentists and you can compare them with photos of some of my actual Reno cosmetic dentistry patients.

For a cosmetic dentistry consultation, call 775-322-5016 today.


Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Cosmetic Dentistry Options in Sparks NV Have you thought about upgrading your smile? Cosmetic dentistry in Sparks NV offers many exciting possibilities.

The quickest and least invasive procedure is light teeth whitening. The results are dramatic and teeth whitening side effects are minimal.

If your teeth are slightly crooked, but require no orthodontic work, porcelain veneers could be the answer. Porcelain teeth veneers are translucent, wafer-thin covers that are permanently attached to the front of teeth, correcting chips and stains. Prepless veneers do not require the removal of tooth structure.

If your teeth are more than slightly crooked, it’s not too late for braces. Patients of all ages are undergoing orthodontic treatment and achieving fantastic results. The newest clear braces are less noticeable, more comfortable and bring teeth into alignment much faster than old-school metal braces.

Has gum recession caused the metal base of an old crown to be visible? Soft tissue grafts and crown replacement can correct this problem.

Are you missing one or more teeth? One of the best tooth replacement options is a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.

Can you envision yourself with a dental makeover?

Call The Reno Dentist at 775-322-5016 to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options.

-Shane Sykes, DMD
https://www.therenodentist.com/