Royalty At The Reno Dentist In Reno

porcelain crown Reno

When Dr. Shane Sykes crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is necessary to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also needed as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

The Reno Dentist, located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno, Nevada 89503, opened their doors in 2011 and has been serving patients throughout Nevada with outstanding efficiency, expertise and personal attention since. If you live in Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs, or Virginia City, you could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with Dr. Sykes to find out if you are a candidate for revolutionary restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous crown. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly options.

In addition to restorative services, please ask us about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities.

We are equipped to offer Invisalign, root canals, porcelain veneers, wisdom teeth extraction and a long list of other procedures. The cost of dental implants, the expense of cosmetic dentistry, and the affordability of restorative dentistry can all be discussed during your no-pressure, easy initial consultation. Schedule your visit today with our knowledgeable staff at 775-322-5016.

A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, chewing machine. Become royalty.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503

5 Smile Makeover Questions For Reno

Cosmetic Dental Makeover Questions In Reno

If you are considering a multi-procedure smile makeover or extensive restorative dentistry procedures, here are five considerations:

All At Once Or Over Time?
At The Reno Dentist, our Reno smile makeover patients can often receive several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific procedures necessary to achieve your perfect smile. Dr. Shane Sykes develops a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation.

Will it hurt?
If you feel discomfort or anxiety during your dental care, talk to Dr. Shane Sykes. No procedure will ever begin if you are able to feel pain. Our patient comfort is our utmost priority.

We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Sparks NV folks. Some procedures are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many Reno residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages. Call us at 775-322-5016 to discuss dental financing options in Reno.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the associated healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At The Reno Dentist in Reno our patients experience terrific results when doing smile transformations in phases, however, porcelain restorations are best fabricated in the same “batch” for the most precise color matching.

Call The Reno Dentist today at 775-322-5016 to schedule a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation.

Why Aren’t You Smiling?

Cosmetic Dentistry Restores Your Sparks NV Smile Hello, I’m Dr. Shane Sykes DMD. My dental practice is called The Reno Dentist. We are located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200, Reno NV 89503, and you can reach us by calling 775-322-5016.

You can probably imagine why I look at smiles everywhere I go in the Sparks NV area. Whether I am working with a general dentistry patient, having dinner at a Reno restaurant, or attending a sporting event, I notice whether the people around me smile. Whenever I encounter someone with obvious tooth problems, I want to tell them about the procedures that can completely transform their frown into a healthy and beautiful smile.

Are you one of those people who don’t want to show their teeth? I would love to talk to you about a smile makeover. Whatever your excuse is for not seeking dental treatment, I can discuss all of your concerns with you during a free consultation.

Perhaps you are afraid of dental work. Our dental team is trained at providing gentle, compassionate dental care. You can feel relaxed and comfortable, knowing you’re in good hands when you receive treatment.

Perhaps the cost of Reno cosmetic dentistry is holding you back. My knowledgeable staff will be happy to talk to you about financing plans. It is important to remember that if your teeth are decayed, postponing treatment will cost more money in the long run. Filling a cavity is far more affordable dentistry than a root canal procedure or, in the case of an extracted tooth, a dental implant.

You can contact my office at 775-322-5016 or online at My Reno family dental website contains information about all the general, aesthetic and restorative dentistry services we provide.

I can transform your smile into one that you will want to show all the time!

Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD

Not Happy With Your Sparks Dentist?

Looking For A New Sparks NV Dentist? Call Dr. Shane Sykes Hello Sparks NV dental blog visitors. Whether you stumbled upon this blog by mistake, or clicked here on purpose, welcome!

I am Dr. Shane Sykes. My cosmetic dental practice is called The Reno Dentist. We are located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno NV. You can find information about my practice, services, and professional dental team at

In my dental blog, I post informative articles about dentistry including new cosmetic dental treatments, preventative dental care, and news about my dental practice. Many of my patients in the Sparks NV area visit my blog regularly and I hope you will also find useful dental information here.

Do you currently have a Sparks NV dentist? If you are in need of a dentist or are not happy with your current cosmetic or family dentist, I invite you to visit my office, meet my knowledgeable staff, and discuss your dental needs with me.

My approach to my profession emphasizes you, the patient.

My first priority is exceeding my patient’s expectations. Before I can provide dental treatment, however, I must become familiar with each patient. That is why your first consultation will take some time. We can’t get to know each other in five minutes.

How are you doing? What is the current condition of your teeth and gums? What are your fears and expectations about dental treatment? Do you have financial concerns regarding your dental needs? I recognize that each one of my patients has a unique set of circumstances.

At The Reno Dentist, we emphasize preventative dental care. When restorative dentistry is necessary, I recommend the most conservative procedures. If you have pressing dental needs, let’s talk about your options and consider the long term consequences of each treatment. If I believe it is best to refer you to another specialist, I’ll do so without hesitation. I am committed to your well-being and want you to receive the best possible care.

If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry in the Sparks NV area, I can also help you. I pursue continual training in the latest cosmetic treatments and have extensive experience performing individual tooth restorations, TMJ treatment, complete smile makeovers and everything in between. Did you know that I can completely redesign your smile if that is what you desire? Miracles are possible with cosmetic dentistry.

Please call us at 775-322-5016 to book a consultation. I am confident you will feel good about choosing The Reno Dentist for your dental care.

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Sparks

General Dentistry Sparks NV Hello! Welcome to the The Reno Dentist blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our Sparks NV area cosmetic dentistry practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.

My name is Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD. I have been practicing cosmetic and general dentistry in the Sparks NV area since 2011. The Reno Dentist is a full-service dental office located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200, Reno NV. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for clients in the Sparks NV area, we perform all types of tooth restorations.

When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to ‘restore’ the tooth to its previous intact condition. A dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouth.

If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings tooth colored. These fillings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our Sparks NV restorative dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the ‘metal’.

Another reason some Sparks NV clients have had their old fillings replaced is because they are concerned about the possible heavy metal toxicity of the mercury in the silver.

If you would like to replace your amalgam fillings, call us at 775-322-5016 to schedule a consultation. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our Sparks NV cosmetic dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.

Smile – it increases your face value!

Preventing Facial Injuries

Family Dentistry Sparks NV Facial injuries occur all too often in the Sparks NV area. Little Leaguers get hit by inside pitches, construction workers suffer falls and other accidents at the worksite, and motorists sustain injuries in collisions every single day. Accidents at home can also result in serious injury to the face.

Serious facial injuries can affect the victim’s ability to eat, breathe, and speak. Because of the essential physical processes at risk, a person who has suffered a facial injury should receive medical care as soon as possible. Injuries to the mouth are treated by general dentistry professionals and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

At The Reno Dentist, we strongly advocate the use of protective equipment for every type of sport, whether it is a team sport or individual activity. Call us at 775-322-5016 for mouthguard recommendations regarding your (or your child’s) specific sport.

Likewise, the Sparks NV workplace injury rate can be reduced with increased use of appropriate protective equipment and adherence to safety procedures. With respect to Sparks NV motor vehicle injuries, the following instructions bear repetition: Wear your seatbelt and don’t send or read text messages while driving!

If you have suffered a recent injury to your face, mouth or jaw, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation with Dr. Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. If you are having dental problems (functional or aesthetic) due to an untreated past injury, I can also develop an effective restorative dentistry treatment plan.

My office is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno.

Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD

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

The Reno Dentist in Reno

Family Dentistry Reno Hello! I’m Dr. Shane Sykes, DMD, of The Reno Dentist in Reno.

I have been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since 2011. Dentistry is a challenging and fascinating profession; dentists must have diagnostic skills, dexterity, extensive scientific knowledge, and good visual memory. Dentistry also requires artistic ability. In addition to the technical aspects of dentistry, I really enjoy interacting with my Reno family dentistry patients.

I recognize that my clients have other choices in Reno area dental practices, and I work continually to earn their trust and surpass their expectations.

Each Reno dentistry client is unique. Many of my patients come in twice-yearly for an exam and cleaning. We help them maintain excellent oral health. Some Reno cosmetic dentistry clients come to me seeking major restorative dentistry procedures. It is extremely gratifying to complete a smile makeover and see the client’s reaction when they see the result for the first time.

When I have a pre-treatment consultation with a new Reno dentistry client, it is very informative for both of us. The patient learns the specifics about the possible procedures and I learn about the clients’ goals, concerns and expectations. Then I work with the client to develop a dental treatment plan that fits the patient’s needs, desired outcome and budget.

My dental practice is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno. If you are looking for an experienced dentist in the Reno area, call 775-322-5016 to schedule a consultation.

I look forward to meeting with you.

Dental Specialties Available In Sparks NV

General Dentistry Sparks NV General dentists in the Sparks NV area are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes, your family dentist will refer you to a local Sparks NV specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

Following are some of the most common dental specialties found in the Sparks NV area:

Endodontists specialize in root canal therapy and other procedures involving the root and surrounding parts of the tooth.

Periodontists practicing in the Sparks NV area treat the conditions affecting gum tissue and the bone surrounding the teeth. If you have gingivitis or more advanced periodontal disease, you may be referred to a periodontist.

Repairing damaged teeth and replacing lost teeth for Sparks NV patients is called ‘restorative dentistry‘. Prosthodontists have advanced training in procedures involving crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers, inlays, and partial or complete dentures.

Pediatric Dentists
Infants, young children and teenagers in the Sparks NV area have different dental needs than adults. Pediatric dentists undergo additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases affecting the youngest population in Sparks NV.

Oral Surgeons
Oral Surgeons serving the Sparks NV area perform surgical procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaw. These include dental implants, surgery to repair damage due to injury, tumor surgery, and cleft lip and palate reconstruction.

Dr. Shane Sykes is skilled in many of the above procedures, so talk to us first. If you are interested in learning more about these specialties, or have a concern regarding your oral health, please visit us at The Reno Dentist. You will find us at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno Nevada 89503. Please give us a call at 775-322-5016.

-Shane Sykes, DMD

Gummy Smile?

Cosmetic Dentistry Reno Many Reno cosmetic dentistry patients with a gummy smile undergo crown lengthening surgery to bring proper balance and symmetry to their smile. Gum tissue and, in some cases, bone is removed to expose more of the visible part of a tooth. It is a safe procedure that does not affect healthy tooth structure.

A ‘gummy smile’ is a term used to describe a smile with teeth that appear too short because an unusual amount of bone and soft tissue hide part of the crown. Our Reno cosmetic dental patients who have opted for crown lengthening love how their new perfect smile looks and feels. Some of our crown lengthening clients also choose teeth whitening for an extra-dazzling smile!

Crown lengthening is not used solely for cosmetic reasons. When a tooth is injured and breaks at the gum line or if a filling or crown comes off a tooth that contains decay, crown lengthening makes additional tooth structure accessible for further restorative dentistry work. It is also used to treat some types of periodontal disease.

At The Reno Dentist, we perform cosmetic and restorative crown lengthening for patients in the Reno area. The surgery can be performed by a general dentist, periodontist or oral surgeon.

If you are interested in crown lengthening or other cosmetic dental procedures and live in the Reno area, schedule an exam by calling 775-322-5016. We are conveniently located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno. When you come in, we can show you before and after photos of our cosmetic dentistry clients who are enjoying their new smile.

Shane Sykes DMD
The Reno Dentist