Need a smile makeover? Porcelain veneers can give you the star-worthy smile in as little as two appointments! Thin, custom-made shells of porcelain, veneers are placed over the front part of your teeth to enhance your smile. Here at Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Kyle DeLuca, offer veneers to their patients. Read on to learn how this premier cosmetic dentistry option can improve your smile:
#1. Whiten Your Smile - Many people are embarrassed by their stained teeth. Certain medications, tobacco use, and pigments from dark-colored foods and beverages can cause stains on your teeth. Fortunately, porcelain veneers can give you the bright smile you've always wanted! Unlike the enamel on your teeth, porcelain veneers resist dental stains very well.
#2. Close Tooth Gaps - A gap between your teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. These gaps can form anywhere in the mouth, and dental veneers can be used to close them. These ceramic shells fit over your gapped teeth to create an evenly-spaced smile.
#3. Restore Broken Teeth - Dental veneers can also be used to restore teeth that are chipped or cracked. If you have fractured teeth, dental veneers can cover them and restore their appearance and functionality. This is accomplished by having the veneer cover the front of the tooth with a thicker section to replace the fractured part of the tooth.
#4. Fix Crooked Teeth - Having a crooked smile can really affect your self-esteem and give you a low self-image of yourself. Fortunately, in some cases, cosmetic dentistry can be used to provide a quick fix to your flawed smile. Dental veneers can give your teeth a look of beautiful uniformity, without the use of orthodontics.
Interested? Give Our Palm Beach Gardens Office a Call
If you want a star-worthy smile, call Downtown Dental Care's Palm Beach Gardens office at (561) 609-0648 right now to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation to get the smile you deserve.
Are you doing everything needed to keep your mouth healthy? Preventive dentistry emphasizes the importance of good oral health and hygiene habits followed up with routine teeth cleanings and exams. Led by Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Kyle DeLuca, Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, offers full-service dental care to keep their patients they serve. Read on to find out why preventive care is important.
Enjoy a Healthy Smile
By practicing good oral hygiene at home every day and seeing your dental provider regularly, you can help keep your smile healthy for years to come. The American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits at least twice a year. Spend some quality time with your dental care provider and you'll catch issues at an early stage when they are easily treatable.
Prevent Tooth Decay
Dental plaque is a sticky, colorless biofilm that constantly forms on the teeth and contains bacteria. This acidic substance damages tooth enamel and can lead to cavities. Cavities are damaged areas in teeth that develop into tiny holes. Untreated dental cavities can cause tooth pain, infection, and loss of teeth. Dental plaque can be removed by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and receiving professional teeth cleanings.
Maintain Overall Health
You may be risking your health if you don’t take good care of your gums and health. Research shows that oral health can have an impact on your overall health. After all, an unhealthy mouth may increase your risk of serious health issues such as heart attack, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and preterm labor. So brush your teeth and floss often!
Prevent Dental Diseases
During your checkup, your dental provider will examine your gums for signs of gum disease and other health issues. Gum disease can lead to serious problems if it is not treated in a timely manner. Your dental provider may also conduct an oral cancer screening during your dental exam. The goal of oral cancer screening is to identify oral cancer early, when there's a greater chance for a cure. Consult with your preventive care dentist in Palm Beach Gardens if you need an oral cancer screening.
Is it time for your next dental checkup? Call Downtown Dental Care's office in Palm Beach Gardens today by dialing 561-609-0648 to schedule an appointment.
Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist has the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.
Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.
Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. Your dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.
What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.
How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.
Contact Your Dentist
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.
Find out how this popular dental restoration could improve your smile’s appearance.
If you are missing a tooth or dealing with dental damage, our Palm Beach Gardens family dentists, Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Kyle DeLuca, may recommend getting either a dental crown or bridge, for these restorative pieces improve your smile’s appearance and restore oral functionality. Here's how to tell whether you should turn to crowns or bridges for help.
Do You Need to Strengthen a Tooth?
If so, then a dental crown may be the best choice. This tooth-shaped cap is often made from porcelain or ceramic to mimic the look of a real tooth. This cap is placed over a tooth that has been compromised by injury, decay, or infection. Some of the benefits of getting a dental crown from our Palm Beach Gardens office include,
- Preserve the natural tooth’s structure
- Prevent the need for a tooth extraction in the future
- Repair a tooth that has been worn down
- Restore a tooth that has severe decay
- Improve the color, shape, and appearance of a tooth
- Cover a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth
Do You Need a Replace a Missing Tooth?
While a crown is recommended if your tooth is still viable and simply requires a little extra strength and durability in order to be fully functional, if you are actually missing a tooth, a dental bridge may recommend.
For bridge treatment, it’s important that the rest of your smile is healthy, as we will need the help of teeth surrounding the gap to anchor the dental bridge into place. The purpose of a bridge is to fill the gap left over by your missing tooth with an artificial tooth that looks just like your natural smile. In order for natural teeth to support the bridge, we will need to place dental crowns over these healthy teeth so as to anchor the false tooth in place.
Interested? Give Us a Call!
Do you have questions about getting dental crowns and bridges in from our Palm Beach Gardens office? Do you want to find out if your smile could benefit from these restorations? If so, call Downtown Dental Care today at (561) 623-9935 to learn more!
Would you like a tooth replacement which does not wobble or irritate your gums? Dental implants are the way to go because they are securely anchored into the jaw bone. If you need one, two or all your teeth replaced, dental implants can do that so well, you'll forget they're not natural teeth. Just ask dentists Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott and oral surgeon Dr. Kyle DeLuca at Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL if dental implants are right for your smile.
Restoring your smile
Tooth loss truly devastates oral function, gum tissue, jaw bone integrity and of course, your personal appearance and self-confidence. While conventional bridgework and dentures work well in many instances, they cannot preserve your jawbone. Plus, the fit and bite of these appliances change fairly rapidly with use.
Your optimal alternative is the dental implant. A titanium screw surgically inserted into the jaw, an implant supports a metal post and porcelain crown, creating a completely artificial tooth that is stable, functional and realistic in appearance. These titanium devices also anchor bridges and fixed or removable dentures as need and preference dictate.
Your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens will tell you if you're a candidate for dental implants. What qualifies you? On examination, you should have enough bone in your jaw to support the titanium screw.
It all happens right at Downtown Dental Care. After the implant is placed, you must wait for it to bond into the jaw bone. This process, called osseointegration, takes several weeks to months, but the result--a solid bond between implant and jawbone--is worth the wait.
After the implant has bonded with the jawbone, your dentist will attach the extension post and porcelain crown, completing your new tooth. Then, you can bite, chew, brush, floss and treat your implant just like a natural tooth. Expect it to last and to serve you for many years to come--even for the rest of your life.
The American Dental Association says that dentists place five million implants in the United States every year. Could you receive the next one? Find out if you could fill your smile gap and have the best oral function possible with an innovative dental implant. Contact Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL today to arrange your one-on-one consultation with one a member of our dental team. Call 561-623-9935.
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