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By Downtown Dental Care
January 22, 2018
Category: Services
Tags: Fastbraces  

Wearing traditional metal braces isn't always feasible due to the length of time required, and the discomfort involved. If you need braces to fastbracesfix your smile, but you're unsure about wearing them for two years or longer, Fastbraces may be the perfect solution for your case. Find out more about this advanced treatment when you attend a consultation at Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

What Are Fastbraces?
Fast braces is an orthodontic technology developed as an alternative to standard braces. While traditional braces realign your teeth in two stages that span two years or more, Fastbraces do the job in about three to 12 months. Using a special mechanical technology, the tooth root is put into alignment early in the treatment period. The braces use a triangular design along with a square-shaped wire, which is different from the makeup of traditional metal brackets.

Reasons to Consider This Solution
The obvious reason to choose Fastbraces is that it will adjust and align your smile very quickly compared to the standard option. Patients often find that this treatment is also more comfortable and gentle on the teeth and gums. Compared to other orthodontic options, Fastbraces is more affordable and requires fewer visits to the dentist. Having Fastbraces placed is a very straightforward process that can be completed in a relatively short appointment with your Palm Beach Gardens dentist.

A Nicer Smile, Just in Time...
Another more practical reason to choose Fastbraces is that it will allow you to have a better smile in time for important life events, like weddings, vacations, and business conferences. Some patients see significant positive changes in a matter of weeks. To maintain your newly positioned smile after treatment, commit to wearing the prescribed retainers for at least 20 minutes per day or as recommended by your dentist.

Come in for a Consultation
If you need an orthodontic treatment that can be completed quickly and efficiently, contact Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL about Fastbraces and talk to Dr. Sharon Gilbert, who is a Senior Master Provider for Fastbraces technology- a distinction held by few in the world! Call 561-220-7359 today to set up a consultation with Dr. Sharon Gilbert.

By Downtown Dental Care
November 08, 2017
Category: Services
Tags: Fastbraces  

At Downtown Dental Care, you may take advantage of one of today's most innovative orthodontic systems. It's called Fastbraces, and it fastbracescould be your path to a healthier, straighter smile in less time and less money. Your dentist in Palm Beach Gardens, Dr. Sharon Gilbert loves the results Fastbraces produce for children and adults. Could Fastbraces give you the smile of your dreams? Why not learn more?

How are Fastbraces different?
Fastbraces have unique features that make them the fastest and least costly orthodontic treatments available today. Dentists and patients alike praise Fastbraces because they treat a variety of smile problems more quickly than other traditional orthodontic systems. Treatment takes months not years. Compare that to typical treatment times of two to two and half years or even more for conventional braces.

Why is Fastbraces just that---fast? Fastbraces utilizes nickel-cadmium brackets that are shaped like triangles rather than the usual rectangular configuration. These brackets aim physical forces directly at tooth roots, moving them into proper alignment along with the tops, or crowns, of your teeth. Conventional braces do just the opposite. The root system moves first, followed by the crowns. This method takes much longer to accomplish its goals.

In addition, patients make fewer trips to Downtown Dental Care during the course of their treatments. Check-ups and adjustments are less frequent, saving patients time and money.

How are Fastbraces similar to traditional braces?
Fastbraces produce healthier, better-aligned smiles for individuals with alignment problems which include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Protruding front teeth

A consultation with your Palm Beach Gardens Dentist
In short, Fastbraces correct many smile challenges. In fact, they may work for you. Dr. Gilbert offers Fastbraces consultations at Downtown Dental Care. She'll perform an oral examination, look at your bite and take X-rays as needed to get a complete picture of your unique smile issues and if Fastbraces could solve them.

So, don't wait any longer. Please call Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens today for your one-on-one consultation. Bring your questions and your smile goals. We look forward to creating your best possible smile. Phone (561) 220-7359.

By Downtown Dental Care
September 05, 2017
Category: Services

Keeping your smile healthy, as you probably know, is more than just brushing and flossing. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, restorative dentistrypermanent teeth are lost whether due to an accident or decay. When this happens, replacing them is important for both your health and your appearance. Two of the ways that the dentists at Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and serving West Palm Beach, FL Dr. Sharon Gilbert, Dr. Eric Gott, and Dr. Joseph Pechter restore natural teeth are through dental implants and crowns and bridgework. Learn about these two treatments in this post.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a great way to replace a tooth - or several teeth - that you've lost from decay or trauma over the years. The root, which held your natural tooth in place, is replicated by a metal post that your West Palm Beach dentist implants in your jawbone. These posts are tiny but become very stable once the jawbone grows back around them. Another tiny metal piece called the abutment juts out above the gum line and connects the post to the crown, which is made of porcelain and looks just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are particularly impressive restorations because they're low-maintenance, requiring no extra care besides regular brushing and flossing, and can last for several decades.

Crowns and bridgework

Another way to replace a missing tooth is through crowns and bridgework. Crowns act as the supports of the bridgework, which stabilize the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. The bridge is the part of this restoration that fills in the gap with a porcelain tooth that looks and functions just like a natural tooth would. Visiting your West Palm Beach family dentist regularly will help keep your crowns and bridgework fitting properly for many years to come.

There are many other ways that your family dentist can improve your smile. To learn more, contact Downtown Dental Care in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and serving West Palm Beach, FL today!

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your family dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.Dental Implants

How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?
The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.

Contact your family Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your family dentist to schedule an appointment.