Do you put off dental appointments because your anxiety gets the better of you? Millions of people feel the same, but there is a better way; sedation dentistry at our Troy, OH dental office provides an excellent way to deliver a safe, anxiety-free dental experience so you can get the care you need.
Most sedatives used in sedation dentistry can be taken by mouth, meaning no injections, no anxiety, and no pain. Some sedatives work so effectively that even the smells and details of the procedure cannot be recalled afterward. Your comfort and well-being are of great importance to Dr. Bentley and our team, and safety and compliance are two important aspects of treatment.
What types of sedation are available?
The most popular types of dental sedatives are nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Different levels of sedation (mild, moderate and deep) can be utilized depending on individual needs. Our sedation dentist will help you decide which is best for you based on your needs.
Here is an overview of some of the most common types of dental sedatives:
Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) is used as a mild sedative and delivered through a nose hood. Nitrous oxide elevates the general mood, evokes a general sense of well-being, relieves anxiety and reduces pain during the procedure
Oral Conscious Sedation
State-of-the-art oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear needles. Oral medication is provided prior to treatment to induce a state of moderate sedation. This means that most patients have little memory of the sights and sounds associated with the procedure. We will prescribe a dose of the medication to be taken before your appointed appointment and topped off as necessary during the procedure.
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Your complete comfort is our highest priority, and we can use either of these methods, or a combination if that better suits your needs. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being sedated during treatment, please contact the Troy, OH sedation dentist, and we will be happy to discuss your options.
Has your smile lost the shine it once had? Have you tried those over the counter tooth whitening products and seen disappointing results, if any at all? If you are tired of stained or yellow teeth, our Troy cosmetic dentist office is where this can all change.
There are many over the counter tooth whitening systems on the market today, but none are as effective or provide the same level of whitening as the professional products. Tooth whitening is the simplest and least expensive way to enhance your smile and restore a youthful appearance.
Teeth can naturally be less than white or may be stained and discolored due to:
- Certain medications (such as antibiotics).
Most common reasons for discoloration are due to:
- Tobacco use
- Soft drinks
Zoom! Power Whitening System
Tooth whitening is one of the safest dental procedures available. The Zoom! system is a state-of-the-art, in office procedure. It is a safe, easy, and effective bleaching process that lightens the discoloration of your enamel and dentin. Our cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Bentley offers this system as well as other professional home whitening products. This procedure is done while you sit back in our comfortable chairs, and relax while you listen to your favorite music.
Contact your Troy cosmetic dentist for a complimentary consultation to evaluate your whitening goals and needs. We take the time to ensure that you will leave with the beautiful vibrant smile you are looking for.
There are many options in dentistry today for missing teeth replacement. A dental bridge is just one such option, and today we explain the benefits of fixed bridges. A fixed (non-removable) bridge is durable and creates an excellent replacement for missing teeth
You’re probably most familiar with a “traditional bridge” that involves two crowns that are placed on two adjacent teeth and are then attached to an artificial tooth (pontic). This creates a “bridge” that fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
4 Reasons to Choose a Dental Bridge
You and the Troy family dentist may decide on a fixed bridge for any of the following reasons:
- Fill space of missing teeth.
- Prevent drifting of remaining teeth
- Restore ability to chew and/or speak clearly
- Upgrade from a removable partial denture
Placement of a fixed bridge will generally require two or more visits. The two anchoring teeth will be prepared by removing a portion of enamel, allowing room for a crown. Your Troy family dentist will then take an impression of your teeth. This mold is sent to a dental lab where a custom-fit bridge will be created specifically to fit your teeth and accommodate your bite. You will leave your first appointment with a temporary bridge created by your dentist.
Your second appointment takes place once the permanent bridge has been created. At this point, it will be carefully checked and adjusted to make sure it fits properly. The bridge is then permanently cemented.
At the conclusion of this visit, you receive instructions on how to properly care for your new permanent bridge. The life of your new bridge will be extended greatly by following proper brushing and flossing techniques and scheduling regular dental visits.
Please Call Us for An Appointment
If you would like to see if a dental bridge is right for you, please call our office to arrange a convenient appointment.
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