Twice A Year!

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas we say it all the time: see us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And happily, most of our patients are really good about making and keeping those appointments. It’s the best way to stay on top of their dental health.

As important as healthy teeth are, you should know that good dental health is also directly related to your overall health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

Furthermore, poor dental health leads to gum disease. With regular brushing and flossing, and twice yearly dental checkups, gum disease is 100 percent preventable.

More Good Reasons

The above should be enough to get anyone in to the dentist’s office twice a year. But if it isn’t enough, here are three more very good reasons why you should get a cleaning and checkup every six months.

  • Plaque and tartar. Even with brushing and flossing twice a day, plaque can build up on the teeth and gums. Plaque hardens into tartar. Simply put, there are areas in the mouth that your floss and toothbrush just cannot reach. Professional cleanings, however, can.
  • X-rays. By taking dental x-rays and updating them regularly, we can detect problems that a simple visual inspection won’t turn up. The sooner new issues are treated, the better: treatment will be easier, less painful, and less expensive.
  • Oral cancer. It isn’t just smokers who need to be concerned about oral cancer; anyone can get it. Finding it in its earliest stages gives you the best chance for successful treatment and a full recovery. We can check for any symptoms, and if we find them, tell you what you need to do.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons why it’s important to see us at Providence Dental in Las Vegas twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. And it’s just as important that you do your part with regular flossing and brushing. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today!

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Sparkling Smiles At Providence Dental

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This post from Providence Dental in North Las Vegas focuses on teeth whitening.

Unfortunately our teeth lose their luster as we grow older, even with regular brushing. Tooth whitening products like strips, whitening mouthwashes, and toothpastes can lighten stains slightly, but for a truly stunning smile, professional whitening is the best solution.

If you have existing dental work such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding, or veneers, the whitening process can be trickier, but not impossible. Teeth whitening will not lighten the stains on your restorations and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At Providence Dental, we can upgrade your dull restorations including veneers, crowns or bondings.

In-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at Providence Dental and can produce excellent results over time.

Teeth whitening is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas. We also offer orthodontics. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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The Providence Dental Guide To Veneers

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It’s easy to see why smile makeover patients at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas love porcelain veneers. They correct a multitude of cosmetic flaws and deliver dazzling results for my Las Vegas area patients.

A porcelain veneer is an extremely thin shell (about .5mm or 1/64 inch) that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth. They are custom made for each patient. Veneers cover chips, cracks, and stains. They can also improve the shape, size or length of a tooth.

While preparing a tooth for a veneer is less invasive than preparing a tooth for a crown, it is not a reversible procedure. A microscopically small amount of enamel must be removed to make room for the veneer. Thus, the tooth can never be restored to its original condition.

When performing the multi-step veneer procedure, the dentist must consider the surrounding teeth, the patient’s bite, the gums, the health of the affected teeth, and the patient’s goals and expectations. Most smiles contain varying shades of tooth enamel – sometimes a considerable range – further complicating the color selection process.

The dentist must also work closely with the dental lab technician who fabricates the veneers. The lab technician’s skill level and quality of materials is just as critical as the expertise of the cosmetic dentist.

Porcelain veneers from Providence Dental in North Las Vegas are one of the fastest and easiest ways to transform your smile. It is just one of the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer. Call us to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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A Youthful Smile At Any Age

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Declining health, limited mobility, financial strains – clearly, aging is not for wimps. Though some challenges seniors face can’t be avoided, others can, like issues with teeth, can – especially with he help of Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

Many dental problems common among retirees such as missing teeth, gum recession, tooth damage, and yellowed enamel, can be remedied. With modern cosmetic dentistry, mature men and women can have a wonderful smile that looks as young as they feel (or wish they felt!). Regardless of your age, it is not too late to improve your smile.

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we pamper our admired patients. We offer comprehensive dental services including family and pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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You Know It When You See It

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You may not be able to express why all the elements blend in perfect harmony, but you know it when you see it. We’re talking about a beautiful smile, like what we create with cosmetic dentistry at Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

You may be surprised at how many components we consider when planning for a smile makeover. Here are a few of the most obvious ones:

  • Tooth Color: shade, brightness, uniformity
  • Tooth alignment: straight or crooked?
  • Tooth size and proportions: are some teeth much larger or smaller than the rest?
  • Tooth spacing: is there crowding or big gaps between teeth?
  • Gumline margins: how much gum shows when you smile?

Here are some other important elements that may be less familiar to the layperson:

  • The portions of the teeth that are visible when the mouth is at rest
  • The relationship of the smile line and the lip line
  • Zenith points: the highest point of the gumline in relation to the center of the tooth
  • Midline placement: the smile should be centered in the middle of the lips, mouth, and face
  • Mesial inclination: the tops of the teeth should angle slightly away from the midline

If crucial design principles are not followed the smile may look off, or the function of the teeth and jaw could be adversely affected. For example, a cosmetic dental smile makeover completed by an inexperienced cosmetic dentist could change the patient’s bite and put unnecessary stress on the restorations.

At Providence Dental in Noth Las Vegas our services include cosmetic dentisry, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontics. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Express Your Personality With A Smile Makeover

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What makes up a perfect smile? White teeth? Straight teeth? Teeth with pleasing proportions, relative to one another? At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we believe that it’s more than the sum of the parts. Your perfect smile also contains another element: your personality.

What is a smile makeover? It is a combination of procedures that remedy any problems with your existing smile.

Modern cosmetic dentistry offers a multitude of tooth restoration treatments. On the least invasive end, we have dental bonding and inlays/onlays. These can often be completed in just one visit. Porcelain veneers can remedy small imperfections such as chips. A veneer can also correct the shape of a tooth that is misaligned.

If you have teeth that are not structurally sound, you may need a dental crown. The crowns we provide at Providence Dental blend perfectly with your existing teeth. No “chiclet” effect, where the crown sticks out like a sore thumb.

What if you have a missing tooth? Ask us about dental implants. This permanent tooth restoration is actually anchored into the jawbone, offering strength, natural function, and protection from bone recession.

At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, cosmetic dentistry techniques combine to create perfect smiles in our patients. Other services include family dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

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There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively impacts one’s life. At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we can help you keep your smile healthy and looking its best.

A smile lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also impacts our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive.

Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase productivity, and express empathy.

But if you are troubled by dental problems, then you may feel insecure about your smile. A smile makeover is the solution to your troubles.

One question to think about before going in is: What changes do you want to see in your smile?

There is no need to feel helpless. There is always a solution. Straightening teeth, fixing chips, replacing missing teeth, re-shaping teeth, and brightening teeth are only some of the changes that we can perform. If you have a problem, we will help you find the solution.

If you feel that a smile makeover can improve your life, book an appointment us at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry, as well as orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. We will give you the dazzling smile that you can be proud of.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Inlays/Onlays: Less Invasive Than Complete Crowns

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Restorative dentistry has progressed considerably over the years and there are now several effective ways to repair decayed teeth. In this post from Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we are going to focus on two similar types of restorations: dental inlays and onlays.

Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown and either one is usually more affordable than a porcelain crown procedure.

Inlays/onlays are “indirect fillings,” meaning that they are produced in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional “direct filling” is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist.

An inlay is used to correct the surface of a damaged tooth, often to fill a small cavity or a natural pit that is at risk for decay.

Typically porcelain or composite resin are used for inlays; these materials are strong and look very natural because the color can be matched exactly to the surrounding teeth. An inlay is precisely fitted to your tooth and looks, feels, and functions like the previous tooth.

An onlay covers a larger part of the tooth. Because they cover such a large area of the tooth, they are often referred to as partial crowns. Onlays are generally applied to the biting surface of the tooth. Just like inlays, they are precisely fitted to the damaged part of the tooth. Composite resin and porcelain are also the main materials used to create an onlay.

At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Love Your Smile

Love Your Smile in Las Vegas There is nothing like bright white teeth that light up a person’s whole face when they smile and laugh. No one has to settle for dull, yellow teeth. Not when there’s professional teeth whitening at Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

If you have an important upcoming event such as a wedding, party or formal family portrait sitting, teeth whitening will give you extra confidence as you pose for photos (even close-ups).

You have probably seen the porcelain tabs in graduated shades that  dentists use to determine appropriate, yet natural looking, shades for tooth restorations. Our teeth whitening can whiten teeth beyond their natural shade.

There are now shade guides with levels significantly whiter than the guides used in the past. Tooth whitening is not a gimmick; it is safe and very effective. Teeth whitening patients can maintain a white shade that equals the brightness of the ‘tooth’ models you see in dental marketing.

Teeth whitening at Providence Dental in Las Vegas will do wonders for your smile. We also provide pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Re-Contour Your Teeth

Re-Contour Your Teeth At Providence Dental

If your crooked, stained teeth keep you from smiling and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it, please give Providence Dental in Las Vegas a call! Cosmetic dentistry procedures and unprecedented materials make it possible to completely revamp and restyle your mouth.

If your teeth are uneven, Providence Dental has several options to correct that. We can re-contour your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel to change the length or shape of your tooth. If more is required to improve your smile we can offer veneers or bonding.

A veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is permanently attached to the front of a tooth, correcting cosmetic imperfections. They can last longer than dental bonding and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns.

Many men and women have teeth that have become darkened by drinking colas, tea, or coffee. If you have stained teeth and dream of having pearly white teeth then check out the many teeth whitening options.

Ask the team at Providence Dental in Las Vegas about family and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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