What Does A Missing Tooth Say About You?

Las Vegas Mini-ImplantsAt Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we know that a missing tooth is a big deal. Think about it: when you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, do you wonder if they were in an accident? Do you automatically make assumptions about their income, education and overall physical health?

Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.

Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:

I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.

Dental implants not only restore missing teeth, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Not all cosmetic dentistry is as extreme as teeth implants. There are many minimally-invasive remedies for unattractive smiles.

At Providence Dental, we provide dental implants and many other procedures. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Smile Makeovers: It’s Not Just About Your Teeth

Providence Dental Smile Makeovers Its Not Just About Your Teeth

At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we have been creating spectacular smiles since 2016. Each one of our Las Vegas smile makeover patients values their new smile almost as much as we value their trust.

Our loyal patients, along with our dedicated dental team, have made our professional career particularly rewarding.

Working as a dentist in Las Vegas is more than just a job. Likewise, a smile makeover is more than straight, white, beautiful teeth – though that’s a big deal in itself!

Our Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry patients report that their new smile affects many areas of their life. Some have noticed increased effectiveness in their profession. Others enjoy a richer social life because they are now able to smile, laugh, and eat without self-consciousness.

One of our Providence patients who had been embarrassed by his damaged teeth for years says his new youthful smile has given him greater confidence and ambition.

At Providence Dental, we expertly perform the most advanced cosmetic dental procedures available including teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. We can straighten your teeth with orthodontics.

Only need a cleaning? Our hygienists perform the most thorough deep cleanings for our patients whose healthy smiles need nothing else.

If you don’t currently have a dentist, we invite you to visit Providence Dental in Las Vegas to discuss your cosmetic dentistry goals. Make an appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Protect Teeth From Cracks

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Ouch! No one wants the pain and inconvenience of a cracked tooth, so in this Providence Dental dental blog post we are going to focus on how to avoid this preventable problem.

The first thing to remember is that avoiding a cracked tooth is not rocket science. Steer clear of chewing on hard things if you don’t want a cracked tooth! This includes ice, hard candy, and (sorry movie lovers!) popcorn.

Also, protect against any impact to the mouth that could be experienced during sporting events. If you are a member of a local Providence or NW Las Vegas rec center basketball, ultimate frisbee, or flag football league, pick up a mouth guard at a sporting goods store.

Tooth grinding is never a good thing, and it can even lead to a cracked tooth or temporomandibular conditions. Talk to your dentist, doctor, or physical therapist and try some stress reduction techniques to keep your jaw nice and relaxed.

Be sure to keep your regular check-ups, because we can spot possible problems that could predispose you to a cracked tooth such as an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth.

If you have a cracked tooth, you’ll want to pursue the correct course of treatment and, if needed, explore some cosmetic dentistry procedures to fix any visible damage. These include veneers, a porcelain crown, or a dental implant.

Call Providence Dental in Las Vegas to schedule an appointment today. And watch out for those hard objects!

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Our Team Takes Care Of You: The Dentist in Providence NV

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At Providence Dental, each member of  our team plays a critical role, from the hygienist to the dentist. In this post, we’ll examine the role of the dental assistant.

Dental assistants help us operate smoothly and provide a high level of care. Duties include everything from assisting in patient care to helping the office run smoothly and efficiently.

A dental assistant’s knowledge of patient care and dental lab procedures is probably more extensive than you realize. Assistants may help the hygienist with polishing during a cleaning, or explain proper brushing and flossing techniques.

It’s the dental assistant who preps examination areas before appointments begin. They clean up afterward, too, sterilizing equipment. And before supplies begin to run low, they order new ones.

Whether a patient is receiving dental implants, undergoing an orthodontics adjustment, or settling in for teeth whitening, the dental assistant has set the stage for a comfortable and efficient procedure.

But along with the dentist and our hygienists, dental assistants are part of the Providence Dental team. All of us urge you to take care of your teeth, and to remember your six month checkups and examinations. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


You, Only Better: Cosmetic Dentistry in North Las Vegas

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If you’re looking for the brightest, whitest smile possible but insist that you want it to look natural, try cosmetic dentistry in North Las Vegas.

At Providence Dental, we use effective, cost sensitive, cutting-edge methods and tools as we create the best smile for each individual.

Many professionals and public figures are taking advantage of cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearance and enhance their natural attractiveness. Maybe you’ve noticed men and women in the media with smiles that seem brighter than any you’ve seen before.

You, too, can have a smile like that, and age is not a consideration. Whether you’re in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond, we can provide smile makeovers that deliver dramatic results. Available options include porcelain veneers, dental implants, orthodontics, crown restoration, and teeth whitening.

Let’s do this together. Whether it’s cosmetic dentistry for you, or pediatric dentistry for the youngest members of the family, our convenient staff is waiting. Call today to schedule an appointment with Providence Dental in Las Vegas.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Amazing Dental Implants in Providence NV

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option available in Providence NV and the surrounding community.

It hasn’t always been that way, but the technology has greatly improved in the last few decades. What once sounded futuristic is considered mainstream dentistry.

A dental implant is a metal rod (usually titanium) implanted into the patient’s jaw. A crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is very strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection.

Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good candidate for tooth implant surgery?

Age is rarely a factor in whether a patient is a viable candidate for a dental implant. But because it is anchored to the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site.

There are a few medical issues that may come into play. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily rule you out as an implant candidate. We’ll discuss all relevant issues during your implant consultation.

Call Providence Dental in Las Vegas NV to set up an implant consultation. We also provide cosmetic dentistry, as well as family dentistry, including pediatric dental services.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Root Canals in North Las Vegas

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When one of our patients at Providence Dental in North Las Vegas get an abscessed tooth, it’s time to make a choice: attempt to save the tooth with a root canal, or pull it.

An abscessed tooth means the soft pulp inside it has become infected, and is dying. They usually hurt quite a bit.

Performing a root canal can be straight-forward. It involves drilling into the tooth, removing the infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canal area, and then filling and sealing it.

Root canals have a very high success rate. But there is always a chance of complications down the road. That’s why some patients decide to have the tooth extracted, and replaced with a dental implant.

Like root canals, dental implants have a high success rate. With an implant, a post is inserted in the jaw where the root used to be, and the replacement crown is fitted over that.

If you have been told that a root canal or a dental implant is needed, feel free to talk with us at Providence Dental about the pros and cons of each procedure. We’ll be sure to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment. Our services also include family dentistry.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Creating Beautiful Smiles At Providence Dental

Creating beautiful Las Vegas smiles at Providence DentalCosmetic dentistry is a way to create a positive change to the appearance of your teeth. At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we use a range of techniques to upgrade your smile, while at the same time making sure your teeth and gums are healthy.

Improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry can have dramatic results on your appearance, which in turn can affect your life in general. Even a little change can have a big effect. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, for example, is teeth whitening. The in-office procedure available from Providence Dental can give you a sparkling smile in as little as one appointment.

Another popular option is porcelain veneers. These are a medical-grade ceramic that are attached to the front of your teeth. People choose them to cover chipped or cracked teeth, or a gap in their smile. They can also give it a bright, uniform appearance.

For people who are missing one of their teeth, dental implants can be the answer to their prayers. Implants have been called one of the most important developments in dentistry, across the board. They consist of a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post. They look and function like natural teeth, and can prevent bone loss.

These are just a few of the possibilities with cosmetic dentistry. Call Providence Dental in Las Vegas to schedule a consultation and find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for you and your smile. We also offer family and pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Getting Ready For A Dental Implant In Las Vegas, Nevada

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At Providence Dental, we believe every patient deserves a beautiful smile whether it takes dental implants, porcelain veneers, or family and pediatric dentistry.

Today’s post will address the preparation needed for dental implants. Consider calling 702-984-2540 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.

Getting ready for a tooth implant includes understanding what it is, whether you are a candidate, how to prepare for the surgery, precautions to take throughout the healing process and what to expect once the implant is complete.

What is a dental implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant is a permanent post fused to the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

Who can benefit from dental implants?
Ideal candidates for dental implants include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, adequate bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. Our patients  come from all backgrounds and have a wide range of dental issues. For many, dental implants are a phenomenal solution.

What preparation is needed?

An initial visit with us is the first step. For this evaluation be sure to bring pertinent medical information, current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the critical details. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be necessary.

How do I ensure successful healing?
Avoid drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal between surgeries. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around site. Follow the instructions given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.

How do I care for dental implants?

Caring for implants is not much different than caring for natural teeth. Be sure to avoid damaging, detrimental habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a problem for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implants and gum tissue around the implants clean just as you (hopefully) do with your natural teeth.

The complete process can take months from consultation to complete healing and placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of dental implants and look at financing options.

Visit https://www.providencedental.com/blog/ for more details about our practice and services including invisalign braces, gum contouring, veneers and teeth whitening. Our convenient staff is ready to offer family and pediatric dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery and many other general and cosmetic procedures.

 

Contact Providence Dental:702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 


Hate Your Dentures?

Las Vegas Dentistry Implant Perhaps you have heard or seen the Las Vegas dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Some dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like hype? Exaggeration?

Let’s look at the facts about dental implant anchored dentures

Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How important is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?

Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slide around in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture-wearers who exercise regularly especially appreciate this benefit.

Appearance: How does your smile look? Can you smile confidently? How many Centennial Hills denture-wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.

Bone health: When teeth are extracted, bone recession can occur over time (in fact, this happens in almost every case). Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse conditions present, your jaw bone should remain strong and dense, just as if the original tooth root were there.

If you hate your dentures, why don’t you come in for a consultation about dental implants and mini-implants? We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if implant dentures will, as promised, change your life.

 

 

Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2540

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166