Toothache? Broken Braces? Knocked-Out Tooth?

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Let’s consider three dental issues that may require immediate treatment.

Toothache

Most of us experience a toothache at some point in our lives. Even one day with oral pain can seem like an eternity.

A toothache could be a symptom of an abscess. If an abscess progresses, it can destroy the root of the tooth. It can even destroy the surrounding bone.

Possible causes of a toothache are decay, an injury to the tooth, a broken crown, an infection, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

Let Drs. Kernagis take care of you. You will quickly be back to pain-free eating, speaking, and sleeping. What a relief!

Call Your Time Dental Urgent Care if you have a toothache.

Broken Braces

What if one of the wires on your braces comes loose? It can damage your teeth or gums. If this happens and you cut the inside of your mouth, rinse with a solution of salt and water.

Call Your Time Dental Urgent Care if a wire on your braces breaks. We have extended hours for when an oral problem can’t wait.

Knocked-Out Tooth

We hope this never happens to you. But we are here in the unfortunate event that it does. All is not lost.

If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done rapidly. Make sure you hold the tooth only by the crown. Never touch the root!

Rinse the tooth gently with water. Be cautious not to brush off any tissue attached. Put the tooth back in the socket if you can easily, although this can be tricky with younger children.

These are just a few of the urgent-care issues we treat at Your Time Dental Urgent Care. But we are also a full-service dental office.

We perform:

Save our number in your contacts on your phone. If you have a dental emergency, you can call without delay.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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CEREC Same-Day Restorations For Dental Emergencies

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CEREC “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics” crowns are fast and convenient. They make “same-day” dentistry possible. If your dental practice performs CEREC, your dentist can fabricate strong, natural-looking crowns in one visit.

Because of this, CEREC has many advantages for cosmetic dental patients.

CEREC For Dental Emergencies

CEREC technology also plays a vital role in emergency dentistry.

A dental emergency is, by definition, inconvenient. (You can’t get more inconvenient than an event that takes place with no warning whatsoever.)

Reduce The Impact To Your Schedule

The dental injury and visit to an urgent care practice is disruptive enough. If your dental emergency necessitates ongoing dental appointments, it further complicates your life.

  • You may have to take time off from work
  • You may have to get child care
  • You may have to cancel flight reservations for a vacation or business trip
  • You may have to reschedule other appointments

Same-day restorations don’t require ongoing treatment after an initial emergency visit.

CEREC Crowns are High Quality

Worried that CEREC same-day restorations are inferior to traditional restorations?

Let’s put your mind at ease.

CEREC crowns are engineered using durable, high-quality materials.

A CEREC crown is shaped with CAD/CAM scanning technology which is just as accurate as a traditional impression. (Some dentists believe a CEREC crown is even more precise than a crown developed from a traditional impression.)

CEREC crowns:

  1. Are indistinguishable from your remaining teeth
  2. Function like a standard crown
  3. Don’t require a messy impression
  4. Don’t require a temporary crown that may come loose or fall off—leaving your damaged tooth at risk of further injury
  5. Can last ten years or longer
  6. Are performed in one dental visit

Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers CEREC same-day crowns. This is one way we ease the trauma when you have a dental emergency. Save our phone number to your contacts. In the unfortunate event that you experience a dental emergency, call us ASAP. If someone else is driving, call us on your way to our office. We have extended hours to serve you.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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How Technology Helps Your Time Dental Urgent Care Provide Same-Day Service

Crown lengthening LithiaToday’s message focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind-the-scenes to benefit Your Time Dental Urgent Care patients.

Digital Imaging

Digital imaging is not just for Instagram and Pinterest. Most Florida dental offices use digital X-Rays.

Realtime digital images help Drs. Kernagis diagnose and treat oral problems. Digital X-Rays use much less radiation exposure and are easier to archive and retrieve than traditional versions.

Diode Lasers

Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used for emergency root canals, crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easy on patients and need much shorter healing times.

CAD/CAM for Same-Day Restorations

CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many procedures at Your Time Dental Urgent Care. These include in-office inlays/onlays, same-day CEREC crowns, and dental implants.

Quality urgent care service requires experience, expertise, and the latest dental technology. You’ll find them here at Your Time Dental Urgent Care.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Saliva And Dental Health

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Today we review the importance of your saliva. Though most people may think it’s gross, saliva is vital for dental health as well as digestion.

Saliva is mostly water, but a small portion of it is made up of enzymes, antibacterial substances, mucus, and minerals. The optimal pH balance of the mouth is maintained by saliva, and pH balance is a critical factor for preventing cavities.

The minerals in saliva help to maintain the enamel surface of the teeth. Immunoproteins in saliva curb the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth, thereby protecting the gums from gingivitis.

Now that you know how critical saliva is to dental health, I’m sure you can see why sufficient salivary flow should concern you. For most individuals, everyday chewing is enough to stimulate salivary glands to release saliva. However, dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition that should be dealt with quickly before oral health troubles take place.

If you are in the Gibsonton area and are looking for quality dental care, please contact our office today at 813-519-0128.

Our comfortable staff would be happy to speak with you about urgent dental care, sedation dentistry, and the other services we provide to our valued patients.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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See Your Time Dental Urgent Care For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Your Time Dental Urgent Care For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many Gibsonton residents consider the myriad options available to stop the aging clock. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, Florida residents have countless choices to help them look more youthful. I am Dr. Richard Kernagis and I am excited to tell you about a simple and affordable procedure we offer at Your Time Dental Urgent Care that can create a younger looking you.

Porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

Haven’t you noticed that when you talk with someone who has sparkling, straight white teeth, their smile catches your eye? An engaging smile draws attention away from wrinkles or a flabby belly because a dazzling smile is the first impression others have of you – and it is impossible to ignore!

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularities your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are a middle-aged (or older) Gibsonton or Tampa resident pondering ways to improve your appearance, Your Time Dental Urgent Care can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Your Time Dental Urgent Care has been serving patients in Gibsonton since 2001.

The smiles in the 33534 zip code area can rival those of Beverly Hills 90210 thanks to porcelain veneers. Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care today for a younger you!

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0901

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

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Veneers Transform Smiles

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Same Day Smile Makeovers At Your Time Dental Urgent Care In GibsontonAt Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we are known for walk-in appointments, weekend hours, and emergency care. Because we are an urgent dental care provider, some of our patients don’t realize that we offer the full spectrum of cosmetic dental procedures.

The team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton wants to discuss dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can transform your every-day ok smile into a magical one.

Have you ever wished your dentist could glue new pearly white covers on your existing teeth as quick and easy as you paint a wall in your house? Guess what? With porcelain veneers, it’s possible. Our team will permanently attach the wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts to your natural teeth.

Unlike a crown procedure, our team doesn’t need to remove tooth structure to place the restoration.

We will use veneers alone and in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures in complete smile makeovers. Because they can correct cosmetic tooth misalignment in one visit, veneers are sometimes called instant orthodontics.

Do veneers look like natural teeth?

Skilled dental lab artists create porcelain veneers with the color, reflective properties, and translucency of natural teeth: perfect natural teeth, that is. In addition, we can create porcelain veneers in any size or shape.

Are veneers strong?

We make porcelain veneers out of extremely durable material. If you have questions about whether a veneer or dental crown is the best choice for you, talk to our team.  We will consider the size and condition of the tooth and its position in the mouth.

How long do veneers last?

Some smile makeover patients have veneers they received over 15 years ago. (And they still look incredible!) If properly cared for, veneers can last as long as dental crowns.

Are porcelain veneers affordable?

Porcelain veneers are often less expensive than crowns and orthodontia. For questions about the cost of porcelain veneers, call our office.

Your Time Dental  Urgent Care serving Gibsonton, Riverview and Apollo Beach areas is a full-service dental practice. An urgent care dentist must be skilled in emergency, general, and cosmetic dentistry. If you have a dental emergency, or are looking for a team of experienced dental professionals, give us a call.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

What Are CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton can help both with your dental emergencies as well as with improving your smile.

Our office is proud to use some of the latest and most up-to-date technology available in the dental industry. It’s our goal to make your appointments as easy and comfortable as they can be.

One of the machines that helps us achieve this goal is the CEREC mill, which allows us to craft custom crowns and bridges right here in the office.

What Does CEREC Stand For?

CEREC stand for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Our team uses CEREC technology to produce and place a crown in one same day dental procedure.

How Does My Dentist Fabricate a Crown With CEREC?

CEREC same day dental crowns use Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology and 3D imaging to create a crown that fits your tooth perfectly. A CEREC crown retains your natural bite and gumline contours.

Our team first takes a 3D image of your tooth with an intraoral scanner, which converts to a digital model with the CEREC CAD/CAM software. The digital model is conveyed to the milling machine.

The crown is milled from a ceramic block. We will pick a shade that matches your natural teeth exactly. Then we place the crown onto your damaged tooth.

What Are CEREC Crowns Made Of?

A durable ceramic material.

What Are The Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns?

  • Restores tooth function in one dental appointment
  • A CEREC crown only requires one dental visit
  • Prevents potential problems with temporary crowns
  • Tooth prep for a CEREC crown maintains more of your existing tooth structure
  • CEREC may be more budget-friendly than a traditional crown
  • CEREC crowns fit better than traditional crowns
  • It prohibits decay that’s possible with a tooth waiting for a permanent crown

Will My Tooth Hurt?

Your crowned tooth may be sensitive for a couple of days after placement. Toothpaste made for sensitive teeth may relieve the sensitivity.

Avoid chewy or sticky foods during this period. Brush and floss your new crown as you (hopefully~> do with your remaining teeth.

A tooth with a crown is susceptible to decay near the gumline. Come into Your Time Dental Urgent Care twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care is more than just an emergency dentist. We offer a number of great dental services. We also have several locations. Call us today at Kernagis Dental Excellence in the Tampa, Apollo Beach, Lithia or FishHawk area. If your dental needs are urgent but not emergencies, that’s no reason to avoid calling us. We have late and weekend hours specifically so that you CAN call us when you need to.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

Smile Makeover Questions Answered At Your Time Dental Urgent Care

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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Even people with top notch oral health want to improve specific parts of their smile. Our team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Tampa can help. Though proper brushing is crucial for healthy teeth, it won’t re-contour a gumline or repair a cracked tooth. A cavity-free mouth may still have stained or slightly misaligned teeth.

If you want to correct the smile elements that can’t be improved with diligent oral hygiene, call us to schedule a smile makeover consultation with our team. During your consultation, we will talk to  you about:

Cost
Each smile makeover is completely unique, therefore the price varies from patient to patient depending on the specific procedures performed. During your consultation, we will give you an estimate for your smile makeover.

Function
Proper function is priority one. Your smile redesign will maintain or improve your ability to talk, eat, and smile.

Beauty
This is probably the main reason you are choosing to transform your smile. We will describe the cosmetic improvements you can expect and the technical details about the procedures.

Sedation
If your cosmetic dental smile makeover requires several hours of treatment, or if you have dental anxiety, you may want to look at sedation. Our team will explain your sedation options and the associated costs.

Health
If you have existing tooth decay or gum disease, these troubles need to be addressed prior to your cosmetic concerns. It may be possible to combine required restorative procedures with your cosmetic work.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care is more than just an emergency dentist. We offer a number of great dental services. We also have several locations. Call us today at Kernagis Dental Excellence in the Tampa, Apollo Beach, Lithia or FishHawk area. If your dental needs are urgent but not emergencies, that’s no reason to avoid calling us. We have late and weekend hours specifically so that you CAN call us when you need to.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

When Something’s Gotta Give, Don’t Let It Be Your Smile

Categories: Dental Health

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Life is hectic for many Gibsonton residents. At times, it’s impossible to get all the “gotta do’s” done and many are delayed or dropped altogether. The team at Your Time Dental Urgent Care wants to remind you to keep your dental health on the important to-do list.

Many important things get put on the back burner, but please don’t make your dental health one of them.

Here are some common dental care shortcuts. Are you guilty of any of them?

Rushing Through Brushing

Your teeth deserve a careful two minutes or more. Slow and methodical beats quick and dirty. Use a system to make sure you get every tooth. Playing one of your favorite two- or three-minute songs may help you go the distance.

Only Seeing Your Dentist When You Feel a Toothache

We hope none of our patients put off evaluations and cleanings. When you feel tooth pain, it may be way too late to prevent a filling or even a root canal.

Neglecting Professional Cleanings

When softer plaque turns to calculus, you can’t brush it away with a toothbrush. Six-month cleanings help get rid of the calculus or tartar before it can impair your enamel or irritate your gums.

At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we urge our patients to practice preventative dentistry to guard their smiles for life.

Your Time Dental  Urgent Care serving Gibsonton, Riverview and Apollo Beach areas is a full-service dental practice. An urgent care dentist must be skilled in emergency, general, and cosmetic dentistry. If you have a dental emergency, or are looking for a team of experienced dental professionals, give us a call.

 

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534

 

After Hours Dentists Solve Problems Without Complicating Your Schedule

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

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Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton can help both with your dental emergencies as well as with improving your smile.

If you have dental problems, you may feel insecure about your smile.

A smile makeover is the answer to your troubles.

9-5 dental offices can’t always accommodate your lifestyle. Smile makeovers involve multiple procedures. Multi-procedure appointments take a while. Of course, the results are worth the time spent in a dental chair. But a lengthy appointment can be difficult to fit into a packed calendar.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care offers quality cosmetic dentistry with business hours that fit your life. There is always a solution to both dental and scheduling obstacles.

Straightening teeth, fixing chips, replacing missing teeth, re-shaping teeth, and whitening teeth are some of the services we offer.

If you are worrying about the cost of a smile makeover, remember there is a way to make it happen. When you and your dentist decide on your smile transformation plan, budgeting becomes part of it. We’ll make a plan to complete your smile makeover in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Your Time Dental Urgent Care is more than just an emergency dentist. We offer a number of great dental services. We also have several locations. Call us today at Kernagis Dental Excellence in the Tampa, Apollo Beach, Lithia or FishHawk area. If your dental needs are urgent but not emergencies, that’s no reason to avoid calling us. We have late and weekend hours specifically so that you CAN call us when you need to.

Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care:

813-519-0128

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B
Gibsonton, Florida
33534