With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Gibsonton dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With an experienced dentist and the right smile makeover procedures, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.
Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, and Lithia drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your Tampa dentist can recommend an effective one, or he or she may offer in-office bleaching. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.
For missing teeth, most Tampa cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.
Veneers are especially popular in the Tampa area. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Gibsonton patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.
Enamel shaping, bonding, braces, and gum contouring are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.
I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis, a trusted and experienced Gibsonton dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, or Lithia area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 813-519-0128 to schedule a consultation.
We offer urgent dental care, emergency dental care, sedation dentistry, and dental implants.
At Your Time Dental Urgent Care we know that many Gibsonton children are afraid of going to the dentist. I am Richard Kernagis and my staff and I at Your Time Dental Urgent Care want to make your child’s first visit to my Gibsonton practice a positive experience. Regular dental check-ups from toddler age are an essential part of oral hygiene.
Florida parents can follow these guidelines to help prepare their child for a dental visit.
1. Talk about the exam with your child. Answer any questions with uncomplicated answers.
2. Don’t share your bad dental experiences with your child.
3. Don’t imply that the exam will be painful.
4. Help your child understand that this is an important part of staying healthy.
5. Don’t offer a reward for visiting the dentist.
It is important for parents to make sure they aren’t anxious about Gibsonton dental visits because children can sense their stress.
At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we have been treating children and adults since 2001. Our professional, friendly staff can calm the nerves of a fearful child and help them have a gentle dental experience.
If you or your Gibsonton child has had a bad dental experience or is unable to stay calm while visiting the dentist, ask us about sedation dentistry. We want all of our patients to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible while receiving excellent dental care.
For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing oral sensation. If you require more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are safe solutions.
Your Time Dental Urgent Care also offers complete smile makeovers which may include dental implants, teeth whitening, dental veneers, or any other cosmetic dental procedures required. All of these can be done with some type of sedation.
Don’t let your fears or your child’s fears keep your child from having a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact Your Time Dental Urgent Care at 813-519-0128today!
Hi! Welcome to the Your Time Dental Urgent Care dental blog where we take the time to answer dental questions. Today we are focusing on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.
Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom-made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers can correct a variety of problems including:
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth
To begin the veneer procedure, your dentist will make a model of your teeth. The next step is for an expert dental lab tech to fabricate your custom veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed. Today’s veneer process leaves most of your healthy tooth structure.
Please call 813-519-0128 and a member of our comfortable staff can answer any questions you have about veneers. We can also tell you about other procedures that can upgrade your smile.
In a perfect world, each of your priceless teeth would stay healthy, strong, and brilliantly white throughout your life. The truth is, however, that most Florida men and women will need to restore a tooth at some point.
A tooth can be compromised by decay, enamel erosion, a chip or crack, gum disease, or injury. Sometimes old restorations break and need to be replaced or root canals performed decades ago develop an abscess.
Bonding, officially called direct composite veneers, is used to repair minor cosmetic issues – small chips, cracks, discoloration, and spaces between teeth. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies moldable tooth-colored composite resin and shapes as desired. The resin is then cured with a special light to harden and adhere tightly to the tooth. Composite bonding is ordinarily the most affordable option for improving healthy teeth with minor cosmetic issues.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped fronts that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. They are used when the underlying tooth is structurally sound and free of cavities. A beautiful veneer can cover a chip or crack or fix the alignment of a tooth that appears slightly off-kilter as compared to surrounding teeth.
Modern white fillings are strong and inconspicuous. A minimally invasive filling at Your Time Dental Urgent Care leaves you with more of nature’s optimal dental material — your own enamel and dentin. We can also replace old amalgam fillings with white fillings. This makes your teeth look a lot better every time you open your mouth. Get rid of all that metal!
Inlays and Onlays
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab, they are ordinarily called indirect fillings. A less invasive inlay or onlay may be used instead of a traditional filling or, in some cases, a crown. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are commonly smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. A crown is often necessary for a tooth that has had a root canal, a tooth with acute decay, or as the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Attaching a crown to the abutment is the final step of a tooth implant procedure. Crowns can be made of all metal (such as gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all-ceramic, or all resin.
Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession puts teeth and underlying bone at risk. Soft tissue grafting can cover the exposed root of a tooth to prevent further damage. Gum surgery is also performed for cosmetic reasons such as reshaping a gumline to eliminate a “gummy” smile.
What if a tooth has to be extracted because it is beyond saving? For many Your Time Dental Urgent Care patients, a dental implant anchored into the bone is the optimal solution. A tooth implant consists of a strong metal post (artificial root), the abutment (connecting piece), and a beautiful crown. A dental implant has many advantages over a dental bridge. They are stronger, provide virtually natural function, prohibit bone recession, and do not affect the surrounding teeth. For patients with several missing teeth, custom implant-anchored dentures can be created in any configuration required.
For more information about any of these procedures, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care at 813-519-0128. Thanks for visiting the Your Time Dental Urgent Care blog. We appreciate your interest in our Gibsonton dental practice.
Hello, I’m Dr. Richard Kernagis. At my Gibsonton practice, I have noticed more and more of my patients with stress-related dental issues. Gibsonton men and women may not think about it, but stress can do a number on your oral health.
Mouth sores, clenching and grinding, periodontal disease, and poor oral hygiene can all be exacerbated by stress.
Gibsonton people who have difficulty managing stress need to realize that it can increase the risk of getting mouth sores such as cankers and cold sores. Most canker sores only last 7-10 days, but for relief from the irritation, we recommend our patients pick up an over-the-counter topical anesthetic at any Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, or Lithia drug store.
Clenching and grinding the teeth is common for stressed-out Tampa residents, and often it’s done unconsciously. Here at Your Time Dental Urgent Care, our comfortable staff can determine if a nightguard or other dental appliance is appropriate to reduce grinding.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is exacerbated by stress because stress can result in an increase in dental plaque.
And Gibsonton dental patients may find that when they are under stress it is more common to neglect their oral hygiene habits. Many people in the Apollo Beach, Fish Hawk, and Lithia areas find that they eat more sugary snacks when they’re under stress.
If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment at Your Time Dental Urgent Care today. We offer urgent dental care, emergency dental care, sedation dentistry, and dental implants. We hope to hear from you soon!
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.
We are 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 irregularity 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!
At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, dental patients often ask how to get whiter teeth.
We’re happy to say that you are in luck when it comes to teeth whitening in Gibsonton, because cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening and veneers are safe, effective, and affordable.
What are your options for whiter teeth?
Some Gibsonton patients might be interested in bleaching their teeth at home. There are many affordable teeth whitening products available. Remember that even though you are doing this procedure at home, you should discuss it with your Gibsonton dentist and report any sensitivity that may occur.
There are many dentists in the Tampa area that offer in-office teeth bleaching. This can often be done in one visit. Patients appreciate the care that is given to protect the soft tissues of the mouth from the bleaching agent.
At Your Time Dental Urgent Care you can whiten your teeth when it’s convenient for you. We offer extended weeknight and weekend hours.
As you can see, there are a lot of great ways to keep your teeth nice and white here in Tampa.
If you’re interested in any of these whitening methods or a complete smile makeover, call Your Time Dental Urgent Care. Our comfortable staff will schedule a teeth whitening consultation at your convenience.
Let’s review these unpredictable (and somewhat mysterious) teeth.
Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars to erupt from the gum. They usually erupt in the late teens and early twenties. Not all men and women develop these teeth. Those that do can have one, two, three, or four.
Some Gibsonton dental patients never experience any troubles with these extra molars. But sometimes wisdom teeth can lead to dental complications.
If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and come in normally, they are referred to as impacted wisdom teeth.
An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.
Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection, or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these conditions cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these complications, Drs. Kernagis may recommend extraction.
Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening the mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be continual or intermittent.
Hello! Welcome to the Your Time Dental Urgent Care dental blog. If this your first visit, we hope you find useful information about our outstanding Gibsonton dental practice. If you have read some of our previous articles, we are glad you checked back with us. We post new articles regularly.
My name is Richard Kernagis, DDS DMD. I have been practicing dentistry in Gibsonton since 2001. Your Time Dental Urgent Care is a full-service dental office located at 13145 Kings Lake Drive Ste 105B in Gibsonton. In addition to providing comprehensive examinations and deep cleanings for patients in the Tampa area, we perform all types of tooth restorations.
When a tooth has decay or has been damaged, a dental restoration is needed to restore the tooth to its previous intact condition. Dental filling is one of the most common and well-known types of restorations. A dental filling is used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Most people have a few fillings in their mouths.
If you have old silver amalgam fillings, we can replace them with nearly-invisible fillings that are tooth-colored. These filings are made out of a strong composite resin. Many of our cosmetic dentistry patients have replaced their old silver fillings with fillings matched to their teeth. You can improve your smile instantly and relatively inexpensively by getting rid of the metal.
We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to show you around our Gibsonton dental office and introduce you to our friendly team.