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.
1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, embarrassment about fear of the unknown.
2. Communicate these fears and concerns with your dentist.
3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about resolving fears.
Dr. Richard Kernagis has been helping anxious patients relax and feel comfortable since 2001.
Fear of pain is a natural human response. Not knowing what the process will entail can be scary. Allowing Your Time Dental Urgent Care to professionally address your concerns today makes tomorrow’s visits simple for both parties.
We provide exceptional expertise in many areas of dentistry. Education, training, and certifications are important to our office conduct.
Please don’t let the unknown keep you from receiving the quality dental care that will ensure a healthy smile. We have answers to your dental questions. You will appreciate your healthy, beautiful smile long after you forget the anxiety of the dental procedure. Knowledge brings power to anyone afraid of dental care. Dr. Richard Kernagis can educate and provide information valuable to you from your first visit onward.
Call us to set up an informative meeting at 813-519-0128 whether you have urgent issues or simply need an exam and cleaning. Count on Your Time Dental Urgent Care to put you at ease.
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!
Our teeth have many critical functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.
We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is constantly regenerating itself. This important process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movement of the teeth stimulates this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.
People with missing teeth not only have an unappealing gap in their smile, but they also begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging. It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in themself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.
Dental Implants Can Prevent Bone Recession
Modern dentistry to the rescue! Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.
What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely carried out with success.
If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures.Tooth implants can provide a brilliant smile! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Kernagis by calling 813-519-0128.
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.
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!
For the 65 percent of adults who detect wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, Your Time Dental Urgent Care generally recommends removal.
Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves. Their awkward positioning can increase the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Additionally, they often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and affecting the bite.
Wisdom teeth are also difficult to clean, especially if they do not fully erupt, which is a common problem for many people. This can cause an infection, as bacteria can be trapped under the skin where brushing and flossing is difficult.
Because we are an urgent care dental practice, we are skilled at tooth extractions. This includes wisdom teeth.
Bleeding is inevitable and should be expected to last up to three days. Rinsing is counter-productive, but firm pressure should be applied by biting down on the gauze pads to help stop the bleeding.
Swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is a sign that the healing process is progressing normally. Swelling that recedes and then re-appears after a few weeks, however, is a sign of infection. If this happens, it is essential that you communicate with us ASAP.
We recommend an examination seven to ten days after the extraction to make sure the wounds are clean and there are no complications. An antibiotic wash can be applied if the infection is present.
At Your Time Dental Urgent Care in Gibsonton, we use a variety of processes to restore damaged teeth. Most dental patients are familiar with fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations‘ because they are applied to the tooth and then shaped and polished in one visit.
Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restoration’ and is produced in a dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.
When a tooth needs a more extensive dental restoration, a crown is often used. At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we create strong, natural-looking crowns from a variety of materials.
What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of satisfactory replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option. We have been improving smiles for our patients since 2001.
Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems or natural wear; Richard Kernagis DDS DMD will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. Your Time Dental Urgent Care provides quality dental care for Gibsonton area families.
At Your Time Dental Urgent Care, we treat several causes of pain in the oral area. In today’s post, we will discuss jaw pain.
Sometimes it’s difficult to identify the cause of jaw pain.
Here are some of the possible causes:
A localized infection can trigger or aggravate jaw pain. An infection puts your tooth and jaw bone at risk, so swift intervention is essential for many reasons. If your jaw starts swelling, call us right away. This could indicate a serious, fast-moving infection.
Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorder (TMD)
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge-type joint that allows you to open and close your mouth. Chronic TMD can be debilitating. Teeth clenching or grinding can cause or exacerbate TMD. It can also be caused by injury or arthritis. Some people who experience TMD notice flare-ups when they are under a lot of stress. If stress is the only cause, stress-reducing behaviors can help you prevent it or reduce the severity. But the first step is diagnosing the cause.
Sinusitis is inflammation of the tissues that line your sinuses. Inflammation commonly takes place with a cold or allergies. When these tissues are inflamed, they can generate pressure in surrounding sites. Thus, inflammation from a cold or allergies can bring about jaw pain.
A heart attack can create pain in some surprising places, including the jaw. If jaw pain comes on suddenly and is accompanied by shortness of breath, chest pain, or dizziness, call an ambulance right away. Be especially concerned about pain only in the left jaw joint.
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