Porcelain Veneers Make Big Smile Improvements Possible

You might notice several flaws with your smile and assume it will take a serious combination of time and effort before you enjoy big cosmetic dental improvements. Patients who have several esthetic flaws can make a big change to how they look by having porcelain veneers placed. Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that your dentist can permanently attach to the front of your teeth. Once they are in place, they will hide flaws like wear and tear and dental discoloration, as well as congenital issues. This is a permanent procedure. Once they are fitted on your teeth, veneers will stay. With smart care, you can ensure you enjoy a lasting smile improvement. (more…)

What You Should Know About Life With A Dental Crown

If you have a more severe cavity, suffer dental damage, or have a tooth that is vulnerable due to developmental issues, you can find yourself needing a dental crown. Your dentist will place a crown because it can give necessary restorative support for your tooth, and function on its behalf. If you receive this restoration, you should be able to count on it to hold up against biting and chewing pressures. If you have a crown that is not adequately protecting your tooth, or shows signs of worrying wear and tear, let your dentist know. (more…)

Check Out The Biggest Little City Wing Fest July 1-2

On Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2, you and your family can check out an exciting event in downtown Reno. The Biggest Little City Wing Fest offers two days of fun and food for you to enjoy. Some top-tier chicken wings will be available to you, as each year the event brings in more than 20,000 pounds of chicken wings! You will also enjoy free live music, contests, street vendors, and more! For dedicated wing enthusiasts, the VIP Hen House dining experience can put you in direct contact with the wings available at the Biggest Little City Wing Fest. The event is sponsored by the Silver City Legacy Resort Casino. (more…)

Major Smile Improvements From Your Comprehensive Dentist

If your smile faces some major issues, the process of fully rehabilitating your teeth can take several procedures. For some patients, restoring how they look will call for a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental work, followed by a commitment to regular checkups for preventive care. Access to a comprehensive dental practice means you can arrange to undergo a variety of important services. Having a dentist who can offer a range of treatments can give you a real shot at transforming your smile, and revitalizing your oral health. (more…)

Understanding How Gum Disease Increases Your Tooth Loss Risk

Gum disease is a threat to more than just your gums – an untreated condition could eventually lead to tooth loss. Gingivitis refers to the early stage of a periodontal infection. You can notice signs like a swelling or reddening of the gums; more frequent bleeding is also a sign that something may be wrong. When you notice these issues, your dentist can provide help with a Perio Tray, which allows you to directly combat an infection at home. When nothing is done about gum disease in the earlier stage, your condition can grow more severe. Advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, can damage bone and soft tissue keeping your teeth in place. Periodontitis is not something your dentist can reverse, and you can require extra care to have your condition managed. (more…)

Answering Questions You Might Have About Dental Bridges

Securing a dental prosthetic after losing a tooth is important if you want to avoid oral health complications. Your day to day life can be affected by tooth loss – it can be harder to bite and chew, and you could develop jaw problems that lead to frequent feelings of discomfort. In the long term, an unaddressed gap can lead to the loss of more teeth. Your dentist can supply you with a dental bridge that acts to permanently occupy the space that used to house your now-lost tooth. Through the use of dental crowns, the bridge stays in place firmly enough to be used in biting and chewing tasks. A bridge is one of many prosthetic options that can benefit you. You can also use a dental implant to permanently hold a replacement tooth, and you can rely on dentures if you need many teeth replaced. (more…)

Using Bonding And Contouring To Address Smile Flaws

Different issues can affect a person’s smile, and there is no single reason patients express interest in undergoing cosmetic dental work. You could find yourself dissatisfied by a tooth that is of abnormal shape or size. You could start looking for a cosmetic solution to a minor, but visible, tooth injury. Of course, many people feel concerned about the brightness of their smile. A bonding and contouring treatment can address a variety of different concerns, and many patients can walk away from a single appointment with their desired changes. (more…)

Check Out The Slide The City Block Party June 3

On Saturday, June 3, you and your family can check out one of the biggest, and splashiest, events to come to Reno. The Slide The City Block Party will provide Reno residents with a chance to take on water slides that extend the length of three football fields! This family friendly slip and slide event will also have food and drink vendors on hand, as well as live music and entertainment. You can go racing down some seriously impressive water slides, enjoy a day in the sun with friends and family, and take in a live show. (more…)

What Can Be Done About Teeth Stained From Tobacco Use

Tobacco use can increase your risk for a number of different health problems. When you limit the discussion to your oral health, you can still find several issues (oral cancer, tooth decay, gum disease) you can be more likely to suffer due to tobacco use. One hard to miss issue is the effect on your smile. Tobacco products can leave you with stains that dull your smile, and leave it with an unflattering yellowish quality. To eliminate the stains that have built up, you can discuss cosmetic treatment with your dentist. A professional whitening treatment will break up accumulated stains in your teeth, which can bring them back to a whiter appearance. (more…)

The Reality Of Undergoing A Root Canal Treatment

Many patients are familiar with a root canal as a dental procedure, but may be unaware of why it is sometimes necessary. A root canal treatment is not for minor cavities – decay needs to have reached your tooth’s pulp to require this procedure. It takes time for this to occur. If you keep up with routine dental visits, your dentist can catch a cavity before it reaches this stage. If decay has spread far enough to infect your pulp, make treatment a priority. When enough time passes, the infection inside your tooth can lead to permanent damage, and can even continue its spread, and cause further oral health issues. (more…)