What can dental implants do for you?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I need a dependable replacement for lost teeth?
  • Do I value conservative dental solutions?
  • Are my dentures loose, or do they slip?
  • Am I tired of hassling with denture maintenance?
  • Do I want to reclaim a beautiful, solid, fully functional smile?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, implant dentistry may be perfect for you.

Dental implants are replacement teeth that feature a post and a crown and imitate the feel, function, and appearance of natural teeth. Implants can replace individual teeth or secure a denture, making them the most popular restorative and cosmetic dental procedure for a multitude of patients with missing teeth.

A few facts about dental implants include:

  • 50 million Americans have lost all of their teeth.
  • ¼ of people over the age of 65 have lost all of their teeth.
  • 26 percent of adults over the age of 74 have lost all of their teeth.
  • 69 percent of adults have lost at least one tooth.
  • Dental implants have a 95 to 98 percent success rate.

If you’re embarrassed by holes in your smile or you want to achieve a beautiful, fully functional smile and a renewed quality of life, call Wager Evans Dental at (775) 829-7700 to reserve an appointment. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans can revitalize your smile with dental implants, and the process begins at your consultation appointment at our Reno, Nevada dental office.

Give Summer Boredom the Brush-Off (Part 2)

It’s the middle of summer, which means your kids need plenty of activities to keep them busy during the day. You surely love having more time to spend with your children, but you might also be pulling your hair out looking for something to keep them occupied.

We will tell you how to make some fun, easy crafts that will also encourage good dental hygiene. Even your little ones can make them!

Flossing is Fantastic!

Last time, we taught you how to paint with toothbrushes. Today, you will learn how to make fun paintings with another dental hygiene product: floss!

Materials

Note: This craft involves paint, so make sure your kids are wearing old clothes that you don’t care about or painting smocks in case they make a mess. (It might also be a good idea to cover the work area to prepare for possible paint splatter.)

Paper
Paint (non-toxic, water-soluble)
Dental Floss (cut a few pieces roughly an inch longer than the paper)
Palettes or Plates (plastic plates or palettes are optimal)

To help your children understand how to make this craft, explain the instructions and demonstrate before they begin making it. (more…)

Bonding and Contouring: The Finishing Touch for Your Smile

Do gaps, chips, or misshapen teeth mar your otherwise gorgeous smile? Cosmetic bonding and contouring can correct those flaws to bring out the full potential of your smile. Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. William Wager, cosmetic dentists, perform bonding and contouring procedures in their Reno, NV, dental practice.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding involves applying layers of composite resin, which we also use for white fillings, to the teeth. This procedure can close a diastema (gap) between teeth or repair chips or pits in the teeth. Because the composite resin material can be tinted to match your natural teeth, the bonding will be seamless. Bonding is also a wonderful options to whiten the teeth, as it can be placed on the fronts of all of your teeth for dazzling, uniform color. Only minor tooth preparation is required for this procedure: an etching solution is applied to the enamel so that the bonding material adheres to teeth. (more…)

Give Summer Boredom the Brush-Off (Part 1)

It’s the middle of summer, which means your kids need plenty of activities to keep them busy during the day. You surely love having more time to spend with your children, but you might also be pulling your hair out looking for something to keep them occupied.

We will tell you how to make some fun, easy crafts that will also encourage good dental hygiene. Even your little ones can make them!

Artist’s Toothbrush

Today’s craft involves painting with a toothbrush.

Note: This craft involves paint, so make sure your kids are wearing old clothes that you don’t care about or painting smocks in case they make a mess. (It might also be a good idea to cover the work area to prepare for possible paint splatter.)

Materials

Paper
Paint (non-toxic, water-soluble)
Dental Floss (cut a few pieces roughly an inch longer than the paper)
Palettes or Plates (plastic plates or palettes are optimal)

To help your children understand how to make this craft, explain the instructions and demonstrate before they begin making it. (more…)

Only You Can Prevent Gum Disease

Did you know that 80 percent of adults in the United States have gum disease, and the condition can cause major oral and systemic health issues? Luckily, gum disease is preventable. Together, you and the dentists at Wager Evans Dental can guard your health against gum disease.

Five Easy Steps to Gum Disease Prevention

  1. Brush your teeth twice daily. Brush for at least two minutes at a time. Be sure to gently clean and massage teeth and gums. This removes plaque and bacteria, both of which can cause gum disease.
  2. Floss at least once daily. This removes food debris, plaque, and bacteria from between teeth.
  3. Eat a balanced diet. Cut down on refined sugars, sodium, and saturated fats and eat plenty of vegetables and fruit (especially apples, carrots, and celery, which clean your teeth).
  4. (more…)

Dentures Can Restore Your Smile

Studies show that by age 74, 26% of adults are missing all of their teeth. Proper dental care, including proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, can prevent tooth loss. But if you have already lost your teeth, it poses a threat to your health and appearance. Without all of your teeth, you are not able to chew a balanced, healthy diet and your facial muscles sag, which can age you by decades. You might also have difficulty speaking, which can hold back your social life and career. If you still have some teeth left, the remaining teeth could shift or even be lost as well. Dentures from Dr. William Wager or Dr. Brian Evans, Reno, NV, dentists, can replace your teeth, restoring function and beauty to your smile.

Partial Dentures

If you are missing many, but not all, of your teeth, partial dentures can replace multiple teeth on the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures fill spaces between teeth so that your smile looks and functions like natural teeth. Normally, partials attach to adjacent teeth with inconspicuous clasps. (more…)

Teeth Whitening Can Give You a Dazzling New Smile

Teeth whitening is a non-invasive, efficient cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the color and brightness of your teeth. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans offer in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening in their Reno, NV, dental practice.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

While over-the-counter whitening kits, strips, and toothpastes can be effective to an extent, those products lack the potency to produce dramatic whitening results. The professional whitening options that Drs. Wager and Evans offer are safe and can make your teeth between eight and 10 shades lighter.

In-Office Whitening from Wager Evans Dental

If you are looking for immediate results, in-office whitening can brighten your teeth in one visit. The whitening gel will be applied to your teeth, then the Sapphire whitening lamp will activate the gel to remove stains and brighten your smile in about an hour. Though the in-office whitening system is powerful, it will not irritating your gums or harm the structure of your teeth. (more…)

Comfort and Technology from Wager Evans Dental

When you think of going to the dentist, do you imagine a cozy, soothing feeling, like being at the home of a close friend? Chances are, you picture a cold, sterile office fool of intimidating dental equipment. But Wager Evans Dental is different. Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans provide patients with a warm, inviting environment equipped with the latest dental technology.

Putting the “Care” in “Dental Care”

The moment you arrive at our office, you will be greeted by our friendly staff. Whether you see Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans, you will receive first-class, personalized care. Everyone from children to teens to adults (of every age) will receive age-appropriate dental treatment. The procedures and technology that we offer ensures top-of-the-line treatments that will produce optimal results and comfort. And we will go out of our way to make your appointment more enjoyable. (more…)

Men: Take Better Care of Your Health!

June is Men’s Health Month, and in past blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of regular dental checkups as well as the ties between gum disease and stroke. Dental health is an important part of your overall health, but you should focus on other aspects of your lifestyle as well. Drs. William Wager and Brian Evans, and the entire staff at Wager Evans Dental, want you to take care of yourself. Today, we will give you the information you need to keep your life on a healthy track.

Why You Should Care for Your Health

In general, men are more likely to neglect their health more than women. Men also die an average of five years earlier than women, and they have higher fatality rates for some of the biggest causes of death: heart disease, lung cancer, and colon cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), women in the United States are twice as likely as men to visit a health care professional for non-illness issues, such as medical screenings, education, and regular checkups. Though it’s not certain why men seek healthcare less often than women, it’s clear that men need to take better care of their health. (more…)

Beautiful Dental Crowns in Reno NV

Sometimes a filling is not strong enough to repair a tooth. In cases of deep decay, chipping, or fracture, dental crowns (aka caps) can often provide stability and repair the functionality of teeth. We’re Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, and we offer beautiful dental crowns in our Reno, NV, dental office.

After we have determined that you require a dental crown, we will choose the best option for you. We offer porcelain, metal (gold), porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns. Porcelain crowns mimic the color and opacity of natural teeth, and we will select the color that matches your teeth. Because porcelain crowns are not as strong as our other options, we place them on front teeth. In cases where teeth are under high pressure—like back teeth, or front teeth in patients with bruxism (nighttime grinding)—we will place gold or PFM crowns, which are much stronger than porcelain alone.

You will need to come to our office twice for crown placement. During the first visit, we will prepare the tooth for the crown, take dental impressions, and send the impressions to a dental lab that will make your restoration. Once we receive the crown from the lab, you will come in for a final adjustment and we will cement the crown in place.

If you are interested in dental crowns or other restorative dental procedures, please call Wager Evans Dental at (775) 829-7700. We offer restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dental services to patients in Reno, Lawton, Spanish Springs, and Sparks, NV.