Dental Arts of Atlantis is an award winning provider of the very latest and least invasive Cosmetic Dentistry procedures. We treat each patient individually and with the care that their case is unique and needs professional and empathetic treatment.
Our team will analyze your particular case and give you the very best direction to obtain your goals with a healthy and affordable solution.
- Periodontal Health
- Protective Guards
- Root Canals
- Smile Makeover
- Porcelain Veneers
- Bonding and White Filling
- Porcelain Crowns
- Teeth Whitening
- Nitrous Oxide “Laughing Gas”
Night and Protective Guards
Are you waking up with headaches, muscle tension, and jaw pain? If so, you may be grinding in your sleep and you don’t even know it! Grinding, also known as bruxism, is very common. Most people grind in their sleep, but there are some that grind during the day. Especially those working in the front of the computers all day long. Grinding your teeth can cause serious damage to your enamel causing more jaw pain, recession of the gums, and even bone loss in severe cases. Not to mention, the sound from the teeth grinding can disturb your partner’s sleep as well. Wearing a proper night guard is incredibly important for those your suffer from nocturnal bruxism. Here at Dental Arts of Atlantis, we custom fit your night guards for comfort and still allow proper breathing. Contact us today if you think you may be grinding for an evaluation of your dentition and we can discuss which type of guard will work best for you.
Root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy, is necessary in cases where the roots are infected. The roots of teeth can become infected when bacteria penetrates into what is called the pulp chamber. Once invaded, the infection spreads and causes an abscess in one or more of the roots. The pressure building up within the bone where the abscess is forming is usually what cases pain in patients. In some cases, the infection is chronic and slow growing so the pressure is not as severe and patients may not feel pain. A radiograph is taken andcan usually show whether the roots are infected or not. During a root canal, the decay is removed and so is the infected tissue. Radiographs are taken throughout the procedure to ensure canals are cleaned before a fill is placed. Once the root canal is completed, the tooth is usually prepared for a crown. Since the tooth no longer has blood vessels and tissues, it becomes more brittle and more prone to fracture. A crown is recommended to provide strength and stability to the tooth.
Bonding and White Filling
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile. Bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
There are many reasons why an individual needs crowns. Most common reasons are lack of tooth structure, crack tooth, large decay, or discoloration. Crowns are often necessary to restore function or to save a tooth.
For many patients, dental implants may not be a good option for them. As long as there is a solid foundation for the the adjacent teeth to support a missing tooth, we may be able to replace the missing tooth by bridging them to adjacent teeth. What that means is, we would have to prepare the adjacent teeth as if they are getting crowns, and have a false tooth suspended between the two teeth.
Denture and Partial Dentures
When you are missing most of your teeth. Partial dentures or complete dentures may be the treatment option for you. Complete dentures replace all missing teeth, while partial dentures replace only ones that are missing and uses existing teeth as retention to keep them in place. Going into dentures (full or partial), is difficult for many patients as they need to take them in and out daily to maintain hygiene.
At Dental Arts of Atlantis, we offer more than just conventional dentures or partial dentures. Implants can also be utilized to improve retention or act as a more permanent means to keep them fixed in your mouth. We work with only the best labs in the country to deliver you the best cosmetic outcome.
Nitrous Oxide “Laughing Gas”
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen. You are closely monitored as you inhale the gas through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. The combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen is not meant to put you to sleep. You are able to respond to requests made by the doctor. You may feel light-headed or a slight tingling sensation in your extremities. Some may feel heaviness in their arms and legs. The ultimate goal, is to keep you relax during the procedure. The effects of nitrous oxide wears off immediately soon after the mask is removed. Nitrous oxide has helped many over come their fear of the dental office making it a much more enjoyable experience.