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Laser Dentistry | West Palm Beach, Florida

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by No Comments

laser-dentistry

Lasers are helping to bring modern dentistry into the 21st century. Treatment of dental decay with Erbium lasers is predictable and painless in most cases for children and adults alike. Tooth preparations are ultra-conservative and in most instances the high speed

dental drill can be eliminated. The laser uses a beam of light energy to remove cavities or gum tissue with only a quiet popping sound and a gentle stream of water. Utilizing this technique, cavities are literally “washed away” with laser energized water.

Want a DELightful experience at the dentist?

The DELight Dental Laser System is a beam of pulsed light that gently removes decay without the need for the drill. Ask about DELight, the patient-friendly alternative to the drill, for your next visit.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Clinical studies showed that 97% of children and adult patients did not require anesthesia. No time is lost waiting for Novocain to take effect or wear off. Your dentist can work on various quadrants of your mouth in one sitting.

Is the procedure safe?

The DELight is very safe – in fact, it is as safe or safer than a drill. Your dentist will provide a special pair of glasses to protect your eyes. Just as you don’t look directly at the sun, you should avoid looking directly at the laser beam.

How does the DELight work?

The DELight works by emitting a precise, specialized beam of light that gently targets and destroys tooth decay. Decay is softer and has a higher water content than healthy tooth structure. The laser is designed to target the decay with higher water content and leave the healthy part of the tooth.

Diagnodent – Cavity Laser Detection

A reliable, highly effective, non-invasive laser fluorescent device to detect cavities at their earliest stages, and conserve healing tooth structure.

For more information on Laser Dentistry and the DELight Dental Laser System, contact Advanced Dental Group at (561) 689-0872 or visit our website.

Advanced Dental Group also proudly serves Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach,Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island, and surrounding areas.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by No Comments

Oral Cancer Screening

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month and Advanced Dental Group knows that most people are not aware of the statistics associated with Oral Cancer. Approximately 42,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with Oral Cancer this year alone. And as you are well aware, your dentist is often the first line of defense against Oral Cancer, through the process of early detection and discovery.

Oral Cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. Of those 42,000 newly diagnosed individuals, only slightly more than half will be alive in 5 years. (Approximately 57%) This is a number which has not significantly improved in decades. The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about on a regular basis such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers such as thyroid, or skin cancer (malignant melanoma). Although smoking and tobacco use is still a major risk factor for Oral Cancer, the fastest growing segment for Oral Cancer patients are young, healthy, non-smoking individuals due to the connection to the HPV19 virus.

If you broaden the definition of Oral Cancers to include cancer of the larynx, for which the risk factors are the same, the numbers of diagnosed cases grow to approximately 54,000 individuals and 13,500 deaths per year in the U.S. alone. Worldwide the problem is much greater, with over 640,000 new cases being found each year. Oral Cancers are part of a group of cancers frequently referred to as head and neck cancers, and of all head and neck cancers they comprise about 85% of that category. Brain cancer is a cancer category unto itself, and is not included in the head and neck cancer group.

For an Oral Cancer Screening call Advanced Dental Group at (561) 689-0872 or schedule an appointment online.

Advanced Dental Group also proudly serves Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach,Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island, and surrounding areas.

Taking care of your Porcelain Veneers | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: March 28th, 2013 by No Comments

The longevity of your porcelain veneers greatly depends on how well you take care of them. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL offers some suggestions for properly taking care of your porcelain veneers.

Good Oral Care at Home: Brush and floss daily with a nonabrasive toothpaste containing fluoride. Good oral care at home helps prevent periodontitis which can cause your gums to recede. Veneers are placed right at the gum line. If your gums do start to recede the appearance of your veneers could be compromised.

Avoid excessive force: No biting your fingernails, hairpins, ice or hard candy. These types of things can break or dislodge a veneer.

No clenching and grinding your teeth: By grinding your teeth your veneers can be chipped or broken due to the force generated by these actions. If you suffer from bruxism at night, talk to one of the doctors at Advanced Dental Group about a night guard to protect your teeth and veneers.

Steer Clear of Staining Foods and Drink: Although porcelain veneers are very resistant to staining the cement used to hold them in place can stain over time. Try to avoid coffee, tea, soda, wine and tobacco.

Contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 for more information on porcelain veneers or to make an appointment. Visit the website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Top 10 Advantages of Crowns | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by No Comments

 

A crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore its strength and appearance. Crowns have several uses such as to protect a weak or broken tooth. Also, crowns are used to cover a large filling or help support a bridge. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL lists the top 10 advantages of crowns.

  1. Tooth colored restoration – Porcelain and composite crowns have the look and feel of natural teeth.
  2. Durable – Last up to fifteen years depending on their care.
  3. Stain Resistant – Made from porcelain
  4. Cosmetic – Improve the look of broken, cracked or discolored teeth
  5. Non-slipping – Crowns are cemented or anchored in place
  6. Protection – Crowns protect the tooth from further decay
  7. Restorative – Restores full function of your damaged tooth
  8. Comfort – Stable and do not irritate gums like partial dentures.
  9. Speech – Missing teeth and dentures can affect speech. Crowns replace the missing teeth and do not slip around, making speech sound more clear.

10.  Confidence – Damaged, discolored or missing teeth causes confidence issues. Crowns help to make your smile beautiful again.

If you have a broken, chipped, stained or damaged tooth, and want more information on tooth colored restorations contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872. Visit their website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Experiencing Tooth Pain? You might need a Root Canal | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by No Comments

A root canal in your tooth can become infected due to a cavity or fracture that allows in bacteria. When a root canal becomes infected it can die. At this point you will begin to feel pain and pressure in and around the infected tooth. This is your first sign that you will need root canal therapy. Without treatment the infection spreads and could lead to tooth loss.

What is root canal therapy?

When the damaged pulp in the root canal of the tooth is cleaned out of all the diseased pulp and the canal is reshaped. Next, the canal is filled with material to prevent recontamination of the tooth. Lastly, the tooth is permanently sealed with a post or crown.

A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

If you are experiencing tooth pain and feel you might have an infected root canal, contact Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL at 561-689-0872 or www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Tired of Damaged or Missing Teeth? Crowns and Bridges Can Help | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by No Comments

Porcelain crowns and bridges are cosmetic dental prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out, crowns and bridges can only be removed by a dentist. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL specializes in crowns and bridges and would like to offer some insight into this popular procedure.

Dental Bridge

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to existing teeth or implants that surround an empty space, serving as anchors for the bridge. Porcelain is the most common material choice because it can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Crowns

A crown covers a damaged tooth. They are used for various reasons such as strengthening a damaged tooth, improving the tooth’s appearance or shape and to fix alignment issues.  As with bridges, crowns can be made of porcelain.

When would I need a crown?

  • To attach a bridge
  • Replace a filling when not enough tooth remains
  • Protecting weak teeth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had a root canal

Crowns and bridges are fairly easy to take care of. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Also, steer clear of chewing hard foods such as ice. Follow these simple rules and your crowns and bridges could last a lifetime!

Contact Advanced Dental Group for an appointment at 561-689-0872 or www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Snap-On Smile – The Affordable way to a Beautiful Smile | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by No Comments

A Snap-On Smile is a dental resin form that fits over your own teeth to give you a new beautiful smile. It is thin, undetectable and yet extremely strong.  There is no drilling, shots or pain. Just two visits to your dentist’s office.  And the best part of all, it’s affordable.

With Snap-On Smile you can eat and drink, they act just like natural teeth. It can be something you use temporarily or make it a permanent fixture to your smile. You can get Snap-On Smile for your upper and lower teeth. You will be able to cover, worn, chipped, broken and stained teeth.

How Does it Work?

During your first dental visit you will pick the style and shade. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth. You will come back in about 3 weeks for a final fitting and you can wear your Snap-On Smile home!

Don’t wait to get that beautiful Hollywood smile you have always dreamed of, contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit the website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

 

 

Are Dental Implants Right For You? | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: September 29th, 2012 by No Comments

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. According to Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL dental implants are ideal options for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

What do Dental Implants Do?

  • Replace one or more teeth
  • Support a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Types of Implants

  • Endosteal (in the bone): Most commonly used type of implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s

 

Dental Implants vs Dentures or a Bridge

Esthetically dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures.

Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort.

The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Ideally you need to be in good oral health and have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. In addition you will need healthy gum tissue, free of periodontal disease.

To learn more about Dental Implants contact Advanced Dental Group at 561-689-0872 or visit the website www.advanceddentalgrp.com.