By Impressive Smiles Dental
May 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you reluctant to share your smile with the world because you're concerned about crooked or dull teeth, a small chip at the bottom of a cosmetic dentistrytooth or even a missing tooth?. Luckily, many of these and other issues can be corrected with cosmetic dentistry procedures. Tampa, FL, dentist Dr. Robert Perez provides several treatments that will enhance your smile.

Cosmetic bonding

Many people put off improving their smiles because they're concerned about costs. Cosmetic bonding offers an inexpensive way to improve your smile in just one visit. The treatment is used to cover minor chips, cracks, discolorations and other flaws, but is equally effective at changing the shape or length of teeth or concealing small gaps between teeth. Bonding involves adding a small amount of flexible composite resin to teeth to improve their appearance. Exposing the tooth-colored composite resin to a curing light during your visit to our Tampa office hardens it and bonds it to your tooth enamel.

Inlays and outlays

Inlays and outlays are used when tooth decay destroys a large portion of your tooth. These porcelain restorations are made in a dental laboratory and replace fillings. Inlays fit inside the cusps, or raised portions of your tooth surface, while outlays extend beyond at least one cusp.

Veneers

Veneers offer another solution if you have imperfections in your teeth. The thin porcelain shells are attached to the fronts of your teeth and cover uneven surfaces, discolorations, cracks, chips and other flaws. Veneers can also be used to improve the shape of a crooked or twisted tooth, close gaps or whiten your smile. Although the restorations are thin, they're very durable and are resistant to stains.

Bridges, dentures and implants

Gaps in your teeth can drastically change your smile, but that's not the only consequence of missing teeth. Difficulties eating or speaking can also be a problem, depending on how many teeth you've lost. Replacing lost teeth with a bridge, dentures, dental implants or implant-supported dentures improve your appearance and makes it much easy to chew and speak clearly.

Could you benefit from a cosmetic dentistry procedure? Call Tampa, FL, dentist Dr. Robert Perez at (813) 962-8888 to schedule an appointment.

By Impressive Smiles Dental
January 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: family dentist  

Getting the whole family to the dentist can be a challenge, between busy and conflicting schedules and varying dental and oral healthcarefamily dentist needs. Dr. Robert Perez, a family dentist in Tampa, FL, offers a range of dental services, from childhood and pediatric dentistry to geriatric oral healthcare, for patients of all ages.

Family Dentistry in Tampa, FL

Even for lucky families where everyone enjoys good oral health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that school aged children and adults visit the dentist every six months to a year for a check up and dental cleaning to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. A family dentist can take care of every member of the family in the same practice, which can save your family time and money and streamline the process to make sure that everyone gets the care they need, when they need it.

What Does a Family Dentist Offer?

A family dentist provides preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry services for patients of all ages. They offer the same services as a general dentist, but do not restrict patients by age groups, and treat both children and adults.

Dental services provided by a family dentist include:

  • Oral exams and professional dental cleaning
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Dental Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Dental implants
  • Gum grafting and surgery
  • Sealants (for children)
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Dentures
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Inlays and onlays

Although going to a specialist is sometimes necessary depending on the cause and severity of problem, as well as the age of the patient, a family dentist has the unique advantage of offering the most comprehensive range of services for patients in diverse age groups, and can treat everyone from babies getting their first molars, to grandparents suffering from periodontal (gum disease).

Find a Family Dentist in Tampa, FL

Contact our office today by calling (813) 962-8888 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Perez.

By Impressive Smiles Dental
November 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   invisalign   orthodontics  

You've likely heard of Invisalign, the orthodontic system that straightens your teeth with clear plastic trays that aren't conspicuous like invisalignregular braces. Dr. Robert Perez, your dentist in Tampa, Florida, offers Invisalign as part of his services at Impressive Smiles Tampa, giving his patients the opportunity to discreetly straighten their teeth. The advantages of Invisalign are easy to see, as you'll read about here!

"Hidden" benefits

Invisalign's innovative design allows you to straighten your teeth without the brackets and wires associated with traditional metal braces. The clear, flexible plastic aligners, which look similar to teeth whitening trays, rest against your teeth in a way that makes them almost invisible. While you're wearing them, they place pressure on the appropriate teeth to guide them into the proper position. As your teeth begin to move into place, you'll switch out your aligner for the next one in the series your Tampa dentist has created for you. On average, most patients wear each aligner for about two weeks.

Ease of care

Metal braces can be difficult to clean, which can put you at risk for tooth decay and other oral health problems. They also limit what you can eat due to the risk of bending or even breaking the hardware. But Invisalign, offered by your Tampa dentist, eliminates these issues by being totally removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning. This means you are not only free to enjoy the foods you always have, but you can easily brush and floss after meals and thoroughly clean the aligners before wearing them again. Invisalign works best when the aligners are worn between 20 and 22 hours each day, including while you sleep, but the rest of the time allows you to comfortably and safely eat and drink what you like.

If your smile could use some tuning up, contact Dr. Robert Perez at Impressive Smiles Tampa to learn more about Invisalign and how it can help you!

By Impressive Smiles Dental
September 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Is smiling a struggle for you due to missing teeth? Many adults deal with this problem; tooth loss due to decay or damage is very common. restorative dentistryHowever, it's important to protect the health of your remaining teeth by replacing those missing with dental restorations. One of the most popular and reliable ways to restore your smile is through crowns and bridges, which are offered by Dr. Robert Perez, your dentist in Tampa, Florida. You'll learn in this post how Dr. Perez and his staff can help you have a rejuvenated smile by crafting custom-made crowns and bridges.

What is a bridge?

Just like the bridges you cross in your vehicle or on foot, a dental bridge span is an empty space, connecting the structures on either side of it. Bridges made by your Tampa dentist look like natural teeth but are made from porcelain, resin, or another tooth-colored material. The middle of the bridge is a solid prosthetic tooth, while the outside of it are crowns, made to fit on top of the natural teeth next to the space.

Why do I need two crowns for a bridge?

In order to properly place a bridge, your Tampa dentist will need to first crown the teeth on either side of the empty space. This might seem unnecessary since those teeth are healthy, but the crowns offer extra stability that the natural teeth cannot provide for the bridge. Placing crowns involves preparing the supporting teeth and then bonding the crowns in place.

Replacing missing teeth with crowns and bridges ensures that your natural teeth will not shift out of place due to the gap. You'll also feel more comfortable about smiling, knowing that you have a natural-looking full set of teeth to show off! To learn more about how crowns and bridges can help you, contact Dr. Robert Perez's office in Tampa, Florida to schedule a consultation.

By Impressive Smiles Dental
July 25, 2017
Category: Dental Appliances
Tags: veneers  

Improving your smile with cosmetic dentistry is a surefire way to overhaul your look. One way to get big results with a single procedure isveneers with dental veneers. Available at Impressive Smiles Tampa in Tampa, FL, veneers can help you get the look you want. Find out more about dental veneers with Dr. Robert Perez.

What can dental veneers do for me? 
Veneers cover the surface of your teeth to provide a brand new appearance. The veneer itself, made from a super-thin layer of porcelain, mimics a natural tooth’s light-reflecting qualities and appearance almost exactly, providing a natural appearance which fits right in with your smile. Since each veneer is customized by a laboratory technician in a dental laboratory, the design also takes the color of your natural teeth into account, color-matching the veneer to match your smile.

What can I expect from the dental veneers procedure? 
The procedure for veneers will almost always consist of two separate dental appointments. The first appointment requires preparation of the teeth, where your dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel from your tooth’s surface. Your dentist then takes an impression of your mouth for the dental laboratory, which will help in the design process of your veneer. Your dentist may choose to place temporary restorations to protect your teeth between appointments. The second appointment will take place once your dentist has received your final restorations from the laboratory. At this visit, your dentist removes the temporary restorations and fits and places the veneers permanently into place.

Can veneers work in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry procedures? 
Veneers work great when used with other cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental bridges, dental crowns and dental implants. However, due to their porcelain materials, you cannot change the color of veneers using teeth whitening procedures. For this reason, you should let consult with your dentist beforehand if you wish to use teeth whitening to enhance the appearance of your natural teeth so the laboratory can color match the veneer to the post-whitening shade of your teeth.

Dental Veneers in Tampa, FL

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Robert Perez at Impressive Smiles Tampa in Tampa, FL. Call (813) 962-8888 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for veneers with Dr. Perez today!





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