What is a Dental Bridge?

July 28, 2017

Woman smiling after receiving dental bridgeA dental bridge is kind of like the bridges you see while driving. This advanced tooth replacement prosthetic is used to bridge a gap between two teeth. A dental bridge is often referred to as a fixed bridge or crown and bridge. They are a great option to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. At Premier Walk-In Dental, we offer both dental crown supported fixed bridges, implant supported bridges, and combination bridges (a bridge attached to an implant on one side and a tooth on the other). If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, it may be time to ask one of our knowledgeable team members about dental bridge restoration in our Rockledge dentistry practice. Call our friendly team to schedule your appointment today.
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How to Know You Need a Root Canal in Rockledge

December 27, 2016

Root canal therapy in Rockledge restores a failing tooth to full health. Drs. NIchols or Collins of Premiere Walk-in Dental can determine when you need it.Should you extract your failing tooth? Dr. Jeffrey Nichols and Dr. Ryan Collins at Premiere Walk-in Dental preserve natural teeth whenever possible. They perform comfortable root canal therapy in Rockledge. Rather than causing pain, root canals relieve pain and return injured or infected teeth to full health and function.

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Get a same-day Rockledge, FL tooth extraction by Jeff Nichols DMD

November 12, 2015

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Premier Walk-in Dental @ 9:20 pm

Rockledge, FL tooth extractionJeffrey G. Nichols DMD performs same-day tooth extractions. Depend on him for precise care of tooth abscesses, fractures and impacted wisdom teeth.

If you have a hurting tooth, you want the fastest, gentlest treatment possible. Dr. Jeffrey G. Nichols and his caring staff get you into the office for restorative treatment or tooth extraction if needed. (more…)

Loose Dentures? Your Rockledge, FL Dentist Can Help!

October 31, 2015

loose denture Rockledge, FLIf you’ve got dentures, you know how important getting a good fit is. Ill-fitting or loose dentures are stressful, uncomfortable and even embarrassing — but your dentists at Premiere Walk-In Dental want you to know it doesn’t have to be that way. Dentures were designed to be a relatively comfortable, natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. If yours are anything less than that, we want you to know you can walk into our office for denture repair or replacement in Rockledge, Florida anytime. Keep reading to learn more — we’re waiting for you to drop by!

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Painless Root Canal Therapy in Rockledge, FL

April 3, 2015

What are two words that strike fear into the hearts of thousands of Americans? Those two words are “root canal.” This procedure is infamously known for being incredibly painful, which is why there is such a stigma regarding the term. With advancements in dental technology, and the masterful dental prowess of our dentists, root canal therapy is actually painless. The procedure is straightforward and promotes a healthy mouth. Premier Walk-in Dental provides the most seamless, professional root canal therapy for those with infected teeth.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

464527529Root canal therapy is necessary when a tooth, or more specifically the inside of the tooth, becomes infected or inflamed. The inside of the tooth is known as the pulp, and it contains nerves, blood vessels, and roots. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it begins to cause extreme, throbbing pain. If it’s not treated, the infection may spread, swelling can increase, bone loss can occur, and decay can eat through the inside of the tooth. With a root canal, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth and the area is disinfected, leaving a healthy tooth intact.

Tell Me about the Procedure

After we determine if a root canal is necessary, we will take a digital X-ray to determine the area of the infection. When we begin the procedure, we will use a local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. We will also surround the tooth with a rubber dam to keep everything dry and free of saliva. We will drill a small hole into the tooth. We will begin to remove the infected pulp via a series of small files. Water and sodium hypochlorite is used to flush away the remaining debris. The tooth is completely disinfected and the hole is resealed with a filling. If any other restoration is needed, we will fix the necessary parts of the tooth (i.e. crowns).

I Think I May Need This Therapy

If you feel excruciating pain in your tooth, please allow our professionals to take care of the problem and restore your tooth to proper form. Call our friendly staff and schedule your appointment. We welcome all patients that reside in Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities.

Fast and Efficient Dentures Repair, Adjustment, and Replacement in Rockledge, FL

March 17, 2015

101778719For tooth loss patients, a new set of well fitting dentures can improve chewing and speaking as well as provide a more natural looking and complete smile. Every few years, a new set of dentures are a necessary investment in both your good dental health and self-esteem. But even if you regularly replace your dentures, you may still need denture repair or adjustment. Biting down on hard to chew foods or dropping your dentures can crack the base, chip a tooth, or otherwise render them unusable. If this happens, you may be tempted to use an over-the-counter dentures repair kit, but this is never a reliable solution. If you need denture repair or new dentures, you can make an immediate dentures restoration appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. Premier Walk-In Dental delivers quality care daily throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities.

We Offer New Full and Partial Dentures

  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures can be used to replace groups of teeth or a few teeth scattered across the lower or upper jaw. All partial dentures are secured by the remaining teeth and have a gum-colored portion that blends with your existing gum line, with prosthetic teeth attached.
  • Full Dentures: Full dentures are similar to partial dentures in that they consist of prosthetic teeth and gums. The main difference is that full dentures are a total replacement system for either upper or lower teeth and, in some cases, both.

Do You Have Ill-Fitting or Broken Dentures?

We offer a comprehensive range of denture fabrication, repair, and adjustment, including:

  • New complete full or partial dentures
  • Repairs of cracked or fractured dentures
  • Re-cementing single or multiple teeth
  • Replacing of one or more missing teeth
  • Relining of full or partial dentures
  • Hard or Soft Base relines
  • Denture Whitening

Rockledge Dentures Repair and Replacement Appointments

Advancements in modern dentistry have made many improvements in the fit and appearance of dentures. They are more natural looking and comfortable than ever before. If you need new dentures, or denture repair, you can schedule an immediate denture restoration appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. Premier Walk-In Dental proudly renews smiles daily throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the neighboring areas.

Eliminate Decay and Restore Your Teeth with Natural Looking Tooth Colored Fillings

January 17, 2015

81283800Are your metal fillings past their expiration date? Metal dental fillings aren’t meant to last forever. In fact, there’s plenty reason to have your old amalgam (metal) fillings removed and replaced with new tooth colored composite fillings. Tooth colored fillings look better and are better for your long term health.  They can fully restore a tooth damaged by decay to its normal function, shape, and color. When Dr. Nichols provides a new tooth colored filling, he will remove all decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a material virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth. To finally get rid of the metal in your mouth, make an appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. They are restorative dentistry experts, trusted by patients throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities.

Why Choose Tooth Colored Fillings?

In addition to providing a more aesthetically pleasing and natural appearance, tooth colored fillings  don’t contain harmful mercury or other toxic materials. Mercury toxicity from amalgam fillings may be damaging to long term health. Tooth colored filling materials also require less tooth reduction than amalgam fillings which can leave teeth vulnerable to future decay.

Rockledge Tooth Colored Fillings Appointments

The first step in performing a tooth colored filling procedure involves isolation of the decayed tooth. Tooth isolation is critical in a composite restoration, because it prevents moisture from interfering with the bonding process. The bonding procedure requires the placement of adhesives followed by the composite material, which is then hardened with a special curing light. The completed tooth colored restoration is both functional and natural looking. Although most dentists are skilled in composite fillings, their skill level can vary. Selecting the appropriate dentist for treating tooth decay damage is vitally important for your long term dental health. For a high quality tooth colored filling, make your restoration appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. They specialize in the removal and replacement of old metal fillings. Premier Walk-In Dental proudly serve families throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and nearby areas.

 

Immediate Pain Relief with Root Canal Therapy from Premier Walk-In Dental

December 17, 2014

78325800Tooth pain and sensitivity should never be ignored or tolerated. They are always clear signs of dental infection. These infections can be treated with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy can eliminate tooth pain and save your tooth from necessary extraction. If you suspect that you have an infected tooth, make an appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental to get your tooth examined today. They specialize in preventative and restorative dental care for patients throughout Rockledge, FL. Premier Walk-In Dental also serves families from Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy (endodontic treatment) is a dental procedure to clean out, disinfect, and seal the inside of an infected tooth. Infected tooth pulp (network of blood vessels and nerves) of the tooth’s inner canals, can cause severe pain, discomfort, and sensitivity. If left untreated, the infected tooth can form an abscess and need to be extracted.

What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

  • First, the dentist will numb your tooth and place a protective dental dam to keep the tooth dry and free of saliva.
  • Next, the dentist will drill a hole for access to the inner pulp chambers and remove the contaminants inside the canals.
  • Then, the dentist will measure, shape, and fill the inside of the canals with a rubber compound called gutta percha.
  • Finally, the dentist will seal your tooth and perhaps place a restoration like a dental crown.

When Should You Get Root Canal Therapy?

Ideally, your tooth should be treated as early as possible. But if you are experiencing any of the following you should immediately seek treatment:

  • Continually throbbing tooth ache pain
  • Tooth ache pain triggered by hot or cold foods
  • Tender, swollen, or bleeding gums around the infected tooth
  • An obviously darkened tooth

Root Canal Therapy Appointments in Rockledge, FL

It will cost a lot more in the long run to replace neglected teeth, than to seek out the dental care you need to save them today. Make an appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental for the root canal therapy that can save your natural teeth. The experienced and compassionate restorative dentists of Premier Walk-In Dental can provide immediate pain relief and peace of mind. Premier Walk-In Dental proudly serves patients throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and nearby areas.

Do You Need a Dental Bridge?

November 17, 2014

126933687If you have a missing tooth, or anticipate that you will need a tooth removed in the near future, you should consider getting a dental bridge to replace it. Leaving empty space between your healthy teeth will allow them to shift causing bite misalignment and further damage. Gaps between teeth can also affect how you chew and speak and change the shape of your face. You can avoid these problems by getting a dental bridge and crown from Dr. Nichols.  A dental bridge replaces your missing tooth with an artificial one secured by cement and dental crowns. A dental crown is a fixed device that covers your surrounding healthy teeth with a tooth-like cap to protect and strengthen them. Don’t let a missing tooth cause more damage than necessary to your oral health. Make an appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. They specialize in restorative dental care in Rockledge, FL. Premier Walk-In Dental proudly serves patients throughout Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay and surrounding communities.

3 Types of Dental Bridge

  • Traditional Bridge- Artificial tooth attached to two or more crowns.
  • Cantilever Bridge- Artificial tooth attached to one or more crowns on one side of the missing tooth.
  • Maryland Bridge- Artificial tooth that’s bonded or cemented to the natural teeth on either side by small metal or ceramic wing shaped attachments.

What Happens During a Dental Bridge Procedure?

  • If advised you may be given oral, IV or nitrous oxide sedation.
  • The dentist will use a local and topical anesthetic on the gums near your tooth to numb the pain during the procedure.
  • The dentist then reshapes the teeth next to your missing tooth for the dental crowns. This could include filling hollowed-out areas of your teeth and filing down other parts.
  • The dentist will make a rubber mold impression of the space left by your missing tooth and the teeth around it. The impression is sent to a lab to make a customized bridge.
  • The dentist will place a temporary bridge for you to wear until your permanent bridge is ready.
  • After a few weeks, the dentist will remove the temporary bridge and place the permanent dental bridge with permanent cement.
  • The dentist will examine and test the dental bridge for proper fit before cementing. This may involve grinding parts of the bridge to ensure a proper bite.
  • You may need to return to the dentist periodically for painless adjustments of the bridge to ensure a comfortable bite.

 

Dental Bridge Appointments in Rockledge, FL

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your other healthy teeth just because you’ve lost a tooth due to tooth decay or injury. Start protecting them by making a dental bridge appointment with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. Premier Walk-In Dental proudly serves families throughout Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay and nearby areas.

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants!

September 17, 2014

480753457Aside from being aesthetically unpleasant, having teeth missing from your smile is a difficult thing to live with. Along with being detrimental to your oral health, not having a full smile is damaging to the health of your body as well. Feeling confident in your smile improves your self-esteem, and not being proud of your smile can be harmful to your sense of self and the way you interact with the people around you. Though you may feel as though there is nothing you can do, Dr. Jeffrey Nichols is able to restore your smile to its previous brilliance using dental implants!

Dental implants are a permanent solution to having an incomplete smile. Whether you are missing a single tooth or a series of teeth, dental implants are able to complete your smile seamlessly. The first thing you need to do is set up a consultation with Dr. Nichols. He will be able to evaluate your smile in its current condition, and determine whether or not dental implants are a good choice for you and your smile needs. If you are a candidate for dental implants, that is where the fun and transformation begins!

Dr. Nichols works very closely with an oral maxillofacial surgeon who will place the implant. A bio-compatible titanium post will be embedded in your jaw bone and replace the missing tooth root, ensuring a sturdy hold. Over time and with healing, your bone will fuse with the post, making sure your new smile is strong. After the healing, Dr. Nichols will work on your crown. The crown placed on top of your implant exactly resembles a tooth, making your new smile as natural looking as possible. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a new, brilliant smile you can be proud of! If you would like to change your smile using dental implants and would like the help of Dr. Nichols, contact our office today!

If you want to make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Nichols or Dr. Ryan Collins, contact our Rockledge, FL dental office today! We are able to take care of all of your dental needs, and our experienced doctors are eager to help you achieve your smile goals! We are proud to serve patients from Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne, and Palm Bay.

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