December 27, 2016
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.
September 2, 2015
Imagine this: you’ve taken a few days off of work and you’re now enjoying a quiet breakfast on the water. You bite in to a deliciously sticky and gooey cinnamon bun. With one bite you know you’re in trouble. The dental crown that had been attached to one of your molars for years is now stuck to your cinnamon bun. Now, you need to have the crown replaced. Not exactly what you had planned to do on your day off, but that’s the way emergencies go—never at the right time.
Fortunately, there is a dentist who can save the day and your crown. Dr. Jeff Nichols and his staff at Premier Walk-in Dental in Rockledge, FL, are prepared to offer same-day emergency treatment. Whether you need a crown replaced or a brand new crown, we can help.
November 17, 2014
If 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.
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.
March 25, 2014
Whenever your tooth has been weakened due to a dental treatment, or if your tooth is damaged, it can be nearly impossible to restore its full stability and function. You use your teeth to nourish yourself, make a memorable first impression, and communicate, and when that is compromised, the effects can be detrimental. Though many people may think that there is not much they can do to restore their smile, Dr. Jeffrey Nichols and Dr. Ryan Collins are able to put that fear to rest by offering crowns to their patients at their Rockledge, FL dental office.
There are many reasons why someone would require a crown, as everyone’s dental needs are different and unique. Though crowns can be made from gold or silver, many people opt to have their crowns made of porcelain. Crowns that are made of porcelain have a more natural appearance, as it blends in seamlessly with your natural smile. Though the entire procedure to getting your crown will take at least two visits, we are here to fit into your schedule. You can stop by our office whenever is most convenient for you, and we will fit, design, create, and bond your crown to your smile when it is best for you! Crowns are designed to protect your tooth from further damage, whether it be bacteria or otherwise. They are placed over your natural tooth, ensuring that it will be guarded at all times! Simple and convenient, crowns are made to make sure you are able to talk, eat, and smile with confidence!
If you are curious as to how our doctors can help restore your smile using a dental crown, make an appointment at our office, and we will do whatever we can to help you!
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.
July 8, 2013
Every day, your local dentist is helping patient overcome tooth pain. How they’re doing that depends on what is causing the pain in the first place, though.
Tooth pain has a variety of causes, with cavities being one of the primary examples. Cavities are the result of decay, which is itself the result of demineralization. Here’s how the demineralization process works.
First, certain kinds of bacteria in the mouth come into contact with sugar or another carbohydrate. Those selected bacterium begin to feed on that carb, creating an acidic byproduct. Both cling to teeth, eating away at the protective outer layer known as the enamel. If the demineralization process continues, small holes will form in teeth, exposing the sensitive inner layers of dentin and the nerve.
With tooth sensitivity, the situation is similar though the cause is different. Often, tooth sensitivity occurs where the gums have receded, exposing part of the tooth’s root. Here there is little to no enamel, meaning that the hot or cold foods and drinks you consume are likely to come into contact with the porous layer of dentin and the nerve underneath.
In other cases, pain may be caused by a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or has developed an abscess.
So, how will your doctor treat your pain?
In the case of a cavity, a simple filling will help restore good health and functionality. For a tooth that’s broken or badly decayed, a crown may be the best solution. Other patients may need to have their pain treated with a root canal.
Do you struggle with tooth pain on a daily basis? Call your local dentist for a consultation. Your doctor will talk to you about your situation and recommend a treatment that will help you achieve optimal oral health.