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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.

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.


See the Emergency Dentist Rockledge, FL, Trusts

July 28, 2016

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emergency dentistWhen you have a dental emergency, you don’t want to wait. You need a dentist who can see you immediately. At Premier Walk-in Dental, we specialize in providing emergency dental care the moment you or a loved one walks in to our office. Rockledge emergency dentists Drs. Nichols and Collins will know exactly what to do to treat your emergency, so you are free of pain and worry. Until you arrive at our office, however, it’s important to know how to handle different kinds of dental emergencies. Read on to learn what you should do.


The Emergency Dentist in Rockledge, FL

December 22, 2015

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If emergencies made appointments, when would you schedule yours? Somewhere between now and NEVER sounds about right. All of us at emergency dentist Premier Walk-in Dental would be delighted if dental emergencies just didn’t happen. But like all emergencies, they do happen and they are always unexpected, startling and inconvenient. That’s why Drs. Nichols and Collins conveniently offer same day emergency dental care for when you or a loved one needs to be treated urgently. At Premier Walk-in Dental, we welcome patients from Rockledge, FL, as well as Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Vierra, Merritt Island and Suntree.

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!


Crown Replacement with the Emergency Dentist Rockledge, FL, Residents Know They can Count On

September 2, 2015

Smiling manImagine 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.

For a Cracked Tooth, Rockledge, FL, Comes to Premier Walk-in Dental

August 12, 2015

woman with toothacheHave you ever had an emergency happen on schedule? No, we didn’t think so—that’s probably why they’re called emergencies. At Premier Walk-in Dental in Rockledge, FL, we are prepared to handle your emergency when it happens. So, if you just bit down on a chunk of ice, or a hard piece of candy—or that soup spoon hit a tooth in just the wrong spot—and now you have a cracked tooth, Dr. Jeff Nichols and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants are ready to help when you walk through the door of our office.

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.

Get Your Oral Cancer Screening Today at Premier Walk In Dental

February 17, 2015

78769905More than 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. That’s approximately one person per hour, every hour, for the entire year. The oral cancer mortality rate is particularly high due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development. While dentists routinely screen for oral cancer each time you get a dental checkup, often, the patients most at risk for developing the disease don’t see a dentist on a regular basis. Don’t jeopardize your health by skipping the dental checkup you need to stay healthy. Make an 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.

What Causes Oral Cancer?

While anyone can develop oral cancer, some factors may increase your likelihood. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor, but having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer. The most common risk factors for oral cancer include:

  • Gender: Oral cancer is twice as common in men as in women.
  • Age: The average age at diagnosis for oral cancer is 62, and 2/3 of individuals with this disease are over age 55.
  • Sunlight: Cancers of the lip are more common among people who work outdoors or others with prolonged exposure to sunlight.
  • Genetics: Some inherited genetic mutations, which cause different syndromes in the body, carry a high risk of oral cancer.
  • Tobacco use: About 80% of people with oral cancers use tobacco in the form of cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff.
  • Alcohol: About 70% of people diagnosed with oral cancer are heavy drinkers.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection: There is a strong link between HPV-16 and oral cancer. People with oral cancer linked to HPV tend to not be smokers or drinkers.

What Are The Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

If you are experiencing any of the following oral cancer symptoms, you should make an immediate appointment for an oral cancer screening:

  • A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing
  • Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue
  • Numbness anywhere in the mouth
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Loosened teeth
  • Voice changes
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A sore in the mouth that does not heal after two weeks
  • Persistent mouth pain
  • A lump or thickening in the cheek
  • A sore throat or feeling that something is caught in the throat

Rockledge Oral Cancer Screening Appointments

If you, or someone you love, are at risk for developing oral cancer, make an appointment for an oral cancer screening with Dr. Nichols and Dr. Collins at Premier Walk-In Dental today. The experienced team at Premier Walk-In Dental proudly serve families daily throughout Rockledge, FL, Cocoa, Satellite Beach, Merritt Island, Viera, to Suntree, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and the neighboring areas.

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