Inlays vs. Onlays

If your dentist has diagnosed advanced tooth decay, a normal cavity filling may not be sufficient to restore your damaged tooth, and larger restorations called inlays and onlays may be advised. An inlay is a piece of porcelain and ceramic that fits into your tooth after your dentist has removed the decayed portion. Inlays are recommended in cases where only the tooth grooves are affected, but an onlay may be advised if a larger area is decayed or fractured. Onlays are comprised of the same porcelain and ceramic, but they effectively cover most of the tooth

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The cosmetic and general dentists at Orlando’s Sanford Dental Excellence believe that people of all ages deserve to be confident in their smiles. If your teeth have been compromised by tooth decay and you would like to find out more about how porcelain inlays and onlays can restore your smile, call our Lake Mary office today at (407) 320-1700 with your questions. 


Reasons to Seek Treatment for Periodontal Disease Now, Not Later

If your dentist has diagnosed you with periodontal disease, you are far from alone. Millions of Americans suffer from a range of symptoms that include gum pain and inflammation, tissue damage, and even tooth loss. Unfortunately, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your overall health. Here is why you should visit your dentist as soon as possible.

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Avoid Painful Side Effects
It is important to remember that gum disease is an infection, and untreated infections will naturally worsen over time. Advanced periodontal disease can cause painful sores, pus between the teeth and gums, and bleeding and tenderness. Eventually, periodontal disease can make your gums pull away from your teeth and destroy the surrounding tissue and bone. Since many patients experience no symptoms at all until the disease has already advanced, your best bet is to have your teeth and gums inspected regularly by a dentist.

Decrease Health Risks
Is your periodontal disease a consequence of a more serious underlying health issue such as diabetes, HIV, or cardiovascular disease? Research has indicated that the relationship between diabetes and periodontitis actually goes both ways, meaning that your gum disease may actually be making it more difficult to control your blood sugar. Health experts have linked the inflammation caused by periodontal disease to heart disease, stroke, and other serious medical problems.

Restore Your Smile
Even if your gum disease is advanced, an experienced dentist can help you both circumvent more serious health problems and restore your beautiful smile. If your surrounding tissue and bones are still healthy, missing teeth may be successfully replaced with dental implants and dentures.

Are you missing teeth due to periodontal disease? Fortunately, dentists today can now successfully treat missing teeth with dental implants, dentures, and porcelain crowns. Call Sanford Dental Excellence today at (407) 320-1700 to set up a consultation with our team of caring and qualified dentists and find out which treatment plan is right for you. 


Common Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment

Are you considering asking your dentist about braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth or close unsightly gaps? As you will learn in this video, orthodontists specialize in aligning teeth to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

A brief consultation and examination allows your orthodontist to diagnose your dental issues. For example, if your teeth are growing in unevenly, your dentist may recommend a retainer, braces, or Invisalign.

Braces are no longer just for teenagers, and many adults are opting for invisible straightening treatments such as Invisalign. If you live in the Orlando area, call Sanford Dental Excellence today at (407) 320-1700 to learn more about how our team of orthodontists and cosmetic dentists can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. 


Understanding the Different Types of Dentures

If you are missing teeth, your dentist may recommend removable appliances called dentures to restore the cosmetic appearance and health of your smile. Depending on the number of missing teeth and the health of your surrounding jaw bone, mini or traditional dental implants can help secure your new teeth. Read on to take a look at the different kinds of dentures available today.

ACRYLIC DENTURE

Partial
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues for functional and aesthetic reasons. Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth that are attached to gum-colored plastic bases and are connected by a metal framework. Partial dentures can be attached with metal clasps or precision attachments, and many patients opt for crowns to improve the fit of a removable partial denture.

Immediate
Your dentist may recommend immediate dentures if you have very few or no remaining teeth in your mouth and prefer to have dentures right away. During your first visit, your dentist will take measurements and make a model of your jaw. After your customized dentures have been created, your dentist will remove any remaining teeth and install complete dentures to cover the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both.

Facelift
Do you want customized dentures that no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing? Invisible Strickland facelift dentures™ rely on the latest dental technology to replicate and even improve upon the natural look of your teeth. Strickland Facelift dentures™ may be secured with dental implants and offer superior comfort, function, and cosmetic appearance. If you want a confident, white smile, ask your cosmetic dentist about Strickland facelift dentures™.

[Disclaimer: The Strickland Facelift Dentures™ services are in no way related to Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment.]

The experienced dentists at Sanford Dental Excellence are committed to making the dental implant and Strickland facelift denture™ procedure as comfortable as possible so you can restore the health and aesthetic appearance of your smile. To learn more about sedation dentistry and your cosmetic options, check out our special offers at our website or call our Lake Mary office today at (407) 320-1700 to schedule a consultation. 


Learn More Abotu Gum Disease and Other Oral Healthy Issues by Clicking Through These Links

Sanford Dental Excellence invites you to experience top-quality dental care from Dr. Stephen Seidler and his team. We offer all of your dental needs in one convenient location, including cosmetic dentistry, general care, orthodontics, and dental implants. Call us at (407) 320-1700 and check out our new patient specials to get the most from your dental care today. 

Keeping our smiles bright and breezy

  • How does Invisalign compare with traditional wire braces? You can view a comparison between these two orthodontic treatments at Invisalign.com.
  • Wisdom teeth frequently require extraction because they are likely to cause dental problems. Colgate.com has more information on wisdom teeth and their removal.
  • It is possible for the gums to become infected following a tooth extraction. SteadyHealth.com explains the causes, symptoms, and treatments for a gum infection so you’ll know when to contact your dentist for treatment.
  • Your dietary and oral care habits play an important role in preventing gum disease. Visit WebMD.com to find out how you can make simple lifestyle changes and lower your risk for gum disease.
  • Dry socket is a condition that can develop after a tooth is removed. The Discovery Fit & Health website provides tips on how to prevent dry socket for a healthy and speedy extraction recovery.


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