5 Smile Makeover Questions

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Las Vegas

If you are considering multi-procedure cosmetic dentistry, here are four things the team at Summer Dental in Las Vegas suggests yo ask about:

All At Once Or Over Time?
At Summer Dental, our smile makeover patients often ask for several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific treatments needed to achieve your perfect smile. We develop a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Oral Sedation?
Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from sleep dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially useful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Las Vegas dental patients. Some services are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the required healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At Summer Dental in Las Vegas we provide cosmetic dentistry, as well as pediatric dentistry and other services. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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See Summer Dental For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Summer Dental - Kids|Adults|Braces For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

Many Las Vegas residents have many options to stop the aging clock, or at least slow it down. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, there are many ways to help you look more youthful.At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve that objective.

To cite just one possibility: porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

At Summer Dental, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do, making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are middle-aged (or older) and think of ways to improve your appearance, we can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Summer Dental in Las Vegas offers affordable, professional services including general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Do You Love Your Smile?

Las Vegas Cosmetic DentistryThe people who are happiest with their smiles have healthy, straight teeth that sparkle when they laugh. Most perfect smiles you see were not always that way. They are the result of cosmetic dentistry performed by an experienced aesthetic dentist, like the team at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

At Summer Dental we provide state-of-the-art procedures that deliver dazzling, flawless teeth for our patients. We treat people of all ages; you are never too young or too old to improve your smile!

Two common smile problems are yellow enamel and chipped teeth.

Discolored Teeth

Few Las Vegas people have pearly white smiles that stay that way forever. Even with consistent brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, our teeth darken as we age. Fortunately, the most affordable Las Vegas cosmetic dentistry procedure is tooth bleaching. Picture yourself with a celebrity-caliber smile. It is possible with safe and affordable teeth whitening.

Damaged Teeth

Our teeth work hard for us day after day, year after year. Sometimes they get chipped or cracked in the process. If you would like to fix your tooth flaws, schedule a consultation with us. We use porcelain veneers every day to remedy tooth trauma. Cosmetic bonding has been used with fabulous results for many years and bonding is usually a fraction of the price of a crown.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas we provide cosmetic dentistry, and have a team of in-house specialists to deliver the best possible care. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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7 Steps For A Healthy Smile

Las Vegas Extreme Smile Makeover

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Benjamin Franklin coined this phrase in the 1730s, as advice for fire safety. However, like all timeless quotes, it applies to many more features of modern life. At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we apply it to dental health.

Keeping your smile beautiful and healthy is done most effectively with preventative measures. Some vital guidelines are highlighted here.

1. Make a habit of brushing your teeth. Do it twice a day for 2 minutes. Be sure to use an ADA approved toothpaste and toothbrush.

2. Don’t forget the floss! Flossing between your teeth daily will do wonders for your teeth and keep your gums healthy too.

3. Wear a protective mouthguard when engaging in an activity where your mouth could possibly be damaged.

4. Don’t smoke. As if you needed yet another reason not to!

5. Abstain from piercing your lips, tongue, cheek, or any other part of your mouth that someone decided you should shove a metal bar through. Piercings put you at greater risk for chipped teeth, infection and nerve damage. It’s a dicey fashion that you’ll want to avoid.

6. Refrain from snacks that have a lot of sugar or starch.

7. Schedule regular dental visits, of course!

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, helping our patients establish good habits is important. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and evening and weekend hours that fit any busy schedule.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Soft, Medium, Or Buzz Lightyear?

Affordable Dentistry in Las VegasAt Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our dentists are often asked how to choose the most basic tool of oral hygiene, the toothbrush. Picking a toothbrush can be as challenging as choosing a paint color, and there seems to be just as many choices.

If you have visited the dental section of the grocery store lately, you know what we’re talking about. There are brushes with bristles of varying lengths, brushes that massage your gums, and brushes that change color when they are used up. (If we had to rate them purely on their fun factor, we would choose the Spiderman brush.)

Some toothbrush manufacturers claim their brushes freshen your breath or remove stains from your teeth. How do you choose the best one?

One important factor is the firmness of the bristles. Hard bristles may be more effective for cleaning burnt steak off a grill or hard water deposits off a shower floor. However, this does not hold true for your teeth. Medium and firm brushes can harm your gums. Soft and extra-soft bristles are plenty stiff enough to clean plaque, food particles, and surface stains from your teeth. Soft bristles also offer more flexibility for hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

After having dental work or oral surgery, especially anything involving soft tissue grafts, make sure that you use an extra-soft brush and be careful!

When deciding on a toothbrush for a child, make sure the brush feels comfortable in his or her hand. If the size and angle feel awkward, the child will be less likely to use it long enough to clean all areas of the mouth. Children do not necessarily need a child-sized toothbrush. Some kids can manage an adult size brush better than a short, narrow child-size brush. If you are unsure, ask your dentist.

What about the electric types and water-shooters? Some individuals like the feeling of pulsing bristles or a mini-squirt gun shooting away at the plaque. People with arthritis or other movement-inhibiting conditions can benefit from powered brushes which take some strain off hands and arm muscles.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Preventing Tooth Decay

Preventing Tooth Decay in NevadaIn Las Vegas and all over the country, tooth decay is one of the most pervasive dental issues. It isn’t limited to kids, either; it also affects adults. A home dental health routine and regular checkups at Summer Dental is your best bet in heading off cavities.

Blame it on Bacteria

Tooth decay is caused by bacteria. Bacteria live in your mouth and combine with plaque and acids to erode the enamel coating on your teeth. The breakdown of your tooth enamel can often result in the development of small holes in your teeth which are known as cavities.

Lifestyle Factors

Tooth decay is typically a result of diet and oral hygiene choices. When sticky foods are consumed and allowed to sit on the teeth, or foods full of sugars and starches are consumed  throughout the day, dental caries can arise. Foods to forgo include soda and sugary chewing gum; these foods tend to create an environment where bacteria thrive.

To help prohibit tooth decay, simply limit sugary and starchy foods between meals. Also, brushing at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing at least once a day, and visiting us at Summer Dental for regular check-ups and cleanings will help prevent tooth decay. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Tooth Restoration: Dental Implants and Bridges

Las Vegas Dental Implants and Dental BridgesTooth replacement is a highly requested procedure at Summer Dental. When our patients ask about tooth restoration, we usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and tooth implants.

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth which replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the missing tooth.

Tooth Implants Replace the Root and Crown

Dental implants are also popular and are often a superior choice. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth.

After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then affixed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields fantastic results.

Preserving Facial Contour

Both of these tooth replacements maintain or restore facial contour and permit you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite troubles, as well.

Dental implants and bridges can replace one or more missing teeth. Many individuals have been treated successfully with these tooth restoration procedures.

To find out more, schedule a consultation at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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You May Have Gingivitis

Affordable Las Vegas Dentistry

Every person’s mouth provides a cozy home for over 600 types of bacteria. If you are dedicated to oral hygiene and have healthy gums, these microbes usually don’t influence your health. But a word of caution from your dentist in Las Vegas: if you have gum disease, bacteria can enter your bloodstream through your gums and cause problems. Regular check ups are essential!

The first sign of gingivitis is swollen, sore gums.

Gingivitis is the term for Stage 1 gum disease. At Summer Dental, we routinely discover gingivitis in patients who are not even aware that they have the condition.

It is vital for people to understand that it is not normal for gums to bleed when they are brushed or flossed. Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums are an indication that something is out of order.

If you haven’t had an oral examination in a while, call us at Summer Dental in Las Vegas. We provide thorough cleanings and checkups, along with general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 


How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

cost of dental crowns Las Vegas

Dental professionals use crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are: the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

When many Las Vegas dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we provide quality dental crowns. We also provide orthodontics, and other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 


Look Younger With A Smile Makeover

Affordable Smile Makeovers In Las Vegas

Perhaps you have heard that cosmetic dentistry procedures can totally transform a smile. You may be a little skeptical of the claims. After all, the promise of total transformation is a tall order. But at Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we can make it happen.

The success of smile makeovers in Las Vegas depend upon the skill of the cosmetic dentist, the procedures performed, and the quality of the materials. At Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces, we deliver our best to our valued Las Vegas, Summerlin, and North Las Vegas cosmetic dental patients every day.

If your smile has several problems including cavities, stained teeth, chipped teeth, old silver fillings, or misaligned teeth, you may suppose that a smile makeover would take many hours and several visits. The truth is, our smile re-designs are quicker and easier than ever before. We offer dental veneers, porcelain crowns, dental bonding, and tooth-colored fillings. Ask us about sedation dentistry, invisible braces, dental implants, and crown lengthening.

There are few physical features that bring continual long-term pleasure and satisfaction like a perfect smile. Call us at Summer Dental in Las Vegas to see what general and cosmetic dentistry can do for you. We also provide emergency dental care. Make an appointment today.

Contact Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces:

725-666-2396

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135