December 6th, 2017
Watch this short video from Dr. Andrew Howard of Center for Advanced Dentistry as he explains what patients can expect after their procedure.
There is minimal discomfort with most implant surgery. Many patients take only over the counter pain relievers such as Advil or Tylenol for one or two implants. More extensive procedures may require prescription medication but generally only for one or two days.
August 30th, 2017
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
Please view our video on the Advantages of Dental Implants by clicking here.
Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth.
May 4th, 2017
The first step to a relaxing dental visit is to admit that you have this
anxiety and discuss it with us. You will find all of our team understands
this and takes your comfort very seriously. You are not alone! 75% of US
adults experience moderate to severe dental phobia. Up to 10% will avoid
the dentist at all costs until their situation is unbearable.
We are specialists in treating any level of fear and anxiety. Any procedure
in our office can be made comfortable and stress-free with a variety of
sedation options. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will provide a short-lived
and reversible feeling of relaxation. This is best for short procedures.
Oral sedation is used for patients with more anxiety or for longer
procedures. This level of sedation produces a semi-consciousness and
limited or no memory of the visit.
IV sedation and general anesthesia are provided by a registered and hospital
trained anesthetist. This allows you to sleep comfortably and safely and
wake up when your procedure is complete. Dr. Howard is highly trained and
credentialed in dental anesthesia and would be happy to find the best way
for you to complete any dental work in the most comfortable and safe manner.
Learn more about sedation dentistry, Dr. Howard and the center for advanced dentistry here.
March 23rd, 2017
Great dental health and a beautiful smile may have come easy to you if you happen to have a combination of good care growing up and a great set of genes. However, for many that just is not the case. So much of our risk for dental problems is inherited from our parents and not everyone had ideal care as a child in our youth.
The Center for Advanced Dentistry is committed to helping you have the very best smile and overall dental health possible regardless of your past and current situation. I believe that a comfortable, beautiful and healthy smile can be a reality for almost anyone. We are experts at solving some of the most severe and complex dental problems. Whether it is the need for an improved appearance, missing teeth, gum disease or even a severe phobia about going to the dentist, we can help you. We use the latest technology from innovative bone regeneration techniques, new dental implant materials and 3-D digital planning. Now, you can have the smile and comfort you want in less time than ever. If just having excellent dental care with the latest technology and techniques is your concern we are also here for you. I have spent many years learning the most advanced methods of restoring smiles from veneers to implants. It is truly my passion.
I hope this blog will provide a good resource for helping you make decisions about your dental health. Please feel free to leave questions or comments.