How Can I Replace A Missing Tooth?

A missing tooth needs a replacement as soon as possible to protect the other teeth you still have. You can get a dental bridge for a more affordable option, or you can get a dental implant for one that will look better and last much longer. Our dentists are highly trained in both restorative dentistry treatments.

How Can I Prevent Cavities And Gum Disease?

There are three keys to preventing these problems. First, brush and floss regularly. Second, limit sugary and carb-heavy foods and drinks. Last, be sure to visit our Panama City, FL dental office at least twice each year. Dental cleanings can get rid of plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria that live there.

Can you answer some other questions?

Absolutely! If you have any specific questions about dental care, Dr. Anish Patel, or Panama City Smiles, do not hesitate to contact us. You can use our online form or call us at (850) 588-0185.

How can I fix my chipped tooth?

A chipped tooth can be repaired with bonding, using a composite resin material to repair the tooth and make it look better. We can also use a veneer to hide imperfections or chips. Depending on where the tooth is, a dental crown may be a better option to cover the tooth completely, making it stronger and more secure for chewing.

Why do I need a root canal? Why not just pull the tooth?

Root canals are intended to eliminate the pain and infection of a severely decayed tooth, while saving it. It causes no more discomfort than getting a simple filling, and a crown is used to protect the tooth. Saving your natural tooth is important to retain the proper structure of your mouth and keep your other teeth in proper position. If the tooth cannot be saved, an extraction may need to be done. In that case, make sure to discuss tooth replacement options to help maintain the integrity of your jaw and proper bite.

How can I improve the look of my dull smile?

The easiest and most affordable way to brighten a dull smile is professional teeth whitening. We offer KӧR deep bleaching, which delivers stunning results – even for darkly stained teeth. To cover a tooth that is stained or otherwise unattractive, we can either place veneers on the front of teeth or cover them completely with porcelain crowns.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A knocked-out tooth, or any injury to the teeth or soft tissues of the mouth, is a dental emergency. Tooth pain and abscesses can worsen quickly and spread, so they also require immediate care. If you lose a restoration like a filling or a crown, the part of the tooth that is no longer protected by enamel is very vulnerable to infection and needs to be repaired right away. We see emergencies immediately during business hours, and our phone is answered 24 hours a day. Please come to Panama City Smiles, and we will take care of you right away!

How can I close the gaps between my teeth?

Depending on the degree your teeth need to be adjusted, we offer several options. Traditional braces are a good solution for teeth that have severe gaps. ClearCorrect works great to minimize gaps between the teeth that show when you smile. For small gaps or alignment issues, dental veneers work beautifully to hide the gaps without using orthodontics.

How can I straighten my teeth?

Panama City Smiles offers several teeth straightening options. We have traditional braces and short-term orthodontics, including the ClearCorrect option, which uses a series of invisible aligners to straighten teeth in a shorter amount of time.