Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental ImplantsDental implants from your dentist in Radcliff, Kentucky, can make you smile again

If you are missing teeth, you may be wondering if dental implants are right for you. The truth is, implants are an excellent tooth replacement solution as they can restore both your natural smile and chewing function. Dr. Ernest O. Skaggs in Radcliff, Kentucky, provides patients with dental implants; read below to decide if they are the right choice for you!

Are you a good candidate?

Dental implants are right for you if you want to replace either a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth and desire a more natural choice than dental bridges, partials, or dentures. Additional reasons include that implants:

  • Are completely stable and won’t move around because they are firmly embedded in bone
  • Look virtually identical to natural teeth because, like tooth enamel, the implant crown reflects light
  • Are the most successful surgical implant, with a success rate of over 95 percent
  • Are easy to maintain because you brush and floss them along with your natural teeth

There are a few issues which might impact the health of your dental implants, so be sure and let Dr. Skaggs know if you smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Diabetes and a history of radiation to your jaws can also influence your healing time after dental implant treatment. Additionally, if you have a history of gum or periodontal disease, be sure to let your dentist know.

Interested? Call today!

Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry and allowed people to smile again with natural-looking, beautiful tooth replacements. Find out if dental implants are right for you by calling Dr. Ernest O. Skaggs in Radcliff, Kentucky, at (270) 351-3265. We can make you smile again!

By Dr. Ernest Skaggs
July 01, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Have you given up on having a perfect smile because you have so many dental issues? A full mouth rehabilitation can take care of all of full mouth rehabilitationyour problems and restore your smile. Dr. Ernest Skaggs, your Radcliff, KY family dentist, explains how a full mouth rehabilitation works.

A unique treatment plan

Your dentist examines your mouth and develops a detailed treatment plan that addresses all of your issues, including problems with your teeth, gums or bite. Your custom treatment plan includes details regarding each procedure that will be performed and treatment timeline.

How can my Radcliff dentist restore my smile?

Treatment plan details vary depending on the type of dental problems. Your dentist may use a variety of cosmetic dental procedures, including:

1. Crowns: Crowns encase your tooth and are used to strengthen broken, fragile or damaged teeth, or conceal imperfections.

2. Bridges and dentures: Bridges and dentures offer an effective solution to missing teeth and allow you to bite, chew and speak normally. Bridges consist of two crowns that anchor one or more false teeth. They're usually permanently attached to your mouth, although removable bridges are also available. Dentures replace an entire row of teeth and can be used to replace the teeth in both your upper and lower jaws.

3. Dental implants: Dental implants offer a more long-lasting solution to tooth loss than bridges and dentures. Implants replace the roots of your teeth and provide a stable foundation for an artificial tooth. Because implants bond to your jawbone, they usually never have to be replaced. Implants are a good choice whether you've lost one tooth or all of them.

4. Fillings: Fillings restore teeth damaged by cavities. They not only fill the space in your tooth but also seal it.

5. Teeth whitening: Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth an average three to eight shades in about an hour. Your results can last for several years if you avoid foods and drinks that can stain teeth.

6. Dental veneers: Thin porcelain dental veneers are attached to the fronts of your teeth and cover a variety of imperfections, including discolorations, chips, cracks, slightly gaps and oddly shaped teeth. They're a good choice for all-over whitening if teeth whitening doesn't get your teeth as white as you would like.

Do you feel embarrassed by your smile? After full mouth rehabilitation, you'll love the way you look again. Call Dr. Skaggs, your Radcliff, KY family dentist, at (270) 351-3265 to find out how cosmetic dentistry procedures can help you. Restore your smile with a full mouth rehabilitation.

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Dr. Ernest Skaggs
555 W Lincoln Trail Blvd, Suite 25
Radcliff, KY 40160
(270) 351-3265
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