Palm Harbor sedation dentist
At our dental practice, Lepore Comprehensive Dentistry, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry for our patients. Our Palm Harbor sedation dentist, Dr. Ryan Lepore, offers oral conscious sedation dentistry for our most anxious patients, or for patients who have special needs regarding their dental care.
There are many reasons why a patient may need sedation dentistry treatment. Sometimes the patient is simply too anxious about having dental treatment, and will not even be able to visit the dentist because of it. This means that the person will not receive the dental care that they need, and small dental problems will quickly turn into larger ones. This creates a vicious cycle in which the person needs more advanced dental treatment, but they become more fearful of the dental visit and what they feel it may entail. With oral conscious sedation dentistry, patients are able to remain perfectly comfortable and calm at our office while they receive the dental care that they need. For other patients, it may be difficult for them to remain comfortably seated for an extended period of time. In this case, oral conscious sedation is helpful, as well. It is also helpful for people who have a very active gag reflex or who do not experience pain relief from local anesthesia, such as Novocain. Oral conscious sedation is a safe and effective way in which our Palm Harbor sedation dentist can provide dental care at our office. It is not like general anesthesia which usually is administered in a hospital. During the oral conscious sedation, the patient remains conscious at all times and breathing completely on his or her own. With oral conscious sedation, our dentist can perform all dental procedures while the patient remains relaxed and unaware that the dental work is being done.
To learn more about oral conscious sedation by our Palm Harbor sedation dentist, contact us today.
Palm Harbor Invisalign
Palm Harbor Invisalign braces, which are actually a system of clear, plastic aligners, correct misaligned teeth simply and effectively, without the negative aspects of traditional braces. Here at the office of Ryan P. Lepore DMD, we want you, our valued patient, to have choices when it comes to treatments, and that includes orthodontic care.
The most common reason for seeking out braces is cosmetic. Improperly positioned teeth, or ones that are crooked, tend to make you feel awkward about how your smile looks. But beyond the way it affects your appearance, you can experience discomfort, and your bite can be thrown out of sync. Furthermore, you may be at a higher risk for gum disease or tooth decay. Poorly aligned teeth are more challenging to floss between effectively. Traditional braces, made from metal, do an excellent job of repositioning your teeth, but they draw attention to themselves, possibly making you self-conscious. You also have to observe many food restrictions. You cannot have crunchy foods because they can damage metal braces. Sticky or chewy foods can get stuck in them. And there can be some irritation or soreness in your mouth, especially early on. Our Palm Harbor Invisalign, however, is undetectable to the eye. No one knows that you’re wearing it. You can remove the aligners, so you are free to eat any food you like. As for mouth soreness, plastic does not pose the danger that metal does. You’ll be totally comfortable during the course of your treatment with our Palm Harbor Invisalign. Your aligners are made at our office, not in a dental lab. And with the help of state-of-the-art 3-D computer technology and advanced machinery, each aligner will fit you precisely.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for our Palm Harbor Invisalign (and most people are), simply contact our office and let us arrange a convenient time for you to come in.
Palm Harbor dentist
Feeling good about your smile allows you to meet the world with the confidence of knowing that you’re making a positive, friendly first impression to all those you meet. Our Palm Harbor dentist, Dr. Ryan P. Lepore DMD helps the members of the community love their smiles as well as protect the health of their teeth, gums and the entire oral cavity. Our practice provides patients with a full range of general, cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry services in our state-of-the-art office that features the latest in dental equipment and technology, including laser dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry uses the latest dental techniques to make our patients smiles beautiful but also to enhance the health of the teeth and gums. Our doctor can improve the smile by making each tooth look straight and even hiding each imperfection using dental veneers and crowns. Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain material that are bonded to the front of the teeth to cover cracks, small chips, lengthen teeth and cover stains. For more extensive tooth imperfections and cracks or decay spots our doctor will cover the whole tooth with a crown, which serves to protect the tooth while improving its appearance. Our practice also can replace missing teeth to bring the patient’s smile whole again. Our doctor can use a bridge, dentures or implants to replace missing teeth. Implants have revolutionized the replacement of teeth by adding artificial teeth that are secured directly into the jawbone.
For pure cosmetic purposes our office offers several teeth whitening options that can brighten a patient’s smile several shades. We offer both at home whitening programs that our patients can do at their convenience as well as in-office whitening programs that can bring teeth up to eight shades whiter in just one visit. Come to our Palm Harbor dentist practice and learn how our cosmetic dentistry services can make areal difference in your smile.