General Dentistry in Estero, FL
Looking for a dental office in Estero that provides all or most of the preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services that your family wants and needs? Premier Dental and Implant Studio wants to be a one-stop dental shop for as many patients as possible. Whether you just need a routine cleaning and exam or an advanced restorative treatment, we’ve got you covered! Contact our office today to learn more about the services we provide and to schedule your next visit with us.CONTACT US
General Preventive Services
Routine Cleanings & Exams
Every patient should schedule regular teeth cleanings and dental exams, regardless of how well they take care of their smile at home. Professional cleanings remove plaque from hard-to-brush areas to reduce the patient’s chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Regular exams are an opportunity for our team to ensure that your teeth and gums look healthy or diagnose and treat dental issues.
Fluoride treatments are quick and painless preventive treatments that involve applying a fluoride varnish over the teeth. Once the appointment is complete, patients are free to eat and drink while the fluoride continues to be absorbed into their teeth. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps strengthen the outer tooth surface, increase the longevity of dental restorations, and prevent caries from forming.
Dental sealants are painted over the top of each molar, and once they have dried, they can protect the teeth for up to ten years or longer. Dental sealants are completely clear and act like an invisible shield that prevents harmful bacteria from collecting in the grooves of the molars. Dental sealants can be especially helpful for preventing tooth decay in children, but they can be utilized by all ages.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is not preventable, but it is highly curable when it is diagnosed and treated early on. During routine dental visits, your dentist will be checking for signs of oral cancer, like unusual lumps or red or white patches in your mouth. If you are at an increased risk of developing oral cancer or you have a family history of oral cancer, feel free to let our team know so that we can conduct extra thorough screenings.
If you or your child are involved in an aggressive contact sport, investing in a custom mouthguard is a great way to protect your teeth and prevent dental trauma from occurring. Our office also provides custom mouthguards for bruxism, which protect the teeth from damaging each other when a patient clenches or grinds their teeth at night.
Restorative Dental Care
Composite Dental Fillings
Composite dental fillings are used to replace areas of teeth that have been affected by tooth decay and they are often preferred by patients because they can be made to match the shade of the tooth that they are being placed in, unlike silver fillings. Dental professionals also often prefer composite fillings because they require less of the natural tooth to be removed before they can be placed.
Root Canal Therapy
When an infection occurs inside a tooth, a root canal procedure is used to remove the infected dental pulp and restore the tooth. A small hole is created in the top of the tooth, and once the inside of the tooth has been cleaned out and sealed, a dental restoration like a dental crown is almost always placed over the tooth to restore its appearance, support the tooth’s structure, and protect it from further damage.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are typically used when a small amount of a tooth’s structure has been compromised due to decay. Onlays are used when a greater amount of decay has occurred and the entire chewing surface of a tooth needs to be removed and replaced. Inlays and onlays can both be designed to match the surrounding teeth, and our team can help you decide whether you need a filling, crown, inlay, or onlay.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that are placed over teeth and cover the entire tooth from the gum line up. Crowns are used for a variety of reasons. If a tooth has become weak due to decay, a root canal has been performed, or it is discolored or misshapen and sticks out from the rest of the teeth, a custom crown can be designed to instantly support the tooth and enhance its appearance.
Dental bridges look like three or more dental crowns that are attached together, and they can be used for many of the same purposes as dental crowns. In addition to protecting and restoring teeth, dental bridges are also a minimally invasive way to replace missing teeth. Bridges are a great tooth-replacement option because they evenly distribute the force of the patient’s bite and help prevent nearby teeth from drifting out of place.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you’re looking for a way to lighten your teeth effectively, professional teeth whitening treatments may be just the solution you’re looking for. Our office provides one-visit Zoom!® teeth whitening treatments, which can whiten your teeth up to eight shades lighter in approximately one hour. We also use custom whitening trays which help to apply whitening gel evenly for a consistently beautiful shade of white.
If you have a small chip or crack in one of your teeth, a veneer or crown is not always necessary to restore it. Dental bonding is a quick and effective way to fill in any areas on a tooth that need to be restored for cosmetic or restorative reasons. Dental bonding is an inexpensive way to fix dental insecurities and enhance teeth that have not undergone severe dental trauma or decay.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that can be customized based on a patient’s exact specifications to provide them with their dream smile. Veneers are permanently adhered to the front of teeth to instantly restore their appearance, and they can help to protect damaged teeth as well. Porcelain veneers are incredibly durable, so patients can enjoy their new smiles for many years before their veneers need to be modified or replaced.
Botox® & Dermal Fillers
Botox and filler services are often referred to as “lunchtime treatments” because they are so quick that a patient could even come in on their lunch break to receive them. Our team has been extensively trained and certified to administer Botox injections safely and effectively. Patients can add these services to their treatment plans to smooth out the fine lines or wrinkles that they have around their eyes, nose, mouth, or forehead and achieve firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
Our office provides both nitrous oxide and IV sedation. Nitrous oxide, also commonly referred to as laughing gas, is typically used in cases where patients have mild anxiety or are undergoing a minor procedure. In cases where the patient has trouble sitting still or is undergoing a lengthy dental treatment, IV sedation may be a better choice. Our sedation options are safe and effective, and we always review the patient’s file extensively before recommending or administering dental sedation.Contact Us