At Dentistry180, we offer a wide variety of treatments designed to help you and your family maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. General dentistry ranges from preventive visits to restorative procedures. Whether you need professional cleaning or a filling, Dr. Mario and his team are here to help.
Cleanings & Exams
Along with a strong oral hygiene routine, cleanings and exams are the best way to prevent potential dental problems. During your cleaning, our dental hygienist typically uses an ultrasonic scaler or air abrasion unit to eliminate plaque and tartar (calcified plaque) form the surfaces of your teeth. Regular exams allow us to prevent or catch problems before they progress into major complications.
Dental bonding is a procedure that involves a more esthetically-pleasing material known as composite resin. We may recommend dental bonding to fix the structure and appearance of chipped, cracked, gapped, discolored, or abnormally-shaped teeth. We also use composite resin to provide tooth-colored fillings.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important to your oral health as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for adults in the U.S. If you suffer from advanced periodontitis, the final stage of gum disease, we usually recommend a scaling and root planing. If your scaling and root planing are successful, your gums should return to a pink, healthy state.
Dr. Mario will always attempt to save a natural tooth before he suggests replacement alternatives. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. We may need to perform an extraction to stop the spread of infection after it has reached the root of a tooth or due to a compromising fracture of the tooth. An extraction may also be necessary to make space in the jaw for orthodontic treatment and correct severe crowding issues, in this case it will be determined by an orthodontist.
We usually recommended a night guard after a full mouth reconstruction for us to protect the restorations completed. They can also be used to prevent excessive tooth wear if you grind your teeth at night, also known as nocturnal bruxism. Finally, a similar appliance called an occlusal splint can also be used to treat temporomandibular dysfunction, which usually causes pain.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you spend a significant amount of time trying to find ways to hide it from everyone around you? If so, you are not alone. More than 25% of people don’t like their smile. Whether these are natural imperfections, the result of trauma or decay, or simply functional wear, they can leave you feeling rather self-conscious. At Dentistry180, we can correct or eliminate imperfections, improving your smile and your confidence, with numerous cosmetic dental procedures.
Implants are titanium “posts” that are used to replace missing teeth. When they are placed on the anterior maxilla, they are considered to be an esthetic restoration. Once completed, these turn out to be highly esthetic restorations. The posts replace your missing tooth roots. The crowns attached to them look exactly like the teeth they are replacing. This provides you with a fully-functional, flawless, and confident smile.
Clear aligners are an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of using fixed brackets and wires to correct teeth alignment, clear aligners are used to fix crooked teeth. With clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing them. And, the aligners are removable. You do not have to worry about altering your eating habits during your orthodontic treatment or trying to adjust your brushing and flossing habits.
Also known as bleaching, it is a fast, affordable, and effective treatment for getting rid of “yellow” teeth and brightening the overall appearance of your smile. You can achieve incredible results with a proven and safe method called “nightguard” bleaching. This option does not “burn” the gums, does not cause sensitive teeth, and does not affect the enamel. You will improve your smile in about a week or two at home and on your own time.
If you have a significantly decayed front tooth, a crown is a great solution for restoring a compromised tooth, protecting it from further harm. For treating front teeth, we can provide a ceramic crown, a restoration that looks just like the rest of your natural teeth. As a result, your smile is beautifully restored, and no one will be able to tell that the crown is there.
For minor discrepancies or alterations of the normal shape of teeth, veneers are a great option. Veneers are thin restorations usually made from porcelain. They look exactly like the front surfaces of your actual teeth and perfectly cover a variety of different imperfections. Once bonded into place, your smile is instantly transformed. It only takes a minimally invasive procedure and two appointments.
If you have multiple aspects of your smile that you would like to change, we can also perform what some call a smile makeover. Much like the name suggests, your smile is completely transformed, addressing all of the issues that are affecting it. Every smile makeover is personalized. We take your needs, your concerns, the appearance of your face, and your facial shape into consideration and craft a more aesthetic smile that you will love showing off.
At Dentistry180, we specialize in several dental implant treatments, as well as preliminary procedures to ensure you qualify for treatment. Over the past few decades, implants have become the industry standard for many situations where tooth replacement is necessary. Whether you are missing one tooth or all your teeth, we will find the implant treatment protocol that best suits your needs.
Who Is A Candidate For Implants?
Most people healthy enough to undergo minor oral surgery should qualify for implants. During your consultation, Dr. Mario will review your medical history and perform a thorough examination to determine if implants are right for you. In order to evaluate the quantity and quality of bone the exam will include digital x-rays, CBCT scans, and other 3-D imaging technology, as well as intra-oral photos.
Dental Implant Placement
A dental implant is a titanium “post” that is placed underneath the gum tissue into the bone through a minor surgical procedure. The “post” then fuses to the bone in the following month's thanks to a process known as osseointegration. This process is what allows implants to serve as the root component for a single crown, fixed bridge, or full-arch restoration.
Because the implant fuses to the bone, your restoration will function similarly to a natural tooth. This is why dental implants are much more convenient than removable alternatives like dentures. All implant-supported restorations must be maintained with daily brushing, flossing, routine checkups, and cleanings at the dental office.
Tooth Socket Graft
When a tooth is lost, you lose the physical stimulation that keeps your bone healthy and strong. Over time, the bone will collapse, affecting your facial appearance and chances of receiving an implant. We perform a socket graft immediately following a tooth extraction to prevent this from happening.
A bone graft may be required as a preliminary procedure for implant treatment. You may need it if your jawbone is too thin or soft to support an implant on its own. This procedure may be performed in our office or referred to a periodontist depending on its complexity.
Anxious to visit the dentist? Nervous about undergoing treatment? You’re not alone, and we’re here to help!
As the name suggests, sedation dentistry eases anxieties and phobias, helping you remain calm and comfortable during dental procedures. Because your dentist can often work faster when you're under sedation, it can result in fewer appointments.
About Sedation Dentistry
Dr. Mario Romero has completed an intensive course in intravenous conscious sedation at the Dental College of Georgia and has been providing this service since 2018. He is licensed to administer IV sedation and makes this option available for all qualifying patients. For some patients it is normal to feel nervous when visiting the dentist, here at Dentistry180 our team works diligently to provide a great experience for you.
Restoring smiles and confidence for over 28 years!
For more information on our dental procedures and to schedule your consultation, contact Dentistry180 at (941) 922-1504.
3900 Clark Road, Building S
Sarasota, FL 34233
Tel: (941) 922-1504