Dental Treatments In Melbourne FL
At Implant Dentistry of Florida in Melbourne, FL, our dental services ensure maximum quality and satisfaction. Dr. Brown is a comprehensively trained and experienced dentist who has practiced cosmetic, general, and implant dentistry in Melbourne since 1978.
We are dedicated to improving your dental health so you can smile with confidence. For many years, we have solved dental problems and achieved outstanding results. We offer many dental treatments at our office including cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and sedation dentistry.
Implant Dentistry of Florida provides an array of cosmetic dentistry services in a calm and welcoming environment. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses not just the health of the teeth, but also their aesthetic value. Your desires and existing oral condition are all considered to arrive at the best possible treatment options for you. Cosmetic treatments we offer include:
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, dental implants are one of the best cosmetic options! A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw. These implants look and feel so natural, that you won’t even know you lost a tooth.
Teeth In A Day
Teeth in a Day is a process in which Dr. Brown removes diseased or failing teeth, inserts dental implants, and affixes a full set of natural-looking artificial teeth all in the same day. At the conclusion of treatment, the artificial teeth that are situated over dental implants and have comparable chewing capabilities as natural teeth.
Dental bridges are used to span the gap created by a missing tooth. At Implant Dentistry of Florida, dental bridges are designed and fabricated using our CEREC 3D system. The bridges are made as a single piece and is permanently cemented onto your teeth. If you keep up with your oral health, these bridges can last up to 15 years.
A dental crown is a prosthetic that is made to cover an existing tooth. These porcelain caps are made to save a tooth that is endanger of extraction. Thanks to our CEREC 3D system, the crowns process can be completed in one day. The lifespan of your crown depends on the health of the tooth, but typically the crown will last for 20 years.
Tooth Whitening & Bleaching
At Implant Dentistry of Florida, we use the ZOOM! bleaching system to whiten our patient’s teeth. With our in-office whitening system, you will receive safe, effective, and fast results in about 45 minutes. In one single visit, your teeth can be up to 10 shades whiter and brighter. We also provide take-home trays for at-home whitening.
Dental inlays and onlays can be used instead of traditional dental fillings. Inlays/onlays her treat tooth decay and other damage. This type of filling is designed to strengthen the tooth. An inlay is typically inside the tips or the tooth, while an onlay is designed to extend beyond the cusps of the tooth.
Crown lengthening, or crown exposure, is performed when there is not enough existing tooth exposed to place a restoration. This procedure is typically performed after a tooth has broken or there is significant decay. The procedure involves incisions in the gums to expose more of the tooth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are placed over the front of your natural teeth. These dental veneers will alter the shape, size, color, or position of the teeth. They are used to cover cosmetic problems and imperfections. Veneers are typically permanent solutions to cover damaged teeth. Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years if you remain in good dental health.
If you would like a straight, aligned beautiful smile without metal braces, we offer Invisalign at our Melbourne office. Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten teeth, which are worn for 20-22 hours a day. These aligners are basically invisible and you simply remove them to eat and clean your teeth.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation
Pinhole surgery, developed by Dr. Chao, is a groundbreaking technique for gum rejuvenation. Dr. Brown is one of a few dentists worldwide who is certified by the Chao Pinhole Academy as a provider of this technique.
General dentistry involves the diagnosis, treatment, prevention of various dental conditions, and maintenance of patients’ overall oral health. Dr. Brown incorporates a variety of restorative procedures in the development of a comprehensive dental treatment plan that will assist the prevention of tooth decay or disease of the teeth, mouth, gums, and tongue. Our general dentistry services include:
One of the most important things that we can do for you at our office is a teeth cleaning. When you come to our office for your 6 month cleaning, we will thoroughly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Our goal is to not only clean your teeth, but to also prevent cavities and gum disease.
We use tooth-colored or composite fillings to fill cavities or old metal fillings. These fillings are a mixture of resin, glass or quartz and porcelain ceramics. White fillings are long lasting and are colored to match the patient’s teeth.
Crowns & Bridges
Dental bridges are porcelain prostheses used to replace a missing teeth or a series of teeth. The dental crowns are used to strenghten any compromised teeth. Crowns also provide the anchors on the end of each dental bridge.
Dentures & Partial Dentures
Dentures are customized fixtures used to replace missing teeth. They are removable prosthetics that look and feel like natural teeth. We also offer partial dentures for those only missing a few teeth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal is a very common treatment performed to treat problems within the tooth’s soft core (dental pulp). When the pulp is diseased, root canal therapy is done toclean and seal the tooth to prevent further damage.
Dr. Brown and Dr. Vaughn perform tooth extractions if there is disease, overcrowding or trauma. We also may remove your tooth in preparation for braces, or if they are your wisdom teeth.
Night Guards/Sports Guards
Mouth guards are customized devices that are worn over the teeth to protect them from injury. These can include guards to wear at night while you sleep to prevent grinding and also guards for athletes playing contact sports.
Tooth bonding is a treatment we perform to restore, reshape and rejuvenate teeth. The dental bonding material is similar to those of white fillings. We use bonding material for chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth.
At Implant Dentistry of Florida, we perform a variety of dental procedures using laser technology. Using lasers allows us to perform treatments with precisions, few complications, and little pain.
In our office, we use the CEREC system, which allows us to create dental restorations in just one day. Crowns and bridges can be custom made in one visit and eliminates the need for temporary prosthetics and multiple visits.
It is very common for people to have dental anxiety, or apprehension about going to the dentist. Whether it’s due to a past experience or some other reason, their fear often keeps them from going to the dentist for even routine care. Fortunately, Implant Dentistry of Florida offers sedation dentistry to reduce your fear and anxiety. Our office offers a number of sedation options including:
Local anesthesia allows agents to block conduction along the nerve pathways so that patients do not feel the pain. The first synthetic local anesthetic in use was Novocaine and was the top anesthetic until lidocaine was developed. Lidocaine now remains the most commonly used dental anesthetic. A few years ago, Septocaine was developed. This anesthesia allows patients to receive the same pain-free visit with half the dosage of novocaine and lidocaine.
Nitrous Oxide has been in use during dental procedures since the 1800s. It is also known as “laughing gas”, “happy gas”, or “sweet air” since it produces a slight euphoria and calming effect. The advantage of choosing nitrous oxide is that it is completely eliminated from your body about 5-10 minutes after administration has been stopped. After we stop administering the nitrous oxide, patients will breathe in 100% oxygen for 5-10 minutes and are then ready to drive home.
Oral Sedation Dentistry
For patients who experience slightly more anxiety at the dental office, we can administer oral sedatives. Among the most common anti-anxiety agents we provide are Valium, Lorazepam, or Halcion. Patients will take these tablets by mouth about one hour before the procedure that produces a very calm state. In addition, many of these medications have very good amnesia properties, meaning you may not remember much of your visit.
IV Sedation Dentistry
For patients who experience a high degree of anxiety are candidates for moderate sedation, also known as conscious sedation. This is the highest level of sedation we offer and it is administered through an intravenous (IV) line in your arm or hand. While under sedation, our staff will continuously monitor your blood oxygen saturation, pulse rate, blood pressure, and heart rhythm. With moderate sedation, you are awake and able to respond to commands but are in a state of extreme relaxation. Most patients have no memory of the procedure afterward.