Preventative Dentistry Services
Prevention is Key
It is our goal to proactively preserve your oral health. Preventative dental care is a strong focus of our practice. Through cosmetic dentistry, your smile can always be restored to a beautiful state, however, optimum health always starts with proper oral hygiene care. Oral wellness also consists of a balanced bite and proper alignment of the teeth. The first step to preserving your smile is with a dental hygiene visit to our practice.
Rest assured, your dental cleaning will be thorough and gentle. During your routine cleaning, a full assessment of your oral health will be made. Our modern dental technology allows us to determine your risk of decay, infection, and disease. If you are at a higher risk of periodontal disease, your oral health will benefit from a deeper type of cleaning – please visit our “periodontics page” for in-depth coverage of this procedure. We typically recommend a dental hygiene visit twice a year.
Occlusion is a term we use for how your teeth come together during the biting process. A healthy bite is comfortable and keeps your teeth in good condition. An improper bite may lead to chipped, worn, loose teeth, and painful joints. Dental restorations to correct occlusion are considered to be a preventative measure. Several dental services we offer including crowns, Invisalign, dental implants, and more will correct and improve occlusion.
Uncompromising Quality Materials
We use natural-looking, safe, and environmentally conscious materials. We never place anything toxic or dangerous for your health into your mouth. Our restorations are made entirely from composite or porcelain materials, both of which are long-lasting and beautiful. If dental sealants are desired – a thin layer of material is “painted” onto the biting surface of your teeth, providing a very natural look while protecting your teeth from harmful bacteria. By providing excellent preventative dental care, we can help you keep your mouth in tip-top shape for life. Contact us for your appointment today!
Restorative Dentistry Services
Our Dentists at Family Dental Home creates stunning smiles with long-lasting, natural-looking restorations. Although your teeth are very strong, at times minor repairs may be needed. Restorative dental work performed in our office includes:
We only offer metal-free fillings. Unlike the mercury found in older metal fillings, composite materials are a beautiful and safe alternative used for repairing tooth decay. Composite fillings are expertly matched to your existing teeth, creating a natural, seamless appearance. These long-lasting restorations will never weaken your tooth.
Crowns and Bridges
Our ceramic crowns and bridges are made from the highest quality materials, enabling us to restore your smile to an ideal balance and function.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays enhance the structure of your tooth while sealing out bacteria. These natural-looking restorations protect your teeth and perfectly fit in the contours and grooves.
Metal-Free Materials are Advantageous
Restorations placed by Family Dental Home are typically made from porcelain, tooth-colored composites that look natural and restore function to your smile. Original tooth strength and stability is renewed with the bonding strength of metal-free fillings, inlays, and onlays. Additionally, the benefits include:
Bacteria is sealed out
A natural appearance
No harmful mercury
No tooth discoloration
Conservative treatment which bonds to your tooth
Unlike metal, they do not expand and contract with temperature
Prevention is Key
Family Dental Home is proactive! He believes prevention now can protect your teeth from advanced dental procedures further down the road. Safeguard your teeth from decay by scheduling regular hygiene appointments with us. With our state-of-the-art diagnostics, we can identify the beginning stages of decay before they turn into bigger, more extensive health risks. Schedule your appointment today!
If you have been searching for a qualified cosmetic dentist, you’ve come to the right place! With our medical background and his dedicated study of dentistry, he is able to see your teeth, smile, and beyond.
We continue to pursue cosmetic dental training at some of the finest educational centers in the country, including The Dawson Institute. This world-class education enables us to stand out as a talented cosmetic dentist in the Orlando, FL, area.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Our office is pleased to provide with you an array of cosmetic dental procedures, including:
DURAthin Prepless Veneers
Your complete satisfaction is our goal. No matter which cosmetic treatment you are seeking, Family Dental Home is confident you will love your results. Schedule your appointment with us today!
Adult Edentulous Jaw Treatment
If the patient is missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws, or if they have very poor dentition that will need complete extraction, Family Dental Home in Casselberry is specialized in providing necessary treatment
For cases of adult edentulous jaw issues, your dentist will review any x-rays or CT scans that were taken, and evaluate your bone density as well as how much bone is available. This will guide your dentist toward the proper treatment.
Dental Implant Supported Overdenture
This procedure is recommended for patients with a denture that is loose. By placing two or four dental implants in the jaw, it gives denture more retention. This allows the denture to still be removable, but enjoy more retention due to the dental implant anchoring system attached to the denture base.
A second option is Hybrid Prosthesis.
This procedure requires 6 to 8 dental implants in the jaw. A fixed temporary appliance can also be given to the patient, often times in one day. After allowing the mouth to heal for about 6 to 8 months, a final fixed prosthesis will be given. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for this or any other procedure.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Artificial tooth implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to disease or injury and are an important aspect of restorative dentistry.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.
Not only does a dental implant fill unsightly gaps in a smile, they are also important to deter bone loss which will occur when a tooth is lost. The titanium post fuses with the bone preventing it from dissolving.
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options, including:
Prevent Bone Loss
When a tooth is missing the bone in the jaw begins to deteriorate. Dental implants provide the jawbone with the proper stimulation for healthy bone preservation.
Natural-looking, feeling and functioning Teeth
– As soon as we place an implant, most patients are surprised that they can’t tell the difference between the implanted tooth and their natural teeth.
While a bridge usually requires a grinding down of two adjacent teeth, dental implants are placed without any damage to your other teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to replacing your missing teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium which is non-corrosive and non-harmful.
We are proud to provide a selection of oral surgery services right here in our office. No more searching for specialists, as we can handle your extractions, dental implants, root canal treatments, and more, in the same office where you get your teeth cleaned! Keep reading to learn more or contact us today.
The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at the beginning of a pathologic process or cancerous growth:
Reddish patches (erythroplasia) or whitish patches (leukoplakia) in the mouth.
A sore that fails to heal and bleeds easily.
A lump or thickening on the skin lining the inside of the mouth.
A chronic sore throat or hoarseness. Difficulty in chewing or swallowing.
These changes can be detected on the lips, cheeks, palate, and gum tissue around the teeth, tongue, face and/or neck. Pain does not always occur with oral pathology, and curiously, is not often associated with oral cancer. However, any patient with facial and/or oral pain without an obvious cause or reason may also be at risk for oral cancer.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt within the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth can take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to successfully erupt.
These poorly positioned impacted teeth can cause many problems. When they partially erupt, the opening around the teeth allows bacteria to grow and will eventually cause an infection. The result: swelling, stiffness, pain, and illness. The pressure from the erupting wisdom teeth may move other teeth and disrupt the orthodontic or natural alignment of teeth. The most serious problem occurs when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy teeth. Removal of the offending impacted teeth usually resolves these problems. Early removal is recommended to avoid such future problems and to decrease the surgical risk involved with the procedure.
Our doctors perform the proper treatment for facial injuries. These professionals must be well versed in emergency care, acute treatment and long-term reconstruction and rehabilitation – not just for physical reasons but emotional as well. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat facial trauma. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a “hands on” experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient’s long-term function and appearance.
Gum disease has two distinct phases; Gingivitis and Periodontitis. Either phase can be a serious threat to your smile because when left untreated tooth loss may occur. The dental professionals at Family Dental Home have extensive experience in both phases of gum disease, including proper periodontal treatment.
The initial phase of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can be mild and cause little to no discomfort. Red, swollen, possibly bleeding gums and bad breath are the obvious symptoms and are most commonly caused by inadequate oral hygiene. The good news is that gingivitis is 100% reversible with professional treatment, and adherence to a good oral hygiene regimen.
Untreated gingivitis can lead to the second phase of gum disease known as Periodontitis. This is the point at which plaque has spread below the gum line, and bacteria begin to irritate the gums through the production of toxins. These toxins will eventually create inflammation that can lead to bone and tissue loss. The gums will separate from the teeth creating pockets that deepen and cause even greater bone and tissue loss.
These symptoms, while insidious, can be mild, and give the impression that things are not as bad as they truly are. The end result of untreated periodontitis is almost always tooth loss, so early diagnosis and treatment are essential.
We tailor gum disease treatment for patients based on the type and progression of their periodontal disease. Advanced therapeutic treatment may be enough to remedy the problem, but if the disease has progressed further than a treatment known as scaling may be the best solution. This treatment involves cleaning the deposits attached to the roots of the teeth below the gum line. In order to perform this treatment properly, general anesthesia is used over the course of a number of visits, and the patient may be directed to take prescription medications such as mouthwashes and antibiotics.
Oral irrigation is another effective treatment in the fight against gum disease, so devices like an electric toothbrush may be recommended. One of the newer treatments available for the periodontal disease involves using lasers to sterilize the pockets below the gum line. When used together with root planing and scaling, we can oftentimes help our patients without resorting to surgical procedures.
Advanced periodontal disease, when deep pockets are found and bone loss has occurred, may prompt Us at Family Dental Home to recommend periodontal surgery. If this is the case, we will provide references for a quality periodontal surgeon.
We provide sedation services for patients with severe anxiety or special needs that prevent them from being able to undergo routine dental care.
Sedation Dentistry involves the use of sedatives in order to produce a relaxed state for dental treatment. Dental sedation is an excellent solution for anxious or fearful patients or patients that need to undergo extensive treatments.
The conscious sedation methods, we employ widely accepted and safe procedures that can greatly benefit anxious and fearful patients. These options enable them to receive the dental treatment that they need in order to maintain optimal oral health. Longer procedures that might usually require multiple appointments can be done in one with the use of conscious sedation.
At Family Dental Home, we are committed to providing our patients with highly personal and individualized care. We understand that dental anxiety is a real and serious concern for many people. We are here to ensure that our patients can receive the care they need in a way that makes them comfortable and safe individually. If you have been avoiding the dentist due to anxiety please contact us to learn more about what sedation dentistry can do for you.
Choose Family Dental Home for the clear aligner system, Invisalign®, which has over 20 years of clinically-based research to support it. Invisalign® has continuously been optimized over this time period, with the 4 million cases being a significant contributing factor in its efficacy.
Comfortable Fit – Our clear aligner system is made of SmartTrack material. This makes it easier to take off for meals and clean.
Unique Design for Teenagers – Choose Invisalign® clear aligners which fade from blue to clear over time to aid in determining wear-duration.
It Works – SmartTrack material and SmartForce functionality are clinically proven to give patients 75 percent more predictable tooth movement.**
Experience More Than 50 Percent Treatment Times** – Compare Invisalign® to braces and the process and results make it a favorable choice for a variety of reasons. Achieve your most beautiful smile faster than ever before.
How Invisalign® Works
The treatment process of Invisalign® is typically much more straightforward than the often-arduous process of wearing braces for an extended period of time. From your first consultation at Family Dental Home in Casselberry until your most beautiful smile has been accomplished, the process is understandable and should be stress-free.
During your first consultation at Family Dental Home, our Invisalign®-experienced doctor will talk with you about your unique needs to determine if Invisalign® is the best route for you. At Family Dental Home, we have a long-term, client-centered approach with your best interests in mind. There are many factors worth considering when it comes to your oral health, and we are happy to walk through these with you.
Should you elect to go the Invisalign® route, we will use a digital scanning system to develop precise 3D images of your teeth, upon which we will outline a custom treatment plan which will you include teeth movement trajectory and treatment timeline.
Your Clear Aligners
Invisalign® clear aligners are as close to invisible as is possible, which means most people won’t be able to notice you wearing them. Contrast that with the prospect of braces, and you begin to understand why so many people are electing to go the Invisalign® route.
Most people are expected to wear their Invisalign® aligners between 20 and 22 hours per day for best results. You can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.
As you progress, you’ll get new sets of aligners to help gently shift your teeth into place. Every aligner adjusts your teeth in a gradual way, both horizontally and vertically. If necessary, Invisalign® clear aligners can rotate teeth as well.
It’s often the case that our doctors will recommend their patients to progress to a new set of aligners each week, with checkups every six weeks or so. Each patient is unique, which is why we set up each of our patients with a custom treatment plan here at Family Dental Home.
Reach out to Casselberry’s choice for family dental care, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. The good folks here at Family Dental Home would love to help you achieve your most beautiful smile!
In the world of dentistry, there are more options than ever before when it comes to aligning your teeth. Gone are the days of only being able to choose the color of the rubber bands but nothing else about your braces. You now have the ability to completely forego braces altogether while still achieving a dramatically improved smile and oral health. It’s called Invisalign®, and it’s the world’s most advanced clear aligner system. Over 4 million people have chosen to utilize this virtually invisible and seamless option.
Regular visits to the dentist are important to detect potential dental problems that you might be experiencing, and certain diagnostic tools can be helpful during this process. At Family Dental Home, we use digital dental x-rays to provide high-quality treatments and diagnostics to every patient that visits our office.
During your dental exam, our experienced team will do a visual inspection of your teeth and gums. But it is difficult to get a complete picture of your overall dental health without seeing details that are going on under the surface. The outside of your teeth might look fine, but certain types of disease and damage can’t be seen unless additional diagnostic tools are used.
Digital dental x-rays are often used during regular dental examinations, as well as any other situations where additional information is needed about your dental health. It is more efficient to use digital x-rays instead of the old format of film prints because the images can be pulled up on a computer screen and used in a number of different ways.
Dental x-rays use low levels of radiation, but they are safe. They provide important information to the dentist, such as identifying new cavities, evaluating the health of your gums, and looking at the growth of teeth.
The frequency of digital x-rays depends on your health, age, and risk for dental disease. Your dentist will help by evaluating your individual situation to make recommendations about how often you should have x-rays. It is common for a dentist to take digital x-rays during the first visit with a new patient, and then additional x-rays will be taken on a periodic basis during checkups and examinations.
Because low levels of radiation are used for the x-rays, it is important that you tell the dental staff if you are pregnant or have any other health conditions that might be impacted by the radiation. When the x-rays at taken, a leaded apron is used to protect your body from the radiation in order to minimize exposure.
Overall, dental x-rays are very beneficial because of the information that is available to the dental staff. By using this advanced diagnostic tool, it is possible to identify potential dental health problems during the early stages, so that the treatments can be done before bigger problems develop in the future. If you have questions about x-rays or any of the other diagnostic methods that we use, we invite you to contact us anytime.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Adult Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide or commonly called “Laughing Gas”, is available during all of our restorative treatment procedures. Small doses of nitrous oxide help most patients feel relaxed during their care, and some even giggle a bit. Nitrous oxide works quickly and reverses just as soon so that you will feel like yourself again within 5 minutes of the treatment being completed.