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Teeth Cleaning

Regular dental visits are very important because they keep your teeth and gums healthy. Only a dental professional can remove plaque build-up from those hard-to-reach places that regular brushing and flossing can’t get.

Regular teeth cleanings provide many benefits to the average person’s oral health. While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing them at home a few times a week can do wonders for your teeth and gums, our South Tampa dentist is aware of the dangers that you may not know comes to cleaning your mouth. This is why a professional cleaning must take place to assure your smile’s lasting health.

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Teeth Whitening

A nice smile gives you confidence to do many things and it helps you to warm up to other people. Teeth whitening procedures give you an opportunity to get whiter and brighter teeth for a brighter smile. There are bleaching procedures as well as cosmetic restorative procedures that can give you the ideal opportunity for a brighter smile. Whitening procedures have been undertaken for more than one hundred years. Our whitening options include:

 Boost 90 Minute tooth whitening

Boost 90 is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

What can cause tooth discoloration?

There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea or tobacco. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Boost 90 Minute is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.

Do the results last a long time?

By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before.

Do you offer a take-home teeth whitening system?

Yes, we can fit you with take-home custom trays and prefab trays that you can use with Opalescence Go (purchase in office)

Teeth Extractions

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so your dentist may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

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Root Canal Therapy

Don’t assume that tooth extraction is the most practical and affordable dental care option for dealing with a badly damaged tooth, you might miss a great opportunity to save your tooth while ending your pain. Root canal procedures in South Tampa are more affordable than you might think and are no more painful than getting a filling. Root canal therapy is simple and only involves a few steps.

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Resin Fillings

Cavities are caused by excess sugars or acids in the mouth. Lifestyle choices largely determine the frequency or likelihood of suffering from cavities or tooth decay. A dental filling is used to prevent further decay to damaged teeth.

Composite resin fillings are durable acrylic similar in color to natural teeth. Because the composite fillings are tooth-colored, they look more natural and are less noticeable compared to other types of fillings. These fillings are compatible with sealants, allowing your South Tampa dentist to perform both procedures in a single sitting and thus preventing further decay. Another advantage to composite is its ability to bond to tooth structures. In many cases, these fillings can be repaired by the addition of more composite material.

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Dental Crowns

If you have a tooth that is damaged and causing a disruption to the appearance and function of your smile, a porcelain crown may be the best option. It only requires two visits to our South Tampa Dental Studio for our dentist to design and place your porcelain crown and beautifully renew your smile. Since porcelain crowns are made to match the color of your natural enamel, this makes them ideal for discreet, natural looking dental repairs.

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.

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Implant Dentures

Individuals with missing teeth or slipping dentures can now regain a natural smile and reliable denture that functions, looks and feels magnificent.

Whether is to replace single missing teeth or to secure a bridge, partial or denture, Dr. Bauer will analyze your case and will guide you on the best implant option that would place, restore and closely mimic your natural tooth structure. Dr. Bauer also offers sedation for patients who can’t sit at ease during a surgical procedure, those who suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, or those who don’t respond well to traditional numbing agents to the make the process as soothing as possible for you.

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Emergency Dental Care

When you are in pain, nothing else matters. What you need is immediate relief to enable you go back to your normal routine. The good news is that there is a dentist in South Tampa who can get you out of your pain and get to the source of your dental problem in no time. South Tampa Dental Studio is here to help you in your time of need. You are going to get the foremost professional dental treatment from our incredible skilled staff at very reasonable prices.

Our urgent dental services include root canals, denture repair, cavity filling, teeth whitening, extractions, tooth aches, crown repairs and more. We offer this and more services for all of South Tampa and Hillsborough County.

If you are looking for emergency dental care near you, give South Tampa Dental Studio a call at 813.356.0555. We can usually fit you in the same day and we have extended office hours.

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