Dr. Dhiren Agrawal, BDS, MPA, DMD, and Dr. Ameer Zufari, DMD, along with the staff at Prime Dentistry are pleased to provide professional and caring dental services to their patients in The Villages FL and the surrounding communities. Our dental services include: adult, cosmetic, general, implant, laser, orthodontic, preventive, restorative and sedation dentistry.
We use this term to describe what most people think of as dentures. A full set of replacement teeth that can be placed in your mouth, and then removed, without any kind of anchor. A partial denture can be clipped on to existing teeth and fill the space left by missing natural teeth. Other options include overdentures, where dentures snap on to implants placed in the jawbone; bridges, which use crowns to hold the replacements in place for a couple of missing teeth; and dental implants, which can permanently replace one tooth or many.
Keeping your teeth clean, smooth and beautiful... Proper oral hygiene is your key to a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are our and the American Dental Association's recommendations for at home care:
Brush 2-3 times every day with a fluoride toothpaste (it doesn't matter which brand)
Floss once a day
Eat a healthy diet (fruits, vegetables, etc)
Limit consumption of sugary foods and beverages. Soda drinks can destroy teeth faster than almost anything else
Eliminate or at least limit use of alcohol, chewing tabacco, and cigarettes
We also recommend using an electric high-speed toothbrush in conjunction with a waterpik for your daily at-home oral care. And don't forget six-month professional cleanings and checkups. The American Dental Association recommends checkups every six months for those ages four and older. Professional cleanings by qualified hygienists will remove bacteria and plaque, which can cause serious dental problems if not kept in check. If you have not been seen recently call our office for an appointment!
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about flossing and if it is good or not! Kind of reminds me of coffee, some studies say is good for you and others say it isn't. Our dental office believes that flossing is beneficial to a person's general oral health. Our staff is trained to address the issues of proper flossing to our patients on an individual need basis. We promote many different tools used to effectively and safely clean between the teeth. If you are concerned with the recent news reports, please give our office a call to schedule an appointment. We will be happy to review your concerns and make sure you are properly caring for your teeth.
For misshapen teeth, unattractive gaps, or deeply discolored teeth, our porcelain veneers might be what you're looking for. This is quickly and painlessly adjusting crooked teeth so they look as if you've gone through years of orthodontics. Veneers are thin, but very durable, sheets of advanced dental ceramic. They are bonded to teeth in a way that makes them appear straight and uniform, creating your attractive new smile. Another common dental problem we see is chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth. Veneers can be applied to those teeth to completely conceal a chip or crack and reshape a worn or misshapen tooth. The veneer matches the color of the surrounding teeth and looks just like your natural teeth.
Plaque is that soft, sticky stuff that builds up on your teeth over time. It contains legions of bacteria. Left untreated it will eventually lead to gum disease, bad breath and tooth loss. Frequent brushing and flossing are required to keep plaque at bay. But it's virtually impossible to remove all plaque without the skills of your professional dental hygienist. In other words, you're going to need some help. Call our office today to schedule your next routine teeth cleaning to receive help with your plaque removal!
Introducing digital X-rays, available at our dental practice. Using this technology, an image is taken of your mouth using a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer system, where it is immediately available for review. This machine results in 75% less radiation than previous conventional X-rays. You no longer have to wait for images to develop and there are no more chemical wastes that could pollute the environment.