New Dental Technology: i-CAT® FLX 3D Scanner

iCAT 3D cone beam scanner OmahaAt The Dentists, we are committed to staying on the cutting edge of dental technology. We keep ourselves informed of the latest innovations, and sometimes we incorporate a new device or technique into our practice if we think it will benefit our patients.

We are excited to announce the addition of a new scanning machine, the i-CAT® FLX 3D. It produces images of your teeth, mouth and soft tissues, so that we can plan your dental procedures. Please contact us today to learn more.

What is this Technology?

This imaging machine allows our dentists to see your teeth, bones and soft tissue in three dimensions! It enhances the way we plan and perform dental procedures. It can also help us avoid complications by improving visualization of the treatment area.

You may have heard these machines called CBCT or cone beam CTs. They emit very little radiation. This specific model allows us to control the dose of radiation because we can customize it to take a scan of the precise area we need, not a large scan of your entire oral cavity or face.

Your Dental Care at our Omaha Offices

Cone beam image OmahaIf you are interested in the i-CAT® machine or want to learn more about any of our technology or techniques, please call us:

  • In Hillsborough, at 402-445-4647
  • In Ralston, at 402-733-4441
  • In Village Point, at 402-505-7474
  • In Dundee, at 402-502-5593

The 3D cone beam CT can be used for various procedures, including dental implants and endodontics. It can also be used for general dentistry and includes a 2D panoramic feature, which is the type of digital x-ray you may be familiar with from your routine checkups.

To arrange a consultation or to schedule your cleaning and exam, please call one of the locations listed above. We look forward to discussing your dental health goals!

Causes of Teeth Discoloration

Omaha teeth whitening dentistThere’s no doubt that tooth discoloration is an unpleasant and unsightly cosmetic problem. Stained, yellowed teeth can mar an otherwise healthy smile and sharply impact your self-confidence. And when you’re unwilling to smile for photographs or in personal conversations, it’s easy to come off as unpleasant or sour.

That’s why so many of our Omaha-area patients come to us asking about teeth whitening. Through our safe, proven whitening treatments, we can help you remove stains and improve the appearance of your smile.

Of course, prevention is always a good idea. By understanding the causes of tooth discoloration, you can take steps to prevent it. Some common causes of stained teeth include:

  • Many acidic foods, such as certain fruits and vegetables
  • Beverages like sodas, juices, coffee, tea and wine
  • Age
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Several diseases
  • Some medications, such as tetracycline
  • Genetics
  • Smoking

Obviously, some of these factors are beyond your control. But there are definitely steps you can take to keep your teeth as white as possible. Limit your consumption of the foods and beverages listed above. Quit smoking – or even better, don’t start in the first place. Practice sound dental hygiene.

Of course, you can do everything right and still find yourself suffering from stained teeth. In these situations, teeth whitening from our experienced dentists can offer an exciting solution.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you want to learn more about our teeth whitening options, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227 for a consultation and examination.

New Year’s Resolution: Revamp Your Smile

Omaha smile makeover Improving the appearance of your smile is something a lot of Omaha residents are committed to in the New Year. And it’s an excellent New Year’s resolution: a bright, white, photogenic smile can have significant positive effects on both your personal and professional lives.

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to help you achieve these goals. And if you’re concerned that you have too many cosmetic imperfections to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of, The Dentists have good news: with a smile makeover, we can address all of these imperfections and effect an extraordinary change in the quality of your smile.

A smile makeover isn’t a single procedure. Instead, it’s a combination of a number of safe, proven, effective cosmetic procedures, all aimed at completely revamping your smile.

Every smile makeover is unique, and we will work with you to craft a makeover that’s right for you. Procedures in a smile makeover commonly include:

Our experienced dentists have spent decades helping patients achieve all of their cosmetic dreams. We have a breadth and depth of experience that is unmatched in the Omaha area.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and you’re curious about the potential of a smile makeover, please call The Dentists today at 402-307-6227 for a consultation and examination.

Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?

Omaha implant dentist

If you’re missing a tooth, it’s absolutely crucial that you replace the missing tooth as soon as possible. Failure to do so can result in a range of serious dental health problems, not the least of which is an increased chance of other teeth tilting and shifting out of position.

Dental implants are among the most popular tooth replacement options in the Omaha area. This is because they’re strong, durable and inconspicuous.

But dental implants are not right for everyone. Our dentists will thoroughly evaluate your dental health to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. Generally speaking, a good candidate for dental implants:

  • Has enough bone density in the jaw to support an implant
  • Does not suffer from gum disease or any other oral health disease
  • Is prepared to invest the time necessary for implants
  • Does not grind their teeth
  • Doesn’t smoke
  • Has a fully matured jaw (usually only a concern for younger patients)

The good news is that most patients with missing teeth are sound candidates for dental implants. In some circumstances, patients without the necessary bone density can undergo a bone graft, though that will obviously lengthen the procedure timeline.

If you are a good candidate for dental implants, you will love the results. Implants don’t just provide you with strong tooth replacement – they provide you with a beautiful smile that does not betray the fact that you have an artificial tooth.

If you live in or around Omaha, Nebraska and have questions about dental implants, please call The Dentists at Hillsborough today at 402-445-4647 for a consultation and examination.

Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry

When considering your smile, there are a variety of health and aesthetic reasons to work with a cosmetic dentist. A cosmetic dentist can provide services to treat teeth that are discolored, crooked, or that have any imperfections you’d like addressed.

If you’re in the Omaha area and are looking for cosmetic dentistry services, the teams at The Dentists at Hillsborough, The Dentists at Village Pointe, The Dentists at Ralston Square, and The Dentists at Dundee have the experience to help you through the process.

Why Choose A Cosmetic Dentist

Our cosmetic dentists can transform your smile by fixing any or all of the following issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth

We have the experience to work with you toward correcting any of these issues. Our team takes pride in our work and will help you to determine what treatment you require for a healthy and brilliant smile. We can skillfully take you through the process of brightening, straightening, and correcting your teeth.

If you’re in the Omaha area and are considering cosmetic dentistry to correct any issues that are keeping you from smiling, please contact one of our offices. Call 402.445.4647 to schedule an appointment.