Veneers are high-quality restorations that are designed to be extremely thin. This is because they’re bonded over the front surfaces of the patient’s teeth, effectively replacing their existing smile with one that’s beautifully white and free of flaws. Their versatile nature is perfect for treating a wide variety of cosmetic concerns, including the following:
Having custom veneers created and placed here at Nawrocki Dental will require two appointments. During the first one, Dr. Nawrocki will lightly alter the surface of your natural teeth so that the new veneer can fit into place while still looking natural. We’ll take impressions and choose a shade that’s a strong match for your original enamel.
The patient will then return to our office once we’ve received the finished veneer. After making any last-minute adjustments, Dr. Nawrocki will cement the finished restoration in place. Veneers are highly durable and can be treated just like natural teeth with regular oral hygiene – in fact, their porcelain structure is more resistant to gradual staining than your tooth enamel. If you’re ready to pursue this cosmetic transformation, don’t hesitate to contact Nawrocki Dental in Cocoa Beach, FL today to schedule a visit. We look forward to welcoming patients from Merritt Island, FL and other surrounding areas.
For many patients, achieving whiter teeth is their number one aesthetic concern. At Nawrocki Dental, we offer Natural Elegance take-home whitening kits that can brighten enamel dramatically over the course of a few weeks. However, it’s important to remember that existing restorative work will need to be replaced to match the new shade of your teeth, and that touch-ups will be required every few years to maintain the improvements you’ve achieved.
We recommend teeth whitening for patients who are facing the following situations:
Dr. Nawrocki will want to schedule two appointments – one where impressions are taken, and another where our team provides you with your new, customized oral trays. The patient is then instructed to wear the trays together with a high-grade whitening solution for a certain amount of time (typically either half an hour or overnight) whenever they’re able to. You should expect to experience some sensitivity during this process, but it will end shortly after the trays are removed. Within a few weeks of diligent use, you should see bright, beautiful improvements!
If your smile is overly “gummy” in appearance, a crown lengthening procedure can expose more of the natural, beautiful tooth structure hidden underneath the excess tissue. Dr. Nawrocki may also recommend this procedure if restorative care is needed and there isn’t enough visible structure to successfully place a dental crown or other restoration. Our team can perform this procedure on a single tooth, several teeth, or even the entire gum line.
The amount of time crown lengthening requires will vary depending on how many teeth are directly involved in the procedure and whether any bone needs to be removed in addition to gum tissue. Dr. Nawrocki will begin by making small incisions around the soft tissue so that it can be safely removed from the teeth. Even if only one tooth is directly in need of recontouring, our team will usually treat the surrounding teeth as well so that the reshaping is even and aesthetically pleasing.
When Dr. Nawrocki is satisfied by the new exposure, the gum tissue will be sutured in place with small stitches. Patients will notice that their teeth appear noticeably longer right away. Our team can provide prescriptions for pain medication as needed, and antibacterial mouth rinses are often recommended as well to keep infectious bacteria from accumulating. After a period of two to three months, the surgical site should be completely healed.
Gum grafts come in many forms – they may be used to thicken gum tissue in a certain area or cover exposed tooth roots. At Nawrocki Dental, patients can rest assured that our team will handle the procedure as comfortably as possible, and your oral health will be much-improved as a result. Contact our Cocoa Beach location today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Gary Nawrocki, or if you have any questions we can help you with. New patients are always welcomed from Cape Canaveral, FL and other nearby areas.
Before the surgical process can begin, our team will first need to thoroughly clean the teeth and the space beneath the gum line to remove plaque and tartar. After administering local anesthetic, Dr. Nawrocki will use tissue that comes from either the patient’s palate or a tissue bank.
Then, incisions are made at the treated site in order to create a small pocket, which is where the new tissue will be inserted. The graft is typically a little larger than the area, so some excess will be noticeable. Finally, sutures are usually placed to add necessary stabilization and to prevent any unwanted shifting of the new graft. In most cases, healing is complete in around six weeks.