Our Sevices

We offer a comprehensive range of complete examinations, preventative services, general dentistry services, surgical dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services to the South Tampa area.

 

Complete Examinations

A comprehensive exam is completed on all new patients. In our health centered dental office, this is an extremely important first step in being able to provide our patients the best information for them (you) to make the Best Decisions on what treatment options work for them.

You will receive appropriate x-rays, customized to your needs, a TMJ, gum and tooth assessment.

After collecting all the appropriate data, and doctor’s review of all details, treatment options will be reviewed with you. All of your concerns and questions will be discussed to help you make informed decisions.

TMJ Exams

TMJ [Temporomandibular joint dysfunction] is a difficult condition for anyone to deal with. If you are showing signs of TMJ, we will give you a full examination to relieve you of these problems and ensure you receive the appropriate treatment whIle providing you the comfort you desire.

Symptoms of TMJ may include:

  • pain in face muscles when chewing
  • difficulty opening or closing your mouth
  • headaches around and above your ears
  • excessive grinding habits
Oral Cancer Screenings
The best way to avoid serious conditions is to identify the problem while it is still easily treatable. We routinely perform oral cancer examinations to ensure that you do not show any signs of the condition. ensuring your oral health.
Digital X-Rays & 3-Dimensional Digital Scanning (CBCT)

The use of 3 dimensional radiography enables proper diagnosis and accurate treatment planning. When we place an implant it will be as if we are providing robotic surgery.

Conscious Sedation (anxiolysis) treatment for fearful patients
Where fear and anxiety might otherwise impede a patient’s ability to seek and maintain proper oral health care, using conscious sedation techniques will allow a stress-free visit to the dentist,

Preventative Services

 

Gum and Bone Exam

Gum disease can be a serious problem but there is no need to worry. We provide gum and bone examinations to ensure the health of your gums and the bones supporting your teeth.

Home Care Instructions

While receiving care from our office is important, your oral health lies in your hands and how you care for your mouth at home is essentiaL We offer guidance on how to best care for your teeth and gums at home through customized instructions based on your gum and bone health.

Custom Cleaning

Every person’s oral health situation is different. We provide custom cleanings that are prescribed to fit your needs.

Local Antibiotic Placement

Local Antibiotic Placement is the most effective way to reduce any infected areas of the mouth. Instead of taking a medication orally, the antibiotic is placed on the Infection in particular areas of the gums. It dissolves slowly over time and lasts about ten days.

Fluoride

Having been proven to remineralize smooth root surfaces, we offer in-office and at-home fluoride treatments that will aid you in preventing tooth decay and lowering your risk of cavities.

Sealants

Our sealant treatments will help to prevent cavity-causing bacteria from infiltrating your teeth.

Prescription Mouth Rinse

If you are prone to decay, prescription mouth rinse might be the right option for you. This will help you to reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and help you maintain your healthy smile.

Custom Mouth Guards

Not just for nighttime grinders & TMJ problems. but for athletes of all types. Guards are more comfortable & reliable when made to fit precisely. We provide just the right guard for very reasonable prices that reflect the complexity of the situation. Prices start at $110 for simple solutions.

General Dentistry

From fillings to implants, we provide all of the most advanced services to keep your teeth healthy. comfortable & stable. Together. we can achieve the smile you desire.

Crowns

If your teeth are in need of extra support, a crown may be necessary to achieve the appropriate stability. We provide this service while keeping you comfortable so you don’t feel a thing.

Inlays and Onlays

Certain circumstances, where fillings are not strong enough but crowns are excessive, may require higher strength yet more conservative answers. This third option for tooth damage will allow you to maintain a healthy smile while repairing the affected tooth.

Fillings

If you are in need of a filling, we offer white or tooth-colored fillings that will allow you to keep a beautiful smile while protecting your teeth. Using advanced techniques. we provide your filling while avoiding any discomfort to you.

Implants

Implants can be placed to create stability to dentures or completely restore teeth that are not savable. We can restore your smile to optimal health & attractiveness! Smile with confidence, eat with enjoyment.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy [endodontic therapy] is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth. It may also protect the tooth from future infections.

Occlusal Guards

An occlusal guard, also known as a night guard, is worn over the occlusal, or biting, surface of either your upper or lower teeth. It may be recommended to your for several reasons, such as protection from habitual tooth grinding or clenching, and as a means of early treatment of TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, pain.

Partial Dentures

Partial Dentures consist of replacement teeth attached to an aesthetically matching plastic bases. We will design a partial denture for your needs to look as natural and as comfortable as possible. 

Bridges

A dental bridge is made by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of the gap, and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false or teeth in the space. The bridge is made to match your natural teeth as close as possible and then is cemented into place with special adhesives.

Dentures

Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Smile makeovers

Smile makeover [ before / after ]

Veneers

Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth. Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look.

Implants - for natural tooth replacement

Dental implants do have a number of cosmetic benefits that often makes them a better choice for a more attractive smile – compared to dental bridges or dentures.

Dental implants look very natural. They contain porcelain, which allows them to mimic the shape, size, and color of a natural tooth. This porcelain is very durable and long-lasting, and is stain-resistant.

In addition, dental implants feel more natural in the mouth, compared to alternative methods of restoring missing teeth, like dentures

Dental implants also encourage the health of jaw structure, which can prevent bone loss. Bone loss can cause a change in the bite, or in how the teeth fit together.

Teeth Whitening, for tetracycline stained teeth too!

From 15 mins. a day for easy to whiten teeth, to in office options for faster whitening, OneSource dental has all the technologies that are safe and effective to get great results. Even tetracycline “hard to whiten teeth” can now be addressed with the KOR whitening system. Really white attractive teeth are made a reality!

Invisible braces / Orthodontics
If you or your child is faced with the daunting idea of having to wear braces, consider Invisible braces as an option for getting a better smile. Contact us to let you know what your options are.
Gum Lift

If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.

Botox /Stem Cell rejuvenation with (PRP)

Stem Cell Rejuvenation with PRP ( protein rich plasma that is loaded with stem cells) is done by the use of micro needles that produce small wounds to remove the skin’s defense mechanisms. Then the protein rich plasma is applied to penetrate the lower layers of the epidermis. This allows better collagen reproduction with little to no down time from this painless procedure.

A method of lightly wounding the underlying surface with micro needles so that the skin’s defenses can be interrupted. This allows for the application of your own stem cells which will In turn be able to penetrate to these lower epidermal areas. The cells can then promote stronger collagen production resulting in a more youthful appearance. This is a painless procedure with little to no down time. Immediately afterward your skin will look slightly pink as with a mild sunburn.

Fillers

Today, several dental filling materials are available. Teeth can be filled with gold; porcelain; silver amalgam (which consists of mercury mixed with silver, tin, zinc, and copper); or tooth-colored, plastic and glass materials called composite resin fillings. The location and extent of the decay and the dentist’s recommendation will assist in determining the type of filling that will best address your needs.

Surgical Dentistry

Extractions

Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth. Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look.

Implant Placement

Think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns.

A connector – known as an abutment – is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth.

Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening may be necessary if there isn’t enough of the tooth in place to hold a dental crown on its own. Teeth that are broken or affected by tooth decay may prohibit a crown from firmly attaching. Crown lengthening reduces gum tissue and shaves down bone when necessary so more of the tooth is above the gum’s surface. A properly fitted crown allows for better oral hygiene and comfort.

Some people seek crown lengthening to alter a “gummy smile,” in which the gums are visible above the teeth when smiling.

Gingivectomies

A gingivectomy, commonly known as gum contouring, gingival sculpting, or gum reshaping, is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes the gumline. The treatment improves your smile by changing the look and shape of your gums and teeth.

Biopsies

A biopsy is a medical procedure in which we removes a sample of tissue from your gums. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for testing. Gingiva is another word for gums, so a gum biopsy is also called a gingival biopsy. The gingival tissue is the tissue that immediately surrounds and supports your teeth.

We use a gum biopsy to diagnose causes of abnormal gum tissue. These causes can include oral cancer and noncancerous growths or lesions.

Gum & Bone Grafting

If you’ve lost an adult tooth, or had gum disease, there’s a chance you’ll need a dental bone graft.

When you don’t have one of your adult teeth anymore, the bone around your teeth starts to disappear. Gum disease can also cause the jaw bone to recede.

The bone loss from just one tooth might not be noticeable. But if you lose multiple teeth, or have advanced gum disease, your bone loss can actually affect the way your face looks. You may start to have sagging facial features because there’s not enough bone left to support them.

Bone grafting helps restore your appearance. It also ensures that any tooth replacements you get will stay in place.

PRF (protein rich fibrin) – biomedicine for better outcomes and fast pain reduced healing

PRF naturally improves bone healing with dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal and bone grafting procedures. PRF is made by drawing a small amount of patient blood and spinning it in a centrifuge. There are no blood additives or chemicals, only extracts from the patients blood drawn just before the procedure. L-PRF is a yellow jello-like mixture of white blood cells, fibrin, platelets, stem cells and bone morphogenic proteins. The platelet treatment is placed during oral surgery procedures.

The platelet rich treatments do the following things:

  • occupy space in tooth extraction sites and implant surgical sites to prevent gum tissue from growing into bone
  • prevents infection
  • bone growth factors promote rapid growth of high quality new bone tissue.
Stem Cell Therapy – biological fillers

This translates to a stronger and more comfortable infection free post operative experience,

Anxiolytics in Dental treatment

This means fear reduction treatment. A combination of drugs are utilized to help fearful patients relax and receive their care in a much more relaxed state of mind. A Great many of our current patients found our caring excellent treatment through other patients who have experienced pain free dental visits for many years. You can too!

 

Biomedicine Stem Cell Therapy

In our office we help ensure positive outcomes by using stem cells, a long with PRF (protein rich fibrin). We will use your own healing factors to create a reduced infection rate and faster healing capability. This will translate to a comfortable post-operative experience.

 

Dr. Nancy Horton is so much more than a dentist. She is a whole health practitioner who truly understands the root causes of so many things in our bodies. She has become my go to not only for being a perfectionist when it comes to dentistry but aesthetics and anything else I might need. I could not be happier and will never ever go to another practitioner for any of the services that she provides.

Lisa C.

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