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NuSmile Dental is more than just filling and drilling. Need braces? We have an orthodontist. Need surgery? We have a periodontist AND an oral surgeon. It’s where your NuSmile changes your life! Dental services include Sedation Dentistry, TMJ, Invisalign, Dental Implants, Dental Veneers, Dentures, Zoom2 Whitening, General Dentistry, Crowns, Fillings, Deep Cleanings.
Healthy Smiles That Last a Lifetime: Dr. Nadia O’Neal has been providing quality dental care in the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas for over 20 years. We provide routine preventive dental care to keep your smile healthy, and services to restore your smile. Whether you need a sedation dentist, emergency dentist or cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening, veneers and other procedures to improve your smile, contact NuSmile!
Dr. Nadia O’Neal
Dr. Nadia O’Neal of NuSmile DentalDr. O’Neal earned her dental degree from New York University and is committed to lifelong learning as a way to give you a smile that is healthy and looks the way you always imagined it could. Dr. O’Neal has also attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In order to stay abreast of the exciting advances in modern dentistry, Dr. O’Neal participates in numerous hours of continuing education each year, far surpassing the hours Florida dentists are required to take.
Dr. Nadia O’Neal and her team have dedicated themselves to improving their skills to provide each patient with outstanding service.
Outside the office, Dr. O’Neal is an avid skier and enjoys traveling with her family. You can rest assured that while Dr. O’Neal continues to pursue excellence in dentistry, she also places great emphasis on being an honest, gentle, caring dentist who treats her patients, not just their teeth!
Sedation dentistry, as the name implies, is a technique used by Dr. O’Neal to provide a relaxing and anxiety-free experience for people receiving dental treatment. A major benefit to the sedation technique is that people often feel the procedure lasts only a few minutes when in fact, it might have taken hours to perform. Most people rarely feel any discomfort after the procedure.
Many people avoid visiting the dentist because of the common dental phobia. Avoiding regular dental treatment often results in neglect of oral health and appearance, up to and beyond the point when drastic measures become necessary. Sedation dentistry addresses this phobia, allowing people to undergo dental work while avoiding this common apprehension.
Jaw and bite disorders affect tens of thousands of men and women each year. At NuSmile Dental , residents of St. Petersburg and cities across Florida can now receive advanced TMJ therapy to correct problems associated with a misaligned jaw or damaged bite.
TMJ stands for “temporomandibular joint,” or jaw joint. Common symptoms of TMJ are: Pain in the facial muscles and jaw joints may radiate to the neck or shoulders. Joints may be overstretched. You may experience muscle spasms from TMJ. You may feel pain every time you talk, chew, or yawn. Pain usually appears in the joint itself, in front of the ear, but it may move elsewhere in the skull, face, or jaw.
Although you have a number of restorative options for the treatment of missing teeth, none have proven to be as functionally effective and durable as implants.
Advantages of Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts (bridges and dentures). Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth.
Procedural advancements mean that more people than ever before are finding themselves candidates for implantation.
Two of the most popular options in restorative cosmetic dentistry today are Veneers and Lumineers.
Both Veneers and Lumineers are made of thin, durable porcelain material and both can provide natural looking, long lasting results when prepared by an experienced, competent dentist. In order to determine which option is best for you, Dr. O’Neal will consider a variety of circumstances, which include your unique dental history, your overall health, your personal desires and expectations, and her professional understanding of how your final results will meet your needs.
A Restorative Benefit to Veneers
In addition to being esthetically pleasing, dental veneers can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth. In some cases, veneers may replace the need for a dental crown, eliminating the need for more invasive tooth preparation.
Because dental veneers are so thin, they might require little-to-no tooth reshaping when bonded onto the tooth. Once veneers are bonded into place, they are relatively strong and durable; however, care must be taken so as not to abuse veneers because the thin porcelain shells can damage or break.
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” 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 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Partial Dentures. A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Are there alternatives to dentures?
Yes, dental implants can be used to support permanently cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture. The cost is usually greater, but the implants and bridges more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. Dental implants are becoming the alternative to dentures but not everyone is a candidate for implants.
Achieve an average of 8 shades lighter in just 60 minutes!
How long does teeth whitening last?
Zoom-2 teeth whitening studies indicate that results can last up to two years. Longevity will obviously vary depending on each person and their lifestyle (foods and drinks they consume). Most people will choose to use one of the many simple methods our office provides to maintain their white teeth over time, once the initial whitening has occurred.
It is common for some people to have some sensitivity to the teeth whitening products. Dr. O’Neal strongly recommends not to overuse over-the-counter whitening products.
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