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By Atlantic Dentistry
March 16, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

If you are missing a tooth you may be curious about what options you have when it comes to restoring your smile. Dental implants are in many ways the best solution to tooth loss. They are meant to be a final and complete restoration of a missing tooth. This treatment will last much longer and will be stronger than other options. Learn more about dental implants in Kitty Hawk, and Manteo, NC, from Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder, and Dr. Ashley Parham of Atlantic Dentistry.

Better Support

The key difference between dental implants and other methods of restoration, such as bridges and dentures, has to do with the way in which they are supported. Dental bridges depend on adjacent teeth to serve as support for the tooth they are replacing. To accomplish this, these healthy teeth need to be reshaped so that a crown can be attached to them, then they will hold your new tooth in place.

Dentures depend on suction as their main method of support. These require a proper fit to perform at their best. So many of the common complaints people have regarding dentures are due to this factor. A dental implant is supported in a very similar way to your natural teeth. They use a titanium post that is permanently implanted onto the bone of your jaw, and it's onto this that your new tooth will be attached.

Dental Implants in Kitty Hawk, and Manteo, NC

One downside to dental implants is that they do require a longer initial investment of time, as the implanted post can take months to heal and fuse with the jaw bone. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and they don't need any special treatment when it comes to hygiene or diet, although good dental habits remain key to maintaining your smile.

If you're ready to restore a single missing tooth or a complete smile, find out if you're a candidate for dental implants. Call (252) 261-7700 to schedule a consultation in Kitty Hawk, and Manteo, NC, from Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder, and Dr. Ashley Parham of Atlantic Dentistry.

By Atlantic Dentistry
January 06, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Many people suffer from yellowing or dulling of their teeth over time. This process is caused by various food and drinks and can even result from lifestyle habits. Luckily, dentists offer highly effective teeth whitening in Kitty Hawk and OBX, NC. These procedures are designed to lighten teeth up to 15 shades depending on the length of the treatment. The results are impressive and help restore patients' confidence who want noticeable results. Patients in Manteo, Kitty Hawk, and OBX, NC, can get these results at Atlantic Dentistry. The talents of our staff can help you quickly achieve whiter teeth. 

Teeth Whitening Process

The dental teeth whitening process is fast and simple. Patients schedule their sessions for the recommended time frame, depending on several factors. The longer the treatment lasts, the more noticeable the results. Before you undergo a teeth whitening treatment, the dentist will schedule a consultation to ensure you're a good candidate for the process. Not everyone is suited for the teeth whitening procedure, so you and the dentist need to know the details before starting the process.

If you are a good prospect, the dentist will schedule an appointment to apply the whitening treatment. Once the patient arrives, the dentist preps the area to begin the whitening procedure. The dentist applies the whitening gel, a mixture of between 15% and up to 35% hydrogen peroxide. Some procedures also require light to enhance the process of breaking up stains. Keep in mind that most people require reapplication to get the best overall results. You can expect the process to last about 45 minutes. Remember that results vary from person to person, and if you have brown or gray teeth, the results won't be as noticeable. 

If you're a resident in search of teeth whitening in Kitty Hawk and OBX, NC, you can schedule an appointment with Atlantic Dental to start the process. With ideal conditions, you can get whiter and brighter teeth the same day.

Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment Today

Dental teeth whitening in Kitty Hawk and OBX, NC, is a highly effective way to lift the stains and brighten the color of your teeth anywhere from 3 to 15 shades. To get started, contact Atlantic Dental today at 252-261-7700 for the Kitty Hawk and OBX, NC, location and 252-475-9841 for the Manteo, NC, location. We are proud to provide teeth whitening services at Atlantic Dental for local residents who want to get top results and build confidence. 

By Atlantic Dentistry
October 26, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Cleaning  

No matter how often you brush and floss, it's impossible to remove tartar at home. Fortunately, a visit to your Kitty Hawk and Outer Banks, NC, dentists, Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder and Dr. Ashley Parham, will leave your teeth sparkling clean. During your appointment at professional cleaning at Atlantic Dentistry's offices in Kitty Hawk or Manteo, every speck of tartar will be removed from your teeth.

4 reasons why tartar removal is so important

Tartar is a hard deposit that forms if you don't brush or floss thoroughly. Plaque, a sticky, transparent film that contains bacteria, turns into tartar in about 10 days. Once tartar forms on your teeth, the only way to get rid of it is by scheduling a professional cleaning with your dentists at the Kitty Hawk and Outer Branks, NC, dental office. Advantages of removing tartar include:

  • A More Attractive Smile: Unlike colorless plaque, tartar is very obvious on your teeth. The deposit looks gray or brown and tends to form between teeth and at the bottoms of teeth. Scheduling cleaning appointments every six months is a simple way to keep your smile picture-perfect.
  • Fewer Cavities: Tartar gives bacteria more space to grow. When you have bacteria on your teeth, you're more likely to develop cavities. During your dental cleaning, the hygienist uses a special tool that safely removes tartar and bacteria from your teeth.
  • Lower Risk of Gum Disease: Tartar irritates your sensitive gum tissue and may cause gingivitis, the mildest form of gum disease. Gingivitis symptoms including bleeding gums when you brush and floss, sore gums, redness and receding gums. Good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings will help you avoid gingivitis and the more severe form of gum disease.
  • Better Breath: Do you wish your breath smelled better? Tartar and bacteria buildup could be the reason that you have bad breath. After the tartar is removed, you'll notice a significant improvement in your breath.

Do you need to take care of your tartar buildup? Make an appointment with Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunter Heyder or Dr. Parham of Atlantic Dentistry, serving the Outer Banks and Kitty Hawk, NC. Call the dentists at (252) 261-7700 to reach the Kitty Hawk office, or schedule your visit with the Manteo office by calling (252) 475-9841.

By Atlantic Dentistry
August 18, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Fillings  

Your dentists in Kitty Hawk, NC, can help if your filling is loose

Fillings are an excellent form of tooth replacement. As they age, fillings can become loose. A loose filling can lead to bacteria leaking into your tooth. Bacteria can mix with the sugar in the foods you eat, producing an acid, which can give you tooth decay. Fortunately, your dentist can replace a loose filling before decay can happen.

Drs. Markus and Gunther Heyder and Dr. Ashley Parham of Atlantic Dentistry offer a wide range of dental services, including fillings, teeth whitening, and dental implants. They have two convenient offices in Kitty Hawk, and Manteo, NC, to help you and your smile.

If you have old metal fillings in your mouth, they can become loose and begin to leak. You may have a loose filling if you:

  • See any cracks, chips, or broken areas of a filling
  • See any margins of a filling that are worn down or crumbling
  • Experience sharp, stabbing pain when you eat or drink sweet foods or beverages
  • Experience throbbing pain when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages

If you have any of the signs or symptoms listed above, you should visit your dentist as soon as you can. If a loose filling goes untreated it can:

  • Cause tooth decay, which can lead to a bigger filling
  • Result in you eventually needing a root canal
  • Cause severe loss of tooth structure, which may make the tooth unrestorable

At Atlantic Dentistry, you can choose from:

  • Conventional metal fillings, which are economical and strong
  • Tooth-colored fillings, which are aesthetically beautiful and blend with your smile
  • Dental crowns, if you have lost a significant amount of tooth structure

Your dentist can help you choose the type of restoration which is best for you. To learn more about replacement fillings and other dental services including teeth whitening and dental implants, call Drs. Markus and Gunther Heyder and Dr. Ashley Parham of Atlantic Dentistry. You can reach them in Kitty Hawk, NC, at (252) 261-7700, or at their office in Manteo, NC, at (252) 475-9841, so call today.

By Atlantic Dentistry
March 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

If you are looking for dental implants in Kitty Hawk or Manteo, NC, consider choosing the experienced dentists at Atlantic Dentistry. Dr. Markus Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder, and Dr. Ashley Parham want you to know about the amazing benefits of dental implants. The dental implant procedure is the future of tooth replacement surgery. Dental implants are the sturdiest and best-looking artificial teeth available today. If you want to learn more about dental implants call the dentists of Manteo and Kitty Hawk, NC. They proudly serve the OBX and can provide any service for your dental needs.

Top 5 Reason to Get Dental Implants

1. Dental implants are the most convenient tooth replacement option.

Only with dental implants can you have a strong and durable replacement tooth. Removable dentures awkwardly slide around in your mouth causing pain and other complications. Implants eliminate that risk because they are supported by a metal screw and abutment which holds the replacement crown permanently in place. You'll be able to eat, speak, and brush your teeth like you are used to, making implants the most convenient option for you!

2. Maintain a natural appearance.

Dental implants can endure the hardships of natural teeth because they are rooted like natural teeth. Once the implant has been set, you will be able to continue with your life as if you never lost the tooth. The crown or bridge attachment is made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth. Your smile will look seamless no matter where your replacement is.

3. Improve your confidence.

With natural-looking replacement teeth, you will have a smile that you can be proud of! Your teeth are an important feature of your face, they should not be neglected. You will feel confident again by restoring your teeth to that familiar smile. The doctors at Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk can give you one of the most dramatic cosmetic make-overs with a simple dental procedure.

4. Maintain Your Nutritional health

Gaps in your smile can damage your overall health. Without the proper teeth, it can be hard to eat all the nutritious foods we need. A dental implant will complete your smile and help you eat a complete diet.

5. Decrease the Threat of Gum Disease

Gum disease is bad enough, even without a missing tooth. But, a missing tooth can actually make your gums more susceptible to infection and disease. With a dental implant, you will protect your gums and your surrounding teeth from losing out to bad plaque build-up.

Among all the reasons to get dental implants, you should make the choice that will best benefit you. Implants are the cutting-edge replacement option that could change your life for the better. Talk to your dentists in the Outer Banks, call Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk, NC, at (252) 261-7700 or (252) 475-9841 for their Manteo, NC, location.

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