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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
December 31, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Professional teeth whitening is done in your dentist’s office under the supervision of a dental professional. It is a safe and effective treatment to remove stains from your teeth. Dr. Markus P. Heyder, Dr. Gunther Heyder, and Dr. Ashley Parham are dental specialists at Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, they provide full, in-chair teeth whitening services.

Professional Teeth Whitening for a Smile Makeover

Kitty Hawk and Manteo dental patients can get professional teeth whitening treatment at Atlantic Dentistry in under an hour. After cleaning your teeth, your dentist will use special guards to protect your inner mouth and gums from the whitening solution. He will then paint the teeth whitening solution onto your teeth. After leaving the solution on for at least twenty minutes, he will then rinse your teeth and remove the guards. This is a much safer procedure than home whitening kits. It is also faster and gets better and more even results.

If you Have Sensitive Teeth

You can benefit from professional teeth whitening even if your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures or other bleaching solutions you have tried in the past. This is because professional whitening solutions are made with a specially designed formulation that combats sensitivity

Why Professional Teeth Whitening is the Best Solution

In-chair whitening tops at-home bleaching in many ways including:

  • It is safer
  • You can get results within an hour
  • The results last longer
  • No stains or patches are left behind
  • You can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades
  • Professional whitening will not damage your teeth or gums
  • The results can last for up to a year

If you would like to find out more about professional teeth whitening, call Atlantic Dentistry in Kitty Hawk at (252) 261-7700 and in Manteo at (252) 475-9841 to request an appointment.

By Atlantic Dentistry
February 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Implants  

Dental implants are tooth-like structures that replace missing tooth roots. Here at Atlantic Dentistry Heyder and Associates, located in Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, Drs. Markus Heyder, Gunther Heyder, and Ashley Parham provide patients with these state-of-the-art tooth replacements. Read on to learn more!

The basics on dental implants

Implants are made of a titanium post that's anchored to the jawbone or a metal framework. To install these tooth replacements, your dentist first numbs the surgical area, before removing any remaining dental fragments. Next, they'll insert the titanium post and seal the surgical area for about 3-to-6 months. During this period, your teeth will undergo a process called osseointegration which causes the bone to naturally fuse with the titanium post. This reinforces your teeth and jaws to prevent sinkage and bone deterioration.

Following this healing period, you will return to either our Kitty Hawk or Manteo office, so that your dentist can place a connector and permanent crown to the implant. After that, you'll walk out of the office with a new and improved smile!

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Implants are designed to mimic natural teeth in both functionality and appearance
  • They have a 95% success rate, making them one of the most successful dental procedures today
  • Implants protect your jawbone from sinking in and jawbone recession
  • Dental implants improve speech impairment, as well as biting and chewing functionality
  • Dental implants are used for other dental procedures like bridges
  • They can last a lifetime

Need dental care? Give us a call

Caring for dental implants isn't difficult. Like any restoration, they require brushing and flossing every day to prevent tooth decay and cavity formation. If you'd like to learn more about dental implants from Atlantic Dentistry, then don't hesitate to contact your Kitty Hawk and Manteo, NC, dentists by calling (252) 261-7700 or (252) 475-9841 (respectively) today!

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