All dentists are required to complete dental school before they can begin treating patients independently. Even after graduation, they must attend regular continuing education courses in order to maintain their license. At Pelican Landing Dental, we go far above and beyond these basic requirements. Drs. Rich Gilbert and Lacy Gilbert have devoted themselves to furthering their education with the goal of making our practice the best dentist in Bonita Springs. We invite you to learn more about their accomplishments and the core values that motivate them to strive for constant self-improvement.(more…)
November 12, 2018
October 9, 2018
When you’re missing teeth, your ability to eat certain foods or smile are not the only concerns you should worry about. According to an article endorsed by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, bone width exhibits a 25 percent decrease in just the first year after tooth extraction. In the next few years, bone width can reduce as much as 4 millimeters in that time.
While that may not sound like a lot, millimeters add up quickly when it comes to teeth. Keep reading to learn why it’s worth it to replace your missing tooth in Estero today!
September 26, 2018
Sleep apnea in Estero can affect people of any age or body shape. Your chances of having this condition are greater if you fall into certain high risk groups. Fortunately, your dentist can recommend a number of treatment options to improve the quality of your rest.
August 14, 2018
It is often said that “a smile can brighten the darkest day.” However, what if your smile isn’t so bright? Discolored or stained teeth can be very noticeable to others and are often found to be less attractive than a lighter, white smile. Teeth can grow darker for a variety of reasons, but thankfully, professional at-home and in-office teeth whitening treatment can help restore them to their dazzling best! To find out which treatment option for teeth whitening in Bonita Springs is right for you, keep reading below.
July 17, 2018
Have you noticed a popping sensation in your jaw when you speak or soreness in the same area when you’re chewing food? These could be signs of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, but your local dentist says there are 5 exercises you can do at home to provide some relief. Read on to learn what they are, so you can get back to life as normal.
June 7, 2018
Has your smile taken damage over the years, but you weren’t sure what the best way to restore it was? If you’ve been reading about cosmetic dentistry, you may have learned about porcelain veneers. These can make a huge improvement in your smile. Of course, you don’t want to invest time and money into a treatment if it won’t last for a long time. That’s why your dentist is prepared to give you an accurate expectation before receiving porcelain veneers in Estero.
May 6, 2018
Dealing with acid reflux on a daily basis is no walk in the park. However, you are not alone. In America, 60 million people suffer from symptoms of acid reflux every month. Out of those 60 million people, 25 million suffer from symptoms every day. These symptoms can last for about two hours on average and include heartburn, chronic cough, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, and bad breath.
To learn about the negative effects on your oral and overall health acid reflux causes and how to protect yourself, keep reading this post from your dentist in Estero.
April 10, 2018
Technology has made just about everything faster and simpler these days, from how you hail a taxi to the way you keep in touch with friends and family. Of course, the same goes for dentistry. Your prosthodontist in Estero makes use of the latest tools and techniques to ensure procedures like implant placement are as comfortable and efficient as possible — keep reading to learn more about how the Cone Beam CT Scanner helps.
March 5, 2018
If you woke up this morning and felt a sharp pain in your mouth that wasn’t there the day before, your teeth could be experiencing problems. In this case, it’s most likely due to prolonged tooth decay. This can occur either from having a poor diet, not brushing and flossing regularly, or both. These are the most common reasons people experience tooth decay.
If the problems become significant, you may even need to have your dentist in Estero extract the tooth entirely. However, it is usually their last resort compared to other treatment methods. If your tooth is in either of these conditions, your dentist will likely choose to extract them.
February 24, 2018
Dentures are a common solution for patients who are missing a substantial amount of teeth (usually three or more). Partial and complete dentures are both available, and they can be fixed or removable. Wondering about which one may be best for you? Keep reading to get a better idea — your prosthodontist at Pelican Landing Dental is an expert on dentures in Bonita Springs.