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When it comes to your dental care, you have a right to ask questions. At Bonita Grande Dental, we believe that the only silly question is the one that goes unasked. You're not expected to be an expert in your dental care – that's our job! But there are often decisions to be made about certain treatments where you need to feel like you can turn to a trusted source who has your best interest at heart.
Patient education plays a huge part in the services we provide, and we take the time to thoroughly answer your questions while you're in our office. But there's always one more question that comes to you, so we've listed a few that we tend to hear more often. If yours isn't listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us at (239) 301-2713, and a helpful member of our team will do everything possible to help you find the answer you need.
Our Bonita Springs, FL, Dentist is in-network with the following providers:
- United Concordia
And any copays or deductibles are due at the time of treatment.
Your Bonita Springs, FL dentist may add new providers over time, so we recommend contacting our dental office to be sure. Additionally, we may bill out of network on your behalf if we are not in-network with your insurance plan. Contact a team member to learn more.
Besides dental insurance, we also work with CareCredit financing. This program allows for medical and dental treatment financing over time. With this program, you can get the treatment you need without damaging your budget. And many programs are interest-free. A member of our dental team can show you how to apply. CareCredit decisions are typically prompt.
Besides insurance and CareCredit financing, we accept cash, debit cards, and major credit cards.
For Insurance and Financing Questions, Contact Us
Our team always lets you know much treatment will cost before moving forward. We can also contact your insurance provider on your behalf if you have specific questions about coverage. Your dentist never wants insurance to stand in the way of your treatment!
Give us a call today to schedule an appointment or if you have questions.
Our dental office address is:
The road we are located on, Trade Way Four, is off Bonita Grande Drive, which is off Bonita Beach Road, a busy main thoroughfare that connects with I-75. We are in the Publix plaza about half a mile east of I-75.
The beautiful area of Bonita Springs, FL is popular among tourists and locals alike. Our dental office is near parks, beaches, shopping complexes and businesses, restaurants, and more.
Patients driving from Pelican Bay and North Naples should follow US-41 North towards Old 41 Road. Turn right onto onto Bonita Beach Rd SE until you reach out dentist office at Bonita Grande Crossing.
Our easy-to-find location makes getting to and from your dental appointments simple and convenient. If you have any trouble finding our dental office, please call our dental team for assistance. We want to make your dental experience as easy as we can, and that includes your drive to your dental appointment!
Contact Our Dentist Office in Bonita Springs, FL!
For skilled, comfortable dental care in the North Naples area, reach out to our team at Bonita Grande Dental today. We offer a variety of services to meet your dental needs, ranging from preventive care and general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry services, like Invisalign and dental implants.
We are a preferred provider of several dental insurance plans, and we accept CareCredit, which helps you finance your dental work.
Whether it's a missing, broken, or chipped tooth you are dealing with, it is likely to diminish the appearance of your smile and impact your ability to chew and eat your food. At Bonita Grande Dental, we offer restorative services and cosmetic options to enhance the beauty and function to your smile.
Restorative & Cosmetic Services at Bonita Grande Dental
If you are looking to replace damaged or missing teeth near Bonita Springs, Dr. Michael Gostigian offers the following services:
- Dental crowns in Bonita Springs, FL repair decayed or broken teeth.
- Dental bridges and dental implants replace missing teeth.
- Full or partial dentures are solutions for multiple missing teeth.
- Tooth-colored fillings restore teeth damaged by tooth decay and cavities.
Having a beautiful smile gives you confidence! Confidence allows you to connect with other people in a positive way. If you're not smiling your best smile, maybe there are changes you'd like to make to improve it? Aside from restorative, we also offer cosmetic dentistry options.
With services like cosmetic dental bonding, Invisalign clear braces, professional teeth whitening, and tooth-colored restorations, our cosmetic dentist in Bonita Springs, FL can help you create a smile you'll be excited about and proud to share with others.
Schedule A Consultation in Bonita Springs Today!
If you're interested in restoring your smile in Bonita Springs, we encourage you to give our office a call at (239) 301-2713 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Gosigian. Helping patients achieve their most healthy smile is a passion of his, and he'll work closely with you to help you reach your goals.
Cosmetic dentistry in Bonita Springs, FL can beautifully conceal smile flaws and repair minor damage to your teeth. Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD is an artful and experienced cosmetic dentist that can make your dream smile a stunning reality.
Cosmetic Dental Services
Our cosmetic dental services are effective and reliable because we only use the highest-quality materials and technologies to deliver ideal results.
If you have a broken tooth, lost crown, or gapped teeth, Dr. Gostigian can revive your smile in no time. At Bonita Grande Dental, our cosmetic dentist offers the following treatments:
- Professional teeth whitening - Our in-office and take-home whitening options can give you a whiter, brighter smile with reduced sensitivity and longer-lasting results.
- Porcelain veneers - Porcelain veneers repair and protect teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or damaged. They also cover stained teeth and conceal slightly crooked teeth, resulting in what appears to be a whiter, straighter smile.
- Tooth-colored fillings - These metal-free fillings shield and strengthen brittle or decayed teeth, and the tooth-colored resin matches the shade of your natural teeth.
- Dental bonding - Dental bonding can reshape, resize, or repair teeth that need a beautiful upgrade.
- Crowns and bridges - Crowns and bridges replace missing or broken teeth and fill in your smile.
- Invisalign - Invisalign quickly and discreetly straightens teeth using custom-made aligner trays.
Revive Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Bonita Springs!
Because each patient has a one-of-a-kind smile, we tailor each cosmetic treatment plan to exceed your expectations. We want to make sure you are happy with your appearance, so we spend time with you choosing the appropriate tooth shade, shape, and other details to make your new smile look natural.
Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings
The American Dental Association and most dentists recommend two preventive dental appointments per year. However, if you have a condition like gingivitis or periodontal disease, your general dentist in Bonita Springs, FL will recommend a more personalized checkup and teeth cleaning schedule.
Your preventive dental appointment at Bonita Grande Dental includes a comprehensive exam, x-rays as needed, an oral cancer screening, and professional teeth cleaning.
Your checkup allows your dentist to diagnose dental conditions early before they threaten your oral health—emerging cavities, for example, or gingivitis. In addition, your professional teeth cleaning lowers your risks for these conditions and more by ridding your teeth of plaque, bacteria, and tartar.
For your part, we recommend brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing at least once. Between your efforts and those of your dentist, you can expect healthy teeth that last a lifetime.
We also recommend contacting your dentist in Bonita Springs if you notice any oral health changes between your regular six-month checkups and teeth cleanings.
Contact Our Bonita Springs Dentist Office to Schedule!
We are happy to accept new patients near Bonita Springs and are always here if you have questions about our dental services.
If you’re ready to schedule your next dental checkup and teeth cleaning—or your first visit with our friendly team—contact Bonita Grande Dental today at (239) 301-2713.
Our dentist office is located at 12950 Trade Way Four, Suite 104 in the Bonita Grande Crossings Shopping Mall. Worthington Country Club is located across the street on Bonita Grande Drive.
The best way to remove plaque from teeth is getting a routine teeth cleaning in Bonita Springs, FL every six months. Doing this, combined with practicing excellent oral hygiene at home, can keep cavities, gum disease, and other issues at bay.
Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD recommends doing the following to keep your smile healthy and clean:
Brush your teeth at least twice every day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste.
Floss between your teeth at least once every day to remove plaque from where your toothbrush can’t reach.
Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash or another type of mouthwash as recommended by your dentist.
Avoid consuming foods and drinks high in sugar and acid, as these can lead to cavities.
Smoking and using tobacco products can cause plaque buildup, so avoid partaking in these activities. However, if you do smoke or use tobacco, brush and floss immediately after use.
Receive professional dental cleanings every six months to remove all the plaque and tartar you can’t reach at home with normal brushing and flossing. A professional dental cleaning is the only way to thoroughly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth.
During teeth cleanings at Bonita Grande Dental, we use specialized instruments to thoroughly and gently clean your teeth and gums, including all of the nooks and crannies you can’t reach on your own at home. Your dentist also checks for any changes in your oral health and signs of issues, like decay and gum disease.
Schedule a Dental Cleaning in Bonita Springs, FL
Dr. Gostigian and our dental team will work with you in maintaining excellent oral health so you can enjoy a problem-free smile for many years to come.
Missing teeth prompt many people to hide their smiles and choose foods that don’t require a lot of chewing.
In many cases, people seek out tooth replacement when they grow frustrated and self-conscious about their smiles, reading about the various solutions, including the pros and cons. We understand that making a tooth-replacement decision is not easy.
Benefits of Snap-In Dentures
In our dental office, your Bonita Springs dentist offers practical and long-lasting solutions, including hybrid options like snap-in dentures. This dental technology marries the practicality of dentures to the modern and durable dental implant, and these options complement one another beautifully! Your dentist will also take the time to point out the benefits and drawbacks of all tooth-replacement options. We want you to be armed with the best information to make the right decision.
A snap-in denture fixes your denture to your jaw with two to four dental implants. This approach adds stability to your denture, which allows you to smile with confidence and choose meals that require chewing.
With this hybrid solution, you will not have to worry about your denture slipping and creating an embarrassing situation—and no more loose-fitting prosthetics that need relines or adhesives. No more denture plates that rub against your gums, creating sore spots.
Talk to Dr. Gostigian About Snap-In Dentures
The first step to your new smile is a consultation in our dental office. Contact Bonita Grande Dental today to get started and to learn whether snap-in dentures are the best solution for your smile restoration.
Yes, you can replace all of your teeth with dental implants. At Bonita Grande Dental, we offer dental implants and implant-supported dentures in Bonita Springs.
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement because they’re permanent, durable, and the closest thing to natural teeth. With dental implants, you never have to worry about your teeth slipping or shifting in the mouth, like many people who wear dentures often do.
The Process for Implant-Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures combine the best of both worlds when it comes to modern prosthetics. An implant-supported denture is a dental implant topped with a denture.
First, your dentist attaches four to six dental implants into the jawbone. The implants are titanium posts that naturally fuse to the jawbone, becoming a part of your mouth’s anatomy and creating a more stable foundation for your prosthetic teeth.
Once the dental implants firmly merge with the jawbone, we attach the custom-made dentures. Unlike traditional dentures that you can remove on your own, only your dentist can remove your implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures have many benefits:
- Prevent bone tissue loss and stimulates the gums
- Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
- No adjustment period
- Easy to care for and maintain since they’re like natural teeth
- Restored ability to chew and bite so you can enjoy your favorite meals
Not everyone is a candidate for implant-supported dentures, so we recommend consulting with your dentist to learn more.
Call us today to speak with Dr. Gostigian about dental implants in Bonita Springs.
Dental implants are a popular procedure for dentists to perform. During the primary part of the procedure, Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD will place a titanium rod that will eventually fuse with the bone where the root of the teeth would normally be. The rod will act as the tooth's root and provide strength and structure to build off of. From these posts, the implant dentist can secure the new teeth into place.
The process of getting a dental implant can sound painful, but your dentist will ensure that it isn't. Part of our mission at Bonita Grande Dental is to ensure that your dental experience is as comfortable as possible.
Sedation Dental Options for Implant Placement
For most patients in Bonita Springs, local anesthesia, administered by gel or needle, is a sufficient method to numb the gum and jaw. This prevents the patient from feeling pain during the procedure.
If you are someone who experiences high levels of anxiety, have a low pain threshold, fear dental equipment, please discuss other sedation options with your dentist.
Contact Our Dental Implant Provider in Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Grande Dental is a proud dental implant provider. Our expert staff can educate and guide you through the dental implant process and help you achieve your smile goals. Contact us today at (239) 301-2713 if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gostigian.
Some people feel a sense of apprehension towards dental treatments. Many reasons feed into this dental anxiety, but regardless of their origins, our patients in North Naples can expect that Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD will take measures to ensure a smooth and calming dental experience.
Dr. Gostigian and his team at Bonita Grande Dental are understanding and will review your dental procedure so you will know what to expect. We may recommend a conscious sedation treatment like inhaled nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, if you feel incredibly anxious.
Awake and Responsive While Calm and Relaxed
Nitrous oxide is dispensed through a small mask over your nose. You may experience a dreamlike state where you are aware enough to communicate with our team but remain relaxed and unfocused throughout the procedure. The advantage of nitrous oxide is that once discontinued, the effects of the gas wear off quickly.
Unlike other sedation options, nitrous oxide lacks most after-effects and will not interfere with the resumption of your normal daily activities after your appointment. It's advantageous as you may not worry about driving home from your appointment.
Nitrous oxide administered under your dentist's supervision is safe enough for children and adults alike.
Talk to Our Dentist in Bonita Springs, FL
Everyone at Bonita Grande Dental is sympathetic with those who experience dental anxiety. Our office is warm and relaxing, and we will work with you with various sedation dental options.
Crowns & Bridges
A permanent dental crown is not meant to fall out. However, from time to time, it does happen. Of course, this tends to happen at the most inconvenient time - usually on a Friday night or a long holiday weekend.
Taking Care of Your Dental Crown
There are a variety of reasons for a permanent crown to come out, and you will likely not know that reason until you see Dr. Gostigian.
Here are a few tips you can follow at home if your crown comes out:
- Do not lose the crown. Place it in a plastic bag, and keep it somewhere you will not lose it. All too often we see patients who lose the crown or throw it away thinking it can no longer be used. In most situations, your dentist can easily recement your existing dental crown.
- For those daring enough, you may attempt to place the crown back in place yourself. Do not use any sort of permanent glue or adhesive. These materials will make an otherwise reusable crown worthless, since your dentist may not be able to recement it if the glue sticks to the tooth or crown. First, place the crown in your mouth and see if it fits into place properly. If it does not, place the crown in a bag and wait to be seen by your dentist. If you can fit it on properly, you may use a small dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive (bought at your local store), to place it back on temporarily. This is not a perfect solution but may buy you time until you are able to see your dentist.
- Avoid chewing on that side. A tooth without a crown is very vulnerable and could break easily. Try to avoid damaging the tooth by not using that tooth to chew. Also, if you can recement the crown temporarily, when flossing, avoid pulling up with the floss to prevent dislodging the crown. Floss down towards the gum and then slide the floss out to your cheek side.
- Your tooth may be sensitive without the crown. This usually resolves when the crown is recemented. Avoid cold beverages and other liquids that may cause sensitivity until you get the crown recemented.
- In some instances, a crown falls out because the underlying tooth has broken. If this is the case, you may find that you are not able to fit the crown back in place yourself. You may experience pain or sensitivity, depending on how badly the tooth is fractured. Unfortunately, a broken tooth may mean you need a new crown, root canal, or possibly an extraction.
Contact Bonita Grande Dental for Dental Crown Repair
Both dental fillings and dental crowns are important procedures used to strengthen and protect teeth. Dental fillings are one of the most important services we offer (aside from professional cleanings and exams). They’re a fairly conservative treatment for removing small areas of decay and strengthening the tooth structure to make it functional again.
However, if decay damages more than half of the tooth structure, it’s no longer strong enough to retain a filling. That is when Dr. Gostigian would make the recommendation to place a dental crown in Bonita Springs. The crown fits completely over the damaged tooth, up to and under the gum line, which is why they’re often referred to as “caps.” The crown acts as a shield that protects the weakened structure of your natural tooth.
Quality Dental Crowns in Bonita Springs, FL
All our dental crowns are fabricated using porcelain because of its strength, durability, and natural appearance. Dental crowns are extremely durable, and in certain cases can last as long as 15 years or more.
If you’re interested in learning more about fillings and crowns, and which is the correct choice for you, please contact Bonita Grande Dental. We’ll be happy to arrange an appointment so we can evaluate your needs and help you make the best decision for you.
How do you know if you have a dental emergency? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), a dental emergency is when there's a risk of injury, infection, severe and tremendous pain. These things can require immediate action to stop the pain, the spread of disease, or bleeding.
The Dangers of Postponing Emergency Dental Care
Do not be tempted to ignore or numb the pain and deal with it. There are numerous risks to avoiding emergency dental care in Bonita Springs, including infection of the tooth, jaw, gums, lymph nodes, loss of teeth, gum tissue, and jawbone density. In some cases, injury and infection caused by dental issues can be life-threatening. You wouldn't ignore problems, like a broken bone or sudden onset of blindness in one eye, and ignoring the clear signs of problems with your teeth can be just as dangerous.
Call Our Emergency Dentist in Bonita Springs ASAP!
Please call us at (239) 301-2713 if you believe you are currently experiencing a dental emergency requiring immediate attention to stop severe bleeding or repair significant dental damage.
Bonita Grande Dental treats numerous types of dental emergencies. If you are experiencing any of these emergency issues, please contact us today to schedule an appointment to have the problem addressed.
Full & Partial Dentures
Sporadic tooth loss is never easy. It can make you cover your smile when laughing and tax your remaining teeth with all the hard work of chewing. Intermittent tooth loss also contributes to “migrating teeth.” This phenomenon means the teeth left behind seek refuge in these cozy and convenient spaces, throwing off your bite and leading to future problems like enamel wear and even fractures.
Partial dentures have solved these issues for decades, and our patients have been surprised by their new seamless smiles. With partial dentures in Bonita Springs, the only person who will know you have a prosthetic is you.
Of course, with any new prosthetic, there is a learning curve. In the first days, you may feel uncomfortable chewing, for example, or not at ease when it comes to smiling. These feelings disappear as you grow accustomed to your new smile and confident that your appliance can function in the capacity of chewing.
Trusting your new appliance to do the work of chewing is more than half the battle when it comes to enjoying every meal! Remember, you have gone for some time unable to chew properly, which may mean a mental block in the first days. But before you know it, you’ll be sitting down to dinner without concern.
For Partial Dentures in Bonita Springs, Contact Our Office
If you’re ready to learn more about tooth replacement or schedule a consultation for dentures in 34135, we are here to get you started.
The great thing about new dentures designed at Bonita Grande Dental is that they are custom-made to perfectly fit the shape and contours of your jaw. This creates a fit that is snug and comfortable, eliminating any worry about chafing or irritation.
Full & Partial Dentures in Bonita Springs, FL
Full and partial dentures in Bonita Springs are far more comfortable than those made years ago. One reason for this is that they are fabricated from a material that is softer than the rigid plastic used in the past. This allows us to design your dentures so that they conform closely to your jaw and gum line. It also significantly reduces the discomfort associated with older dentures.
The important thing to remember is that the shape of your gums and jaw will change gradually over time. This is completely normal and occurs to everyone, whether they wear dentures or not. A consistent schedule of routine checkups with is the best way to avoid this movement from causing you unnecessary discomfort.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD!
We will carefully check your dentures at each visit to Bonita Grande Dental, so that we can track any slight movement or changes to the shape of your mouth before they cause any irritation. In most cases, it will be necessary to adjust or partially redesign dentures periodically due to these natural changes that occur in your mouth as you age.
If you are interested in learning more about modern dentures and the benefits they offer, please contact our Bonita Springs dentist office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation that fits your schedule.
Most likely, yes. The technological advancements of Invisalign have made nearly every person a candidate for treatment. There are various techniques that can be utilized to tackle the more challenging cases, so it is paramount to choose a provider who has extensive experience with Invisalign in Bonita Springs, FL.
Your Consultation with Our Invisalign Dentist
Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD is a Preferred Invisalign Provider and has been offering clear alignerrs treatment for over 4 years to his patients in Bonita Springs. He even completed Invisalign treatment on himself! For more information, contact our dental office today!
Invisalign clear braces in Bonita Springs, FL typically recommended for adult patients since compliance is essential for treatment to be successful. However, Dr. Gostigian will also consider invisible braces in Bonita Springs for teens who may be interested in straightening their teeth without using braces as long as they agree to wear their aligners at least 22 hours each day and change them every two weeks.
Invisalign Treatment for Teens
For a self-conscious teen, Invisalign can be a great way to boost their confidence while aligning their teeth without the embarrassment or discomfort of wearing bulky metal braces. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that are comfortable to wear and virtually invisible, so they are easy to integrate into your teen's daily routine. They also can be removed for brushing and flossing so your teen can easily manage their home care routine.
Aligners should be taken out for meals, so your teen must be conscientious about keeping track of their aligners at school or during other activities away from home. Since aligners are clear, it's easy for them to get lost or thrown away in the trash after lunch.
Contact Our Bonita Springs Dental Office Today!
If you would like to learn more about straightening your teen's teeth with Invisalign in Bonita Springs, contact our dental practice today and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Gostigian.
Studies have shown that smiling actually releases dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins into your system, which causes you to relax and can even lower your heart rate and blood pressure.
Not to mention the benefits it has for other people. It is said that when you smile, the world smiles back at you. Did you know that your smile can improve the moods of other people?
But what if you're not confident about your smile? What if you hide it because you feel embarrassed about crooked teeth?
Invisalign Clear Braces in Bonita Springs, FL
We have good news for you! Treatment with Invisalign clear braces can straighten your teeth with clear plastic aligners that you wear instead of braces. You won't even have to endure the embarrassment of spending months or years in ugly metal braces to achieve the smile you want!
Would you like to hear more about Invisalign and see if it's right for you? A complimentary evaluation with Dr. Gostigian is the first place you should start. With x-rays, photos, and a thorough examination of your teeth, he will determine if Invisalign will work for you and even show you what your completed smile might look like. Call us today at (239) 301-2713 to schedule your clear braces consultation.
Invisalign technology relies on strong patient compliance to ensure a positive outcome. Failure to wear the aligners will cause your teeth to not move properly and ultimately result in treatment failure. If you will have difficulty keeping track of your aligners and not wear them diligently, regular braces may be a better option.
Consult With Our Bonita Springs Dentist
For more information, contact Bonita Grande Dental at (239) 301-2713 to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Michael Gostigian!
Treatment for Invisalign in Bonita Springs, FL
Each Invisalign case will vary based on complexity and patient compliance. Generally, cases are completed in 12-18 months.
Invisalign in Bonita Springs is one of the most popular choices for teeth alignment available today. Not only are the aligner trays nearly invisible, but you can also remove them to eat and to clean your teeth!
For more information on Invisalign, please contact your North Naples FL dentist today. Dr. Michael Gostigian at Bonita Grande Dental is a trained professional in administering Invisalign, he even performed the treatment on himself! Contact Bonita Grande Dental and give us a call at (239) 301-2713 today!
Invisalign clear braces allows patients to maintain better overall oral hygiene. While aligners must be worn almost 24 hours a day, brushing and flossing is easily achieved by removing the aligners as needed. There are no brackets to brush around. This allows the gingiva to maintain a healthy state while achieving the goal of straighter teeth.
Invisalign Consultation in Bonita Springs, FL
The best way to find out if Invisalign or traditional braces are a better option for you, is to talk to your dentist. A dentist will be able to take an in-depth and personal look at your mouth, and give you the best advice pertaining to your specific situation. For more information, contact our North Naples, FL dental office today!
Does Invisalign Hurt?
Some patients report a strong sense of pressure when first starting Invisalign treatment. Generally, this pain and discomfort subsides after a few days of wearing the aligner trays. Patients typically report that their teeth and gums do not hurt during the remainder of their Invisalign treatment.
Reach Out To Your Dentist in Bonita Springs
If you're experiencing pain from wearing Invisalign, don't be afraid to give your dentist a call and see if there's anything that can be done for you. You may find that your dentist is able to alter your aligner trays for more comfort. For more information, contact our Bonita Springs, FL dental office today at (239) 301-2713!
Oral Cancer Screening
Without knowing you and understanding your oral health history, it’s difficult to say how often you should schedule visits to our dentist office. This is a decision that needs to be made between you, Dr. Gostigian, and our hygienist. For many patients, however, twice a year is sufficient.
Dr. Gostigian and our team are trained to detect and treat many problems before you’re even aware of them. With semi-annual dental visits in Bonita Springs, we can catch decay and gum disease in their earliest stages.
Bonita Grande Dental Prioritizes Healthy Teeth and Gums
The goal is to prevent disease, decay, and tooth loss from occurring. It’s obviously preferable to stay current with your dental treatment and avoid having to worry about unexpected problems sneaking up on you. We’re here to help you, but you need to do your part by maintaining regular visits to our Bonita Springs office.
During each checkup, we’ll look for signs of decay and disease that may have developed since your last visit. If necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to make sure we have the most current information on hand. Once we’ve gathered all the necessary information, we can make recommendations about any treatment we think may be necessary.
Our office is located in the Bonita Grande Crossing shopping center next to Publix. We look forward to seeing you at Bonita Grande Dental soon!
At Bonita Grande Dental, we specialize in gum disease treatment in Bonita Springs. Because we understand that keeping healthy gums is as important as keeping healthy teeth, we do everything we can to restore our patients’ gums to optimal health if they’re living with periodontal disease.
Periodontal Treatment at Bonita Grande Dental
The type of treatments we use for gum infections depends on the severity of the disease and how far it’s progressed. Early occurrences of gum disease, known as gingivitis, are usually easy to treat with a standard dental cleaning or two if you combine them with improved at-home habits, including brushing and flossing more diligently.
If your gum disease becomes more advanced, however, we will treat it with at least one deep cleaning referred to as “scaling and root planing.” During this treatment, we need to go beneath the surface of your gums to clean your teeth and remove harmful tartar. Our hygienists use modern dental tools, including ultrasonic scalers, to effectively remove dangerous bacteria.
Contact Our Bonita Springs Dentist Office to Schedule!
If you need to undergo a deep cleaning, we will always anesthetize the area first, so you do not feel anything. Dr. Gostigian will typically prescribe a round of antibiotics to take while your mouth heals and recovers from the scaling and root planing. We may repeat these deep cleanings every few months as part of our approach to periodontal treatment in Bonita Springs. Contact Bonita Grande Dental today to schedule a periodontal exam.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that attacks the structures that hold your teeth in place including soft tissue, ligaments, and bone.
The two stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is usually indicated by tender or inflamed gums and gums that bleed easily when you brush. But at this stage, the teeth are still firmly rooted, and no bone loss or tissue damage has occurred.
Gum Disease Treatment in Bonita Springs, FL
If we don’t treat gingivitis, the infection continues to spread and the gums and bone separate from the teeth forming pockets. Debris collects in these small spaces and causes an infection. Your immune system tries to fight the infection as it spreads below the gum line. The pockets deepen, the bone and connective tissue that supports your teeth start to break down causing them to loosen, and tooth loss becomes a real possibility.
Gum disease is a widespread problem that affects millions of adults in the US, but the good news is that it’s largely preventable and treatable when caught in the earliest stages. Prevention includes brushing twice a day, flossing once, watching your intake of sugary foods and drinks, and visiting your dentist regularly.
At Bonita Grande Dental, we can show you how to avoid gum disease, and If you need periodontal treatment in Bonita Springs, we provide the gentle care you need. Please contact our Bonita Springs dentist office so we can check your oral health and help you avoid the complications of gum disease.
Gum disease starts when bacteria-filled plaque is allowed to build up between your teeth and under the gum line. Without treatment, these pockets deepen, separating the teeth and gums from bone. Your teeth may loosen and, without treatment, they may be lost.
During each professional teeth cleaning at our Bonita Springs dental office, our dental hygienist looks for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the depth of these gum pockets. If everything looks normal, we'll proceed with a regular cleaning. However, depending on the extent of disease present, we may recommend scaling and root planing. Also referred to as a deep cleaning, this procedure involves gentle removal of bacteria, plaque, and calculus deposits to aid in healing.
The Importance Of Visiting Your Bonita Springs Dentist
Gum disease is a serious problem, but it is highly preventable with proper oral hygiene and routine dental care. One of the reasons that gum disease is so prevalent is because it may be present and not show any symptoms. This is why regular exams are essential.
If it's time for your routine dental exam, please give us a call to make an appointment. Our hygienist will evaluate the condition of your gums and let you know if a regular cleaning is enough or if you can benefit from a deep cleaning.
This is an excellent question because we’d like to dispel any ideas that you might have that getting a root canal is painful. In truth, even with older techniques used decades ago, it wasn’t so much the procedure that caused the greatest discomfort—it was the pain of the infection. Since the goal of root canal treatment at our Bonita Springs dental office is to remove the infection, the procedure also eliminates your pain.
Root Canal Treatment in Bonita Springs, FL
If you have a painful root canal infection that we’re treating, the first step is for Dr. Gostigian to apply a local anesthetic to the area. This will numb the area completely, and the first thing you will notice is blissful relief! The pain is gone!
But years of conditioning have left many people with fears about the procedure, so we offer comfortable dentistry at Bonita Grande Dental. We offer sedation options like nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation that will take the edge off your anxiety. Our friendly dental team will also pamper you with soothing music, pillows, blankets, and even warm scented towels after your procedure.
With this combination of sedation dentistry and attention to your needs, we strive to provide you with the most stress-free root canal treatment that you can imagine.
If you need to schedule a root canal in Bonita Springs but are anxious about the procedure, please call Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD. We’ll make an appointment to see you as soon as possible to get you the comfortable treatment you need.
If you need root canal treatment, you may not notice any symptoms at first, depending on the extent of the infection. In the earliest stages, only Dr. Gostigian can identify the problem by taking an x-ray of the tooth. That’s why we stress the importance of routine dental visits every six months!
Once the infection advances to a certain point, you will experience intense pain that continues to worsen. Other common signs that you need a root canal in Bonita Springs, FL are:
- Sore or tender gums
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Extreme tooth sensitivity when touched
- A pimple or raised bump on the gums
Treatment for Root Canals in Bonita Springs, FL
But again, not everyone will have these symptoms, or they may be so subtle that you don’t notice them. When we see you at Bonita Grande Dental for routine dental exams and cleanings, Dr. Gostigian can stay up to date with what’s happening with your oral health. When he finds and treats small cavities early on, he can help you avoid the discomfort and cost of a more complex procedure such as a root canal.
If it’s time for your routine dental exam and cleaning, or you think you need a root canal dentist in Bonita Springs, FL, please call Dr. Michael Gostigian to arrange an appointment.
Professional teeth whitening in Bonita Springs, FL is one of the most popular and cost-effective ways to brighten your smile. If your teeth are yellowed or darkened by years of tobacco use, drinking coffee and tea, or another culprit, teeth whitening can give you a standout smile again. But as you consider your teeth whitening options in Bonita Springs, you may wonder if teeth whitening is safe.
The answer is yes, particularly if you take advantage of professional teeth whitening through your 34135 dental office. Unlike store-bought kits, professional teeth whitening has these advantages:
Custom-Made At Home Whitening Trays
A tray that fits your upper and lower arches precisely provides more protection. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth, which a dental lab will use to create your trays. These custom-fit trays will protect your gums from the whitening gel and provide a more uniform application.
Perscription-Grade Teeth Whitening Gel
The whitening gel that your dentist uses provides a faster whitening effect and, as a result, shorter treatment time. The professional whitening gel also gives more reliable teeth whitening for tough stains, so you can be sure you’ll see the results you want.
Contact Us for Professional Teeth Whitening in Bonita Springs!
After taking your history and discussing your goals, your dental team will help you determine the right shade of teeth whitening. Then they’ll give you individualized instructions for using your professional teeth whitening kit. You can contact our Bonita Springs dentist office to ask questions anytime and feel confident that your teeth will be brighter and whiter in just one to two weeks.
We tell all our patients that if there’s one thing that will dramatically improve the appearance of a healthy smile, it’s professional teeth whitening in Bonita Springs. The procedure's easy, affordable, and produces results that will make you want to show off your beautiful smile!
At our Bonita Springs dental office, we are pleased to offer professional take-home teeth whitening. But don’t confuse professional kits with those you buy over-the-counter. Our teeth whitening treatment is superior in every way to store-bought kits!
What Your Teeth Whitening Kit Includes
Your professional kit includes a custom-made whitening tray to deliver the fastest, most even whitening results. Store-bought kits include a generic or boil-and-bite tray that does not produce consistent whitening.
We also provide you with a prescription-strength whitening gel to get your teeth whiter faster than gel purchased over-the-counter. And you don’t have to wear our whitening trays forever to see results. Use your custom tray and whitening gel every day for two weeks, and you will see results similar to that of an in-office treatment!
Contact Our Bonita Springs Dentist Office to Get Started!
If you’re thinking of having a professional teeth whitening treatment, please call our Bonita Grande dental office at (239) 301-2713. We will be happy to arrange a dental cleaning so we can help you decide if professional whitening is right for you!
If you’re looking for the best professional teeth whitening in Bonita Springs, look no further than Bonita Grande Dental! Our knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael Gostigian, works hard to provide realistic-looking cosmetic dental treatments to all patients in our area.
Teeth Whitening at our Bonita Springs Dentist Office
Why choose to have your teeth whitened at our dental office? Professional teeth whitening is more effective and more reliable than boxed treatments from the store, and you will be able to customize your level of whitening when you choose to have your teeth whitened by a dentist. Some of the best benefits of professional teeth bleaching our patients report include:
- Reduced sensitivity when compared to one-size-fits-all whitening strips
- Longer-lasting, brighter, results
- Fuller coverage and fewer missed spots when compared to store-bought bleaching kits
- The chance to whiten teeth at home on their schedule while still getting excellent results
To keep your teeth white and bright for as long as possible, we recommend avoiding dark foods and beverages, brushing and flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash each night. With our take-home teeth whitening trays, however, you can touch up your teeth every few months as needed if you notice them start to darken.
Schedule Whitening Treatment at Bonita Grande Dental!
To schedule a professional teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Gostigian, please give our dentist office a call today at (239) 301-2713! We look forward to helping you enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
If you have wisdom teeth (not everyone gets them) and they are healthy, you probably don’t need to have them removed. Healthy means that they have completely erupted, are not out of proper position or alignment, and they can be easily cleaned as part of your regular oral hygiene.
Wisdom teeth are also referred to as third molars and are located in the very back of your mouth. In many cases, this doesn’t allow them to grow properly, which is when they become a problem. Because of the restricted space, the teeth can come in at odd angles – sometimes even sideways.
Another problem we see is that the wisdom teeth have not erupted completely through the gum or, alternately, haven’t erupted at all. This is what’s referred to as an impacted wisdom tooth.
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The decision whether or not to remove a wisdom tooth can only be made by your dentist. It is almost always necessary to remove partially erupted or impacted wisdom teeth to prevent overcrowding and infection and protect surrounding teeth. It may be better to remove wisdom teeth before they cause problems, but that needs to be decided on a case-by-case basis.
Do you have wisdom teeth and wonder if you need to have them removed? Please contact our Bonita Springs dental office, and will be happy to consult with you to decide the best course of action in your particular case.
The good news about tooth-colored fillings in Bonita Springs is that not only are they aesthetically pleasing for your smile, but they are also easy to take care of.
Caring for Your Tooth Colored Fillings
You'll be able to brush and floss your new filling with ease, and you should commit to a consistent schedule of brushing twice each day and flossing once. Regular checkups with your dentist in Bonita Springs will also ensure the health and longevity of your new fillings. Dr. Gostigian will check the stability and function of all of your restorations during your routine examination to ensure there is no wear or breakdowns to be concerned about.
You should also treat any restoration, whether it's a dental crown or filling, just like you'd treat your natural teeth. Avoid biting directly into hard foods, so you don't crack or fracture your tooth. Say no to sticky chewy foods like caramels or taffy that could potentially pull your restoration out. And, as a good rule of thumb for your teeth and your restorations, never chew on ice.
Contact Bonita Grande Dental to Schedule!
Tooth-colored fillings offer a durable and appealing option for repairing a tooth affected by decay. Contact your Bonita Springs, FL dentist today at (239) 301-2713 for more information about restoring your smile.
Used properly, none of these pose a danger to your health. Silver (amalgam) fillings have been used effectively for many years, but there’s been a lot of discussion recently the about mercury contained in silver fillings. Any release of mercury, however, is significantly less than what you’re exposed to every day in food, air, and water. But we do have other choices including porcelain, gold, and tooth-colored fillings in Bonita Springs.
At Bonita Grande Dental, we use digital x-rays that expose you to about 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays. X-rays help detect disease, including tumors, and can help determine the location of cavities that may not be found in a visual examination. We’re also conservative in the schedule we follow for x-rays, only taking them when it’s absolutely necessary for a diagnosis or as part of your ongoing healthcare.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element that’s found in water, soil, air, and most foods. It is absorbed easily into the enamel and helps prevent decay and even repair early decay before it damages the tooth.
Give Your Bonita Springs Dentist A Call Today
If you still have additional concerns about dental fillings, please don’t hesitate to contact our dentist office in Bonita Springs. We’ll be happy to talk to you and explain the steps we take to keep you and your family safe.