New Patient: 828-884-3421
5 popular cosmetic dentistry procedures

Top 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

July 11th, 2019 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “Top 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures”

Cosmetic dental care offers many different procedures ranging from simple acts like teeth whitening treatments to more complex operations such as gum reshaping. With so many procedures some are more costly than others, this is dependent on your oral needs and desired outcome.

In this article we’ve outlined the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures so you can research them further and compare the differences, to best decide which option is optimal for you.

  1. Composite Resin Bonding -This cosmetic dentistry procedure is used to repair chips, cracks and small gaps within a tooth. The cracks are filled using a natural looking dental composite (a tooth-colored liquid adhesive) and bonding it to the compromised tooth. Its average cost is $350 to $1500 per tooth. The average length of time for the procedure is 45 minutes to one hour.
  2. Teeth Whitening – This is also known as teeth “bleaching”. This procedure helps patients that have stained, yellowed or discolored teeth. The average cost for this procedure is $650.00. Average length of this procedure is one hour.
  3. Veneers – Ideally for patients that cannot receive a tooth whitening procedure. A veneer is a fabricated natural tooth colored porcelain shell that is placed over the patient’s original teeth. The process for placing porcelain veneers generally takes two to three weeks. Costing roughly $925 to $2,500 per tooth
  4. Dental Implants – Typically, the placement of an implant consists of surgically inserting a titanium rod (acting as the artificial root of the tooth) into the jaw. It then fuses to the bone during the process of osseointegration. Recovery time for this procedure is six months and the average cost is $900 and $3,000 per tooth
  5. Invisible braces – These are completely translucent aligners that act as removeable braces to correct crooked teeth, overbites, and widely spaced teeth. The length of time that the braces are worn is about 15 months, sometimes up 24. Cost of these types of braces range from $2,500 to $7,000.

Those are the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Most cosmetic dentists tend to offer advanced care. Because of this, you should expect a very comfortable and pain free cosmetic dentistry procedure that will produce attractive and enduring results for you to enjoy and be proud of.

Are you still unsure about choosing the right procedure for your specific needs? Dr. Krishingner’s is here to sway any concerns and answer any questions you might have about cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Krishingner and our amazing team at Water Oak Dental. We are conveniently located in the Orlando area in Florida to better assist you with all your cosmetic dental needs.

depicting family dentist in hendersonville nc

What Are the Benefits of Family Dentistry and What Should I Look for in Prospects?

June 12th, 2019 Oral Health 0 comments on “What Are the Benefits of Family Dentistry and What Should I Look for in Prospects?”

Finding a good family dentist can be a difficult process. There are so many things you must consider before making a decision. And once you’ve made a decision, do you stick with it or uproot your family and try another dental practice?

Your family dentist will be a long-term health care provider for every member of your household, so it’s especially critical to spend a good amount of time finding the best one for you and your loved ones. Here are some things to pay attention to when narrowing your search for a family dentist in Hendersonville, NC.

Your Insurance

The first thing to consider when looking for a family dentist is your family’s dental plan. As much as we all like options, finding a family dentist that accepts your insurance is a great way to narrow down the field.

Yes, you can go out-of-network to get a family dentist you know your family will love, but expect to pay much more out of pocket than you would with a dentist in your network. So check your dental insurance provider’s rules.

Doctor’s Advice

Talk to your primary care physician. Doctors know other doctors, including those who specialize in oral medicine. Ask your doctor for recommendations for a good family dentist.

You can learn a lot about your options based on who your primary care physician recommends and who they don’t.

Availability: Proximity, Office Hours, Wait Times
One of the biggest benefits of going with a family dentist is that every member of your household, or immediate family, can go to a single location for dental care. So you’ll want to give a lot of weight to convenience when narrowing your list of prospective family dental facilities.

Here a few things to check with regards to convenience:

Location – How close is their office to your home? How will school zones and rush hour traffic impact the location’s convenience?

Operating hours – Does a prospective dentist’s office stay open long enough, or enough days out of the week, to easily accommodate your family’s busy, weaving schedule.

Wait times – Read verified reviews about a prospective dental office to get a better idea about how long you and your family can expect to wait for a typical appointment.

Take a Tour
Go see for yourself! Many dentists will happily offer tours of their office to individuals and families looking to become regular patients. You’ll get a better idea of what you can expect from the staff, the facilities, the services and their technology.

Take the next step. Click here to schedule a tour or consultation with a family dentist in Hendersonville NC.

CEREC same day crowns at dentist office in brevard north carolina

Advantages and Disadvantages of Same Day CEREC Crowns

June 6th, 2019 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “Advantages and Disadvantages of Same Day CEREC Crowns”

In the past, it would take two to three weeks to get a permanent crown in place. Today, thanks to CEREC® technology, patients can receive same day crowns. With this procedure, Dr. David S. Krishingner creates a 3D image of the individual’s mouth. This allows our team to create the crown and bond it within the same appointment. There are advantages and disadvantages of this procedure, but most patients find it a worthwhile endeavor.

Pro: It Looks and Feels Like a Natural Tooth

In the past, dental patients would complain about how the restoration did not blend in well with the surrounding teeth. Fortunately, these advanced crowns restore the shape of the mouth while being virtually undetectable. You will be able to eat all your favorite foods because it is just as strong as your other teeth.

Con: The Scanning May Not Detect Extended Fractures

If you need a crown to deal with a fracture in the tooth, then you may want to proceed with caution. The camera placed in your mouth will not be able to locate fractures below the gum line. Anyone concerned about this as a possibility should talk to Dr. Krishingner about other options.

Pro: It Requires Less Drilling

The recovery process is much faster with CEREC crowns. This is partly due to the fact the procedure does not require as much drilling. This means you get to retain more of your natural enamel.

Con: Only Certain Dentists Offer This Procedure

You do not have to worry about this disadvantage when you are at Water Oak Dental Group. Dentists offering these crowns require certification. Fortunately, our dentist has all the qualifications you would look for to feel confident.

Get a New Crown Today

You can enjoy immediate results with the amazing benefits of same day dental crowns. Give us a call today to set up an appointment to make sure you are a good candidate.

Laser Gum Treatment - Brevard, NC & Hendersonville, NC

Avoid Sharing Your Gum Disease on National Spouses Day

January 15th, 2019 Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Avoid Sharing Your Gum Disease on National Spouses Day”

Closup image of woman undergoing laser gum disease treatment in Brevard, NCJanuary celebrates much more than just a new year – January 26 happens to be National Spouses Day, a day to further celebrate the special bond of matrimony. You have chosen to spend your lives together, but that does not necessarily you need to share everything. In fact, Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey Root, Dr. John Krishingner, and the rest of the professionals at Water Oak Dental Group, want to remind you that if one of you suffers from gum disease, you might spread the issues through a simple act such as kissing.

Gum Disease Can Spread From Mouth to Mouth

Gum disease is a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. This happens when you eat and drink, and one of the ways that you control these bacteria is through proper brushing, flossing, and visiting your dental professional. However, if you are not diligent with your dental hygiene, you can actually share these harmful bacteria and potentially spread the disease to someone you kiss, such as a spouse.

Laser Treatment Can Help

The good news is that there are a few treatment options for gum disease, including laser dentistry. Laser treatment is beneficial because it is minimally invasive and nearly painless. The special laser tool that Dr. Krishingner uses targets diseased gum tissue and removes it without harming the healthy tissue.

Traditionally, getting rid of diseased gum tissue involved cutting through healthy tissue and a longer recovery period from the surgery. Laser treatment keeps more of your gums intact and takes less time to heal – which means you can get back to celebrating National Spouses Day that much faster.

Schedule a Visit Today

Now is the perfect time to start treating your gum disease so you do not have to worry about spreading harmful bacteria to your spouse or anyone else you kiss. To schedule a consultation at Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC contact our office today.

Dental veneer being placed on a tooth

3 Things To Keep in Mind When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry

November 10th, 2018 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “3 Things To Keep in Mind When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry”

Dental veneer resting on a fingernailHaving the confidence to smile often relates to how you feel about your teeth. When your teeth are cleaner and straighter, you may find it easier to laugh and smile without worry. When you are concerned about the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry may help. There are many treatment options available to improve the look of discolored, cracked, or misshapen teeth. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when considering cosmetic treatment.

  1. The State of Your Teeth

The type of treatment you receive to improve the look of your teeth depends on what state your teeth are currently in. For example, minor chips and discoloration may easily be remedied with dental veneers, which are thin porcelain shells that bond to the front of your teeth. If your teeth are severely decayed or missing, you may be better off with a crown or dental implant.

  1. Your Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Goals

Are you looking just brighten your smile, or do you wish to restore the full look and function of your mouth? Your ultimate goals will help to determine the procedures involved. It is important for you to discuss your concerns and goals with your dentist so you can work toward achieving them together.

  1. The Services and Experience of Your Dentist

If your mouth will require extensive treatment, you should make sure your dentist has the knowledge, training, and experience to help you. If you are unsure, it does not hurt to ask directly. The more knowledgeable and experienced your dentist is, the more likely you are to be happy with your treatment results.

Start With a Consultation

Whether you require dental veneers or are just looking for a simple teeth whitening treatment, your first step should be a consultation with Brevard, NC cosmetic dentists Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner. Get started by contacting our office at Water Oak Dental Group to schedule an appointment.

Find Us

Providing cosmetic dentistry services for all of Transylvania County, our office is located in Brevard, NC near the Transylvania County Courthouse by Broad and East Main Street. We are conveniently located near the communities of Etowah, Hendersonville, Mills River, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, and Highlands North Carolina.

Cartoon of a brain with a mask on and a body holding a tooth

Understanding Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

September 1st, 2018 Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Understanding Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s”

Cartoon of a brain with a mask on and a body holding a toothSeptember 21 is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, a day created by patients, families, and doctors to help the general public better understand this serious disease. It’s also a day for families and especially caregivers to learn more about how to keep loved ones with this condition in their best health. There are a number of correlations between Alzheimer’s and other health conditions, but one that many people do not learn about until it is too late is the link between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s.

Oral Health and Alzheimer’s Patients

In general, Alzheimer’s is associated with decreased oral health for a variety of reasons. Patients generally forget to take care of themselves without prompting and help, and this can cause basic maintenance and oversight to slip. Additionally, there is documented correlation between the progression of the condition and diseases like gingivitis. It’s important for caregivers to understand how oral health can decline in Alzheimer’s patients and to schedule the cleanings and procedures that will promote good health in their loved ones.

Treating Gum Disease

There are a variety of treatments patients with Alzheimer’s can receive to prevent gum disease or mitigate its effects. They include:

  • Periodontal cleanings
  • Planing
  • Gum tissue grafts
  • Laser dentistry
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth

Laser gum treatments provide patients with options that are low pain, making it easier on the patient without requiring heavy sedation. They also help prevent the advance of symptoms, and they can be performed multiple times if symptoms do persist.

Make an Appointment Today

Don’t let your loved one’s oral health suffer after the onset of Alzheimer’s. Contact our office today to make an appointment and find out how to take care of an Alzheimer’s patient’s oral health throughout their treatment. At Water Oak Dental, your Brevard, NC dentists Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner have advice for families providing all different levels of care, and experience working with patients with these needs. Make the most of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and make an appointment.

Find Us

Our office is located in Brevard, NC down the street from Brevard College and the Transylvania County Courthouse by Broad and East Main Street. Even bringing patients from Asheville, we proudly serve the communities Hendersonville, Lake Toxaway, Etowah, Mills River, Cashiers, and Highlands North Carolina.

Smiling Woman Looking At Different Shades Of Porcelain Veneers

Complete Your Summer Smile With Porcelain Veneers

July 18th, 2018 Cosmetic Dentistry, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Complete Your Summer Smile With Porcelain Veneers”

Porcelain Veneers Display - Brevard, NC & Hendersonville, NCSummer is here and it may be a good time to consider porcelain veneers in Brevard, NC! So it’s that time to prepare for vacation and family reunion photos. Unfortunately, if you’re not satisfied with the way your smile looks, you may be tempted to hide from the camera. If you think improving your smile requires more time and money than you want to spend, you’d be surprised how quickly you can transform your look. Porcelain veneers are the perfect way to quickly cover up imperfections in your teeth so you can proudly smile for the camera this summer and cosmetic dentists, Dr. David Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner at Water Oak Dental are here to help you look your best with porcelain veneers.

How Dental Veneers Work

Dental veneers are very thin shells that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They’re created to match the color of your adjacent teeth or can be made in a whiter shade if you long for a whiter smile. Veneers are bonded to the front of the teeth and can immediately improve the way your smile looks. Dental veneers are frequently recommended as a cosmetic dentistry option to cover up minor imperfections, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Tooth gaps
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misaligned or irregularly spaced teeth

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure because they don’t require you to spend a lot of time getting treatment. Rather than undergoing multiple lengthy treatments to improve the appearance of your smile, dental veneers can be used to transform the way you look in minimal time.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

 In addition to a short treatment time, porcelain veneers also offer the following benefits:

  • Natural appearance
  • Stain resistance
  • Conservative treatment approach
  • Affordability when compared to other treatment options for common dental imperfections

Dental Veneers are known to last up to 15 years before needing replacement. They do not require any special care, but you should follow a good oral hygiene routine to keep them in good condition and to maintain your overall oral health.

Schedule Your Appointment

Dr. David Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, and Dr. John Krishingner are respected cosmetic dentists in Brevard, NC with extensive experience placing dental veneers and performing other cosmetic dentistry services. To schedule your consultation, call Water Oak Dental Group at (828) 884-3421 or visit us online. Call today!

Read these 3 things to Keep in Mind When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry.

dental implant procedure - Hendersonville, NC

Laser Therapy For Treating Gum Disease

May 14th, 2018 Laser Dentistry 0 comments on “Laser Therapy For Treating Gum Disease”

laser dentistry - Brevard, NCIt’s estimated that over half of American adults have some degree of gum disease. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, while periodontitis and advanced periodontitis are the more severe stages. Gingivitis can often be reversed simply by regular brushing and flossing and making sure to visit the dentist twice a year for cleanings.

Gum Disease and advanced periodontitis typically need a targeted approach from your dentist. Typical treatment includes scaling and root planing at the dentist’s office. This non-surgical procedure cleans the tartar, plaque and bacteria from the tooth and near the gum tissue. The soft tissue around the teeth may need to be reshaped or treated to ensure that the teeth are stable.

Laser dentistry in Brevard, NC is one approach to treating gum disease. The infected tissue can be removed. While the root of the tooth is exposed, the calculus and plaque can be scraped off. The dentist will smooth out the root of the tooth that could attract bacteria. Laser therapy promotes healing because the area between the gum and root will regenerate during the healing process.

Why Laser Therapy?

At Water Oak Dental Group in Brevard, NC, our office uses the BIOLASE WaterLase iPlus 2.0™ and the Odyssey 2.5 Diode lasers for treatment options. We also offer sedation dentistry to patients who are especially anxious, but we find it is rarely needed. These lasers allow us to target the damaged tissue from gum disease while protecting the healthy tissue. The benefits include:

  • Faster healing and recovery times
  • Less damage to surrounding gum tissue
  • Pediatric patients respond better because there is no shot
  • Gums can be reshaped without grafting
  • Treat gum disease by targeting the damaged tissue
  • Less discomfort, bleeding and swelling

Don’t Let Your Gum Disease Go Untreated

Whether you have any stage of gum disease in Brevard, NC make an appointment today at Water Oak Dental for a dental cleaning and an assessment to see if you are a candidate for laser dentistry. Discuss treatment options with Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffret T. Root, Dr. Niklas Resla, or Dr. John Krishingner to find solutions to take care of your oral health to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Call or visit us online to make an appointment today!

Porcelain Veneers - Brevard, NC - Fix and Brighten Your Smile

How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve your Smile

March 15th, 2018 Cosmetic Dentistry 0 comments on “How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve your Smile”

Porcelain Veneers - Brevard, NC & Hendersonville, NCAre chipped or yellowed teeth making you self-conscious about your smile? It may be time to start thinking about how cosmetic dentistry in Brevard, NC and Hendersonville, NC can help. The team of skilled cosmetic dentists at Water Oak Dental Group use sophisticated techniques like porcelain veneers to restore your teeth and rejuvenate your smile.

Read More
Dental Braces - Brevard, NC, Hendersonville, NC & Etowah, NC

Why Traditional Dental Braces May Be Right for Me

January 1st, 2018 Orthodontics 0 comments on “Why Traditional Dental Braces May Be Right for Me”

dental braces - Brevard, NC & Etowah, NCToday, there are many different options when it comes to orthodontics and dental braces in Brevard, NC. Clear braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces and traditional metal braces can all help straighten the teeth. Even though there are lots of choices, it may be best in some cases to stick with the tried and true, traditional metal braces. Dr. David S. Krishingner, Dr. Jeffrey T. Root and Dr. John Krishingner at Water Oak Dental Group located near Hendersonville, NC can help you make the right choice for you or your child’s case. Here are some reasons why going with the traditional braces could be the best option.

Read More