Sleep Apnea

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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Gum Disease Treatment

About 80% of the population has some form of gum disease.

March 10, 2016

Fantastic Invisalign Treatment in Lutz, FL

101799276Everyone remembers how bad braces used to be in middle school and high school. The metal brackets would stick out like a sore thumb and ultimately became the source of a lot of teasing. In adulthood, no one wants to go back to wearing braces. Fortunately, there is a solution to this in the form of Invisalign. These clear, plastic aligners are removable and unnoticeable when in the mouth. Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine offers these aligners for the individual who wants to straighten their teeth.

How Do I Know if I Need Invisalign?

Invisalign is a great alternative for those adults who want to straighten their teeth. Whether you have crowding or misaligned teeth, clear braces may give you the dazzling smile that you have always dreamed about! Because they are made from a clear plastic, Invisalign is a great choice for adults that would like to have a straight smile without the look of the old style metal braces.

How Does It Work?

Invisalign goes through several phases. In the first phase, our renowned dentist, Dr. Nelson, takes 3D images of your mouth. The images are reviewed and sent to a certified Invisalign laboratory, where a series of custom aligners are made for you. The aligners are worn in a specific order, and each set will be worn for roughly two weeks at a time. Dr. Nelson will periodically check on the progress of your Invisalign sets to make sure your teeth are moving properly. If certain sets need to be worn longer or if you need to make any changes, Dr. Nelson will let you know and explain any steps required.

Since the aligners are removable, you can take them out to eat, brush your teeth, chew gum, or do anything you need to do. However, you should keep them in place if you are not doing any of these activities.

Make an Appointment and Achieve a Fabulous Smile!

Call or email our office in Lutz, FL to discuss Invisalign with our trained specialists.  Our wonderful team is happy to serve patients in Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and the surrounding areas with special care.

August 24, 2015

Common Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea disturbing partnersA recent study conducted on a closed course revealed that people who drive while sleep deprived commit as many as 3 times more driving mistakes than drunk drivers. Of those driving errors, more of them were potentially fatal (running stop signs/lights, swerving off the road/into other lanes, etc.). Sleep deprivation has been linked to memory loss, lack of concentration, and other impaired cognitive functions, as well as being linked to numerous systemic and chronic illnesses. If that isn’t scary enough, sleep deprivation is only 1 symptom of sleep apnea. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea are at greater risk for numerous diseases, and sleep deprivation is merely the tip of the iceberg. To find out more about sleep apnea, associated health risks, and treatment options, call Dr. Jay A. Nelson and his team at Nelson Dentistry and Dental Sleep Medicine of Lutz, FL to schedule a sleep apnea consultation today.
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February 20, 2015

Discover Modern Orthodontic Solutions with Invisalign Clear Braces in Lutz, FL

487780771Orthodontic treatment isn’t what it used to be. Today you can enjoy expedient, invisible, and effective orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign utilizes 3D imaging technology and BPA-free plastics to design easily removable and barely noticeable custom clear aligners (braces). With Invisalign, you can get a straight and perfect smile without broadcasting your treatment to the world in the process. To get the discrete and convenient orthodontic treatment you deserve, schedule an Invisalign consultation appointment with Dr. Nelson today. Nelson Dentistry and Sleep Medicine delivers quality care daily throughout Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida communities.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign process starts with a personalized orthodontic consultation with Dr. Nelson. Dr. Nelson will evaluate your orthodontic problems to determine whether or not Invisalign is the best treatment choice. If it is, Dr. Nelson will take detailed impressions and pictures of your teeth. This information will be sent to the Invisalign labs, where your new Invisalign clear braces will be custom fabricated. After fabrication, you will receive your clear braces in stages, with each new set incrementally repositioning your teeth until your treatment is complete. You will only have to visit Dr. Nelson about every six weeks so that he can monitor your progress.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

Invisalign is the most convenient and discrete orthodontic solution available. It is perfect for the busy teen or adult. You can easily remove the braces to eat, brush, or floss. You can also remove them for important meetings or special occasions, as long as you wear them for at least 20 hours per day. Since the Invisalign clear braces are made from a nearly invisible clear plastic, you can complete your orthodontic treatment with relative discretion. And unlike traditional braces, you don’t have to avoid your favorite foods or tolerate painful adjustments.

Lutz Invisalign Consultations

Make an appointment with Dr. Nelson for your customized Invisalign consultation today. Dr. Nelson is a trusted Invisalign provider, now proudly serving patients daily throughout Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and the neighboring Florida communities.

January 5, 2015

Get a “Picture Perfect” Smile with New Porcelain Veneers in Lutz, FL

Are cosmetic imperfections keeping you from smiling? If you have damaged, decayed, discolored, or twisted teeth, you should consider a quick smile fix with new porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are used to create Hollywood style picture perfect smiles. For your smile makeover, make a porcelain veneers consultation appointment with Dr. Nelson today.  Dr. Nelson is a trusted cosmetic dentist. Nelson Dentistry transforms smiles daily throughout Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and the surrounding Florida communities.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are made from wafer-thin shells of porcelain, which can be bonded to the front side of teeth. Most porcelain veneers are approximately 0.5 to 0.6 mm thick; that’s about half the thickness of a dime or twice the thickness of an eggshell.

How Long Is the Porcelain Veneers Process?

  • Step 1: First, the enamel on the affected tooth is trimmed by about the same thickness as the veneer to be placed. If you choose DuraTHIN veneers, which are significantly thinner than traditional veneers, this first step can be skipped.
  • Step 2: Next, Dr. Nelson will use a tooth shade guide to determine which color porcelain most closely resembles the teeth which lie on either side of the supported tooth.
  • Step 3: Once the prep has been completed, Dr. Nelson will take an impression of your tooth. This information will be sent to a dental lab to fabricate your veneer. It may take up to two weeks for veneer fabrication. As you wait for the veneer to be made, you will receive a temporary veneer.
  • Step 4: After Dr. Nelson receives the new veneer, he will set it in place, inspect it, remove it, and trim it, repeatedly, until it fits perfectly over your tooth.
  • Step 5: Next, your veneer is bonded into place using a bonding agent. Once it’s been positioned correctly, Dr. Nelson will set the cement with a special curing light. This light activates a catalyst in the bonding agent and cement, causing them to set in about 60 seconds. As a last step, your bite will be evaluated to confirm that it wasn’t altered by the new veneer.

Why Get Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be used address several cosmetic issues at once, including: chipped, worn down, discolored, and crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers also closely mimic the way your natural teeth reflect light, allowing them to look incredibly lifelike. Additionally, porcelain veneers resist staining and discoloration extremely well, when compared to cosmetic bonding dental material.

Lutz Porcelain Veneers Appointments

Your brand new smile is waiting. Make an appointment with Dr. Nelson today, for your new porcelain veneers. Nelson Dentistry offers high quality porcelain veneers treatment to patients throughout Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and nearby Florida communities.

October 27, 2014

Get a Brighter Holiday Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

With all of the preparation that goes into the holiday season, sometimes it’s easy for us to forget about one of our most important gifts, a bright healthy smile. Our teeth can become discolored over time due to staining from carbonated beverages, tea, coffee, smoking, or certain illnesses and medications. You may have tried teeth whitening methods in the past that didn’t work as expected. This is because some stains actually require professional teeth whitening treatment to be removed. Make an appointment with Dr. Nelson today for your teeth whitening consultation. Give Dr. Nelson just one hour to find the right teeth whitening option for you.  Dr. Nelson and his team proudly serve patients in Lutz, FL, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida cities.

Teeth Whitening Options

  • Teeth Whitening Toothpaste- Teeth whitening toothpastes are not an effective teeth whitening option. Whitening toothpastes contain no bleaching agents. They can polish away the shallowest of surface stains, but cannot correct discoloration. It can take several weeks of daily use to see any difference in your teeth at all. Whitening toothpastes are best used to maintain the condition of your teeth after you have used a more effective teeth whitening system.
  • At- Home Teeth Whitening Products- These may be whitening strips, whitening gel, or mouth trays with gel. Systems with over-the-counter tooth whitening trays may not fit your mouth properly. These improperly fitting trays can cause the tooth whitening gel to leak, resulting in gum irritation like burning or redness.  In addition to these complications, it may take several treatments to get the desired results.
  • Professional Teeth WhiteningDr. Nelson can provide properly fitted customized mouth trays. These dentist-supervised systems can also be used effectively on patients with sensitive teeth and gums.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Lutz, FL

Don’t waste your time and money on ineffective teeth whitening products. Come in and experience Dr. Nelson’s comfortable and convenient teeth whitening solutions. Dr. Nelson offers one hour Boost! Advanced Whitening treatments and take-home teeth whitening kits. Get your holiday season off to a great start by making a teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Nelson today. Dr. Nelson can find the whitening treatment that works best for your teeth.  Dr. Nelson proudly serves patients throughout Lutz, FL, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida communities.

September 17, 2014

Calm Your Fears with Relaxation Dentistry

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For many people, visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience. Though the fear may be mild, only causing slight discomfort, for others, the fear can be paralyzing, causing them to ignore the dental work they need done. Dr. Jay A. Nelson understands that sitting in a dentist’s chair can be uncomfortable to many people, and he wants to be able to deliver quality dental care while also catering to the needs and fears of his patients. By offering relaxation dentistry at his Lutz, Florida dental office, he is able to do just that.

One way we are able to help our patients feel more relaxed in our office is by offering oral sedation. A great alternative to IV sedation, this form is able to keep you relaxed and calm during your dental appointment. All you have to do is take a prescribed pill about an hour before your appointment, and you will be guided into a treatment room when you arrive at our office. We will be able to pay close attention to your vital signs, and, if needed, offer nitrous oxide to ensure a relaxing environment. This form of sedation is perfect for those who suffer from TMJ, have a sensitive gag reflex, and people who cannot keep their mouths open for extended periods of time. With this form of sedation, it is important that you have a trusted love one bring you home after your appointment, as the effects will still linger after your appointment.

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is administered via a nasal mask versus orally. We will be able to control the amount of nitrous we offer, all depending on your anxiety level. You will begin to relax quickly, and Dr. Nelson will be able to perform your dental work. Because you will be conscious, you will be able to respond to the doctor if necessary. The effects subside when we remove the mask, and you will be able to bring yourself home after your dental work is performed! If you would like Dr. Nelson’s help with helping to calm your dental fears, contact our office today!

If you are ready to make an appointment with Dr. Jay A. Nelson, contact our office today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida areas. Come experience compassionate, comprehensive dental care, and let us help you enjoy your dental experience.

August 15, 2014

Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants

Feeling confident in your smile is very important in feeling confident in the way you look overall. Having a beautiful, flawless smile is something that many people strive for, as it is a sign of vitality and health. If you are not secure in your smile, it can affect the way you feel about yourself as well as affect the way you interact with the people around you. Having teeth missing from your smile is never an easy thing to deal with, and Dr. Jay A. Nelson wants to give his patients the smile of their dreams. By offering dental implants to his patients, Dr. Nelson is able to restore smiles and confidence!

One of the reasons why replacing missing teeth is so important is because it not only affects your oral health, but the health of your body. When left untreated, having teeth missing from your smile can result in bone loss, a misaligned bite, TMJ, and your teeth shifting in order to make up for the extra space. If you have teeth missing from your smile, it is important to address the situation immediately. It is also important to have a consultation with Dr. Nelson to make sure you are a candidate for dental implants.

Dr. Nelson will refer you to a dental implant specialist who will embed titanium screws into your jaw bone. These screws will take the place of a tooth root, and will fuse with your bone over time, establishing a solid foundation for your new smile. After the right amount of healing time has passed, Dr. Nelson will place a tooth-resembling crown on top of your implant, completing your new look! Dental implants also support multiple-tooth prosthetics, partials, dentures, and bridges. If you would like to restore your smile using dental implants, contact our office today!

If you are ready to make an appointment with Dr. Jay A. Nelson, contact our office today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida areas. Come experience compassionate, comprehensive dental care, and let us help you enjoy your dental experience.

July 28, 2014

Periodontal Disease Therapy with Dr. Nelson!

Many people do not know that their gums are very crucial in making sure they have a healthy, beautiful smile. In order to have any sort of healthy result, no matter what it is, it is important to have a healthy foundation to build on. Because your gums are the foundation to your smile, it is important to make sure it is the healthiest it can be. When your gums are compromised, it can yield damaging results. Because Dr. Jay A. Nelson wants his patients to have the best smile possible, he offers periodontal disease therapy to his patients.

One of the reasons why untreated periodontal disease is so dangerous is because it has the potential to affect more than your smile. If not tackled soon, periodontal disease can contribute to stroke, heart disease, tooth loss, bone loss, osteoporosis, dementia, and much more. Some signs of periodontal disease are red, swollen gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, and gums that are sensitive to the touch. If you are suffering from any of these effects, contact Dr. Nelson as soon as possible.

One of the ways we treat your periodontal disease is with scaling and root planing. This allows us to remove the harmful bacteria from under the gum line, as well as smooth out any rough spots on your tooth’s root. We will also give you some antibiotic therapy in order to fight off the infection. For advanced stages of periodontal disease, we will perform laser treatment with Periolase. This way, we are able to remove the bacteria as well as promote your gum’s reattachment to your tooth. If you are wanting Dr. Nelson to take care of your periodontal disease, make an appointment at our office, and we would love to help!

If you are ready to make an appointment with Dr. Jay A. Nelson, contact our office today! We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. We are proud to serve patients from New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and surrounding Florida areas. Come experience compassionate, comprehensive dental care, and let us help you enjoy your dental experience.

May 14, 2014

Root Canal Therapy with Dr. Jay Nelson

Throughout the years, root canals have gotten a pretty bad reputation, and we cannot understand why! Often associated with pain and discomfort, people fear the term root canal, automatically assuming they are in for a world hurt. Well, everyone at Nelson Dentistry is here to tell you nothing could be further from the truth! By taking advantage of our root canal therapy, you will be able to experience a world of relief and healthy smiling!

There are many reasons why someone would need to get a root canal; pesky fillings, a large cavity, tooth injury, etcetera can all be means of getting a root canal. The process of getting a root canal begins with our experienced Dr. Jay Nelson taking a good look at your smile. He will be able to see where the infected tooth is, and begin working on it before it gets any worse. The Dr. Nelson begins with accessing the unhealthy tooth, and removing the decaying pulp. They will then fill the tooth, and put a crown on the tooth to prevent it from further damage and to keep bothersome bacteria out. In the end, you’re left feeling relieved and pain free!

Even though root canal therapy has been cast in a negative light throughout the years, many patients say the entire process is either pain free, or feels like a normal filling does. Plus, your smile will be a lot healthier at the end of the procedure, leading to a healthier you! So please, don’t let negative rumors keep you from taking care of your dental needs. Make an appointment at our office today, and we’ll be happy to give you five star treatment!

Call Nelson Dentistry today for an appointment. We are happy to take care of all of your general, restorative, and dentistry needs at our Lutz, Florida dental office. We see patients from Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and the surrounding communities.

April 10, 2014

Smile Makeovers for Lutz and Nearby Communities

Creating healthy, beautiful smiles is the goal of cosmetic dentistry. And for many patients, that goal can be achieved with a single service. For others, though, more than one service might be needed.

When two or more services are combined in a single plan, that’s called a smile makeover. At Dr. Jay Nelson’s Lutz dental office, we’re happy to offer smile makeovers to patients who need extra help.

If you’ve been reading this blog over the last few months, then you’ve read about some of the services that can be used in smile makeover:

In some cases, we may also recommend a service like all-white restorations.

What services are right for you? Dr. Nelson would be happy to recommend something during a consultation appointment at his Lutz dental office.

Your appointment will begin with a thorough oral health assessment. During your assessment, Dr. Nelson will look closely at your teeth to see exactly what your needs are.

Once he’s recommended the services that will work best for you, feel free to ask any questions you might have. We want all our patients to be comfortable with the treatment plan we recommend.

Are you ready to begin your smile makeover? Call Nelson Dentistry today for an appointment. We’re happy to offer smile makeovers to patients from Lutz, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O’Lakes, and nearby communities.

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