By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
March 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

What your dentist in Noblesville, Indiana, wants you to knowteeth whitening

If you want a whiter smile, it’s easy and painless if you choose professional teeth whitening. These professional treatments have a long history of safety and effectiveness, giving you a dramatically whiter smile in a short amount of time, with no painful side effects. Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, Indiana, wants to share the facts about why getting a whiter smile doesn’t have to be a pain.

Many over-the-counter whitening treatments contain harmful chemicals and abrasive agents that can cause tooth sensitivity and irritate your gums and soft tissue. Beware of untrained personnel in shopping malls touting the latest and greatest tooth whitening gel. The only way to be assured of safe, effective, painless treatment is to choose professional teeth whitening from dentists like Dr. Holloway.

In addition to safety, there are other benefits to professional teeth whitening. Thanks to modern materials and techniques, it is possible to whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.

Dr. Holloway offers two effective professional whitening treatments. Consider:

  • An in-office teeth whitening treatment if you want a dramatically whiter smile in a short period of time; in-office treatments take about an hour, making them the perfect choice for your busy schedule. They are also an excellent choice if you have a special event coming up, like a reunion or wedding.
  • A take-home whitening kit if you want to whiten your teeth in the privacy of your home when the time is convenient for you; take-home kits contain custom-made whitening trays and a supply of professional strength whitening gel.

No matter which option you choose, Dr. Holloway will be there to help you get the whiter smile you deserve. Don’t take chances when it comes to your teeth and your comfort. Call Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, Indiana, to find out more about professional teeth whitening. Call today and find out why teeth whitening doesn’t have to be a pain!

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
January 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implantation surgery is one of the most popular dental restoration treatments available for patients who need tooth replacements. dental implantsIt is a preferred alternative to dentures because implants are non-removable and help preserve the health of your bone tissue. Dr. Robert Holloway offers this treatment at his Noblesville, IN dentistry. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions that Dr. Holloway's patients have regarding dental implants.

How Long Does It Take to Get Implants?
You should expect the entire process of getting dental implants to take at least a few months. That's because the device needs time to heal and become secure enough to support a crown. The first appointment will be an initial examination to ensure that you have enough bone tissue for the implant, the next is when your dentist will surgically place the implant and the final appointment is set to install your permanent crown.

What Are Implants Made Of?
The part of the implant that goes into your jaw is made of titanium metal. The crown (the part of the tooth that shows above the gumline) is commonly made of porcelain. Both are very tough, durable and resilient—you can expect the crown to last up to 20 years before needing replacement and the implant can last for life.

Is it Possible to Use Implants with Dentures?
There are a number of ways that your Noblesville dentist can use implants, including in denture devices. An implant-supported denture can be anchored to your gumline with about four to six implants. It's better than a standard denture because you don't have to worry about it slipping and it helps keep your bone tissue healthy. Implants can also be used to create a bridge when there are a few adjacent teeth missing.

Find Out More at Dr. Holloway's Office
The sooner you go to Dr. Holloway's office in Noblesville, IN to find out if you're a good candidate for dental implants, the better. Call (317) 773-0278 today to ask more questions and set up a consultation appointment for the near future.

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
November 15, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Orthodontics   braces  

Do you have crooked teeth? Orthodontic advancements over the past 15 years allow adults to straighten their teeth, close gaps and bracesmore, without those traditional brackets and wires telling the world what you're about. Dr. Robert Holloway is a world-class Noblesville, IN dentist that provides braces for children and adults. Here are some adult-friendly options for straightening your teeth.

Invisalign

Do you want to straighten your smile without using the brackets and archwires of traditional metal braces? Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional metal braces for kids, teenagers and adults. Invisalign has changed the face of orthodontics. Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners straighten teeth using a series of removable aligners that are made specifically for your teeth.

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most common type of braces. They are made of stainless steel and they straighten your smile using metal archwires and brackets. Stainless steel metal braces have unsurpassed durability and are less expensive than clear braces. Today, metal braces are a lot different from the ones you may remember when you were a kid. They are more comfortable and smaller than in the past.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are best suited to individuals with moderate to severe crowding or gaps between the teeth. Because the hardware is on the back of your teeth, lingual braces are invisible. These braces are placed behind the teeth rather than in front. Therefore, they offer a good alternative for patients who want to straighten their teeth, without the braces showing.

Millions of adults have straightened their teeth with orthodontic treatment. Perhaps it's time you joined them? If you live in the Noblesville area, call (317) 773-0278 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holloway. Our Noblesville, IN dentist will help you achieve the perfect smile.

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
September 02, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Having a smile you love and feel proud of can help make face-to-face social interactions easier and first impressions stronger. veneersHowever, with so many options, finding the right transformative cosmetic dentistry procedure can be hard. Dental veneers are versatile, effective, and safe, making them a great choice for many patients. Learn more about dental veneers and what they can do for you with Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, IN.

What can veneers do for me? 
Veneers can accomplish many dental tasks, they can:

  • improve the overall appearance of the teeth
  • mask staining or yellowing on the teeth
  • change the width or length of a tooth
  • alter the size and shape of a tooth
  • correct small gaps and overlaps
  • correct uneven teeth

Are veneers right for me? 
While veneers can make a huge aesthetic difference in your smile, they cannot always replace necessary orthodontic or dental procedures to improve the functionality of your smile. However, if you wish to enhance the appearance of your smile, you could benefit from dental veneers. Thanks to the quality of their materials, veneers will function just like regular teeth. Additionally, porcelain has very similar light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth, making veneers incredibly lifelike and virtually impossible to distinguish from the rest of your smile.

What is the procedure for veneers like? 
Veneers require preparation of the tooth, making them a permanent procedure. Your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a tiny amount of enamel from its surface then take an impression of your teeth. This impression acts as a basis for the design of the veneers, which are each crafted individually at a dental laboratory. When the completed veneers return to Dr. Holloway’s office, you will schedule a second appointment. During this visit, Dr. Holloway places the veneers onto the teeth, ensuring a perfect fit and beautiful final look.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, IN. Call 317-773-0278 to schedule your consultation for dental veneers with Dr. Holloway today!

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
July 11, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease  

Gum disease can cause painful infections and even tooth loss in severe cases. Dr. Robert Holloway, your Noblesville, IN dentist, gum diseaseshares information about gum disease and explains common signs of the disease.

How does gum disease start?

Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, can be the first step in the process. If you have gingivitis, plaque and tartar buildup can cause sensitivity at the gum line. When you brush your teeth, your gums may bleed and you may notice that they look swollen or puffy. Prompt dental treatment can stop the condition from progressing to periodontitis, or gum disease.

When you have periodontitis, your gums pull away from your teeth, forming pockets that contain debris and bacteria. Eventually, the bone and connective tissue that hold your teeth in place can be destroyed by the bacteria. If this happens, your teeth will become loose and may fall out.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Common gum disease symptoms include:

  • Bleeding when you brush or floss
  • Painful, swollen or red gums
  • Longer-looking teeth due to gum recession
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Areas of pus between your teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • A change in your bite or in the way partial dentures fit

How is gum disease treated in Noblesville?

Dentists focus on procedures that will help your gums reattach to your teeth. Antibiotics kill bacteria, while antimicrobial mouth rinses help control gingivitis and plaque. Your dentist may suggest a professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line. In some cases, he may also recommend scaling and planing, a deep cleaning procedure that not only removes plaque and tartar by scraping them from the teeth, but also smooths rough spots where bacteria can accumulate.

If you have severe gum disease, surgery may be needed to save your teeth. Common types of periodontal surgery include pocket reduction surgery, bone and tissue grafts and guided tissue regeneration.

If you have any of the symptoms of gum disease, call Dr. Robert Holloway, your Noblesville, IN dentist, at (317) 773-0278 to schedule an appointment. Regular dental visits can help you avoid gum disease!





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