By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
April 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Misaligned teeth aren't the only reason you may need orthodontic treatment. Noblesville, IN, dentist Dr. Robert Holloway shares a few orthodontic treatmentsigns that may indicate you need braces.

Your bite is bad

Bad bites aren't always obvious. Your teeth may look perfectly fine, yet they don't fit together correctly when you close your mouth or chew. If your bite issue is severe, the simple act of chewing may result in damage to your teeth. Even minor bite problems can cause jaw stiffness, headaches and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Braces gradually realign your teeth, correcting your bite problem.

You have a spacing issue

Gaps between your teeth affect your appearance, but may also cause bite issues. If the gaps are slight, cosmetic bonding or veneers can improve your appearance, but those options won't work if the spaces between your teeth are large. Braces gradually move your teeth closer together, eliminating noticeable spaces.

When you don't have enough space in your mouth for all of your teeth, they may begin to overlap or even grow in at an angle. Orthodontic treatment corrects these issues, improves your appearance and restores a normal bite.

Your teeth have shifted

Has your once-perfect smile changed over the years? Shifting teeth is a common occurrence as you grow older. Unfortunately, as your teeth shift, they often begin to turn or overlap, which can ruin the symmetry of your smile. Braces can correct the problem, but many Noblesville adults don't relish the thought of wearing metal braces for a year or two. Luckily, Invisalign offers a wire-free solution, thanks to its clear, removable aligner trays.

Chewing and speaking clearly is difficult

Your lips, teeth, and tongue work together to help you pronounce words clearly. If you have a severe bite problem, it may be impossible to pronounce certain words or sounds. Eating can also be very hard if your molars don't fit together correctly or you can't easily tear or shred foods due to a bite issue. Unfortunately, if chewing becomes too difficult, you may soon start to avoid certain foods, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Braces offer an effective way to correct the issues that interfere with chewing and clear speech.

Improve your smile and your oral health with orthodontic treatment. Call Noblesville, IN, dentist Dr. Robert Holloway at (317) 773-0278 to schedule an appointment.

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
January 12, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

What your dentist in Noblesville, Indiana wants you to knowveneers

Do you ever notice how perfect some smiles are? The teeth are dazzling white and perfectly shaped. The truth is there is a good chance that perfect smile is due to porcelain veneer treatment from a talented dentist! You can have a perfect smile too, thanks to porcelain veneers. Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, Indiana wants to share how veneers can improve your smile.

Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain which are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They look delicate and beautiful, but they are strong enough to cover up these common cosmetic dental issues:

  • Cracked, broken or damaged teeth due to trauma
  • Chipped or worn teeth due to aging
  • Stained or discolored teeth due to lifestyle habits
  • Overlapped or gapped teeth due to genetics

When you choose porcelain veneers, you will enjoy results that are:

  • Long lasting, because your veneers will last for many years with proper care
  • Dazzling, because porcelain reflects light just like your natural teeth
  • Easy care, because porcelain resists stains
  • Conservative, because your dentist removes little or no tooth structure, just enough to compensate for veneer thickness

Porcelain veneers typically require two to three appointments, beginning with a consultation. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have. Dr. Holloway will share with you the results you can expect and how your smile is going to look.

At your second appointment, your teeth will be prepared for the veneers and models of your teeth are made. These models are sent off to a dental laboratory where skilled artisans create your veneers.

Once Dr. Holloway receives your new veneers, you will be scheduled for your final cementation appointment. Your new veneers are cemented permanently, and you have a new, absolutely gorgeous smile!

You deserve a great smile, and now it’s time to achieve it, thanks to porcelain veneers. Don’t settle for an uninteresting smile; it’s time to get noticed! Call Dr. Robert Holloway in Noblesville, Indiana today!

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
October 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Our in-office whitening system could give your smile that brilliant boost.teeth whitening

Do you want to be seen as more confident? Then perhaps you should take a look at your smile. If your smile has dulled and yellowed over the years then you may not feel quite as spectacular about the way you look. Don’t worry; our Noblesville, IN, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Holloway, has you covered. Find out how professional teeth whitening works and how it could help you.

If you don’t have time to wait to get that beautifully whiter smile then it’s time to come into our office to find out how our in-office whitening system could give you the results you want in no time. In fact, most people dealing with dental stains can get their smiles several shades whiter in often just one session (which takes less than one hour to complete). Being able to walk out of the office with a visibly whiter smile is something that no other whitening system can offer you.

At-home whitening kits require you to follow instructions carefully to ensure that there are no issues or side effects. Why not take the stress out of this simple cosmetic treatment and turn to our Noblesville dentist instead? After all, Dr. Holloway has received extensive training on this cosmetic procedure to ensure that you not only get the results you want but also that your treatment is completely safe.

Those who deal with tooth sensitivity may experience increased sensitivity during or after whitening treatment; fortunately, we can easily monitor this sensitivity to make sure that it doesn’t become uncomfortable during the whitening process.

Once the whitening gel is applied over the front of your teeth sometimes a laser is used to activate the chemicals within the gel to speed up your results. This is just another way in which in-office whitening can give you a whiter smile faster. You’ll be amazed with the dramatic results you’ll receive in just one treatment.

Of course, if you have stubborn stains caused by tobacco products or years of coffee drinking, then you may benefit from more than one whitening session. Luckily, this treatment is completely safe and won’t damage your smile, so you can choose to get teeth whitening regularly or more than once until you achieve the results you want.

Don’t you want to feel proud showing off your smile? We think you should love your appearance. Find out just how getting professional teeth whitening in Noblesville, IN, could finally give you that beautiful smile you’ve been wanting.

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
August 29, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease  

When you think of losing teeth, you usually associate it with aging. However, it is possible to have all of your teeth for a lifetime with gum diseasepreventative dental care. One of the best ways to achieve this is to avoid developing gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that attacks the tissue that surrounds the teeth. Many individuals don’t even realize they have gum disease as the signs and symptoms aren’t always clear. Your Noblesville, Indiana, dentist Dr. Robert Holloway is well versed in treating periodontal gum disease.

More about Gum Disease

If you do not follow a regular oral hygiene routine, you will develop gingivitis. If this left untreated, this infection can progress to periodontitis. Periodontitis can lead to bone loss around the teeth. After the bone tissue is lost, the gum tissue will detach from the teeth and form pockets that give the bacteria a place to live. This is a place where brushing and flossing can’t reach either.

As periodontal gum disease advances, it can lead to more bone loss and most importantly, tooth loss. The good news is that your Noblesville dentist can control your periodontal disease, even at advanced stages.

Some of the most common symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Swelling/redness of the gums
  • Abscess
  • Loose teeth

Treating periodontal disease involves removing plaque and calcium deposits on the root surface of the teeth. This is done through scaling or root planing. Antibiotics are also administrated often to treat the infection. Surgical procedures may be deemed necessary in order to remove the deep pockets that form too. Ultimately, the type of treatment will depend on the patient’s specific oral health situation and stage of the disease.

To learn more about treating periodontal disease with your Noblesville, Indiana, dentist Holloway, call 317-773-0278 today to schedule an appointment.

By Robert L. Holloway, DDS
July 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you ready to find out why you should consider implants to replace your missing teeth?dental implants

You know you need to replace your missing teeth but perhaps you aren’t too sure about your options. This is where our Noblesville, IN, dentist, Dr. Robert Holloway, can come in to make sure that you understand the different treatments at your disposal. We want you to be informed when it comes to your oral health so that you can make decisions that will give you the smile you want for the future. For those looking for a long-term solution to replace their missing teeth we have you covered with dental implants.

Implants and Other Replacement Options

Besides the unsightly gap left over by your missing tooth there are a host of other complications that can befall you if you don’t replace your missing tooth. To protect your oral and jawbone health, you need to treat your tooth loss as soon as possible.

While there are restorative options like dentures and bridges, a dental implant is the only restoration that works and acts just like a real tooth. It will make chewing and speaking easier and you won’t even have to worry about it shifting around in your mouth like you would with dentures.

Implants and Your Jaw Health

Implants are also the only restoration to stimulate the jawbone to protect it from deterioration. The jawbone needs constant stimulation from all of your tooth roots. When a tooth falls out there is one less set of tooth roots to keep the jawbone healthy.

As a result, the bone loses density and changes shape. This in turn affects the shape of your face, causing sagging, sunken cheeks and premature wrinkles (Yikes!). By getting a dental implant from our Noblesville, IN, general dentist, we can prevent jawbone deterioration. No other restoration can offer this.

Do dental implants sound like the restoration you’ve been looking for? If so, then it’s time you scheduled an appointment with our Noblesville, IN, restorative dentist. We would be happy to sit down with you and find out if your smile could benefit from implants.

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