Despite our best efforts, most patients will experience some kind of dental problem over the course of their lives. In the event that you’re one of them, you can rest assured that a supportive and experienced team is waiting for you at Sage Dental Care. Dr. Branco and Dr. Kim can effectively treat a wide spectrum of issues, whether you’re facing a few cavities or several missing teeth. Our goal is to help you regain your strong, confident smile and provide you with the guidance and professional care you need to prevent future re-occurrences. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about our restorative services here in both South Reno and North Reno, NV, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment.
When your teeth fall victim to significant damage, our team is likely to recommend a customized crown and/or bridge that can restore strong, aesthetically pleasing dental structure. Dental crowns are designed to fit over individual teeth, replenishing their lifelike shape and function while also protecting the vulnerable natural tooth underneath. Crowns can be very useful in the following cases:
Better yet, our team is happy to offer all-ceramic materials for your new crown, which provides a beautiful, seamless match for the rest of your smile.
Alternatively, crowns can be used in conjunction with a custom-made dental bridge to replace one or more missing consecutive teeth. Patients who have found themselves dissatisfied with the removability of traditional dentures in the past may prefer bridges because of their more stable state. The crowns are attached over nearby healthy teeth to hold the new bridge securely in place, helping you chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
Did you know that over 78% of the population will experience one or more cavities before the age of 17? Tooth decay is a common problem, and it is one that our team wants to treat as soon as possible. Thankfully, tooth-colored filings are an excellent solution, repairing and strengthening damaged tooth structure while also blending in with the natural enamel. Our doctors use high-quality composite resin, which is precisely shaded for the most aesthetically pleasing result. This flexible material also allows us to preserve more of the natural tooth and reduce uncomfortable sensitivity!
Instead of having to wait over the course of multiple appointments for your new crown or other restoration, patients can regain strong, lifelike teeth faster than ever at Sage Dental Care! We now use CEREC technology to capture digital impressions, create your new restorative work with an in-house milling unit, and cement the permanent finished product in place within your smile over the span of one single, convenient visit.You’ll be able to walk in with dental concerns and walk out with the personalized, long-lasting results you deserve! Learn more.
Whether you’ve lost one, several, or even an entire mouthful of teeth, tooth loss can dramatically affect your health and self-image over time. At Sage Dental Care, we want to help you regain a complete, strong smile that you can take pride in! Traditional dentures are an age-old solution for extensive tooth loss, and their reliable, affordable nature is still preferred by many patients in need. Our doctors can design a full or partial prosthetic that feels comfortable and secure within the mouth, and its removable nature allows you to clean and store the device separately when it’s not in use. Implant-retained dentures are also available for increased stability and permanence.
When designing the ideal denture for your unique mouth, precision is key. That’s why our Sage Dental Care team is happy to offer AvaDent Digital Dentures as a new, state-of-the-art technique that elevates the denture process for your benefit. The AvaDent technology takes a digital scan of the patient’s impressions and creates a virtual denture model right on the computer monitor. Once we’ve confirmed that this design is ideal, precision milling will result in an extremely accurate and comfortable fit. Better yet, this permanent digital record allows us to easily create a new AvaDent denture if yours is ever lost or damaged.
When a tooth has become severely damaged to the point that the inner pulp tissue is infected, intense discomfort is often quick to follow. When it happens to you, you will likely need root canal therapy to save the natural tooth and restore its strength and health. Also called endodontic treatment, root canal therapy involves accessing the inner chamber of the tooth and thoroughly cleaning out dangerous bacteria and diseased pulp. While this procedure may have picked up a scary reputation over time, there’s nothing to fear here at Sage Dental Care. Our doctors will help you remain fully comfortable throughout the process, and the result is a newly pain-free smile!
Our Reno team’s main goal is to help our patients preserve their natural teeth and keep them healthy for as long as possible. However, we understand that life is unpredictable and that sometimes, it’s actually in your best interest to have one or more teeth removed. We’ll be sure to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure, and sedation dentistry is available if needed to help you feel even more at ease. If a tooth replacement is necessary, our doctors will start consulting with you right away on the best option for your unique needs and preferences.
Common reasons for tooth extraction include the following:
One of the most common reasons for tooth extraction is the late arrival of your third molars, also known as “wisdom teeth.” These teeth typically don’t make an appearance until the ages of 16 to 22, and when they do, there’s rarely enough empty space left in your full smile to accommodate their successful eruption. Insufficient space can result in dangerous impaction, harmful overcrowding, and higher risks of dental infection and damage.
Dr. Branco and Dr. Kim will be sure to keep a close eye on the development of wisdom teeth in younger patients with digital x-rays. We may recommend extraction as a valuable preventive measure that rescues your oral health and overall wellbeing from unnecessary grief down the road.