With Brevard Smiles, located right in your neighborhood, you can finally experience that pearly white, perfect smile of your dreams. If you have spent years feeling embarrassed of your teeth or being unwilling to smile for pictures because your teeth were crooked, chipped, or stained, you can feel better about yourself again with treatments in our welcoming Rockledge, Florida office. As soon as you walk through our doors, you will experience the kindness and compassion that sets us apart from other dental offices in the area.
Dr. Glenn LoSasso is an experienced professional dentist with a doctorate in dentistry and memberships with the American Dental Association, Florida State Dental Association, Brevard County Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. Despite his qualifications, you will immediately notice the humanness behind Dr. LoSasso’s degrees and certifications. While he is committed to safe, precise care and the most up-to-date techniques, he treats each patient as an individual and loves to see his patients delight in their gorgeous and healthy smiles.
Dr. LoSasso works with his office manager, Karin, to keep appointments running smoothly and on time. Karin and the administrative assistant, Margaret, are also great sources of information for patients who have questions about treatments and financial aspects of care. Angela, Charlotte, and Nicole also provide many aspect of dental care, including cleanings and education. This team of experts works together to provide the following four major types of dental care.
Preventative dentistry is the care that you should receive on a regular basis. Most of our patients should be seen every six months for cleanings and basic examinations, although those with certain oral problems may need to be seen more often than that. Preventative dentistry focuses on keeping your already-healthy teeth free from disease, decay, and other problems. Thorough cleanings, oral examinations, regular x-rays, and oral cancer screenings are all a part of this routine care. With regular preventative dentistry, you can avoid other costlier and more unpleasant problems in the future and can feel confident in your oral health.
During your regular dental appointments, we will also take time to provide you with education so that you can keep your mouth healthy even when you are at home. We will help you learn how to brush and floss well and will provide you with help for daily problems that may come up, such as sensitive teeth and gums.
We also provide two special types of therapy for routine care. If needed, we can fit you with a night guard to protect your teeth while you sleep. Night guards are particularly effective for people who knowingly or unknowingly clench their jaws or grind their teeth at night. The guard helps reduce jaw pain the next day and reduces wear and tear on tooth enamel. With perio therapy, we can treat gum disease before it becomes more problematic. This can often be done with good preventative care, but it may also require more intense therapy, such as scaling or root planing.
Of course, we also provide emergency dental care for patients who have an unexpected problem arise. These problems are often the result of injuries and accidents and may include such issues as chipped or broken teeth or teeth that have been pushed out of their sockets. With quick care, we can help you save your teeth and avoid unnecessary pain. Be sure to call our office if you have a dental emergency.
Cosmetic dentistry is used to make your teeth even more beautiful than they already are. This type of care can straighten crooked teeth, get rid of gaps between teeth, repair chipped or cracked teeth, and create whiter-looking enamel. Braces are not the only way to get straight-looking teeth. We can also mimic this desired look with well-placed veneers on the front of the teeth or with bonding, which uses tooth-colored resin to fill in or change the shape or size of a tooth. Bonding can also be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth or to make teeth appear wider or longer than they already are. Veneers are thin porcelain coverings that are bonded to the fronts of the desired teeth. They can cover up minor imperfections or can create a whiter, more symmetrical smile.
Other cosmetic procedures we offer include crowns, bridges, whitening, and fillings. Crowns are similar to veneers in that they cover a tooth. However, crowns cover the entire tooth rather than just the front of it. They are often used to cover teeth that have been badly damaged or that have had to have much enamel removed due to disease. Bridges can be placed between two teeth when the tooth between them is missing. Because the bridge can be made to have the same shape and color as your own teeth, it can look completely normal. In-office whitening treatments can get you far better results than you would see with over-the-counter treatments. Finally, fillings use composite materials that can be color-matched to your teeth to fill in spots that had to be drilled out due to decay.
Restorative dentistry usually refers to treatments that are used to replace missing teeth. The most common restorative technique is dentures, which can be complete or partial depending on your needs. However, you may want to instead consider the dental implant, which works better than dentures do because it is permanently attached to your jaw. This makes it stronger and more resilient and also helps prevent bone loss in your jaw. Other services we provide include treatments for TMJ as well as root canals.
We always use the latest dental technology whenever possible. These help to keep you comfortable and safe while also ensuring that you receive the best possible treatment for your needs. Our intraoral cameras provide great detail of your own oral features so that you can better understand the treatments you are to have. We also use Caesy Education Systems for the excellent graphics that give you much-needed information about your oral health and the treatments that you are to receive.
Your smile is one of the greatest parts of who you are because it is often the first feature that people will notice about you. A bright, cheery smile can become your hallmark when you feel confident in how good your teeth look. With preventative care to keep your whole mouth clean and healthy, cosmetic treatments to repair imperfections and restorative dentistry when needed to replace missing teeth, you can have a whole and happy mouth and smile when you choose Brevard Smiles in Rockledge, Florida. Contact us today to schedule your visit!