Making Smiles That Last For Years
At our office in Lakeside, FL, we strive to bring the joy and confidence to smile back to our patients. For over 160 years, the Caven family has worked to provide smiles for each generation. Relying on patient focused care while utilizing state-of-the-art technology, we personalize our smile solutions for you.
Our precise dental care is second to none and we are always looking forward to the next big innovation in dentistry. When it comes to smiling solutions, Dr. Richard Caven and our team of professionals communicate with our patients to ensure they are getting the treatments they want and need for a healthier and happier smile.
A Trusted Dentistry For Your Smile Solution
From having discolored and chipped teeth, to experiencing single or multiple missing teeth, these dental problems can have a seriously negative impact on a person’s confidence. Whether you are looking for a functional enhancement or for an aesthetically enhanced smile, our Lakeside, FL office of advanced professionals can restore your mouth with a beautiful and strong set of teeth.
With precise and long-lasting treatments like Invisalign aligners, dental implants, and dental crowns and bridges, this committed practice truly offers comprehensive dental care. Our team of doctors continues to educate themselves and learn about all the best dental implant options available. From CEREC same day crowns to our digital smile design technology, our
award-winning dentists are fully equipped to restore your smile.
Meet Our Dental Specialists
Dr. Richard Caven
Having been in practice since 1996, Dr. Richard Caven is the fifth generation in a 160-year line of dentists. Committed to continually learning about advances in dental care, he has attended thousands of hours of courses on CEREC, Lasers, Invisalign, and more. Dr. Caven is a member of many dental associations such as the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and more.
Dr. Shelby Denman
Dr. Denman has been in practice for over fifteen years. Having worked in Tampa Bay originally, Dr. Denman has worked on a variety of cases such as cosmetic, comprehensive, and full mouth rehabilitation dentistry. With a wide variety of expertise and knowledge, Dr. Denamen loves taking his time and doing high-quality work. He joined our team back in 2016 and has been an incredible part of it ever since.
Dr. Stephen Carpenter
Having been in private practice since 1982, Dr. Carpenter served in the United States Navy before turning to dentistry. A life member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Jacksonville Dental Society, dental education and continual improvement have always been part of Dr. Carpenter’s professional journey. He has been consistently recognized by the Jacksonville Magazine as one of the top dentists in Jacksonville, Florida.
Our Featured Dental Implant Treatments
Dental implants are the best way to replace damaged or decayed teeth. Not only can they provide an aesthetic enhancement, but they also provide a return to normal function as well.
This is because of the dental implants post structure, which acts in place of a natural tooth root to provide strength to each bite. The aesthetic crown on top also provides a way to make your tooth look young and healthy again.
The process of getting dental implants requires a small surgery. After a short healing period, you have a new tooth or set of teeth!
Missing a full arch of missing teeth? No problem! Full mouth dental implants will restore your teeth!
Like single dental implants, full mouth dental implants improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth. Only this time, the prosthesis attached to the implants is a full arch of teeth situated on a couple of implants.
This permanent solution to missing teeth also involves surgery. The dentists clear out all remaining teeth remnants, place posts, and gives a temporary prosthesis through the healing period. Once healing is done, the final prosthesis is placed letting you enjoy the full benefits!
All dental treatments are made easier through the power of our sedation dentistry in Lakeside, FL. Oral sedation allows you to have your needed or desired treatments without anxiety or pain.
On surgery day, you will take the sedative approximately one hour before the procedure begins. Depending on the potency of the medication, you will take it upon arrival to the dental office to ensure it is giving the desired effect.
Our oral sedative gives the help and security needed to have a necessary procedure and live without worrying about the pain and anxiety brought on by the procedure.
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Our Featured Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Want to straighten your teeth but do not want the annoyance of braces? Invisalign are a great alternative to braces!
Invisalign works by using hard clear acrylic aligners to pull your teeth into place. The aligners are removable, making it easier for patients to maintain dental hygiene and a normal diet.
Because these aligners are clear, nobody will be able to see the device! Invisalign provides strong and precise teeth straightening results to patients, giving long lasting results.
If you have healthy teeth that are discolored, damaged, or uneven, veneers may be right for you. Veneers offer a quick and easy solution to hide unattractive teeth easily!
This is because veneers are a thin porcelain layer placed atop your healthy teeth. This can give the effect of having beautiful, straight, whitened teeth.
Veneers do not replace teeth, they enhance them. Many people seek veneers when searching for a quick and lasting cosmetic change to their teeth.
For damaged, decayed, or missing teeth, one can easily enhance their smile with a dental crown or bridge.
Crowns are dental devices placed on top of a healthy tooth structure that has lots of damage or decay, restoring some strength to your bite. A bridge replaces missing teeth, giving patients the look of a full set of teeth.
These options provide a high-quality cosmetic improvement to your teeth while also offering some small functional benefits as well!
Save Your Smile For Years To Come
If you are missing one or more teeth, struggling to bite and chew, or simply feel embarrassed about the aesthetics of your smile, then dental implants are the treatment for you. The consequences of not getting dental implants are an unattractive smile, unfunctional bite, and decaying jaw structure. It does not matter if you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are necessary for dental and overall health.
The best way to help and restore your smile in Lakeside, Florida is with dental implants. Only dental implants can secure a dental device to your jaw and last a lifetime. Dental implants are also the only dental device that replaces jaw structures. This helps maintain the whole of your oral health, all while living comfortably. Come to our welcoming, compassionate, and highly qualified office to enhance your smile
Restore Your Confidence To Smile Freely
When steps are not taken to make ourselves happy with the way our teeth look, we lose the confidence to smile. Sure, that chipped tooth is not going to kill you. But the worry caused by smiling with teeth that are aesthetically unappealing can potentially lead us to avoid situations that make us happy. That is why our practice puts so much importance on upgrading your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is more than just making your teeth look good. It’s providing the confidence to smile freely and live life to the fullest. Our safe, predictable, modern and effective treatments will leave you wanting to show off that new state-of-the-art smile to everyone. With so many options to create the smile of your dreams, why not choose our personalized cosmetic dentistry treatments? Our modern office and advanced technology can transform your smile.
Our Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to finding the best cosmetic care, sometimes travel is necessary. Settling for less than the best can lead to an aesthetically displeasing smile, which could lead to an unhappy smile. Coming to our office for cosmetic dentistry gives you the best long lasting!
Yes! There are many ways to fix missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges, dentures, and dental implants are all ways of replacing missing teeth. All these options have positives and negatives, so we encourage you to consult with a trusted doctor about what decision is best for you.
The best way is by scheduling an appointment with a dentist who has a proven record of successful implants. They will work with you to understand your unique situation. Our dentists are always ready and willing to help at our office. So come on into our welcoming and skilled office to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists!
Mostly, dental implants are taken care of the same way we take care of natural teeth. Good brushing, flossing, and mouth washing help prevent damage to the prosthesis caused by normal wear and tear. Regular visits to the dentist for a check-up are also great for maintaining dental implants.
Almost everyone who visits our office is a candidate for full mouth dental implants. There are a few exceptions though. If you have been missing teeth for a long time, then your jawbone has probably begun to decay. This would require bone grafting, but full mouth dental implants would be an option after a jawbone restoration.
Invisalign can help straighten your teeth without the annoyance of traditional braces. For anyone with crooked teeth, the benefits of straightened teeth are anything from preventing gum disease and tooth decay, to avoiding TMJ issues later on in life.
Anyone seeking cosmetic dentistry is a candidate, depending on the treatment being sought. If you have healthy teeth, you have options like Invisalign, veneers, and teeth whitening options. Those who have missing teeth can seek out crowns, bridges, or dental implants to help fix those gaps.
As soon as a tooth goes missing, you should seek medical advice from a dentist. The longer we wait, the more chance of greater issues coming along. Avoiding issues like gum disease, bone decay, and teeth crowding should be a priority, and why patients should seek out options like bridges and crowns.
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