Are you embarrassed by your smile? Thanks to cutting edge technology, we can help with that!
Do you hide crooked and unsightly teeth? When was the last time you smiled brightly in a photo? Now is the time to say goodbye to your unsightly smile. Dr. Mike will build you the smile you’ve always dreamed of!
Complete Smile and Teeth Makeover
One of the greatest honors that I receive as a dentist is when a friend trusts me with their smile. Thank you, Greg C. for that trust! Greg sent me these pictures and was happy enough to share them.
“Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” From Greg, 61 yrs old: “Y’all make going to the dentist something to be enjoyed! You’ve made my entire experience over the last two months something that you should be proud of. I simply can’t thank you enough.”
Dr. Mike Hopkins is a leader in general dentistry. His private practice specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and reconstruction therapy.
Dr. Hopkins uses the finest materials and latest techniques, so you can be confident and proud of your smile. His staff is experienced, well trained and caring in meeting the special needs of our patients.
David F. is loving his new smile. The “before” picture was taken on 5/20/21 and the larger “after” picture was taken on 8/5/21. The upper teeth are done! Next we will move on to restoring the lower teeth. We are so happy for David and his new smile!
Contact one of our team members about Cosmetic Dentistry,and start smiling today!727-733-1175
Using the newest technology and highest quality materials you can achieve a bright white smile in just a few visits! Whether it be crowns, veneers, Zoom! Advance Power Whitening, or natural tooth colored fillings, Dr. Mike will give you a bright movie star smile! Ask one of our team members about Cosmetic Dentistry and start smiling today!
Zoom! Professional Whitening System Do you want to Zoom!
The Zoom! Chairside Whitening System is a scientifically advanced, patent pending, tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe, effective and fast, very fast. In less than an hour your teeth will become dramatically whiter. Zoom! Chairside Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays or strips, makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
Get ready to Zoom!
The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System will make your teeth dramatically whiter in less than an hour. The procedure is simple. It begins with a short preparation to cover your lips and gums, leaving only your teeth exposed. The Zoom! clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which was designed to be used with a specially designed light. The Zoom! light and gel work together to gently penetrate your teeth, breaking up stains and discoloration. With proper care, your smile will sparkle for years.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Zoom! tooth whitening? A:Zoom! is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.
Q: What causes tooth discoloration? A: There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine, etc. During tooth formation, consumption of tetracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration.
Q: Who may benefit from tooth whitening? A: Almost anyone. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Your dental professional can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure with a thorough oral exam, including a shade assessment.
Q: Do many people whiten their teeth? A: More people than you might imagine. A bright sparkling smile can make a big difference for everyone.
Q: Is whitening safe? A: Yes. Extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom! is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
Q: How long do the results last? A: By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice daily, and occasional touch-ups with Zoom! Weekender or Nite White gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available only through your dental professional (Dr. Hopkins).
Q: How does the Zoom! In-office system work? A: The Zoom! light activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen Peroxide. As the Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching colored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The Zoom! light aids in activating the hydrogen peroxide and helps it penetrate the surface of the tooth. A study has shown that use of the Zoom! lamp increases the effectiveness of the Zoom! gel by 26% or more, giving an average improvement of eight shades.
Q: What does a patient experience during the Zoom! In-Office Procedure? A: During the procedure, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music. Individuals with a strong gag reflex or anxiety may have difficulty undergoing the entire procedure.
Q: How is exposure to the Zoom! light controlled? A: The procedure requires that all soft tissue in and around the mouth be protected. The clinician is required to monitor the procedure to insure any exposed skin or tissue is isolated and protected. Protective eyewear is required during the procedure.
Light sensitive individuals, including those undergoing PUVA therapy (Psoralen+UV Radiation) or other photochemotherapy, or patients with melanoma, should not undergo the Zoom! in-office procedure. Also, patients taking any light sensitive drugs or substances, whether over the counter, prescription or homeopathic, should consult their primary care physician prior to the procedure. Anyone who is not eligible for Zoom! Chairside Whitening for these reasons may be an excellent candidate for Zoom! Take-Home.
Q: How long does Zoom! Chairside Whitening take? A: The complete procedure takes less than an hour. The procedure begins with a preparation period followed by as little as 45 minutes of bleaching. (A cleaning is recommended prior to the actual Zoom! whitening session.)
Q: Are there any side effects? A: Sensitivity during the treatment may occur with some patients. The Zoom! light generates minimal heat which is the usual source of discomfort. On rare occasions, minor tingling sensations are experienced immediately after the procedure, but always dissipate.
A Note of Assurance
Tooth whitening is a well established procedure in cosmetic dentistry. Hydrogen Peroxide, the active agent in Zoom!, has been safely used for many years in the treatment of gums and other oral soft tissue.
The whitening process is effective on most discolored teeth. Darker stains, such as those caused by antibiotics, are more difficult to whiten. The degree of whiteness will vary from patient to patient, depending on the structure of the teeth.
If you have any questions, please ask Dr. Hopkins. Maximize your smile using the Zoom! Whitening System.
Snore Guard/CPAP Intolerance Appliance
The Full Breath Solution
Do these problems keep you from sleeping?
Your snoring is upsetting your whole household.
Your CPAP machine is sitting in the closet because you can’t use it.
You are suffering with headaches.
You are seeing numerous health professionals but not getting better.
You are looking older than you really are.
You are worried about falling asleep at the wheel when you drive.
If you said YES, you are not alone…
45% Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affect their daily activities.
56% Fifty-six percent of all Americans over the age of 40 snore.
27% Twenty-seven percent of all couples over 40 sleep in separate rooms because of snoring problems.
Is snoring or CPAP intolerance ruining your life? The Full Breath Solution can make a difference.
We treat patients every day that are snoring loudly, and/or can’t wear their CPAP.
We stop snoring and get you oxygen to improve your health.
It is time to leave behind your worries and troubles due to snoring or CPAP intolerance.
The Full Breath Solution Appliance has:
Adjustable Wire Tail
Can be bent longer or shorter to depress the tongue and stop snoring by opening the airway
An impression is made to customize the fit for each patient.
Using hot water to heat the appliance, the fit can be adjusted by the patient.
Dr. Bryan Keropian, a dentist in California, is the pioneer and inventor of the Full Breath Solution Appliance. After many years of treating snoring and sleep related disorders, he has perfected this treatment. Dr. Hopkins is pleased to have studied directly under his supervision and is thrilled to be offering The Full Breath Solution in our office.
At Hopkins Dentistry we have technically expert dental hygienists who are vital members of the dental team.
Toothaches & Emergencies
We know that when you are in pain, waiting is not an option. That is why we are committed to offering same day appointments for tooth aches and dental emergencies. We are here to care for your dental needs and ease discomfort quickly.
Do not wait to see the dentist if you have experiencing any of the following:
Filling falls out
Tooth knocked out
Crown falls off
Call Hopkins Aesthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry immediately at 727-733-1175 . We are here to help.
Are you afraid of the dentist? Experience Hopkins anxiety-free dentistry. Make fear of the dentist a thing of the past. Painful toothaches, broken-down teeth, cavities and routine dental care can all be done while you “snooze.” You won’t recall the sounds, smells and sensations of your appointment, leaving you to wake up to a more comfortable and beautiful smile! Our safe and effective one-pill oral sedation system (look Ma, no needles!) will allow us to quickly correct many years of embarrassing problems in as little as one or two appointments.
Are You Afraid of the Dentist?
At Hopkins Aesthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry, we make “Dental-Phobia” a thing of the past.
Our one-pill Oral Sedation procedure is safe and proven. Best of all, it eliminates the sounds, smells and sensations associated with dental appointments.
With Sedation Dentistry, we are able to accomplish the work of four visits in one. Stop worrying today! Wake up to a more comfortable and beautiful smile tomorrow!
Call Hopkins Aesthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry today at 727-733-1175.
Sedation Dentistry… a reason to dream
Hours will seem like minutes
Fortunately, sedation medications have an amnesic effect. That means you’ll have very little, if any, memory of the sights, smells or sounds of your visit.
Recovery is a Dream
When your treatment is complete you may be a bit wobbly, so your companion will take you home and stay with you until you’re recovered. You’ll be amazed at how much can be accomplished in such a seemingly short period of time, while you were totally relaxed, and completely comfortable. And best of all, the very next day you will feel fantastic.
With sedation dentistry you can regain your health and have the fabulous smile you always wanted.
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From dentures to juvenile orthodontics, we are pleased to offer a full range of services to meet ALL of your family’s dental needs. When your family joins our family, we’ll be sure to care for you as one of our own. Come and experience why we have had loyal patients for over 30 years!
The Facts About Dental Implants
Dental implants are the permanent way to replace missing teeth, with a look and feel that’s very close to your natural teeth. Implants are metal posts or frames surgically placed into the bone beneath your gums. The implants fuse with the jawbone providing stable support to artificial teeth, and preventing individual teeth, bridges or dentures from shifting in your mouth.
What Happens During Treatment?
Dr. Hopkins and an oral surgeon will work as a team to devise the best treatment plan for you. The oral surgeon will then surgically place the implant in the jaw with the top of the implant just above the top of the bone. Generally, from three to six months or more is allowed for the bone tissue to grow around the implant and hold them securely in place.
Once the jawbone has firmly healed around the implant, a small post, called an abutment, is attached to each implant. The post protrudes through the gum-line and serves as an anchor for the replacement tooth. After your gums have fully healed, the replacement teeth or dentures are securely attached to the posts.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you face the loss of one or several teeth, or if you are dissatisfied with dentures, or other options available to you, dental implants may be right for you. Dr. Hopkins will be happy to guide you in your decision for a long lasting result.
Do you know missing teeth can affect your overall appearance? Its true! Missing teeth can change the shape of your face. The good news is that implant technology can correct that! Minimize bone loss, avoid dentures and enjoy your food again through cutting edge technology. Start smiling comfortably again!
Full & Partial Dentures
We fashion custom dentures to compliment your facial features and your lifestyle
The Facts About Dentures
Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you can derive many benefits from replacing them with full or partial denture. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. Replacement teeth create a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and aiding in speaking, chewing, swallowing, and smiling.
What You Should Expect With New Teeth
You may find some minor speech differences with your new appliances, however, Dr. Hopkins will be explaining to you some simple, at-home techniques and therapies to overcome these differences.
You may also find that you occasionally bite your tongue or cheek until you get used to having the spaces filled. We recommend that you start off with a semi-soft diet, avoiding sticky or hard foods, and cut your food into smaller bites (half your normal bite size).
How Do I Care For My New Teeth?
To clean your new teeth, use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste specifically designed for dentures to avoid scratching the surfaces of your appliances. Your dentures should be brushed twice a day and should be soaked in a denture bath overnight. We do not recommend the use of denture adhesives unless it is absolutely necessary. Using a denture adhesive may make the dentures fit incorrectly.
Why Do I Have To Take My Teeth Out At Night?
Taking Your partial of full dentures out at night is a part of good oral hygiene. As your appliances are in during the day, they are constantly pushing against the tissue and squeezing the tissue fluid out of your gums. This deprives your gum tissue of the nutrients, oxygen, and blood flow necessary to maintain a healthy mouth, and causes the bone to deteriorate and shrink. The American Dental Association recommends that every patient leave their appliances out of their mouth for at least 8 hours every 24 hour period.
We are here to address any concerns you may have about Dentures.
Straight Teeth, No Braces
Using Align’s state of the art technology, we are pleased to offer our patients the opportunity to straighten their teeth- magically! Using a series of custom made aligners, you can have your dream smile in 12-18 months or less. Kiss conventional metal braces goodbye, your friends and colleagues won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth!
Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution so you can smile during as well as after treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks and your teeth will move – little by little – toward the smile you have always wanted.
Invisible. Removable. And Comfortable.
Invisalign is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t require you to change your busy lifestyle. You visit Dr Hopkins every month or two to check your progression and get new aligners. Average treatment time is only about a year. Because aligners are removable, you can continue to eat your favorite foods while brushing and flossing normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you try to hide crooked and unsightly teeth? When’s the last time you smiled brightly in a photo? Now it’s time to say goodbye to your unsightly smile. Dr. Mike will build you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Using the newest technology and highest quality materials you can achieve a bright white smile in just several visits!
Whether it be crowns, veneers, Zoom Advance Power Whitening, or natural tooth colored fillings, Dr. Mike will give you a bright movie-star smile! Contact one of our team members about Cosmetic Dentistry, and start smiling today!
Invisalign is a revolutionary new system designed to help you straighten your teeth – without the hassle of clunky metal braces! Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign gently moves your teeth into the correct position to reduce crowding and optimize your oral health. Ideal for teenagers and business people alike; ask us what Invisalign can do for you!
Fantastic Pricing Specials! Up to 12 months with 0% financing! Speak to a team member today and begin your journey to a straighter, more beautiful smile!
Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you try to forget the sights, sounds and smells of your dental appointment? If this sounds like you, Sedation Dentistry may be just what you’re looking for.
Dr. Mike is a DOC certified practitioner. He has great success with Oral Conscious Sedation. No IV’s! OCS is achieved through a combination of pills and Nitrous.
While under sedation, you can accomplish the work of four visits in just one! You can snooze your way through your appointment! Enjoy a private room and assistant during your appointment and wake up with a pain-free, beautiful smile!727-733-1175
A subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel in your personal and professional circles. Dental veneers or crowns are an excellent cosmetic remedy for a variety of dental conditions that affect your teeth. Veneers in Dunedin are available at Hopkins Dentistry.
Veneers in Dunedin, Florida
Veneers are thin, custom-made moldings that cover the fronts of unsightly teeth. They are made from high-tech porcelains for a natural looking bright smile. After reshaping the tooth, the veneer is permanently bonded to the front of the tooth. The finished result is extremely strong and durable. Veneers are a cosmetic alternative that can be used to close spaces; restore broken or chipped teeth; cover unsightly, stained fillings; whiten permanently stained or discolored teeth; and for correcting uneven or crooked teeth.
What Is The Difference Between a Veneer and a Crown?
Similar to veneers described in the last paragraph, crowns are tooth-like coverings that are placed over the entire top of the tooth. They are used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance and function of your natural tooth. Crowns are also made from very high-tech porcelains that are strong enough to withstand chewing forces. One of the most common reasons for a crown is to support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place another filling.
What is a Bridge?
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. When a lost tooth is replaced with a bridge, the teeth on either side of the missing one must be prepared to serve as anchors (abutments) to hold the prosthetic replacement teeth in place. Bridges are also made of very strong, high-tech porcelains so that they match the look, feel, and color of your natural teeth. Bridges, like crowns, are permanently cemented to the prepared tooth structure.
How Do I Know if Veneers or Crowns Are Right For Me?
After x-rays and a comprehensive examination, Dr. Hopkins will help you decide on a course of treatment to meet your specific needs.
You may have periodontal disease and not realize it. This disease is the primary cause of the loss of teeth after age 35. If caught in its early stages, however, periodontal disease can be reversed with proper care.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a colorless film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. Plague mixes with sugars and starches in the diet to form acids and other by-products in the mouth, irritating the gums and causing them to become red, tender, and swollen. It also causes the gums to bleed easily. If the plaque is not removed daily, it hardens to form calculus (tartar) around the necks of the teeth.
The tissue that attaches the gums to the teeth can be destroyed by the irritants in plaque. The gums pull away from the teeth and small pockets form between the teeth and the gums. As the pockets deepen, the bone structure supporting the teeth can be destroyed.
What Are the Signs?
Gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth.
Red, swollen, or tender gums.
Gums that have receded or shrunken away from your teeth.
Pus between your teeth when you press your gums with your fingers.
Calculus or tartar buildup.
Teeth that seem loose or that have changed position.
Changes in your bite.
Bad breath or a chronic bad taste in your mouth.
How Can I Tell If I Have Gum Disease?
A thorough oral evaluation, including x-rays, and a periodontal probing (we use a specialized instrument to measure the depth of the pocket between the tooth and the gum tissue) is crucial to diagnosing periodontal disease. This exam will allow us to determine the precise location, extent and severity of your gum disease and to guide you with the treatment options that would be best for your individual situation.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD, TMJ)
TMD is second only to heart disease and the number of people affected.
To evaluate whether you need our advanced, common standardized TMD diagnostics, do you have:
A sore jaw?
A dull, aching face?
Clicking and popping?
A sore neck?
Painful chewing or yawning?
Pain in your temples?
Unexplained teeth pain?
Over 40 million people suffer from TMD pain.
Of the 30 million who suffer from chronic headaches, 90% stem from a TMD related problem.
TMD can be caused by many different circumstances. The most common cause is auto accidents, whiplash, physical assault, or similar trauma. If you suffer from even one of the above symptoms, you should consider a specialist clinically trained in TMD therapy. This can prevent long-term discomfort and can validate diagnosis. Dr. Hopkins state-of-the-art equipment enables him to correctly diagnose the condition with precision-accurate, standardized testing.
PROVEN, SUCCESSFUL THERAPIES
Dr. Hopkins favors conservative approaches to TMD and myofascial treatment. Some of Dr. Hopkins nonsurgical techniques include:
Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation Therapy(TENS) and Electrogalvanic Stimulation(EGS) involve ultralow frequency electrical stimulation to “artificially” exercise muscles and restore normal blood flow and state of relaxation.
Specialized Orthotics. Rather than traditional splint therapy, which merely keeps the jaw muscles in poor alignment, revolutionary orthotics actually reposition the muscles back to normal positions.
Anti-inflammatories, relaxants, and ultrasound are a viable combination therapy. The anti-inflammatories and relaxants allow muscles to temporarily rest, while the ultrasound shifts the muscle gradually into place.
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE ABOVE SYMPTOMS, CALL THE OFFICE OF DR. HOPKINS TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.
Gives us a call or book online today: 727.733.1175