Visit our office located in Jacksonville, Florida, and you will see our goal is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Our dental team is kind and understanding towards every person that walks though our door. We want you to feel at ease, and our doctors will explain every dental procedure and answer any questions during your appointment. Our team of experienced dentists and specialists provide many services to help you love your smile again.
Preventive care dentistry is the foundation of having a lifetime of good dental health and an attractive smile. Most people think they have healthy teeth and good dental hygiene, but in reality most American adults show signs of serious gum disease which is a major reason why most people lose their teeth.
The solution is treating and preventing any bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease by having regular preventive care visits – at least once every 6 months. Some of the gentle and affordable preventive care services we offer are:
Cosmetic Dentistry can be anything done to correct imperfections in the appearance of the mouth. Anyone who is unhappy with their smile can have it fixed. The color, alignment, spacing as well as regularity of the teeth, are the characteristics that give the overall appearance. We offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry options, such as teeth whitening, smile design, recontouring of the shape of the teeth, veneers, bonding, and all ceramic/porcelain crowns.
Whether for a single, multiple, or all of your teeth, dental implants can help you regain your confident, beautiful smile. Our team of dentists and specialists are trained and experienced in the placement, restoration, and maintenance of the latest dental implants. Contact us today to learn how our team can help you.
Are you experiencing dental pain? Have a broken tooth? If you need emergency dental services, no problem! Dental Arts of Florida is open 7 days a week, and has weekend appointments to get you in right away so we can help ease your dental woes. No insurance? Don't worry! We have options for those who are uninsured; ask about our specials and financing options. Learn more about our emergency dental services available to you, and call now to make your appointment.
An extraction is the procedure of removing a tooth or teeth, that will be replaced with an implant, a denture, or a bridge. A tooth that is damaged may need to be removed to prevent further decay or damage by using an extraction procedure. Our dental surgeons specialize in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to perform extractions to remove a tooth or multiple teeth.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break, or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are most commonly done after root canal treatment, or when a large filling wears out. The larger the hole made by a cavity that has to be treated, the more likely a crown will be needed.
Bridges are an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. It is formed to look like the missing tooth, and it takes its place in the mouth. The sides of a bridge use the two surrounding teeth for support, hence the name. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically.
Gum (Periodontal) disease (see below Periodontics) is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world and should always be promptly treated. When left untreated, gingivitis (mild gum inflammation) can spread to below the gum line. When the gums become irritated by the toxins contained in plaque, a chronic inflammatory response causes the body to break down and destroy its own bone and soft tissue.
Some of the most common types of Gum Disease are:
We offer many treatments for Periodontal Disease. Read more below on Periodontics, and then contact us today for your screening and diagnosis.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you alone. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth. Come in today for your FREE Invisalign® Consultation!
Oral Cancer Screening could save your life. The survival rate for oral cancer is very high if detected early – up to 80% Treatment and procedures for removal are much easier and less disfiguring the earlier it is detected. Most oral cancer is detected only after it has advanced to stage III and IV, when cure rates are the only at 19%.
Dental Arts offers low copay cancer screening with all dental wellness exams so that all our patient's are comfortable with getting it twice a year. We have also developed a comprehensive oral cancer screening protocol to help educate patients at-risk and to identify early signs of oral cancer. Get screened today!
Oral Surgery can be performed for many treatments such as Dental Implants, Wisdom Teeth, or Extractions.
When a tooth has very extensive damage, typically from decay, trauma, or other factors or its supporting structures have been damaged too extensively, there is no choice but to extract (take out) the tooth. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, our doctors may recommend sedation dentistry as a way to make this procedure as least traumatic as possible.
Oral surgery also includes additional services such as soft tissue and bone biopsies, jaw repositioning, and reconstruction after trauma.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease (also known as periodontitis; see above Gum Disease) is a common inflammatory condition which affects the supporting and surrounding soft tissues of the tooth. The disease is most often preceded by gingivitis which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue, and is a progressive condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the connective tissue and jawbone. If left untreated, it can lead to shifting teeth, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss.
We have one of the best Periodontists in Jacksonville on our staff. Some of the most common treatments for Periodontal Disease are:
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Sedation dentistry provides a safe, comfortable dental treatment for patients with special needs. Sometimes called relaxation dentistry, sedation dentistry is a method of managing pain and anxiety during professional dental care through the use of medication.
You can benefit from sedation dentistry if you experience one or more of the following:
A common type of sedation dentistry is Oral Conscious Sedation. With this type, your doctor will provide you with an oral medication that is easy to swallow, safe, and low cost (Most adults will receive Halcion/Triazolam). Even with this, you will still be conscious and able to speak and respond to external requests.
This is the procedure of making teeth whiter, and therefore, more attractive. Our office uses SDI Pola, which is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It's safe, effective, and fast; with most procedures lasting about an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The convenience of Pola in comparison to days of using strips or wearing trays makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. You will be amazed with the results!
Wisdom teeth start developing during the teenage years, but don't fully develop and implant into the bone until the twenties. The older you are, the higher potential for complications. We have oral surgeons on staff with experience treating difficult cases with compassion. We also have weekend appointments available for wisdom teeth removal.
Love the customer service and professionalism of the staff. Great location, convenient and typically able to get appointments in a matter of days.
Great office staff and exemplary care. Same day appointments for urgent issues and state of the art office. Also handles most dental concerns. Highly recommended.
I Thought Dr Trepidino was first class professional and knew what he was doing... Very polite. And kind. And his staff were gregarious folks as well..
Fantastic Staff, great job taking care of the patient to make sure they are comfortable at all times. Doctor is amazing. Can't say enough about this Dentist.
Dr. Fred Tepedino comes from a long line of dentists spanning four generations. He received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and graduated with Honors in Periodontology. Always furthering his education and abilities, Dr. Tepedino continued his surgical training to achieve a Fellowship with The International Dental Implant Association and training in Advanced Alveolar Reconstruction. Taking the time to listen to his patients and hear their perspective on their oral health and dental needs, Dr. Tepedino establishes trust and rapport with them. Ever a perfectionist, Dr. Tepedino provides a high level of care and skill that truly set his practice apart.