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Dental Services


It may be cliche to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but it’s true. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease not only helps increase the chances of keeping your teeth for a lifetime, but healthy teeth and gums actually promote better health in general.

Fort Myers Dentist Dr. Brendan Dwyer offers a variety of preventive dentistry services:

+Dental Exams and Cleanings

Dental Exams and Cleanings

Next to good at-home care, maintaining regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings is the best approach toward a lifetime of good oral health.

Most patients need to have a check-up and dental cleaning every six months. Patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease may require more frequent cleanings.

If you are a new patient, your first appointment begins with completing a medical history information sheet. Once in the exam room, we will take digital X-rays of your mouth, followed by a visual check-up of your teeth.

During the exam, Dr. Dwyer or the dental hygienist may use a dental probe to evaluate the teeth for signs of tooth decay. They also will look at the gums and other soft tissue for signs of periodontal disease and oral cancer.

Professional dental cleanings and periodontal maintenance are done by our registered dental hygienist.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are useful in detecting problems beneath the surface of the teeth that can’t be observed by Dr. Dwyer during the visual exam.

We made the switch from traditional to digital X-ray in 1999 for several reasons. Digital X-rays expose patients to far less radiation than their traditional counterparts.

They also deliver faster results because images instantly appear on a computer screen, rather than having to be developed..

This newer technology also is better from an environmental perspective, as it eliminates the need for the chemicals used to develop film, which are not environmentally friendly. Eliminating those chemicals also eliminates the necessity of properly disposing of them once they have been used.

A patented sensor with rounded corners makes the digital X-ray process more comfortable and efficient for our patients.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+Oral Cancer Exam/Screening

Oral Cancer Exam/Screening

Dr. Dwyer recommends that adults be screened annually for oral cancer. If you are a smoker, smokeless tobacco user or drink more than one alcoholic beverage each day, you are at higher risk of developing oral cancer, so these screenings are particularly important.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+Fluoride

Fluoride

Fluoride treatments are instrumental in making teeth more resistant to tooth decay. We often recommend that children receive professional fluoride treatments twice each year at their normal teeth cleaning appointments. Fluoride also can be administered to adults who are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay.

Good results are achieved when fluoride is applied directly to the teeth as a varnish that is painted on, in toothpaste or in mouthwash form. Other systemic options include ingesting fluoride through water, salt, tablets and drops.

+Sealants

Sealants

Dental sealants are applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth to protect the them from plaque, which can lead to tooth decay.

The chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars are filled with indentations called pits and fissures. Brushing and flossing daily help remove bacteria and food particles from the smooth surfaces of the teeth, but it is more difficult to remove from the pits and fissures.

The sealant process begins by cleaning and conditioning the teeth. Then the sealant is applied to the chewing surface, where it bonds with the natural tooth enamel. A special light may be used to help the sealant harden quickly.

+Night guards/Sports guards

Night guards/Sports guards

People who grind or clench their teeth in their sleep can cause a great deal of damage, including premature wearing of the teeth, increased bone loss, and joint/muscle soreness and pain.

Fortunately, much of this can be prevented by wearing a night guard. Our office can take an impression of your teeth to create a custom-fitted mouth guard to help prevent the ill effects of teeth grinding and clenching.

For our patients who play sports, we advise having a custom-made mouth guard to protect against tooth injuries, which can be made in just two visits. At the first appointment, we take an impression of the mouth to create the sports guard. About a week later, a second appointment is necessary to ensure a proper fit. The sports guard should feel comfortable when worn and should enable the wearer to speak and breathe properly with it in place.

It is important for parents to know that because children are growing, it may be necessary to replace sports guards annually. An improper fitting sports guard may not provide adequate protection against injury.



Cosmetic dentistry can do much more than restore broken, chipped, cracked, missing or crooked teeth to create a dazzling smile; it can improve oral health and restore a person’s confidence.

Whether you need a single crown, a smile make over or a full set of dentures, Dr. Brendan Dwyer, a Fort Myers, FL dentist, can create a smile you will want the world to see.

+Teeth Whitening by KoR Deep Bleaching System

Teeth Whitening by KoR Deep Bleaching System

One of the simplest, most cost-effective cosmetic procedures is teeth whitening, and a megawatt smile is easy to achieve with the KoR Deep Bleaching System whitening option. Unlike other systems, this whitening method doesn’t require the use of light to activate the whitening gel.

KoR Deep Bleaching SystemThis technique is so effective, it whitens even the toughest cases, including discoloration caused by Tetracycline and congenital defects.

This system greatly reduces tooth sensitively, so if you have been unable to bleach your teeth in the past due to discomfort, ask us about the KoR Deep Bleaching System.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+Drop Dead Gorgeous Dentures

Drop Dead Gorgeous Dentures

Just because you wear dentures, it doesn’t mean they have to look obvious. A natural look is what our patients get with Drop Dead Gorgeous Dentures.

Drop Dead Gorgeous DenturesWe use these dentures to create a smile for you that closely mirrors the one you had with your natural teeth- only better. We custom craft dentures that closely resemble the size and shape of your natural teeth, minus any imperfections you might have had. This will enable you to smile with confidence.

+'Invisible' Partial Dentures

“Invisible” Partial Denture

Just as the name suggests, partial dentures are used to replace several missing teeth, rather than all of the upper or lower teeth.

Partial dentures typically are held into place via metal fasteners that can be apparent to others when you talk or smile. Invisible partials are held in place with attachments that are not visible when you smile.

Consulting with a dentist can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for partial dentures, but you might consider them if you recently lost multiple teeth due to accident, decay or disease and you feel self-conscious about your smile.

Once you have lost some teeth, it is important to address the issue quickly, as the spaces left behind can enable surrounding teeth to shift and even become loose and fall out.

+Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns typically are used to repair a single tooth that has been cracked, broken or damaged by decay by restoring it to its original strength and shape. They can be gold or tooth-colored.

The process of getting a crown begins with the dentist numbing the area and reshaping the tooth to remove some of the bulk so the crown can fit over it snugly and resemble neighboring natural teeth in size and shape.

We take an impression of the area, which is sent to a lab where the crown is created. Porcelain crowns are designed to closely match the shade of nearby natural teeth. Meanwhile, we fit the patient with a temporary crown to wear, typically for about two weeks, until the permanent replacement is ready.
Once the permanent crown is ready, minor adjustments are made to achieve an ideal fit and it is cemented into place.

Dental bridges, also called fixed partial dentures, typically are used to replace one or more neighboring teeth that are missing. Securing them permanently into place requires placing two crowns on the healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth.

Like crowns, dental bridges enable you to chew your food properly once again, restore the ability to speak, improve your smile, keep natural teeth from drifting into spaces left open by missing teeth and distribute bite forces properly by replacing teeth that are missing.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+One-Appointment Crowns with CEREC

One-Appointment Crowns with CEREC

In some cases, Cerec crowns may be ideal for you. This system enables us to prep the tooth and create your all-ceramic crown in just one dental visit. That means fewer injections and less time out of your busy schedule to go to follow-up dental appointments.

Cerec offers a natural-looking, sturdy option to restore a tooth’s function.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+Porcelain Inlays/Onlays

Porcelain Inlays/Onlays

Porcelain inlays and onlays are a great option for patients with cavities that are too large to repair with a filling, yet enough healthy tooth remains that a porcelain crown is unnecessary. Their tooth-colored finish creates a natural-looking repair that goes unnoticed by others when you laugh or speak.

Porcelain inlays fit into the tooth area that is left behind once the decayed portion of the tooth is removed. Onlays- also referred to as partial crowns- sit on the tooth and serve to build up the tooth’s shape.

There are a couple of options for patients interested in inlays or onlays. For those who go the traditional route, it takes two visits to get inlays or onlays. During the first visit, we remove the decayed portion of the tooth and the old filling, if one exists. Then we take an impression of the tooth, which is sent to a dental laboratory so the inlay or onlay can be created.

The second option is to create the inlay or onlay using Cerec. Rather than sending an impression out to a lab, the Cerec system enables us to prep the tooth and create your all-ceramic inlay or onlay in the office during a single visit.

The second option is to create the inlay or onlay using Cerec. Rather than sending an impression out to a lab, the Cerec system enables us to prep the tooth and create your all-ceramic inlay or onlay in the office during a single visit.

We fit you with a temporary inlay or onlay to protect your tooth while your permanent replacement is made, which typically takes about two weeks.

At your second appointment, we remove the temporary and fit you for your permanent replacement. Once an optimum fit is achieved, it is cemented into place.

Call us today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options or to schedule a free consultation with Fort Myers Dentist Dr. Brendan Dwyer: (239) 466-3131.

+Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings

Advancements in the dental materials used to repair cavities have resulted in tooth colored options that offer a natural-looking alternative to amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings enable people to have confidence when they laugh, talk and smile.

This option is preferable particularly when the front teeth have a cavity that needs repairing, but they can be used on back teeth as well.

Call us today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options or to schedule a free consultation with Fort Myers Dentist Dr. Brendan Dwyer: (239) 466-3131.



Restorative dentistry involves restoring normal function to diseased, injured and missing teeth. There are several treatment modalities that we at Advanced Dentistry of Fort Myers use to accomplish this in a manner that looks and feels natural to our patients. Here are some of them:

+Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace a missing tooth, or they can replace multiple teeth. When a tooth is lost, a dental implant is the next best thing to having a natural tooth. Its look, feel, strength, function and durability closely mirrors that of a natural tooth.

An implant is a small screw, typically made of titanium, that is placed into the jaw bone where the missing tooth was located and a dental crown is placed over it.

Technological advancements in dental implants have resulted in the creation of “immediate load implants,” which immediately bear the load of a dental crown.

Traditional methods require having the implant placed into the jaw by an oral surgeon and then waiting up to six months for the implant to integrate itself into the bone.

Dental implants also can be used to provide stability. Dentures can be secured in place by snapping them into implants, which enable the wearer to feel confident that their dentures will remain in place while talking, smiling and eating.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.


+Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns typically are used to repair a single tooth that has been cracked, broken or damaged by decay by restoring it to its original strength and shape. They can be gold or tooth-colored.

The process of getting a crown begins with the dentist numbing the area and reshaping the tooth to remove some of the bulk so the crown can fit over it snugly and resemble neighboring natural teeth in size and shape.

We take an impression of the area, which is sent to a lab where the crown is created. Porcelain crowns are designed to closely match the shade of nearby natural teeth. Meanwhile, we fit the patient with a temporary crown to wear, typically for about two weeks, until the permanent replacement is ready.
Once the permanent crown is ready, minor adjustments are made to achieve an ideal fit and it is cemented into place.

Dental bridges, also called fixed partial dentures, typically are used to replace one or more neighboring teeth that are missing. Securing them permanently into place requires placing two crowns on the healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth.

Like crowns, dental bridges enable you to chew your food properly once again, restore the ability to speak, improve your smile, keep natural teeth from drifting into spaces left open by missing teeth and distribute bite forces properly by replacing teeth that are missing.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.

+Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Perhaps the most reviled procedure from a patient standpoint, root canal therapy has acquired quite the bad reputation over the years for being a painful procedure.

But contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy does not have to be painful. In fact, it isn’t the procedure that is painful, but the infection that prompts the procedure. Remove the infection and the pain dissipates.

Root canal therapy is called for when there is an infection in the pulp or the root canals, or when the pulp has been damaged beyond repair. If left untreated, it may become necessary to remove the tooth. However, it is better to keep your natural teeth whenever possible. Spaces left by missing teeth can cause existing teeth to drift out of alignment.

The procedure involves numbing the area and removing the infected pulp. A filling material is placed in the areas where pulp was removed, and the tooth is covered with a crown to protect the area and restore normal tooth function.

Depending on the level of infection, root canal therapy can be performed in just one appointment, or could require several appointments.

If you would like more information on restorative dentistry and dental implants, please contact our Fort Myers dentistry office: (239) 466-3131.


+One-Appointment Crowns with CEREC

One-Appointment Crowns with CEREC

In some cases, Cerec crowns may be ideal for you. This system enables us to prep the tooth and create your all-ceramic crown in just one dental visit. That means fewer injections and less time out of your busy schedule to go to follow-up dental appointments.

Cerec offers a natural-looking, sturdy option to restore a tooth’s function.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131


+Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth Colored Fillings

Advancements in the dental materials used to repair cavities have resulted in tooth colored options that offer a natural-looking alternative to amalgam fillings. Tooth colored fillings enable people to have confidence when they laugh, talk and smile.

This option is preferable particularly when the front teeth have a cavity that needs repairing, but they can be used on back teeth as well.

Call us today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry options or to schedule a free consultation with Fort Myers Dentist Dr. Brendan Dwyer: (239) 466-3131.



Periodontial- or gum- treatment is needed when you suffer from an infection of the soft tissue that supports the teeth. Types of treatment can include laser periodontal therapy, crown lengthening and ongoing periodontal maintenance.

+Laser Gum Treatment

Laser Gum Treatment

The use of lasers in periodontal treatment has completely changed the way treatment is performed. Gone are the days of painful, lengthy procedures that required cutting into the gums, using a sharp instrument to scrape plaque from the roots of the teeth and suturing the gums afterward.

Today’s laser treatment offers a nearly painless method of treating gum disease that requires no cutting or suturing. The laser removes plaque and seals the gums following the procedure.

Please visit our laser gum treatment section of the website for more information or call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.


+Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

A crown lengthening procedure involves removal of a portion of the gum tissue to expose more tooth structure. It is necessary when a tooth requires restoration and there isn’t enough tooth above the gum line to adequately support a dental crown or a filling.

From a cosmetic dentistry standpoint, crown lengthening can be performed to help improve a “gummy” smile. Teeth sometimes are an appropriate length, but they are hidden behind too much gum tissue, making them appear short. Removing a portion of that tissue can improve a person’s smile by making it more aesthetically pleasing.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.


+Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal maintenance is designed to prevent disease in gum tissue and in the bone that supports the teeth. While patients in good oral health get their teeth cleaned twice a year, those who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease often need to undergo professional, deep cleanings as often as every six weeks to ensure the disease is kept at bay.

Maintenance frequency varies among patients and is determined by the type of periodontal disease they have, how they respond to treatment, the rate of plaque growth and the type of periodontal treatment patients receive.

Regardless of how good your at-home care may be, professional cleanings are a necessity if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease.

Call our Fort Myers dentistry practice today to schedule an appointment: (239) 466-3131.