Invisalign Combined with Other Treatments

Why You Might Need Invisalign® Treatment Prior to Dental Restorations

If you are looking for a dentist in the Land O’Lakes/Lutz, FL area for implant treatment, dental crowns, or porcelain veneers, we invite you to give us a call at Serenity Dental. We have expertise in Invisalign® treatment and have found it not only enhances the smiles of our patients but also enables their restorative dentistry to be predictably long lasting.

Before you have restorative dental treatment to restore the health and strength of one or more teeth, replace one or more missing teeth with implant treatment, or have cosmetic dental treatment with porcelain veneers, Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel will evaluate the alignment of your teeth and your bite.

They will fully inform you and discuss your treatment options with you so you can make a decision that is right for you. They may recommend orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners for the following reasons:

Today, Invisalign treatment can fix these issues quickly and discreetly. And your treatment will be in affordable phases that take you to your preferred dental future… that healthy, beautiful smile you want.

We invite you to view a video testimonial featuring a patient who had combined Invisalign and implant treatment. Even if tooth roots have drifted into open space left by a lost tooth, Invisalign treatment has been a successful treatment modality prior to implant treatment.

The good news is that you can have the beautiful, healthy, functional smile you have longed for, and we have the expertise and experience to treat you with success. Give us a call today!

Replacing Your Denture with a Dental Implant Option

Replacing Your Denture with a Dental Implant Option

Are you wearing a removable denture that is uncomfortable? Is it slipping and interfering with what you can eat, how often you can drink, how you speak? Are you concerned about its appearance?

If you are no longer satisfied with your denture, dental implant treatment will make a world of difference to your comfort, function, and social confidence. A complimentary consultation in our Serenity Dental office with Dr. Nitash Patel, makes it easy to make the best decision for yourself, based on the information that is specific to your own oral health circumstances and the latest implant treatment options available today.

What Options Are Available?

One or more implants can be placed to act as stabilizers for a partial denture, and as few as four or more implants can be placed to stabilize a full arch denture.

Different implant components and methods have been developed for a variety of bone density situations and to provide a choice of cost points. For example, you can have your denture relined or a new denture made to snap on and off implants, or you can have a denture “fixed” on implants. This latter type of treatment for replacing a full arch removable overdenture requires more expensive components but is the most like having a set of real, healthy, aligned teeth for the ultimate in masticatory function, convenience, and natural appearance.

Dr. Nitash Patel will be happy to discuss the options that are appropriate for your specific situation and to guide you.

What Benefits Will You Experience?

Implant treatment to replace your current removable denture will:

Patients who have had implant treatment commonly say they wish they had had the treatment much sooner. More and more patients are choosing implant treatment over a bridge or removable denture when faced with the loss of one or more teeth because the results are predictably long lasting and the most like natural teeth.

We invite you to schedule a complimentary initial implant consultation with Dr. Nitash Patel. Call today!

What Is the Right Age to Receive BOTOX® or Xeomin® Injections for Facial Esthetics?

What Is the Right Age to Receive BOTOX® or Xeomin® Injections for Facial Esthetics?

Maintaining youthful-appearing skin requires great nutrition, drinking lots of water, and the application of appropriate skin lotions and sunscreens. But as we age, the character of our skin changes and most of us see lines on our forehead, at the corners of our eyes, at the sides of our mouth, and around the lips.

The sun is one of the biggest factors when it comes to developing wrinkles. The appearance of lines can start early in life and become noticeable as early as your twenties or thirties. People with darker skin generally don’t have to worry about wrinkles nearly as early in life but keep in mind that sun damage and smoking speed up the aging process.

BOTOX® or Xeomin® injections can prevent wrinkles.

Did you know that BOTOX® and Xeomin® treatment for facial esthetics earlier in life can prevent the development of wrinkles? Fear of getting wrinkles later motivates some young women and men to have this esthetic treatment as early as age 25. If your skin tone is light, you might want to start BOTOX® and Xeomin® treatment in your twenties, rather than wait until your thirties or forties.

BOTOX® or Xeomin® treatment for facial esthetics is a personal choice.

Everyone’s skin is different, and BOTOX facial esthetic treatments are a personal choice. Read more about BOTOX treatment for facial esthetics here and consider your own desires for removing and preventing wrinkles for a more beautiful face.

Perhaps, you would like to “test” what BOTOX® or Xeomin® treatment can do for you with a first treatment. Once you see the results, you can decide if you want to repeat treatment. Each treatment lasts 3-4 months. Some of our repeat-treatment patients ask for treatment 3 or 4 times a year. Others treat themselves to this cosmetic procedure twice a year.

Would you like more guidance?

Dr. Nilash Patel of Serenity Dental has completed training with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He performs BOTOX® and Xeomin® injections to relax facial muscles and smooth wrinkles. Ask us about BOTOX® or Xeomin® treatment in the comfort of our Serenity Dental office. We offer complimentary consultations for facial esthetics.

Prevent Sports Injuries to the Teeth, Lips and Jaw

Prevent Sports Injuries to the Teeth, Lips and Jaw

For custom sports mouth guards in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, you can call Serenity Dental in Land O’Lakes/Lutz.

Dentist-made mouth guards are not the same as mouth guards available for purchase in stores. Over-the-counter mouth guards do not fit snugly and are easily dislodged. They are bulky and uncomfortable to wear. Because of the bulk, they can also impede breathing.

Custom mouth guards are fabricated from an impression of the mouth for optimal fit and optimal protection. Custom mouth guards are comfortable and allow for normal speech and breathing. They also help absorb the energy of a blow to the head, jaw, neck or face.

Every April, National Facial Protection Month works to raise public awareness and remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe while playing sports. Keep in mind that water sports have a high incidence of dental injuries, including boating of all kinds, surfing, water skiing and jet skiing.

The Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the American Dental Association (ADA), of which Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel are members, support making this month a time to help people learn more about how simple it can be to protect your mouth and face.

Now is the perfect time to schedule spring and summer dental cleanings and checkups in combination with other services such as a custom sports mouthguard, nighttime bruxism mouthguard, or professional teeth whitening. Give us a call today!

Tampa’s 2020 Dentists of the Year

Tampa’s 2020 Dentists of the Year

In November, Serenity Dental was featured in Tampa Style magazine as Tampa’s 2020 Dentists of the Year. When you read the article, you will learn about the advanced training and developed expertise of Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel. You will learn about their 3D technology and their dental implant center. You will learn about their passion for dentistry and what can be achieved today. You will learn about their involvement in the community and dental outreach missions. You’ll also sense they are deeply moved to have received this tribute.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by the Tampa Bay Community for Tampa Style’s Dentist of the Year. We are truly grateful for our entire dental team that tirelessly gives their all each and every day. We are also thankful to all our patients that have taken the time to share their experiences with us. We are humbled by your kind words.” -Dr. Nilash Patel, Dr. Nitash Patel

But there is more to the story. Patients love Serenity Dental.

Why Do Patients Love Serenity Dental?

Patients love coming here because Serenity Dental is a family owned and operated dental practice. Patients always receive individualized and enthusiastic attention. This kind of dental care goes way beyond expertise in solving dental problems. It goes way beyond using the highest quality materials, methods, and technology.

Patients love Serenity Dental because we make a point of talking with patients to understand their concerns and oral health goals. We think of our patients as whole people who have wants and concerns, sometimes urgent needs, and even strong fears.

We collaboratively work with every one of our patients to provide the most appropriate care. We absolutely love making our patients feel at home and building lasting relationships based on honesty and doing what is best for the patient.

Why do patients love Serenity Dental? It comes down to genuinely being “cared” for by our two dentists and their care teams. All of us here enjoy being “in the present” with people and doing our best to make them comfortable and meet them where they are in the moment…understanding what is on their minds. It comes down to comfort and trust…and that is why we are named “Serenity Dental.”

Implant Institute of Tampa Center for Education & Excellence

Implant Institute of Tampa Center for Education & Excellence

After completing his Fellowship in Prosthodontics, Dr. Nitash Patel became passionate about Implant Dentistry and all the advancements that relate to treatment with implants.

“Implants, although complex in itself, have actually made comprehensive care much easier and long lasting for the patient” says Dr. Nitash Patel. “I am happy that I have found ways to make implants accessible, more affordable, and treatment with them comfortable for my dental community through the creation of the Implant Institute of Tampa in our 1849 Collier Parkway, Lutz, Florida office. Patients can come to our office for everything implant related, from the implant itself to the crowns, bridges, and dentures that are made to fit them.”

With the use of 3D Imaging, the Neodent Straumann Implant Systems, and the experience of having placed a 1000+ implants, Dr. Nitash Patel has simplified implant surgeries to an average duration of 20 minutes or less.

“With this speed, efficiency, and accuracy, patients no longer have to fear surgery,” says Dr. Patel.
Dr. Nitash Patel offers complimentary implant consultations, where he takes the time to evaluate a patient’s issue and discuss all available options.

“I have an extensive photo log of cases that I have completed over the years,” says Dr. Patel. “I am usually able to consult with a patient using pictures of completed cases that are nearly exact matches. This allows the patient to see pictures of each step and have a true understanding of the goals we are trying to achieve.”

In addition to achieving his primary goal to comfortably educate and provide comprehensive implant services under one roof for patients, Dr. Nitash Patel built the Implant Institute of Tampa with educating other dentists in mind. Dr. Nitash is dedicated to educating other dentists on the Straumann Implant System and the use of Cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) guidance. Straumann has been a mainstay in the implant industry for more than 30 years, with more than three million customers served.


Halitosis (Bad Breath)

Frequently, Tampa Bay area patients ask Dr. Nilash Patel and Dr. Nitash Patel of Serenity Dental about the causes and treatment for halitosis (bad breath).

Oral odors are most commonly created by food you’ve eaten or periodontal (gum) disease. Other causes include smoking, alcohol consumption, sinus infections, chronic gastroesophogeal reflux, anorexia, bulimia, and diabetes.

Foods such as garlic and onion contain large molecules that are responsible for their odor. These large molecules must be excreted fully before the odor is gone. Unfortunately, they are removed from your body by way of your lungs. It can take as long as 24 hours before the odor is totally exhaled. Regardless of how carefully and thoroughly you brush, floss, and use mouthwash, the odor does not go away; it is only masked. It will return until all the molecules are expended through your lungs.

Odors caused by poor oral hygiene and periodontal diseases are the easiest to treat. Frequently, they can be treated simply by changing the way you care for your teeth and mouth. If periodontal disease is the cause, the disease must be treated but when the disease is under control, the odor goes away.

Physicians treat all of the following systemic conditions that can cause bad breath. Dr. Nilash Patel or Dr. Nitash Patel will help you determine what might be contributing to breath odors and can even help you find the appropriate physician to treat the underlying causes.

Sinus infections are characterized by pain, fullness in the sinus area, and a thick mucous-like discharge. A bacterial infection can cause a foul odor. Once the infection is treated, the odor will go away.

Diabetics often have a breath odor that is caused by ketoacidosis, a condition that occurs when their sugar/insulin balance is out of control. This odor has been described as smelling like acetone.

Chronic gastric (stomach) conditions and bulimia can lead to changes in the body chemistry that create a sour breath odor, which can become chronic.

Studies have been done of mouthwashes to determine if they are effective for eliminating mouth odors. Mouthwash containing antibacterial ingredients, such as chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium, have been shown to get rid of bad breath better than a placebo by decreasing the amount of bacteria in the mouth that contribute to bad breath. And, mouthwashes with chlorine dioxide and zinc have been shown to help wipe out bad smells by neutralizing them. Unfortunately, mouthwashes only mask odors for a short period of time and will not treat the causes of chronic halitosis.

If you have a persistent odor, you should feel comfortable consulting with our compassionate Serenity Dental of Florida dentists to explore the possible causes. It’s essential to your oral and systemic health to treat any present disease conditions.

Braces for Adults

Braces for Adults

Braces for Adults in Tampa, Lutz, Land O’Lakes, Wesley Chapel & Zephyrhills

Braces for adults used to be something of an oddity. After all, most people have their teeth straightened as teens. By the time they reach adulthood, other priorities have taken hold. But what can be more important than a healthy, beautiful smile? A smile invites friendship, or opens doors in a career. More and more these days, grownups all over the world are proving that orthodontic treatment no longer is just for kids.

And if you’re concerned about the old “metal mouth” syndrome, don’t worry. At Serenity Dental, Drs. Nilash and Nitash Patel offer the latest in orthodontic technology – which eliminates the “metal mouth” with braces for adults that are virtually undetectable, as well as highly effective.

Serenity Dental of Florida offers exceptional expertise and faster Invisalign treatment.

Dr. Nilash Patel is one of the few preferred Invisalign providers in Florida who have the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. He will use our digital iTero scanner, which is a specially designed intraoral camera to scan your mouth. The scanning process takes 5 to 10 minutes, after which, the simulation software is used to create before and after treatment 3D images. Dr. Nilash Patel will show you the current position of your teeth and how they are likely to appear after Invisalign treatment. He uses touch screen tools to make real-time adjustments to the simulated outcome while you watch. Even if removal of third molars (wisdom teeth) will be a first step, the simulator easily models the opened space and movement of your teeth into optimal alignment. Because you’ll be able to envision the benefits of optimal tooth alignment and the beauty of your future smile after Invisalign treatment, you also will be able to make a confident decision about accepting treatment.

Using the PROPEL© System, Dr. Patel can speed up your orthodontic treatment by 50 to 60%. Most patients only need one PROPEL treatment session, which can be completed in minutes. You will be numbed with a highly concentrated numbing gel and afterwards experience no or only minor discomfort, which can be treated with over the counter acetaminophen (Tylenol). You will be able to immediately return to your normal daily routine.

Schedule an Initial Complimentary Consultation for Invisalign Treatment, and see how your smile will look after treatment on our 3D Invisalign Outcome Simulator.

If you reside in Land O’Lakes, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Dade City, Odessa, San Antonio, Trinity, Lakeland, New Tampa, or anywhere in the Tampa Bay area, contact Serenity Dental for adult orthodontics with Invisalign® aligners and the PROPEL© System for faster orthodontic treatment.

Cone Beam CT Guided Dental Implants

Cone Beam CT Guided Dental Implants

Cone beam computer tomography (CBCT) guidance is a new technology that allows Dr. Nitash Patel of Serenity Dental in Lutz, Florida to build a three-dimensional model of your jaw and teeth. Using the latest modeling software and cone beam CT scans, he is able to plan complex dental restoration using dental implants that precisely position implants in relation to the bone and ideal tooth position. After planning your individualized implant treatment. This assures the best final results for health, function, and the appearance of your smile.

We made this investment in the latest 3D imaging and modeling technology—and rigorous training in its use, so we can offer our patients the absolute best in dental implant planning and placement. Three-dimensional cone beam scans are safe and take the guesswork out of implant surgery. Everything can be planned prior to surgery to obtain optimal results.

Why Dental Implants Are the Gold Standard of Care

Why Dental Implants Are the Gold Standard of Care

The Implant Institute of Tampa is located in Serenity Dental’s Land O’Lakes (Lutz) location so our patients can receive all the many oral health services they need in the comfort of one easily accessible office. Our implant patients have the fully personalized attention of Dr. Nitash Patel, a dental implant expert who has placed and restored thousands of implants, providing our patients the highest standard of care.

Dental implants are the gold standard of care today for replacing lost and failing teeth because of their many benefits.

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