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General Dental Procedures, Options & Details

Dr. Sean Williams has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a new General Dentist.

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Dr. Williams is also one of only a few Florida dentists who are certified to provide Nitrous Oxide Anxiolysis and Oral Conscious Sedation for his patients.
Be relaxed and comfortable throughout your procedure.

Plus he offers a wide range of general dental procedures including composite restorations (white-fillings), removable prosthetics such as dentures and partials, root canal therapy and emergency dentistry.

Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Williams completes triple the amount of continuing education credit hours required by the Florida Board of Dentistry per licensing period!

Located in the Jonesville area of west Gainesville and Newberry (Arbor Greens Professional Complex).

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Dr. Sean Williams, with a high-tech dental practice located in Newberry, serves patients from Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areas.

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Dr. Sean Williams is an exceptional general dentist with a practice focused on dental implant surgery and full-mouth cosmetic restoration. When he is not providing exceptional dental care, Dr. Williams devotes his time to his wife (Keisha) and three children (Kristian, Landis, and Adeline).

Education

  • Received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance (with Honors) from Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida
  • Received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • Completed a postdoctoral Fellowship program in Implant Surgery and Prosthetics
  • Induction as a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Certifications

  • Certified in Nitrous Oxide Anxiolysis
  • Certified in Oral Conscious Sedation
  • Certified Invisalign® Cosmetic Orthodontics Provider

Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Florida Dental Association (FDA)
  • International Congress of Oral Implnatologists (ICOI)
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • International Team for Implantology (ITI)
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Composite Restorations
(White Fillings)

There are many reasons why you might want to enhance your smile. Maybe you have imperfections that make you self-conscious about how you look to others. Or maybe tooth decay needs to be addressed, but you are thinking of a more aesthetically-pleasing solution. In many of these situations, Dr. Williams may recommend treatment with composite resin bonding restorations.

Our team describes composite resin bonding, or “tooth bonding,” as a treatment that involves the process of bonding composite resin materials to the surface of the teeth or inside of the teeth (as a filling). The composite resin material is bio-compatible and is made to match the natural color of the patient’s existing teeth for seamless integration into the smile.

Composite resin bonding will last many years with proper care, and continues to be a highly desirable option for our patients. In addition, it can be an affordable alternative to using porcelain veneers to cover the teeth, though this material is not stain-resistant.

Patients might use composite resin bonding to:

Fill a cavity in one or more teeth
Disguise gaps between teeth
Reshape or lengthen a natural tooth
Cover chips and cracks on teeth
Conceal permanently stained teeth

Video 01:00 |”Over the last 50 years, materials used to help restore decayed teeth have advanced. Composites, or white fillings, are designed to match the color of your teeth and can be used to give you a more natural-looking smile.”

Dentures & Partials

Radiant Dentistry wants to ensure patients have access to the solutions they require when dealing with tooth loss. Repairing the smile after tooth loss is essential, as it ensures patients enjoy better oral health and function. Missing teeth can impact the ability to chew foods properly and speak correctly. Tooth loss also affects the bone, as patients might experience bone resorption of the jaw. Additionally, patients who leave missing or extracted teeth may notice the shifting of their remaining teeth, creating several gaps along the dental arch. This is why Radiant Dentistry encourages patients to consider dentures for tooth replacement effectively and affordably. For those patients that have lost their teeth or remaining teeth can’t be saved, a full denture can help patients chewing food but would require implants to maximize chewing function.

Video 01:00 | People who have lost their teeth may be at greater risk for other health problems. A study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that people with full or partial dentures ate fewer fruits and vegetables—foods that are high in vitamins and help prevent cancer and heart disease. Discover what you can do to maintain your dentures—and your overall health.

Full Dentures

A full denture is different from a partial denture in the fact that it provides replacement of all the teeth within the dental arch. The full denture is made of high-quality acrylic materials and includes both false teeth and false gums. Patients keep the dentures in place with natural suction, dental adhesives, or with the use of dental implants placed along the arch. Full dentures are the most economical way for patients to replace their teeth and continues to be a solution chosen by both men and women.

How can dental implants help retain full dentures?

For some patients, implant-retained dentures may be extremely beneficial. This method of holding dentures in place allows for the best functionality and proper fit. Patients considering implant-retained dentures do require sufficient bone to hold the implant in place and ensure a successful oral surgery. X-rays are often performed prior to placing implants to decide if the patient is a good candidate.

Partial Dentures

When tooth loss occurs, it is so important that patients take the time to work with a trusted dental professional to restore the function and appearance of their smile. If one or more teeth are lost or removed, partial dentures can be a low cost option help patients eat. However, the ideal and most successful option for replacing missing teeth is with implants and implant restorations to maximize chewing efficiency and cosmetics.

A partial denture is a restoration that is fabricated with a strong metal framework. It is designed to snap into the dental arch, using the teeth that still exist for support and stabilization, while placing false teeth where they are needed. The partial denture is easily removed and replaced for easy care and cleaning. At Radiant Dentistry, we use only the best, high-quality materials available to ensure these restorations look completely natural when in place, and the metal framework is as discreet as possible.

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Partial dentures are an economical option for those who are worried about the cost of other permanent solutions such as dental bridges or dental implants. We invite patients to visit our practice for an evaluation to determine if they are a good candidate for this or other tooth replacement solutions available. We want to help guide patients in the right direction to find a tooth replacement option that best fits their lifestyle, budget, and unique situation.

Most dental insurance plans will provide partial coverage for dentures in many instances, making out-of-pocket costs minimal. Additionally, partial dentures are easy to care for and simple to use.

Gainesville, Florida area patients ready to enhance their smile and replace missing teeth are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Williams at Radiant Dentistry.

Root Canal Therapy

Cavities are one of the most common conditions that can impact your natural smile. Because of this, treating it is incredibly vital with restorative dental work. In most cases, patients will have a dental filling placed to seal off the tooth and keep the cavity from becoming larger or deeper. However, without adequate treatment, or in cases of severe decay, patients might experience a severe toothache. This can occur when the cavity reaches the dental pulp inside the tooth and causes an infection. In cases like this, a dental filling is not enough. Instead, the treatment team at Radiant Dentistry may suggest the benefits of undergoing root canal therapy, or “endodontic treatment.”

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The root canal procedure is a conservative method of treating infection within the tooth. During the process, the dentist carefully accesses the inner canals of the teeth, called the root canals, where the pulp chamber is. The dental pulp is a mass of tissues, nerves, and blood supply that keeps the tooth alive. When removed by a dentist, the inner canals can be disinfected to remove all areas of decay and infection. Then, using a bio-compatible man-made material called gutta percha, the tooth is filled and sealed.

In most cases, patients may also have a dental crown placed over this tooth. The dental crown offers an added layer of protection against breakage of the tooth, which can commonly become weak over time due to the removal of the dental pulp. This restoration also helps provide extra protection with daily biting pressures.

Am I a candidate for root canal therapy?

Patients faced with disease, infection, or other concerns that are putting their smile at risk might be considered an appropriate candidate for root canal therapy. The best method of determining this is through an evaluation appointment with our dentists. If root canal therapy cannot be performed, extraction may be considered with tooth replacement options.

Treatment of Abscessed Teeth

Video 01:00 | If you have an abscessed tooth, that means the pulp of tooth is infected and you need root canal therapy. Fortunately, with proper care, a restored tooth can last a lifetime. Find out more about what causes an abscessed tooth and how Dr. Williams can provide effective treatment.


Emergency Dentist

Though the team here at Radiant Dentistry hopes that you never have to deal with a dental emergency, we understand that individuals in the Gainesville, Florida area should be prepared in the event one occurs. That’s why our team is pleased to offer convenient office hours that allow patients, new and existing, to get the care they need when a dental emergency arises. In many cases, we can get patients in for a same-day appointment to treat common dental emergencies, including:

Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
Knocked-out tooth, partial or complete
Continuous bleeding of the soft tissues in the mouth
Trauma to the area even if dental damage is not spotted
Severe, sudden, or continued pain in and around a tooth (toothache)
Severe or acute inflammation around one or more teeth in the mouth
Loose or damaged dental restorations, including veneers, crowns, and dental bridges

Video 01:00 | Accidents happen and dental emergencies can occur after normal business hours. It is important to know what your options are in case of a dental emergency.

Make your emergency dentist appointment today!

The team at Radiant Dentistry works with our patient’s dental insurance companies to obtain benefits that can make treatment more affordable. We want our patients to know that we can help whenever a problem arises, even when it is incredibly inconvenient.

In addition to helping patients in our community, we can also provide emergency care for patients who may be in from out of town on vacation or visiting family. By calling Radiant Dentistry, we can help you attain the necessary dental work you need to get back to your day with little to no interruption!

Dental emergencies are stressful, and many patients are unprepared for them to occur. However, with timely and compassionate care at Radiant Dentistry, patients of the Gainesville, Florida area can benefit from the assistance of our team. We encourage patients to call our office if they are in need of emergency dental care.

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