Seyfried Dental Arts
Serving Minden, Gardnerville, Carson City and Lake Tahoe with expert care for your teeth.
Should you wait because of COVID-19?
According to studies by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA), NO transmission of COVID in a clinical dental setting. has been documented. So the American Dental Association (ADA) does NOT recommend postponing dental procedures. You can be assured that comprehensive safety measures are strictly adhered to at Seyfried Dental Arts.
Advanced Dental Care
Seyfried Dental Arts patients receive the most advanced dental care in the Carson Valley with:
- Leading-edge equipment, like our 3D CAD/CAM Scanner to precisely create crowns in our lab.
- On-going education, a commitment for Dr. Seyfried and the staff.
- Evening hours, until 8pm on Tuesdays.
Select one of our specialties to find out more.
Dentures & Implants
Crowns & Bridges
Root Canals & Cavities
We welcome new patients with a limited-time offer:
- $50 off your first cleaning
We thank our existing patients for referring a friend or family member with a choice of one of the following free gifts for each referral:
- WaterPik OR
- Bleaching trays and gel OR
- Sonicare toothbrush OR
- $50 credit
Offers have no cash value. Other restrictions may apply.
Patient reviews support choosing Dr. Seyfried for any dental procedure.
Dr. Seyfried and staff are top rate. Friendly, professional, and gentle. Pleased with both cleaning and crown replacement.
Outstanding service! They make me feel like family when I go in and the facility is SPOTLESS!!
I am a new patient that had a need for repair to recent broken tooth. The team quickly modified my initial consultation to full visit
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a crown and a cap?
Both are used to repair a severely broken tooth by covering all or most of the tooth after removing old fillings, fractured tooth structure, and decay. The restoration material is made of gold, porcelain, composites, or even stainless steel. Dentists refer to all of these restorations as crowns. However, patients often refer to the tooth-colored ones as caps and the gold or stainless steel ones as crowns. In medical terms, they are two names for the same procedure.
Do I need to have a root canal if I have to have a crown?
No. While most teeth that have had root canal treatments do need crowns to strengthen the teeth and to return the teeth to normal form and function, not every tooth needing a crown also needs to have a root canal.
What’s the difference between a bridge and a partial denture?
Both bridges and partial dentures replace missing teeth. A bridge is permanently attached to abutment teeth or, in some cases, implants. A partial denture is attached by clasps to the teeth and is easily removed by the patient.
Patients are usually more satisfied with bridges than with partial dentures.
Is one toothpaste better than others?
Generally, no. However, it’s advisable to use a toothpaste containing fluoride to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use whatever toothpaste tastes good to them, as long as it contains fluoride
What about silver fillings versus white fillings?
Although the U.S. Public Health Service issued a report in 1993 stating there is no health reason to avoid amalgam (silver fillings), more patients today are requesting white, or tooth-colored, composite fillings.
We also prefer tooth-colored fillings because they bond to the tooth structure better and so help strengthen a tooth weakened by decay. White fillings are also usually less sensitive to temperature and blend in better.
However, white fillings cannot be used in every situation. If a tooth is badly broken, a crown will usually be necessary and provide better overall satisfaction for the patient than just a filling would.
Which type of toothbrush should I use?
The brand of the toothbrush is not as critical as the type of bristle and the size of the head. A soft toothbrush with a small head is recommended because medium and hard brushes tend to cause irritation and contribute to recession of the gums, and a small head allows you to get around each tooth more completely and is less likely to injure your gums.
It’s unnecessary to “scrub” the teeth as long as you are brushing at least twice a day and visiting your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings.
Is one toothpaste better than others?
Generally, no. However, it’s advisable to use a toothpaste containing fluoride to decrease the incidence of dental decay. We recommend our patients use whatever toothpaste tastes good to them, as long as it contains fluoride.
How often should I floss?
Flossing your teeth once per day helps prevent cavities from forming between the teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing also helps keep your gums healthy.
Get In Touch
In compliance with the recommendations for public health, anyone with a cough or fever will NOT be allowed in the building and should stay home. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment.
When You Arrive
One of our staff members will come to your vehicle and take your temperature.
If you’re running a fever, you’ll need to reschedule. If your temperature is normal, please wait in your vehicle until we let you know we’re ready for you.
At the beginning of your appointment, you will be asked to pre-rinse. The pre- rinse has anti- fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
At the end of your appointment, please sanitize your hands before re-entering the business areas.