So, you’re curious about dental crowns. You know what this type of restorative treatment is: A prosthetic tooth made to fix a damaged tooth by providing full coverage. With that said, though, you find yourself going down a rabbit’s hole of questions that may apply to you right now, that could one day affect you in the future, and then some other stuff that you’re just plain curious about. You may not be surprised to hear that our Grand Prairie, TX team has quite a penchant for crowns and for explaining them! So, take a moment, as we offer details that will help to satiate your serious desire for answers! (Still need more info? Come on in!).
When you realize that you’re experiencing discomfort associated with any aspect of your smile, your first thought is probably that something is wrong with your oral health. While this isn’t the nicest of thoughts, you are probably correct! The good news in the midst of this not-so-lovely news? Our Grand Prairie, TX practice provides our patients with an extraordinarily thorough selection of dental treatments, which means whatever is going on is something we can fix! That is, only if you come in for a dental visit, so we can diagnose the concern, offer advice, and select the appropriate treatment. For now, let’s narrow down some common occurrences, as we remind you it’s always best to see us!
It’s very easy to convince yourself that you’re not a good candidate for teeth whitening, even if you are. It’s also possible to be told by another practice that you are not a good candidate (even if you are). Then, of course, there’s the fact that even if you don’t necessarily meet the requirements for traditional whitening, there are other ways to help you attain that beautiful, glowing smile you’re hoping to be able to put on display! So, let our Grand Prairie, TX team walk you through some additional details that will help you recognize no matter what, your whiter smile is certainly on the horizon.
Root canal treatment is the process of carefully removing an infection from the inside of your tooth’s inner structures – mainly, its pulp chamber and root canal. As such, it’s usually recommended when tooth decay has become so severe that it reaches these chambers. If you’ve neglected a growing toothache or hesitated to receive a tooth filling, then the need for root canal treatment might not be much a surprise. However, at our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we might also uncover other reasons for root canal treatment during your visit that you might not have expected. (more…)
While trying to deal with nighttime dental care can present its own issues (maybe you fall asleep before you brush sometimes!), our Grand Prairie, TX team is aware that morning smile care often brings with it its own set of challenges. Remember that we are always here to help you with your own unique concerns, which you are welcome to bring up during checkups with our team! For now, let’s cover some frequent areas of frustration, so you can see that there’s always an easy and effective solution!
The more impressive and multifaceted a treatment is, the more common it is for it to cause some confusion. Why is that, you ask? Well, in the case of porcelain veneers, the issue is often that they provide so many benefits and can offer such a dramatic transformation, they are often looked on as a “too good to be true” selection. This plants a seed of doubt in the minds of patients who are otherwise wonderful candidates for veneers. So, how to see the facts, as you make your way through confusion, rumors, myths, and more? Call our Grand Prairie, TX team to set up a consultation, of course, during which we will answer everything! For now…
Your dental care should never feel like an excruciating, exceptionally challenging, difficult experience. Instead, protecting your smile from potential damage, keeping it clean, and keeping it healthy should actually be quite a breeze to accomplish! However, our Grand Prairie, TX team often hears just the opposite from some of our patients, which leads us to believe you could potentially use some reminders about areas of care that can seem full of obstacles (but don’t need to). Remember: If you need help making any aspect of care simpler, just let us know!
There’s probably already some stuff you can rattle off about tooth decay that’s accurate and that reminds you that it’s something you don’t really want to deal with if you can help it. However, as much as you may feel familiar with cavities, you may also find that upon further investigation, there’s a lot you don’t know! The lovely news is that our Grand Prairie, TX team is happy to share new insight that may help you better understand, avoid, treat, and even identify decay, so you’re in a much better position to protect your smile health!
If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then you might already recognize the importance of replacing them. However, you might not realize just how important it is to choose the right dental prosthesis according to your needs and preferences. For example, dental implant-supported restorations not only rebuild the visible parts of your teeth, but also the roots that supported them. At our Grand Prairie, TX, dental office, we may suggest supporting your replacement teeth on one or more dental implants to optimize the long-term health of your smile. (more…)
Whether you’re prepared or not, the 4th of July is going to show up and with quite a bang (or some big booms, thanks to the lovely fireworks that will light up the evening sky!). So, if you are a parent and you have kids’ smiles to take into consideration, our Grand Prairie, TX team reminds you that getting just a few details together will greatly benefit you. When you’ve thought about your celebration ahead of time, you can feel absolutely sure your children’s oral health is going to be safe and sound (even if you’re planning on attending a party with tables full of sweets and treats), as you enjoy a fantastic day as a family.