With crowns, fillings, and root canal therapy, we seek to protect damaged or decayed teeth, and help improve the overall health and beauty of your smile. However, sometimes keeping your smile strong actually means we remove a tooth completely. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist will look at the benefits of a tooth extraction.
When you have persistent pain in a tooth, you could have more than a simple cavity. In fact, your tooth could be infected, and lack of treatment could mean eventual tooth loss. In order to relieve discomfort and protect your smile’s stability, your Celina, TX, dentist may suggest treatment with root canal therapy!
At one time, a dental filling meant you received a metal restoration to stop tooth decay and protect your tooth. However, the metal would stand out against the rest of your tooth. But what if we could provide a version that looks natural, one that blends with your smile? Using composite resin, your Celina, TX, dentist will do just that!
When we discuss cosmetic dentistry, we often focus on the teeth. Teeth whitening removes stains, while bonding and porcelain veneers correct the shape and color of the teeth. Fastbraces® and ClearCorrect® correct the position of the teeth to straighten the smile. But what about the gums? Various factors could cause you to develop swelling, or excess or receding gum tissues, altering your smile’s appearance. Fortunately, your Celina, TX, dentist knows how to correct these common issues with gum contouring!
If you have misalignment, then you likely want a straighter smile, but may feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing braces. However, what if your Celina, TX, dentist could offer an alternative that is nearly invisible? With ClearCorrect®, we have a series of aligners that are made from clear plastic, and help shift the teeth into optimal positions.
As our country continues to grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have put off a number of trips or important appointments. However, we’ve found that lack of routine dental care often allows minor issues, such as early cavities, to lead to painful infections or even tooth loss. In order to protect the health and safety of our patients so they can attend checkups and cleanings, or undergo vital treatments, your Celina, TX, dentist has implemented a number of new protocols!
Canker sores and cold sores, also known as fever blisters, or two very different issues, but both lead to painful and embarrassing sores. However, your Celina, TX, dentist can offer treatment for both using advanced laser technology. With the Fotona hard and soft tissue laser, we can provide treatment that is comfortable and convenient!
When you have pain in your face and jaw, this could be related to a serious oral health issue known as TMJ disorder, or TMD. The problem could also be due to bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). In order to treat orofacial pain, your Celina, TX, dentist may use an unexpected solution: Botox®!
Correcting misalignment not only improves the overall beauty of your smile, but has been shown to boost overall oral health as well. However, people often worry about the time commitment of braces. After all, doesn’t treatment automatically mean two or more years of wearing braces? To offer a shorter time frame, your Celina, TX, dentist may suggest the Fastbraces® system, which provide optimal results in as little as six months!
Sometimes, we see patients who have more than one esthetic issue impacting their smiles. To help them obtain a completely new smile, we may suggest porcelain veneers. These thin restorations act as a mini-smile makeover, addressing a wide array of issues with a tooth’s color and shape. In today’s blog, your Celina, TX, dentist will talk about the benefits of improving smiles with porcelain veneers.