Is A Chipped Tooth Hurting Your Smile?

All it takes is one flawed tooth to disrupt the overall quality of your smile. Problems with dental damage can have different consequences. A serious tooth injury can create obvious oral health concerns, and it can put you at risk for losing a tooth. With that said, a “minor” chip in your enamel can still be a serious issue, particularly if it is in a visible area. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we offer services for chipped teeth that can improve your appearance. A conservative cosmetic dental procedure can put this problem behind you while minimizing changes to your enamel. (more…)

Growing Concerned About Teeth Stains?

Why are so many people concerned about dental discoloration? Simply put, there are many popular items that we eat or drink that can stain our enamel. A good oral hygiene routine will help with this, but you can observe a change in the color of your smile even as you maintain a practice of cleaning your teeth that keeps you free from cavities and gum disease. What can you do about this problem if you want to see real improvements? While store bought products may be available, they can deliver underwhelming results. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can discuss your treatment options, which can include both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. We can also review the advantages of other cosmetic services, which can be more effective at dealing with intrinsic discoloration. (more…)

Keeping Prostheses In Place Through Implant Dentistry

When patients lose teeth, they can fret over the impact their incomplete smile will have on their general appearance. They can also feel self-conscious and concerned about how the problem will interfere with their ability to bite and chew, or even the way they speak. The good news is that the right approach to care can address more than you might anticipate. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can perform implant dentistry and provide you with a restoration that supports your oral health, dental function, and appearance. Implants play an important role in prosthetic treatment. They hold restorations in position to make them more effective at absorbing bite pressure, and at keeping neighboring teeth secure. They also help you prevent problems with jawbone deterioration, something that can occur after tooth loss. (more…)

Learning About Tooth Bonding Treatment

When you feel less than thrilled to share your smile with the world, it can be hard for you to project confidence. This leads to both social and professional consequences, and it can a real drain on your self-esteem. What should you do about this issue? With the right treatment, you can make remarkable changes to the way you look while preserving more of your enamel. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can provide different cosmetic services that offer lasting benefits. For a more conservative approach that delivers prompt results, you can look into tooth bonging treatment, which can hide discoloration, damage, and other esthetic concerns in as little as one visit! (more…)

Discussing TMJ Pain At A Dental Exam

At your dental exam, you can talk to your dentist about more than just your possible cavity troubles, or what you can do to keep up a good oral hygiene routine. If you have ongoing difficulties with pain and stiffness in your face and jaw, TMJ disorder can be the cause. By addressing this with your Mansfield, TX dentist, you can learn about how this issue can be successfully managed. Our practice can help you by providing oral appliance therapy, and by looking out for other oral health issues that may have interfered with your bite function. We can also help you manage related issues with teeth grinding, something that can lead to more jaw stress and strain as well as permanent enamel damage! (more…)

Can Aging Affect Your Dental Health?

Your oral hygiene regimen has not changed, so why does it seem like you have more problems with dental decay now than you used to? Several factors can affect a person’s relative cavity risk. Over time, different issues like friction from biting and chewing, your diet choices, and even your approach to brushing can cause enamel erosion that makes you more vulnerable to decay. Smart habits and regular preventive appointments can help you avoid problems over time. Make sure you take your oral health seriously now, as doing so can make you less vulnerable to problems later. One way you can do this is to schedule regular dental exams. Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office can keep you updated about changes to your smile, provide cleanings that lower your risk for cavities and gum disease, and answer questions you have about aging – and other factors – that will affect your risk for dental problems. (more…)

How Implant Dentistry Affects Your Diet Options

Tooth loss can limit your diet, as it can take away your ability to confidently bite and chew different foods that you previously enjoyed. Losing more teeth will have a larger impact on your dental function, but just one absence can cause lasting difficulties. Fortunately, you can receive a lifelike restoration that remains fixed in place thanks to a dental implant, an artificial root that effectively anchors your prosthetic to your jawbone. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can meet with you to discuss the advantages of this treatment approach. We use advanced imaging technology to assist with planning, which ensures that patients receive implant posts in the right spaces and angles to provide lasting stability and oral health benefits. (more…)

What Patients Gain From Porcelain Veneers

Are you eager to show off a better smile? Are you interested in what you can do to address specific flaws, or correct larger problems with your appearance? The right procedure can actually take on more than one problem that you have with the way you look. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we can recommend treatment with porcelain veneers to help patients who have ambitious smile improvement goals. With these custom restorations, we can cover up problems with dental damage, concerns about the shape and size of teeth, and even hide difficult-to-address issues with discoloration! We should note that this is one of several cosmetic dental procedures, and that we can help you identify the procedure that is best suited to address your overall concerns. (more…)

When Root Canal Therapy Is Recommended

If you have a cavity, restorative dental work will be required to return your tooth to good health. With that said, the type of care you require can actually change. If you act in time, you can have your tooth restored before you need anything more than a dental filling. People who do not arrange cavity care until they experience worrying discomfort can learn that they need root canal therapy. At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we will work with you to make sure problems are addressed as soon as possible in order to prevent complications. However, if an issue does call for this service, we can take care to fully resolve problems with the health of your tooth to stop pain and the spread of decay. (more…)

How A Crown Restores A Cracked Tooth

It may be strong, but dental enamel is not indestructible, something you may be unlucky enough to learn the hard way if you crack a tooth. After this happens, you should make oral health care a priority. At our Mansfield, TX dental practice, we can meet with you to provide a permanent restoration to keep your tooth safe, prevent complications, and preserve your bite function. We can do this with a custom dental crown, a restoration that covers the tooth above your gum line. When providing a crown, it is important that we carefully measure a tooth so that your treatment provides lasting value without affecting neighboring teeth, which is why we take care to collect information to provide personalized care. (more…)