Category: Restorative Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers 101

Not many people are aware of the transformative power of porcelain veneers. They have the ability to, in two simple dental visits, reform a tooth and in so doing, renew your entire smile. Porcelain veneers, also known as dental laminates, are very thin layers of porcelain that are attached to the front side of the… Read more »

Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

A root canal treatment focuses on the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatments remove inflamed, infected tissues from the root canals and inner area of the tooth. Deep tooth decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, and cracks or chips in the tooth can allow bacteria to enter its inner chamber, or pulp, and… Read more »

What to Expect at Your Dental Implant Procedure

We all become anxious when anticipating a dental or medical procedure. However, knowing what to expect rids patients of a significant amount of stress. The same is true of your dental implants surgery. A dental implant procedure is a tooth replacement option that replaces your missing tooth root with an artificial root made of titanium…. Read more »

White vs. Silver: Which Filling is Better?

Have you ever wondered why some dental fillings are white while others are silver?  These white fillings are known as composite resin fillings, and the silver-like fillings are called amalgam fillings.  During a dental filling procedure at Mansfield Dental Associates, Dr. S. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris first remove the decay from the tooth,… Read more »

Quiz: How Do Dental Crowns Work?

What happens when your tooth suffers from advanced decay or becomes chipped? To return a tooth to full function and appearance, many dentists will recommend a dental crown. Made from a variety of different materials and containing both cosmetic and restorative properties, dental crowns are a common and unique form of smile restoration.

6 Root Canal Myths Dispelled

When people mention root canals, they often speak of them as they would speak of martyrdom: something exceedingly unpleasant that is to be born with heroic valor. However, this bleak view persists primarily because there are so many myths surrounding the procedure. When you receive a root canal from your Mansfield, TX dentist, you will… Read more »

How Dental Implants Can Protect Your Jawbone

When you lose a tooth, it obviously affects your smile. However, your appearance is not the only thing that suffers; the loss of just one tooth can lead to a significantly diminished jawbone. In turn, this can lead to more tooth loss, which further compromises your jaw. It is a vicious cycle. Fortunately, dental implants… Read more »

4 Reasons to Consider Implant-Supported Dentures

If you are looking into tooth replacement options, you may be considering dentures from our Mansfield, TX dental practice. However, you may have put off treatment because you dread the thought of ill-fitting and uncomfortable false teeth. Thanks to advanced technology and our highly personalized treatment methods, we offer state-of-the-art dentures that look and feel… Read more »

Dental Crown or Veneers: Which One Should You Choose?

Traditionally, dental crowns have been considered a restorative technique while porcelain veneers have fallen into the category of cosmetic dentistry. However, thanks to advances in dental materials and techniques, the line separating veneers and crowns is blurring. Use our simple guide to understand the ins and outs of these two restorations.

Repair Your Tooth with a Dental Crown

How Teeth Become Damaged Although our teeth are very strong, a variety of factors can weaken them to the point that they are unable to function properly. When teeth become this feeble, your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, are likely to recommend a dental crown, a hollow, tooth-shaped restoration that… Read more »