Apr 29 2013
If you want yourself and other family members to have good dental health, you probably value the high quality care and services you receive from your family dentist and his staff. After all, having regular dental checkups and cleanings, as well as ensuring that any dental or gum problems are addressed quickly by competent dental professionals, is crucial in making sure that you and other family members enjoy good dental health and maintain bright, healthy smiles.
But what you may not know is the important role that a dental lab plays in helping your dentist and his staff to take care of you and your family’s teeth and gums.
What a Dental Lab Does
A dental lab works closely with your dentist’s office to create:
- Orthodontic appliances such as braces to help straighten teeth
- Crowns and dental veneers that help to restore and strengthen existing teeth
- Complete sets of dentures
- Fixed bridges and partial dentures
Even though you might not work with them directly, the staff members at labs are dental professionals just like those you deal with at your dentist’s office. These skilled technicians work with sophisticated instruments and various materials. Using dental impressions made at your dentist’s office and following detailed instructions from your dentist, lab technicians create custom tooth replacements for patients.
The next time you or a family member needs a crown, dental veneer, bridge or dentures, remember that there are many trained dental professionals working hard to provide the custom tooth replacements that will keep you and your family smiling for years to come.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roach, please call us at (512) 918-0005 or fill out the contact form on our website. In the meantime, we’d love for you to join us on the Jollyville Dental Facebook page or Jollyville Dental Professionals Google+ page! Like our page to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in our office, health tips, and the latest trends in the dental industry.
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Apr 15 2013
If you’ve ever considered braces to straighten your own teeth or your children’s teeth, you know that one of the biggest considerations is the potential embarrassment that can come along with having to wear regular braces.
It’s bad enough for kids, but it can be just as embarrassing, if not more so, for adults.
If the potential embarrassment has prevented you from looking into braces for yourself or your children, you might be interested to learn more about Invisalign®.
The revolutionary Invisalign® aligners are clear braces designed to straighten teeth in both adults and children. These remarkable aligners are made of a clear plastic material that fits comfortably over your teeth and work just as effectively as regular, old-fashioned braces with one big difference: Invisalign® braces are virtually invisible.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign® Aligners?
Invisalign® may be the right choice for anyone suffering from:
• Crooked teeth
• Teeth with gaps
• Overbites and underbites
• Crowded teeth
Once you’re fitted with Invisalign® aligners, the clear braces begin to slowly move your teeth over a period of time. Every two weeks or so, in order to continue the teeth-straightening process, you’ll begin to wear a new set of aligners. About every six weeks, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with your dentist so your progress can be monitored.
If you’re interested in getting Invisalign braces and would like to make a dentist appointment, please call us at (512) 943-6502 or fill out the Contact Us form on our website. In the meantime, we’d love for you to join us on our Jollyville Dental Facebook Page or Jollyville Dental Professionals Google+ Page! Like our page to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in our office, health tips, and the latest trends in the dental industry.
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Mar 27 2013
There’s no doubt about it – our teeth become less and less white as we get older.
Part of it is a natural result of aging: the surface of teeth becomes slightly damaged over the years, which makes them more susceptible to stains.
Another reason stems from the foods we eat. Berries, coffee, red wine and so many more foods can stain our teeth.
If you’re like many people, you’ve either already tried whitening your teeth or are seriously considering it.
Before you do, here are a few things you should know about teeth whitening:
- Don’t expect miraculous results right away. Over-the-counter whiteners typically have only between 3% and 10% peroxide, while professional cleaning agents used by dentists can have as much as 40%. If you’re using an OTC product, it will likely take quite some time to see any noticeable difference.
- Don’t overdo it! Too much whitening can damage the enamel on your teeth, resulting in see-through teeth with a bluish tinge.
- OTC trays don’t work as well as strips. OTC products that utilize one-size-fits-all trays aren’t effective at ensuring even coverage of the cleaning agent on your teeth. Custom trays created especially for you by your dentist are much better, but if you’d prefer to use an OTC product, choose strips instead.
- Whitening your teeth can make them sensitive. If you have sensitive teeth to begin with, you’ll likely notice an increase in sensitivity right away. But even if you don’t have sensitive teeth, OTC whitening products can make them that way.
- Avoid whitening products if you have gum disease since they can make the condition much worse.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening or just a check up, please call us at (512) 943-6502 or fill out the contact form on our website. In the meantime, we’d love for you to join us on the Jollyville Dental Facebook page or Jollyville Dental Professionals Google+ page! Like our page to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in our office, health tips, and the latest trends in the dental industry.
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