Archive for June, 2013

Who Can Benefit from Teeth Whitening?

Zoom teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment that allows the patient to reclaim their brilliant smile in one brief dental appointment.

Young adults to senior citizens can benefit from the resulting brightness available with Zoom in-office teeth whitening. With the potential of lightening teeth up to eight shades, a couple of hours spent at the dental office will be time well spent.

The patient will be treated to the professionalism and care afforded by your dental provider. Seeking alternative teeth whitening plans at your corner drugstore or on the internet can be a costly endeavor without instruction or any kind of support. If you have questions, there is no one to consult; if you have problems, you’re on your own.

With Zoom, the patient arrives for their teeth whitening dental appointment, is seated, questions or concerns addressed, and the process is underway. Barriers to protect sensitive soft mouth and gum tissue are put in place, protective eyewear is issued, and now you are only minutes away from a bright, beautiful, dazzling smile. 

The result is a cosmetic enhancement that is both affordable and offers a very noticeable difference.

Why is teeth whitening becoming one of the most sought after cosmetic dentistry procedures? Yellow or deeply stained teeth make the patient appear older than they are or suggest that the patient is not concerned about their appearance. In year’s past, the availability of cosmetic dentistry was reserved for the wealthy, but today’s procedures are available for every budget.

For patients that desire a more hands-on approach, Zoom does provide the ability to whiten at home with touch-up kits that allow the patient to whiten in the privacy of their home at their own pace.

One possible side effect is sensitivity; if you experience little twinges prior to whitening, your dentist will likely recommend a tooth paste to use for a couple of weeks prior to the whitening process to help alleviate this issue. Any sensitivity experienced usually dissipates at the conclusion of treatment or a day or two following completion.

The result is a cosmetic enhancement that is both affordable and offers a very noticeable difference. Yellow, drab teeth are vibrant and bright. The change you undergo can provide a life altering experience.

Your smile is confident, and whether you’re young or young at heart, this is a cosmetic enhancement that is certainly worthy of the brief time needed for completion. Contact our experienced dental team at Balcones Family Dental today to learn more.

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How Can I Maintain My Smile as I Age?

As the body ages, many changes occur. While maintaining good health is a priority, doing the things that will help us to age gracefully are important, too. One of the things that can betray age is the appearance of the teeth. A consultation to discuss the many improvements that cosmetic dentistry can provide will offer ways to retain your beautiful smile as you age.

One of the most economical, but impactful, improvements you can make is with teeth whitening. Teeth yellow over time. Topical stains from coffee, tea, red wine and other diet choices are erased with in-office Zoom teeth whitening. For patients that wish to whiten at home, there are products available that may take longer, but will offer a brighter smile.

Chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth can be enhanced with dental veneers. Veneers are wafer thin, tooth colored “jackets” that are designed to be permanently cemented on the front of damaged teeth. Other imperfections easily covered with veneers include closing gaps between teeth or hiding intrinsic stains not improved with teeth whitening.

Tooth loss from trauma, decay or disease is problematic whether you are a young adult or a senior citizen. But losing one or many teeth does not have to mean a major lifestyle change. Although there are several options that will deal with the aesthetic aspect of tooth loss, there is only one choice that will return the patient to the condition closest to natural, and that is with dental implants.

A dental implant is appropriate to replace one tooth, several teeth, or to support a bridge. The implant itself is made from titanium … when embedded in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred, the implant will fuse to existing bone tissue and provide the strength and support for the cosmetic restoration acting much like the roots of biological teeth.

After the implants have healed, they will be covered with one or more crowns or a bridge that has been designed to match surrounding natural teeth. The completed treatment will allow the patient to resume eating the foods most loved, speak with ease, and smile with a renewed self-confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry is no longer a luxury reserved just for the wealthy … our dental team can outline a treatment plan that will work with your budget and timeline to maintain your smile for a lifetime.

Contact the office of Dr. Paul Lounsberry at 512-200-7422 to schedule your professional consultation today.

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