11808 Barker Cypress Rd, Suite G
Cypress, TX 77433

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Aesthetic Dental Transformations for A Complete Smile Makeover

smile makeover CypressA smile makeover has the ability to change your life. Prior to aesthetic improvements, the ability to eat, speak, or smile with self-confidence can be intimidating. But when teeth aren’t stained, chipped, crooked, or missing, life can be good again.

A consultation with your cosmetic dentist can lead to the aesthetic changes to make these life altering improvements.

Stained or Discolored Teeth – There are multiple treatments to consider when teeth are stained. One of the most economical, but effective, options is teeth whitening. Many topical stains are removed during the cleaning provided by your dental hygienist. But for more stubborn stains or teeth discolored due to age, medications taken, or food/beverage consumption, teeth whitening can lighten teeth multiple shades.

Chipped, stained, or malformed teeth – When teeth contain intrinsic stains not treatable with cleaning or whitening; or when one or more teeth are chipped, contain unwanted spaces, or teeth are too long or short … there is a procedure known as dental veneers to correct many dental flaws.

Veneers are most often made from porcelain, which makes them stain resistant. Veneers are very thin shells that are fabricated to be cemented to the front of teeth requiring improvement. The veneers will cover stained or damaged teeth; are permanent; and will actually strengthen treated teeth.

Crooked teeth – Invisalign clear braces provide a means to correct a dental malocclusion. An over bite, under bite or cross bite can be corrected with these virtually invisible braces … they are removable to allow the patient to enjoy the foods they love plus daily flossing and brushing.

Missing teeth – Eating, speaking, and smiling when one or more teeth are missing can be challenging. Dental implants can restore dentition as close as your biological teeth with the aid of dental implants. A dental implant is made from titanium and is placed in gum tissue where tooth loss has occurred. While the implant heals, bone grows to the implant providing a strong base for the restoration that will ultimately be placed where a tooth has been lost.

Broken or decayed teeth – The quickest way to repair these teeth is with CEREC restorations. With the ability to create a dental crown in one day, our cosmetic dentist can protect a cracked or broken tooth or one too decayed to repair with a filling.

Smile enhancements can provide a life changing transformation.

Call our dentist, Dr. Lori Logan, and see how you can get a smile makeover today!

How Often Should I Have My Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

teeth cleaning CypressWe are told that we are supposed to undergo professional teeth cleaning every six months. But this does not apply to every patient.

Individuals dealing with periodontal disease are encouraged to see their dentist for teeth cleaning every three to four months. The reason is to control plaque build-up. Once a patient is diagnosed with periodontitis, there is no cure … only management to keep teeth their healthiest.

Patients with a history of gum disease face an uphill battle for life. They must brush and floss daily to maintain a certain level of dental health. If a patient with gum disease chooses the only generally accepted dental treatment of two cleanings per year, they risk the likelihood of their dental health deteriorating.

Bleeding gums, gum recession, loose teeth, bad breath … these things are symptomatic of gum disease. And the ultimate outcome for patients that do not perform daily oral maintenance and have plaque removed every few months by their dental professional is tooth loss.

On the other side of the coin are those patients that are fortunate enough to enjoy healthy dentition without as much effort. Genetics have been kind in addition to practicing a daily regimen of flossing and brushing with a fluoridated tooth paste or gel. Although every six months is the recommended period for visiting your dentist, some patients are fortunate enough to be able to stretch the time between appointments by a few months.

There are other factors including diet (sugary snacks and beverages vs. fresh fruits and vegetables), lifestyle habits (tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, or illicit drug use), illness, and age that may impact the needs for dental care. Your dentist will make recommendations of things you may be able to do to maintain excellent dental health in addition to regular dental visits, brushing and flossing daily.

Patients dealing with dry mouth can use one of the many products available to promote saliva production to help keep the mouth flushed naturally.

Another recommendation may be fluoride application using tooth paste or gel; rinses are also available. There are over the counter products or prescription strength fluoride rinses as needed. Or your dental provider can apply fluoride at your cleaning visit.

The best advice you can follow is that given by your dentist … brush and floss daily and keep recommended appointments for optimum results.

Call our office today at 281-256-6866 and set up your dental cleaning appointment.