What is the Difference Between Dental Implants & Veneers

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Dental Veneers and Dental Implants both can give patients a beautiful white smile. Deciding what restorative or cosmetic option works best for you depends on the condition of your teeth. Our staff at Bloom Family Dental in Austin, TX provides cosmetic and restorative consultations to all our patients to take a detailed look at your mouth and determine a customized treatment plan that works for you. We listen to your goals and look at all options to give you the opportunity to choose the best one.

So, what is the difference between the two? Typically, Dental Veneers and Dental Implants are used for different reasons. This all depends on how much damage a patient has to their teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are the leading restorative solution for many patients and one of the most common procedures done today. Implants are permanent and reliable giving patients the feeling that they have natural teeth. Implants are used for patients that have lost a tooth or teeth, have suffered from periodontal disease, or an injury. Dental implants take multiple appointments across a few months to complete.

Implants last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if taken care for properly. They provide many benefits to patients, and are comfortable in the mouth. Implants allow patients to speak, eat, and function just like they would with natural teeth.

As part of our evaluation process, Dr. Bo Stanley will determine if the patient has enough bone present in the jaw to support the implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to provide the additional support. During the implant procedure metal posts are placed in the jaw, and these act similar to artificial tooth roots. These posts provide the required support needed for the implants. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is secured on top of the implants. This allows the crown to be secured on top of the implant.

Crowns are custom made to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Temporary crowns are used while the patient waits for the permanent crown to be placed. Practicing good oral hygiene habits and visiting our office regularly will help to keep your implants looking and feeling great.

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Looking for a Quality Cosmetic Dentist in Austin, Texas?

Choosing the best option is important, and our team at Bo Stanley, DDS and our team is here to help give you all of the options available to achieve that bright white smile. We welcome all patients, and strive to always provide quality service our patients can count on.

If you are interested in finding out more about Dental Veneers or are looking to get dental implants in Austin, TX, please contact Dr. Stanley to schedule your consultation today!

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

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While dental issues vary from person to person, a common problem that our patients will bring up to our dental team are concerned about yellow teeth. This article will explore the causes of yellow teeth as well as provide some considerations and tips for whitening your smile at home!

What Causes Yellow Teeth?

Despite their smooth appearance, our teeth are more or less porous. In other words, at the microscopic level, they are strewn with small holes — kind of like the pores in our skin.

When you eat and drink, deposits get lodged in your email. The main culprits are cigarettes, tinted drinks such as coffee or red wine, soft drinks. If you don’t brush your teeth regularly, the build-up of plaque is an aggravating factor. However, even with impeccable oral hygiene, the teeth eventually turn yellow. Hence the annual visit to the dentist for a good scaling followed by a light polishing.

But sometimes, it is not only the porosity of the email that is questioned. There is also its natural shade. Indeed the color of your teeth is also a question of genetics! In this case, you can remove all the colored drinks from your diet and triple your budget for scaling. Nothing will help: your teeth will never be white.

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Why Would Teeth Whitening Be Needed

Why Should You Whiten Your Smile?

As you will understand, having white teeth is not just about brushing your teeth! Our teeth are porous and it builds inexorably to plaque and tartar. Ultimately, it turns yellow. So, of course, there is the whitening solution at the dentist.

Regardless if you opt for a professional whitening or an over-the-counter solution, having white teeth offers social benefits. In today’s society, having white teeth is synonymous with hygiene and charm.

On the other hand, there is also the famous dental plaque. It promotes cavities, bad breath and magnifies the yellowing of teeth. With a homemade treatment, I could fight more often against the accumulation of bacteria and food residues. So I could avoid cavities while whitening my teeth.

In summary, three aspects motivate you to whiten your teeth:

  1. The cost: this kind of treatment will always be less expensive than a visit to the dentist.
  2. The effect on teeth, even one that is naturally young/beige.
  3. Prevention against dental plaque.

Contact Dr. Bo Stanley in Austin, TX

If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a teeth cleaning with Dr. Stanley, please don’t hesitate to contact us today! Our friendly staff would be delighted to assist you.