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The Benefits of a CEREC Dental Crown

One big benefit to your dentist having CEREC technology is convenience. You will be able to have your permanent restoration placed on a problem tooth after just one visit! If you need treatment for a serious cavity, or if you come in with an injured tooth, you can have the permanent protection needed in less time. CEREC crowns are also popular for their appearance. Because they are made with life-like dental ceramic, so the crowns produced with this technology will look like natural teeth.

CEREC technology places everything needed to construct your crown in your dentist’s office. Every necessary step – the taking of measurements, the design of your crown, and its construction – can all be taken care of in one visit.

In addition to being more convenient for patients, CEREC crowns are also made to look like natural teeth. This helps you avoid any issues with your restoration negatively impacting how you look.

CEREC technology can also produce a permanent dental crown. This means you will have important dental support that can last for many years.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry About How You Can Receive A Dental Crown Made With CEREC Technology

At DaVinci Dentistry, you can receive expert restorative dental care when you need it by our caring and professional doctors. Thanks to CEREC technology, you can have a permanent dental crown placed over the course of just one visit! Our office is committed to helping patients keep their smiles in the best possible condition. To make an appointment for yourself or a family member, call our Southlake, TX dental office today at (817) 251-9333 or request an appointment online.  We proudly treat patients in Southlake, TX and surrounding areas including Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor. We look forward to your next visit!

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Dental Implants Sustain Your Jawbone After Tooth Loss

Dental implants offer several advantages for people who need to secure replacement teeth. You can feel more comfortable with the prosthetic, as it will be permanently secured. No healthy teeth will need to be modified in order to keep that restoration in place. You can also find it easier to bite and chew thanks to implant support.

One big benefit you should know about is that implants protect you against jawbone resorption. When you lose teeth, the roots of those teeth are no longer in place to provide stimulation for your jaw. That deprives the bone of the appropriate flow of nutrients, leading to a breakdown of tissue. Once placed, dental implants can act in the place of your lost roots, and protect you against this loss of mass.

Having Dental Implants Placed

Your dental implants will not be placed until you have undergone an evaluation from your dentist. If you have waited to seek help for tooth loss, you may have already suffered a loss of jawbone density that impacts your candidacy. Once approved, you will have the implants inserted directly into your jawbone. The appropriate healing period will need to take place after this – your jaw will actually fuse with your implants. After this has occurred to a sufficient degree, you can have your prosthetic placed.

Taking Steps To Avoid Future Issues With Tooth Loss

If you want to avoid future issues with tooth loss, pay attention to how your gums are doing. Gum disease is the leading reason for adult tooth loss. Better preventive habits and regular dental checkups can help you avoid this problem.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry If You Are Interested In Receiving Dental Implants

At DaVinci Dentistry, you can count on expert care and extremely caring doctors and staff. If you are interested in having dental implants placed, please call our office at (817) 251-9333 or schedule an appointment online. We proudly treat patients in Southlake, TX and surrounding areas including Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor. We look forward to seeing you!

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Understanding Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most advanced methods of tooth replacement. These permanent restorations offer unmatched stability, and they are virtually identical to natural teeth in their construction and durability.

Preserve Your Oral Health with Dental Implants

Dental implants do not only replace missing teeth. They also replace your teeth roots, providing ultimate strength and durability. Dr. Khal Ajlouni of DaVinci Dentistry will use digital X-rays to examine your jawbone. With these sharp images, he can determine the optimal placement for your implant posts. Then he will surgically place the implants in your jawbone. After your bone and gums have healed, the implants will become a permanent part of your dental arch. Then Dr. Khal can attach a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

Many dental experts consider implants to be the optimal form of tooth replacement. These advanced dental restorations offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Stability: Because implants will be permanently fixed in your jawbone, your new teeth will never slip out of place.
  • Durability: When properly cared for, implants can last a lifetime.
  • Convenience: Because implants are so stable, you will not typically face any dietary restrictions. It is also easy to care for implants. You will simply need to maintain routine hygiene and your biannual dental visits.
  • Enhanced oral health: Out of all forms of tooth replacement, implants are the only restorations that can prevent jawbone degeneration. With implants, you will not have to worry about a changing facial structure, and you will have a reduced risk for further tooth loss.
  • Aesthetics: Because implants are secure and sit right against your gum line, they are virtually identical to natural teeth. Our restorations are also made of advanced materials that have a natural color and sparkle.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Implants can be a great way to replace one, several, or even all of your teeth. As a dental implants candidate, you should have enough bone volume to support the titanium posts. Dr. Khal, the only board-certified prosthodontist in the mid cities area, will carefully examine your jaw structure before recommending implants. If you suffer from gum disease, you may not be a candidate for this treatment. Finally, you should not have any underlying health conditions that may make it difficult to undergo oral surgery.

Finally, to learn more about what to expect from a dental impant, click here for more information.

Schedule a Visit at DaVinci Dentistry Today

Dr. Khal Ajlouni and Dr. Raed Ajlouni of DaVinci Dentistry believe in ongoing education and use advanced technology to provide you and your family with high-quality dental care. They are both university professors, and with their vast experience, they are uniquely qualified to provide you and your family with a full range of dental treatments. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, complete our online appointment request or call our Southlake, TX dental office today at (817) 251-9333. We proudly treat patients in Southlake, TX and surrounding areas including Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor.

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The First Step in Invisalign Treatment? Talk to Your Dentist

If you want to straighten your teeth, but feel uneasy about conspicuous braces, Invisalign may be the perfect option for you; however, before you can start treatment, talk to your dentist as he will need to perform a preliminary examination. If you are a good candidate, your dentist can move forward with designing your custom Invisalign treatment. Over the course of your care, you will use a sequence of removable aligners, all of which are made from clear plastic, so they will be difficult to see. At the end of treatment, you can enjoy a beautiful set of straightened teeth.

Making Sure You Qualify For Treatment Using Invisalign
Not every patient who needs an orthodontic adjustment will be able to use Invisalign. If your adjustment needs are more dramatic, conventional braces may be necessary for a successful outcome. Those who do qualify can enjoy a treatment that is less intrusive, and considerably harder to see, than traditional bracket and wire braces.

What Kind Of Benefits Can I Expect From Straightened Teeth?
The benefit many people think of when they think about orthodontic treatment is an improved smile. This is certainly an attractive benefit, but it is not the only one. Patients who correct their teeth can make it easier to stay free of cavities, thanks to the correction of overlaps that create risks for tooth decay. You can also correct issues with a poorly aligned bite. Bite problems can lead to TMJ dysfunction, which can cause pain, making jaw movements more difficult, and even lead to issues with bruxism.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry About Invisalign
At DaVinci Dentistry, you can receive orthodontic care through Invisalign treatment. Invisalign offers patients a means of correcting their crooked teeth with less impact on their appearance. Because the aligners are removable, they can also be less intrusive, making it more comfortable to eat and clean your teeth. To schedule an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Southlake, TX dental office today at (817) 251-9333. We are proud to treat patients in Southlake, TX and surrounding areas.

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The Cosmetic Value of a Dental Crown

Being able to protect a vulnerable tooth is important. Using a dental crown to cover up a problem tooth can allow you to bite and chew comfortably and naturally, and keep you safe from future problems with that tooth. When your dentist provides you with a ceramic crown, it becomes possible to offer restorative dental care that keeps your appearance in good standing. Ceramic crowns can be crafted to match the look of your surrounding teeth, so it does not stand out in your smile. CEREC technology allows your dentist to provide your crown in one visit, making it more cosmetically pleasing, and convenient.

Thanks to CEREC, Your Ceramic Crown Can Be Ready In One Visit
With CEREC technology, everything needed to design, craft, and place your crown is all contained in your dentist’s office. Your appointment will begin with your dentist taking the necessary measurements and performing necessary preparatory work on your tooth. The measurements will allow them to design your crown, and a milling machine in the office will produce it in time for it to be placed during that same visit.

Better Preventive Care Reduces Your Risk For Needing Future Dental Crowns
Your crown may be durable and up to the task of providing you with long-term care for a problem tooth, but prevention will always be preferable to restorative work. If you want to limit your risk for problems, schedule regular dental exams and cleanings. With these recurring appointments, you can take better care to avoid tooth decay. If you do have a problem, you are more likely to have it found and treated sooner, meaning you may need a filling, but not a crown, to address the issue.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry If You Need A Dental Crown
At DaVinci Dentistry, you can receive a dental crown that offers lasting protection without a change to your appearance. Thanks to CEREC technology, you can actually have that crown in a single appointment. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call us today at 817.251.9333.

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Teeth Grinding May Lead to Serious Dental Work

When you fail to act in response to an ongoing teeth grinding habit, you can find yourself seeing your dentist for serious restorative dental work. A teeth grinding habit, often referred to as bruxism, can tax your jaw joints, and cause wear and tear on your smile. The type of care you need can depend on how badly your issues with bruxism have harmed you. If you receive care from your dentist in time, you can effectively prevent any issues. Unfortunately, if you fail to respond in time, you could require cosmetic dental work, or even some degree of restorative dental care.

Cosmetic Dental Work
If your wear and tear only creates cosmetic dental issues, porcelain veneers may be your ideal response. Veneers will make your teeth look flawless, hiding signs of wear and tear as well as issues like misshapen teeth, discoloration, and spacing problems.

Placing A Crown On A Damaged Tooth
If you have a tooth that suffers serious chipping, or develops a crack, you may need a dental crown. That tooth will have to be treated by your dentist to make sure the crown fits properly. In cases where cracks in a tooth have formed, your dentist may need to perform a root canal treatment to protect you against a possible infection.

You Can Suffer Tooth Loss Because Of An Unaddressed Teeth Grinding Problem
It is possible to suffer dental damage that cannot be restored. In these cases, your dentist will only be able to help you by providing a tooth extraction. After this takes place, you can review your different options for replacing a lost tooth or lost teeth.

Troubles Caused By Teeth Grinding? Let DaVinci Dentistry know!
Stop a teeth grinding habit from leading to serious damage by making an appointment at DaVinci Dentistry. You can count on preventive care to help address your issue, as well as care to address any issues that developed in the wake of this condition. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Southlake, TX dental office today at (817) 251-9333. We look forward to seeing you!

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Caring For Your Smile After Porcelain Veneers

Your excitement at seeing how porcelain veneers improve your smile can be muddied by one concern – how do you care for your teeth after veneers are placed? Luckily, care for your smile after this cosmetic dental procedure will not change much from the care you provided before. Brushing and flossing will still take place like normal, though your dentist can recommend that you switch to a toothpaste that is non-abrasive. Your veneers can resist stains, but they do not respond to professional whitening agents in a favorable way. That means if they do become discolored, they cannot be treated like your natural teeth. Be mindful of this and of how often you consume dark liquids like coffee, tea, and red wine.

Placing Your Veneers
Your veneers are permanently affixed, so you will not be able to remove them when you eat or drink. They are custom made at a dental lab, using measurements supplied by your dentist. Those measurements are taken during your initial appointment, where your dentist may also treat the front of the teeth to make sure veneers fit properly. After they have been crafted, your veneers will be sent to your dentist, who will bond them to the front of your teeth.

Bruxism Can Put Your Veneers In Jeopardy
One issue you should watch out for after receiving veneers is bruxism. This is a habit of teeth grinding, one that can lead to frequent bouts of grinding while you sleep. Putting a stop to this is important. Without intervention, the habit can wind up leading to serious damage to your cosmetic restorations.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry About Receiving Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers can make big, exciting changes to how you look – and with proper care, those positive results will last. At DaVinci Dentistry, you can receive porcelain veneers that address a variety of different concerns about how you look. If you have any questions about how to care for your veneers, or to arrange an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Southlake, TX dental office today or request an appointment online.

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Enjoy the Confidence of a Whiter, Brighter Smile

A professional whitening treatment can exceed the effects you have seen from over the counter whitening agents. The materials available from your dentist at DaVinci Dentistry will be able to remove stains that are too deeply settled into your enamel for store bought products. The resulting change can lead to a real boost in your confidence – after your treatment is finished, you may find yourself absolutely thrilled to show off your whiter, brighter smile.
You have a choice between whitening your teeth with your dentist’s help in the office or taking the materials home with you. If you have further questions about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, your dentist will be happy to review what options are open to you.

Selecting Your Preferred Approach To Professional Teeth Whitening
You can decide between having your dentist perform a whitening treatment in our office, or taking up the task yourself. If you decide to whiten your teeth at home, your dentist will equip you with whitening gels and a special tray that helps you apply those gels evenly. These gels will attack stains during 30 to 45 minute treatments. If you prefer to have the work done in our office, your brightened smile should be ready in less than an hour!

Reviewing Your Other Cosmetic Dental Treatment Options
People who worry about the quality of their smile may be concerned with more than just the color of their teeth. If you are worried about different dental flaws, talk to your dentist about them. You may be better served by porcelain veneers, which hide multiple superficial flaws effectively and have an impressive overall effect.

Enjoy A Whiter Smile Thanks To DaVinci Dentistry
If you are looking to make your smile whiter and brighter, and you are unimpressed by the results store bought whiteners have offered, talk to DaVinci Dentistry. You can walk away from a single whitening appointment with very impressive results! To make an appointment for yourself or a family member, call our Southlake, TX office today at (817)251-9333. We happily treat patients in Southlake, as well as Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor.

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Change the Alignment of Your Teeth with Invisalign

You may be surprised to find that with Invisalign, you can make changes to the alignment of your teeth without traditional braces. Many patients, particularly teens and adults, are relieved to know they can enjoy a correction without conspicuous brackets and wires on their teeth. You might like the idea of clear braces, but still be unsure as to how they can help. You will receive several aligners, which will be used in sequence. Each one brings your teeth closer to their final position than the one that came before. Because they are made from clear plastic, they can escape the notice of others. Because they can be removed, you can eat and clean your teeth more comfortably than if you had traditional braces.

Straightening Your Teeth Offers More Than Just A Better Smile
Many people want to straighten their teeth because they are counting on a positive cosmetic change; however, there are additional advantages you can gain. If you have teeth that overlap each other, you can face an increased risk for cavities in the hard to reach areas this problem creates. If your alignment affects your ability to comfortably bite and chew, you may develop issues with TMJ dysfunction. Invisalign is most commonly used to correct gaps and spacing, overcrowding, underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites.

Your Dentist Can Make Big Smile Improvements
It is possible to make a number of positive changes with cosmetic dental care. Your dentist can offer you improvements in the form of whiter teeth, and can even hide damage and developmental flaws. The best way to determine what treatment is right for you is to go in for a consultation. Our dentists can offer their expert insight into what procedure would best provide the results you wish for.

Talk To DaVinci Dentistry About Invisalign
With clear braces from Invisalign, you can see big changes to your smile. If you are interested in straightening your teeth, you can count on us to provide you with your aligners, and to work with you to make sure you enjoy optimal results. To set up an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Southlake, TX dental office today at (817)251-9333. We happily treat patients in Southlake, as well as Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor.

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Is It Time for Cavity Treatment?

Has it been a long time since you were able to enjoy a meal, or even a snack, without discomfort? Heightened sensitivity can make hot foods and drinks almost painful, and can cause cold treats like ice cream feel really uncomfortable. Fortunately, if you are suffering from sensitivity or dental pain, restorative treatment could come to the rescue. In the case of cavities, which are the most common cause of dental discomfort, dental fillings are a fast and effective way of protecting the smile and restoring a patient’s comfort.

Don’t Ignore Sensitivity or Discomfort
One of the most important things to know, when it comes to your smile, is that while some sensitivity is not uncommon, you should never ignore potential symptoms of dental problems, like cavities. Especially if your sensitivity seems sudden or heightened, it could likely be due to enamel erosion or other trauma to a tooth that might require restorative treatment.

Teeth are incredibly strong, but they lack the ability to repair themselves the way the skin and some other organs can, so if a tooth becomes damaged, restorative treatment is likely the only way to repair it, and to improve your comfort.

A Filling Is a Fast Solution for Dental Decay
Dental fillings are one of the most common restorative treatments, because cavities are the most common dental issue. They actually affect over 90 percent of the adults in America.

Fortunately, modern dental fillings are designed to be both comfortable and natural-looking, allowing for confidence when smiling and chewing. Made of composite resin which bonds tightly with teeth and conducts less heat than metal, many patients find these tooth-colored fillings far more comfortable than the metal amalgam fillings that were once most common.

If you or your family member are experiencing tooth sensitivity, call our Southlake, TX dental office today. We happily treat patients in Southlake, as well as Grapevine, Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, and the HEB corridor. We look forward to serving you!