Those likely to benefit from dental implants include people who have been experiencing problems with conventional dentures or simply people who have lost a tooth or teeth. They make life easier for those that have been finding it difficult to chew and enjoy meals and can slow down the process of tissue and bone loss in the jaw. What’s more is that implants can even provide a more youthful appearance due to the way that they will give your facial structure a lift. Furthermore, they will help you to speak more clearly.
However, for this implant procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
Just as you need to look after the rest of your body to look good, you need to care for your teeth and gums. When you visit your dentist for dental cleaning and prevention treatment, they will examine your teeth fully and usually take a full set of x-rays at the same time; these will allow him to see what is going on inside your gums and jaw bone.
Once completed, they will evaluate the findings and put together a plan of action. This will involve you visiting the practice for regular check-ups. The treatment may include such things as:
Cleaning and polishing – this will remove tartar from your teeth as well as plaque, which is formed from bacteria. If left in place, inflammation will eventually occur. They will then polish your teeth to make them look good, removing stains at the same time.
Evaluating your gums – your gums and the bone underneath your teeth will be carefully checked to ensure that there are no problems or any disease developing.
Screening for oral cancer – your dentist will check for signs on your mouth, tongue, throat, gums and even the neck.
X-rays – these will allow the dentist to check inside your jaw bone and teeth for such things as bone loss, problems with development, teeth in the wrong position, tumors, abscesses, and any other hidden problems.
Existing dental work – they will check all fillings, crowns, bridges, implants etc. for any damage or signs of wear and tear.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry typically involves elective treatments and focuses on improving the overall appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. Common procedures range from the relatively simple, such as teeth whitening, to more complex dental care such as implants that require specialized expertise.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Achieving a healthy smile is a considerable achievement but, for many patients, it’s not the end of their treatment goals. They’re seeking to improve the appearance of their teeth as well, whether that means erasing stains, closing gaps, or covering up structural damage. At HEB Dental, we enjoy being able to improve both a patient’s smile and their self-confidence with the help of transformative cosmetic dentistry solutions.
And studies have proven that a brilliant smile will boost your self-confidence, make you happier, and literally add a few years to your life.
What Cosmetic Dentistry treatments are available?
For patients dealing with several cosmetic dental flaws at once, veneers can provide an ideal solution. These thin, customized layers of beautiful dental porcelain are carefully placed over your existing teeth, effectively erasing misalignments, stained fillings, chips, and general wear. Only a very small amount of tooth enamel has to be removed during the treatment process, making veneers a conservative option. Patients can achieve dramatic improvements in an accelerated timeframe. Our team won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied with your new look.Crowns
At HEB Dental, our crowns are all-ceramic, and they effectively cover areas of dental damage and replenish the structure of your teeth in a way that appears natural and lifelike. All-ceramic crowns are biocompatible as well, enabling your natural gum tissue to grow back alongside the new restoration. In addition, we also offer Zirconia Dental Crowns. Zirconia is the strongest of all-tooth-colored crown materials. It is a good choice when exceptional strength is needed, for areas of the mouth where space is tight, or for bridges in high-stress areas.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
At HEB Dental, we use clear Invisalign aligners to gently move your teeth into place. Invisalign aligners are smooth, custom-made plastic trays that you wear over your teeth. You can pop them out at mealtime and keep enjoying all your favorite foods. Then, every two weeks or so, you’ll get another set of aligners until your treatment plan is complete. Best of all, no one will know you’re wearing orthodontics until they notice the difference in your smile.
Professional teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can quickly and effectively lighten your teeth by removing stains and discoloration and leave you with a bright, brilliant sheen. For many, a brighter smile means improved self-confidence and greater enthusiasm for living life to its fullest. Patients at HEB Dental have the option of choosing between take-home bleaching kits, which allow individuals to whiten at their own convenience, or in-office whitening, which can yield dramatic results in under one hour.