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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 380 Family Dentistry in Prosper, 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. Travis Campbell 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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Still Not Sure? Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in Prosper, TX

Choosing the best option is important, and our team at 380 Family Dentistry 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 Prosper, TX please contact Dr. Travis Campbell to schedule your consultation.

Caries Tratment

The DECAY Dental is one of the most common diseases in the world. Despite the false myths that exist about this, it can be said that, except in specific cases, they are avoidable. Although some are formed by genetic inheritance but, the majority (about 90 percent), are due to incorrect oral health habits. In this way, the main cause of tooth decay is the accumulation of bacterial plaque in the tissues, which causes the destruction of tooth enamel. However, following oral hygiene habits and visiting the dentist as often as possible can stop their development and prevent their appearance.

Do not forget that tooth decay has an infectious origin, because it is due to the accumulation of bacterial plaque and the attack that these microorganisms carry out on the dental structure through the acid they produce when digesting food. Consequently, caries treatment will always consist of two parts: the elimination of the infection and the repair and reconstruction of the affected tooth so that it fully recovers its functionality.

The dentist will decide the treatment to follow based on two variables. The first is the assessment of the degree of involvement of the tooth, which is done by careful exploration and the support of an x-ray of the tooth. The other refers to children and is to determine if the affected part is a permanent or a tooth of milk and in the latter case if the roots have formed completely, because if so, the treatment will be different from that of adults.

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Caries Treatment: Dental Empaste

Caries Cravity

Depending on the damage suffered by tooth enamel, a treatment for tooth decay or other will be performed. A priori, the signs of the existence of caries are not usually evident, so it is necessary to visit the dentist to detect it. When it advances, a cavity is formed in the tooth that usually causes discomfort and / or pain. The filling is the treatment that is usually performed during the first phase of caries. In this case, the area is anesthetized to subsequently eliminate caries by milling with a lathe. Once the decay has disappeared, the gap that is left in the tooth is filled and the material is polished.

Caries In Acute Phases: Endodontics And Exodontics

Endodontics and exodontics are procedures performed on teeth with acute or irreversible damage. The first, tries to recover the affected tooth and is commonly known as “kill the nerve.” Therefore, endodontics is the treatment of the pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth, to numb it. On the other hand, exodontics is the treatment that the tooth damaged by caries receives when nothing can be done for it, that is, its extraction. In any case, the most important thing when carrying out a caries treatment is still the preventive exercise and visit the dentist frequently, for an early detection of the pathology.