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Adequate Results vs. Incredible Results

November 25, 2022

Filed under: Dental Implants,Restorative Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX can give you a replacement that not only looks like a natural tooth, but functions like one, too.

It’s the sort of incredible result we have come to expect from dental implants, and a reason why they are considered the best replacement option for lost teeth. Implants are one of the most important developments in the history of dentistry.

For single-tooth replacement, a complete dental implant consists of three parts. One is the implant itself, a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. Second is a connecting piece called an abutment. Finally, the artificial tooth, or crown, connects to the abutment.

Once the procedure is complete you are left with normal biting and chewing power. What makes this possible is a process called osseointegration. That describes how the implant actually fuses with the bone to replace the missing tooth root, and becomes a part of your body.

Other replacement options, such as a dental bridge, are adequate enough. One of the things that makes implants so incredible, however, is their success rate: it’s greater than ninety percent!

Dental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX have helped people from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes, and are among our restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

Do You Eat A Tooth-Healthy Diet?

November 18, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am
Healthy Teeth and Your Horseshoe Bay Diet Maintaining healthy teeth is an important concern to us at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX. We want all of our patients to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. Keeping your teeth healthy requires thorough brushing and flossing, every single day. Regular cleanings and checkups are also necessary for preventing cavities and maintaining good dental health. It’s easy to overlook the fact that a healthy diet is beneficial to your teeth. A diet that includes foods that help your muscles and bones will also help you develop healthy gums and teeth. We recommend foods rich in vitamin B, such as breads and cereals. Foods rich in vitamin C, like fruits and vegetables, help improve the health of your gums. Zinc and magnesium are also good for the health of your teeth and are found in foods like lean beef, fish, and poultry. Saliva is vital to healthy teeth because it assists in maintaining the pH balance in your mouth. Foods high in fiber encourage saliva production, as does the chewing of sugar-free gum. Gum, however, can damage unhealthy teeth, or even pull out fillings. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we want all our patients to enjoy good dental health. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our practice for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls 1000 Marble Heights Dr Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady 2001 Nine Rd Brady, TX 76825

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Aesthetic Dentistry Solves Difficult Oral Problems

November 11, 2022

Filed under: Dental Implants,Restorative Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am
Do you fear that your smile is beyond repair due to damage or neglect? Rest assured, that may not be true. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we use restorative dentistry to improve smiles every day. Tough Problem 1: Insufficient Bone for Dental Implant Solution: Bone Grafting Here are some tough dental problems we routinely solve: Dental implants are state-of-the-art in tooth replacement. But before you can get one, you need to have enough healthy bone to support it. Bone grafting is a fairly simply procedure to promote the growth of new bone. Tough Problem 2: Tooth Damage or Loss Solution: Restorative Dentistry We can address multiple issues by restoring your teeth and mouth to a functional, and even an aesthetic state. It might involve filling cavities, restoring or replacing missing teeth, or repairing damage with a crown. Our goal is twofold: restoring your natural smile, and preventing future dental health problems. With restorations from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX there is always hope for your smile! Patients from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls 1000 Marble Heights Dr Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady 2001 Nine Rd Brady, TX 76825

What Does Your Dentist Need To Know?

November 4, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

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For the best possible dental health, you should see us at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX twice a year for a cleaning and exam. It’s our chance to make sure you’re brushing and flossing properly, and your chance to discuss any dental health concerns you may have.

During the checkup we look for any new cavities that may have appeared since your last visit. We might take X-rays, although this is not done at every visit. We’ll examine your gums, too, for any signs of gum disease.

Remember: if the eyes are the window to the soul, then your mouth is a window into your general health. Poor dental health has been linked to various diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, premature birth and low birth weight, and diabetes.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, the dental health of each patient is our primary focus every single day. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Ritchie Dental Group

October 28, 2022

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Ritchie Dental Group

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, cosmetic dentistry is about making positive changes to your teeth and smile, while at the same time maintaining your dental health.

Everyone, it seems, would like to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Who wouldn’t? When we combine several cosmetic dentistry techniques we call it a smile makeover. The available techniques include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is the most sure-fire way to transform your teeth from dull to dazzling. It surpasses any product you can buy at the store.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Veneers cover any flaws in your smile: chips or cracks in teeth, gaps between teeth, and other imperfections.
  • Dental Implants: These top-of-the-line titanium posts are surgically inserted into the jaw to provide a perfect supporting structure for tooth-replacement restorations.

A beautiful smile is the sum of its parts. Any of the techniques listed above will improve your smile. Put them together and it becomes something special!

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes also come to us for complete restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

October 21, 2022

Filed under: General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

white fillings Horseshoe Bay

Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? If you are like most of us, you got some cavities fairly young, and the ubiquitous silver fillings that were once standard. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, there is a better option.

Composite fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so even though a cavity has been filled, they’ll blend in seamlessly. They are made of a composite resin material that is strong when bonded to the tooth.

Another benefit is that they may, in the long run, be better for your health. While standard metal fillings are still considered safe by the American Dental Association, some people don’t want them because they contain small amounts of mercury.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX white fillings are standard. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to us for complete general and restorative dentistry, and all their dental health needs. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

6 Ways To Prevent A Cracked Tooth

October 14, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

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Cracked teeth can be painful, unattractive, and costly to repair. In this post from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we offer an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

  1. Avoid chewing on hard things. Patients should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky.
  2. Beware pitted fruits. That peach may be soft, but, if you bite hard into the stone, you could damage a tooth.
  3. Protect your teeth. It is essential to care for your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be struck. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, flag football, and any such activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth protector.
  4. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Locate a pair of scissors to open a package or cut the price tag off a new piece of clothing. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.
  5. Avoid grinding your teeth. Teeth grinding not only wears teeth down, it can lead to a cracked tooth. If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, talk to us so we can address the problem.
  6. Get regular dental check-ups and cleanings. We can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. We may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. Repair these cracks early, before more damage ensues.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we want all our patients to enjoy good dental health. Patients in Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to us for complete general and restorative dentistry services. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Captivate Audiences Once Again

October 7, 2022

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

Remember when being a five-year-old with a few missing teeth charmed friends and family? When a lisp was considered adorable and endearing? Doesn’t really work for adults. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we can restore missing teeth with lifelike dental implants.

A single-tooth dental implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, a connecting piece called an abutment, and a crown.

  • Implant: A titanium post inserted into the jaw fuses with the bone. This creates a solid foundation for the artificial tooth it will support.
  • Abutment: The abutment is affixed to the implant, and will in turn support the crown.
  • Crown: The replacement tooth looks like a natural tooth, and works like one.

One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a dental bridge, and even a full dental arch.

Dental implants, like those available at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, are state-of-the-art dentistry that help you captivate audiences once again. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to our office for implants and other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Dental Bridge vs Dental Implant

September 30, 2022

Attention Marble Falls Replace Your Dental Bridge Before You Lose Teeth

In this post from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we discuss dental implants as an alternative to traditional dental bridges.

Bridges have been a standard tooth replacement option for many years. There is more than one type, but the most common consists of an artificial tooth held in place by dental crowns on either side of the replacement.

Patients have improved biting and chewing ability with a bridge. On the downside, though, is that those neighboring teeth must be prepared by having enamel removed so there’s enough room for the replacement.

Another type of bridge doesn’t require the neighboring teeth to be prepared. The replacement tooth is supported with a frame, usually made of metal or porcelain. They are not as strong bridges held in place by crowns.

A more modern type of bridge is supported by dental implants. Implants are metal posts that are inserted directly into the jaw. Bridges secured this way are much stronger and more secure than other types of bridges.

Dental implants can support one artificial tooth, a bridge, or even a full dental arch. If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, ask us about dental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX. People from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry options. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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Best Practices For A Healthy, Beautiful Smile

September 23, 2022

Filed under: Dental health,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — PM Blogger @ 8:00 am

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It’s easy to become a little complacent about your dental health. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX, we know that all too well! Our goal in this blog post is for you to evaluate where you stand and consider how you can improve things.

Brushing

  • Good: Brush teeth once a day.
  • Better: Brush teeth right after each meal.
  • Best: Brush after each meal and floss correctly before bed.

Dental Checkups

  • Good: See us if you get a toothache.
  • Better: See us once a year even if you don’t notice any dental problems.
  • Best: Twice-yearly, have a thorough dental exam and professional dental cleaning at our office.

A White Smile

  • Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
  • Better: Use a whitening product at home.
  • Best: Schedule an in-office whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

  • Good: Ignore it. We don’t recommend this, but it seems good enough for some.
  • Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
  • Best: Restore your smile with a durable and natural-functioning dental implant. 

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

  • Good: Eat a healthy diet.
  • Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
  • Best: Eat a wholesome diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugary foods, abstain from energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day to keep acid at bay.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX we are big advocates of preventative care. We want all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. Find out why people from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes trust us with their smiles! We offer general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

Ritchie Dental Group – Marble Falls
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654

Ritchie Dental Group – Brady
2001 Nine Rd
Brady, TX 76825

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