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Let Teens Express Their Personality With Custom Braces

May 1, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Crowns,Porcelain Veneers — Ritchie Dental Group @ 1:46 pm

Marble Falls Invisalign Remember when Horseshoe Bay adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment were mortified by their metal mouth? Thankfully, for most young men and women, those days are over.

Wear Your Braces Proudly

Many Marble Falls adolescents wear their braces proudly and make no effort to hide them. They know they don’t need to wait until their teeth are corrected to flaunt a striking smile; they enjoy flashing their brightly-colored braces in all their glory.

Express Your Personality…

Another plus? Just as they mix and match their clothes and shoes, teens can change their wires and bands. Braces have become another fun way for fashion-forward Kingsland and Meadowlakes teens to express their personality.

…or Not

Of course, there are still some kids (and many adults!) that are not thrilled about having metallic fuchsia bands and neon yellow wires adorning their teeth. Discrete clear aligners are virtually undetectable and can align teeth just as quickly and effectively as metal braces.

Aligners are Removable

Aligners are not permanently attached to the teeth. They can easily be slipped out for brushing, flossing, meals, and sports. If your Marble Falls child plays a musical instrument that defies standard braces, removable aligners may be the best option.

If you or your little ones need orthodontic treatment in the Horseshoe Bay area, call Ritchie Dental Group at 830-637-7227 to schedule a consultation with Greg Ritchie.

We provide comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, restorative dentistry, and dental crowns. If you need affordable state-of-the-art dental care in Marble Falls, let us tell you about our financing options.

Whatever your age, if you want to straighten your teeth while making a fashion statement, don’t hesitate to get bands to match every outfit in your closet!

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

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When Should My Child Have An Orthodontic Evaluation?

April 3, 2020

Filed under: Dental Crowns,General Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers — Ritchie Dental Group @ 4:59 pm

Child-Friendly Marble Falls Pediatric Dentist

It’s a question that many moms and dads in Marble Falls debate: When should I take my child in for their first orthodontic evaluation? The answer may be a little earlier than you think.

We recommend bringing children in by the age of seven. Even if you don’t see any signs that your child will need braces. It’s essential to have an exam and X-rays to know exactly how tooth development is progressing.

How about dental visits for pediatric dental care? We recommend bringing your child to a family or pediatric dentist by the age of one.

Not only will your dentist want to clean your child’s teeth and apply fluoride, but it’s also critical for little ones to get used to seeing the dentist.

Starting early dental visits will mean that later in life your child will be less likely to require extensive restorative dental work.

If your child is uneasy about visiting Ritchie Dental Group, you might want to bring them in a few days before to visit our office. Call us at
830-637-7227 to set up a time for your child to meet our friendly and comprehensive team.

At Ritchie Dental Group we offer:

dental crowns
general dentistry
porcelain veneers

Dr. Ritchie and your pediatric dentist work together to ensure your child receives the best treatment possible.

 

 

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

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Toothache? Broken Braces? Knocked-Out Tooth?

January 10, 2020

Filed under: Dental Crowns,Emergency,General Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 3:58 pm

Bad Breath Treatment Horseshoe Bay

Let’s consider three dental issues that may require immediate treatment.

Toothache

Most of us experience a toothache at some point in our lives. Even one day with oral pain can seem like an eternity.

A toothache could be a symptom of an abscess. If an abscess progresses, it can destroy the root of the tooth. It can even destroy the surrounding bone.

Possible causes of a toothache are decay, an injury to the tooth, a broken crown, an infection, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

Let Dr. Ritchie take care of you. You will quickly be back to pain-free eating, speaking, and sleeping. What a relief!

Call Ritchie Dental Group if you have a toothache.

Broken Braces

What if one of the wires on your dental braces comes loose? It can damage your teeth or gums. If this happens and you cut the inside of your mouth, rinse with a solution of salt and water.

Call Ritchie Dental Group if a wire on your braces breaks. We have extended hours for when an oral problem can’t wait.

Knocked-Out Tooth

We hope this never happens to you. But we are here in the unfortunate event that it does. And it’s not the end of the world.

If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done rapidly. Make sure you hold the tooth only by the crown. Never touch the root!

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water. Be careful not to brush off any tissue attached. It is best to reinsert the tooth into the socket. (This may not be possible with younger children.)

These are just a few of the urgent-care issues we treat at Ritchie Dental Group. But we are also a full-service dental office.

We perform:

  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • CEREC same-day crowns
  • Same-day teeth whitening

Save our number in your contacts on your phone. If you have a dental emergency, you can call without delay.

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

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6 Ways Dental Crowns in Horseshoe Bay Restore Smiles

February 14, 2019

Filed under: Dental Crowns,Family dentistry,General Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:08 pm

cost of dental crowns in Horseshoe Bay

Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play a key role in Ritchie Dental Group cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth. Dental crowns in Horseshoe Bay are used for several common dental problems:

  • An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
  • A broken tooth
  • A tooth with acute decay
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that prevents a proper bite

The Purpose of Dental Crowns in Horseshoe Bay

Dental crowns in Horseshoe Bay serve both structural and aesthetic purposes. They protect a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. Plus, a crown can save a tooth from extraction and the ensuing bone loss. Cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like all teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gum line could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package; don’t bite and pull.

Schedule an Appointment

Greg and Mendy Ritchie can counsel you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. For information on dental crown prices, invisible braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call Ritchie Dental Group today at 830-637-7227 or visit our website. We would be happy to help you improve your overall dental health with general and cosmetic dentistry in Burlington.

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

Dental Crowns in Marble Falls: How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

August 3, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Crowns,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:40 am

Dental Crowns in Marble Falls

Marble Falls general dentists use dental crowns in many restorative treatments. A dental crown in Marble Falls adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, correct bite misalignments, and is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems such as yellow teeth, stained teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns in Marble Falls are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

  • All ceramic (porcelain-based)
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Gold alloys
  • Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

When many Marble Falls dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.

How Long Do Dental Crowns in Marble Falls Last?

Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and general dentistry. Call us to book a consultation to find out more about restorative dentistry in Marble Falls!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

Restore Your Smile in a Single Day with CEREC

July 5, 2016

Filed under: Dental Crowns — Tags: , — ritchie @ 4:52 pm

dental crowns in Marble FallsIn the past, when you heard you needed a tooth restoration with a dental crown, your immediate thought is about the headache and hassle that comes with the procedure. Traditional dental crowns required you to have to schedule multiple appointments while having to wear a temporary crown as you waited for your new crown to be made at an off-site lab. At Ritchie Dental Group, we value your time, which is why we offer same-day crowns with CEREC technology. We provide the best dental technology to simplify dental procedures without compromising the results to save you time. We proudly offer same-day dental crowns in Marble Falls with CEREC.
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Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

October 11, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Crowns,Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , , — Ritchie Dental Group @ 4:43 pm

Dental Crown Or Veneer? What Marble Falls Should Know

Marble Falls cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Horseshoe Bay area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.

It takes a team of experienced Texas dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your Horseshoe Bay cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed. The role of the Marble Falls dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at Ritchie Dental Group provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

We’re Greg and Mendy Ritchie of Ritchie Dental Group. If you would like more information about crowns, porcelain veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, we invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. we can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and brilliant. Call 830-637-7227 today!

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sedation dentistry
dental implants

Wear A Crown In Horseshoe Bay

May 3, 2013

Filed under: Dental Crowns — Tags: , , , , — Ritchie Dental Group @ 10:58 am

Wear A Dental Crown In Horseshoe Bay

Some Horseshoe Bay residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a solution to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, it will cover the portion of the covered tooth that is above the gum line.

Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. Your Marble Falls area cosmetic dentist will usually put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.

Dental crowns have been used successfully in Marble Falls cosmetic dentistry for decades.

Many cosmetic dentists use crowns when performing smile makeovers to cover patient’s discolored or poorly shaped teeth. Strong, natural-looking crowns are also used with dental implants.

If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with your cosmetic and family dentist. Or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the Horseshoe Bay area, call us here at Ritchie Dental Group. We are located in Marble Falls and have been serving Marble Falls and the surrounding areas since 2000. We are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.

Call us at 830-637-7227 and our friendly and comprehensive staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, enamel shaping, or any other cosmetic dental, general oral health, or dental financing questions.

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