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A Facelift For Your Teeth?

April 5, 2019

porcelain veneers price Horseshoe Bay

Have you ever wished for a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your solution! Porcelain Veneers are an effective and versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure that we at Ritchie Dental Group offer to our clients in the Marble Falls, Texas area.

Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth and are a terrific way to fix a myriad of tooth imperfections, particularly if you have:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Unevenly worn teeth
  • Cracks in teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Minimal Misalignment.

Super-strong, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth. orcelain Veneers are more durable than Dental Bonding, which is sometimes used to fix the same varieties of imperfections. Dental Bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the relative costs of the two procedures.

How many Veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to enhance and the overall condition of your teeth. at our Marble Falls, Texas dental office, Drs. Greg Ritchie and his wife, Mendy Ritchie will advise you on the most effective strategy.

The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the outcome as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them created in the same “batch” at the lab.

The first step in the Veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to construct the Veneers to the perfect size, shape, color, and extent of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians (yes, like ours) elevate the level of artistry in this. It is an involved process, but we are committed to seeing it through.

Many patients wonder if Veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the Veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth very slightly, with proper care, Veneers can last up to 15 years. Our team can advise you in detail on proper care of orcelain Veneers .

If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for flawless Porcelain Veneers, give us a call at Ritchie Dental Group. We have been serving the general and cosmetic dentistry needs of those in the Marble Falls, Texas area since 2000. Our cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry services also include:

  • Zoom! Teeth Whitening
  • Orthodontics
  • Invisalign Clear Braces
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings and Restorations

Give us a call today so that we may help make you one more satisfied patient!

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

 

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kingsland: Test Your Dentistry Knowledge

September 28, 2018

Filed under: Beautiful Smile,Cosmetic Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers,Teeth Whitening — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:55 am

Cosmetic Dentistry in Kingsland

Are you up on the latest cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by your Kingsland, Horseshoe Bay, or Meadow Lakes dentist? Take our quiz and find out. Then, you can check your answers at the end of the blog.

1. This popular treatment uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This composite is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted, and then hardened and polished.

A. Veneers
B. Flossing
C. Defanging
D. Bonding

2. This procedure, which can be done with cosmetic dentistry in Kingsland or at home is very common and its main purpose is to lighten the color of one’s teeth and improve their appearance.

A. Teeth Bleaching
B. Teeth Whitening
C. Inlays and Onlays
D. Buffing the Ol’ Pearly Whites

3. These thin, porcelain coverings are custom-made for each mouth and are usually used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

A. Wax lips
B. Bleaching trays
C. Veneers
D. Tooth socks

4. Which dentist serving the Horseshoe Bay area can skillfully perform state-of-the-science cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you a celebrity-caliber smile?

A. Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie at Ritchie Dental Group
B. Dr. Bertha Bicuspid
C. Dr. Leo Spaceman
D. Dr. Whitey Toothson

At Ritchie of Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls, we serve the Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes areas with superior experience and care. If you have any questions about our services or about cosmetic dentistry in Kingsland, give us a call at 830-637-7227. We offer a wide variety of services such as tooth whitening or porcelain veneers, please contact us today.

  1. The correct answer is D, bonding. 2. The correct answer is B, teeth whitening. 3. The correct answer is C, veneers. 4. The correct answer is A, Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie.

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

Restorative Dentistry in Burnet: Restore Or Replace

June 1, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants,Porcelain Veneers,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:15 am

restoration dentistry in Burnet

As the saying goes, there is more than one way to skin a cat, although we don’t know why anyone would want to. Regardless, there is more than one way to fix a tooth. If you are the lucky owner of a set of perfectly healthy teeth, you may never need any of these procedures. However, if you are like most Burnet residents, you will probably need to restore a tooth eventually. With restorative dentistry in Burnet, you can have the smile you always dreamed of. Today’s post looks at six restoration procedures that are used routinely to repair damaged teeth.

A Porcelain Veneer
Porcelain Veneers are wafer-thin covers can hide a chip or crack or correct the alignment of a tooth that is slightly crooked.

A Filling, Inlay, or Onlay
This procedure has been used to restore teeth for over a century, although the materials and techniques have advanced considerably. One fairly new option is a white filling replacement for metal fillings. A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are constructed in a dental lab, they are commonly called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are generally smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

Dental Bonding
Bonding is used to fix chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. A skilled cosmetic dentist applies pliable composite resin and molds it to the precise shape required. The resin is then hardened with a special light.

A Dental Crown
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, strength, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with acute decay, the replacement tooth in a dental bridge, and the visible portion of a dental implant. Crowns can be made of metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or resin.

Dental Implants
Many dentists consider a dental implant to be the ultimate restoration because it restores the entire tooth – both root and crown. Most dental implant recipients report that the implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth. With restorative dentistry in Burnet, an implant can prevent bone recession which is common at an extraction site. Dental implants are used in a variety of applications such as anchoring dentures and dental bridges.

For more information about restorative dentistry in Burnet or any of these procedures, call Ritchie Dental Group today!

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr,
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

The Guide To Teeth Whitening in Marble Falls

April 20, 2018

teeth whitening Marble Falls

So you want to whiten your teeth? It’s an affordable way to upgrade your smile, look younger, and feel more confident when you interact with others. At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls, there are a few things we recommend when it comes to teeth whitening:

  1. Meet with us for a consultation first. There are several different teeth whitening systems and a consultation will help you establish which treatment plan is best for you.
  2. It is vital that you understand whitening won’t do anything to existing fillings, veneers, or crowns.
  3. During your consultation, decide how many shades lighter you want your teeth to be.
  4. With any teeth whitening system, tooth sensitivity may occur. In most cases, it won’t last for more than a day or so. Call Ritchie Dental Group if it lasts longer.

We offer Zoom! Whitening, which is considered one of the safest and most effective professional-grade whitening procedures available. It uses hydrogen peroxide gels activated by LED lamps to produce dazzling white smiles, in as little as one hour.

Ritchie Dental Group, with offices in Marble Falls and Brady, provides other cosmetic dentistry services, such as porcelain veneers. We also offer general and family dentistry, and love seeing the youngest of your brood for pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.

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

 

What’s The Latest With Veneers?

January 6, 2017

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Ritchie Dental Group @ 9:22 am

Marble Falls Prepless Veneers One of the latest breakthroughs in Marble Falls cosmetic dentistry is prepless veneers. Though thousands of Burnet and Kingsland smile restoration patients who have received traditional veneers are happy with the results, some Texas dental patients have delayed this procedure because they do not want to lose healthy tooth structure.

Marble Falls prepless veneers are a less-invasive procedure for transforming Horseshoe Bay smiles. New  prepless veneers at Ritchie Dental Group are incredibly thin shells which adhere to the face of teeth and require no removal of tooth enamel. Most Marble Falls prepless veneers are about the thickness of two pieces of paper. Because the color is built into the veneers (instead of being applied after fabrication), they look like your natural teeth–only better!

Our experienced Texas ceramists are skilled artists. They create each custom veneer with the optimum shape, color and thickness for your new smile. Another great feature of the Ritchie Dental Group prepless veneers application procedure is that it requires no anesthesia or drilling.

If you are embarrassed by misaligned, discolored or broken teeth, prepless veneers may be a smile restoration solution that you can feel good about.

Call Ritchie Dental Group to learn more about prepless veneers. It is the first step toward your dazzling new smile!

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

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

 

What Can Veneers Do For Horseshoe Bay Smiles?

November 25, 2016

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Ritchie Dental Group @ 2:25 pm

porcelain veneers cost Horseshoe Bay

Hello, and welcome to our Ritchie Dental Group cosmetic dentistry blog. Today we are taking the time to answer a common question that many dental patients have. The question is, “What exactly are porcelain veneers and how are they used in cosmetic dentistry?”

Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Unlike a dental crown which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. They are generally used to correct teeth that have been chipped, stained, decayed, or that are slightly crooked.

If you visit your dentist for veneers, he or she will first make a model of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to create the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit.

Since a small portion of the enamel on the tooth has to be removed so the veneer can be placed, this process is usually irreversible.

I hope that this blog entry has helped you to understand a little more about veneers and how they can help you to improve your smile. Ritchie Dental Group offers all the services you need to create your very best smile. Ask us about gum contouring, smile makeovers, teeth whitening, dental implants, and invisible braces.

If you are looking for a dentist with know-how creating beautiful porcelain veneers, give Ritchie Dental Group a call. We are Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie, and we have been practicing dentistry since 2000.

Please call 830-637-7227 and a member of our friendly and comprehensive staff can schedule an appointment for you and answer any questions you have about cosmetic dentistry.


The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on September 4, 2013

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
78654

 

How Do Veneers Create Stunning Smiles In Horseshoe Bay?

November 6, 2015

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , — Ritchie Dental Group @ 11:36 am

Veneers Create Stunning Smiles in Horseshoe Bay Veneers have a multitude of applications in Marble Falls cosmetic dentistry. With veneers, you can transform your smile without significant restorative dental work.

Is your tooth enamel worn and thin? Tooth-colored porcelain veneers have the brilliance and translucency of healthy tooth enamel. Many Horseshoe Bay dental patients have received veneers to cover worn enamel. Some believe they look twenty years younger!

Have your teeth developed uneven edges? Tooth grinding, natural wear and other factors can roughen tooth edges. Veneers are a minimally invasive correction for uneven tooth edges.

Do you have chips or cracks in your teeth? If your teeth are otherwise healthy, veneers provide a flawless tooth surface. Are your teeth yellow or gray? Veneers can fix that, too. Veneers can be fabricated in any shade to perk up your smile while still blending naturally with your other teeth and skin tones.

Porcelain veneers are paper-thin, tooth-shaped covers that are affixed to the front of teeth. Traditional veneers required the removal of a thin layer of tooth structure.

Veneers are strong, natural looking, and one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures in Kingsland and Meadowlakes. Of course, a tooth with extensive damage may need a dental crown.

At Ritchie Dental Group, we would be happy to show you what veneers can do for you. Ritchie Dental Group is located at 1000 Marble Heights Dr in Marble Falls. We provide premium dental care for many of your friends and neighbors in the greater Horseshoe Bay area. Our phone number is 830-637-7227.

You can visit https://www.ritchiedentalgroup.com/services.html for information about our friendly and comprehensive team and the types of services we provide.

Marble Falls Dynamic Dental Duo: Teeth Whitening and Veneers

November 8, 2013

Marble Falls Teeth Whitening and Veneers Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in Marble Falls and throughout Texas.

Numerous ads for whitening products in our local Marble Falls media contain terms such as ‘white brite’, ’22 carbamide peroxide’ and ‘peroxide teeth’. They look tempting, but how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?

First, and especially for our local Marble Falls Texas patients, we recommend talking to Greg and Mendy Ritchie DDS at Ritchie Dental Group at our Marble Falls office. Just because teeth whitening products are readily available in Marble Falls and Horseshoe Bay, it doesn’t mean they are all safe or appropriate for every person. Getting a professional opinion is a good first step.

Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk damage, especially if you need tetracycline teeth whitening. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is especially important to talk to a Horseshoe Bay dental professional about worry free dentistry teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening kits are not the only way to quickly improve your smile in Marble Falls. Many of your Horseshoe Bay and Burnet neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. There are several brands of veneers such as Lumineers by Cerinate, da Vinci and Mac. We can help you decide on which is best for you.

Veneers are sometimes called ‘instant orthodontics’ because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as provide instant teeth whitening.

Porcelain veneers can also fix chipped teeth and cover stains. The vast majority of Marble Falls veneer recipients are extremely pleased with the results.

Providing comprehensive dental care for Horseshoe Bay families since 2000.

Re-Contour Your Teeth At Ritchie Dental Group

October 18, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers — Tags: , , — Ritchie Dental Group @ 1:15 pm

Burnet Gum Contouring At Ritchie Dental Group

If your crooked, discolored teeth keep you from smiling and you feel like there is nothing you can do about it, please give us a call! Our names are Greg and Mendy Ritchie and we, along with our staff at Ritchie Dental Group, have been giving the people of Marble Falls something to smile about since 2000.

If you are disappointed with the smile mother nature gave you, let us help you create the smile of your dreams. New procedures and materials now make it possible to completely revamp and restyle your mouth in Marble Falls.

If your teeth are uneven, Ritchie Dental Group has several options to correct that. We can re-contour your teeth by removing a small portion of your enamel to change the length or shape of your tooth. Gum contouring is another option to change the look of your teeth. If more is required to improve your smile, we can offer you veneers or bonding.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are permanently attached to the fronts of your teeth, correcting any imperfections. They last much longer than dental bonding and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns.

Many Texas resident’s teeth have become discolored by drinking colas, tea, or coffee. If you have stained or discolored teeth and dream of having pearly white teeth then check out the many teeth whitening options at Ritchie Dental Group.

Stop hiding behind a timid smile. Take charge and let Ritchie Dental Group create a confident, beautiful smile.

Ask us about Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants.

Dr. Greg and Mendy Ritchie
Ritchie Dental Group
1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls Texas
830-637-7227
https://www.ritchiedentalgroup.com/services.html

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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