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Chipped Tooth in Horseshoe Bay? No Need To Panic

January 25, 2019

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There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth in Horseshoe Bay. You can either panic, or you can visit an experienced dental practice such as Ritchie Dental Group and move on with your life. At Ritchie Dental Group, we can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly performing the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even dental crowns can impact the course of treatment, so be sure to schedule a consultation with us before you take your next step.

Is There a Dental Emergency?

Have you recently chipped a tooth in Horseshoe Bay? Time is often an important factor when it comes to a dental repair so don’t wait. Call 830-637-7227 to schedule an appointment during a dental emergency. We’ve been around since 2000 – serving your neighbors in Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, and Burnet. Our team loves improving smiles for our patients. Don’t be afraid to drop by our office and meet our friendly staff.

Want To Improve Your Smile Even More?

When Marble Falls residents need Invisalign, we’ve successfully managed their treatment. When Meadowlakes patients have needed cosmetic dentistry, we’ve been happy to answer any questions they have. When you need dental implants, we are thrilled with the opportunity to make a true believer out of you. This is because we love it when patients leave our office with a smile on their face. Interested in the miracles that cosmetic dentistry has to offer? Well, we offer porcelain veneers, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry, and teeth whitening. Trust Dr. Ritchie to deliver exceptional results. No panic. No mistakes. And no worries. Just sit back and relax. Our friendly team at Ritchie Dental Group looks forward to seeing you.

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

Tooth Whitening in Marble Falls for a Whiter Smile

January 4, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Restorative Dentistry,Teeth Whitening — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:16 am

Tooth Whitening in Marble Falls For Whiter Smiles When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening in Marble Falls is one of the easiest and most rewarding procedures. There are a lot of tooth whitening options for those of us in the Horseshoe Bay area, but how do you find an experienced practice with tooth whitening in Marble Falls?

Make Ritchie Dental Group Your First Stop

Whitening your teeth is an advanced dental procedure that you won’t want to get wrong on the first try. That’s why we always recommend a visit to Ritchie Dental Group to talk about your options. At our practice, we are not only experienced with tooth whitening in Marble Falls, but we care about your teeth and your smile too. We can recommend tooth whitening procedures based on your age, dental hygiene, existing dental work, and personal goals. Most importantly, we can help you assess the condition of your teeth and help you understand what to expect and how to care for your teeth once they are whitened.

Many of our own patients ask about tooth whitening in Marble Falls. In fact, it is one of our most popular dental procedures at our office. There are many tooth whitening options, ranging from at-home to professional tooth whitening procedures and treatment we can do right here in our dental office. The one best for you can depend on many factors, starting with the color of your teeth and how white you want your teeth to be after the procedure.

Consulting with your Marble Falls dentist before you begin a tooth whitening procedure has several advantages. Among the advantages are professional care, experienced advice, and reliable recommendations for which tooth whitening procedure will be best for you.

If you are contemplating a tooth whitening in Marble Falls, and you live in the Horseshoe Bay area, come in and meet with us for just a few minutes. We’ll discuss your goals, the options that are available to you, and the results you can expect. You will be much happier with your results with the advantage of important professional advice. Our practice also offers services such as porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, and emergency dental care. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Let’s Talk About Cosmetic Dentistry in Marble Falls

December 7, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Implants,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:12 am

cosmetic dentistry in Marble Falls

At Ritchie Dental Group, we are very enthusiastic about upgrading smiles through cosmetic dentistry in Marble Falls. Few physical improvements have such a significant effect on attractiveness and self-confidence as a smile makeover. Excellent oral health and a gorgeous smile contribute to overall physical health and a high quality of life.

Results with Cosmetic Dentistry in Marble Falls

If you have ever wondered how cosmetic dentistry in Marble Falls could change your life, we gladly invite you to schedule a consultation so we can talk about it. We are confident that the initial consultation is the most important part of any treatment plan. During your no-pressure smile redesign consultation we will consider the following issues:

  • Your goals for how you want your smile to look and feel after the smile makeover.
  • The current status of your oral health.
  • The distinct features of your teeth and gums that you wish to correct.
  • Which distinct treatments are necessary to improve your smile
  • A detailed explanation of each needed procedure
  • You can see before and after pictures of cosmetic dental smile makeover patients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the services whether it be all at once or over time.
  • Information about oral conscious sedation.
  • Answers to any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Cosmetic dentistry expenses and financing options.

Schedule an Appointment

Your remarkable smile begins with an exam and consultation, so give us a call at 830-637-7227 to learn more. We offer services such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, braces, or teeth whitening. All of these procedures can be done during a complete smile makeover, which cuts down the number of appointments needed to give you the final results.

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

 

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

 

Dentures in Marble Falls: Modern Tooth Replacement

April 13, 2018

Filed under: Dental Implants,General Dentistry,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

Burnet tooth implant supported dentures

Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. They’ve been around for hundreds of years – George Washington wore them – and have improved the lives of thousands of people in Marble Falls.

But they are far from ideal. Among their drawbacks, they can impede such vital functions as chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

In fact, some denture wearers have stopped attending social activities because they are worried about unstable and conspicuous dentures. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures cut down their capacity to taste and/or chew.

Welcome to the twenty-five denture!

Implant-supported dentures are far superior to conventional dentures for many patients. Traditional dentures rest on the wearer’s gums. Implant-anchored dentures, however, snap on to implants in the patient’s jaw.

To be a viable candidate for implant-anchored dentures, the patient must have enough bone in the jaw to support the implants. Implant-anchored dentures are most often used for the lower jaw, which tends to have greater bone mass than the upper.

Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Natural appearance
  • Normal tooth function
  • Improved durability
  • Better bone retention
  • Denture relines not necessary
  • Minimal gum irritation
  • No denture adhesive necessary

For more details about dental implants, call the Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls or Brady to schedule a consultation. The Ritchie Dental Group also provides general and family dentistry, including pediatric dentistry.

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

 

Bone Recession Risk? Dental Implants in Marble Falls

April 6, 2018

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Dental Implants,Pediatric Dentistry,Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:00 am

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We all know that a healthy smile requires strong teeth and healthy gums, but what about our jaw bones? They also need to be strong, but tooth loss can endanger them. Dental implants from the Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls provide a solution.

Bone is living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy. Biting, chewing, talking and all the other normal mouth functions keep the portion of the bone surrounding the tooth root healthy. When a tooth is extracted or knocked out, the bone that used to anchor the tooth root recedes as if it understands that it is no longer needed.

A dental implant resolves the problem by providing stimulation similar to the natural root. A titanium post is surgically implanted into the patient’s jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the implant. When it’s finished and healed, it looks and functions like a natural tooth, and gives the jaw bone the support it needs.

At Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls, we provide restorative dentistry, including dental implants. We also provide cosmetic and pediatric dentistry. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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

 

Straight Talk on Straight Teeth in Marble Falls

March 9, 2018

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Too many people think orthodontists only change the look of your teeth. Consequently, they think that the only reason to find an orthodontist is if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry.

The fact is that when your teeth are straight and your mouth is uncrowded, you’ll do a much better job of brushing your teeth.

When uneven teeth begin to crowd together, it becomes difficult to make important daily cleanings effective. And, when your teeth aren’t cleaned properly, problems with plaque build-up, cavities, and gum disease usually ensue.

If you think your teeth may be too crowded or if your bite is not properly aligned, then we recommend visiting the Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls or Brady. We can evaluate whether you need to see an orthodontist, and then recommend one near you.

Also, if you feel that the appearance of your teeth is an issue, ask us about cosmetic dentistry. There are procedures to improve the appearance of your smile, including teeth whiteningveneers, and restorative dentistry. We provide most general and family dentistry procedures.

Our friendly team can answer any questions you may have about our services. We hope to see you soon!

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

 

Missing Pieces In The Mouth Puzzle For Horseshoe Bay

December 16, 2016

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 11:42 am

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A 500-piece Eiffel Tower puzzle is still easy to recognize with 32 pieces missing.
A 50-piece Kitten puzzle will probably still give warm fuzzies without 3 or 4 pieces in place.
But,
A 32-piece Dental puzzle is just not complete without ALL of the pieces.

If you’re missing teeth, cutting your mouth on chipped edges of teeth, struggling with eating because of your dental puzzle, there are solutions. To understand the types of braces, the cost of veneers or the price of dental implants, sit down today with Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie for the compassionate consultation you deserve.

Let us fill in those missing pieces – there has never been a better time to look into cosmetic dentistry. Modern cosmetic dental procedures, state-of-the-art materials, and the expertise of cosmetic dentists such as Drs. Greg and Mendy Ritchie, combine to create truly dazzling smiles.

In 2000 Ritchie Dental Group undertook the great task of serving Marble Falls, Texas’s dental needs. Since then they have served satisfied patients in many cities: Burnet, Kingsland, Meadowlakes, Horseshoe Bay, and beyond!

Your lucky smile could be the next puzzle to be put back together beautifully, no matter your dental disarray. We offer the missing pieces: porcelain veneers, restorative dentistry, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, and general dentistry.

Creating Beautiful Smiles Everyday

Greg and Mendy Ritchie
Ritchie Dental Group
1000 Marble Heights Dr
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
830-637-7227

What to Expect from Dental Implants in Marble Falls

September 19, 2016

Dental implants in Marble Falls replace missing teethMissing teeth hurt more than facial appearance. Chewing and speaking suffer. Also, remaining teeth weaken and lose proper alignment. Gums and jawbone rapidly recede. Your solution may be dental implants from Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls. These artificial teeth look and act just like real teeth, and they can last a lifetime.

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