Dental Care FAQs
Dentistry Information from Ritchie Dental Group
Would I be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry in Burnet?
Cosmetic dentistry is for people who take pride in their appearance and have the desire for an attractive smile. Nothing can detract from your image or persona more than a dingy, unattractive smile. The advanced training our team and dentist in Marble Falls has allowed us to provide you with the best results possible. It could be something as simple as whitening teeth or it could be porcelain veneers that change the look and shape of your teeth that will give you the smile of a lifetime. All of our Horseshoe Bay patients who have had cosmetic dentistry have expressed how much better it has made them feel about themselves and how they tend to smile all the time now! With today’s technology, there is no reason not to take advantage of the wonderful cosmetic dental services we can offer you.
How long does it take to achieve a gorgeous Horseshoe Bay smile?
Certainly it depends on what services will be provided, but once the diagnostics and treatment plan have been completed, a few visits over the course of about a month to our dentist in Marble Falls is all it takes. That’s right, in just a few weeks’ time, you can have a fabulous new smile that will last a lifetime!
Wouldn’t whitening be sufficient to give me the attractive smile I desire?
It depends on the appearance of your teeth. If your teeth are crooked, chipped, and crowded, then whitening them will only give you white crooked, chipped, and crowded teeth. A situation like that may require porcelain restorations to give you the desired result. Porcelain veneers restorations can overcome all of those imperfections at the same time. However, if you are happy with the alignment and shape of your teeth, then whitening will give you a youthful, dazzling smile to show off in the Burnet area.
I’ve seen other people’s crowns in the Burnet area and they look fake. Would mine look the same?
Our team at our office near Horseshoe Bay has training in cosmetic dentistry which gives us the ability to create a smile so natural that others cannot tell that porcelain restorations have been used. We use only “master” lab technicians to help us achieve these results. And since we do not use metal under our porcelain restorations, there will never be an unsightly black line you see in other people’s crowns.
Is there a correlation between my overall health and the health of my mouth?
Studies have shown that periodontal (gum) disease has been linked with heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even low birth-weight babies. Abscesses and low-grade infections in your mouth can cause your body’s immune system to work harder as well. In our Marble Falls office, we routinely screen for periodontal disease and check for hidden abscesses that can be caught early to prevent more costly and damaging treatment at a later date.
At what age do my children first need to see the dentist in Marble Falls?
Typically we like to see patients when they’re about two to three years old, after all their baby teeth have come in. We’ll check them at our office near Horseshoe Bay to see if there are any issues or concerns, and talk about important preventive measures (such as fluoride) or about any orthodontic problems we see. We’ll start your child off with a very positive experience of going to the dentist!
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. It is a new technology that uses computer aided design and a camera to create a custom-fitted crown, inlay, or onlay in a milling machine at our dentist in Marble Falls. What does this mean to you? One visit restorations! In a single visit, we can prepare your tooth, mill your restoration, and place the permanent crown, inlay, or onlay. You won't have to worry about a temporary crown or follow-up visit to our dentist in Marble Falls. What more could you ask for?
What is Horseshoe Bay cosmetic dentistry?
Also called aesthetic or aesthetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry includes all dental procedures that enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers, whitening, and tooth-colored restorations are a few of the cosmetic dental procedures we offer here in our office near Burnet. An important part of cosmetic dentistry is also functionality of dental work. We focus on not only making your smile look terrific, but also on restoring or maintaining completely comfortable function of your teeth and bite. Ask us about smile analysis and smile makeovers at your next appointment at our dentist in Marble Falls.