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June 9, 2011

Metal-Free Porcelain Bridges Will Make You Smile!

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These are not your Parent’s bridges.  This is what 2011 dentistry can now provide:  Metal-Free Porcelain Bridges.  If you’ve always hated your crowns or bridges that show metal or have that Gray/Black line around the gumline, we can now provide a better, cosmetic alternative.

However, don’t go to just any office for cosmetic treatment.  Great results like you see above don’t just happen.  It takes planning.  It takes a diagnostic wax-up so we can exactly mock-up what everything will look like at the end.  You want to SEE the end result before you start.  That is KEY.  Don’t ever commit to a large case if it has not been planned and a wax-up has not been done.  That’s like building a house from scratch with no blueprints to follow.

Are you tired of seeing yourself in photos and seeing an ugly smile? A dark tooth or black lines around old-fashioned crowns?  Call us today if you are seriously considering changing your smile.  We can help you smile again!

817-292-5957

www.hulendental.com

April 13, 2010

Look in the mirror…worn front teeth

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In our fast-paced society, with the stresses of work, family, health issues, finances and the struggling economy, many people take out their stress on their teeth.  Some signs of nighttime teeth grinding can be: waking up with sore jaws, frequent headaches, generalized pain from one side of your face, tightness in the jaws, sensitivity of the majority of your teeth or your teeth just ache in general.

Some studies have shown that people can put up to 3-4 hundred pounds of pressure on teeth when grinding or clenching!  Imagine the long-term effects this could have on your teeth.  If you look in the mirror at your teeth and you see signs of wear (see photo above), it’s time to ask your dentist what options there are on having a mouth guard made. 

A mouth guard can help protect your teeth from the damaging forces of grinding and clenching.  A mold of your teeth are made at the first visit.  The molds are sent to a dental lab where a form-fit mouth guard is made. Then in approximately 2 weeks, your dental office will fit you for the guard and make necessary adjustments.

March 31, 2010

Don’t delay getting that broken tooth fixed!

Broken ToothA tooth breaks, chips or feels loose…but it doesn’t hurt.  We see it in the dental office everyday, small problems that turn into big problems down the line.  When a tooth breaks or feels loose, something has been compromised and if it’s not fixed immediately, bigger problems can occur such as infection, more tooth structure can break off or you could even lose the tooth altogether.

The key is: Don’t delay.  At the first sign of a problem, see your dentist.  Many times, you can actually SAVE yourself money by getting treatment quickly.  You could possibly avoid, for example, having to have a root canal or losing the tooth (in which case you would have to replace the missing tooth with a bridge or implant).

Call your dentist today or call our office at 817-292-5957.  Our office is in Fort Worth, Texas.  For more information, visit us at www.hulendental.com

December 4, 2008

Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers

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Your smile affects how you feel about yourself. If you’re not happy with your front teeth, let us transform them with attractive, custom-made porcelain veneers.

Designed to completely cover flaws like chips, discoloration, or misalignments, veneers alter the appearance of teeth in the smile zone. Natural looking and long lasting, your custom veneers will rejuvenate your smile, increasing your confidence and enhancing your social and professional interactions, all in as few as three visits.

At your veneers consultation, we’ll examine your mouth facial structure to design your one-of-a-kind porcelain veneers. Dr. Stovall or Dr. Cheng will then remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth that will receive a veneer, and we’ll take an impression to send to the dental lab. Before you leave the office, we’ll place temporaries.

A skilled ceramist will hand make your veneers from fine dental porcelain that reflects light like natural tooth enamel. When your custom veneers are completed, Dr. Stovall or Dr. Cheng will remove your temporaries and bond your permanent veneers in place, giving you a gorgeous new smile.

Call our Fort Worth office today to schedule your porcelain veneers consultation with Dr. Stovall or Dr. Cheng. We’re improving smiles in Granbury, Weatherford, Benbrook, and surrounding areas.