Tooth loss not only negatively impacts your confidence and sense of well-being, but it significantly affects your oral health as well. Healthy, properly functioning teeth support everything from strong jaw structure to a healthy facial appearance. When tooth loss goes untreated for many years, it can lead to the decline of jawbone strength and overall… Continue reading Dental Implants: A Solution for More than Your Missing Teeth
At Austin Smile Creations, we do everything in our power to avoid the complications of dry socket after tooth extraction. However, dry socket can be a common complication after a tooth is pulled, especially after wisdom teeth removal surgery. So, what is dry socket and how do you prevent it from happening to you? Dr.… Continue reading What is Dry Socket and How to Avoid It
If you are one of the many American adults missing one or more natural teeth, you were likely recommended dental implants as a restorative solution. Implants prevent the deterioration of bone and muscle around the site of a missing tooth. While implant placement occurs in many dental offices, treatment approaches vary and can incorporate advanced… Continue reading Why Should I Consider Guided Implant Surgery?
If you use dentures but still feel self-conscious about the state of your smile, dental implants are proven to work as an alternative that function just as well as regular teeth. But if you’re concerned that the regular implant procedure is too invasive or costly, or if you’re wary of bone grafting procedures that may… Continue reading Mini Dental Implants
If you’re an anxious dental patient, there can be much about a visit to the dentist that makes you fearful or uncomfortable. While dental sedation is made to ease discomfort and relax patients, if you’re new to sedation and aren’t sure what to expect, even this may make you feel anxious. We welcome fearful dental… Continue reading What Does Sedation Dentistry Feel Like?
Tooth loss affects millions of Americans every year. Traditionally, dentures and bridges have been the go-to solution for this problem; however, as dental technology has improved, so have alternative solutions for replacing teeth. Dental implants are not only cosmetically appealing, but also provide a resilient, long-lasting solution to tooth loss. In addition to looking natural,… Continue reading Dental Implants: Beyond the Cosmetic Appeal
Gum disease can have far-reaching effects on your oral health and appearance. When caught early, gum disease can be prevented, but for some dental patients with moderate or advanced periodontitis, complications have set-in and started to negatively impact their smile. Patients struggling with gum disease have options, however, for treating the following side-effects associated with… Continue reading Solutions for Complications Caused by Periodontal Disease
A dental laser might seem like a piece of science fiction to some patients, or may even be seen as a unnecessary treatment aid by people who never experienced it. The truth is, dental lasers provide significant benefits to patients in need of soft tissue treatment, like gum grafting, or periodontal deep cleanings. If gum… Continue reading Why You Should Consider Laser Dentistry for your Next Treatment
Cosmetic dentistry is a general term that covers many different dental treatments used to help improve your smile. But that can mean that cosmetic dentistry is a confusing topic for some. We help clarify what cosmetic dentistry can do by answering some of the most common questions we hear about treatment: What are my options… Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Dentistry
Many oral health problems, when caught early, can be treated without the need for surgical intervention. There are other times, however, when an oral health problem has advanced or a dental emergency causes a need for oral surgery. Many oral surgeries are less complex and invasive than some patients believe and are often essential in… Continue reading When You May Need Dental Surgery