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    Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    It’s no surprise that a healthy smile is one of the first things people notice about other individuals—unfortunately, few of us are completely confident with the condition of our teeth. However, your general dentist can help revitalize your smile using porcelain veneers.

    What are Porcelain Veneers?

    Porcelain veneers are thin, durable pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth and can be used to improve the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. While some dental offices offer veneers made from composite resin, porcelain veneers have been shown to better mimic the light-reflecting qualities of your natural teeth and are more resistant to stains.

    Ideal Candidates

    As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, ideal candidates for porcelain veneers should be in good general health, non-smokers, and committed to maintaining their dental hygiene. Porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution if you suffer from extremely discolored teeth due to poor oral hygiene or the use of certain medications. You may also benefit from veneers if you have had many root canal treatments or have large resin fillings. Furthermore, if your teeth have become worn down, or are chipped, cracked, or broken, then veneers can restore the look of your smile. Finally, teeth with small spaces or gaps between them, or teeth that are misaligned, irregularly shaped, or uneven, can benefit from porcelain veneers.

    Results

    Most patients find that porcelain veneers can last up to 10 years when properly maintained through daily brushing and flossing. However, it is important to understand that certain lifestyle habits may interfere with the integrity or color of your veneers. Individuals who smoke or consume large amounts of dark fluids may experience staining more quickly than individuals who do not, increasing the need for more frequent veneer replacements.

    The best way to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you is to consult with your St. Louis dentist. Let our general dentists with Webster Dental Care educate you on your treatment options by calling (314) 266-2249. We also offer anxiety-free dental services and dentures.

    *Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    Tooth Whitening is Not Equal to Tooth Brushing

    Last updated 1 year ago

    In this video from the American Dental Association, take a closer look at the differences between tooth whitening and tooth brushing. While whitening products can give you a beautiful white smile, only daily brushing and flossing will properly remove plaque and food particles. Learn more about how your dentist can identify symptoms of oral conditions with this full clip.

    Whether you’re interested in whitening treatments, full-mouth restorative treatments, or dentures, Webster Dental Care is here for you. Give our general dentists a call at (314) 266-2249 to set up an initial appointment. You can also learn more about our services by visiting us online.

    *Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    Common Procedures of Cosmetic Dentistry

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Rather than focusing on the function of the teeth themselves, cosmetic dentistry refers to a specific branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of an individual’s teeth, gums, or bite. Keep reading to learn more about common procedures of cosmetic dentistry.

    Composite Fillings

    Composite fillings are used to repair teeth that have become cracked, chipped, fractured, or decayed. Unlike silver amalgam fillings that are clearly visible, composite fillings are the most commonly used fillings as they can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth and are more aesthetically suitable for more visible areas. Composite fillings can also be used to close space between two adjacent teeth and even provide stability for worn-down teeth.

    Porcelain Fixed Bridges

    Individuals who are missing one or more teeth may benefit from porcelain fixed bridges. These non-removable cosmetic dentistry appliances consists of two crowns that are anchored to existing teeth and then have artificial teeth attached that fill gaps left by missing teeth. In addition to replacing missing teeth, porcelain fixed bridges can help to prevent remaining teeth from changing positions, and can also restore chewing abilities, maintain your facial shape, and reduce the risk of jawbone loss.

    Tooth Whitening

    Professional whitening treatments are among some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures performed today. Whitening treatments are a great option for individuals suffering from stained teeth, normal wear to the outer enamel, and excessive fluoridation.

    Get the smile you’ve always wanted by discussing your cosmetic dentistry options with your general dentist. For more information on full-mouth restorative treatments, give our dentists with Webster Dental Care a call at (314) 266-2249 or visit our website.

    *Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    Why X-Ray?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Although dentists provide a thorough dental examination during every checkup, many issues cannot be detected by sight alone. X-rays enable oral health practitioners to view problems that lie deep within the teeth and jaws.

    Watch this video clip to learn more about the importance of dental X-rays. By revealing oral issues before they become larger and more difficult to fix, X-rays save patients both time and money.

    The general dentists of Webster Dental Care can help you determine how often you need dental X-rays. Our practitioners provide skilled, affordable oral health solutions. Call us today at (314) 266-2249 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

    The Denture Process

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Dentures are a useful dental resolution to your difficulties chewing, biting, or even smiling. Keep reading to find out what to expect from the denture creation process at Webster Dental Care.

    • Reasons for Dentures
      The use of dentures is a popular dental solution for damaged or missing teeth. Dentures allow you to conveniently remove your replacement teeth at your leisure. Dentists have been recommending dentures for decades, but the latest technology allows your dentures to appear like a natural, full mouth restoration.
    • Consultation
      After deciding that dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Michael White or Dr. David Krobath at Webster Dental Care. During your dental visit, you’ll discuss your oral hygiene habits and other restoration solutions to decide if dentures are right for you. You’ll also determine whether complete or partial dentures are appropriate for your dental health. Complete dentures are used for bare gum lines where all of your teeth have been removed. If you only have a few missing teeth, then partial dentures can fill in the empty spaces. Partial dentures also prevent your healthy teeth from shifting due to your removed teeth. If you have any questions about caring for your dentures, then bring them to your consultation visit.
    • Dental Molds
      The following appointment includes several dental molds of your mouth. The amount of molds and duration of this visit depends on whether you’ve chosen complete or partial dentures. Complete dentures are created after your dentist has removed any remaining teeth from your mouth. Partial dentures are produced before your teeth have been removed so that they’re ready for immediate use. If you’re concerned about time without teeth between your procedure and the receipt of your dentures, then partial dentures minimize your time without teeth.
    • What to Expect
      After your teeth have healed, you can begin wearing your new dentures. Your dentist will likely remind you what to expect with your new dentures and how to care for them during your follow-up appointment.

    Learn more about how dentures can revolutionize your daily life by visiting Webster Dental Care. Speak with one of our general dentists by calling (314) 266-2249.

    Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.

Disclaimer

Dr. Michael White and Dr. David Krobath are general dentists who practice general dentistry. Implantology, Cosmetic Dentistry, and TMJ are specialty areas not recognized by the ADA and these treatments require no specific educational training to advertise these services. We do not offer oral conscious sedation.



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