Posts for: November, 2019
Modern dentures can restore your smile, comfortably and easily. Today’s denture materials also offer a natural look that you will be proud to show to the world. Dr. Kevin C. Gill in Pasadena, TX, offers a wide range of denture services to help you have a new smile.
Choosing a denture is an important decision and you need to know the facts. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about dentures:
What are some of the benefits of wearing a denture?
Wearing a denture restores your full chewing function, which aids your digestion and your overall health. You also get to enjoy eating the foods you love, without worrying about chewing ability. Dentures also help restore your self-esteem and self-confidence by giving you an outstanding smile. Your smile is often what people notice first about you, and the right denture can help your smile get noticed. You may also look younger wearing a denture because dentures can restore the youthful contours in your face, an important part of a younger-looking face.
What is a partial denture?
A partial denture is designed to replace one or several missing teeth, but not an entire arch of teeth. Partials can be made in a sturdy, permanent conventional type, or a transitional, temporary partial if you are planning on dental implants at a later date.
What is a full denture?
A full denture is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth, upper or lower. Full dentures can be made as an immediate denture, which is placed immediately after your teeth are removed, or a conventional denture which is made after you have healed completely, at around 6 to 8 weeks. If you choose an immediate denture, a conventional denture can be made for you later, after your tissue has healed.
What is an implant-supported denture?
An implant-supported denture, which is also known as an over denture, is snapped in place over dental implants. The implants provide a strong foundation for the denture, and can help maintain bone structure, bone density, and a firm jawline.
These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about dentures. Get to know more about dentures by calling Dr. Kevin C. Gill in Pasadena, TX. Don’t make this important decision alone! Call today at (713) 947-0293!
Find out who could benefit from getting teeth whitening from their Pasadena, TX, dentist.
Everyone wants a vibrant smile. Of course, everything from the foods and drinks we consume to the natural aging process can all have an impact on the color of our teeth. If you find that your smile is looking a little yellow and less than radiant then before, our cosmetic dentist in Pasadena, TX, Dr. Kevin Gill can help you achieve a brighter smile with the help of professional teeth whitening.
Get Fast, Visible Results
One of the reasons professional whitening treatment is far more effective and produces faster results than over-the-counter methods has to do with the strength of professional whitening gel. Whitening gel contains an active ingredient, such as carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, that is used to break up stain molecules for a whiter smile. Over-the-counter whitening gels contain a much smaller percentage of the active ingredient than professional whitening gels. This means that you will have to apply commercial whitening treatment more regularly and leave it on teeth for a longer period of time before seeing results.
Leaving it to the Professionals
Whitening treatment is safe and does not damage or weaken tooth enamel; however, whitening gel does have the ability to irritate gum tissue or even cause tooth sensitivity if used improperly. This is one reason to turn to our Pasadena, TX, cosmetic dentist for treatment. If you already deal with teeth that are a bit more sensitive to cold or hot foods or drinks, over-the-counter whitening treatment can increase sensitivity. By talking to us ahead of time, we can create a customized whitening treatment plan that can reduce the risk of gum irritation or hypersensitivity.
Home Whitening vs. Office Whitening
You can receive professional whitening treatment no matter whether you want to kick back in our dental chair or whiten at home. While chairside cosmetic dentistry will provide you with results in about 45 minutes, our at-home system can also give you amazing results with 1-2 weeks. For at-home whitening, our dentist will take molds of your teeth from which custom whitening trays will be made. Custom trays ensure more even results.
Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? Give Us a Call
Whether you have questions about getting professional whitening treatment, or you are ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for whitening, don’t hesitate to call our dental practice today at (713) 947-0293 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gill.