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Getting these tooth replacements could provide your smile with incredible benefits.
If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth then the time to get your smile back is now, and dental implants can help. Most patients are looking for an artificial tooth that comes as close as possible to having a natural smile again, and our Pasadena, TX, dentist Dr. Kevin Gill understands the importance of having a restoration you can trust for years to come. This is why a dental implant, a metal post that functions just like real tooth roots, may just be the tooth loss solution you’ve been waiting for.
Dental implants boast an array of unique benefits that other tooth loss treatment don’t including:
So it goes without saying that once you have your restoration you’ll want to keep it as long as possible. While most tooth replacement treatments will need to be readjusted or replaced every few years, a dental implant itself should never need to be. This small titanium post is extremely durable and, with the proper oral hygiene in place, your new tooth could just end up lasting the rest of your life.
The Next Best Thing
Sure, your tooth couldn’t be saved but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a restoration that feels and looks natural. Nothing comes closer to a real tooth than dental implants because they do not just look like a tooth but also function just like one. The key to a dental implant’s success lies in the fact that our Pasadena, TX, dentist places the implant into the jawbone where it will take over for your missing tooth’s roots. No other tooth replacement can do this.
Prevent Bone Loss
While you might not know it, tooth loss isn’t the only issue you are currently facing. Bone loss is a common complication of tooth loss because your jawbone requires all of your tooth roots to continue to produce new bone cells and remain strong. Once a tooth falls out or is extracted, the jawbone will deteriorate. You can imagine just how serious this can be for not just your appearance but also your oral health. Luckily, implants are the only artificial tooth replacement that actually provides the jawbone with the stimulation it needs so that it doesn’t deteriorate. s
Prevent Shifting Teeth
Over time, teeth will begin to shift into those open gaps in your smile. This can lead to crookedness, crowding, uneven gaps between teeth and other alignment problems. By placing a dental implant or artificial tooth into these gaps in your smile we can prevent teeth from shifting or moving around and causing even more issues.
If you’ve been considering whether you should get dental implants in Pasadena, TX, it might be time to take the next step and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to sit down with you and determine if you are an ideal candidate for this tooth replacement.
Your smile plays an important role in your self-esteem. If your teeth are damaged or dull, it's hard to feel confident in social or business settings. Luckily, it's possible to transform your smile with a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. Pasadena, TX, dentist Dr. Kevin Gill can provide several treatments that can make a big difference in your appearance.
Cosmetic contouring is a quick, simple treatment that involves removing small amounts of tooth enamel. It's a good choice if you have a pointed tooth, don't like the way the edges of teeth overlap, or if a tooth is slightly longer than nearby teeth.
Invisalign straightens teeth and corrects biting problems and spacing issues without metal wires and brackets. The innovative orthodontic system relies on a series of clear, removable trays to realign teeth. Each set is worn for about two weeks and is removed when you eat, drink anything other than water or brush your teeth. Invisalign is just as effective as metal and ceramic braces, but doesn't detract from your appearance. Teenagers can expect to wear Invisalign aligner trays for about the same time they would wear traditional braces, but adults may only need to use the trays for a year.
Silver fillings look very out of place in your smile. Despite their visibility, there was no other filling option until cosmetic fillings were invented. Cosmetic fillings are made with composite resin, a tooth-colored material made of powdered plastic and glass. The fillings are just as effective as silver amalgam and actually keep your smile stronger by bonding to the structure of your teeth.
Why only replace part of your lost tooth when dental implants can replace your entire tooth? Titanium dental implants fill the space in your jaw vacated by your roots and gradually bond to the jawbone. At the end of the bonding process, dental crowns are attached to the top of the implants, which serve as synthetic roots. Dental implants feel more like real teeth than any other restoration option and allow you chew without any loss of biting power. In addition to single implants, implant-supported bridges and dentures are also available.
Revamp your smile with cosmetic dentistry procedures! Call Pasadena, TX, dentist Dr. Kevin Gill at (713) 947-0293 to schedule your appointment.
Find out everything you could ever need to know about this simple cosmetic procedure.
Most people have some little imperfections in their smile that drive them crazy. Even if other people don’t notice, if you notice it then it’s an issue. Of course, the goal of our Pasadena, TX, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Gill, is to make sure that you always have a smile that you are proud of. Find out more about tooth contouring and reshaping and how it could help you.
Q. What is tooth contouring/reshaping?
A. This simple, inexpensive and non-invasive cosmetic procedure involves improving the overall look and shape of a tooth by shaving off small amounts of enamel. If you have a tooth that is excessively pointy, has a small chip or crack, or is jagged then this technique could be right for you.
Q. What goes into this procedure?
A. This treatment is rather simple. We will use a polishing tool that will buff away the enamel (the outer layer) of your tooth. By doing so, our Pasadena dentist is able to create a more uniformed and symmetrical smile overall while also improving the shape and appearance of one or more teeth.
Q. Is it painful?
A. Absolutely not. Not only is this one of the easiest options for improving your smile’s appearance but also it can be done painlessly without the need for anesthesia.
Q. Is tooth contouring right for me?
A. If you have small changes you want to make to your smile that only requires us to remove some enamel from your tooth then this procedure may be right for you. It’s important to note that this treatment option can only make minor adjustments to your appearance and won’t be able to make more serious alterations.
Of course, sometimes a little tweak is all you need to see major smile results. We would be happy to sit down with you and determine if this treatment is right for you.
If you want to find out if you are the ideal candidate for tooth contouring and reshaping then call our Pasadena, TX, dental office and schedule a no-risk consultation with us. Let us help you achieve a smile that will make you feel confident again.
If you have ever considered cosmetic dentistry to improve the way your smile looks, you may have heard of veneers. This all-in-one solution can change the entire appearance of your tooth or, depending on your preferences, subtly tweak a misshapen tooth or cover a deep stain. But are you a good candidate for veneers? How can you be sure? Find out if this cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you with Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, TX.
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
Veneers are a versatile restoration which can achieve many different results. However, not everyone makes a good candidate for veneers. Before placing veneers, your dentist will ensure that your teeth have no signs of decay or gum disease. The teeth which hold veneers should be healthy enough to support the restoration and ensure that they have a solid foundation. Additionally, a good candidate for veneers has a solid and committed at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing twice daily, flossing at least once, and seeing their dentist at least twice a year for regular examinations and cleanings.
How can veneers change my smile?
Veneers can produce results anywhere from a complete smile overhaul to simply repairing a chipped tooth. Some of the most common uses for veneers include:
- chipped teeth
- cracked teeth
- misshapen teeth
- slightly misaligned teeth
- slight under crowding
- slight overcrowding
- uneven teeth
- too-long, too-short, or too-narrow teeth
Dental Veneers in Pasadena, TX
Veneers usually require 2-3 dental appointments over the course of about two weeks. The process will begin with your dentist taking an impression of your mouth and preparing your teeth to receive the veneers. At this time, your dentist will remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of your tooth to make room for the veneer and roughen the surface of the tooth which helps in the bonding process. A dental laboratory requires about two weeks to design and create your veneers based on the impression. At your second appointment, your dentist will place the final restorations permanently onto your teeth.
For more information on veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, TX. Call (713) 947-0293 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gill today!
How teeth whitening from your Pasadena, Texas dentist will enhance your smile
There are many reasons why your smile might not look as white as you would like. Lifestyle choices like using tobacco or drinking coffee can produce dark stains on your teeth. Even healthy foods like blueberries, because of their dark pigment, can stain your teeth.
Aging is another main reason for a yellow smile. That’s because as you age, your tooth enamel will become thinner and more transparent, allowing you to see the layer underneath, known as dentin. The dentin changes too as you get older. It becomes darker. The overall effect of aging is that your smile will look darker and more yellow.
Fortunately, thanks to modern teeth whitening methods, you can regain your white smile. Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, Texas wants to share how a professional teeth whitening treatment can improve your smile.
You may have tried over-the-counter whitening kits, only to find less-than-dramatic results, or the results were too temporary. Professional teeth whitening is different, providing far better results. With professional whitening you can count on:
- Great results, allowing you to whiten up to 8 shades
- Long-term results, which can last up to 5 years
- Quick results, usually within an hour
Dr. Gill offers two effective teeth whitening options:
In-office whitening, which is done in the office and takes about an hour; it’s a great option for your busy schedule, and also if you have a special event like a wedding, class reunion or a job interview.
Take-home whitening, which provides everything you need to whiten your teeth in the privacy of your home, conveniently and discreetly.
Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy a brighter, whiter smile with results that will last longer than you’ve ever thought possible. It’s time to fight what lifestyle and aging have done to your smile. Don’t settle for a darkened, stained smile when a sparkling white smile is just a phone call away. It’s time to call Dr. Kevin Gill in Pasadena, Texas to schedule a teeth whitening treatment. Call today!