Do your homework. Know your options. Choose wisely. Sounds like fatherly advice, doesn’t it? For Dr. Chris and Dr. Bob at Long Family Dental, this is more than mere advice. Presenting patients with dental treatment options is a practice philosophy. The dentists and their staff work to give all of our patients treatment plans that offer a best-case scenario outcome. Then, your Cleburne and Midlothian dentists and you choose the option that is right depending on your personal needs and preferences.
Tooth Replacement Options from your Midlothian Dentist
Let’s look at some examples of how this philosophy is put in to action when you come to Long Family Dental. You have more than one choice when you choosing how to replace missing teeth. There are dentures, bridges and dental implants. Each one comes with advantages and disadvantages that must be considered and weighted in your decision. Today’s dentures, for example, fit more comfortably and look more natural than ever before. But like always, they only rest on top of your gums, so they may slip or click when you eat and talk. Nevertheless, they are an attractive and more affordable option for tooth replacement. Similarly, a bridge rests on top of healthy abutment teeth so false teeth can span the gap in your smile. It is cemented into place and does not come in and out, so you will need to clean under it to keep it healthy.
Dental implants, on the other hand, offer the security of a post that is firmly rooted in your jawbone to hold a porcelain crown or implant-retained denture in place. Receiving implants necessitates minor oral surgery and a recovery time while the implant and surrounding bone tissue integrate. The finished result, of course, is almost completely indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Cosmetic Options from your Dentist in Cleburne
As with restorative treatments, Drs. Long will also be able to offer you a number of treatment options when you want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Together you and your Cleburne dentist will consider what needs to be done to your smile. Perhaps you are content with the look of your teeth except for some discoloration and a few stains. In this case, our take home teeth whitening kits may be all that you need to have your best-looking smile.
However, if you have some teeth that are chipped or slightly broken, then perhaps cosmetic bonding or porcelain veneers are your best cosmetic treatment option. Bonding rebuilds teeth with composite resin material and veneers cover the teeth in your smile zone with natural looking shells made of strong dental porcelain.
Call Your Dentist in Midlothian Today
If you’d like to know what your options are for your best smile, then contact Long Family Dental. We are conveniently located in Midlothian, TX, and Cleburne, TX.