June 26, 2018
Many patients consider porcelain to be an extremely delicate material, and that leads them to ask us why it’s used for dental crowns, bridges, veneers, and other restorations. Actually, the type of porcelain used, design of the restoration, and a number of other factors all impact the strength of porcelain restorations. As an example, we remind patients of the strength of ceramic kitchen knives, which are able to chop and slice through very hard foods without being damaged. The way we craft and place porcelain restorations ensures they are strong, and that they will last for five to ten years or longer with proper care. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the porcelain restoration materials used and what you can do to keep your dental restoration functional for years to come.
May 7, 2018
Nothing is worse than being up all night with a toothache. While many people tend to believe that it is normal from time to time, it is often an indicator of a serious underlying problem, like an infection. To give you relief and to save your tooth, it is best to see your emergency dentist in San Antonio right away. To treat it, your dentist can now better pinpoint the cause of your problem due to a new study that has helped to provide a better understanding of tooth pain.
February 12, 2018
Do you often find yourself waking often at night? Maybe your spouse complains that you snore excessively? If either of these situations sound familiar, you could be suffering from a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. When the muscles in the throat collapse while you sleep, it causes the air passages to narrow, leading to several pauses in breathing. When left untreated, it can significantly decrease your quality of life while leading to potentially deadly health complications. To restore a restful night’s sleep and to breathe easier, you need treatment for sleep apnea in San Antonio.
November 26, 2017
Still a relatively new treatment, most patients aren’t familiar with the Teeth-in-a-Day process. This unique dental implant supported tooth replacement method may be the ideal solution for many patients, but only a select few dentists offer this unique tooth replacement method. If you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about the Teeth-in-a-Day process and whether or not it is the best treatment option to fully repair your smile. Don’t hesitate to consult with a local dentist or oral surgeon, if you would like to find out more.
November 6, 2017
If you ask your local dentist what the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is, they’ll likely tell you teeth whitening. In fact, you don’t even have to ask your dentist. Instead, take a trip to your local pharmacy or grocery store and walk down the oral hygiene aisle. You’ll find hundreds of teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels that all promise to deliver dramatically brighter smiles. Unfortunately, these products are not able to deliver on their promises, and most patients end up visiting a dentist for professional teeth whitening. Skip the store bought whiteners and trust your smile to a qualified dentist for predictable, effective Zoom! teeth whitening.
October 26, 2017
Many patients interested in cosmetic dentistry have heard about porcelain veneers, but today’s porcelain veneers are a far cry from the original veneers. Read this post to learn more about the history of porcelain veneers. If you’re looking for a fast, easy, minimally invasive treatment option to transform flawed teeth into flawless smiles, porcelain veneers may be right for you, but there are numerous cosmetic solutions available. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation to learn more about your treatment options.
October 6, 2017
The answer to this common patient question is a little more complicated than a simple yes or no. However, if you’re considering dental implant supported tooth replacement, understanding how your dental insurance provider handles these treatments is essential. Dental implants are a great tooth replacement option for almost every patient as they allow your dentist to restore both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. Dental implants last longer than other tooth replacement options, but they also require a larger investment of time and money on the front end. Make sure you discuss all of your treatment options with your dentist before moving forward with any dental treatment options.
July 19, 2016
Preventive dentistry keeps smiles happy, healthy and bright. Cleanings, check-ups, sealants, oral cancer screenings and other modern services from your expert San Antonio dentists, Dr. Christopher J. Holland and Dr. Chrysalis Heinkel, are part of wide ranging care that address the most important reasons for seeing a dentist. (more…)