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.
September 24, 2016
Cosmetic dentistry changes people’s appearance and outlook. Dr. Christopher J. Holland and Dr. S. Jade Wylie at New Image Dentistry use superior treatments to produce smiles that function well and look beautiful, too. Investigate a smile makeover at their San Antonio office.
November 3, 2015
It’s the day of your dental appointment, and your heart beat is elevated, hands are sweating, and suddenly there is a laundry list of things you need to do instead. Dental anxiety affects a surprising number of patients every year, and is the second most cited reason for avoiding oral health care. At New Image Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering patients gentle, expert dental services in a comfortable and inviting environment, but for some patients, even the most relaxing environment isn’t enough to reduce stress or anxiety. For those patients, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options, so even the most anxious patient can relax and receive the dental care they deserve.
September 15, 2015
Flipping through the radio on my way to work the other morning, I heard something important that I wanted to share with you all. It was about how our sleep can affect our heart health — and they concluded that poor sleep habits, even at a young age, can put you at a higher risk for heart disease later on. Good sleep habits, on the other hand, can help develop a healthy heart. You may be wondering why you’re reading about sleep and heart health on your favorite dentists’ blog, but I want you to know that the connection between sleep, the mouth and your heart health are all closely intertwined. It’s estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep apnea — a condition which can cause severely interrupted sleep — and the problem, perhaps surprisingly, actually lies within the mouth. Read on to learn more about the condition from your San Antonio sleep apnea dentist.
Invisalign clear braces in the 78216 area boost oral health and self-confidence for older teens and adults
August 24, 2015
Adults and teens enjoy invisible orthodontics with 78216 Invisalign clear aligners. Provided by Dr. Christopher Holland, top San Antonio dentist, Invisalign corrects misaligned, crowded teeth without the discomfort and poor aesthetics of bracket and wire braces.
The American Dental Association maintains that straight smiles look better, boosting self-image and confidence in patients of all ages and lifestyles. But did you know that this professional group also says that well-aligned teeth function better, positively impact health and last longer?