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.
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.
December 11, 2015
I started drinking coffee about twenty years ago. Doing some quick math, that makes about… 14,600 cups since I started my morning caffeine habit. And you know what? I don’t regret a single sip — but it sure hasn’t done the shade of my teeth any favors. We can’t do anything to prevent teeth from darkening with age, but thankfully, dentists like Drs. Christopher Holland and Chrysalis Heinkel can help to take the years off a smile with safe, effective teeth whitening in San Antonio. Keep reading to learn more about the amazing in-office brightening treatment you can find at New Image Dentistry: the Zoom 2! professional whitening system.