Restorative Dentistry

What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?

Having one or more missing teeth can be frustrating to live with. The gaps left behind can affect oral function, take away from your smile appearance, and even cause more severe changes in your oral health. Fortunately, there are several replacement options offered at Austin Dental Spa that can provide incredibly lifelike results. Depending on the specifics of the case, dental implants tend to be the most beneficial teeth replacement option. They replace each tooth from the crown all the […]

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How is Gum Recession Treated?

Though some causes of gum recession may seem like minor concerns, receding gums can lead to serious damage to the roots of the teeth. In order to prevent unnecessary damage or decay, our dentists can rejuvenate receding gums to adequately cover and protect the teeth. Traditionally, extensive gum grafting surgery was used to reverse the effects of gum recession. However, at Austin Dental Spa, Dr. Jordan Slagter now employs a minimally invasive procedure called Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation to maximize comfort […]

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

When a patient comes to Austin Dental Spa in need of a tooth replacement, our dentists provide a thorough explanation of each option to help them fully understand what to expect. While solutions like dentures and bridges can be great solutions for many people, dental implants are especially beneficial for many reasons. Instead of a restoration that simply sits on top of the gum line, an implant actually replaces the tooth’s root for a secure, permanent replacement option. As a […]

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Dental Implant vs. Dental Bridge

If you have a missing tooth, would you prefer three tooth restorations or one? That is one primary question you will want to ask yourself when deciding between a dental implant or a dental bridge. A dental implant involves the use of an anchor that adheres to your jaw bone and a crown to cover the top. A dental bridge involves the reshaping of two teeth and the fitting of an appliance with a false tooth in the empty spot. […]

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Austin Cosmetic Dentist Now Offering Innovative Ultrasonic Dental Filling

Dr. Mark Sweeney and his Austin cosmetic dentistry practice have announced they will be offering the latest tooth filling technology from Kerr®, Sybron Dental Specialties, called the SonicFill. A bulk fill composite, Dr. Sweeney says the new filling material is ultrasonically vibrated into the tooth and can offer immense benefits to patients including minimal to no post-op sensitivity during dental fillings in Austin. An innovative ultrasonic dental filling from Kerr® dental products, a subsidiary company of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc., […]

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Full Mouth Reconstruction Fun?

 Who knew getting in full mouth reconstruction could actually be enjoyable? When obtaining dental procedures, you can reflect on the results which can be many good times rather than the chore of getting treatment. In this way, you may be more likely to pursue full mouth reconstruction.  Chances are, you’ve been indulging in wonderful treats during the holiday season. If you want to keep your mouth in check, you know you’ll have to make up for it somehow. Besides seeing […]

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Preventative vs. Restorative Dentistry

Dentistry appointments twice a year for preventative dental care have increased over years, but there are still many people that postpone preventative dental visits until restorative dentistry is required.  The reasons for this may be numerous. Perhaps, such people are not aware that there is sedation dentistry available which alleviates fear, anxiety and discomfort from dental procedures.   Alternatively, it may seem that preventative dental visits are cost prohibitive since there are a limited number of dental insurance companies that offer […]

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Fear of a Lost Tooth

Fear tooth loss? You are not alone. The American Association of Endodontists released study results showing that 70% of people in the U.S. fear tooth loss. So, we’d like to tell you what you need to know to help ensure you keep all of your teeth over the course of your lifetime. First and foremost is proper tooth brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. Proper diet also plays a role in oral health so check out our oral health diet […]

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Tooth Decay Risk Reduced by Fluoride but Still Epidemic

Tooth decay risks have significantly been reduced with the introduction of fluoride in water supplies or when necessary prescription strength fluoride toothpaste. Still, tooth decay has recently been deemed a public health crisis epidemic. The reasons for this are numerous. Sometimes it is the fear of dentistry that keeps people away from 2 annual dental visits each year that would otherwise prevent tooth decay. Other times, it is the lack of funds to cover dental expenses. Still, other times it […]

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Stem Cells May Solve Gum Disease Tooth Loss or Trauma Tooth Loss

Stem cell treatment may be new up and coming method for treating problems associated with gum disease. With only a quarter of the population that is free of some stage in gum disease, the idea that stem cells may treat the consequence of tooth loss due to gum disease is quite promising. Traditionally, there is no cure for gum disease. It is a condition that must be managed to prevent the progression that would otherwise lead to tooth loss. Some […]

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