If you are missing one or more teeth, then there’s nothing to debate—you need tooth replacement. What is debatable, however, is whether you should choose dental implants or a crown combined with a bridge prosthetic. Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Dr. Earnest and his team at Comal Dental want to help you make the choice that is right for your oral health, your lifestyle and your budget. Read on to find out what the dentist in New Braunfels thinks of both tooth replacement options and how you can best decide between the two.
May 14, 2016
December 7, 2015
If you are missing teeth, then you’re familiar with the challenges. Even one missing tooth can make eating a healthy diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables difficult. Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly, because teeth are vital to pronunciation and enunciation. Then, of course, there’s the knowledge that everyone who’s looking at you when you smile or speak sees the gaping hole in your mouth. You know you need to replace your teeth, but how? At Comal Dental, Dr. David Earnest and his team often use dental implants to take the place of missing teeth and restore natural-looking smiles.
August 4, 2015
Tooth restoration used to be a process that required two or more visits to complete. Dr. David Earnest and the Comal Dental team would discover the decay or damage, recommend a treatment using porcelain crowns, inlays or onlays, and you’d schedule a second visit to prepare the tooth and create an impression. Then, you’d wait with a temporary, plastic restoration that tended to be less comfortable and was easily damaged or dislodged. Finally, your permanent restoration arrived, and you had to schedule another appointment to have it placed. The whole process seemed to take an excessive amount of time and money. You couldn’t help but thinking there had to be an easier way to repair your broken smile. Thanks to CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), there is. CEREC offers you the ability to have your tooth prepared and restored in just one visit. If you’re interested in learning more about CEREC or any of our outstanding services, call our New Braunfels, TX practice to find out more today.