Julie Folger, DDS
3333 Hwy 1417 N.
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 893-2540

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Sherman, TX 75092

 

Dental crowns make it possible to restore beauty and function to damaged teeth. Dental crowns provide a strong outer shell that allows damaged teeth to bite and chew food again. Additionally, dental crowns restore beauty by creating a flawless new exterior. When used with bridgework, crowns also help fill in the gaps where teeth are missing. Here our office in Sherman, TX, Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal can help you decide if crowns are right for you.

How Dental Crowns Help

Dental crowns look like natural teeth but are hollow shells that fit over existing teeth like a cap. Once a crown is in place, the tooth will be completely enclosed inside. Dental crowns help by protecting, strengthening, and restoring damaged teeth. With a crown over a damaged tooth, that tooth will be protected from sustaining further wear and tear or damage. The crown also gives the tooth a strong exterior for performing normal biting and chewing functions the tooth might previously have been too weak to carry out.

In addition to restoring function to damaged teeth, dental crowns also restore beauty in several ways. Teeth that are extremely worn down or damaged might no longer look their best. Dental crowns improve the appearance of those teeth by providing a flawless outer shell. Additionally, beauty can be restored to teeth with cosmetic issues, such as chips, cracks, or discolorations. Once dental crowns are in place, all anyone will see is your beautiful new smile.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns can also be used in conjunction with bridgework to restore your smile when several teeth are missing. In the middle of the bridge are pontics, which are artificial teeth that fill in the gaps where natural teeth are missing. At each end of the bridge is a dental crown. The dental crowns help hold the bridgework securely in place.

Dental crowns can be placed over existing teeth on either side of the gap or they can be placed over dental implants if needed. The skilled dental professionals at our office in Sherman can restore your smile with crowns and bridges.

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You can easily enhance your smile with dental crowns, which restore beauty and function to damaged teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal to learn more about dental crowns and bridges by calling our office in Sherman, TX, at (903) 893-2540.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S
April 14, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Caring for your dentures the proper way is crucial not only for your oral health but your denture’s health as well. While you can certainly go to our practice in Sherman, TX, to consult with one of our dentists, Dr. Julie Folger or Dr. Ralf Poineal, for any concerns related to your dentures, it’s ultimately up to you to ensure that your dentures are in tiptop shape. Here are some easy tips to help you out.

Clean Your Dentures Every Day

Don’t use toothpaste for cleaning your dentures because it’s abrasive and could create scratches where plaque and food could easily accumulate. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid wearing down your dentures. Brushing your dentures also helps in preventing the formation of stains on your dentures. During cleaning, brush all the dentures’ surfaces gently, taking extra care not to bend the attachments or damage the plastic parts. Rinse your dentures with clean water after eating.

Opt for a Denture Cleaner

Denture cleaners are specifically formulated for cleaning dentures so they’re best for the job. Otherwise, you can also use mild dishwashing soap or even gentle liquid soap. Never use household cleaners or bleach as these are very abrasive and could bleach the dentures’ pink parts. You can likewise use ADA-approved ultrasonic cleaners, but take note that you should still brush your dentures daily.

Never Do DIY Repairs or Adjustments to Your Dentures

DIY denture repair kits could damage your dentures and seemingly safe OTC glues might have harmful chemicals. Likewise, never try to bend any part of the dentures, including the metal attachments and clasp to avoid weakening the structure. Ill-fitting dentures could cause sores and irritation on the gums and other parts of your mouth. So make sure to visit your dentist in Sherman, TX, if your dentures have a chip or crack, or if they break to get them professionally repaired.

Handle Your Dentures with Extra Care

When you’re not wearing your dentures, handle them with extra care. In order to avoid dropping them by accident when cleaning, always have a clean towel or a sink full of water under them. You also need to keep your dentures moist when you’re not wearing them so they don’t lose their shape or dry out. Place them in a denture-soaking solution if your dentures don’t have metal attachments or in cold or lukewarm water if they have metal parts.

For Advice or Concerns About Dentures or Dental Health, Give Us a Call.

Schedule your consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Julie Folger or Dr. Ralf Poineal, here in our Sherman, TX, practice by calling (903) 893-2540.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S
March 05, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

When your smile is dull and stained, teeth whitening offers a simple solution. Your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Julie Folger in Sherman, TX, can help you brighten your smile with teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening eliminates common stains

Any white material, whether it's a tablecloth, tee-shirt or tooth enamel, tends to stain easily when exposed to coffee, tea, cola, wine, berries, popsicles, sports drinks, soy sauce and other darkly pigmented foods. Staining occurs when the pigments seep into microscopic openings in your tooth enamel. Teeth can also become dull due to aging or using tobacco products.

Your Sherman cosmetic dentist uses a hydrogen peroxide whitening to gel to eliminate stains from your teeth. Hydrogen peroxide, a natural stain remover, breaks apart and removes the pigments from your enamel, lightening your teeth. In fact, whitening can improve the shade of your teeth by three to eight shades.

Commercial whiteners also use hydrogen peroxide, although over-the-counter products contain weaker formulations of the whitening agent. As a result, whitening can take a long time or may not produce the results you expected if you use a whitening product bought at a Sherman drug store.

Teeth whitening is quick and easy

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to improve your appearance. In just one hour, your smile can go from dull to dazzling. Before your teeth are whitened, they must be thoroughly cleaned. If plaque and tartar aren't removed from your teeth, the hydrogen peroxide gel won't be able to penetrate your tooth enamel uniformly, which could result in a mottled appearance.

After your teeth are sparkling clean, a protective gel will be applied to your gums and roots. Plastic retractors will also be used to hold your cheeks and lips away from your teeth during whitening. Applying the gel only takes a few minutes. Once it's on your teeth, you can relax for the next hour while the hydrogen peroxide works its magic. When the gel is removed, your teeth will be noticeably whiter.

Whitening results generally last several years. If you avoid substances that stain your teeth, your results may last even longer.

Renew your smile with teeth whitening! Call your Sherman, TX, dentists, Dr. Folger at (903) 893-2540 to schedule an appointment.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S
February 18, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Let veneers give you a beautiful smile by dramatically improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic issues. Whether you are dealing with a chipped tooth, discolorations that cannot be removed through whitening treatments, or another cosmetic concern, veneers can help. Veneers help you achieve a flawless smile by concealing various imperfections. At our dental office in Sherman, TX, our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Julie Folger, can help you decide if veneers are right for you.

What are Veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin covers for the front surface of teeth that have cosmetic imperfections, such as stains or discolorations. The purpose of veneers is to conceal these imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are custom made to fit perfectly in place over the front surface of their corresponding teeth. They are cemented to the teeth so they remain securely in place. Once veneers are affixed to the teeth, they look completely natural and blend in with your existing smile.

Benefits of Veneers

There are several benefits to improving your smile with veneers. One major benefit is that veneers are permanent since they are cemented in place. You can confidently eat, drink, and speak without worrying about your veneers coming loose. Another benefit of veneers is that they look completely natural. The size, color, and shape of each veneer are customized to ensure the veneer fits in place perfectly. Veneers look so natural that others will not be able to tell you have them.

One of the most significant benefits of veneers is that they can give you the beautiful smile you have been wanting. Veneers readily conceal a variety of cosmetic issues. Once veneers are in place on the teeth, your smile will be transformed and the cosmetic flaws that were previously a concern will be undetectable. At our dental office in Sherman, TX, our cosmetic dentist can determine if you are a candidate for improving your smile with veneers. Cosmetic concerns that can e concealed with veneers include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Oddly-shaped or misshapen teeth
  • Rough or uneven tooth surfaces

If you are ready to achieve the beautiful smile you have been wanting, let veneers help. To learn more about veneers and how they can transform your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Folger, our cosmetic dentist, by calling our office in Sherman, TX, at (903) 893-2540.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S
November 19, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

There have never been more options for restoring missing teeth. If you have full or partial tooth loss, chances are you're health and quality denturesof life have suffered as a result. Modern dentures come in a number of styles and are designed to fit comfortably and securely so that you can eat, speak, smile, and engage in your daily life and routines without worrying about your teeth. The dentists at Folger Dentistry, Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal, offer cosmetic and general dentistry services in Sherman, TX.

 

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Services in Sherman, TX

Frequently asked questions about dentures:

 

Q: What are the different types of dentures?

A: Dentures are available for full or partial tooth loss, and there are several styles available depending on your oral health and individual needs. Types of dentures:

  • Conventional/complete dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Custom dentures
  • Snap-in
  • Implant-supported
  • Immediate (temporary)

 

Q: How do you care for dentures?

A: It depends on the type of dentures you choose. Our dentists will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your dentures, but in general they should be cleaned every day. Even if you have full tooth loss, it's still important to make sure you're practicing good oral hygiene keeping your gums clean as well.

 

Q: Do dentures need to be replaced?

A: Over time, your gums and jaw bone may shift and shrink due to factors like age and bone loss. Your dentures may require adjustments to make sure they continue to fit comfortably and securely.

 

Q: Are dentures right for me?

A: Dentures are an efficient and affordable solution to replace missing teeth. The first step in finding the best option for your needs is to schedule a comprehensive dental exam. Our dentists will make recommendations based on your situation and oral health.

 

Find a Dentist in Sherman, TX

For more information about the benefits of dentures and other cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments, contact Folger Dentistry today by calling (903) 893-2540 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal.





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