Julie Folger, DDS
3333 Hwy 1417 N.
Sherman, TX 75092
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By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
November 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Porcelain VeneersDental veneers can reshape your worn or damaged smile into something to be truly proud of. From tweaking a single tooth with a small imperfection to covering your visible smile to give you a totally different look, porcelain veneers’ versatility can benefit patients in many different situations. Find out more about dental veneers and what they could mean for your smile with Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX.

What are dental veneers? 
Dental veneers are a super-thin, shell-like covering for your tooth. A dental laboratory creates each veneer by hand and customizes it to fit perfectly into your smile. The veneer attaches permanently to the surface of a tooth and masks its appearance to give it a new look.

Can porcelain dental veneers help my smile?

Dental veneers can help your teeth in a variety of situations. Dentists most often use veneers to treat:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • slight misalignments
  • slight gaps
  • yellowed teeth
  • discolored teeth

Porcelain Dental Veneers in Sherman, TX 
If you think you can benefit from this powerful dental treatment, consult with your dentist to ensure that this is the best dental procedure for you. In some cases, other cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening or even orthodontics may be better suited to treating your smile.

Porcelain dental restorations and natural teeth alike require a committed at-home oral care routine. The American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. In addition to seeing your dentist at least twice a year for routine examinations and professional cleanings, this at-home routine will keep your mouth healthy and free from teeth decay and gum disease so you can enjoy your veneers for years to come.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX. Call (903) 893-2540 today to schedule your appointment!

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
September 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth WhiteningDo you want an irresistible white smile? You don't have to go through life with stained teeth. Professional teeth whitening erases years of dental stains and the process is safe and hassle-free. Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal are some of the finest dentists in Sherman, TX. They offer professional solutions for patients who want a bright, white smile.

Professional In-Office Bleaching

In-office, professional teeth whitening is a revolutionary procedure that uses a strong whitening gel and light source to speed up the whitening process. The procedure takes about one hour. It begins with a preparation period followed by 45 minutes of whitening. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure. 

Benefits of In-Office Bleaching

Let's face it, store-bought teeth whitening kits are hard to use, messy and deliver poor results. With in-office, professional teeth whitening, you can unlock a smile that's up to 8 shades lighter after one treatment. In-office, professional teeth whitening is safe, effective, and very fast. The convenience of one treatment in comparison to a few weeks of wearing dental trays makes it a wonderful choice for busy people. 

Professional Take-Home Whitening 

Professional, take-home whitening kits are dispensed by dentists. Take-home teeth whitening kits consist of placing a whitening gel in a tray that has been custom fitted for your mouth by a dentist in Sherman, TX. Some trays are worn for an hour, others through the night. With take-home whitening treatments, you can have the white smile you've always wanted. 

Benefits of Take-Home Whitening

Professional, take-home treatments allow you to get professional results at your convenience in an effective, safe way. These treatments are designed to whiten your teeth with little to no sensitivity. With take-home whitening treatments, it’s easier than ever for patients to discover noticeably whiter smiles in just 7 to 14 days.

Teeth Whitening Consultation 

If you have healthy gums and teeth, you may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Only your dentist can determine if professional teeth whitening is suitable for you after performing an oral exam to ensure proper health. Patients with periodontal disease, tooth decay, cavities or exposed roots are poor candidates for teeth whitening. These dental issues need to be addressed before seeking cosmetic treatments.

It's time to say goodbye to stained teeth. Call our dental office at (903) 893-2540 today to schedule an appointment for a teeth whitening session in Sherman, TX. Professional teeth whitening will do you and your smile a world of good.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic DentistryHow your dentists in Sherman can enhance your smile

If you want a new smile, it’s time for you to learn more about cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry combines artistic skill with cutting-edge technology and materials to give you a smile you will love. Minor and major aesthetic issues can be corrected easily and quickly, thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX, want to introduce you to your cosmetic dentistry options.

Professional teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental services. The treatment can change your dull, yellow, stained teeth into a dazzling, brilliant white smile, up to 8 shades whiter. In-office treatment is quick and easy, and your results can last up to 5 years!

Cosmetic fillings can replace your old, bulky, crumbly metal fillings using composite, a unique liquid resin that can be matched perfectly to the color and shape of your teeth. Cosmetic fillings can also be created out of high-grade porcelain. When you choose cosmetic fillings, you have chosen a strong, virtually invisible restorative treatment that enhances and blends into your smile.

Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of sparkling porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They can hide large aesthetic flaws including cracks, chips, enamel defects, and other problems. They can also cosmetically correct the look of overlapping teeth, and close up small gaps between your teeth. Porcelain veneers are the answer to achieving a celebrity-perfect smile.

Invisalign is the state-of-the-art way to achieve a straight smile. The treatment uses clear plastic aligners which are virtually invisible to people around you. Invisalign treatment is quick, requiring only 9 to 15 months to complete. If you are looking for comfortable, rapid, discreet results, Invisalign is the orthodontic choice to make.

This is just a small sample of the many cosmetic dental services available. For a complete listing of cosmetic dental procedures, please visit the Cosmetic Dentistry page on the website at https://www.folgerdentistry.com/cosmetic-dentist.html

If you want to enhance your smile, consider your cosmetic dentistry options and call Dr. Folger and Dr. Poineal in Sherman, TX. Get the smile you deserve by calling today!

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
April 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Tooth loss requires an adjustment in oral function and even in your self-esteem. After extractions, gum tissue and jaw bone structure dentureschange quickly and dramatically, diminishing the height of your bite and collapsing youthful facial dimensions. What are your denture options in Sherman, TX? Ask Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal for your best smile solution.

Partial or total loss

Don't feel as though you're the only one. About 120 million Americans have lost a single tooth to decay, injury, gum disease, and other circumstances, says the American College of Prosthodontists. Many more millions have no teeth at all. If you're counted in these numbers, your dentists in Sherman have denture choices to improve your appearance and how well you speak, bite, and chew.

To help you choose your best denture, Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal will perform a complete examination, including X-rays. You'll discuss how your denture will look and fit into your mouth, as well as the "try-in" process and adjustment to and care of your new smile.

Types of dentures

There are several and include

  • Partial
  • Complete or full
  • Implant-supported

Partial dentures work for people who have lost one or more teeth but still have some healthy natural teeth remaining in their mouths. Pontics, or replacement teeth, are custom-made from tooth-colored acrylic. They anchor to natural teeth via light metal clasps.

Complete, or full, dentures may be placed immediately after tooth extraction or after bone and gum tissue have healed. Held in the mouth by the suction provided by the gums and alveolar arch (part of the jaw bone), complete dentures require precision craftsmanship for excellent fit and function. Typically, a quality denture needs no adhesive, but most appliances should be relined or remade as time passes because of changes in the shape of the oral cavity.

Implant-supported dentures provide unparalleled stability as they attach to titanium implant devices surgically placed in the jaw bone. Usually, your Sherman dentist utilizes four or more implants to secure these dentures.

Caring for dentures

You'll love the look of your new dentures in Sherman, TX, but the feel, function, and care take some getting used to. For instance, you may have to see Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal a few times during the first month for adjustments on your appliances. Taking a denture in and out will feel awkward at first, and your oral hygiene routine will change to a special denture brush, toothpaste, or specially-formulated soak.

Additionally, be sure to come to the office as usual every six months for your examination, cleaning and any other concerns you have as a denture wearer.

Find out more

After tooth loss, life can be good again with premiere dentures from Dr. Folger and Dr. Poineal in Sherman, TX. Don't live with embarrassing and dysfunctional smile gaps. Instead, call our caring team at (903) 893-2540 for a personalized consultation.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
March 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Failing teeth, missing teeth--they are a recipe for a smile that just doesn't look good or work well. How can you fix your smile? Consult Dr. dental crownsJulie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal, your crown and bridge experts in Sherman, TX. Their combined expertise gives patients the edge in restorative dentistry techniques so anyone can optimize their smile aesthetics and oral function.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown, or cap, is a permanent restoration which protects a tooth damaged by a blow to the mouth, multiple fillings, odd congenital shape or deep decay. Made of beautiful, natural-looking, and durable porcelain, crowns also restore dental implants when tooth replacement becomes necessary, and crowns anchor fixed bridgework to fill smile gaps of one, two or more adjoining teeth.

To determine if your oral health situation warrants a dental crown, Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal will perform a complete oral examination. Visual inspection and digital X-rays tell if a tooth is viable and can accept a crown. If it is, the Sherman dentist will remove the decayed areas and old filling material, shaping it for best fit with the restoration.

Also, the doctor will take oral impressions to send to a trusted dental lab. At the lab, a skilled technician will use the impressions and your dentist's detailed instructions to fabricate a crown that is a perfect match for shape, color, and bite.

Dental crowns may last up to 15 years, say researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. Simple brushing and flossing keeps them clean and bright, and Dr. Poineal and Dr. Folger recommend wearing a customized bite guard if you clench or grind your teeth.

What is fixed bridgework?

Bridgework replaces adjoining missing teeth. Conventional bridgework is made of lifelike acrylic and is anchored to natural teeth with dental crowns on opposite ends of the prosthetic. In some cases, bridgework may be cantilevered--that is, attached natural teeth only on one end of the bridge.

In addition, some fixed bridgework is secured directly to the jawbone with dental implants. These titanium devices adhere to the bone, providing superior security and longevity. With routine at-home hygiene and in-office cleanings and check-ups, most bridgework lasts for years.

A complete smile

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that a beautiful smile is a personal and professional asset. Additionally, you'll avoid impaired oral function that comes from smile gaps and deteriorating teeth. Find out more by paying a visit to Dr. Folger or Dr. Poineal. Call the office in Sherman today to arrange your crown and bridge consultation: (903) 893-2540.





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