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By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
March 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Want to ask your Sherman, TX, family dentist about dental crowns and bridges?

Do you have missing teeth? Are you worried about and are worried about replacing them with mismatched appliances? If so, then here's dental-crownsthe solution! Just wait and hear what they have to say about dental crowns and bridges from Drs. Julie Folger and Ralf Poineal at their Sherman, TX, office.

What are bridges?

Bridges come in different types:
Fixed partial dentures, which are bond to already existing teeth, or implants. The natural-looking dental appliance is semi-permanent and replaces missing teeth. They're also easily cleaned. All you need to do is remove them to clean them thoroughly.
Another type is fixed dental bridge, it can't be removed. Other types of fixed dental bridges include conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.
What are crowns?

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, crowns are the most common restorative procedure; crowns are meant to restore aesthetically unpleasant teeth and provide strength for weak teeth.

Crowns are used in covering chips, cracks, and discolorations found on teeth, which may be due to injuries when playing sports or poor dental hygiene, among other reasons of course. Crowns are also placed over fillings that may be dislocated, which, again, adds reinforcement to your teeth and makes biting and chewing functions easier. Using crowns to cover restorative procedures, like a root canal or dental implants, protects and strengthens your teeth.

What are the advantages of bridges and crowns?

  • Both procedures are custom-made and barely noticeable.
  • Dental crowns are used for attaching bridges
  • Covering an existing filling that may be dislocated
  • They cover stained teeth
  • Reinforce teeth to help with withstanding various degrees of pressure while meaning eating

Bridges restore the natural contour, or shape, of teeth, fix bite issues, and are an economically-friendly restoration.

Consultation

If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns and bridges, just call your Sherman, TX, doctors at (903) 893-2540.

By Julie Folger, D.D.S.
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Couple with DenturesDentures replace your missing teeth to give you back your smile. However, choosing the best denture option for you depends on your own personal situation. Working with your dentist to understand your denture choices can ensure that you make the best decision for you. Find out more about dentures and how they can help you with Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX.

Do I need dentures?
Dentures replace all or most of the teeth on an arch. While this procedure is one of the best options for patients with significant tooth loss, other options, such as bridges, may better suit patients with only one or a few missing teeth. Dentures require a committed oral care routine to ensure they retain their shape and fit into the mouth properly. Additionally, patients should understand that replacing their teeth does not eliminate the need for routine dental examinations and cleanings with their dentist.

What are my denture options?
You can choose from several types of dentures:

  • Full Dentures: Full dentures replace all the teeth on an arch. You can wear a full denture on your top jaw, bottom jaw, or both.
  • Partial Dentures: Partial dentures replace most of the teeth on an arch. The remaining natural teeth fit through the partial denture, acting as anchors and receiving the stimulation they require to remain healthy and stay in place.
  • Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are made based on measurements taken at a preliminary appointment. The denture is ready to be worn immediately following an extraction procedure.

Dentures in Sherman, TX
If you think you could benefit from dentures, you should talk with your dentist to see if this is the best option for you. Your dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate and which type of denture is best for your mouth and answer any questions you may have about your dental situation or restorations.

For more information on dentures or what they can do for you, please contact Dr. Julie Folger and Dr. Ralf Poineal in Sherman, TX. Call (903) 893-2540 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

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!



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