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Can cosmetic veneers damage your teeth?

March 15, 2021

Cosmetic dentistry as an industry has evolved a lot over the last two decades. Even if you have had cosmetic dental work done in the last couple of years, you might have a question about a new treatment or procedure you just recently heard about. I would say one of the most frequently asked questions we receive from patients in our office is… “Do cosmetic veneers damage your teeth?”

Porcelain veneers believe it or not do ruin or damage your teeth. Our cosmetic dentists here at San Marcos Dental Center, take a lot of pride in equipping each patient with the information or knowledge needed to create the best treatment plan.

What are co

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June 4, 2021

Has your dentist recently recommended a dental implant procedure? Are you not quite sure what to do next? Or better yet not even knowing what you’re getting yourself into? No worries, this is usually par for the course for most patients. Are dental implants the best decision? I’ve heard that they can take several months and a few visits? Let’s walk you through the entire process so you have a better concept of what dental implants entails:

Initial Consultation & Exam
Before getting started, you will visit our office and our dentists on staff will do an extensive exam to evaluat

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May 28, 2021

Dental extraction is a dental procedure where a tooth that’s causing agony and issues gets extracted from its place in the bone. While many patients need the procedure performed, it’s very rare they know very much about it. To understand the facts about dental extraction, take a glance at this helpful guide.

There are a few different reasons why dentists advise this procedure. The most common is when a tooth is impacted, which stops it from growing normally. This is the reason why many dentists recommend wisdom teeth extraction. Another is the need to make room in the mouth for suitable alignment. And another can be when teeth that are badly decayed and impossible to restore.

How do you kn

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May 17, 2021

Dental implants are the best way to restore missing teeth? Why?
There are several advantages to restoring your teeth with dental implants. Dental implants have the aesthetic and function just like your natural teeth. Nevertheless anytime the word “surgery” is used in most cases there is a derogatory connotation or stigma that comes with it. The most frequent question we receive in the office from existing patients is: “ How painful are dental implants?”

Does it hurt?

First lets go over the surgical phase of the process…

#1 You will be numb

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May 7, 2021

Cosmetic veneers are truly the most multi-faceted way to mask a horde of dental imperfections. They are an excellent quick fix for teeth that have inherent stains that cannot be bleached away. Cosmetic veneers are the perfect solution for chips and cracks as well. For patients who do not want to go through the process of orthodontics, cosmetic veneers can straighten your smile painlessly in just a few sessions. 

There is no debating why dentists and patients alike are raving fans of veneers. Now that the cat is out of the bag every dental procedure has its pros and cons. A patient who would like to try cosmetic veneers needs to examine what they are and how they work. 

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April 28, 2021

A dental implant is the most prominent procedure to replace a missing tooth. Your tooth in most cases has eroded due to decay, deterioration, or damage sustained to the area. On a more positive note, our team and staff have a solution! Dental implants are merely a post that is surgically implanted into the patient’s jawbone to act as the missing tooth’s roots. The dentist will then have a false tooth placed over the implant to serve as the tooth’s visible portion. 

There are a myriad of options when it comes to choosing the right dental implant restoration and material type. If a patient needs only one tooth replaced, it is possible

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April 19, 2021

A dental extraction is a favored dental procedure. Dental extractions are usually a desperate remedy when all other options or treatments have failed. Our primary goal here at San Marcos Dental Center is to protect your dental structure and keep your teeth healthy. Nevertheless, there are times when extracting teeth is unavoidable. 

Under what circumstances should a patient have dental extraction

  • Wisdom teeth removal – Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a great deal of pain and affect your overall dental structure. 
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April 14, 2021

Dental implants are by far the most effective way for long-term tooth replacement. Dental implants operate and look like natural teeth, only requiring a traditional dental hygiene routine to maintain them. But what is the lifespan of dental implants? The answer to your question is twofold it boils down to how healthy your gums and teeth are and the implants you choose. The science and engineering behind dental implants have evolved in the two decades. The cases of implant failures due to functionality or the body rejecting are very rare. Abusing the implant, pre-existing medical conditions, and or disease are more likely causes when dental implants tend to fail. 

How long do dental implants last? 

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April 7, 2021
Cosmetic Veeners

Cosmetic veneers are a phenomenal way to rehabilitate your smile, especially if you are dealing with unpleasant stains, discoloration, or otherwise unattractive teeth. Cosmetic veneers are one of the swiftest and most efficient dental procedures to restore and preserve your smile. Our team here at San Marcos Dental Center will do a thorough dental examination to uncover if you are indeed a good candidate for cosmetic veneers. At the end of the day cosmetic veneers is the swiftest and most efficient dental procedure to restore your smile to its former glory. 

The veneers themselves act as a shell or casing to cover your teeth to mask any defects.

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March 30, 2021

Dental implants are an amazing chance for any patient to restore their teeth to their former splendor. Aesthetic and functional dental implants are a great way to enhance your smile. 

A dental implant’s main purpose is to replace missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants are tailored custom for each patient to work cohesively with your existing teeth. These are five truths about dental implants that most patients may not know: 

Tooth loss is more common than you think 

“According to epidemiological studies, it is estimated that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth

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March 22, 2021
Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If your general dentist mentions it’s time to remove your wisdom teeth. In most cases, they may have to refer to an oral surgeon who will perform the procedure in their office. The recovery process is usually three days you will be back on your feet feeling normal again.

Why should my wisdom teeth be removed? 

Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars located in the back of your mouth. Wisdom teeth usually grow from the ages of 17-25 and can be visible on X-rays. Most patients have the removed for one of the following

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