Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring

Periodontists treat their patients with the most conservative measures possible, but sometimes surgery is necessary to facilitate oral health and aesthetics. Some of the reasons your periodontist may recommend gum surgery include: To restore gum tissues lost to periodontal disease. Also known as guided tissue regeneration, this procedure is often combined with bone grafting to […]

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Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite fillings – also known as tooth-colored fillings – are dental restorations designed to be inconspicuous and natural in appearance. They blend well with the teeth and appear more natural than amalgam fillings, which are darker and more easily seen by other people. Composite fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that chemically bond […]

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Direct Bonding, Dental Bonding

Direct Bonding

Dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure that adheres a composite (tooth colored) resin to the surface of your teeth. It helps to create a brighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile without the use of prosthetics like dentures and tooth implants. This procedure is most commonly used to treat teeth that are cracked, decayed, or discolored. It […]

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Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry

Dentistry encompasses a broad range of diseases and disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region. Everyone should see a dentist for routine oral health examinations, twice-yearly cleanings, and treatment of routine oral health complications, such as minor tooth decay. Dentistry is as much about prevention as it is about treatment. Patients who visit a dentist […]

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Children's Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry

Children’s Dentistry in Boerne Children’s Dentistry: Great habits begin early, and when kids love going to the dentist, it helps them get on the right path to good dental health. Fluoride rinses and sealants can protect teeth from getting cavities when nutritional information and home care is utilized.  However, when cavities do occur, they can […]

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Sealants

Sealants

Sealants The grooves on the tops of teeth can be quite deep and retain food particles which can lead to decay.  In fact, about 60% of cavities in children’s teeth occur in the grooves rather than between or on the sides of teeth.  A proactive sealant treatment is the thoroughly clean the biting surface of […]

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Implants and Tooth Replacements

Implants and Tooth Replacements

Filling the Gaps When a tooth is lost, there are several options for replacement: Don’t replace it. The problem with this is a loss of chewing function, poor esthetics, possible speech issues, and eventual drift and tipping of the teeth, leading to a bad bite situation. Removable replacement. Years ago, it was quite common to […]

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Smile Makeover Gallery, Crowns

​Crowns

Crowns or “Caps” Crowns or “caps” are essentially replacements for the enamel portion of teeth.  As such, they are less conservative than other types of restorations available with modern bonding systems, but they are still indicated when teeth have very large fillings, are broken, or already have a crown that needs to be replaced. Dr. […]

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Fillings (metal free)

Fillings (metal free)

Tooth-Colored Fillings Metal-free (composite) fillings not only look natural, they are also mercury-free which minimizes exposure to manufacturers and to the environment.  They are made of microscopic glass or quartz particles in a resin matrix.  Also, unlike “silver” fillings placed decades ago, tooth-colored fillings are bonded to the tooth structure, creating a better seal against […]

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TMJ/TMD

TMJ/TMD

A Pain in the Neck…and Ear…and Jaw – TMJ & TMD Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) pain can be debilitating, causing missed hours at school or work and lost opportunities for social engagement.  This type of chronic pain affects an estimated 12% of the adult population at any given time and statistics indicate the […]

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Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings

There’s More Than One Way to Clean Teeth I take my car to an automated car wash now and then.  As I pull up to the self-service machine, it talks to me.  It says, “Buy Wash,” then lets me choose a basic wash, a more intensive wash, or an intensive wash with protectant and windshield repellant. […]

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Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring

A beautiful smile not only shows attractive teeth, it also needs to have healthy gum tissue.  Gum tissue that is red, swollen, or uneven tends to detract from the smile.  Dr. Myers and her team make sure that gum tissues are returned to their healthiest condition before recommending cosmetic dental procedures.  Sometimes this involves gum […]

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Direct Bonding, Dental Bonding

Direct Bonding

When a patient desires a more conservative approach to cosmetic changes in their smile, Direct Bonding is a successful solution.  Applied directly to the teeth without extensive tooth reduction, this procedure can be completed in one visit and doesn’t require anesthetic.  While it doesn’t typically last as long as porcelain veneers, it costs about half […]

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Smile Makeover

All-Ceramic Crowns

All Ceramic Crowns When teeth are badly broken, extensively decayed, or replacing existing caps, all-ceramic crowns are the treatment of choice.  Dr. Myers has had extensive training for this procedure and has been completing cosmetic make-overs such as this one since 1985.       A Brief History of Dental Ceramics Long ago, all crowns […]

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Porcelain Veneers

Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Veneers are thin ceramic shells, specifically layered, shaded and contoured at a dental lab to fit over minimally-prepared teeth.  They are then bonded to your enamel, correcting length, shape, gaps, color, and texture.  For lasting results, veneers provide unparalleled esthetics and are resistant to stain.   View some of the additional services we […]

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