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Dental Veneers Maintenance and Care
Dental veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry option for individuals seeking to enhance their smile. These thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, are designed to cover the front surface of the teeth, addressing a variety of aesthetic concerns. However, one of the most common questions patients have is, "How long do dental veneers last, and what maintenance is required?" Let's look at the longevity and maintenance of dental veneers, so you know what to expect when considering this treatment at Pickett Family Dental. How Long Do Dental Veneers Last? The lifespan of dental veneers depends on several factors, including the material used, the expertise of your dentist, and your oral [...]
Veneers vs. Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options
A beautiful smile can dramatically enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of treatments that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. At Pickett Family Dental, we understand that it can be challenging to determine which cosmetic dentistry option is best suited for your unique needs. Let's compare veneers to other popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as bonding, crowns, and teeth whitening, to help you make an informed decision about the best treatment for your smile. Comparing Veneers vs. Other Options Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials, such as porcelain or composite resin, that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They [...]
Finding Your Perfect Brush: The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Right Toothbrush
At Pickett Family Dental, we understand that maintaining excellent oral health is crucial for a beautiful smile and overall well-being. One of the key elements in maintaining good oral hygiene is selecting the right toothbrush. In this guide, we will help you navigate the world of toothbrushes and find your perfect match for optimal oral care. Soft Bristles: Why We Highly Recommend Them When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, we highly recommend opting for one with soft bristles. Soft bristles offer several advantages over their harder counterparts. Firstly, soft bristles are gentle on your teeth and gums, ensuring effective cleaning without causing unnecessary damage or irritation. Soft bristles are particularly beneficial for individuals with sensitive teeth or gum recession. [...]
Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for individuals looking to improve their smiles. These thin, custom-made shells, typically crafted from porcelain or composite resin, are bonded to the front surface of teeth to correct various aesthetic concerns. At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, we believe that understanding the pros and cons of dental veneers is crucial for making an informed decision about whether they're the right choice for your needs. In this blog, we'll provide an unbiased overview of the advantages and disadvantages of veneers to help you determine if they're suitable for you. Pros of Dental Veneers Natural Appearance: One of the most significant advantages of dental veneers is their ability to [...]
Am I A Good Fit For Veneers?
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for those looking to enhance their smile. These thin, custom-made shells made from porcelain or composite resin are bonded to the front surface of teeth, concealing imperfections and improving their appearance. At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, we understand that determining whether veneers are the right option for you is crucial. Let's cover the factors that make someone a good candidate for veneers, including dental health, enamel thickness, and aesthetic concerns. Good Dental Health One of the most critical factors in determining if you are a good candidate for veneers is your overall dental health. Dental veneers are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth, not to [...]
What Is Activated Charcoal?
Just like pumpkin spice during the Fall season, you’ve probably seen numerous products being combined with activated charcoal. Now, many people understandably see the word charcoal and think of the charcoal used in the grill. However, activated charcoal is not the same thing as what you may see on burnt pieces of food or the charcoal you see used in cooking. To create this odorless, powdery substance, there is a different process. You, like many people, have probably asked this question: is activated charcoal actually beneficial, or is this just a marketing trend? With the currently available studies and evidence, the answer leans heavily on the side of being a trend. While activated charcoal does have its uses, there [...]
Why Do I Need Veneers?
If you're considering cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile, dental veneers may be the perfect solution for you. At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, we're committed to helping our patients achieve their desired smile goals. In this blog, we'll discuss why you might need veneers, the various benefits they offer, and how they can transform your smile. What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from porcelain or composite resin material. They're designed to cover the front surface of your teeth, improving their appearance by concealing imperfections like discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignment. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because they provide a natural-looking, long-lasting solution for a variety of aesthetic concerns. [...]
Will the Dentist Be Grossed Out By My Teeth?
No, the Dr. Pickett, the dentist at Pickett Family Dental will not be grossed about by your teeth and you don't need to be emabarrassed.Many people feel self-conscious about their dental health and often wonder, "Will the dentist be grossed out by my teeth?" At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, we understand this concern and want to reassure you that our goal is to provide a comfortable and non-judgmental environment for all our patients. In this blog, we will discuss why you shouldn't be embarrassed to visit the dentist, the common reasons people feel uneasy about dental appointments, and how to overcome these feelings. Dr. Pickett is a Non-Judgemental DentistDr. Pickett and the entire team at Pickett Family [...]
Veneer Dental Replacement for the Front Upper Teeth
At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, we understand that a beautiful and confident smile can make a significant impact on your overall well-being and self-esteem. One of the most effective cosmetic dentistry treatments for improving the appearance of your front upper teeth is the placement of dental veneers. In this blog, we will explore the benefits of veneer dental replacement for the front upper teeth, the procedure, and how to care for your new veneers. What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from porcelain or composite resin material. They are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth, improving their appearance by masking imperfections such as discoloration, chips, cracks, or misalignments. Veneers are [...]
Transforming Smiles with Full Mouth Veneers and Crowns
At Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX, our mission is to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that boost their self-confidence and improve their quality of life. In this blog, we share a heartwarming success story of how Dr. Pickett and our team transformed a patient's smile with full mouth veneers and crowns, addressing their thin, stained, and dark teeth. The Patient's Journey to a Beautiful Smile Our patient, whom we'll call Sarah, came to us with concerns about her teeth's appearance. She was unhappy with her thin, stained, and dark teeth, which had affected her self-esteem for years. Sarah found it difficult to smile confidently and often hid her teeth in social situations. Driven by a desire [...]