Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry

By Mission Hill Dental
September 30, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Many people experience embarrassment by the yellowing or discoloration on their teeth, which can be due to smoke, coffee, tea, wine, soda, acidic juices, and foods, or even certain medications. However, the good news is that you can protect your teeth from staining through routine oral health and regular visits to the dentist! For treating and preventing teeth staining, visit Dr. Horacio Lucero of Mission Hill Dental for cosmetic dentistry in New Braunfels, also serving Canyon Lake, TX.

Protect Your Teeth From Staining

If you stay on top of your routine oral health, both at home and with regular visits to the dentist, you will have less of a chance of keeping stains on your teeth. Stains tend to latch on to plaque and tartar buildup on the surface and in between your teeth, so be sure to brush in circular motions and floss as often as your dentist recommends. Other steps to reduce the risk of surface stains include rinsing with water after meals, brushing twice each day with fluoride toothpaste, and using mouthwash with antibacterial action to combat plaque. Another tip is to drink beverages such as coffee, tea, and soda through a straw to avoid contact with your teeth.

Treat Existing Stains

Cosmetic dentistry in New Braunfels, also serving Canyon Lake, TX, can help to treat surface stains on your teeth once you notice signs of yellowing or discoloration. One popular method is through professional whitening in-office or using at-home tray methods custom-fitted by your dentist. Both options offer you safe and fast results for teeth whitening with the help of your dentist in as little as one visit.

Find The Right Dentist For You

If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in New Braunfels, also serving Canyon Lake, TX, to help prevent or treat unwanted yellowing, staining, or discoloration on your teeth, visit Dr. Lucero at Mission Hill Dental. For questions or to book an appointment today please call (830) 625-7322.

By Mission Hill Dental
March 04, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental crowns   Crowns  

We offer the “crowning” touch when it comes to restoring damaged teeth.

We know just how upsetting it can be when you have to rush into our office for a cracked, broken, or severely decayed tooth. Our New Braunfels, TX, dentist Dr. Horacio Lucero sees these problems regularly. While you may feel upset and worried about this issue, the good news is that we know exactly what to do to correct and restore the tooth. In most cases, a dental crown is going to do the trick.

Here are the top three benefits of this tooth-shaped dental cap:

Protect Your Natural Teeth

One of the major responsibilities of a dental crown is to cover an existing tooth to prevent the weak or damaged tooth from incurring further damage. Whether you are dealing with a cavity or a broken tooth, these dental problems can significantly weaken a tooth. Once we remove decay and buff away the cracked or damaged part of the tooth, our New Braunfels, TX, family dentist will place a dental crown over the tooth to protect against additional damage.

Make Chewing easier

We all know how much a weak or damaged tooth can impact your ability to eat. Our jaws are incredibly powerful. In fact, the force of a human bite when chewing is usually around 70 pounds per square inch. You can imagine the amount of force that is placing on your damaged tooth. Luckily, by placing a dental crown immediately, we can strengthen and boost the tooth’s durability so that you can chew and eat without worrying.

Improve Your Appearance

Most people don’t think about the cosmetic benefits that are associated with getting a dental crown, but they are sometimes just as important, particularly if you’re dealing with an esthetically flawed tooth. If you have a tooth that is discolored, malformed, pitted, or misshapen due to injury, disease, or a genetic disorder, a crown can cover the existing tooth to improve its shape, size, or color.

Enjoy the royal treatment when it comes to getting a dental crown here in New Braunfels, TX. Our dentist Dr. Lucero offers safe, effective, and compassionate dental care to patients of all ages. If you’re looking for a dentist that will place crowns and other restorations with a gentle touch, call Mission Hill Dental today at (830) 625-7322 to schedule an appointment.

By Mission Hill Dental
January 27, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: porcelain veneers   veneers  

Tooth imperfections don't have to keep you from smiling. Porcelain veneers, one of the restorations offered by your New Braunfels, TX, dentist, Dr. Horacio Lucero of Mission Hill Dental, will renew your smile.

How porcelain veneers conceal flaws

Originally invented to make the smiles of Hollywood actors and actresses more appealing, porcelain veneers can help anyone improve his or her appearance today. Each tooth-shaped shell is made of porcelain, a material that reflects light the same way as tooth enamel.

Although each veneer is only about as thick as a fingernail, the restorations provide excellent coverage for a variety of flaws. Porcelain veneers are cemented to the fronts of teeth only and don't require major changes to your teeth. In fact, your dentist may only have to remove a tiny amount of dental enamel for a perfect fit.

Who can benefit from veneers

If your teeth and gums are healthy and in good condition, porcelain veneers may be a good choice for you. Should your dentist notice any issues with your teeth or gums, you may need treatment before you can proceed with the veneer process.

Do you have a tiny, yet distracting, chip on the bottom of a tooth? Adding a veneer to the tooth will keep the chip out of sight. Veneers also conceal shallow cracks and other minor damage and make bumpy teeth look smoother.

When a slight gap between your front teeth makes you reluctant to smile, veneers offer a simple solution. They're an excellent choice for small gaps, although orthodontic treatment might be needed if you have large gaps.

Veneers can also give you a bright, white Hollywood smile. During your visit to the New Braunfels dental office, you'll get to choose from many shades of white to create your new smile. The restorations can also be used to hide a few discolored teeth.

Are you unhappy with the shape or length of a tooth? Veneers extend short teeth and improve the appearance of crooked, twisted, pointed, or other oddly shaped teeth.

Upgrade your smile with porcelain veneers! Call your dentist in New Braunfels, TX, Dr. Horacio Lucero of Mission Hill Dental, at (830) 625-7322 to schedule your appointment.

By Mission Hill Dental
September 04, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Veneers  

Creating a New Smile with Dental Veneers

Are your tired of flaws or discolorations in your teeth making you reluctant to smile? What if you could get a single cosmetic treatment that would eliminate all your problems at once, leaving you with a bright, flawless smile? You’ll be please to know that you can, with porcelain veneers: the perfect smile makeover. Dr. Horacio Lucero and Dr. Fred Willard are dentists at Mission Hill Dental in New Braunfels, TX. They offer full cosmetic dentistry services including dental veneers.

How Dental Veneers Can Give You a New Smile

Porcelain veneers are fine porcelain shells that can be bonded to the front of your existing teeth. New Braunfels dental patients who want a new smile can use veneers to correct the following dental flaws:

  • Noticeable cracks and chips
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • An unbalanced bite
  • Teeth discoloration
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Veneers offer the following advantages:

  • They give your teeth a natural appearance
  • Porcelain veneers do not stain
  • You can choose your shade of whiteness

Dental Veneers FAQs

Do dental veneers need to be replaced?

Porcelain veneers are very durable. As long as you take care of them, they will not need to be replaced unless they break or crack for some reason.

Will porcelain veneers look whiter than my natural teeth?

One of the great things about porcelain veneers is that they can be customized to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. Before having your veneers, you can have your teeth whitened professionally to give you an overall brighter smile.

Will porcelain veneers become stained over time?

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, so they will not become discolored.

If you live in or around New Braunfels and you would like to find out more about dental veneers call Mission Hill Dental at (830) 625-7322 to request an appointment.