Keys to Dental Implant Success

Given the many benefits it brings to the patients, dental implants have significantly grown in popularity in the last years. Traditionally, dental crowns and removable dentures are the leading options, but with the increasing awareness of the people of the truth capacity of implants, they have completely overcome other options.

Dental implants are exemplary teeth replacement options. Unfortunately, even with its amazing success, there are some reported cases of failures. These may be related to different things.

Some Reasons of Implant Failure:

Poor oral hygiene. The dental implants are embedded in the jaw bone and they take the place of the roots of the natural teeth. Just so, they rely on bone and the periodontal ligaments for stability and when the health of this structure compromised, the implants fail. Poor oral hygiene will mean increased plaque build-up that can disrupt the health of the periodontium. Advanced gum disease can lead to gum recession and bone loss, which will lead to observed mobility on the implants.

Trauma. When there is premature contact or when there is constant and traumatic load or pressure on the dental implants, it will cause them to fail. This is most especially significant when the implants have not established stabilization, yet. When an implant is subject to the force that exceeds its capacity, it will lead to destabilization that may be related to bone loss.

Smoking. Smoking is a generally bad habit that needs to be stopped. With dental implants, smoking disrupts blood circulation, so that healing is impaired. If a patient chooses to continue smoking even after the implants are placed, the health of the gums and bone will be compromised, and the implants will fail.

Health. The reason why patients are properly assessed prior to implant placement is because there are certain health conditions that contraindicate the placement of implants. If a patient fails to disclose such conditions, they could easily lead to the failure of implants.

Nerve Impairment. Before the implants are placed, the bone is properly assessed so that the right size of implant will be used. With proper planning, all should be well but over-instrumentation can occur, at which case, the nerves will be permanently or temporarily impaired, leading to its complete failure.

Your knowledge of the above information is valuable because it will help you better prepare for your own implant placement procedure. By being aware of how some cases failed, you can protect your own investment and ensure success.


If you have any questions or would like to be evaluated for dental implants, contact Tadros Dental today!

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the process of using a tooth-colored resin to restore and improve a patient’s smile. Bonding is used in a variety of situations:

  • To fill cavities
  • To repair chipped teeth
  • To repair cracked teeth
  • To reshape a tooth
  • To protect a part of the tooth’s root that has been exposed by receding gums

Advantages

There is a reason why the procedure of dental bonding is so popular and frequently undertaken.

Dental bonding has many advantages both in itself and in relation to other procedures:

  • It is one of the cheapest cosmetic dental procedures.
  • It is a simple and easy procedure with close to zero room for complications.
  • Bonding can usually be started and completed in the same office visit.
  • Minimal amounts of natural tooth enamel is removed before applying the bonding (significantly less removed compared to veneers and crowns).
  • Anaesthesia is not required, unless filling a cavity.

Disadvantages

At the same time, there are also some disadvantages.

Nothing artificial ever really works as well as the original and natural form. Disadvantages of dental bonding include:

  • They are not as stain resistant as crowns.
  • Bonding is not as strong compared to other restorative procedures (crowns, fillings, veneers, etc).
  • Bonding does not typically last as long as other restorative procedures.
  • When under excessive pressure, bonding materials can chip and break off parts of the tooth.

As a result of these limitations and the nature of its advantages, dental bonding is commonly used by dentists for small cosmetic changes, temporary corrections, or teeth with low bite pressure.

If you have any questions about dental bonding or would like to see if it’s right for you, contact Tadros Dental today, and we’ll be happy to help.

Cosmetic

Want a Better Smile?

Have you ever tried to hide your teeth when meeting someone new? Do you refuse to smile in photos? If you dread smiling because you don’t like the appearance of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry might be the solution. Cosmetic dentistry enhances the look of your teeth to help you achieve a smile you can be proud to show off to everyone you meet.

We offer a variety of services to improve any smile:

Veneers. Thin porcelain that is bonded to your teeth to hide discoloration, chipped teeth or gaps between the teeth.

Dental Bonding. Inexpensive, brief and virtually painless, dental bonding can close gaps between teeth, improve tooth shape or fix chipped teeth.

Opalescence Boost teeth whitening. Get brighter and whiter teeth in less than an hour with this in-office whitening treatment.

Bleaching Trays. Whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home with bleaching trays specially designed to fit your teeth

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Cosmetic dentistry can improve your overall appearance and give you the teeth you’ve always wanted. Contact our office today for a personalized consultation with Dr. Mina Tadros and take the first step toward beautiful teeth.

Dental Bonding

Want a More Elegant Smile?

Dental bonding is a great procedure for patients interested in a more beautiful smile that isn’t too expensive or invasive. Dr. Tadros can carry out this procedure in only one visit, giving you a more beautiful smile in a single day. The procedure is virtually painless, requiring no pain medication or local anesthesia.

Dental bonding can be a great cosmetic dentistry option for many patients looking to restore the beauty of their smile. Using a composite that matches the color of your teeth, dental bonding allows Dr. Tadros to improve many parts of your smile, both for cosmetic and oral health reasons.

Dental bonding is a good treatment option for a variety of oral health and appearance concerns:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Decaying teeth
  • Cavities
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are too short
  • Teeth that look old

Take the First Step to a Beautiful Smile Today

Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tadros to determine whether dental bonding is the best treatment option for your situation.

Dr. Tadros gives every patient a treatment plan personalized to his or her unique needs and dental health goals and can work with you to give you the smile you want.

Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

Which One Should I Choose?

You know you want a better smile, but what would be the best way to achieve it? For many people, it comes down to choosing between dental bonding and veneers — two of the most popular cosmetic procedures available.

Dental bonding is a process in which a tooth-colored plastic resin is applied to correct chips, cracks, gaps and other concerns. Dental bonding is a quick and painless way to achieve a beautiful smile.

Veneers are thin, custom-made pieces that are permanently bonded to existing teeth to correct a number of imperfections. Because they are made of porcelain, they are remarkably natural looking, stain resistant and long lasting.

While both treat a wide variety of imperfections, they also have distinct advantages and disadvantages that need to be considered.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Time Required

  • Dental bonding can be completed in a single visit.
  • Veneers require 2-3 visits total.

Cost

  • Veneers are roughly 3 times the cost of dental bonding.

Appearance

  • Dental bonding appears natural at first, but loses its polished luster over time.
  • Dental bonding is susceptible to staining.
  • Veneers are created in a lab to perfectly match your teeth and mouth.
  • Veneers have a translucent, light-reflective quality that mimics real teeth.
  • Veneers are stain resistant.

Durability

  • Dental bonding tends to chip easily (but can be repaired easily as well).
  • Dental bonding can last up to 5-6 years before it starts deteriorating.
  • Veneers can last up to 20 years, depending on the habits of the patient.
  • Veneers are not prone to chipping or breaking, but if damage is done they cannot be repaired. They must be completely replaced.

Still not sure? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tadros. Together you can decide which treatment would be the best for your unique needs and goals. Your new smile awaits — call today.

Laser Dentistry

Looking for a More Comfortable Alternative to Major Procedures?

If you’re looking for a way to make your dental visit a little better, laser dentistry may be the answer. Laser dentistry is a safe and effective treatment option for many major soft-tissue dental procedures. The technique has been used successfully to reduce pain during treatment and speed up recovery time after procedures.

Uses of laser dentistry:

  • Reshaping gum tissue, especially in the case of a gummy smile, where the gum tissue has grown over part of the teeth
  • Relieving the discomfort associated with canker sores, cold sores and mouth ulcers
  • Removal of soft tissue folds caused by ill-fitting dentures
  • Periodontal treatments that remove damaged gum tissue, kill bacteria and promote the reattachment of gums to the tooth root

Is Laser Dentistry a Good Choice?

Laser dentistry is a great option for many patients. The laser’s accuracy reduces the chance of accidental injury and allows dentists to be more targeted in their treatment.

Benefits of laser dentistry:

  • Procedures that might otherwise require stitches will not require any
  • Minimizes bleeding
  • Risk of bacterial infection is minimized
  • Super-targeted approach, damaging less surrounding tissue
  • Promotes faster healing and tissue regeneration
  • More comfortable, usually requiring less anesthesia than older techniques

Schedule a Consultation to Learn More

If you think laser dentistry might be right for you, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tadros.

During your appointment, Dr. Tadros will speak with you about your dental goals, examine your mouth and determine whether laser dentistry is appropriate for your situation. Dr. Tadros prides himself on giving every patient the personalized care he or she deserves, so you can rest assured that the treatment plan he develops for you will be tailored just to your needs.

Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening

Wish You Had Whiter Teeth?

Almost everyone wishes they had brighter, whiter teeth. Stains can be embarrassing and detract from an otherwise beautiful smile.

Stains build up on our teeth from a variety of causes:

  • Coffee, tea and some other drinks, such as fruit juice or wine
  • Certain foods, such as soy sauce or berries
  • Smoking
  • Certain prescription medications
  • Fluorosis, white streaks that appear on teeth due to excessive exposure to high concentrations of fluoride during tooth development

We Can Help You Get The White Teeth You Want

At Tadros Dental, we offer Opalescence Boost teeth whitening treatments in our office to give you whiter teeth in just one hour. This whitening procedure uses a chemically activated formula that safely and effectively whitens your teeth in only one appointment. The Opalescence Boost formula also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to help strengthen enamel and improve the health of your teeth.

During the treatment, a member of our team will apply the whitening gel to the front of your teeth for 10-15 minutes, stirring the gel on your teeth every five minutes to ensure maximum whitening. Once the gel has been on your teeth for 10-15 minutes, Dr. Tadros or one of his assistants will remove the gel, rinse your teeth and dry them. If your teeth have not yet reached the desired shade, the gel can be applied up to five more times for 10-15 minutes at a time until you reach the shade you want.


Contact our office today to schedule your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Tadros.

Bleaching Trays

Whiten Your Teeth From the Comfort of Your Home

Are you tired of the stains on your teeth? Have you tried teeth whitening strips that you bought at the store, but were disappointed in their results? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans wish they had whiter teeth and haven’t gotten satisfactory results from store-bought whitening strips.

We offer a better option: custom-made bleaching trays. The bleaching trays we offer are among the most effective and affordable teeth whitening treatments available.

When you come to our office for a bleaching tray appointment, we’ll take molds of your teeth and use them to create custom bleaching trays that will fit your teeth perfectly and ensure thorough teeth whitening. Once your trays are ready, we’ll give you a whitening gel to use that will safely and effectively remove stains and gently bring your teeth to the level of whiteness you desire. You can then use the bleaching trays at your own convenience in the privacy of your home.

Get Whiter Teeth Today

Contact our office today to set up an appointment with Dr. Tadros to learn more about our teeth whitening options. The sooner you call, the sooner you can have the bright, white teeth you’ve always wanted.

Veneers

Improve Your Smile Easily

A beautiful smile can help you be more confident everywhere you go. But not all of us were born with perfectly straight teeth, and some of us have stains and chipped teeth. Veneers can make up for the imperfections in your smile and give you teeth that are ready for their close-up.

In just two or three visits, Dr. Mina Tadros, one of Houston’s best cosmetic dentists, can give you the straight, white teeth you’ve always dreamed of having with thin, porcelain veneers.

Veneers have many advantages, including:

  • The veneers are designed to match the color and shape of the teeth around them
  • They’re versatile, concealing almost any cosmetic flaw, from the shape, size, color or positioning
  • They don’t require any kind of special maintenance — brush and floss them just like you do for your natural teeth
  • Veneers are stain resistant and extremely durable

What are Six Month Smiles?

When we see kids running around with metal braces, it looks adorable. They’re growing up and their colorful braces reflect their whimsy. But if you’re an adult, maybe the metal braces look just isn’t for you, so you’ve always put off getting your teeth straightened. You’re not alone. Millions of adults out there are less than content with their smile and are looking for a modern, grown-up way to fix it. Six Month Smiles is your answer. It’s an effective orthodontic treatment that uses nearly invisible braces and typically only lasts, you guessed it, six months.

Benefits

Here are the innovations that Six Month Smiles has brought to the orthodontic world:

  • 6 month treatment time
  • Nearly invisible with its clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
  • Predictable and reliable final result
  • Quick appointments thanks to Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits
  • Low amount of force applied for treatment that is comfortable, safe, and hygienic
  • More affordable than traditional braces, aligner therapy, or veneers

Six Month Smiles uses the latest technology to maximize the efficiency at which your teeth can be shifted into the perfect smile. It uses standard orthodontic mechanics, so it’s not any tighter or painful than regular braces. It cuts down time not by forcing your teeth into more pain but by using gentle forces alongside a pinpointed cosmetic focus on moving your teeth into a straighter smile. It mainly focuses on the teeth that are shown in the smile and shifts attention from creating a perfect bite to the outward appearance of your teeth.

Six Month Smiles is perfect for adults (15 years or more) that aren’t looking for a major bite adjustment. Most adults qualify; talk to your dentist for more information.


If you’re interested in setting up an appointment today, contact Tadros Dental and we will be more than happy to help.

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