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How Your Dentist Chooses the Color of Your Dental Crown

September 8, 2022

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Female patient having teeth color-matched for a dental crown

Not everybody has exactly the same tooth color. As such, when your dentist is placing a dental crown made out of a tooth-colored material like porcelain, they need to take the time to color-match it with your enamel. That way, your restoration will blend right in with the rest of your smile so that most people don’t even realize that there’s anything different about it! The following post goes into more detail about the process of color-matching a crown.


What to Do if a Veneer Falls Off: 5 Easy Steps

August 11, 2022

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Forceps picking up one veneer out of many

Veneers are expected to last around 10 or 15 years before they need to be replaced. However, just like any other kind of restoration, veneers are far from infallible. Even if you take great care of them, there’s always a chance that they could break or fall off. As alarming as this situation can be, it’s very important not to panic. If a veneer fell off, keep these 5 steps in mind to help you take control of your situation and maintain your new, brilliant smile.


5 Tips That Can Make Your Next Checkup Easier for You and Your Dentist

June 20, 2022

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Female dental patient looking at smile in mirror

You’re probably used to just showing up for your next preventive dental appointment, but did you know that what you do before you arrive at the office could help make your visit go even smoother? There are certain things you can do – and not do – to make your dental visit a much more productive and pleasant experience for everyone; that includes you, your dentist, and their entire team. Below are 5 tips you can use to prepare for your next dental checkup.


Cosmetic Dentistry: Giving Your Smile the Star Treatment

May 19, 2022

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Woman outside with brilliant smile after cosmetic dentistry

Have you ever found yourself envying the perfect grins you see in magazines and on the big screen? You may have wondered why so many celebrities are lucky enough to have perfect teeth. The truth is luck has nothing to do with it; many celebrities use cosmetic dentistry to keep their teeth looking as dazzling as possible. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for the stars; with your dentist’s help, you too can enjoy a smile fit for the red carpet! Below are some examples of cosmetic services commonly used by celebrities that you too can take advantage of.


How to Know If Cosmetic Dentistry is Right for You

March 28, 2022

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Color-matching teeth for cosmetic dentistry

When you’re unhappy with your teeth, you may become very shy about smiling for photographs or in public situations. Cosmetic dentistry may offer the solution, but is it the right choice for you? There are a few things you’ll need to consider before deciding whether or not to move forward with getting veneers, whitening, or another cosmetic procedure. Below are the steps you should take to determine whether or not you should give your cosmetic dentist a call.


Can Smokers Still Get Dental Implants?

August 24, 2021

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Man sitting and holding a cigarette

Most people are considered to be candidates for dental implants, but there are a few groups who are noted to be at high risk for complications. In particular, smokers are found to be more likely to experience dental implant failure due to oral health issues. Does that mean that you have to choose another form of tooth replacement if you smoke? Not necessarily, but there are some steps you’ll have to take before and after implant surgery if you want your new smile to last. To that end, it’s necessary to fully understand the link between smoking and dental implants. 


How Does Combining Dentures with Implants Make a Difference?

July 14, 2021

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Older man with dentures sitting and smiling

Traditional dentures are still used to this day to replace entire rows of missing teeth, but now you can get dental implants to anchor them permanently in place. This small addition can make an even bigger difference than you might think at first, as the many advantages that dental implants provide end up making dentures stronger and more reliable in the long run. The following post explores the many benefits of implant dentures in Midland.


Practice Announcement from Dr. Robert E. Christensen, D.D.S.

December 11, 2020

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Dear Patients, Friends and Colleagues:

On behalf of our entire team, I want you to know how much we appreciate your support of our dental office over the past 41 years. After much thought and consideration, I have decided it is time for me to add a highly qualified doctor to the team. This will allow me to begin cutting back my working hours, as I eventually approach full retirement. This decision was made much easier due to finding a compassionate and highly skilled clinician in Dr. John Drisdale. I am very confident in Dr. Drisdale’s clinical skills, education, and ability to relate to my staff and patients. Dr. Drisdale is committed to my philosophy of providing high quality dental care to everyone that walks through the door. We have had discussions regarding his philosophy, training and practice, and they are eerily similar to mine. He has met my staff, and they too are excited to have him join our team. I feel so lucky and honored that I found what I believe to be the perfect addition to the practice. Our schedule will remain similar to my current one, allowing for Dr. Drisdale to integrate into the practice and take over when I retire.


Emergency or Not? How to Tell if Your Sensitive Teeth are a Serious Problem

September 25, 2020

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Woman on couch with drink, tooth pain

If you experience pain whenever you try to enjoy a bowl of ice cream or take a sip of hot chocolate, you probably have sensitive teeth. It goes without saying that tooth sensitivity can be very painful on its own, but could it also point to a larger problem? There are many oral health issues that include tooth sensitivity as a symptom, and if you don’t have your teeth checked quickly, you might eventually end up suffering from even worse forms of dental damage. Read on to learn everything you need to know if you ever find yourself with sensitive teeth.


How Sedation Can Help You If You’re Afraid of the Dentist

August 24, 2020

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Plenty of people are nervous about going to the dentist, but some are more frightened by the idea than others. There are cases where adults avoid going to regular checkups for years simply because the sights and sounds of a dental practice make them too uncomfortable. Do you or anyone else in your family suffer from such anxieties? If so, you should know that modern dental practices have a solution. Read on to learn how your sedation dentist in Midland can make sure your next appointment is a comfortable one – no matter how complex a procedure it is.

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