What is a Cone Beam Image?

What is a Cone Beam Image?

With all of the advances in dentistry, it can be difficult to keep all the new things straight in your mind.  One of those “new things” is a cone beam image.  In our office, the cone beam is not new.  We have been utilizing this wonderful technology since 2013.  But in the realm of dental technology, it is relatively new, and your first experience with it may be during your new patient visit at Prosper Family Dentistry.  Continue reading What is a Cone Beam Image?

What Does Impaction Mean?

What Does Impaction Mean?

As we approach summer, we know what that means for many of our high school and college students: wisdom teeth extraction!  Most people want to take advantage of a school break to complete this dental procedure that requires at least a few days of downtime afterward.  When it comes to wisdom teeth, many people are familiar with the term “impaction” or “impacted” without fully understanding its meaning or implications for the treatment.  In this week’s blog, we’ll explain what you need to know. Continue reading What Does Impaction Mean?

What a Dental Cleaning Involves

What a Dental Cleaning Involves

Consistent professional teeth cleanings are an essential part of maintaining great oral health.  When you see your dental hygienist, he or she is doing much more than just brushing your teeth for you.  The benefits of professional teeth cleanings include a reduced risk for dental diseases and improvement of bad breath.  The cleaning also removes surface stains to uncover brighter and whiter teeth underneath.  Continue reading What a Dental Cleaning Involves

Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?

Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?

We know there is still so much uncertainty and conflicting information about what you can and cannot safely do as things begin to open up.  COVID has interrupted so many important aspects of daily life, and one of those might have been your consistent dental visits.  We aren’t hearing these questions from our patients because the people asking them are not yet conning in for dental visits.  However, we hear them from friends and family members who wonder if it is safe to go back to the dentist. Continue reading Have You Been Putting Off the Dentist Due to COVID?

Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?

Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, there are many treatment options available to improve the appearance of your smile. Many people turn to teeth whitening to brighten the smile, but this technique only improves the color of the teeth. What if you do not like the size or shape of yours? In that case, teeth whitening will not cut it. You’ll need to consider treatment options that change or cover the teeth, altering shape, size, and color. Continue reading Is Bonding as Good as Veneers?