Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain used to correct and conceal cosmetic smile flaws. Like any dental treatment, they’re not right for everyone. If you’re looking to transform damaged, flawed teeth into a picture-perfect smile, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with a dentist to learn more about porcelain veneers and other services that can help you achieve your goals.
August 23, 2017
December 8, 2015
Your smile wouldn’t be your smile without healthy gums. The way your skin supports and protects your organs and bones, so too your gums support and protect the connective tissue and bone structure that hold your teeth in place. Without healthy gums, you’re smile is at risk. To help you maintain your beautiful smile, the Lakewood Dallas dentist office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe would like to offer some advice on how you can take better care of your periodontal health and avoid gum disease.
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September 25, 2015
If you had to grade your oral health right now, from 1-10, what would your pearly whites score? A perfect 10? If it’s anywhere below that — and if you’re like most adults, it is — you’ve got some room for improvement. Did you know that one big contributor to poor oral health is, quite simply, the food we eat? Your teeth quickly feel the effects of seemingly small lifestyle changes, like an extra cup of coffee in the morning. Your dentist’s office in Lakewood and Dallas knows a little bit about how our diets affect our mouths, so listen up and treat your teeth (and self!) well this fall.
August 10, 2015
Do you practice good dental habits? If you’re not sure, there’s a pretty good chance that you don’t. Practicing good (not acceptable) dental habits is the easiest way to keep your mouth clean and free of diseases. You like having a clean and healthy mouth, right? You can do a lot of things with a healthy mouth, like comfortably chew the foods you love, speak whenever you’d like and other actions that involve using your mouth. But, in order to keep your mouth healthy, a dental regimen incorporating fantastic dental hygiene practices is a must. Our Dallas, TX office can help you brush-up on your dental hygiene if it needs some tweaking, or we can show you the dental basics if you’re unsure of what to do. Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry is the dentist office Lakewood, Dallas and the surrounding communities trust.
Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry: The Family Dentist Lakewood Dallas Turns to for the Best Dental Care
July 16, 2015
Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe want to partner with you and each member of your family to help everyone maintain good dental care habits. Our office provides a comprehensive menu of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in the historical community of Lakewood in Dallas, TX. Together, with regular checkups, we can help you improve your oral hygiene routine at home. Regardless of which stage of life you or your family members are in, we’re here to help.
Let’s begin with childhood. Your children need dental care just like every other family member. But did you realize that you are actually your child’s first dentist? From the moment you see that first little tooth appear through the gum, dental care needs to begin. After feeding, gently clean your baby’s teeth and gums with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. As they grow and more teeth appear, you can begin to brush with a soft, baby brush and just a dab of toothpaste.
Likewise, everyone in the family should be brushing and flossing their teeth at least twice each day. Our dentists recommend using a soft bristle brush, because harder bristles can scratch your teeth’s enamel. We also recommend a toothpaste with fluoride, a mineral that has been proven to strengthen enamel and help you win the fight against cavities.
Dental Checkup in Lakewood Dallas
Everyone in your family, from the youngest to the eldest, should visit the dentist regularly. When you maintain a regular schedule for your dental cleaning and examinations, we can easily monitor any changes in your oral health that indicate a developing problem. Of course, if we find anything of concern, then Dr. Vanderbrook or Dr. Hoppe will recommend a course of treatment. Our goal is to correct problems early before they have the chance to grow and become bigger problems as well as bigger expenses.
At your checkup, we will clean your teeth, examine for visible signs of tooth decay, check the health of your gums and other soft oral tissue, conduct an oral cancer screening, and take digital x-rays when necessary to uncover any spots of decay that are between teeth or just under the surface.
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If you would like to schedule an appointment for yourself or someone in your family, then call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry. We conveniently serve patients throughout the DFW metroplex including Lakewood, East Dallas, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland and Mesquite.
June 30, 2015
Your teeth allow you to eat the foods you love, talk to your family, friends and colleagues and smile at the world when you’re happy. If, however, you are one of the millions of Americans with one or more missing teeth, then none of these can be taken for granted. Even one missing tooth can have an effect on your diet, your confidence and your emotional well-being. Thus, the importance of replacing missing teeth cannot be overstated. And while there are several good options for tooth replacement, perhaps the best is a dental implant. Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne Hoppe of Vanderbrook & Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, practice implant dentistry Lakewood Dallas prefers for the most natural looking smile and a well-functioning bite.
People lose teeth for a variety of different reasons:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Traumatic injury
- Poor hygiene
- A failed root canal
Regardless of why you’re missing teeth, our mission at Vanderbrook & Hoppe is to restore your smile.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is as much about what you don’t see as what you do see. What you don’t see is a small titanium post that is surgically implanted in your jaw beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. For this portion of the dental implant procedure, Drs. Vanderbrook and Hoppe call on the expertise of periodontists and oral surgeons in the Lakewood Dallas area. This post mimics a natural tooth root in both form and function. As you heal from your oral surgery, the titanium post and surrounding bone tissue will fuse in a process called osseointegration. Tightly bonded, the post and bone create a stable base for your tooth restoration. Furthermore, this biocompatible post encourages new and healthy bone growth. As such, you avoid the bone deterioration that often accompanies tooth loss and causes people with missing teeth to have the appearance of a sunken face.
Once you’ve completely healed, you’ll return to Vanderbrook & Hoppe Dentistry to have your tooth restoration affixed to the implant. This restoration can be a single porcelain crown, or with a few strategically positioned posts, implants can anchor a denture, partial or bridge.
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If you are missing teeth and would like to eliminate the difficulties these can cause, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Vanderbrook or Dr. Hoppe in order to learn more about the dental implants 75214 trusts. We conveniently serve patients in Dallas, TX, Lakewood, East Dallas, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.
February 17, 2015
You brush and floss your teeth twice a day, every day. You see Dr. Drew Vanderbrook or Dr. Joanne Hoppe at Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, every six months for a dental checkup. Yet, despite your and our best efforts, you now have a cavity. Fortunately, our dentists can repair that tooth decay with a tooth-colored filling, so your beautiful white smile will not be compromised.
What are Tooth-colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin, a silicon dioxide, tooth-colored plastic mixture that can be blended to very closely match the color of your damaged tooth. As such, a tooth-colored filling will not mar your smile the way a traditional silver or amalgam filling would. With a tooth-colored filling, only you and your dentist need to know that you even have a filling.
In addition to having a more pleasing and natural tooth-like appearance, tooth-colored fillings usually require less tooth preparation before your cavity is filled. Thus, you’ll have to endure less drilling—not a bad thing—and more of your tooth’s natural structure will be preserved. Drs. Vanderbrook and Hoppe practice conservative dentistry, meaning that the more natural tooth structure you keep, the healthier teeth you’re likely to have in the future.
And while amalgam fillings have a lengthy track record of durability, composite resins have improved dramatically over the years, and are now just as strong as their longtime predecessors. In fact, if you have amalgam fillings that are marring your smile, we can replace them with tooth-colored fillings that restore your completely white smile.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about tooth-colored fillings and how they can repair a tooth and renew your smile, then call the office of Vanderbrook & Hoppe in Dallas, TX. We conveniently serve patients in Lakewood, East Dallas, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.
January 20, 2015
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing a smile you don’t like because of chipped, fractured, worn or decaying teeth? If the answer to that question is yes, then you may want to consider dental crowns. Also called dental caps, crowns are designed to fully encapsulate a damaged tooth in order to restore appearance and functionality. At the Dallas, TX, office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry, Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe create natural-looking dental crowns to give you back your beautiful smile.
Dr. Vanderbrook and Dr. Hoppe use three types of crowns: precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain, also called all-ceramic crowns. We can help determine which option may be best for you. Moreover, with an exact color matching system, we can blend shades of porcelain until we find the one that is a match to your tooth color.
The Texas Two-Step for Dental Crowns in Lakewood and East Dallas
In most cases, Dr. Vanderbrook or Dr. Hoppe can complete the dental crown procedure in two conveniently scheduled appointments. At the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth to be fitted for a crown and take an impression of that tooth and the adjacent teeth. This mold is then sent to a professional dental lab where the crown is fabricated to our dentists’ exacting specifications. While the permanent crown is made, you’ll wear a temporary. Then in a few weeks, you’ll return to the office for the second appointment when your custom-designed crown will be cemented into place.
To take care of your new dental crown, brush and floss as you do with your natural teeth. Avoid using your crown to bite down on hard objects such as nuts, ice or bones. With proper care, your crown can last for years and years.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about how a dental crown can repair your smile, then call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, today. We also serve patients from East Dallas, Lakewood, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.
December 12, 2014
Is there a little something you’d like to fix about your smile? A chipped or slightly cracked tooth, a couple of teeth that are irregularly spaced or crooked, or teeth that are overly worn. If you see any of these when you smile in the mirror, then cosmetic bonding may be the solution. At the Dallas, TX, office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry, Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe, use cosmetic bonding to quickly and effectively create beautiful smiles.
Cosmetic Bonding in a Flash
More often than not, a cosmetic bonding procedure can be completed in just one visit to our office. Dr. Vanderbrook or Dr. Hoppe will use a composite resin and apply it directly to the tooth or your teeth that require repair. But before applying the resin, they use a special color chart to match the composite to your natural tooth color. Using a composite, the dentists can blend colors for a perfect match. In some cases, they may recommend teeth whitening before the cosmetic bonding procedure. Unlike teeth, composite resin cannot be whitened, so you’ll want to make sure that your teeth are the color you desire before the bonding process.
The Cosmetic Bonding Process
Before applying composite resin, the dentist will need to prepare the tooth. Then, the composite resin is applied layer by layer. Each layer is hardened with a special curing light, and finally the dentist artfully molds and sculpts the material to the perfect shape.
Cosmetic bonding can last for years with a bit of tender loving care. Brush and floss daily, schedule regular checkups in our office, and be sure to avoid biting on hard objects such as nuts and bones, because cosmetic bonding materials can chip.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic bonding and how to improve your smile, call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX. We conveniently serve patients from East Dallas, Lakewood, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.