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.
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January 5, 2016
It’s easy to find a dentist you want to visit once — a quick Google search is all you need. But did you know that adults and families who have a dentist they visit over and over enjoy better oral health? We think it’s because when you really trust a team of dental professionals, you’re more likely to schedule and maintain appointments, even when nothing’s wrong. No matter your age, having a dentist to call your own is a key ingredient to maintaining a lifetime of healthy teeth.
November 16, 2015
Is it really almost 2016? Time really does fly, which means the holiday office parties and family get togethers are just around the corner. If your smile could use a pick-up, then now is the time to consider the options offered by Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry, the cosmetic dentist Lakewood Dallas turns to for beautiful results. One of our most popular and most effective cosmetic treatments is teeth whitening. With either our in-office or our at-home whitening systems, you can have a smile that is ready for holiday cheer!
October 19, 2015
Stained, misshapen, gapped or crooked teeth can take a real toll on your life. If you’re dealing with the effects of a damaged smile, you owe it to yourself to get it fixed — and porcelain veneers offer you a permanent solution for just that. Keep reading to learn more about smile enhancement with porcelain veneers in Lakewood and Dallas — your doctors at Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry are committed to helping our neighbors achieve the dazzling smiles they deserve.
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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.
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.
November 10, 2014
Believe it or not, 2015 is just around the corner. So what’s your resolution for the new year? How about a whiter and brighter smile? With the Opalescence teeth whitening system from Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, a whiter smile can be one new year’s resolution that’s easy to keep.
Teeth become stained for a variety of reasons, including:
- The foods and beverages we consume, such as carrots, tomato sauce, coffee and red wine
- Tobacco use
- Certain medications
- The unavoidable aging process
- Teeth grinding or injury leading to small cracks that collect stain-causing debris
Opalescence Teeth Whitening to the Rescue!
Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne Hoppe use Opalescence Boost for the best in teeth whitening and patient comfort. Opalescence Boost relies on the power of hydrogen peroxide to chemically remove stains and make your teeth several shades whiter. In addition, there is the benefit of a reduced risk of teeth sensitivity associated with teeth whitening, because Opalescence Boost contains potassium nitrate, as well as fluoride to strengthen enamel and help prevent cavities. The entire treatment takes only about one hour. Then, you go home with a whiter smile.
To maintain that white smile or to whiten your teeth in the convenience and comfort of home rather than the dentist’s office, Drs. Vanderbrook and Hoppe recommend Opalescence at-home teeth whitening kit. This contains more of the professional strength formula that’s needed for the best results. You’ll be given custom-fitted trays to use with the whitening gel that the doctors select to match your needs. Just wear them as frequently and for the length of time recommended. Your new year’s resolution will be a cinch to keep this year with Opalescence Teeth Whitening!
Call Our Office Today
If you want to start the new year with a new smile—whether with teeth whitening or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services—then call the office of Vanderbrook and Hoppe Dentistry in Dallas, TX, today. We also conveniently serve patients from East Dallas, Lakewood, North Dallas, Richardson, Garland, and Mesquite and throughout the DFW Metroplex.