October 10, 2014
Your smile is as unique as your personality, and it’s an important asset that you utilize in personal and professional interactions on a daily basis. If you feel that your smile makes you stand out in the wrong way, however, you may hesitate to share it with the most important people in your life. Thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry and technology, aesthetic dental flaws don’t have to hold you back any longer. At the Dallas, TX dental office of Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe, we offer an extensive range of cosmetic dentistry services customized to suit your individual needs, including porcelain veneers.
Will Porcelain Veneers Work for Me?
Porcelain veneers have rapidly become the most popular cosmetic dentistry solution to common problems like chips and cracks in enamel, deep stains, and uneven spacing between teeth. They are hand-crafted from only the highest-grade dental porcelain, a durable tooth-colored material that reflects light in the same way that natural tooth enamel does. Veneers promote a natural appearance, so you never have to worry that your smile looks “fake” or that it will be obvious that you’ve had dental work performed.
A consultation with our doctors will help determine which of our cosmetic dentistry solutions best fulfills your needs. If porcelain veneers are right for you, we’ll begin by assessing the current state of your smile and talking with you about what kind of results you would like to achieve. We can’t wait to show you what a remarkable difference porcelain veneers can make in your smile and in your life!
Restore Your Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry
If your smile is marred by imperfections like deep stains, cracks, or gaps between your teeth, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry solutions. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with our team, and explore the innumerable possibilities afforded by our comprehensive menu of cutting-edge dental services. We look forward to helping you achieve the luminous, confident smile you’ve always wanted. Our Dallas, TX dental office warmly welcomes patients from throughout the DFW Metroplex and the surrounding areas, including North Dallas, East Dallas, Lakewood, University Park, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, and more.
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September 29, 2014
If you’ve often thought of getting braces to straighten your teeth, but don’t want the hassle of tradition metal braces and brackets, Invisalign aligners may be just right for you. Perhaps the appearance of metal braces would compromise your professional advancement. Maybe you don’t want to contend with the mouth abrasions that metal braces cause. Whatever your reason, you can have the straight smile of your dreams with Invisalign from the Dallas, TX, dental office of Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe.
Step-by-Step with Invisalign
The first step on the road to a straighter smile with Invisalign is a 3D computer image of your teeth. With this same technology, you’ll see how your teeth will move and you’ll even been able to see what your smile will finally look like. Then, your personalized treatment plan is formulated. Based on this individual plan, clear Invisalign aligners are produced just for you. As the name suggests, these clear, plastic aligners are practically invisible and won’t irritate your cheeks and gums.
Your Role in Straightening Your Teeth with Invisalign
Your job is simple: wear your aligners throughout most of the day, easily removing them to eat, brush and floss. You’ll change out each set of aligners for your upper and lower teeth every two weeks until your teeth are straight and beautiful. The entire treatment process usually takes anywhere from six months to about two years. During that time, we’ll see you every couple of weeks to monitor the progress of your treatment.
Contact Our Office Today
You’ve waited long enough to have a smile you want to show the world. With Invisalign, that smile will seem to magically appear. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vanderbrook and Dr. Hoppe. We’ll be glad to help! Our dental practice conveniently serves patients in Dallas, TX, Lakewood, East Dallas, University Park, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, North Dallas and other areas of the Dallas metroplex.
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August 26, 2014
Most people know that gum disease can lead to problems like bleeding gums, bad breath, and even tooth loss. Did you know that there are even more serious health complications linked to untreated periodontal disease? At the Dallas, TX dental practice of Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and Dr. Joanne G. Hoppe, we offer an extensive array of general and preventive dentistry solutions, including periodontal therapy.
The Mouth-Body Connection
When bacteria within the gum tissue are attacked by your body’s immune system, disseminated toxins and inflammatory markers spread throughout the blood stream. Over time, these bacteria can begin to wreak havoc on tissues and organs located far from your mouth; this is one of the reasons that periodontal disease is considered a silent killer. Some of the serious health complications associated with advanced gum disease include:
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)
- Respiratory infections, including pneumonia
- Coronary artery disease and other cardiovascular conditions
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Pancreatic cancer
- Blood cancer
- Pregnancy complications, including low birth weight and premature delivery
- Poor management of diabetes
- Alzheimer’s disease
Fortunately, a diagnosis of gum disease does not necessarily mean that you will affected by any of these conditions in the future. Early and consistent treatment with periodontal disease therapy can drastically reduce the likelihood that the infection will spread to other areas of the body. Our doctors possess the experience, skill, and knowledge necessary to provide our patients with comprehensive treatments that fight and treat gum disease.
Schedule Your Visit Today
Periodontal disease is most successfully treated when detected in its early stages. Because not everyone experiences obvious symptoms of gum issues early on, routine visits to our office (approximately twice per year) are vital to continued oral health. Contact our office today to schedule your visit with Dr. Vanderbrook and Dr. Hoppe. We look forward to serving you and your family! Our practice serves patients from communities throughout the DFW area, including Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, University Park, Lake Highlands, North Dallas, and more.
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