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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

How Invisalign Fixes Bite Problems

October 28, 2021

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Composite or Porcelain

Invisalign aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces, but are they capable of fixing a misaligned bite? Bite problems such as crossbite, overbite, and underbite can lead to serious oral health issues like chipped or cracked teeth and TMJ disorder. Thankfully, your Houston dentist can realign your jaw and help you achieve a more comfortable bite using Invisalign clear aligners. Here are four common bite issues that can be fixed with Invisalign.

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Composite or Porcelain – Which Type of Veneer is Best for You?

October 14, 2021

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dentist holding different types of veneers in Houston up to patients’ teeth

If you would like to change the appearance of one or more of your teeth, veneers may be an excellent option. They can disguise a range of minor flaws such as cracks, chips, and gaps to give you a bright, natural-looking smile. However, did you know there are two different types of veneers? Both offer unique advantages, so how can you know which one is the better choice for your smile? Here are the advantages and disadvantages of composite and porcelain veneers.

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Can Patients with Diabetes Still Get Dental Implants?

August 17, 2021

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older woman smiling with dental implants

Hands down, dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. It’s the only form of tooth replacement that originates below the gum line, attaching to the jawbone like natural tooth roots. Still, there are certain situations that can make it more difficult to receive a dental implant. Because diabetes can contribute to so many peripheral problems, does a diagnosis rule out the possibility of getting an implant? Read on to find out!

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How Soon Can I Get a Dental Implant After Tooth Extraction?

August 8, 2021

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woman wants dental implants after tooth extraction

Having a tooth pulled isn’t exactly a fun experience, and even worse, it leaves a gap in your smile that can eventually cause oral health problems. The best way to be fully restored is with a dental implant. How long will you have to wait to receive one, though? As you continue reading, a local dentist explains the process of getting dental implants after tooth extraction.

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Can I Get Dental Implants If I Smoke?

June 30, 2021

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Woman smoking a cigarette

There are millions of Americans across the country who are missing teeth. Luckily, missing teeth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life without them. There are several tooth replacement options out there to help people get their smiles back. Dental implants have become a favorite option by dentists and patients alike because of their numerous benefits, but what if you are a smoker? A dentist explains the risks of smoking and whether or not you are able to get dental implants with this habit.

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