You really want a Hollywood smile, don’t you? No, of course you don’t. You want to look like you, only better, especially when it comes to your smile. It’s perfectly healthy, but some stains and chipped enamel embarrass you. Would you like to change those marred teeth into a dream smile that looks natural, too? Then, consult Dr. J. Robert Donnelly, cosmetic dentist at San Marcos Gentle Dental. (more…)
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February 23, 2015
Are you ready to renovate your smile? If you’re tired of hiding your dental dilemmas, it’s time to consider the porcelain veneers solution from Dr. Donnelly. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-fabricated shells of tooth-colored porcelain designed to cover cosmetic dental imperfections. The wafer thin shells are bonded to the front of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can easily correct:
- Tooth discoloration
- Worn down teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
New porcelain veneers can transform your smile this spring. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Donnelly at San Marcos Gentle Dental for your porcelain veneers consultation today. Dr. Donnelly is a highly qualified San Marcos cosmetic dentist. San Marcos Gentle Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout San Marcos, TX, Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and the surrounding communities.
Get New Porcelain Veneers in 3 Easy Steps
- Planning: First, Dr. Donnelly will discuss your smile goals and determine the look you’re trying to achieve. Dr. Donnelly will examine your teeth to make sure that porcelain veneers are appropriate for your cosmetic corrections, and may also take x-rays and impressions of your mouth and teeth.
- Preparation: Next, Dr. Donnelly will prepare your teeth for porcelain veneer placement by gently removing a thin layer of enamel from the tooth surface. This will be about equal to the thickness of the veneer to be added. Dr. Donnelly will then take an impression of your tooth, which is sent out to a dental lab for the custom fabrication of your veneers. Temporary veneers may be placed in the meantime.
- Bonding: After your new porcelain veneers arrive, Dr. Donnelly will temporarily place them on your tooth to examine the fit and color, trimming the veneer as needed to achieve the proper fit. Dr. Donnelly will then clean, polish, and etch your tooth to create a strong bond. Next, special cement will be applied along with a curing light to harden the veneer in place. Finally, Dr. Donnelly will remove any excess cement and evaluate your bite, making any final adjustments if necessary.
You can smile confidently again this spring with new porcelain veneers. Make an appointment with Dr. Donnelly at San Marcos Gentle Dental for the porcelain veneers you need today. Dr. Donnelly is a trusted San Marcos cosmetic dentist. San Marcos Gentle Dental delivers quality care daily throughout San Marcos, TX, Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and nearby cities.
December 23, 2014
Are you concerned about the effects of traditional tooth replacement methods on your appearance? Although dentures and dental bridges can easily replace your missing teeth, they can be inconvenient and embarrassing to live with. That’s why Dr. Donnelly now offers patients an alternative to traditional dentures and bridges with dental implants. By replacing your missing teeth and the corresponding tooth roots, dental implants can imitate the strength and stability of your natural teeth. Dental implants enable you to eat all the foods you love, without struggling to chew. Additionally, dental implants stimulate and maintain jaw bone density, preventing bone loss and helping to maintain your youthful facial features. Make an appointment with Dr. Donnelly at San Marcos Gentle Dental for your dental implants consultation today. Dr. Donnelly is a highly qualified cosmetic and restorative dentist. San Marcos Gentle Dental proudly serves patients throughout San Marcos, TX, Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and the surrounding communities.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or several teeth. Dental implants are both restorative and cosmetic, helping to stop or prevent bone loss in the jaw.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
- Stability and Security
- No collateral damage of surrounding healthy teeth
- Better oral hygiene
- Enhanced self confidence and quality of life
- More youthful appearance
The time required to complete your dental implants procedure will depend upon your current dental health and your individual bone density. In some cases, you may need a procedure to increase bone density before your dental implant procedure. In any case, you shouldn’t put off the quality of life change you deserve. The sooner you make an appointment for a dental implants consultation with Dr. Donnelly at San Marcos Gentle Dental, the sooner you can begin to enjoy the benefits of dental implants restorations. Dr. Donnelly is an experienced dental implants restoration dentist proudly restoring smiles throughout San Marcos, TX, Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels, and nearby areas.
October 23, 2014
As the holiday season approaches once again we are all interested in looking and feeling our best. This includes making sure that we have a bright white smile. While there are many choices to whiten your teeth, you should know that not all methods will work for everyone. Choosing the wrong teeth whitening system can costs you time and money that you can’t afford to lose this holiday season. Before you attend that holiday office party, or play hostess for your family and friends, make an appointment with Dr. Donnelly and his team at San Marcos Gentle Dental. You can get your bright white back in just one visit. Dr. Donnelly provides fast and easy teeth whitening treatments to patients throughout San Marcos, TX, Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels and the surrounding communities.
What Are Your Teeth Whitening Choices?
Whitening Toothpaste- Whitening toothpastes can only polish away the shallowest surface stains. They are completely ineffective for removing enamel stains or correcting discoloration. To see any results the toothpaste must be used daily for several weeks. Whitening toothpastes can’t come close to producing the bleaching effect you get from your dentist’s office.
Over-the- Counter Whitening- These products may come in the form of strips, gels, rinses or whitening trays. They contain bleaching agents to change the color of your teeth; however they’re not as strong as professional teeth whitening treatments. They can also take weeks of daily use before you begin to see any significant color correction. In addition, these products can easily irritate your gums if used improperly.
Instant Holiday Teeth Whitening in San Marcos, TX
You shouldn’t have to wait weeks and weeks to get the teeth whitening results you want. If you want instant results in a professional setting, you should seriously consider in-office bleaching or professional at-home whitening. In-office whitening with the Zoom! teeth whitening system can take less than an hour and you can leave the dentist office with teeth that are 8 to 10 shades whiter. With professional in-office whitening, your dentist will make sure that the teeth whitening treatment will be effective at getting you the whitening results you desire. If you prefer at-home whitening Dr. Donnelly can also provide you with custom whitening trays along with peroxide-based gels that you can take home for the same professional whitening results. Make an appointment with San Marcos Gentle Dental today for your holiday teeth whitening appointment. Dr. Donnelly proudly serves the Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels and surrounding areas.
September 23, 2014
The health of your child’s teeth and gums is an important part of their overall health and well being. Though your child will lose their first set of teeth, it’s important to start early to set the foundation for healthy teeth later in life. You can start by choosing an experienced and caring family dentist. Make an appointment with Dr. Donnelly and his team at San Marcos Gentle Dental. Dr. Donnelly proudly serves patients of all ages throughout San Marcos, TX, Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels and surrounding communities.
Pediatric Dental Care: Prevention
Your child should start to see a dentist no later than his or her first birthday. Caring for their “baby teeth” should be a top priority because those teeth help children speak clearly and chew naturally. They also aid in forming the path that the permanent teeth follow when they are ready to erupt. After the first appointment, a check-up every six months is strongly recommended to prevent cavities and other dental problems. When your baby’s teeth first appear, you can start brushing them twice daily using a fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate toothbrush. You should use a smear of toothpaste to brush the teeth of a child less than 2 years of age, and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste for a 2-5 year old with assistance brushing. Remember that your child does not have the ability to brush their teeth independently at this age.
Pediatric Dental Care: Treatment
Dentists now have advanced diagnostic tools like DIAGNOdent to help them to catch decay earlier than ever before. As your child grows you should limit their daily servings of sugars and starches to protect their teeth from decay. The dentist can place dental sealants on your child’s teeth. Dental sealants work by filling in the crevasses of the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This shuts out cavity causing food particles that could get caught in the teeth, . The application is fast, comfortable, and can effectively protect their teeth for many years. If your child participates in sports activities, the dentist can also fit a custom mouthguard to protect your child’s teeth, lips, cheeks and gums from sports-related injuries. A custom-fitted mouthguard developed by a dentist can also protect your child from injuries to the head, like concussions. If your child has developed a prolonged thumb sucking habit (past the age of three) a mouth appliance may also be recommended by your dentist to prevent the formation of a misaligned bite in adolescence.
Quality Pediatric Dental Care in San Marcos, TX
No matter how attentive you are to your child’s dental health, injuries and accidents can happen. Make sure you’re prepared by having a family dentist like Dr. Donnelly on hand to fix any dental emergencies your child may encounter. The health of your family’s teeth is a top priority for you, and should also be a top priority for your dentist. Your whole family will appreciate Dr. Donnelly’s gentle and caring approach to dentistry. Make an appointment today for his San Marcos, TX dental office today. Dr. Donnelly proudly serves patients throughout Kyle, Wimberley, New Braunfels and surrounding areas.