Lauri Barge, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Blog

Veneers vs. Crowns – Which Is Best for You?

April 7, 2022

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Woman pointing to dental crown

Are you excited to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? There are a variety of restorative and cosmetic options out there that can help to transform your pearly whites into perfection – but how do you choose which one is ideal for you? Dental crowns and veneers are both great when it comes to covering up imperfections, but they are quite different from each other. Read on to learn some of the pros and cons of veneers and crowns so you can decide which one can best help you.


What’s the Best Material for Dental Crowns?

March 4, 2022

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Man smiling with dental crown

As strong as teeth are, they can become damaged in a variety of different ways. Whether you’ve experienced some extensive tooth decay or had a dental injury, having a damaged tooth doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to have it pulled. Dental crowns are available to protect structurally compromised teeth so that they don’t need to be extracted. They can be made from many different material. Here are some of the most common so you can determine which is best for you.


5 Reasons to Take Care of Your Gums

February 10, 2022

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Woman flossing teeth in mirrorYour teeth aren’t the only component of a healthy smile. Your gum health is equally important. The biggest threat to your gums is a preventable infection called periodontal (gum) disease, which affects at least 50% of adults in the U.S. Although flossing can prevent it, 32% of adults never floss. While you might believe swollen or bleeding gums are the only concern, gum disease can have irreversible consequences for your oral and general health. Don’t put your smile or body at risk. Here are 5 reasons to take care of your gums, even if flossing feels like a chore.


What Are the Advantages to Getting a Smile Makeover?

January 4, 2022

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Woman after smile makeover

While they may not necessarily dwell on it, many people are not satisfied with the appearance of their smile. Fortunately, anyone who feels this way can do something about it with the help of their dentist. A smile makeover is done through a variety of cosmetic procedures to make the changes a patient wants to reach their smile goals. This can impact your life in several ways – read on to learn more from your dentist in Flower Mound.