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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.


Teeth Whitening - Dear Doctor Magazine Teeth Whitening - Brighter, whiter...
The subconscious impact of a white smile is radiant health, happiness, warmth and invitation. This phenomenon has been reinforced with the spread of American culture worldwide, where an especially white smile has even been coined a "Hollywood smile". Today brighter, lighter, whiter teeth have become a norm. Tooth whitening by bleaching is a successful, conservative, relatively inexpensive and safe alternative... Read Article

 

Porcelain Veneers - Dear Doctor Magazine Smile Design with Porcelain Veneers
In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at Porcelain Veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement. We'll explain not only when they're appropriate, but also when they're not... Read Article

 

No-prep Procelain Veneers - Dear Doctor Porcelain Veneers – Without A Drill
No drilling — reality or ridiculous? A no-drill technique requires a second look, as new materials and concepts have created new esthetic possibilities. Reactions and opinions among dentists have ranged from absolute disbelief to moderate acceptance. This article gives hope and reasons for patients to get excited about this conservative drill-free cosmetic technique... Read Article

 

Cosmetic Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine Cosmetic Dentistry - A Time For Change
Join us as we review the myriad of possibilities available to you for cosmetic dental change. But the biggest part is not just how your smile looks, it's how you feel when you show it... Read Article

 

Dental Implants - Dear Doctor Magazine Dental Implants - Your Third Set of Teeth
A discovery fifty years ago paved the way for one of dentistry's most exciting, natural looking and successful tooth replacement systems. Learn how dental implants might just possibly change your life... Read Article

 

Tooth Decay - Dear Doctor Magazine What is Tooth Decay?
Tooth Decay is an infection, and many people don't realize that it is preventable. This article is the first in a series about tooth decay, perhaps the number one reason children and adults lose teeth during their lifetime. Explore the causes of tooth decay, its prevention and the relationship to bacteria, sugars and acids... Read Article

 

Tooth Decay – Dear Doctor Magazine Tooth Decay
Don't wait for cavities to occur and then have them fixed — stop them before they start. Modern dentistry is moving towards an approach to managing tooth decay that is evidence-based — on years of accumulated, systematic, and valid scientific research. This article discusses what you need to know to assess your risk and change the conditions that lead to decay... Read Article

 

Tooth Colored Fillings - Dear Doctor Magazine The Beauty of Tooth Colored Fillings
The public's demand for aesthetic tooth colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special "adhesive" tooth colored restorations... Read Article

 

Wisdom Teeth – Dear Doctor Magazine Wisdom Teeth – To Be Or Not To Be
Facts you need to know about these curiously named teeth. They are so-called because a moderate amount of wisdom is supposedly achieved at about the same time these teeth typically make their appearance. This article will review the problems associated with wisdom teeth and whether or not they should be removed... Read Article

 

Oral Hygiene - Dear Doctor Magazine Oral Hygiene - Dental Health for Life
The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet. This article cuts through the confusion with a winning game plan for oral health... Read Article

 

Periodontal (Gum) Disease - Dear Doctor Magazine Understanding Gum Disease
Have your gums ever bled when you brushed or flossed? This most commonly overlooked simple sign may be the start of silent (periodontal) disease leading to tooth loss. Learn what you can do to prevent this problem and keep your teeth for life... Read Article

 

Smile Makeover - Dear Doctor Magazine The Impact of a Smile Makeover
Americans are catching on to the emotional and social importance of a healthy, beautiful smile, and they're seeking out ways to improve their smiles. Learn why and what a change could mean for you...Read Article

 

Root Canal - Dear Doctor Magazine “I'd Rather Have a Root Canal...”
A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it... Read Article

 

Invisalign - Dear Doctor Magazine Invisalign Orthodontics
The orthodontic treatment using clear aligners consists of a series of aligners that you change about every two weeks over a course of treatment lasting six to eighteen months depending on how much movement is needed... Read Article

 

Oral Cancer - Dear Doctor Magazine Oral Cancer
This article may just save your life. Learn how to notice any unusual lesions (sores or ulcers) anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within two-three weeks. Early detection is key... Read Article

 

Implant Overdentures - Dear Doctor Magazine Implant Overdentures
Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public. The lower jaw two-implant overdenture may be considered a more appropriate starting point over regular dentures... Read Article

 

TMD - TMJ - Dear Doctor Magazine TMD – The Great Impostor
This “chameleon” of dental disorders manifests in a variety of ways, including joint pain, sinusitus, ear pain, tooth and headaches. The causes of TMD, its signs and symptoms and what can be done to treat this common disorder... Read Article

 

Laser Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine Lasers Shine a Light on Dentistry
Lasers have revolutionized medicine and now they're beginning to blaze a new trail in dentistry. Today, at the dawn of the 21st century there are a variety of dental uses for lasers, from diagnosing cavities and the removal of gum and tooth structure to the treatment of disease... Read Article

 

Sedation Dentistry - Dear Doctor Magazine Oral Sedation Dentistry
Step out from under the shadow of fear and into the calm of sedation dentistry. There are safe and time-tested options available to ensure that you have a positive and painless dental experience. Your apprehension and hypersensitivity to pain melt away, yet you remain awake and in control... Read Article

 

Snoring and Sleep Apnea - Dear Doctor Magazine Sleep Disorders and Dentistry
If my partner snores loudly, should I be concerned and what can be done to alleviate the problem? Why does my sleeping partner have lapses in breathing while sleeping and is it dangerous? Why do I wake up exhausted even though I get up to 10 hours sleep at night? The answers to these and more questions and how dentistry can help all revealed within... Read Article

 

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...Read Article   Implant Overdentures Implant overdentures represent a major change for the dental profession and the public...

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Patient Forms, Map and Directions to Granbury Office Your first visit to Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC establishes a vital foundation for our relationship with you...

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Granbury Teeth Whitening, Veneers From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC is equipped to handle all your family dentistry needs...

Dental Implants
Home ›Our Services ›Dental Implants   Cosmetic Dental Implants Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth...

Dentures
Complete dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth...

Veneers
...   For more information on Veneers in the Granbury, TX area call Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC at (817) 579-7297 today!   Related Porcelain Veneer Articles Smile Design Enhanced with Porcelain Veneers In part two of the series on Smile Design, Dear Doctor takes an in-depth look at Porcelain Veneers, a superior yet minimally invasive technique for smile enhancement...

George Washington's False Teeth
...Quick, now, what were our first President's dentures made of...

Treating and Preventing Cracked Mouth Corners
...Conditions from within the mouth may also be a cause: inadequate saliva flow; inflammation caused by dentures; or tooth loss that diminishes facial support and puts pressure on the skin at the corners of the mouth...

Dental Staff
Dentist in Granbury, TX All our professionals at Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry...

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Family Dentistry
...  For more information on Family Dentistry in the Granbury, TX area call Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC at (817) 573-3724 today!

Cosmetic Dentistry
... For more information on Cosmetic Dentistry in the Granbury, TX area call Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC at (817) 573-3724 today!

Teeth Whitening
... For more information on Teeth Whitening in the Granbury, TX area call Pearl Dentures and Dental Care, PLLC at (817) 579-7297 today! Related Teeth Whitening Articles Teeth Whitening – Brighter, lighter, whiter...

Successful Outcomes With Dentures Depends on Attention to Detail
While dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, removable dentures are still a viable choice, especially for patients with edentulism (complete tooth loss)...

The Gap Is No More
...In the past his only option would have been a full set of dentures...

The Many Advantages of Dental Implants
...This will not only provide a sturdy anchor for a natural-looking crown, but will provide stability for bridgework or dentures...

Implant-Based Removable Dentures a Good Choice for Patients with Extensive Bone Loss
...The main difference, though, is that unlike traditional dentures which rest for support on the gum ridges, an overdenture is supported by strategically placed implants that the denture fits over and connects to — hence the name “overdenture...

Implant-Supported Dentures Could Help You Avoid Bone Loss
...Dentures, prosthetic (false) teeth set in gum-colored acrylic plastic bases, can effectively restore function and appearance...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...This not only provides a solid anchorage for the prosthetic, but it also prevents bone loss at the site of the missing tooth — which is something neither bridgework nor dentures can do...

4 Areas We May Check During Your Older Loved One's Regular Dental Visit
...Dentures...

A Partial Denture Can Restore a Smile Marred by a Few Missing Teeth
Dentures in one form or another have been around for centuries...

RPDs Offer Another Tooth Replacement Option for those on a Tight Budget
... If you would like more information on removable partial dentures or other restoration options, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A Bird's-Eye View of Tooth Replacement
... Dentures...

Avoid These 4 Health Problems with One Simple Denture Practice
Dentures can be an effective and affordable solution for people who've lost all their teeth...

An Affordable RPD Could be the Answer to Your Missing Teeth Problems
... There's another viable option, though, that might fit your budget — removable partial dentures (RPDs)...

Teenagers with Missing Teeth Usually Need a Temporary Restoration
...While “dentures” and “teens” don’t seem to go together, an RPD in fact can effectively restore a teen’s lost dental function and appearance...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Sometimes, it's because we don't have the manual dexterity to handle the floss, or because braces or partial dentures get in the way; or, perhaps we just never got in the habit...

Removable Dentures
...Fortunately, there's a reliable and time-tested method for treating this condition: full or partial dentures...

Tooth Wear
...Some dental appliances such as partial dentures or retainers that are frequently taken in and out of the mouth can also abrade teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Foreign objects in the mouth that rub against the gums, like poorly fitting removable dentures, tongue bolts, or even fingernails, can also contribute to gum recession...

Sinus Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Aging & Dental Health
...Poor-fitting dentures can make the problem worse, as can the presence of certain diseases (such as diabetes or cancer)...

Bad Breath
...Other places where bacteria and food particles can be trapped are between the teeth, beneath the gums, and in oral appliances or dentures...

Missing Teeth
... Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Dental Implants FAQs
... At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework...

Fixed Dentures
If you have lost an entire arch of teeth (top and/or bottom), or are soon to have your remaining teeth removed because they are too unhealthy to save, you may be able to replace them with fixed dentures supported by dental implants...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... Other Options for Tooth Replacement Other than dental implants, your tooth-replacement options include fixed bridgework that incorporates or uses the adjacent teeth, and removable dentures...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Implant teeth allow you to eat, speak and smile with complete confidence because they will never slip or shift like removable dentures often do...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
...   Support Removable Dentures — Implants can even make removable dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear...

Oral Surgery
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...

Technology
...Read Article Dental Implants – Your Best Option For Replacing Teeth Dental implants have many advantages over older methods of tooth replacement like bridges and dentures — from the way they function and feel to the way they look and last...