When you choose to place your dental care in the hands of caring and
understanding dentists like Dr. Paul Linnemann, you'll be treated as a
real person with real concerns that may have prevented you from
considering aesthetic or restorative dentistry thus far.
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If you have missing, damaged, stained or broken teeth, we have lots
of experience with affordable, high-quality tooth whitening, Luminescence like materials for veneers, tooth-colored composite
fillings, Implants, natural-looking porcelain crowns and bridges and
You want an experienced, professional San Antonio cosmetic dentist, and that's what we're here to provide. Call us at 210-614-8838, or use the easy form on our website. We'll schedule an exam and show you how cosmetic dentistry can change your life for the better!
Composite fillings are primarily a resin which has been “filled” with
other inorganic materials. This compound makes a composite filling more
resistant to wear, color adjustable, and easier to polish. The
advantages of choosing a composite filling include a more natural
appearance, frequently a strengthening of the filled tooth, and a
bonding of the filling to the tooth creating a better seal. This bonding
also means that the filling can often be made smaller than a comparable
silver filling since silver requires certain size criteria be met to
resist breaking or falling out.
Whether you’ve been
considering a set of partial dentures or prefer a lasting solution like
permanent dentures, we are happy to help you. You can rely on our
friendly, helpful staff to answer all your questions and educate you to
make a decision that for your future.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to
hold a replacement crown, bridge or denture in place. Since implants do
not rely on neighboring teeth for support, implant dentistry is the best
way to replace a missing tooth. Implants can also be used to anchor a
bridge or dentures when multiple teeth are missing. Since dental
implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they can prevent the
bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies traditional
bridgework and dentures.
What is Endodontics?
An endodontic treatment saves a severely injured, cracked, or decayed
tooth when its pulp (the soft inner tissue inside a tooth’s root canal)
becomes inflamed or infected. If it is not treated promptly, pain or a
tooth abscess results. Endodontic treatment is also known as a “root
Root canal treatment is completed in one or two office visits,
depending on the presence of infection and the required treatment plan.
After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
With good oral hygiene, the restored tooth has the potential to last a
Porcelain Veneers are custom-designed shells made out of a tooth-like
porcelain material, and placed over the surface of your tooth. The
Veneer covers the worn surface beneath it. Because our dental veneers,
also known as porcelain veneers, are made of actual porcelain, they
provide a natural luminescence and appearance, while keeping the
function of your existing teeth.
Typically dental veneers or porcelain veneers are used to correct
cosmetic problems with your teeth, such as chips, cracks, and
discoloration or staining. Dental veneers have increasingly been used to
correct abnormal spacing, uneven teeth, and worn enamel. In some cases
porcelain veneers have been used as an alternative to having your teeth
Porcelain crowns replace the
exterior portion of a tooth to re-establish its original function and to
create a natural appearance. Crowns are the treatment of choice in
situations where tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth,
when a traumatic event has caused damage, or in cases of severe enamel
erosion. They are also an option for people who grind and clench their
teeth so much that the original structure of their teeth has been
compromised. One of the great benefits of a porcelain crown is they can
not only replicate the original tooth in function, but can be designed
to look like the original–or even better.
When your teeth don't fit
together properly and/or the two small joints in front of your ears are
TMJ joints and don't function smoothly, pain and pressure results. You
may experience migraine headaches or unexplained facial, neck,
shoulder, or jaw pain. Tooth wear, teeth grinding, tingling extremities,
and chronic earaches are also on the long list of common problems
caused my TMJ disorder.
Improper bite alignment and temporol mandibular joint (TMJ) problems
can cause pain as well as deterioration of teeth and supporting
structures. Dentists who have trained at Dawson Academy evaluate smiles
for these problems as part of comprehensive treatment planning. They
have knowledge of bite problems and TMJ-related issues and can provide
contemporary therapies to alleviate discomfort and restore optimal
Until recently, many symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness,
earaches, conductive hearing loss, sinus problems, face, head, eye, ear,
neck, shoulder, and back pain have sometimes been misdiagnosed. It is
now known that (TMJ) disorder accounts for a large number of these
previously uncured and painful ailments. These types of pain are in
fact symptoms of the syndrome, and correcting the problem rather than
the symptoms is at the heart of the TMJ treatment.
The Zoom!© In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth
whitening dentistry procedure, it’s safe, effective and fast, very fast.
In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter.
Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The
convenience of Zoom!© in comparison to days of wearing trays and
gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The Zoom!© light-activated gel was developed after years of
research by Discus Dental, the leaders in professional take-home tooth
whitening dentistry. The gel is a scientifically formulated, pH balanced
Hydrogen Peroxide that, when activated by the Zoom!© light, gently
penetrates the teeth to remove deep stains and discoloration. With
proper care and an occasional touch-up at home, your whiter smile will
sparkle for years.
The Zoom!© whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins
with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom!©
clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel which is
activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least
six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five minute fluoride
treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed with the results. In
most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the
Ask your dental professional how the Zoom!© In-Office Whitening
System will work for you. Take your first step to feeling good, looking
great and making a memorable impression every time you smile. You owe it