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6700 Alma Rd STE 400
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Your Guide to an Affordable Dentist in Austin

Are you hunting for that ideal blend of affordability and quality in dental care in Austin? Let's admit, sometimes it feels like searching for a needle in a haystack. But worry not. This guide is designed to pave your path to the perfect smile without pinching your pocket. Sit tight, and let's embark on this toothsome journey to find the best affordable dentist in Austin.

Know What You Need: Understanding Dental Services

Embarking on your dental journey begins with a simple question: what do you seek for your smile? Perhaps it’s the assurance of regular check-ups to keep cavities at bay, or maybe you're daydreaming of a more dazzling smile through some cosmetic touch-ups. 

Whatever your needs, it's vital to be clear about them. By identifying your dental desires and concerns upfront, you can be more targeted in your search, ensuring you find an affordable dentist in Austin who resonates with your specific requirements. 

Think of it as tailor-fitting your dental experience. It’s not about being lost amidst a plethora of services but about finding the ones that harmonize with your dental tune. Remember, it's your smile, your rules.

Building Trust: Initial Consultations

Picture this: You're about to bungee jump off a cliff. Would you take the leap if you didn’t trust the equipment or the instructor? Similarly, in the world of dentistry, trust is the safety harness. 

Your first consultation is akin to that safety check before the jump. It's where you get to meet your potential dental partner and discuss your fears, aspirations, past dental traumas, or just about anything that's on your mind. 

Initial consultations aren’t mere formalities; they're the stepping stones to a lasting relationship with your dentist. It's about feeling confident in the chair, knowing you're in capable hands. So, go ahead, ask those questions, express your concerns, and gauge if this dentist and you vibe well. Because, like any good relationship, it’s all about connection.

The Power of Referrals: Ask Friends and Family

Ever tried a restaurant solely because your friend couldn't stop raving about their mouthwatering pasta? Or perhaps you watched a movie after a colleague mentioned it was a tear-jerker. That’s the power of personal recommendations. It’s an age-old, trusted method that has found its way into our dental decisions too. 

Your friends and family, those who’ve been there and done that in Austin’s dental scene, can be treasure troves of firsthand experiences. Whether it's praising a particularly gentle hygienist or sharing tales of the ultra-cool waiting room with the latest magazines, their stories can offer invaluable insights. 

So, before diving into the digital world of reviews, take a moment to chat with someone close. Who knows? The perfect affordable dentist in Austin might just be a coffee conversation away.

Testimonials and Reviews: Real Stories from Real People

The digital age has brought the world to our fingertips. But with so much information swirling around, it's essential to hone in on what matters most: real experiences. Testimonials and online reviews are like the modern-day word of mouth. They offer you a sneak peek into the experiences of people just like you. 

But, it's not just about scanning for five-star ratings. Dive deep. Read about the patient who overcame their dental anxiety thanks to a compassionate dentist. Or the individual who finally found relief from a persistent toothache. These stories, rich in detail and emotion, can guide you to the affordable dentist in Austin you've been searching for. 

Just a heads-up, though: while reviews are invaluable, always mix them with your judgment and other research methods. After all, everyone's dental journey is unique.

Location and Convenience: Making Your Dental Visits Effortless

Let’s face it; life can get pretty hectic. Between work deadlines, family commitments, and trying to squeeze in some me-time, adding frequent dental visits might feel like a stretch. But what if your dentist's office was just around the corner? Or perhaps, conveniently located near your workplace or child's school? Suddenly, those regular check-ups sound more manageable.

Choosing a centrally located dentist can drastically reduce travel time, ensuring that even in the busiest of weeks, your dental health doesn't take a backseat. So, while you're searching for an affordable dentist in Austin, give a thought to convenience. It’s not just about saving pennies, but also precious time.

Enamel Dentistry: The Perfect Blend of Quality and Affordability

Alright, let's talk about a hidden gem in the Austin dental scene: Enamel Dentistry. Stepping into our office feels less like a clinical visit and more like a relaxed hangout. Imagine this: a laid-back ambiance, a fun-loving team greeting you, and the luxury to choose a refreshment or binge-watch your favorite Netflix series. Doesn't sound like your typical dental visit, right?

But don't let the cool vibes fool you. At Enamel Dentistry, we're passionate about giving you top-notch dental care. We blend the best of both worlds: state-of-the-art technology and a homely touch. Whether you're seeking general and cosmetic dentistry or thinking about dental implants, we make every procedure seem less daunting and, dare we say, fun!

And guess what? Behind that relaxed demeanor lies a commitment to excellence. Being an independently owned establishment, we're redefining dental care standards in Austin. Our emphasis on education ensures you're not just treated but also informed. We believe in empowering our patients and making them active participants in their dental journey.

If you're on the hunt for an affordable dentist in Austin, why not give us a shot? After all, where else would you find a dental experience sprinkled with Netflix, refreshments, and top-tier expertise?

Conclusion: Smiles All Around

There you have it, a comprehensive guide to finding the right affordable dentist in Austin for quality care. Remember, it’s all about understanding your needs, checking reputations, valuing convenience, demanding pricing transparency, seeking comfort, and giving Enamel Dentistry a try.

We’re here to make sure that every Austinite has access to quality dental care without the hefty price tag. So, don’t settle for less. Choose an affordable dentist in Austin who truly cares about your smile. Choose Enamel Dentistry. 

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Post - OP Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

February 20, 2024

Post – Op Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges usually take 2-3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment, the tooth/teeth are prepared, scans are taken, and a temporary crown/bridge is placed on the tooth/teeth. A custom fit temporary restoration will be fabricated to protect your teeth and gum tissue while your permanent crown or bridge is being created at the dental laboratory. The temporary prevents the tooth from shifting or moving, so it is essential that it stay in place for the duration of the time in between appointments.

A temporary, however, is not as durable as a permanent restoration, nor is it sealed completely, so it is important to be very careful chewing on that side, as well as keeping the area clean. Having sensitivity on the tooth/teeth while the temporary is in place is normal and will subside when the permanent restoration is placed, however, If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks after the permanent restoration is placed, please contact our office.

Home Care

While your temporary is in place it is important to keep your gum tissue as clean and healthy as possible. You may need to alter your oral hygiene habits in the interim as temporary restorations are cemented with a special cement that is designed to come off easily. Continue to thoroughly brush and floss every day.

However, when flossing, take special care to pull the floss out from the side rather than out from the top. Pulling out from the top can cause the temporary to come loose. If your temporary does come off, call us immediately so we can arrange to cement it back into place.

Do not attempt to “glue” the temporary crown back in yourself or “go without it” as the teeth may become sensitive or shift slightly, preventing placement of the permanent crown. You can use a denture adhesive like Fixodent or toothpaste to hold the crown or bridge temporarily until you can get to our office.

Once your permanent crown or bridge is cemented, it is important to remember that these ceramic or zirconia restorations do not decay, but the teeth underneath them do. The most susceptible area for decay is at, or below, the area where the tooth and restoration meet. If this area is not routinely cleaned bacterial plaque will form around the restoration, which oftentimes lead to decay. This is the most common reason for needing to replace permanent crowns and/or bridges. Therefore, it is important that you maintain a diligent daily home care program to clean your teeth and gums.

Fixed dental bridges require additional cleaning under the pontic (missing tooth). Since this “false tooth” is connected to the adjacent teeth a bridge threader is used to thread floss under it to remove plaque. These are available at most pharmacies.

Chewing

Although your temporary restoration should be very comfortable, you will need to alter your chewing habits to ensure the temporary stays in place in the interim in between appointments. 

Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods on the temporary crown such as gum, caramels, taffy, or hard candy. Also, if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. If your bite feels uneven or your teeth do not come together as they did before, please contact us immediately.

After the permanent restoration is placed it is normal to feel slight pressure and sensitivity to hot or cold for a few days up to a few weeks. If, however, after 2-3 days your bite still feels uneven, contact our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently. If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks, please contact your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post – Operative Instructions: Fillings

Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off.

Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on the inside of their cheeks, lips and tongue which can cause serious damage.

Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure following the placement of fillings. This is completely normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure sensitivity will cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In very few instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better (not getting worse), everything is fine, and there is no need for concern. However if you have any concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to your local dentist.

Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though any of the teeth we have worked on are hitting first when you bite down, please give our office a call immediately. This imbalance with your bite may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

The gum tissue can sometimes be irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days. The anesthetic injection site may also feel sore or bruised. If your gums are tender, rinse with warm salt water, dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. An analgesic such as Tylenol or Advil will help to decrease discomfort.

Composite (tooth colored) fillings set up right away and can be chewed on as soon as the anesthetic wears off.

Home Care

Although the treatment that was performed is quite durable, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and filling. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. Daily home care and regulating your intake of sugar-containing foods will increase the longevity of your new restoration. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post – Operative Instructions: Deep Cleaning

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. The purpose of the treatment is to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from around teeth and under the gum line and smooth out rough target areas thereby eliminating the inflammation and infection that is the causative factor in gum disease. The progression of gum disease can be halted by removing inflammation and disrupting bacterial bio-film development with regular maintenance visits and meticulous home care.

After treatment you can expect to notice less redness, less bleeding, and less swelling of your gum tissues. Your teeth may feel smoother, and your mouth will taste and feel better. The following tips will make you more comfortable, help to prevent any possible compilations and ensure the success of the procedure.

Discomfort

You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever for any tenderness or discomfort. Take ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) unless you have medical conditions or allergies.

It is not unusual for the teeth to be more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, and/or sweets. This is normal. This occurs as the gum tissue heals and shrinks in size and should gradually resolve in a few weeks with proper home care. Consistently brushing two to three times daily with sensitivity toothpaste or using fluoride rinses may alleviate this over time. Avoid toothpastes with “whitening” or baking soda, as this will contribute to the problem. If sensitivity continues or is severe, professional application of a desensitizing agent may be required.

Home Care

To help soothe the area, rinse your mouth 2-3 times a day with warm salt water rinses. If CloSYS is prescribed, use as directed.

Resume your home care regimen of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing immediately, but be gentle with the area recently treated. Your gum health must be maintained with proper home care, as instructed, and regular dental visits. You may use a WaterPik if recommended as well.

Refrain from smoking for 24 to 48 hours after scaling and root planing as tobacco will delay healing of the tissues. Smoking cessation is highly recommended.

Diet

After scaling and root planing, avoid chewing in the area until the anesthetic has worn off completely. It is easy to bite or burn your cheek, tongue or lip while numb.

For several days following treatment, a soft diet is recommended. Avoid any hard foods such as tortilla chips, potato chips, popcorn, or seeds.

Bleeding

Minor bleeding that results in a pinkish tinge to your saliva is normal and may occur during the first 48 hours following treatment. You may rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If excessive bleeding should occur, apply light pressure to the area with a moistened gauze or moistened tea bag and call the office immediately for more assistance.

Follow – Up Care

We ask patients to return in 3-4 months following scaling and root planing for an additional periodontal evaluation. At this appointment the healing response of your periodontal tissues will be evaluated as well as the effectiveness of your oral self-care in order to determine if further periodontal treatments are necessary as well as the frequency of your recall interval. This appointment will include re-probing the periodontal tissues as well as a maintenance cleaning.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns