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History of Porcelain Veneers

Even the most diligent dental patient can be displeased with certain elements of his or her smile. If cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, you could benefit from porcelain veneers at our Corpus Christi, TX practice. Unlike other dental treatments with a long history, such as dentures or bridges, [...]
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Maintaining Your Smile after Invisalign Treatment

When it comes to straightening the teeth, Invisalign® is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional metal braces. Many of our Corpus Christi, TX patients have enjoyed the benefits of this innovative orthodontic solution. But what happens after treatment is complete? Here, Drs. Charles A. Robertson and N. Perry Orchard offer tips for maintaining [...]
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Porcelain Veneers for Misshaped Teeth

A tooth that is too small or misshapen can detract from the overall beauty of your smile and put you at risk for oral health problems. If you wish to address the shape of a tooth, porcelain veneers might be the right treatment for you. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over [...]
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Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment for Gingivitis

Gum disease begins with gingivitis. If this condition is not addressed in a timely manner, it can progress and damage your oral health, leading to infection, mobility, and even tooth loss. At our Corpus Christi, TX practice, Drs. Robertson and Orchard offer periodontal treatment to reduce infection and prevent complications. Here, we discuss the first [...]
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What to Expect of Your Invisalign® Treatment Timeline

Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that aligns the teeth with a series of virtually invisible plastic dental trays. These aligners allow you to discreetly straighten your teeth without the conspicuous wires and brackets common to traditional orthodontics. Understandably, many prospective Invisalign patients wonder how long the treatment will take and what exactly is involved. Dr. [...]
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Overbite vs. Overjet

There are many factors that contribute to a beautiful smile, but most people would agree that straight, well-aligned teeth are one of the most important. Indeed, most patients with alignment issues feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. The good news is that most malocclusion problems, including an overbite and overjet, can be treated. [...]
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Full Mouth Reconstruction Recovery: Healing After Major Dental Work

For major dental health problems, the best option is typically a full mouth reconstruction. Our Corpus Christi, TX restorative dentistry practice traitors that procedures to the patient to restore missing teeth, fix tooth fractures, improve periodontal health, and address major structural problems with the mouth. As you might imagine, the healing process for a full [...]
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Signs Your Dentures Need to Be Replaced

Most people try to avoid tooth loss at all costs because they know that it drastically affects the way the smile looks and functions. Unfortunately, tooth loss is a pretty common oral health problem, and it is especially prevalent among older patients. Rather than living with the consequences of tooth loss, we can rebuild the [...]
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Root Canal Therapy vs. Tooth Extraction – Get the Facts

You are sitting in the dental chair with a toothache. To alleviate your pain, you need root canal therapy; if the tooth has been severely infected, your tooth must be extracted. In this blog post, Dr. Charles A. Robertson and Dr. N. Perry Orchard discuss root canal therapy vs. tooth extraction for our Corpus Christi, TX patients. Why Not Extract? [...]
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Dental Bonding for Chipped Teeth: Fixing a Fractured Tooth

There are plenty of ways to treat chipped teeth. Dental bonding is one of the least invasive methods. Dental bonding is a process in which a dentist paints a tooth-colored dental resin directly onto the surface of the tooth. In the process, the chip or cracked portion of the tooth is masked. This leave the [...]
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Gapped Tooth Treatment

David Letterman, Madonna, and Michael Strahan all have one thing in common: a diastema – or a gapped smile. These individuals have decided to keep their unique look as a trademark of sorts. However, some people are not as thrilled with the spaces between their own teeth. Spaces commonly appear between the two front teeth, [...]
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The Effects of Snoring

If you have ever shared a bed or room with someone who snores, you know how hard it can make getting a good night's sleep. But what if you are the one snoring? You may be surprised to learn that snoring can make it difficult for you to get restful sleep, too, and may even [...]
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