Monday, December 23, 2013

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is one option, which can repair a cracked or damaged tooth. Crowns can be used when a filling alone will not correct the problem. A crown will look just like your own teeth and also restore function.
Cadena Dentistry is happy to offer our patients a variety of dental care including crowns. The process of getting a crown starts by repairing the damaged tooth, which involves removing decay. The tooth is then prepared and shaped in order for the crown to fit. An impression is taken and sent to a laboratory for the crown to be made. While you wait for your permanent crown, you will be fitted for a temporary crown.
Dental crowns are usually made of materials including porcelain and ceramic. The color is matched to your other teeth. A crown is usually indistinguishable from your other teeth in appearance. It also functions the same as your natural teeth. Crowns are durable and made to last. With proper care, a crown can last for 15 years or more.
At Cadena Dentistry, we offer a variety of dental services including cosmetic, preventative and restorative services. Our staff strives to provide you with the best possible dental care in a comfortable environment.
For more information on crowns or any of our other services, please call our office at (830) 775-3322.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


If you have missing teeth, you know how it can interfere with your speech and chewing. Having missing teeth can also cause the structure of your face to change. In addition to physical issues caused by missing teeth, it can lead to decreased self-esteem or self-consciousness.
At Cadena Dentistry, we offer solutions for replacing missing teeth including dentures. Conventional dentures involve having the teeth extracted and giving the gums time to heal. After healing takes place, dentures are placed.
In addition to conventional dentures, we also offer immediate dentures. This option involves placing the dentures immediately after the teeth are extracted. One benefit of immediate dentures is you don’t have to wait for your dentures to be placed. The dentists at Cadena Dentistry will evaluate your situation and determine if immediate dentures are right for you. If you still have some remaining teeth, which don’t need to be extracted, partial dentures may also be a good option.
Dentures may take a little time to get used to. In most cases, dentures are a comfortable option for replacing missing teeth. It’s also important patients take proper care of their dentures. Maintaining good oral hygiene is still essential if you have dentures.
Our dentists and staff at Cadena Dentistry are experienced in various areas of dentistry including cosmetic, preventative and restorative services. For more information on dentures or any of our services, please call Cadena Dentistry at (830) 775-3322.

Friday, December 13, 2013


We understand no one enjoys having a tooth extracted, but sometimes it is the best treatment option to correct a dental problem. For example, wisdom teeth often lead to problems, such as overcrowding or impaction.
Our dentists at Cadena Dentistry have a great deal of experience at performing extractions. In some cases, wisdom teeth don’t fit in the mouth as they should. This causes overcrowding, which can lead to misalignments. Prior to having orthodontic work done, the wisdom teeth may need to be extracted.
In addition to overcrowding, wisdom teeth may become impacted, which can also lead to dental problems. As the tooth is trying to break through the gum tissue, it may not be able to fully emerge. This can cause pain and problems cleaning around the tooth, which can lead to an infection.
If you do need an extraction, our dentists will educate you on the process and explain your options. Some people choose to go under general anesthesia, which means they are asleep for the procedure. Using only local anesthesia is also an option.
After the extraction, our staff and dentists will ensure you understand your post-operative instructions in order to reduce the chances of complications and promote healing. It’s natural to have questions if you are having a tooth extracted. We would be happy to walk you through the process and make it as easy as possible.
For more information on extractions or any of our services, please call Cadena Dentistry at (830) 775-3322.