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Teeth Shifted After Braces

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Invisalign | 0 comments

Teeth Shifted After Braces

teeth shifted after braces

Vicky had braces in high school, but as an adult, she noticed her teeth had shifted back and her overbite reappeared. She started to doubt her ability to present to clients. She says Invisalign treatment has taken that worry away and given her confidence back, as a professional and as a mom.

Vicky’s story may be similar to yours. If you had traditional metal braces when you were a teen and now your teeth have shifted again, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth. Invisalign treatment is a great solution. The clear aligners allow you to continue life as usual while your teeth are placed correctly. It’s fast and effective! With treatment up to 2x faster, you’ll be smiling in no time! Straighter teeth and a happier you are well on their way.

Wondering if Invisalign is right for you? Call Mira Vista Smiles now 817-361-1999.

Don’t Live Without Teeth

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

Don’t Live Without Teeth

do not live without teeth

The All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. If your teeth need to be pulled or you no longer want to live without teeth, the All-on-4® treatment concept might be the right solution for you.

With only four dental implants, the All-on-4® treatment concept can restore a complete jaw of missing teeth.

This technique offers you several advantages:

Shorter treatment time, lower costs

The low number of implants needed for the All-on-4® treatment concept considerably reduces treatment time and often makes this solution more cost-effective than comparable treatment alternatives.

A very elaborate way of placing implants at the back of the mouth also makes it a treatment option for patients whose jaw bone is severely reduced after years without teeth.

Fixed teeth from day one

Depending on your individual dental situation, your dentist can connect your implants to a temporary bridge on the day of surgery. This means you can leave the dental office with a full set of teeth and return to leading a normal life. After a certain healing time, your dentist will exchange your temporary bridge with the final bridge created by a dental laboratory.

Call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth Nobel Biocare dentist to find out if the All-on-4® treatment concept is the right solution for you.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

Why Choose Dental Implants?

why choose dental implants

Dental implants are widely considered to be the most successful method of tooth replacement used today. Why choose dental implants? Dental implants give a number of benefits to patients and Dr. Phillips is a huge advocate of implants. Here are a few reasons –

Dental Implants Give You A Natural Smile

A dental implant looks and feels just like your natural tooth. The color, shape and contour of the new tooth can be made to match. The result is a natural smile, that can bring back your confidence and quality of life. With your new teeth sparkling on the outside, you will soon feel a smile coming back on the inside.

Dental Implants Allow You To Eat and Speak Normally

Did you have to give up on some of your favorite dishes since you lost your teeth? Dental implants restore the full function of your natural teeth. No matter how chewy, hard, crunchy or sticky the food, dental implants can put it back on your menu. Enjoy your favorite meals again thanks to dental implants

Do you feel self-conscious when talking to your colleagues and friends, because missing teeth or dentures make it more difficult to speak clearly? Dental implants can bring back your clear speech for the next business presentation or long chats with your friends.

Dental Implants Allow Neighboring Teeth To Stay Intact

Other restoration methods often require neighboring teeth to be ground down to anchor the restoration in your mouth. Dental implants do not harm neighboring teeth.

Dental Implants Are A Stable and Comfortable Fit

Since dental implants are fixed to your jaw bone, they are usually more stable, more comfortable and long-lasting than other restorations. On top of that, dental implants are made of biocompatible materials, which means that your body tolerates them.

Dental Implants Are A Long-lasting Solution

Dental implants are very durable. With proper care and good oral hygiene, implants will last for many years or even a lifetime. Decades of research have gone into their functionality and stability, since the first patient received modern dental implants in 1965.

Dental Implants Are Cost-effective

Implant treatment can be considered a long-term investment into your health and your well-being. Dental implants are an investment into your LIFE. Compared to other restorations, costs can seem higher at first glance. However, higher maintenance costs, the potential increase in lost jaw bone, and, ultimately, the loss of even more teeth can make other restorations more expensive in the long run.

If you have any questions about dental implants and how they can restore your mouth, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth today!

Signs You Need New Dentures

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

Signs You Need New Dentures

signs you need new dentures

Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth recommends that you see your dentist every 6 months for follow-up visits after you’ve received dentures. That will allow your dentist to check your mouth for sore spots and make adjustments so you continue to be comfortable with your new smile. When is it time to get new dentures? Normally, dentures will last somewhere between five and 10 years. Here are some telltale signs you likely need new dentures. Answer the following questions yes or no:

    Am I having difficulty chewing food?
    Do I have difficulty speaking?
    Am I always biting the side of my mouth or cheek?
    Have my mouth and/or gums become red or inflamed?
    Am I experiencing continued discomfort wearing my dentures?
    Are my dentures cracked or chipped?
    Are my dentures over five years old?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to make an appointment to visit your dentist.  However, it is important to visit with your dentist regularly to check the fit and function of your dentures.

Call Brit Phillips DDS today if you have any questions about your dentures 817-361-1999.

Cleaning Your Dentures

Posted by on May 15, 2018 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

Cleaning Your Dentures

cleaning your dentures

Clean dentures keep the tissues in your mouth healthy and free from unfavorable changes. Your dentures have been fabricated using high quality materials and it is extremely important that you provide them proper care to get the best service from them.

Caring for your dentures on a daily basis can heighten your sense of well-being and complement your appearance. Using a “soft denture brush” and warm water is the most effective and safe method to clean your dentures. If done on a daily basis, this alone will probably keep your dentures clean and free from damage. If there are persistent accumulations and/or stains that are difficult to remove, overnight immersion using a commercial “denture cleanser” is recommended.

Brit Phillips DDS recommends these routine denture cleansing steps:

1. Rinse the denture and your mouth without the denture with water after every meal.

2. Clean the denture daily using a “soft denture brush” and warm water. The use of non-abrasive denture cream is suggested. Regular tooth pastes are not recommended because they may abrade and contribute to the loss of luster of the denture teeth and base.

3. Carefully brush the interdental spaces and the inner surfaces of the denture which come in contact with the mucous membrane, for about two minutes. In addition, clean the tongue and palate with a soft brush.

4. After brushing thoroughly, rinse the denture under running water.

5. Unless your dental professional has instructed you to do otherwise, you should not wear your denture overnight. This enables the tissue supporting the denture to recover.

6. You should keep your denture in water when you are not wearing it. Complete dentures may be immersed in a commercial denture cleaning solution.

7. Rinse the denture under running water before wearing it.

To prevent your dentures from becoming damaged, Dr. Phillips recommends that you observe the following points:

• Simply immersing your denture in a cleaning solution is inadequate for removing the micro-organisms that live in plaque. You must brush your denture every day.

• Do not immerse your denture in pure alcohol (or a solvent) or clean it with substances of this kind.

• Do not use detergents or dishwashing agents.

• Never clean your denture with hot or boiling water.

• If you notice stubborn signs of plaque on your denture (eg dental calculus), ask your dental practitioner to clean the denture professionally. Scraping instruments will damage the denture.

Your denture has been specially fabricated for your mouth. Your denture will retain its shape, while your mouth will undergo certain changes. As a result, you should have the fit of your denture checked every 6 months. If you encounter discomfort, do not try to resolve the problem yourself, as you may damage your dentures as well as harm your teeth and gums. The use of adhesives makes the dentures difficult to clean. If adhesives are used on a regular basis, they may even cause damage. Use adhesives only according to the directions of your dental professional for a fixed period of time.

Call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth for any questions you may have related to your dentures.

Best Dentures

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

Best Dentures
best dentures

Looking for the best dentures? Brit Philips DDS Fort Worth offers the Ivoclar Vivadent dentures, the most life-like available denture made.

Best Dentures – The Ivoclar Vivadent Removable System

Not all dentures are created equally. Dentures made using Ivoclar Vivadent teeth and materials are the most life-like available and are crafted using the most advanced material to ensure an enhanced appearance, better fit, and dependable wear for years to come.

Dr. Phillips believes the best dentures are made using Ivoclar Vivadent teeth and materials. With the Ivoclar Vivadent denture system, you have a true-to-nature smile based on your unique facial characteristics and personality. The final result is not just a denture, but a smile that fits YOU perfectly.

You may wonder why some dentures actually look like real teeth and others look like an obvious denture. This has to do with three main factors:

  1. The shapes of the teeth
  2. The colors and surface texture of the teeth
  3. The placement of the teeth

Ivoclar Vivadent denture teeth are designed to look like your natural teeth with gender specific tooth shapes and colors that complement the age and personality of the patient.

Whether you currently wear dentures or are in need of dentures, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth to learn more about the Ivoclar Vivadent system and the best dentures for YOU.

Implant Dentures Fort Worth

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Dental Implants, Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

Implant Dentures Fort Worth

Implant Dentures Fort WorthAre you ready to get dental implants?

Brit Phillips DDS in Fort Worth proudly stays at the forefront of restorative dentistry. Dr. Brit Phillips is one of the few dentists in Fort Worth trained in NobelBiocare.

When it comes to securing a full set of dentures to dental implants, commonly called overdentures, we give patients the most proven options available. Our office offers a better and more preferred implant-supported attachment system that uses dental implants and a patented pivoting technology. Locator overdentures address the demand for a less invasive and more predictable technique for anchoring dentures. In addition, they ultimately provide better patient satisfaction.

Denture stabilization offers profound advantages for patients with a full arch of missing teeth. Compared to traditional dentures, the ability to stabilize dentures with dental implants allows patients to be fully confident in their smile and often enjoy a better quality of life as well. Denture stabilization involves titanium implants that serve as the roots of your teeth. The implant has an abutment on top that attaches or “snaps into” a full denture. The dentures will gently rest on your gums, but be anchored enough to withstand natural dental function. Using this retention system, patients can avoid denture slipping, frequent denture adjustments and gum irritations.

Want to stabilize your existing dentures? Ready to learn more about dental implant options? Contact Brit Phillips DDS today at 817-361-1999. We look forward to helping you regain the confident smile you deserve.

Implant Dentistry Ft Worth

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

While we want to preserve natural teeth whenever possible, Brit Phillips DDS also specializes in dental implants for our patients that have lost some or most teeth in their smiles. Dental implants are the premium option in restorative dentistry, offering a more natural and functional tooth replacement alternative to dentures or dental bridges.

Dental implants are as close to natural teeth as possible. They are designed to mimic your natural tooth structure. The titanium post that is surgically placed into the jaw serves as a new “root” for your tooth. This post adheres to the bone, becoming a permanent part of your jaw. Once the surgical site has healed and the post is secure, we build a new tooth that is attached to the post. A beautiful dental crown that matches your smile creates the body of the tooth, replicating the tooth that you lost.

Dental implants function and look like natural teeth. They can last for decades and may be used for single tooth replacements or full mouth reconstructions with dentures or dental bridges. Our patients love the permanency that implants offer and do not need to worry about slipping dentures or removing their “teeth” for cleaning.

This is a great video illustration of how the Nobel Biocare Implants work as posted by Greggory J. Di Lauri DDS in New Jersey.

If you are missing one or more teeth, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth about how implants can return the functionality to your teeth and smile!

Best Dentures

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Dentures Fort Worth | 0 comments

The Ivoclar Vivadent Removable System

Not all dentures are created equally. Dentures made using Ivoclar Vivadent teeth and materials are the most life-like available and are crafted using the most advanced material to ensure an enhanced appearance, better fit, and dependable wear for years to come.

Natural-Looking Teeth
You may wonder why some dentures look like real, vital teeth, while others have the obvious appearance of false teeth. Ivoclar Vivadent denture teeth are designed to look life-like and complement the features and personality of each individual patient. The variety of available tooth shapes and colors are also gender specific to enhance their natural-looking appearance.

Better-Fitting Denture
It’s not just the artistry of the denture teeth that make a better denture, but also the science behind the pink or gum tissue portion of the denture called the denture base. With conventional processed dentures the acrylic denture bases shrinks, leading them to warp and ultimately cause sore spots and a loose fitting denture that leaves you feeling insecure when doing everyday things like smiling or eating. IvoBase processed dentures are made using state-of-the-art materials and processing techniques, so they fit properly and are strong and durable for worry-free wear.

Stain and Odor Resistant
No need to feel embarrassed. Not only does the IvoBase® Injector create a denture with a precision fit, more comfort, and better function, but the dense bubble free acrylic denture base resists staining, plaque formation, and embarrassing odors for years after you receive them.

Whether you need a full or partial, you can have more than a denture, you can have a smile. For a smile so natural no one will know it’s a denture, so comfortable even you will forget.

Ask Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth about Ivoclar Vivadent Removable dentures so you can wear your new smile with confidence!

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Veneers | 0 comments

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

veneers fort worthDue to their versatility, porcelain veneers have become one of the most popular options for our patients. They offer a simple way to correct a wide range of issues. Veneers can be completed in just a few short office visits.

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of porcelain that can accentuate the natural beauty of your smile. If you are in need of minor alterations to the size, shape, or color of a tooth, there is a good reason to consider what’s possible with porcelain veneers.

Veneers enhance your smile as a whole. Veneers achieve such a close resemblance to natural enamel that differentiating between the two is almost impossible. An important difference between porcelain and enamel is that porcelain will not stain like your natural teeth will.

Veneers provide the necessary coverage to achieve your desired aesthetic with only minimal alteration to natural structure.

Veneers can brighten even the most severely discolored teeth.

Thin sheets of porcelain can disguise small gaps, overlaps, minor twists, and other flaws quickly and comfortably.

If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, contact Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth.

All-on-4® Implant Treatment

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

All-on-4® Implant Treatment

All-on-4-Implant-TreatmentThe All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. If you are unhappy with your dentures or no longer want to live without teeth, it might be the right solution for you.

With only four dental implants, the All-on-4® treatment concept can restore a complete jaw of missing teeth.

This technique offers you several advantages:

Shorter treatment time, lower costs

The low number of implants needed for the All-on-4® treatment concept considerably reduces treatment time and often makes this solution more cost-effective than comparable treatment alternatives.

A very elaborate way of placing implants at the back of the mouth also makes it a treatment option for patients whose jaw bone is severely reduced after years without teeth.

Fixed teeth from day one

Depending on your individual dental situation, your dentist can connect your implants to a temporary bridge on the day of surgery. This means you can leave the dental office with a full set of teeth and return to leading a normal life. After a certain healing time, your dentist will exchange your temporary bridge with the final bridge created by a dental laboratory.

Call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth to find out, if the All-on-4® treatment concept is the right solution for you.

How Can A Dental Implant Help You

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Dental Implants | 0 comments

How Can A Dental Implant Help You

how can a dental implant help you

How a dental implant solution can help you

Diagnosis and treatment planning is easy
Dr. Phillips will first examine your dental situation carefully to decide if you meet prerequisites for dental implant treatment. It is essential that your gums and jaw bone are free from inflammation. If necessary, these conditions are treated prior to surgery.

During diagnosis, Brit Phillips DDS also evaluates what type of jaw bone you have and how much of it is left. After years of living with missing teeth, your jaw bone can sometimes be severely reduced. In this case, Dr. Phillips will discuss alternative procedures with you to make dental implant treatment possible.

Dr. Phillips may opt to use digital tools to plan your treatment by generating an exact 3D image of your mouth. This will help the dental team immensely during surgery, because it helps them find the best angle and depth for your implant.

Placing dental implants
Implant placement usually is an outpatient procedure. Depending on the individual situation in your mouth, implants are placed in a one or multiple-step procedure.

Final restoration
After surgery, Dr. Phillips usually places a temporary restoration while the implant integrates with the jaw bone. The integration of implant and bone is called osseointegration (from Greek osteon, bone). Depending on your individual situation, it can take from a few weeks to a few months. In the meantime, Dr. Phillips will work with a dental laboratory to design and manufacture your final restoration.

Brit Phillips DDS uses Nobel Biocare implants. These dental implants are designed to maximize the opportunity for immediate function. This means, Dr. Phillips will often be able to place a temporary restoration already on the day of surgery, you can leave with a provisional set of fixed teeth and reduce the number of visits back to the dental office.

A number of conditions have to be fulfilled here. Call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth at 817-361-1999 to learn more about how implants could help you.

Hey Parents Invisalign Is Affordable

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Invisalign | 0 comments

Hey Parents Invisalign Is Affordable

invisalign is affordable

Invisalign is affordable – more affordable than you may think.

Invisalign is affordable for parents! The cost of Invisalign clear aligners is similar to braces. Plus, if you have orthodontic insurance, it may cover up to $3,500 of the treatment costs. Let’s take a look at the advantage of Invisalign over metal braces.

No Brackets. No Wires.
Invisalign is made For teens. Your teen is unique and their treatment should be too. That’s why Invisalign® clear aligners use the most advanced technology to uniquely design a treatment around your teen to reveal their best smile. Your teen is two times more likely to have higher self-esteem throughout treatment when compared to braces, giving them a better overall experience.

Proven effective in shaping teen smiles.
In the hands of an experienced doctor, Invisalign clear aligners can be used to treat simple to complex teeth straightening cases for kids and teens.

Transform their smile up to 50% faster.
Proprietary innovations, such as SmartTrackTM material, provide more predictable movements while making shorter treatment times possible, so they can get to their best smile sooner.

Built-in assurance.
Blue compliance indicator dots help you monitor your teen’s progress throughout treatment, ensuring they get their greatest smile.

Compare different teen treatment options and discover why Invisalign clear aligners offer a better experience.

Schedule an appointment today to talk with Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth about Invisalign treatment for your teen.

Teeth Shift As You Age

Posted by on Dec 22, 2017 in Denture Facial Rejuvenation | 0 comments

Teeth Shift As You Age

teeth shift as you age

Fact is that all teeth shift as you age. You can’t prevent shifting teeth unless you’re willing to wear a retainer or a mouth guard every night for the rest of your life.

Regardless of the cause of shifting teeth, whether it’s continual sleeping on one side which can push teeth out of alignment; dental decay which eats away at enamel and affects how the teeth fit together; or filling a cavity that requires the bite to be reworked, our teeth shift over time. The end result is spaces, gaps, crookedness and misalignment. The good news is that all of these issues can be fixed.

As we age, the area between the teeth starts to wear away and the enamel thins. Because the lower teeth are inherently thinner, they wear out the fastest. The more wear and tear on the lower teeth, the less able they are to withstand the force of the top teeth when biting down which causes teeth to shift.

If you are experiencing a shifting in your teeth or bite, call Brit Phillips DDS Fort Worth for a consultation today at 817-361-1999.

Things to Do in Fort Worth Texas

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is a lot of tourist attractions and things to do in Fort Worth, Texas to make a memorable trip and get to know the city at the same time. The variety of things to do starts with great shopping and museums that all large cities have to offer.

One of the most popular features in Fort Worth is the extensive network of bike trails and pedestrian walking and running trails. The network stretches for miles in and around the city and even into many of the neighboring towns. The folks that run the city government demonstrated that they are committed to making the city more than a place to just drive a car when they developed these paths, and residents are hopeful that the system will be extended even further in the coming years.

You can spend a fun day learning all about downtown Fort Worth by taking a sculpture tour. There are over 30 different and unique sculptures in downtown Fort Worth that are available to the public to see. It would be quite a walk, but you can see all of them in one day, and you’ll learn quite a bit about where Dallas has been, where it is now and where it’s going.

Best Things to Do in Fort Worth, Texas

Golf
Golf is extremely popular in the Fort Worth city. There are dozens of championship caliber courses in Dallas, including one course that annually holds a PGA event. If you’re looking for a good tee time or just a place to hit some golf balls, you won’t have to go far in this city.

Sixth Floor Museum & JFK Memorial
Of all the tourist attractions sites in Fort Worth, this is the most popular. The museum commemorates the life of President John F. Kennedy. It is located on the sixth floor of what used to be the Texas School Book Depository.

Frontiers of Flight Museum
This is a unique site that will render fun for the entire family. There are various special displays, artifacts, and exhibits of different specifications. This includes planes of all shapes, functions and technological levels, as well as spacecraft vehicles.

Shopping at the Galleria
Many of the most prominent stars in the country take frequent trips to the Galleria, which houses some great shops and stores. Whether you are looking for new fashion clothing or gadget, or just want to hang out and wait for your chance to see a possibly famous passerby, the Galleria is among the fun things to do in Dallas during an afternoon.

The New Cowboys Stadium
The new Dallas Cowboys stadium is a monument to everything that is sports and specifically football in Texas. That means that grandeur is the word of the day, and the billion dollar stadium will make quite a site. Take a trip and a quick tour around the facility, or if possible check out a game or another event.

Sculpture Center and Art
This site has various sculptures and is one of the top tourist attractions in Fort Worth, Texas. Besides, there is a wide variety of other public art exhibits throughout downtown Fort Worth. Just walking around you are bound to find something interesting, such as Fountain Place, with hundreds of fantastic fountains.

The Stockyards
If you ever pretended you were in the Wild West as a child, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District is the place for you. Here, you can revisit those childhood fantasies while riding on a mechanical bull or dress the part with authentic cowboy gear. Along with the food and drink, there is a rodeo as a recurring event as well as live concerts that come and go. It is a beautiful place to spend time with the family or go out at night with your friends.

Chowing Down Texan Style
Speaking of food, Texas is known for its delicious barbecue. Railhead Smokehouse Bar-B-Q and La Familia are great places to visit because not only are you served with delicious and inexpensive barbecue, their super friendly and accommodating services have come to embody the state’s warm hospitality.

It is clear that there are all kinds of things to do at the tourist attractions in Fort Worth, Texas. Whether you are going on a family trip, need to kill some time on a business trip or are just trying to get away for a few days, you can take advantage of any or all of these things to help round out your schedule.

Directions From Wedgwood TX to the Dental Offices of Brit Phillips DDS

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wedgwood is a neighborhood in Fort Worth, Texas, located on the southwest part of the city. It is bounded by Granbury Rd on the northwest, Altamesa Blvd on the south, McCart Ave & Westcreek Dr on the east, and Interstate 20 on the north

For a qualified dentist in your area contact Brit Phillips, DDS

Directions from Burleson TX to Dental Office of Brit Phillips DDS

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Burleson is a city in Johnson and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a suburb of Fort Worth

For a qualified and certified local dentist contact Brit Phillips, DDS.

Directions From Arlington TX to Dental Practice of Brit Phillips DDS

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Arlington is a city in Texas, west of Dallas. It’s home to the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), whose campus has a modern planetarium. In River Legacy Parks, trails cut through hardwood forest rich in wildlife. The park also has the River Legacy Living Science Center, with aquariums, terrariums and interactive exhibits.

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Directions from Weatherford TX to Dental Clinic of Brit Phillips DDS

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Weatherford is a city in and the seat of Parker County, Texas, United States. The 2010 United States Census stated the population as being 25,250
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